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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
88.1%
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4.3
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4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
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4.4
96.7%
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4.3
148 Reviews (148)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
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Layout
4.5
Pace
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Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3399 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3399 yards
White 36 3249 yards
Gold 36 2946 yards
Red 36 2452 yards
Scorecard for Piper/Bay
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Black M: 72.6/133 379 571 193 504 402 185 567 194 404 3399 6849
White M: 70.3/127 369 563 177 496 373 162 536 178 395 3249 6425
Gold M: 67.7/116 W: 73.0/129 337 523 134 468 341 123 494 159 367 2946 5724
Red M: 63.5/105 W: 68.1/115 300 470 108 406 245 89 424 110 300 2452 4883
Handicap 7 5 11 17 13 15 3 9 1
Par 4 5 3 5 4 3 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 3 7 11 13 15 1 17 5

Course Details

Year Built 1987
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Mini Verde Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dan Maples (1987)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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4.0
560 Reviews (560)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 38
Bunkers 32
Forced Carries 21
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 25
Locals 24
Playing Multiple Courses 22
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 28
Convenient to the City 9
In the 'Burbs 6

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Great Course

It made a pleasant change to get 18 holes played well within 4 hours. The greens and fairways are in great condition. The staff friendly. I would play this again in a heartbeat

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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3.0
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Previously Played

Ok unless you need a bathroom

People with stomach issues beware. VERY few bathrooms. Played the Bay course and NEVER saw a bathroom! Didn’t see one on Sand corse until #8!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 05/20/2019

from the Head Golf Professional - Sandpiper Bay has two bathrooms on Bay #5 beside the green and on the Sand course it is on holes #3 and #7. Our Piper course features bathrooms on hole #2 and #7. All three nines finish at the clubhouse with bathroom facilities.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

May 2019 Golf

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Course was in beautiful condition and well maintained. Only issue we had was they overbooked tee times and had several large groups. This pushed our tee time back about 1/2 hour, and pace of play was slow. Did not see any rangers on the course. Overall, very nice course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great recovery

We come to Myrtle Beach every spring. Last year the course had taken severe ice damage and was in bad shape. This year, the greens were immaculate and the course in general was in great shape. It was a quiet day, so our foursome of two couples played our round in under 4 hours.
Best greens we’ve played this week, I highly recommend this course for mid to high handicap players. Fairways are quite generous.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Value

For the price, I don’t know if you can find anything better! The course was in great shape. Definitely a play again course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Course

Played from the senior trees. Greens were in good condition. Will play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overall, a good day of golf. Course was in excellent shape. Front nine a bit slow--we were the first afternoon group, but after the turn pace was good. Was scolded when I checked in and told the pro shop I had three players and a non-playing rider. Should not have been an issue. We were paired with a local member who was a delight. Excellent value for the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great

A huge difference between playing on a Monday instead of the Saturday round.
The course was not crowded even though we had s twosome in front that obviously were just learning to play it was still enjoyable. The entire staff was friendly and the starter even gave me more than one bag of range balls to warm up with. I think I will stick with just playing during the week- to crowded on the weekends. The place is a totally different place when things are more calm and relaxed than trying to put so many people through their round. Keep up the great work. Will be back in the fall for more rounds.
Thanks

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value for the area

Course is in great shape for this time of year
Fairways were plush and greens rolled true across the course
Played the sand and bay courses today
Will be back this week so hope to play piper
Rough still coming in from Winterkill
For the area this course is a great value as it’s cheaper than courses whose conditions are not good but think they are so they make u break the bank for a bad experience
Only negative was pace of play was slow to be 2nd group out, used to sub 4 hr rounds for early groups on a Sat otherwise this course would be a 5

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course great, Ranger had a bad attitude

Our group of 6 played hte course divided into 2 threesomes. We all really enjoyed the course EXCEPT for when we had to deal with one of the Course Rangers. The group in front of stopped at the clubhouse on the turn and they waved us on to play. We went ahead and played the 10th hole and as we got near the green, the Ranger comes up to us and starts swearing at me because I'm too close to the green. I clearly had a handicap flag out and I parked about 20 ft from the green as I was told by the course starter. However, he came up and swore at me because I was too close and then proceeded to tell us (again swearing) that we were holding up people at the tee box. We tried to tell him we were waved on to go because the other group took a while at the turn. So he came to let us have it. Poor judgement on his part. Swearing at us and not even asking us what is happening was not a great experience. Avoid the Rangers!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/29/2019

From the head golf professional; The handicap policy states 30 yards from the greens, not 20 feet. The ranger was merely doing his job by informing you of the course rules. As for the cursing, always two sides to a story.

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don't pass on this one.

For those that know the area, it's understood that conditioning is fluid. Sandpiper is in good shape. The greens roll well, although I would prefer a little more speed (the greens weren't slow, but they were not fast either).
The starter and bag guys were friendly and accommodating.

For those seeking nature, I saw no less than 8 Gators!! AND.....we played in less than 4 hours (twosome following foursomes)!

I recommend this place to all. It is challenging enough for better players (I'm scratch), but won't beat up the bogey player.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the best value courses in the area

The course was in close to perfect shape, and with a good pace of play it made for a great day. The fairways were lush and the greens were soft and a good speed, with the ball rolling true. The course is very playable, with only a couple of holes (on Sand and Piper 9s) that offer any significant level of difficulty. The par 3s were especially well designed. For the $, there is not much else in the area that can compare or offer better value. A must play. We`ll e back next year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Golfing Experience!

My wife and I are planning to retire in South Carolina. When we do, this Golf Course will be at the top of our list. Everything from the clubhouse to the practice facilities to the course itself was extremely enjoyable.
The layout is interesting, and it requires a number of skilled shots to score low. But it also was extremely friendly to female golfers.
In fact, this Golf Course is nestled in an about other premium golf courses that charge quite a bit more to play. I would choose this call course over any of those. You cannot get much greater satisfaction from playing a high price Golf Course than you can from playing this one.
If you see it on GolfNow, you better grab it. It is well worth your time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good conditions

Fairways and greens in excellent conditions pavé off play slow on the first nine

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

What a Difference a Year Makes

The greens have been fully restored to their regular true and fully grassed in condition. A much improved situation since we last played in 2018. We will definitely be back in the near future to enjoy the much improved conditions.
Also a pleasure to be able to use carts on the course 2 days after the course received over 4 inches of rain.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Time

We had a great time. First time golfing this year. We laughed at each other. Great time

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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