Sand Valley Golf Resort is a continuation of founder Mike Keiser’s mission to bring “Golf As It Was Meant To Be” to the United States. Situated on over 1,700 acres of tumbling sand dunes, Sand Valley brings the drama and playing style of a seaside links to the heartland of America. True to its name, Sand Valley is a place where massive, exposed sand dunes tower above you and where players walk on firm fescue fairways. With its first course by Coore & Crenshaw opening May, 2017 and the second course by David McLay Kidd already under construction, Sand Valley is a golf destination worth visiting.
RESORT INFORMATION: 41 rooms and growing: 24 two-queen lodge rooms; 1 four-bedroom suite; 1 one-bedroom suite (all with golf course views). 3 four-bedroom cottages with common rooms, fire pits, and lake views. Dining: Clubhouse bar and restaurant, and Craig’s Porch open air dining.
GOLF FACILITIES: Sand Valley, par 72, 7156 yards, Architect: Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Course 2 (preview play in 2017), par 72, 7,100 yards. Architect: David McLay Kidd. Practice facility.
RATES AND BOOKING INFORMATION: can be found at www.sandvalleygolfresort.com or at 888-651-5539.
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QUOTABLE: “Remote and stunning sand- based land, thoughtful minimalist architects, all surrounded by a small but receptive community” – Matt Ginella, Golf Channel.
AREA ATTRACTIONS: 4 local lakes with fishing and watersports; ATV trails; weekly water ski shows in summer; local live music; hiking and birdwatching; Roche-A-Cri State Park; Wisconsin Dells.
GETTING THERE: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (228 miles, 3.5 hours); Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport (174 miles, 2.5 hours); Madison Dane County Regional Airport (97 miles, 1.5 hours); Wisconsin Rapids Alexander Field (private, 16 miles, 30 minutes). For information about group and individual airport transportation services, call 888-651-5539 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.