Keiser has chose Doak, Coore & Crenshaw for Wisconsin courses

 

Mike Keiser may not exactly be singing “On Wisconsin,” but he’s pulling out all the stops to find investors willing to fund the construction of his next development venture.

Last week, the majority owner of Bandon Dunes did a song-and-dance at the University Club in Milwaukee, where he told an audience of 40 that he’s settled on the architects for the first two courses at Sand Valley, the 1,500-acre golf complex he aims to build near Wisconsin Rapids. The commissions have been won by Tom Doak and Coore & Crenshaw, although Keiser hasn’t decided whose course will be built first. “They both are, I think, geniuses,” he said in a comment published by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

If Keiser can come up the money, he’ll break ground on course number one next spring or summer. David McLay Kidd and Jim Urbina, the other architects who were considered, can keep hope alive by reminding themselves that the property Keiser aims to buy can accommodate five golf courses.

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