ROME, Wisconsin – Sand Valley, one of the country’s premier resort destinations, announced today that construction will begin in May on a multi-facility resort expansion. Limited home ownership opportunities adjacent to the new experiences and Sedge Valley (opening 2024, www.sandvalley.com/sedge-valley) are also available.
“We have always said to our guests, ‘if you keep coming back, we’ll keep giving you more reasons to return,’ ” said Michael Keiser, who, along with brother Chris Keiser, owns Sand Valley. “Sedge Village gives us all something to look forward to.”
The centerpiece of Sedge Village is Tom Doak’s newest 18-hole design, Sedge Valley. Inspired by the historic heathland courses of England, Sedge Valley emphasizes strategy and creativity over length. The course, which will open in 2024, features some of the most exciting green sites on the entire property.
Guests and residents will gather in an authentic smokehouse restaurant featuring pit BBQ, craft beers and other smokehouse fare. The restaurant and entertainment center features all-season golf simulators and indoor-outdoor bays with cutting-edge tracing and simulator technology. During golf season, outdoor patio seating overlooks a rollicking six-acre putting course. Downstairs, a game arcade will keep friends and families entertained into the night.
The smokehouse restaurant, putting course, interactive golf entertainment and game arcade will open for the 2024 season.
Located just a short walk from Sedge Village, Sand Valley Pool House will offer an oasis-like spot to escape the heat and rejuvenate after golf, tennis, hiking and biking. Guests will cool off in an infinity pool overlooking Mammoth Dunes, enjoy sauna, steam and cold plunges. The Pool House will also offer a variety of massage techniques in eight treatment rooms, along with a grab-and-go food and drink shop. The Pool House will open in 2023.
Since introducing its grass tennis courts in 2018, Sand Valley has become a mecca for racquet sport enthusiasts. Beginning in 2023 those tennis players will have a place to call home: the 13,000-square-foot Sand Valley Tennis Center.
Opening in 2023, the Tennis Center, adjacent to the resort’s 15 grass tennis courts, features outdoor seating overlooking the grass courts and the 18th hole on Sedge Valley. Inside, guests can relax and recover with food and drink at a bistro-style restaurant with a brick wood-fired oven overlooking an unexpected example of the rich history of tennis: just the eleventh Court Tennis court in the United States. The Tennis Center also features a fully stocked pro shop.
The history of Court Tennis (known as “Real” or “Royal” Tennis in other parts of the world) stretches back to the 13th century. King Henry VII of England is said to have played the game. Guests will have the chance to learn the game and enjoy competitions and exhibitions throughout the year to get to know the true origins of the modern game of tennis.
Sand Valley is answering its golfers’ top request: a state-of-the-art Practice Facility. The 50-acre practice grounds will include a 500-yard driving range with target greens and an extensive short game and putting area. The facility will also be home to a year-round Learning Center with indoor-outdoor hitting bays and extensive instruction programming.
Sedge Village home ownership
For some, the appeal of Sand Valley goes beyond a resort stay. Sedge Village, a collection of 36 homesites surrounded by towering dunes – with most sites overlooking a 17-acre lake – is located adjacent to Sedge Valley and many of the new experiences.
Sedge Village Estate homesites range in size from four to 30 acres. Buyers may choose their own architects to create the year-round or seasonal home of their dreams. Estate homeowners have the option to participate in the Sand Valley Rental Pool.
Sedge Village Cottage homesites range from one-half to two acres. Designed to provide comfortable space for owners and to be included in the Sand Valley Rental Pool, these sites support four plans from three award-winning architects. Owners also select finishes from a curated furnishing/interior plan. The first Sedge Village Cottages will open for the 2023 season.