Mike Keiser's journey from recycled greeting cards to Golf Resorts is well documented.
In my opinion 'Bandon Dunes Resort is the best golf resort in the world'
In recent years the Keiser family has added to their golfing portfolio with a new development at Sand Valley in Wisconsin
In undulating sandy terrain perfect for golf Sand Valley Resort is treading a similar path to Bandon Dunes.
At Bandon the first course was designed by David Maclay Kidd, the second by Tom Doak, the third by Coore & Crenshaw, who also added a par 3 course
At Sand Valley the first course was by Coore & Crenshaw, who also added a par 3 course, and David Maclay Kidd and Tom Doak added Mammoth Dunes and Sedge Valley respoectively
So the Keisers are sticking to a winning fomula!
And why wouldn't you?
The Sandbox is a 17 hole par 3 course designed by Coore & Crenshaw
The course opened for play in 2018
The holes range from 40 to 140 yards and feature some unique green complexes.
The Sandbox is very probably the best of it's kind anywhere in the world.
In a perfect sand based environment Coore & Crenshaw have designed seventeen championship standard greens and holes that range from a dink with a wedge or bump'n'run with a short iron through to a solid short iron.
The greens have quite a selection of pin positions and lots of movement throughout- so the golfer can play completely different shots on each play.
We played as a twosome and even though we were taking pics and video as we went we played inside an hour.
It is the perfect way to complete your day at Sand Valley after playing one of the championship courses.
Perhaps it could be the perfect way to finish every day there?
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