Award Winning Courses

Jeffrey D. Brauer strives to provide every client design excellence, and their golfers a pleasant golf experience.  However, it is rewarding personally to be recognized by various golf publications.  It is rewarding for the owner as well, in both satisfaction of a job well done and on the bottom line.  Award winning courses provide credible publicity money cannot buy.  And, that draws golfers. 

With three best new winners, including the rare back to back wins in the “Best New Upscale Public” award from Golf Digest, and ten overall placements on Best New lists, our work gathers publicity for owners at nearly the rate of the highest paid signature architects. 

Beyond opening, our courses have staying power, and we have designed the top 3 ranked public courses in both Kansas and Minnesota, by Golf Digest, with Wilderness at Fortune Bay being named the Top Public Course in America by the Golf News Network, ten years after its opening. 

When you retain Jeffrey D. Brauer, expect some press! 

QUARRY AT GIANTS RIDGE

Golf Digest Best New Resort Course 2004

WILDERNESS AT FORTUNE BAY

Golf Digest Best New Resort Course 2005

FIREKEEPER MAYETTA KS

Top Rated Public Course in Kansas

COWBOYS GOLF CLUB

Zagat Best New Course of 2001
GolfScapes Award Winning Courses
Golf Digest
Best New Upscale Public

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay

Tower, Minnesota

Upscale Public Winner 2005

Best in State List

16th in Top 100 Public Courses

The Quarry at Giants Ridge

Biwabik, Minnesota

Upscale Public Winner 2004

Best in State List

1998 (8th Place)

The Legend at Giants Ridge

Biwabik, Minnesota

88th – Top 100 Public Courses

Best in State List

10th Place 1994

Wild Wing Plantation

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Best New Affordable Public
The Legacy

Norwalk, IA

10th Place 2003

Canterberry Golf Club

Parker, CO

10th Place 1997

Indian Creek (Creeks)

Carrollton, TX

7th Place – 2004

Crittenden Inc.
The Quarry at Giants Ridge

Biwabik, Minnesota

Upscale Public Winner 2004 Best New

(Over $5Million)

The Wilderness

Lake Jackson, TX

2nd Place 2005 (Under $5Million)

Sand Creek Station

Newton, KS

2nd Place 2005 (Under $5Million)

Golf Magazine
Sand Creek Station

Newton, KS

Top Ten New You Can Play 2006

Zagat’s
Cowboys Golf Club

Best New 2001

Avid Golfer
Cowboys Golf Club

Best Public Facility – Ten Time Winner 2002-2012

Indian Creek (Creeks)

Best Renovation – 2007

Golf Week
The Wilderness at Fortune Bay

Tower, Minnesota

Best New of 2004-2005

No. 1 Public Course in MN

24th Best New Course 2004-6

No. 7 Casino Course

Firekeeper

Mayetta, KS

NO. 1 Public Course in Kansas

No. 20 Casino Course

Upscale Public Winner 2004

Colbert Hills

Manhattan, KS

No. 2 Public Course in Kansas

No. 20 College Course in US

88th – Top 100 Public Courses

Sand Creek Station

Newton, KS

No. 3 Public Course in Kansas

No. 47 Municipal Course in US

Golf News Network
The Wilderness at Fortune Bay

Tower, Minnesota

Best Public Golf Course in US 2016

The Quarry at Giants Ridge

Biwabik, Minnesota

No. 67 Best US Public Course