Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club - Bay Nine

Golf Advisor Icon
Ratings Index
Tooltip Information Icon
3.9
438
5 Stars
159
4 Stars
183
3 Stars
53
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
24
Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
0
83.7%
Recommend this course
376 out of 438 reviews
Read Reviews
Golf Advisor Icon
Ratings Index
Tooltip Information Icon
3.9
438
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
21
Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.2
Layout
4.1
59.1%
Recommend this course
68 out of 115 reviews
Read Reviews
Golf Advisor Icon
Ratings Index
Tooltip Information Icon
3.9
438
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
82
3 Stars
41
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
21
Staff Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
76.2%
Recommend this course
163 out of 214 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 9
Par 36
Length 3450
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Public
Book a Tee Time at
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
Powered by GolfNow.com
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.

Best of Lists

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in North Carolina (2015 #16)

Reviews

3.9
438

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
19th Hole Specials 4
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

Reviewer Photos

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Default User Image
u000006420436
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.
Was this review useful to you?
Your feedback could not be sent at this time
Share
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout. Challenging holes.

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course - great price

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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Play it again

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
The Penn Ohio Golf Trail consists of courses mainly in Western PA and Northeast Ohio. What sets us apart is that we offer 29 different courses; including 4 private, members-only country clubs, 2 former LPGA courses, and many of the top courses in Ohio and Pennsylvania (including Pennsylvania’s #1 public course – Olde Stonewall). We offer 4 Mansions (for groups of 2 to 36), 10 hotels and customer service beyond any major resort. Our Mansions feature large common areas, pool tables, poker tables, big screen TV’s with the luxury of the entire group together in a large home setting.
Course Layout
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE