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 had 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. Maybe in the mold of a County Louth or Caste Rock. Certainly the larger hills/dunes on the land will provide drama and excitement, but 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. Basically, the quirks in the land, that are impossible to create, will be preserved.”
For those looking for an Irish influenced experience in the heartland of America they will not be disappointed. Jim likes to create a course that will challenge and delight Members so that they enjoy each round and will continue to talk about that experience in the 19th hole and look forward to their next round.
Firm and fast conditioning coupled with the natural dunes and greens that are molded into the topography will provide a unique and unforgettable experience for the fortunate few that have the opportunity to experience Awarii Dunes Golf Club. For those that are lucky enough to call Awarii Dunes not only their course but their home, well they are truly fortunate!