STANWOOD — Golf course architect James Engh is stopping in to play the Tullymore Classic at Tullymore Golf Resort on the Fourth of July weekend, but not because he wants to see professionals take on the classic golf course he designed.
“I’m thinking about the people outside the ropes, visiting the resort, walking around, watching and having a good time,” says James Engh, the award-winning Colorado-based architect who designed Tullymore for its 2002 opening. “I want them to see all the things that go with great golf – challenge, skill and the beauty of the course.”
Engh says tournament experts can make almost any golf course as easy or as hard as they choose. He just hopes they take advantage of the flexibility, versatility and variety of the course design.
Engh says fans who attend the Tullymore Classic should enjoy the course as much as watching the players. When Engh first came to the property he was captivated.
The 54-hole stroke play championship will tee off on July 3, and conclude on July 5. The top 144 up-and-coming professionals in women’s golf will compete for a purse of $100,000.