Sand Valley Golf & Country Club, Poland

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Sand Valley Golf & Country Club in Paslek, Poland was built on an area ideally suited for golf, the name Sand Valley originates from the intriguing natural canyon that splits the centrally placed old forest into two separate sandy plateaus.

That is also where an expansive 2 hectare waste bunker originates, extending nearly half a kilometer south, crossing three fairways, and finishing 20 meters lower in the river. As said, sand is a dominating characteristic in the area, and that will be displayed throughout the course lending significantly to the very special visual character of the course.

The course looks and plays different than most modern layouts, as designers Lassi Pekka Tilander and Tony Ristola have created a course that in many ways resembles the grand golf courses built during the early 20th century.

The natural elements of the area, such as the old tree islands, as well as the river bordering the southern boundary of the property will be brought into the play and presented at most natural.

The fairways are very wide, there is very little water in play, there is no penalizing bunkering on the course, and the course is always maintained firm and fast. In fact, despite not being a seaside course, there are few courses that play more links-like than Sand Valley. Also, the course is not difficult per se, but was designed to test the players’ judgment, decision-making and shot making skills.

Certainly the players who are unwilling to adjust their game to the prevailing conditions will make the course play difficult. Conversely, those who successfully take on the challenge of planning their way around the golf course will be rewarded by good scores and a wonderful feeling of having overcome a true test of golf.