Sand Box Golf Course (Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw)
The short 17-hole Sand Box golf course at Sand Valley is the perfect way to warm up, enjoy an off-day or settle bets from the other two golf courses. Holes range from 40 to 140 yards, and feature some of the most unique green complexes on the property. Coore & Crenshaw let their minds run wild at the Sand Box golf course, with the highlights being a Biarritz, double plateau, lion’s mouth and a redan green structures. The short golf course has a par of 51 and is a must-play during your Sand Valley visit to get the most out of your experience.
There is more to Sand Valley than just golf; non-golfers can make use of 15 outdoor tennis courts which are all bordered by the same dunes that frame the Sand Valley and Mammoth Dunes golf courses. The grass tennis courts allow entry for all skill levels to have fun. There are five fescue grass tennis courts and ten ryegrass tennis courts. Players are welcome to embrace the tradition of grass tennis by wearing white (Wimbledon), but ensure smooth-sole shoes are worn at all times. Players can participate in private lessons, daily clinics, and summer camps, with rental equipment available for those who only brought their golf clubs. The best feature is the ability for you to request a ball person to enhance your tennis experience; they retrieve your tennis balls to speed up play.
Hiking & Running
Sand Valley occupies a vast area of land, and owner Mike Keiser wanted to ensure that all the land was used, not just for golf. There are a series of trails that meander throughout the properties that incorporate the best natural beauty that Sand Valley has to offer. The trails are open to both day guests and lodging guests and feature expansive views of sand blowouts, red pine plantations, and majestic oak savannahs. There are three trails which have distances of 1.2, 1.5 and 3 miles respectively.
Finish your golf competition on the Bocce field with one of the oldest games in the world: throwing a ball toward a target. The Bocce areas feature incredible views over Mammoth Dunes’ first & eighteenth holes. The courts are located on the Karner Terrace and allow for play by up to 16 players; they are complementary and operate on a first-come, first-service basis.
Fishing & Swimming
Sand Valley Resort has three lakes which are available for a mix of fishing, swimming and more for those staying in the 4-bed or 8-bed cottages. Located beside the ninth hole at Sand Valley Golf Course, Lake Leopold is an integral part of the Sand Valley experience. Choose from a kayak, paddleboard, or swimming in the lake’s pristine waters. Alternatively, contact the front desk about dropping a line in the glistening waters to catch your very own fish.
For those wanting to keep fit in a gym, look no further than the Sand Valley gymnasium. The fitness centre is located on the lower level of the Clubhouse and is open 24/7 to resort guests. You may want to work on the weights, maintain cardio levels or stretch out your muscles before or after your round. Choose from two treadmills, two ellipticals, two bikes, a stretching area and free-weight area.