Sand Valley

Nekoosa, Wisconsin

Less is more fun


Picture a really nice steak. You want the meat itself to really shine, so you keep it simple when you go to prepare it. No overly distracting sauces, spice rubs, or elaborate presentation. Just season simply, briefly blast it with some heat and serve. That’s how you get the pure essence of that quality steak. The land Sand Valley is draped over has a lot in common with a great cut of meat. It doesn’t much to shine, and architects Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw — two of the smartest men in golf design — wisely know when to keep things simple. Their minimalistic design doesn’t provide the flash — the land does. And with one of the best pieces of non-seaside land in years, the result is one of the best — and most enjoyable — young golf courses in America.

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#18(Public Courses)

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What To Know

Yardage & Tees

When to Play

Sand Valley is open from mid-April through mid-October.

Temperatures should be pleasant – consistently above 50 degrees – any time the course is open. July is the hottest month, with average highs topping 80 degrees. Rainfall is pretty consistent May through September, with April and October being a tad drier.

Any time Sand Valley is open should be a good time to play.





Greens Fees


Greens Fees

January closed
February closed
March closed
April 1-18 closed
April 19-30 $110
May 1-14 $110
May 15-30 $162
May 31 $225
June $225
July $225
August $225
September 1-29 $225
September 30 $155
October 1-19 $155
October 20-31 closed
November closed
December closed

Replay rates are 50% off, and this includes other courses on the property (aka Mammoth Dunes)

Greens fees last verified November 2019. View them on

Visitor Tee Times

Visitors may play Sand Valley seven days a week.

Book a tee time.

Rentals & Caddies

Caddies are $100 plus gratuity and junior caddies – who are ages 12-17 – are $60 plus gratuity.

Golf carts are only available to those with a permanent disability that prevents them from walking the course. A doctor’s note is required and you should call ahead – 888.651.5539 – to book.

Pull carts are available for $10 a day.

Clubs are available to rent for $60 a day and include two sleeves of golf balls. Sand Valley recommends you reserve clubs in advance.

Practice Facilities

Sand Valley has a driving range, short game area, two practice greens and green-side bunkers.

Other Things To Know

Course Website

Year built: 2016

Architects: Bill Coore &  Ben Crenshaw

Lodging: The Sand Valley resort offers on-site lodging. Learn more about here.

Course guide: Sand Valley has their course guide online. View the PDF here.