Sandpiper Golf Club - Palms/Oaks Course

3.6682000000 3.7 stars from 5 (223)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6324 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 70.5
  • Layout

  • 1702 S Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, Florida 33573, Hillsborough County
  • (800) 276-9542, (813) 634-3377
  • (813) 633-4994
  • sandpiper.clublink.com
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Year built: 1968
Architect(s): Mark Mahannah (1968)
Type: Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6324 yards 70.5 126
White 72 5936 yards 69.0 116
Green 72 5457 yards 66.2 114
Red (W) 72 4955 yards 68.0 121

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 223 Reviews
5 stars:
40
4 stars:
106
3 stars:
50
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

191 out of 223 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals seniors playing multiple courses   Challenges include bunkers water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks brunch dinner  

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"Great Course"


u197904163's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing this course again. Greens were in good condition and pace was quick. Staff very friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u988108943's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not in great shape"


dswalt77's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very friendly and attentive staff, but course was not in the best shape. Greens were fine, but tiny and a little slow. Probably will not play this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Enjoyable round"


u2840086's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the first time I've played this course and can say this is not for beginners. Water and bunkers will determine the safe landing zone on about 50% of the long holes. The greens have been protected by some challenging sand traps. The weather has been dry but the course was in good shape. All in all, a very enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable round of golf"


rriel's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

There wasn't a dead spot on any one of the greens. If you landed it on the green you had a chance to sink the putt. The rest of the course was good/dry realizing the dry winter. I will play here again when I'm back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u226792802's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

has 3 9 hole courses, greens were in great shape fairways better than previous play at this course We played the oaks and Palms courses beautiful Florida sunshine but was a bit windy


I recommend this course


"Course speed !"


duggam1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We liked the course. It was a good quick round.

Michael Duggan


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very Surprising"


jadek55's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I wasn't expecting much when I booked this course but was pleasantly surprised to find excellent conditions in fairways thru the greens. We'll definitely play again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"good value"


nzzj7k's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout and course value for the money. The greens were a little shaggy but typical for this price I guess. Was an enjoyable round and we got out early and done in good time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Eagleron's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



jackpcs's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sandpiper golf course, Sun City Center FL"


Ernest2303395's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is challenging enough for the average golfer and well maintained.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Value for the money"


sccgolfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in okay shape, bad lies most of the time in the fairways, sand traps are inconsistent. I guest you get what you pay for.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Driving range"


Gib7310081's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The driving range used to have complimentary balls to warm up with, not any more! They could still hand you 15-20 balls to take to the range if you wanted and still offer that perk! I paid $7 to hit some plus, I kept a few balls to use after the round but was told it was closed to members only from 4-5:00 and closed after that. There was not one person on the range and the starter wouldn't let me use it. Customer service is slipping here since I first started going there several years ago. Add the range price to their rate if you want to warm up at all!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Greens"


JohnnyMelody's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens on Sandpiper are as good as any private, highly rated golf course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u9566257's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worst course in Florida"


JohnCiardi's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is a garbage track-not worth playing. Terrible playing g surface Terrible greens. Boring layout with poor maintenance. No playable surfaces around the greens. Two pars 3s at less than 80 yards. Mounds And drop offs at every fairway. This course isNot worth ANY Price. It is a waste of space and the locals give it glowing reviews. Ecausethey live on the course and want to keep

House values up. This course is one of the worst I Have ever played Don t be fooled stay away


Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great value"


Jim7364027's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Management has brought the course back. The greens are now in great shape. It's a challenging course. All the staff is friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good golf day"


u226792802's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition

We had a threesome. And there was not 1 hole that had a back up- No delays

85 degrees high and good breezes


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good twilight value"


u310500339's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We booked the first twilight tee time, 2.00pm. Pace of play was excellent, finishing well before sunset. The greens had been fertilized so we're slow, but generally in good condition. Fairways were rough in places, but that has been a common theme on all the courses we have played in Florida this month. We would happily return if we were not leaving the area today.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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