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.
The greens are smoother and truer, but have maintained my favorite signature characteristic – the sound. When I first played here, I chalked this sound up to being so young. I’ve since been told its because of the unique sand/soil composition underneath. The best way I can describe it is that a high shot coming straight down onto the green sounds like it’s landing on a bongo. No matter how many times you hear it throughout your round, it never gets old. .Driving Range Heros
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.
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 sandvalley.com.
Visitor Tee Times
Visitors may play Sand Valley seven days a week.
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.
Nearest Major Airport:
Sand Valley has a driving range, short game area, two practice greens and green-side bunkers.