Sand Valley is located in Rome, Wisconsin. About one hour north of Wisconsin Dells, just south of Wisconsin Rapids.
Rolling landscape surrounds you. It's a pretty hefty walk for 18 holes.
Par-3 thirteenth hole on Sand Valley.
My step mom, Linda, dad Joe Vitrano, and Kevin the Sand Valley Caddie who earned every dollar!
Jim, the official starter, will give you the spiel, followed by an important reminder to "have fun."
Walking only, with exception for golfers with disabilities, so bring your most comfortable shoes. It's a lot of up and down.
Resort lodging throughout the property overlooks the course.
Beautiful glacial landscape visible throughout.
Wide fairways, yes, but you don't want to far off them.
Easy to hit the large greens, but it can make for some pretty long putts.
The greens are large, undulating, hard, and fast.
Greenside sand is raked and played a traditional bunker.
18th green on the Sand Valley Course
Pouring rain sent golfers scrambling for cover.
Lightning got dangerous. Staff drove out in ATV's and trucks to bring golfers to safer spots.
Rain soaked, but happy to enjoy a Sand Valley signature item. The ice cream sandwiches at Craig's Porch are just $4, and might be worth the drive in and of themselves.
Staff returned players to their holes after the weather delay.
More unique lodging options.
Tasty buffalo cheese curds in Mammoth Bar.
Property also features 15 grass tennis courts, a rarity in the U.S.
Sand Valley is located in Rome, Wisconsin. It's about 1 hour north of Wisconsin Dells and just south of Wisconsin Rapids.
Number 10 tee on Sand Valley. Guests can watch golfers head out from seats perched high up on a the dunes.
Huge practice green at the Sand Valley course. Good idea to practice a few long ones, as there are many to be had in your round.
Individual cottage overlooking 17 green and 18 tee on Sand Valley.
Main buildings visible from 18 on Sand Valley.