Golf Course Design Services
From one day reviews to 20 year relationships, we provide what you need. Our range of services and sequential design process is as follows:
Site Analysis/Needs Assessment/General Consulting

We Provide:

Site Review/Due Diligence
Needs Assessment
Business Studies
Preliminary Concept Studies
Long Term Master Plans
Routing Plan/Land Planning
Budget Analysis and Cost Value Reviews
Construction Observation and Evaluation

We Provide:

Weekly/Bi-weekly Construction Reviews
Contract Administration
Review Change Orders/Shop Drawings/Project Record
Preliminary and Final Acceptance
Construction Plans

We Provide:

SWPPP/Erosion Control
Engineering/Environmental Plans
Green/Tee/Feature Details Plans
Construction Plans

We Provide:

Full Specifications
Detailed Bid Forms
Detailed Cost Estimates to the Owner
Post Construction

We Provide:

Agronomic and Pre-Opening Review
Assist in Publicity Efforts
Grand Opening
3D Renderings

Brauer grew up on public courses, and strives to make public courses that rival private clubs.

Because every course should be unique, Brauer avoids “trademark features”. Golf writer Bradley Klein opined that no one could guess that the two courses at Giants Ridge were designed by the same architect, which is the highest compliment possible.
Former PGA Tour Pro Jim Colbert once captured the essence of our philosophy better than I could, when he said, “Most architects give you either aesthetics or practicality, but with Jeff you get both.” Both are required for financially successful projects. Great design does both, and more, for projects of all sizes!


 He believes the essence of the game is fun, camaraderie and competition. Every golfer can enjoy his designs, and he strives to create courses that “you could enjoy every day,” always emphasizing:
– A unique “sense of place” by working with nature.
– Ambiance over extravagance.
– Interesting holes over difficult ones.
– Variety, with an almost eclectic blend of shots, strategy, and aesthetics
– Appeal to the next generation of golfers, not the last.
– Built in economic and environmental sustainability.
– Guarding the budget is as important as guarding par.

A Jeffrey D. Brauer design makes golf better for….
– All golfers, regardless of handicap,
– All courses, regardless of price points.
– All golf course owners, striving to offer value to golfers.


Brauer provides “new school” designs, but believes in the “old school” design process of careful planning prior to construction. It still saves time, money and inconvenience. “Leaving details to be worked out in the field” often means “leaving it to chance.”
Working closely with the client is a core value of our design process. When you retain Jeffrey D. Brauer to craft your course, your input is welcome, your ideas respected, and your questions answered.

Now with over 40 years of experience, Jeffrey D. Brauer/ GolfScapes, provides golf course architecture, landscape architecture and land planning for diverse clients in diverse locations across the globe. It’s likely that Brauer has already seen and solved terrain, budget, or environmental challenges like yours, and created a memorable golf experience.

And, while the challenges vary, the design process remains the same. We use a step by step process aimed at maximizing the potential of your golf course, whether new or renovated while minimizing mistakes or omissions.

Design Collaborations
Among his collaborative efforts are:
With Damian Pascuzzon/Steve Pate

La Costa Resort – Carlsbad, CA

With Larry Nelson
Springhouse Golf Club – Nashville, TN

  • The Legacy, Marietta, GA
  • Centennial Golf Club – Ackworth, GA
  • Brookstone Golf Club – Marietta, GA
  • Palm Springs Country Club – Batam, Indonesia
  • Wild Wing Plantation, Avocet Course – Myrtle Beach, SC
  • With Jim Colbert

  • Colbert Hills Golf Course at Kansas State – Manhattan, KS
  • Stallion Mountain Country Club – Las Vegas, NV
  • Links of Sierra Blanca – Ruidoso, NM
  • Desert Rose Golf Club – Las Vegas, NV
  • Las Vegas Golf Course – Las Vegas, NV (Renovation)

    With Notah Begay III

  • Firekeeper Golf Course, Prairie Band Casino – Mayetta, KS
  • War Pony – Cotton County, OK

     With Lanny Wadkins

  • Giants Ridge Golf Course, Legends Course – Biwabik, MN
  • Lake Park Golf Course – Lewisville, TX

    With Fred Couples

  • The Bridges of Preston Crossing – Gunter, TX (with Fred Couples)

    With Steve Elkington

  • Tierra Santa Golf Club – Weslaco, TX