Jim Engh’s pure passion for golf design and commitment to working on each routing, from hand-drawing the holes to overseeing the construction, made him a natural choice for Awarii Dunes. He has this to say about the course:
“The rolling character of the land reminds me in many ways of some of the softer Irish links courses; it is the gentle and quirky rolls and falls of the native landforms that most inspire me with this project. Very little, if any, excavation will occur over the entire project. In fact, there will be no disturbance to the existing grasses and vegetation.”
Those looking for an Irish experience in the heartland of America will not be disappointed. Jim’s goal is to create a course that will challenge and delight Members so they enjoy each round and will continue talking about their experience in the 19th hole as they look forward to their next round. Firm and fast conditioning coupled with the natural dunes and greens that are present in the topography will provide a unique and unforgettable experience for the fortunate few that have the opportunity to experience Awarii Dunes Golf Club.
Engh Golf Accolades:
Jim Engh is one of only 4 active Architects to have 3 or more courses on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses”.
Best New Private Course 1997
Best New Public Affordable 2001
Best New Public Upscale 2002
Best New Private 2003
Here’s what folks have to say about Jim Engh:
“The game’s hottest golf architect.”
“He is one of the key architects in the new millennium.”
“Jim completes a three year Hat Trick of Best