The original Sand Valley Course is my favorite at this world-class Wisconsin golf resort that in just 5 short years has made a significant impact on golf in the state of Wisconsin. And this is just the beginning.
David McLay Kidd has designed some of the most vast, fun-filled golf courses of the 21st Century. Beginning with the break-through of all break-throughs, Bandon Dunes in 1999, Kidd has led developments at Nanea Golf Club in Hawaii (2003), the Castle Course at St Andrews (2008), Tetherow in his now home town of Bend, Oregon (2008), Gamble Sands in Washington (2014), and a dozen or so others. His philosophy on golf course design sits in perfect harmony with Keiser’s on resorts; David McLay Kidd was destined to play a part in Sand Valley.
The perfect complement to the championship golf experience at Sand Valley Golf Resort in Rome, Wisconsin, the Sandbox is a beautiful 17-hole par 3 course designed by golf design legends Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. I briefly discuss the Sandbox here, documenting and photographing it during its opening day on May 1, 2018.
A sneak peak of 6 holes of David McLay Kidd's Mammoth Dunes design at Sand Valley Golf Resort in Rome, WI
A full 18-hole review of the brand new Sand Valley Golf Resort in Rome, Wisconsin - site of the 2016 Illinois vs. Wisconsin Writer's Cup and set to open in Spring, 2017 to coincide with the US Open at Erin Hills
Following a tour of the front nine at last year's Sand Valley media day, a reference to the Wisconsin vs. Illinois Writers Cup was made to which Mike Keiser, Jr. immediately replied: "Can we host next year's event here!?" The Writers Cup alternates between Wisconsin and Illinois courses each year, with last year's event played at … Continue reading 2016 Wisconsin vs. Illinois Writers Cup at Sand Valley Golf Resort