Pinehurst Resort No.2

Pinehurst, North Carolina

Sand Valley (Nekoosa, WI)

Sand Valley logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Coore and Crenshaw designed a course with exceptional variety and several birdie opportunities. The fairways and greens are slightly smaller and the course is a bit easier to walk than neighboring Mammoth Dunes, but both courses play like interior links similar to Streamsong. With just one water hazard on the property, you will rarely lose a ball and you are sure to have a ton of fun.  Grade A

Quick Facts

Designer:  Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw in 2017

Cost:  $105.00 - $225.00 (caddies available for $50 - 90 depending on experience level) Click for current rates

Phone Number:  (888) 651-5539

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Sand Valley's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 1697 Leopold Way, Nekoosa, WI  54457

Photos:  See additional photos of Sand Valley

Accolades:  Ranked 4th in Wisconsin on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.

What to Expect:  The third installment of Mike Keiser resorts after Bandon Dunes and Cabot Links, Sand Valley opened with a Coore and Crenshaw design that debuted in 2017 on a sandy site in rural Wisconsin. It is an interior links design with a similar look and feel to what you find at Streamsong in Florida. There aren’t many opportunities to lose a ball with just one water feature on the property located well right of the 9th hole. The course offers an olive branch start with a short par four where an early birdie is certainly possible, especially if you have the length to drive the green. The routing goes on an uninhibited routing that allows for great variety in hole directions, shapes, and lengths. The terrain features beautiful movement in it which allows for fun and memorable features with uphill and downhill designs for every type of par. The lack of constraints in terms of acreage or routing is what has allowed Keiser properties to do so well in the golf world; the designs are all about the golf and nothing else. In comparison to Mammoth Dunes, Sand Valley has smaller fairways to hit and requires more precision with approach shots but is certainly considered generous in terms of fairway width and green sizes. When it is time for a snack, Sand Valley has some of the most affordable options in the business with tacos you don’t want to pass on.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 6938 73.2 134
Orange 72 6535 71.4 130
Orange/Sand 72 6331 70.6 129
Sand 72 6050 69.6 127
Sand/Green 72 5764 68.1 119
Green 72 5598 67.3 116
Silver (Women) 72 4757 67.8 121
Royal Blue (Women) 72 3883 62.5 106

Individual Hole Analysis

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