Last fall, I had an opportunity to play Tullymore Golf Course in Western Michigan, a track which was rated by Golf Digest as the #14 course in the country. It’s an amazing layout, and I wrote an appreciation / review for GolfBlogger. (You can read the Tullymore review here).
Tullymore’s architect, Jim Engh, has won Golf Digest’s Best New Course Award four times, and was that magazine’s Architect of the Year in 2003. So I was quite honored recently to receive a personal note from Engh about my Tullymore review. In part, the note read:
Dear Golf Blogger,
I just saw your blog for the first time. It seems that you have an appreciation and feel for the “art of golf”. It is very rewarding when someone “gets” what I am doing. Trust me, the “old guard” is doing a great job of “guarding the old”. Mind set that is.
That’s high praise, as far as I’m concerned.
Most of Jim Engh’s courses are in the west—and particularly in Colorado. But we in Michigan are blessed to have two of his designs available. In addition to Tullymore, there’s also True North in Northern Michigan. I plan to visit that one this upcoming summer—expectations are high.
You can see Engh’s courses, and watch a nicely done video at his website, http://www.Enghgolf.com