1697 Leopold Way,
Nekoosa, Wisconsin 54457
18 holes. Heathland style. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.
The three golf courses at Sand Valley are: 18-hole SAND VALLEY course (par-72; 6913 yds from back tees; rating 73.2; Coore-Crenshaw design; 2017); 18-hole MAMMOTH DUNES course (par-73; 6988 yds; David McLay-Kidd; 2018); 17-hole THE SANDBOX course (par-51; 1652 yds; Coore-Crenshaw; 2018).
11 mi S of Nekoosa / 120 mi SW of Green Bay.
Sand Valley Golf Resort (Sand Valley course): Following on from the immense success of Bandon Dunes in Oregon, and Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs in Nova Scotia, Sand Valley is another exciting development from the Mike Keiser stable. Located on over 1,700 acres of tumbling sand dunes, Sand Valley brings the drama and playing style of British "heathland" golf to the heartland of America. The first layout here, the Sand Valley course, was crafted by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw. It now has a stablemate, the Mammoth Dunes layout, designed by David McLay-Kidd.
Sand Valley Golf Resort pays homage to the great "heathland" courses located south and west of London. Built on sandy soil with low lying heathland vegetation like scrubby oaks and pines, heather, bearberry, blueberry, kinnikinnick and more, Sand Valley's courses are intended to emulate the likes of Sunningdale, Swinley Forest, Walton Heath, Hankley Common, St. George's Hill and the "three Ws" (Woking, Worplesdon and West Hill).
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details and discounts. [Last updated: 2020].
Non-metal spike facility. The Sand Valley courses are walking-only. Caddies available. Ricksha (pull-trolleys) are available if a caddie is not used.
Mike Keiser, co-founder of greeting card giant Recycled Paper Greetings, fell in love with the links golf courses of the British Isles. He decided these coastal duneland courses, much visited by North American golfers, needed to be brought much closer to home. And so Bandon Dunes was created - an out of the way golfer's paradise, built alongside the Pacific Ocean, amongst impressive Oregon dunes.
Sand Valley continues the British-theme, but this time inspired by inland "heathland" courses. The earliest heathland courses were built amongst the sandhills of a vast open heath that lay to the west of London. The courses gave London golfers in the 1890s and early 1900s a playing experience not too dissimilar from playing seaside links golf ... all that was missing was the sea!
2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 110th best course and 18th best public course in the USA; 5th best course in Wisconsin.
1697 Leopold Way, Nekoosa, WI 54457.
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Sand Valley offers a range of 1- to 8-bedroom options in its collection of lodge rooms, cottages and suites. The various onsite dining options include Aldo's Farm & Table, the Mammoth Bar and Craig's Porch. All you need to eat, sleep and golf!
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