Tullymore Golf Club
|Silver M: 76.4/150||550||481||317||207||234||378||223||594||368||3352||458||385||257||615||465||178||608||397||535||3898||7250|
|Black M: 72.9/146||535||405||313||205||182||337||186||539||337||3039||414||364||183||553||404||164||560||375||491||3508||6547|
|Blue M: 71.2/141 W: 78.0/150||495||397||284||160||174||331||148||530||312||2831||404||360||157||544||399||140||553||344||478||3379||6210|
|Blue/White M: 69.6/136 W: 75.6/146||442||356||284||160||174||331||148||490||312||2697||366||360||157||492||369||140||501||337||478||3200||5897|
|White M: 67.9/127 W: 73.2/143||442||356||241||149||133||286||125||490||292||2514||366||311||137||492||369||115||501||337||408||3036||5550|
|White/Gold M: 66.6/120 W: 71.0/133||400||328||241||85||133||286||125||451||292||2341||309||311||137||462||292||115||456||337||408||2827||5168|
|Gold M: 64.1/113 W: 68.2/120||400||328||206||85||106||241||104||451||190||2111||309||265||120||462||292||90||456||217||346||2557||4668|
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Target golf but fair
Played in October, the greens were punched but still rolled well. It's a very pretty course with great mounding and tree lined holes. Lots of forced carries off the tee and fairways usually slanted towards the hazards. Quite of few blind shots as well. Fun to play but definitely not a minimalist sort of course and probably not worth the standard rate.
Second most difficult course I played this season but I’m glad I played it. Kind of a strange layout with an extra par 3 and par 5. The front nine has three par-3’s in four holes. My advice is to really prioritize the approach shots and strive for advantageous angles into the green. Greens were very deep and undulating and I’m guessing they were rolling quicker than an 11.5 Greens didn’t hold approach shots well which got annoying. Bunkers didn’t have as much sand as most courses do.
My only complaint is the staff was cold towards us. We were told 4 times by different employees to keep pace of play because they were so busy. On hole 15 we were advised we were 4 minutes behind. 4 minutes behind is not a big deal in my book.
Much tougher than St. Ives
Tullymore has eluded me the past few years even though I played the sister course - St. Ives - twice. I can say that Tullymore is considerably more difficult. The course is very tricked up, with lots of difficult carries, undulating fairways and greens, and an assortment of difficult pin placements. The course was in great shape and I consider it one of the more difficult and yet beautiful courses I have played in Michigan. I highly recommend it.
For a course that bills itself as a premier destination golf location the conditions were rough. Greens were marked up pretty bad and the fairway were rough in spots. This probably was due to the late season but for the price it disappoints. The design gets boring after a while too...all but a few holes had forced carry off the tees. People were very friendly and helpful. Would hesitate to recommend this course as a jewel.
Play 36 and make it a day
We played 36 holes starting off at sister course St. Ives and finishing the round at Tullymore Golf. Simply put - outstanding golf course. Well maintained. You set the level of challenge depending on the tees you select. A hybrid of blue and white was perfect for our foursome. Beverage cart was well-stocked and kept us properly hydrated the entire round. Water views on the back-9 were stunning. Great layout - a true gem.
Course was in great condition. The clubhouse has a upscale country club feel. Staff was friendly
Tullymore Won't Disappoint
An interesting and beautiful layout demands thoughtful shotmaking. Manicured bentgrass fairways and smooth greens make this course a delight. Golf cars have latest technology to help with this.
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Fun golf course with 5 par 5’s and 5 par 3’s. It is very playable and with 5 sets of tees, it can challenge ANY PLAYER! It was quite wet the day I played it, so the greens were a bit slow for my liking, but they were VERY SMOOTH. I was unaware that this was part of a resort until I arrived here. The driving range is small, the putting green is a bit small, and there is not much of a chipping area to speak of. The layout is a Jim Engh design, and I generally don’t care for his work, but this course was an exception. Although, this course has some of his common design elements (wayward shots are funneled toward the target green or fairway) it’s not too prominent. You will have the opportunity to use every club in the bag, and the carts have GPS. If you are on your way traveling from central MI to northern MI, give this course a try, I think you will really enjoy it.
Never thought I would leave with a new course in my TOP 3 in Michigan VERY IMPRESSED!
I was blown away from start to finish, and what I mean by start is even the initial phone call I was treated with such kindness and respect! Without making this long and drawn out Tullymore knocks it out of the park. The best way I could describe it would be if "Pilgrim''s Run somehow got even nicer in every area and moved to Traverse City and that is how you feel as you play Tullymore, IT WAS GOOSEBUMPY! Enjoy and hit em straight because if you get sloppy it can be a long day but if you stay disciplined you can light it up a bit. Only complaint is the greens were basically unplayable because they aerated them and they were just caked in sand so putting was impossible. Would have been nice to know that however we were never told but I also am guessing why it was such a great deal! It didn't take away from my appreciation of this beauty, instead all it did was make me want to come back even faster to see how much better this place could potentially be! ENJOY!
