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Sand Valley Golf Resort: Mammoth Dunes

Nekoosa, WI Public

Overview

David Kidd began building a second 18 at Wisconsin’s Sand Valley Resort just before Coore and Crenshaw had completed their 18, which would be named Golf Digest’s Best New Course of 2017. Kidd was intent on topping their work, so he gave his meandering layout enormous fairways, big accessible greens and visually-unique hillsides of exposed sand, “mammoth dunes” that became the course moniker. “This could be the best course I and my team have yet created,” Kidd wrote in late 2017. “We can’t wait for the critics to decide if they agree.” They were disappointed with results of Golf Digest’s 2018 Best New Course survey, which placed Mammoth Dunes second behind Streamsong (Black). But balloting for Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest continued for an additional month after the close of Best New, and additional evaluations pushed Mammoth Dunes ahead of Streamsong (Black), which is now ranked No. 178.

About

Holes 18
Length 6935
Price $235
Facility Type Public
Year Opened 2018
Designer David McLay Kidd

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2019.
2023-'24 ranking: 158th.
Previous ranking: 152nd.
Highest ranking: 145th, 2019-'20

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since 2019.
2023-'24 ranking: 26th.
Highest ranking: Current.
Previous ranking: 29th.

Best in State: Ranked since 2019.
2023-'24 ranking (and previously): 6th.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.5

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.3426
Character
7.5538
Challenge
6.9389
Layout Variety
7.4643
Fun
7.7875
Aesthetics
7.5484
Conditioning
7.4517

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