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Sand Valley Garners "Best New" Honors



Sand Valley Garners “Best New” Honors


NORTHBROOK, Ill., Dec. 13, 2017 – KemperSports announced today that Sand Valley, the first course at Sand Valley Golf Resort, recently received “Best New” honors from GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest.


Sand Valley was honored by GOLF Magazine as their “Best New You Can Play” course while being honored by Golf Digest as the “Best New” course of 2017.


According to Golf Digest Architecture editor Ron Whitten, “The visual impact of the stunning Sand Valley course at Sand Valley Golf Resort is immediate and gasp-inducing. It begins with the opening tee shot, off a high sand dune dubbed The Volcano, to a ribbon of rumpled fairway flanked by vast expanses of natural, exposed sand, dotted with low-growing vegetation and copses of pines.”


Sand Valley opened May 2, 2017, under rave reviews. Located in Nekoosa, Wis., and designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Sand Valley brings a heathland golf experience to the heartland of the country. Sand Valley was honored by GOLF Magazine as the “Best New You Can Play” as well as being honored by Golf Digest as their “Best New” course of 2017.


Development at Sand Valley Golf Resort will continue as the resort will open two new golf courses in 2018, including:

  • Sandbox – May 1 – designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the 17-hole, par-3 course offers creativity amongst a wide range of shots.
  • Mammoth Dunes – May 31 – Nearly 20 years after David McLay Kidd designed Bandon Dunes, he returns to work on a dynamic piece of land with sand ridges and blowouts.


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Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S., Caribbean and Central America. The company’s award-winning portfolio includes nationally-ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and GOLF magazine; The Glen Club; Desert Willow Golf Resort; Harbor Shores, site of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in 2018; and Chambers Bay, host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit

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