Sand Valley is a Midwest golf destination set among the prehistoric sand dunes in central Wisconsin. Founded in 2016 by brothers Michael and Chris Keiser, this Dream Golf destination offers three award-winning golf courses, Sand Valley, Mammoth Dunes, and the Sandbox, which were modeled after the heathland golf courses of London and showcase massive, 80-foot exposed sand dunes. Much like other Dream Golf properties, such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and Cabot Cape Breton, Sand Valley showcases golf as it was meant to be.
Sand Valley gives guests a flavor of the region through farm-to-table culinary experiences, year-round outdoor adventures, such as fat-tire biking, hiking, and fishing, unrivaled grass court tennis and one of the very best golf experiences in the Midwest. With 12,000 acres of wide-open space across central Wisconsin, Sand Valley helps guests reconnect with the raw beauty and serenity of the outdoors.
In 2021, Michael and Chris Keiser announced the building of The Lido, a private club whose mission is to restore and preserve the great masterpiece of C.B. Macdonald. The Lido Golf Club opened on long island in 1914. Sadly, the course was demolished by the U.S. Navy after they purchased the property for use as a military base during World War II. Ever since it disappeared, the promise of The Lido has intrigued many as one of the great lost wonders of the golf world. We are excited to announce that The Lido will soon be brought back to life on a site near the entrance of Sand Valley with an opening date of 2023.
Due to growth at the resort, the common grounds around the resort will be developed and landscaped for visual aesthetics keeping with natural vegetation. Sand Valley has an HOA for 15 rental units and The Lido will have a POA whose maintenance for common areas belongs to the Common Grounds Superintendent.
Also, construction will begin on another public course in 2022, for what will be the newest edition at Sand Valley. Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf (Pacific Dunes, Tara Iti) has been selected to design the resort’s 4th course, Sedge Valley – a 6,200-yard Par-68 inspired by the likes of Swinley Forest and St. Enodoc overseas.
The Common Grounds Superintendent manages all activities performed in defined common ground areas of a rapidly developing 10,000-acre property. This includes but is not limited to general upkeep, various construction projects, landscape installs, snow removal and aquatic maintenance. The superintendent must possess leadership skills and the ability to operate equipment such as mowers, trimmers, boats, snow blowers, plows, tractors, hoses, skid steers, excavators, and spray applicators. The superintendent will lead pest control resort wide. The superintendent is enthusiastic with guests, employees, contractors, and owners. They give instructions to crew members and ensure every task meets company standards.
Occasionally, they may create simple designs and layouts depending on clients' requests and the use of the space. The superintendent will frequently provide projections including but not limited to labor, materials, equipment rental, etc.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise, train, and perform various maintenance duties to maintain the grounds around the Clubhouse, houses, hotels, pools, cabins, residences, restaurants, golf courses, lakes, ponds, trails, sand dunes, tennis courts, spas, and other buildings according to standards.
Plan and implement staffing schedules to ensure quality standards are achieved at a budgeted projection.
Supervise all planting, fertilizing and care of turf, plants, shrubs, and trees on the grounds. Create and implement a plan for all managed common areas.
Supervise and maintain all pesticide control for the resort.
Supervise and perform equipment maintenance and repair operations. Establish and implement a cleaning and preventative maintenance program for appropriate equipment, tools, vehicles, etc.
Ensure maintenance of all appropriate quality and cleanliness standards including, but not limited to, employee hygiene and uniforms, equipment repair areas, equipment storage areas, chemical and fertilizer storage areas, receiving areas, washing areas, lunchroom areas, restrooms, etc.
Monitor the purchase ordering system and receiving program to maintain proper inventories of supplies and ensure proper quantity and price on all purchases.
Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, OSHA rules and regulations, relating to chemical and fertilizer storage and disposal, employee safety, public safety, etc.
Maintain accurate records for pertaining to department activities including, but not limited to, labor schedules, construction activities, equipment repair, safety meetings and activities, fertilizer and chemical applications and pest control practices. Assure the efficient and timely submission of all required operational, financial, budgetary, and related reports.
Maintain knowledge of current and projected industry developments through continuous attention to industry periodicals and participation in relevant trade associations and organizations.
Perform and coordinate other duties as appropriate including golf course maintenance, snow removal, ice rink maintenance, winter trail grooming and trail routing.
A high school diploma is required.
College or technical school degree in Horticulture, Plant Science or Landscaping is preferred.
A working history outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
Demonstrated experience and capability in the areas of budget development, fiscal management, strategic planning, staff management.
A general understanding of infrastructure including electricity, plumbing, pumps, and irrigation.
Demonstrated quality in written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to analyze and solve problems; efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure with minimal supervision; work flexible hours as required including nights/weekends.
Positive attitude, professional manner, and appearance in all situations.
About Sand Valley
Located in central Wisconsin, in Town of Rome, Sand Valley is situated in the pre-historic lake bottom in the sand barren region of the state. The development currently covers 9,000 acres of previously wooded timber land, which is being resorted to its natural dunes land state. Sand Valley opened its first course and 50 overnight rooms in 2017, followed by the opening of Mammoth Dunes by David Kidd and the Sandbox, a 17-hole short course by Coore & Crenshaw in May of 2018. In addition to three award winning golf courses, the property currently entails: 100 room (keys) 168 beds of overnight accommodations, an intimate housing development, food and beverage outlets, an indoor fitness center, hiking trails, grass tennis courts and other outdoor activities.
Sand Valley is the original course to the property routed on a 320-acre footprint. The course possesses 70 acres of a fine fescue variety for tees and fairways. The greens consist of modern creeping bentgrass varieties while covering 4.5 acres of the course.