Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club - Bay Nine

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3.9
451
5 Stars
168
4 Stars
187
3 Stars
53
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
24
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
83.1%
Recommend this course
389 out of 451 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
67
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
79.1%
Recommend this course
53 out of 67 reviews
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Average Rating
3.5
188
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
70
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
21
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
74.5%
Recommend this course
140 out of 188 reviews
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Holes 9
Par 36
Length 3450
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Public
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Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3450 yards
White 36 3166 yards
Gold 36 2771 yards
Red 36 2431 yards
Scorecard for Bay/Sand
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Black M: 71.6/135 550 420 206 352 207 366 362 432 555 3450 6641
White M: 69.6/128 524 377 193 319 190 328 330 397 518 3176 6252
Gold M: 67.1/117 W: 72.4/131 482 335 164 264 147 281 301 346 458 2778 5554
Red M: 63.5/104 W: 67.7/112 444 311 145 215 110 262 210 311 423 2431 4755
Handicap 11 3 9 17 13 15 5 1 7
Par 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 3 13 5 15 11 17 7 9 1

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Mini Verde Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dan Maples (2000)

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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Reviews

3.9
451

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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bay & Sand course

Excellent greens and great layout. Unbelievable value in Myrtle Beach area! Would play here every day if I could! Held up on the Bay but clear sailing on the Sands(back 9)

Fairways we're all well drained & bunkers had great sand. Water on many of the holes but do not come into play got the most part. Good scenic addition to help keep the fairways dry

Staff from the pro shop to the starters we're welcoming and courteous

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great first game of vacation! Setting the bar high

As our first game of our vacation this year, the Sand Piper Bay is setting the bar high.

We were worried with hurricanes Florence & Michael’s passage that there would be some damage, but the course is in top conditions. The greens are perfectly maintained.

We will go back before the end of our vacation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Day

Always a good day at Sandpipers Bay. Nice course, good value.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Yikes the Flies!

Course was in great shape. But the flies were biting us so much, we almost quit before the round was finished. Bug bands helped a little, so appropriate repellent might work, but we won't go back there for a while.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Layout

Played a week after Hurricane Florence hit the NC coast.

No standing water anywhere on the course. 90 degree rule in effect. Greens were very good but maybe a bit slow.

Great layout.....keep this course on your short list!.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Kept Secert

2 nd year in a row playing here. We come down every year from Asheboro NC.... guys golf outing. Best course around for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course

Course has had a big turn around since winter frost.. it is in the best shape ever! Fairways and rough are in great shape! Greens are excellent shape! Highly recommend playing this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Won’t go wrong playing here

Entire course is in great shape. Greens perfect and medium to fast speed. Even sodding areas around cart path areas for a course this reasonable is incredible

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

This is a great course in great condition with really nice greens. I play here often when I am in the area. It also has a nice practice facility with free range balls which is a bonus.

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

Great Experience

Clubhouse, restaurant and pro-shop were very friendly and accommodating. On course experience was very good from the Starter to the beverage cart person.

The fairways weee a bit soggy due to the rains, the greens were in good condition.

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

Course rebounding after heavy rains

We've had 3 weeks of heavy rains, so I didn't expect a dry course. Had to play cart path only, which slowed things up, but overall the course was in pretty good shape considering the soaking rains recently. Greens were slow, but in decent shape after some aeration a few weeks ago.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Too wet.

Had two visitors that HAD to play before flying home. Got a great rate at SandPiper for a AM time. Played the Piper/Bay courses and found that the greens were much improved from earlier this spring. Only #4 and #8 on Piper were still recovering, but almost all others were back. Greens were aerated, but you could see that the course is almost recovered. It was Cart Path as we had over 12-14 inches in the last two weeks. Will play again, but not until the course dries out.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Four (4) Temporary Greens

Except for the four (4) temporary greens on the Sand nine, this course was in very good shape. I played Sandpiper years ago when it had bentgrass greens. They converted to a strain of Bermuda grass a few years ago, and they withstand the hot summers a lot better. The four holes that had temp greens were just a couple weeks from being back on their regulation greens.

I teed off in the afternoon, around 1:00 PM, and finished my round in just over 3 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

GREENS ?

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

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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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.

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