Coach O (Grand Rapids Mi)
Great condition and course, friendly staff. Pace of play was great. Got 18 hole in under 4 hours.
Nice course played from the whites im a higher handicap and never played this course before. Studio i found the layout nice And challenging for my skill level. Course was in decent condition grass was a little burnt but due to the courses not allowed to be staffed over the past few months im sure the course condition will improve overall id love to play again. And the clubhouse is awesome great merchandise as well
Great Guys Weekend Course
First time playing the course and we were not disappointed. Great course and conditions were excellent. Fun and challenging, would definitely go back.
Worth the Drive - Great Course
While moderately challenging to hit fairways most holes have a small preferred landing area that if you miss you may be blocked from the green. The real challenge is the approaches into greens. Most greens are narrow and well guarded by narrow and very deep bunkers. Tullymore is routed through wetland and woods. Tall reeds grow in the wetlands and make the course play more challenging by obstructing views and disturbing depth perception. Tullymore is located in Stanwood, MI and was halfway between Detriot and Traverse City. The course was in immaculate condition and played relatively firm and fast which is surprising for a course with wetlands.
Tullymore Golf Course - 16 buddies trip
The Courses- the courses at Tullymore (Tullymore and St Ives) were absolutely awesome! The course at Tullymore is very challenging, yet fair. The greens and fairways were in excellent condition, and lets be honest folks that's all that really matters. The course at Stives is more rolling hills and tree lined and that course was fun to play and prob 3 or 4 strokes easier than Tullymore. But overall both courses were in good shape.
With 16 guys we elected to reserve to cottages side by side to sleep the 16, and boy was that a perfect setup. Post round you can sit around drink, play cards, walk outside chip and putt, hit the pool or hot tub...it was just a great setup. Bathrooms were clean and functional, beds were clean, I mean as long as your not some country club snob the accommodations are more than good enough.
Tullymore Golf Resort – Stay and Play Packages That Won’t Disappoint
The Tullymore Golf Resort in Stanwood Michigan sits nestled amongst 800 acres of pristine Michigan woods, meadows and wetlands, the perfect venue for a golf resort in The Great Lakes State.
However, Tullymore is much more than just your average golf resort. For starters, it features two golf courses; the one on property is design by the highly acclaimed Jim Engh. In addition to being named Architect of the Year in 2003, Engh is one of only five living course designers who has courses listed in Golf Digest’s Top 50 Greatest Courses in America.
The Golf Resort has also received its fair share of accolades since opening in 2002, including being ranked by Golf Digest in their top 100 Greatest Public & Resort Courses in America, where it is currently ranked No. 53. It’s easy to see why golfers keep coming back to this challenging course set amid the pure, raw landscape of the Michigan wilds year after year.
The Tullymore layout is unique in that there are five par-3 holes and five par-5 holes. And with five sets of tees (six on the scorecard thanks to the Combo tees), Tullymore offers a suitable yardage for all level of players. The course plays anywhere from 4,668 - 7,250 yards, with slopes that range from 120 – 150.
In creating the golf course, it’s almost like Engh took a painting and recreated it on natural surfaces. The white sand bunkers glisten against the lush green fairways and greens and every inch of the property is meticulously maintained, from the bunkers to the water hazards. Engh has done a fantastic job positioning greens in unconventional ways, many of them angled away from the approaching fairway. What that means is smaller landing areas that require pinpoint accuracy on approach. Their subtle undulations will require good green reading skills as well.
The front nine plays to a par of 35 with one par 5 and three par 3s. The opening hole plays 495 yards from the blue tees and with a good drive down the left center of the fairway, it’s reachable in two. This dogleg right features woods and fescue grasses down the right side and more long grass on the left. There’s a large deep bunker on the front right part of the green with a large oak tree in front of it. If you’re not going for it in two, play down the left side, take the bunker out of play and make your par.
Number 3 is a short Par 4 that plays 284 yards from the Blue tees. This short hole is a great risk/reward opportunity, especially from the forward tees. However, playing it smart may yield a better score. The first order of business is to navigate the large oak trees on either side of the fairway about 200 yards out and at the same time avoid the large bunker less than 250 yards away. Do this successfully and you’ll be left with a short pitch shot into a shallow green with considerable undulation.
Number 4 (160 yards) is the first of two back-to-back par threes that couldn’t be more opposite. This hole requires a carry over water to a large green protected on the right with sand. Number 5 (174 yards) is a longer par 3 that plays slightly downhill and has a long narrow green situated between two mounds, which can help funnel the ball down to the green if you’re a little bit off. The green slopes front to back and with a back pin placement the green looks a lot steeper than it really is.
