Golf Architect Duo Selected

Esteemed golf architects Ben Crenshaw & Bill Coore have been requested to renovate Wisconsin Rapids Sand Valley course.

Coore & Crenshaw have earlier designed the Sand Hills of Mullen which has always been considered as the edgy standard needed for a golf field architecture. The duo has been called again for Sand Valley’s first course this time. Sand Valley is a multi-course planned resort sprawling across 1,500 acres of land, located at the southern part of Wisconsin Rapids.

Mike Keiser, the resort developer, admitted that Coore-Crenshaw has been narrowed down from a brief list of elite names including Jim Urbina, David Kidd and Tom Doak.

“Aesthetically, it’s a 3 or 4 way tie”, stated Keiser. “It’s one among the toughest decisions that I have ever made.”

Sand Valley’s first course would make Wisconsin as one among the world’s top most golf destinations for summer.

However, the Masters Champion Coore & Crenshaw have never ever worked at Wisconsin. The architect duo are renowned for their minimalist approach & very strategic as well as visually splendid links-type golf courses- that are laid over the sandy dunes in Oregon, Nebraska, Florida & Long Island.

The courses adorning their portfolio include Friar’s Head, Baiting Hollow in New York; Austin’s Barton Creek Resort and Spa & Tasmania’s Lost Farm (Barnbougle Dunes). The duo was requested by American Golf Association to renovate Pinehurst Number 2, the masterpiece of Donald Ross that served as the venue for US Open men & women golf championship 2014.

Maui’s Kapalua Plantation Golf Course is one among the early Coore & Crenshaw masterpieces which has been hosting PGA Tour Hyundai Tour of Champions from 1999. The Sand Valley course seems pretty similar to that of the courses designed by this famous architecture duo earlier- including some of their best specimens.