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Sand Valley Golf Resort

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Diana M wrote a review Yesterday
Duluth, Minnesota9 contributions4 helpful votes
I stayed here in May of 2020 just after opening during Covid protocols. Unfortunately, the bar had closed for dining inside, but they were happy to assist with items to take to the room. Wow, what a place! The golf courses were a treat to play and the resort rooms were top notch. Loved the heated floors in the bathroom. I can't wait to come back here and play again!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Jonathan W wrote a review Sep 2020
Beaumont, Texas141 contributions65 helpful votes
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Try to make a golf trip with friends from college every year. This year we decided to head up north and see Sand Valley. Everything about this trip was amazing despite some restrictions with COVID. We stayed in the Lodge Two Queen Room. Massive, clean up to date bathrooms and we had a great view over looking the 18th hole at Sand Valley. Dining was limited but we still made the best of the situation. Breakfast sandwiches at the Mammoth Bar were great for grab and go. Lunch would recommend the Food Truck or Craig's Porch. Dinner, we enjoyed the Food truck over take out from Aldo's. Maybe we had higher expectations for Aldo's but we were slightly disappointed. Food and beverage will be cheaper at the Food truck and Craig's Porch. The ice cream sandwiches are the amazing. They can run out of flavors but I don't think I had a bad one. Golf: The Sandbox: Absolute blast. They allow large groups (7-8 players) so be prepared for a slow round. Highly recommend grabbing a soft cooler from the Food Truck to carry on your round. Lots of fun with different types of shots. Mammoth Dunes: My favorite of the Sand Valley courses. Definitely the easier course vs Sand Valley but our group had an absolute blast hitting into the mammoth greens. Caddies got us lined up perfectly and it was fun to watch the ball roll towards the pin. Sand Valley: Harder of the two courses. Would say it is more of the "tournament" course. Greens are smaller and if you miss them you will be in a lot more trouble than Mammoth. Fairways are tighter as well. Caddies: We had Chad and Jay for our group. Highly recommend them. Chad is one of the most up beat personalities you will meet. Jay is a two time Wisconsin coach of the year. Huge help on shots that you may not have experience playing. These guys took the time to make sure our group had the best trip.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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ClarkGriswald2013 wrote a review Sep 2020
Crystal Lake, Illinois4 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I just concluded a golf weekend for my 60th birthday celebration. We were there 2 nights/3 days and play all 3 courses ( The Sandbox is a 17 hole par 3 course) We were unlucky that the weather was horrible ( 48 degrees, wind and rain ) but hey, these are Links courses so we put on our Big Boy pants and played anyway!) Regarding Lodging: We stayed in room 315, right off the par 3 course. The room was fairly plain but comfortable. Pluses were that you could park the car right outside your room and also there were chairs and tables on the patio to have a cocktail and cigar if we would have chosen. ( way too cold though ) Nothing too negative about the room but it would have been nice to have a higher-end shower system for the end of day aches and pains. Restaurant: We ate at Aldos both nights and although conditions were a little different due to Covid, it was still very enjoyable. The food was great ( 5.0/5.0) and with drinks, dinner, dessert, we averaged about $80-100 per night. Looking at the surrounding options outside the resort, I think this was the best choice. Golf: Although 48 degrees and rainy, we played in rain suits both mornings. Jason, our caddy was great and read greens accurately 98% of the time ( Sorry Jason, there were a couple that stymied both of us ) I liked both courses and both were playable for my wife. I am a 7 index but was on the struggle bus both days shooting an 83 on SV and an 86 on Mammoth from the Orange tees. ( I think this was more due to weather and clothing than degree of difficulty ) My wife who shoots in the mid 90s shot a 89 on Mammoth and liked that course better as it was more scenic. Overall: I have golfed Bandon, Whistling Straits, Erin Hills, Pinehurst #2, Pebble and I found this course very enjoyable and playable and certainly on par with all of them although it doesn't have a lake or ocean. I would give it a 9 or 10. My only detraction is that shots don't hold greens ( never a ball divot made ) so you have to play a running game the entire time and it is a little like a putt/putt course given mounds in front and behind the greens. Still......mostly what I was expecting.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Walking16 wrote a review Aug 2020
Northbrook, Illinois344 contributions131 helpful votes
Sand Valley Golf Resort is definitely off the beaten path but that is part of the attraction. There is not much else in the area. This is our third visit and not our last. The golf is outstanding, if not quite challenging. Our room overlooked the Par 3 Sandbox so our evening entertainment was watching groups finish off their days on the rolling course. The dinners delivered to our room arrived as scheduled and warm. The meals would have been fine dining in the restaurant.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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sabadami wrote a review Aug 2020
Columbus, Ohio101 contributions70 helpful votes
This was a family stay, and in spite of some of us not being golfers, we still loved it. Crenshaw's Cabin was spacious, with an outdoor shower and a fantastic enclosed porch area with sofas and a dining table. We ordered in and enjoyed a delicious dinner with amazing views of the 18th hole of the Sand Valley course. My son enjoyed his outing on the Sand Valley and Sandbox courses, with a caddie on Sand Valley adding a great deal to the experience. We liked the accessibility/ease of breakfast sandwiches in the morning. I walked a few of the trials while my son golfed, and it was a most scenic way to get in a workout.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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