Eminent golf architect duo Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw has been requested to design Sand Valley Golf Course. The team has designed some of the most acclaimed golf courses worldwide.
The Sand Valley is a multi-course planned resort located near Wisconsin Rapids.
Sand Valley developer Mr. Mike Keiser admitted that it had been really hard for him to choose the architect for his resort course. According to his reports, along with Coore & Crenshaw his other preferences were David kidd, Jim Urbina and Tom Doak- but in the end it were Sand Hills architects who took away the contract.
The architect duo had never designed for Wisconsin. They have always been looked upon for their minimalist angle and visually stunning strategic links-type golf courses that are laid over the sandy dunes. They have worked for resort courses in Tasmania, Austin and New York.
The course at Sand Valley looks similar to some of the best courses previously designed by Coore & Crenshaw.
“Take a look at our course & you will find many similarities with Sand Hills. Open big dunes with enormous low-ground cover over it”, Keiser noted. “One would find heaps of sand here. You would walk in & say –That is Sand Valley”.
The architect duo would start to work on routing from coming spring & the constructions would start from the month of September. Keiser shared that the course would be opened tentatively in 2016 for its founding members & in 2017 for public.
Coore & Crenshaw generally work on just a couple of projects a year. At present, they are working on Cabot Cliffs construction on Nova Scotia’s Cape Brenton. This course belongs to a resort that is co-owned by Mike Keiser.
The 1st course of Sand Valley & one modest clubhouse would range between 5 million USD to 6.5 million USD to build.