A computer-generated rendering of Sedge Valley's seventh hole
As bad as the pandemic has been, it has done little to slow things down at Sand Valley, the central Wisconsin golf resort owned by brothers Michael and Chris Keiser.
Last year, for example, they began work on the Lido, a re-creation by Tom Doak of the near-mythical “ghost” course Charles Blair Macdonald designed more than a century ago on the south shore of Long Island – and that shut down during World War II, less than three decades after opening. Later this spring, Doak and his colleagues from Renaissance Golf Design will break ground on Sedge Valley, another 18-hole layout on a section of the property that features sandy soil, native groundcover that can be used as a strategic element and a prominent rock outcropping. The designer said the course borrows architecturally from epic English heathland tracks such as Harry S. Colt’s Swinley Forest, adding that his goal with Sedge Valley is to “bring back a more intimate scale and build classically styled holes that ever...
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