Number 8 (530 yards) is an interesting par 5. It’s a long triple dogleg that plays 530 yards from the Blue Tees and requires an accurate and controlled layup shot. The hole is best played with a drive down the left side followed by a long layup shot that makes it past the pine trees on the right. The pines are about 75 yards from the green and there’s a large marsh area that lies between the pines and the green. It’s the second toughest hole on the outward nine.
Number 9 is a short par 4 (312 yards) that requires a tee shot of at least 225 yards to make it to the dogleg and have a look at the green. For most players there is enough room to hit driver. This will leave around a 75 yard pitch shot into a green that feeds down to the left. A large beautiful and penal bunker runs up the left side about 60 yards to the green.
The back nine is considerably longer and has an extra par 5, playing to a par of 37. Number 10 (404 yards) is both beautiful and challenging. It’s a dogleg left that is best played with a fade off the tee, because of the large pond on the left. Engh has helped players out by building a run area to the green on the right side. Balls that run on to the right side of the green will feed down to the left.
As you stand on the 11th green looking back at the hole you just played, you get an appreciation for Jim Engh’s work. It’s a dogleg left par 4 that is best played with a drive towards the far bunker. The green is cut into the hillside, giving it a stadium feel. Number 12 (157 yards) is very similar to the Dell hole at Lahinch Golf Club in Ireland, only with a much larger green. The right side of the green on this par 3 is hidden by the hillside. When in doubt, hit it long!
The final three holes can make or break your round at Tullymore. Number 16 is a three-shot par 5 (544 yards) for just about everyone. The landing tee off the tee is very generous as long as you don’t push it left. A good drive will still leave a lengthy layup shot just to have something manageable into the green. To score here, you’ll need pinpoint accuracy with your approach shot, avoiding the sand and water that sits well below the green on the left. At first glance the green seems to be a horseshoe shape, however the far side is really just a landing area albeit very small. The rocks down by the sand add a nice touch.
Number 17 is a short par 4 (344 yards) that requires a tee shot of at least 210 yards to clear all of the hazards on the right side off the tee. The green sits between two long, beautiful bunkers and is deeper than it is wide. Number 18 is a strong finishing hole, especially if you’re a longball hitter. It’s all risk/reward with water down the left side; bite off as much as you can chew for a shorter approach into the green. If you’re playing Number 18 as a three-shot hole, play up the right side. Find the run up area and the green will feed your ball down to the left. Going for the green in two is going to require some shot shaping to get around the trees between you and the putting surface. The green in odd-shaped with sand guarding the left side.
Tullymore also has some impressive practice facilities, including a driving range that can accommodate 22 golfers at a time as well as separate areas for chipping and putting practice. Take advantage of this as, a good short game will go a long way to scoring well here.
Stay and Play
In addition to fantastic golf, Tullymore has some impressive accommodations that are part of their stay and play packages. Lodging options range from hotel-style rooms at the Hideaway, perfect for a couple’s getaway, to condominiums the Residence Club – 3 and 4 bedroom condos and custom cottages that can sleep up to ten people. Need something bigger? The Lodge at Tullymore has 10 bedrooms and can sleep up to 24 guests. All have high end amenities such as flat screen TVs in the living area and each bedroom as well as large outdoor patios.
All stay and play packages include a buffet breakfast in the Taproom at Tullymore. The Taproom also serves lunch and dinner and Tullymore is famous for throwing some great events that are open to the public. On our visit, they were hosting a Craft Beer Festival, with craft brew from several local – and one distant – breweries as well as a southern barbeque buffet, with pulled pork, barbequed chicken and all the fixings.
For golfers who develop an appetite while playing, there’s Tully's Halfway House, conveniently located at the turn. Grab a bite of lunch or a few snacks and your favorite beverages as you head to the back nine.
Last Word: Tullymore is truly worthy of any serious golfer’s bucket list. Conditions are spectacular, staff is friendly and knowledgeable and, if you’re part of a stay and play package, the accommodations won’t disappoint.
Tullymore is as refreshing to look at as it is fun to play. It doesn’t have the elevation changes of some Northern Michigan courses, but Tullymore will rival any course in this part of the state for aesthetic value. The white sand bunkers often lay several feet below the fairway or green complex and many of them are surrounded with grass mounds making them seem even deeper. The sand is soft and fluffy and easy to play from.
If your score doesn’t live up to your expectations, relax and look around, you can’t help but enjoy the natural beauty and serenity of this property.
A ways to go
The course/Staff are outstanding.,but in order to be a world class resort many amenities are lacking.No tees/No bag tags/
No GPS. . The after hour amenities /Staff pale in comparison to what's offered by the golf course/Satf.
Tha people greeting you were not. Friendly or very helpful and the in room facility is tired.However very clean.