Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club - Piper Nine

3.9171764706 3.9 stars from 5 (433)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3399 yards
  • Layout

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 | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3399 yards N/A N/A
White 36 3249 yards N/A N/A
Gold 36 2946 yards N/A N/A
Red 36 2452 yards N/A N/A

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 433 Reviews
5 stars:
158
4 stars:
180
3 stars:
52
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
24

recommend this course

371 out of 433 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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"Great Course"


JT6969's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in pretty good shape. Seeing how the greens at every course were damaged this winter, they had a great greens! Some were just spectacular and some were still recovering in spots. I would say 15 out of 18 were just awesome with the others just having a few spots needing more time. The fairways were holding water but it did rain the whole day before playing. Overall great course and i would definitely play again next time I’m here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"GREENS ?"


DIRECTOROFGOLF's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

THE GREENS ARE GONE. WHAT IS LEFT OF ANY OF THE GREENS ARE VERY SLOW. THE COURSE NEEDS A GOOD SIX MONTS TO RECOVER.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/16/2018

What's gone will be the four temporary greens starting Friday. Fairways and tees in excellent condition, Bay course opens early August.

New Greens open for play on July 20th.


"Nice layout. Challenging holes."


u880670297's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Sandpiper Bay has a nice course layout. Played the black tees which created some long par 5’s and par 3’s. Greens were relatively slow but rolled true. I’d play this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good course - great price"


u007784451's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yes, there are some temporary greens out there on the Sand course, but I cannot complain about that when I typically shoot over 100. The pace of play was outstanding as we rarely, if ever, had to wait to take a shot. Layout was good, not overly challenging. Would golf there again at the price we paid!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Play it again"


u1256155's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
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Reviewed on

Staff very friendly and helpful. Course under repair in spots. Greens burnt in spots. Was not told till after we arrived at the course. Layout great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Bernie2048's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun and beautiful layout"


u727614165's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
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Good course and fun environment. Rebuilt greens so temporary ones on certain holes. The bar staff were hateful and not friendly. Only the cart girl was nice.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I love this place"


u093378488's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
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The staff is very friendly. I am was told of the problems they have had with the greens due to the bad winter as soon as I arrived. The course was over all in good shap. There are 4 temporary greens, but other than that good. The guys I played with said that it is getting better each week.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A Hot Day on the Fairways"


xramad5's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
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The heat index was in the triple digits but it was still a beautiful day on the golf course. The course had some areas under repair ( 4 temporary greens) and some fairways were very spongy due to overnight rains, but overall the course was in good condition.

We did not play till 12-noon, so there were very few players on the course and we were able to play in two hours and forty-five minutes. It was our first time out in six weeks, so we thoroughly enjoyed our day!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Keep Looking"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
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Reviewed on

To many Temporary greens. Signed up for $3.00 round plus tax on Golf Now. Told in Pro Shop, No Way I was going to play for $3.00 Greens Fee over a "Miss-Print" Golf Now made. That will be $30.00 or $25.00 since you drove all this way to play. Thanks for nothing,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course for Great Price"


u4434848's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played here for a $20 hot deal while I was at Sunset for the week.

Greens were in great condition considering that most of the greens in this area died this winter. I played the Piper and the Sand courses (27 hole facility), the Piper had some greens with some spotting around the edges and the Sand had 4 temporary greens, but other than that they were great, just really slow. Took a lot of getting used to their speed, but they were still great quality. They also had a $10 replay rate - if you play the Sand course, you can play another 9 holes right after for just $10.

The course is beautiful as well, with water coming into play on many holes and some tricky front-side bunkers in play. Not super difficult, but just difficult enough of a course to score well and have a good time.

Next time I'm in the area I will for sure be coming back to this course. Great price, great course, great staff, etc.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great experience at a kind of underwhelming course"


u909251423's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a really great place for a relaxed, no stress, friendly day of golf. Great service at the bag drop, cool club house, cheap lunch, cheap beer. Also, range balls are included which was great. This is a great course to arrive early to.

The course itself was in great shape even though they had four temporary greens. The other greens were fantastic. The fairways and tee boxes were also great. I only say it was underwhelming because the lay out is kind of boring. No really memorable holes. No risky decisions needed. None of the par 5s are reachable. Fairways are wide open with few hazards in play. Everything is pretty flat. It got a little monotonous, but it was still fun and. really beautiful.

That said, a great place to golf with friends if you don’t want to think to hard. A great place where you can spend an entire afternoon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Course Greens are damaged"


CharlieinPA's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape with the exception of the greens. Apparently the Myrtle Beach golf courses had a very tough spring and many courses lost greens or portions of them. Pace of play was fantastic if we had not stopped for a drink and a snack at the turn we would have finished under three and a half hours. Staff was very friendly. I look forward to playing this course again when it is healthy. Be sides the temporary greens the regular greens were left pretty long so putting required a stronger stroke that normal and breaks were much less of a issue. I had no three putts but did not have many one putts either. I like the greens to be faster.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Bernie2048's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
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Reviewed on

Always pleasant outing. Some of the greens are being repaired but it is still a goof value and challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course , greens a little rough"


Rabo3836384's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
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Reviewed on

I enjoyed this course a lot ! Due to some frost damage they were re-surfacing some of the greens but overall a great round !! Very friendly staff and awesome course for the price !!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Winter kill"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
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Winter kill, This past winter was rough on the greens but they are working to repair them and rebuild them the rest of the course is in the shape and I enjoyed playing there


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Golfing borthers"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Nice course . geens were a little bummpy and they do not allow you to carry your own beer out on the course so leave t in the car and go back and get it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Bernie2048's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



ndngolf1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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