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The Lido at Sand Valley Coming 2023

Restoring A Masterpiece - The Lido

By Brian Weis

Sand Valley announced the restoring of a master piece at Sand Valley.

The Lido - C.B. Macdonald's long lost gem - will be restored in the sand dunes of central Wisconsin.

The Lido Golf Club - designed by C.B. Macdonald - was formed on the shores of Long Island in 1914. It was touted by many historians as one of the greatest golf courses ever created. Sadly, the course was demolished by the U.S. Navy 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 by the Keiser brothers and renowned architect, Tom Doak.

What you need to know - Frequently Asked Questions!

What is The Lido?
The Lido Golf Club was designed by C.B. Macdonald on the shores of Long Island in 1914. It was considered by many golf historians as one of the greatest golf courses ever created, before it was demolished by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Michael and Chris Keiser are committed to restoring The Lido course to its original form on a site in central Wisconsin.

Who is the Architect?
As mentioned above, The Lido was originally designed by C.B. Macdonald in 1914. The restoration architect is Tom Doak.

Who will be restoring The Lido?
Michael and Chris Keiser have hired Tom Doak and Renaissance Golf to restore The Lido back to its original form.

Has the par and course yardage been determined?
Par 72, approximately 6,582 yards.

When will The Lido open?
The Lido is tentatively scheduled to open in 2023 at Sand Valley Golf Resort.

Will you have preview play opportunities?
Yes. The exact timing of preview play will be determined later. Please sign up to receive updates on the project and news about the opening date.

Is The Lido accessible to the public or resort guests?
The Lido course will be available to Sand Valley resort guests.

Where is The Lido located?
The site for The Lido is located on 850 acres adjacent to Sand Valley.

Can I book tee times for The Lido now?
Tee times are not available at this time. Please sign up to receive updates on the project and news about the opening date.

How are you able to restore The Lido to its original form?
Peter Flory, a competitive hickory golfer with an appreciation for lost golf courses, has done extensive research on The Lido and assembled the most comprehensive collection of historical information and photos. He has graciously shared his research with Tom Doak, Michael, and Chris Keiser to support the project.

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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