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Keiser eyes project in Central Wisconsin

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He's got his eye on a fistful of other projects as well, including one that was recently announced, an unnamed development in Wisconsin. Situated near Wisconsin Rapids in the center of the state, the property features 60-foot-high dunes along the Wisconsin River. Much more accessible than Bandon, Oregon, Nova Scotia, Canada or Bridport, Tasmania, this (potentially) multi-course complex could be Keiser's masterpiece for the masses.

However, don't expect to fork over a green fee anytime soon.

A source close to Keiser tells me that "nothing is official yet, nothing's approved." Still, Keiser's exemplary track record will mean he'll get it done at some point if he wants to. The usual supects have been bandied about as designers: Tom Doak, Coore & Crenshaw, David McLay Kidd and Jim Urbina, but nothing has been inked.

http://blogs.golf.com/trips/2013/07/bandon-dunes-mike-keiser-eyes-wisconsin-golf-course-project.html

Supposedly the property is over 2300 acres and could handle as many as 8 golf courses. He's looking for creative funding to get it off the ground under the name Sand Valley.

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How do you get info about investing in this project? I read that Keiser is looking for "angel" investors for Sand Valley. Any ideas?

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He's got his eye on a fistful of other projects as well, including one that was recently announced, an unnamed development in Wisconsin. Situated near Wisconsin Rapids in the center of the state, the property features 60-foot-high dunes along the Wisconsin River. Much more accessible than Bandon, Oregon, Nova Scotia, Canada or Bridport, Tasmania, this (potentially) multi-course complex could be Keiser's masterpiece for the masses.

However, don't expect to fork over a green fee anytime soon.

A source close to Keiser tells me that "nothing is official yet, nothing's approved." Still, Keiser's exemplary track record will mean he'll get it done at some point if he wants to. The usual supects have been bandied about as designers: Tom Doak, Coore & Crenshaw, David McLay Kidd and Jim Urbina, but nothing has been inked.

http://blogs.golf.com/trips/2013/07/bandon-dunes-mike-keiser-eyes-wisconsin-golf-course-project.html

Supposedly the property is over 2300 acres and could handle as many as 8 golf courses. He's looking for creative funding to get it off the ground under the name Sand Valley.

@phan52 FYI, here is an update.

http://www.jsonline.com/sports/golf/smooth-sailing-for-sand-valley-golf-project-b99315586z1-268208202.html

Coore & Crenshaw are designing it.

The Oliphant Companies out of Madison, WI have been hired as well.

http://www.oliphantgolf.com/recognitions.html

Also, you may be interested in this kind of thing.  Our(now former) Sup at Watertown CC worked hand in hand with another member who works for Oliphant in designing the renovations that were completed this year at my home course Watertown CC.  They did a fantastic job.  Oliphant did the renovations.  Our Sup has now been hired away from us as the North East Regional Agronomist and Project Manager for The Oliphant Companies.  I don't think it is any secret what he will be working on next.  It stinks that we are losing a very talented individual, but great for him and his career.

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