Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club - Bay Nine

3.9205294118 3.9 stars from 5 (424)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3450 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 3450 yards N/A N/A
White 36 3166 yards N/A N/A
Gold 36 2771 yards N/A N/A
Red 36 2431 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 424 Reviews
5 stars:
156
4 stars:
177
3 stars:
48
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
24

recommend this course

364 out of 424 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 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
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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

Reviewed on

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


"Nice track"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course to play as opening or 1st day of golf vacation.

Fun playable course, just didnt have any of the "camera" holes that wow you. I would play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u9566257's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u00000203328's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoy playing this course because of the 3 nine hole courses. I played their 3 times and i actually felt like I played 3 different courses. Fairways were in good shape. They are working on their greens and I saw progress in the month I was there. Can’t wait to play there again in the fall.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens terrible"


khamrick's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They have had weather damage and greens were unplayable. Settled for a two putt on most greens. Some grass was 3/4 inch high and some had no grass. Quite different from the last time I played there a couple years ago. It was very nice then.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"très mauvaise experience"


dandee14's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

après avoir vu les commentaires de golfeur sur golf advisor on ne s'attendait pas à quelque chose de bien mais surprise ce fut pire que l'on croyait les verts était complètement injouable il y avait même 4 verts temporaires disons des conditions affreuse nous avons alors été demander si nous pouvions être rembourser nous avons alors passer pour des gens chialeur comme si nous n'avions pas raison d'être insatisfait il a fallu fortement argumenter pour finalement réussir à se faire changer à un autre parcours disons des moments très désagréable


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Hurting greens!"


u000006341711's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was excellent in most ways. But due to colder than normal winter, they have lost more than half there greens , with big bare spots and generally bumpy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Disappointing round"


Diggerdon34's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Booked this round for one golfer on Golf Now. It was listed for one or two golfers. I picked this time so I would have a twosome to play with. When I gave my ticket to the starter he told he said there was no one for me to play with. I had to play behind one group that had 14 golfers and another group that had 8 golfers. I started my round 20 minutes late and had to wait on every shot.

The greens were very rough and bumping. The ball would not roll.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Worst course I've ever played!!!!!!!"


u8364971's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

My group has been playing for over 15 yrs in Myrtle Beach area and this by far the worse experience we've ever had. The greens are sand that have been painted green to look like a green. There's a little bit of grass which is even worse cause you try to putt through this crap and ball just jumps everywhere trying to make a putt longer than 4 feet is impossible. I really feel like they should've paid me to play there verses my paying them. The starter even stated that be glad your not playing the Bay side cause the greens are very bad. My question is how could they be worse???? We'll never play this course ever again I'm so glad I'm not a member for this place if I had to play this place everyday I'd quit the game of golf!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Need to get their green back"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We played this course during the week and had a beautiful day. I have played this course many times and always enjoyed it. Today however there were many bare spots on the fairways and the greens were a complete mess. We had to wait on every hole as there was an extremely slow twosome two groups in front of us. There was no ranger out there to help with the pace of play. I realize this is a great price for golf ---but had I known the condition of the course I would not have booked it.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/04/2018

The course will be installing new greens this summer. Expect a late July reopening of all 27 holes.



petebrewer1946's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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