Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club - Piper Nine

4.3564000000 4.4 stars from 5 (188)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3399 yards
  • Layout

  • 800 Sandpiper Bay Dr, Sunset Beach, North Carolina 28468, Brunswick County
  • (910) 579-9120, 1 (800) 356-5827
  • (910) 5799123
  • www.sandpiperbaygolf.com
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Year built: 1987
Architect(s): Dan Maples (1987)
Type: Public
Greens: Mini Verde Bermuda
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: Yes
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3399 yards 0.0 0
White 36 3249 yards 0.0 0
Gold 36 2946 yards 0.0 0
Red 36 2452 yards 0.0 0

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 188 Reviews
5 stars:
87
4 stars:
88
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

180 out of 188 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for seniors locals playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views  

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"Good Day"


Philroberts43's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
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A good day on the course dampened by the VERY SLOW play. Apart from that greens were in excellent condition and fairways very good for early spring.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u108266247's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
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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



u349209829's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
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Reviewed on

One of our favourites in the area, conditions were good considering the time of year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course, friendly staff"


u690040963's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
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Greens are excellent and the staff is 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


"Excellence all around!"


Bombtech6316's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

Played on a day that there wasn't an open tee time and a frost delay. These two things did not change the excellent experience I had. Played the Piper nine and the Bay nine. Both nines were in awesome shape. Greens held approach shots and putted true. There is a good mix of forced carries and dog legs throughout. The value was beyond what I expected as it included cart and all the range balls you could hit for $30. The practice facility may not be big but it is nice. Septate chipping and putting area which is always nice. The staff was amazing. Despite the frost delay being about 40 minutes the staff got every one started in a timely manner and the round still only took 4.5 hours despite being fully booked. The pro shop was nicely stocked and the restaurant made good food and delicious Bloody Mary's. If you are in and around the Myrtle Beach area check this place out. I don't think you'll regret it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


jagordon59's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
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The day I played, tee times we delayed due to frost. But the starters did a great job of getting everyone out as quickly as possible. The greens are excellent, fast and true just the way I like them. Fairways are a bit thin but playable. Sand is better than most area courses (unfortunately no sands for me). The water doesn't come into play much other than the par threes but it does require you to steer clear as most banks are sloped and anything towards the water will probably end up there. Once I finish playing all of the 100+ courses in the area, this one will definitely become a regular choice.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u350593267's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
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Good cours , personal old people little rough.greens super.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best greens in NC"


u000001116788's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
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I've played it doesn't courses in North Myrtle Beach and Brunswick County North Carolina Sandpiper Bay has the best greens of all the golf courses I played excellent course to play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/15/2017

Thank you for the kind words, we love our greens too!

Brett Thomaswick, Head Golf Professional


"Early Spring Round"


David6706200's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
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Nice course in good shape for so early in the spring.....greens were in great shape and among the best in the 6 rounds I've play around here this spring.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



robertmontelpare's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great early season course"


u000005906078's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

Conditions were very good for March 1, and will only improve as the season progresses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Check yardage to select right tees"


u000004880140's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sand's nine has 3 par 3's and 2 par 5's so it plays longer than a course with standard 2 par 3's and 2 par 5's. If you normally play whites when the yardage is less than 3250yards you may want to play golds. Same for the Piper nine even though it has 3 par 3's and 3 par 5's.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Peggy1626507's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice layout and good condition"


shadrap's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
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Reviewed on

Played Bay and Sands. Bay fairways better than Sands. Played with two locals, a father and son and enjoyed round. Course was very busy and thought stay did temendous job in getting every one off at scheduled tee time. Greens in great shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"nice course but overbooked"


tlr22350's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
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Reviewed on

Tee off was 50 mins. later than scheduled time,

Too many foursomes standing around waiting. The only starter for 36 holes was overwhelmed.

Not enough carts forcing groups to wait for others to finish play.

A simple case of overbooking.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



campbellgerald's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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