Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club - Bay Nine

4.3313823529 4.3 stars from 5 (325)
  • 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 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 325 Reviews
5 stars:
153
4 stars:
143
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

310 out of 325 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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"Course Conditions Beginning to Deteriorate"


PappyJoe3232's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have played Sand Piper Bay many times and love the course. This time, we noticed the cart paths are cracking up, the fairway grass is flat, and the entire course was wet. They made no mention of cart path - only on any holes, but several were unplayable. I know it is mid-February, but they should respect their course better than that.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Wet"


u851633161's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Normally, I'd give this course a hardy recommendation but numerous areas of the fairways were wet or just about mud. Greens were unrecognizable (paint?) and extremely fast. Been playing this course for years and I was disappointed......but I'll come back again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u865639942's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the fast greens. In all fairness to the course it had rained heavily the night before so it was extremely wet.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wait for spring"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As with most courses now, fairways are asleep waiting for warmer temps to grow, greens were soft lightning fast and needed a break to recover, traps were excellent and Tee boxes were over played with spotty grass. If you're just out to play, go for it otherwise don't expect above average conditions.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Busy day at Sandpiper"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good set up with great practice facility free range balls and large practice green. Course was in fair shape for this time of the year and in spite of it being busy the starter kept things moving


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wet conditions"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We found the course very wet both on Bay and Sand side. Most of this relates to weather conditions experienced.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u345625649's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



dennisstocking's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"nice coarse"


Phil8092155's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

love this coarse,little wet,but there has been lots of rain. look forward to playing this coarse every couple of weeks


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course For the $$$"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very friendly staff. The course was still wet from the previous rain but it was only cart path only on the back 9. Fast greens (we are out of towners and I guess this is the norm) that took a while getting used to. I'm betting this course is absolutely beautiful in the summer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"January Golf"


FD's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was not over seeded so the fairways were tight. Played long was wet cool. Good condition for time of the year


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


"Fun to play"


DrSaw's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We played the Sand & Piper courses today. Both courses were in excellent condition with greens rolling fast. Sandpiper Bay continues to be one of our favorite "return-to" courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



hzhang's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



hzhang's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"course is long"


rogerherman's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

lots of water,some long pare 4s,bag drop and cart location kind of weird.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best course in Ocean Isle area"


u742200770's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unseasonably cold and windy, very few people playing. Played 18 holes in 3 hours 15 minutes. Greens were excellent as always.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



rogerherman's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course does not drain"


jmc1958's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Cleveland Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played piper and bay nines two days after it rained, and it was cart path only, and the cart paths are a long way from the fairway. Wasn't sure the cart would get thru the path in few spots the water was so high two days after the rain. Many puddles in the fairways, lift clean and place all day long. I am a fan of Dan Maples designs, and sandpiper bay is no different, a good design, but unfortunately with terrible drainage.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000004634042's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Piper and Bay nines. The staff was friendly and accommodating from the pro shop, bag attendant, and starter. Range balls were included. Range is not very wide, but there is a nice chipping area and separate putting green. The course is solid. Mix of doglegs, shorter and longer holes, and good par 3s. They dye the greens for winter play, but the greens roll true and were at a good speed. Fairways, tees, and bunkers all in good shape. Will definitely return. A pleasure to play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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