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Tips for A Great Course Design

Tips for A Great Course DesignLocation is KeyThink about the most memorable courses you have ever played golf at. What sticks out the most about these places? Maybe it’s a peak with an excellent view, or a coastline that fills the air with the sound of crashing waves, or a swampy course with dangling moss and huge trees. Whichever course stands out as the most ...
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How 3D Renderings Work

How 3D Renderings Work

How 3D Renderings WorkWhen presenting our design proposals for your golf course, we can offer you more than just blueprints and verbal ideas to represent our design. We can now present our plans for your new course in a 3D rendering! We do this by using a combination of programs to fit your unique needs, offering 3D renderings of standout holes or other impressive features ...
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Development Steps

Golf Course Development StepsConsultationBefore any thought is put into the specific details of a golf course, a location to build the course must first be selected. Everyone has different preferences and ideas about their dream locations but some things are universal when it comes to selecting a space for a golf course. One, most important you are going to need a lot of space. The ...
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Professional Course Layouts

Professional Course LayoutsSite Analysis/Needs Assessment/General ConsultingWe start each project with a review of the site you have chosen for the course. We determine a list of needs the space has in order to be transformed into the golf course of your dreams. We conduct business and preliminary concept studies, in order to provide you with a comprehensive look of future plans. We will do planning ...
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What Factors Go Into A Golf Course Design

What Factors Go Into A Golf Course DesignFinding The Perfect SpotLocation, location, location! This expression holds all of the intended weight and relevancy, when contemplating a new design for a golf course. Sure, you might have a name picked out, an ambience in mind, or know certain elements you wish to incorporate into the design of the new golf course you want to build. However, ...
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Best Pregame Warmups

Best Pregame Warmups No matter what sport or physically demanding activity you may be about to engage in, a proper warm-up is imperative to achieving your highest level of performance. When you go to a professional sporting event, you will always see the athletes going through a pre-game warm-up designed to get their bodies loose and ready to play at their best. Golf is the ...
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Health Tips, While Playing Golf

Health Tips, While Playing Golf (staying cool, being prepared) Golf is a wonderful sport that brings out every type of person, representing all ages and walks of life. While it is not as physically demanding as other sports are, it is still important to make sure you are physically prepared before hitting the golf course. Here are some tips to ensure you have a safe ...
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What To Expect From Tempest Golf Club in 2018

What to expect from Tempest Golf Club in 2018Tempest Golf Club Gladewater, Texas Anticipation rises as Tempest Golf Club in Gladewater, Texas is approaching its grand opening. Many are curious as to what to expect from tempest golf club. The newly renovated 18-hole course is slated to open this spring with a host of new and exciting renovations aboard. Architect Jeffery Brauer was chosen to ...
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Are Public Golf Courses Free

Are Public Golf Courses Free Most public golf courses are open to the general public. They are usually owned by a cities or counties in their respective states. These courses are considered on public land because the general public pays taxes to support its function. The courses are also called municipal courses. In order to make the course self-sustaining, some cities or counties charge fees ...
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Golf Is For Everyone

Golf Is For Everyone

Golf Is For Everyone Golf is truly an amazing sport but we don't have to tell you that! If you have made your way to this website, the chances are you already know, golf is THE best. There are countless reasons and examples of how and why golf is the best sport around. I bet you have already thought up five and you are right, ...
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Golfweek’s Best: Casino Courses 2017

Golfweek's Best: Casino Courses 2017Jeffrey D. Brauer takes a unique, hands-on approach when developing and designing golf courses. This has made him an established figure in the golf industry as a skillful craftsman who is dedicated to quality, not quantity. Jeffrey D. Brauer was a working architect on two of the top 15 courses ranked on Golfweek's Best Casino Courses of 2017. 6th place: The ...
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Golf Is Good For Your Health

Golf Is Good For Your Health Golf is one of the most frequently played sports all over the world. Luckily, while it may feel like a leisurely time of relaxation, it also comes with its own set of health benefits. Here is a list of just a handful of the ways golf can benefit your health: Walking: The average golf course is 150 acres! Even ...
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A new year’s resolution – Golf Should Be Fun, Dammit!

A new year’s resolution - Golf Should Be Fun, Dammit!It’s a phrase my Dad used after hitting four balls in a pond. And, I remembered it again while playing golf with my son and grandson. It’s true, we rush to the course, we worry about score, we hate bad shots, but is there any greater joy than hitting that all too rare perfect golf shot ...
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Golf Prep Checklist

Golf Prep ChecklistMore goes into preparing for a game of golf than just throwing on your favorite polo and grabbing your clubs. Getting all the way to the course just to realize you left essential equipment behind can be very frustrating and expensive. Here is a list of the items you need and the things you should be prepared for before golfing!-Golf Clubs: You are ...
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Jeffrey Brauer: Golf Course Architect

Jeffrey Brauer: Golf Course Architect What Is A Golf Course Architect?A Golf Architect is someone with a background in landscape architecture who is deeply knowledgeable when it comes to the game of golf and chooses to design golf courses. This is a position that not only requires the insight of someone who understands the needs of golfers and golf course owners, but also, someone that ...
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10 More Reasons to Renovate

10 More Reasons to Renovate Soon11. Looking Back Restorations are (or were) the rage. Should the History Channel have a “golf architecture” show? With most Golden Age courses now preserved, focus will shift to preserving Dick Wilson and Robert Trent Jones courses, then to…..dare I say it…... Jeffrey D. Brauer Courses?12. Looking Forward Preserving heritage is fine, to a point. However, one thing is certain ...
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10 Reasons to Renovate Soon

10 Reasons to Renovate SoonTypically, realtors implore you to “Buy Now!” Their reasons are many, and many apply to the question of when to renovate your golf course:1. It will never be cheaper In the last year, construction prices have jumped 15-20%, after years of stagnation. Prices will continue rising sharply for a while, so sooner surely beats later.2. You Know You Want To Change ...
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