Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club - Bay Nine

4.3333000000 4.3 stars from 5 (207)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3450 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: 2000
Architect(s): Dan Maples (2000)
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 3450 yards 0.0 0
White 36 3166 yards 0.0 0
Gold 36 2771 yards 0.0 0
Red 36 2431 yards 0.0 0

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 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 207 Reviews
5 stars:
94
4 stars:
97
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

197 out of 207 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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Reviews


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"Nice Tract"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wife and I were pleasantly surprised. We had looked to buy a condo in neighborhood, and based on price we had low expectations for the courses. We played two of the three nines and really liked it. Lots of water which made it challenging and fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tee Time Not Relevant"


pk1999's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course for early in the year was in fairly good condition. Tee boxes were kind of sparse and the greens were grainy and slow. However, the overall course was good and a place I love to play. However, the starter seemed to favour other groups and being a single he put me off for 45 minutes after my tee time was scheduled.

I got to the course early to warm up at their great range. So the wait put me there about 2 hrs before teeing off! Other than that the experience was good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were good and true. Bunkers consistent. Enjoyed layout. Would play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000007318658's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



DavidAntho3567876's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



glennarichardson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in great shape. The rest of the course was average for this time of year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"S.P.B. nice, as usual"


u000004463731's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is always in good condition, and this round was no exception. The greens were in excellent shape, and fast. Fairways and rough were also in good shape, and sand traps were recently worked on and filled with new sand. We played Bay and Sand courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Too many twosomes"


u567304985's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape for March. Staff very friendly in club house and at bag drop. We had a foursome with our wives and were constantly pushed by twosomes. Must of let six twosomes through which made everyone uncomfortable.


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"overall $10 course"


hzhang's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Bay is good, piper is fair, sand is poor. 15 holes, wait minutes to tee off.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Beautifull course but slow"


vilnis's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Great course but pace was slow since not enough time between starts (?) - had to wait at every hole. Total time was 4.8 hours vs a quoted time of 4h20min.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Lshoup's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



ron1226's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time playing the course. Would play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best Greens in This Area"


jerrythivierge's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome layout, played all three nines over two days and they all add something different. The tee times were backed up a bit the first day due to a frost delay early, but once out the pace was smooth. The weather both days was warm with a slight breeze. The staff were very friendly and organized. I would highly recommend giving this course a try.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Great course"


u875887585's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shapes and the pace of play was very good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great golf experience"


Pmitchell2020's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value and the course was in great condition. Greens were fast but very true. Nice widea faraway but still made a great challenge.


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


"Scenic"


tsavant's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Bay course is a very nice course. Challenging!! Keep it in the fairway & you'll have great time. The Sand course was not yet up to their standards, but it should be good in April.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good place to get in that first round of the trip"


u000002410083's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Starter was a bit overwhelmed with sending off groups to 3 different nines, so after a 20 min delay, played a 4 hour round pretty hassle free. Bay course very nice, water on every hole which we managed to avoid pretty well. Sand course pretty brown, not nearly as nice as Bay, but not a bad layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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



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