Brauer’s first round of golf was at the famed Medinah Country Club, but he was soon relegated to public courses, and he noticed the stark differences, and quickly realized public courses were representative of “Golf in America.”
He spent high school and college focusing on courses and summer jobs to prepare him for a career in golf course architecture. He apprenticed seven years with a well known firm until opening his own firm in Texas in 1984.
He is devoted mostly to designing public courses that rival private clubs in quality, and are economically and environmentally sustainable, regardless of price level. He welcomes projects large and small, knowing that even small improvements on “typical” courses do so much to make golf better, especially in places where they couldn’t believe it could happen.