Sandpiper at Spring Lake Golf Club

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3.7
93
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Staff Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.6
Value
3.7
Layout
3.8
70.0%
Recommend this course
80 out of 93 reviews
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3.7
93
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.7
Value
3.7
Layout
3.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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3.7
93
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.7
Value
3.7
Layout
3.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Par 36
Length 3129
Slope 126
Rating 35.1
Type Public
Spring Lake Golf Club offers 27 holes of championship golf located in the heart of Long Island. The two courses, the 18-hole Thunderbird and the nine-hole Sandpiper, may be different lengths but they are equally challenging. Don't underestimate the Sandpiper Course, this layout is more rigorous than what you would expect from a nine-hole layout. The course is situated alongside the club's namesake lake, offering beautiful views as well as a few water hazards. The round begins with its signature hole. This risk-reward par 5 is dotted with multiple lakes and the green has water to the right and back and bunkers to the left. There are many ways to approach this hole, you can play it safe or take a risk and try going for the green in two.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 36 3129 yards 35.1 126
Blue 36 2896 yards 34.0 119
White 36 2765 yards 33.4 116
Red (W) 36 2315 yards 34.9 122
Scorecard for Sandpiper/Thunderbird-Back
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Gold M: 73.5/121 464 365 210 481 358 118 329 358 509 3192 6697
Blue M: 71.3/118 414 348 190 458 335 102 314 332 491 2984 6213
White M: 68.6/115 400 312 151 355 291 86 280 268 462 2605 5606
Red W: 66.5/110 335 290 120 320 250 75 255 235 435 2315 4984
Handicap 11 2 8 1 5 13 7 10 4
Par 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 4 5 11 1 7 13 8 10 2

Course Details

Year Built 1967
Fairways Blue grass
Greens Blue grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Spring Lake Golf Club Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirts and Bermuda length shorts are acceptable.

Reviews

3.7
93

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Dinner 5
Watching the Game 5
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 12
Bunkers 9
Water Hazards 7
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 15
Locals 10
Walkers 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 16
In the 'Burbs 12
Near Local Attractions 2
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Handicap
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Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

SLOW

I am only writing this to let readers know that this course apparently does not stick to the alloted time slots, or at least it seems that way. We teed off at 2 pm saturday. I assumed teeing off that late would make the round a little bit less crowded. It took 40 minutes to play the first two holes. On three we were behind 4 groups waiting! The "ranger" said it would open up after the fourth hole. It ended up being a 3-1/2 hour front nine. We left. There seems no way they allowed only 5 groups out each hour. It was ridiculous.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Best maintained golf course in the area. Grass driving range. They're NOT on golf now. Go to their website to book online.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Greens pure

Excellent greens. Course has a few too many trees. Need to be cut back. Overhanging too far the 11th hole needs a chainsaw and the back tee box is wayyyy too small it also borders a 1700s graveyard and I picked up a ghost. My single cart became a 2some
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Horrible staff

Guys in the pro shop are rude. The one guy tried to tell me I need a different golf glove before I even paid and caught me a little off guard. Then I played the first hole and the same guy who did work there jumped in front of me with a threesome with his buddies on the friggin 2nd hole and I was only with one other guy. Then at the end the guy from inside rushed us off the course at 8 and it doesn't get dark until 830. I don't know why these guys were so rude, I used to like playing here but won't see me or my friends again. Don't suggest going here. The food wasn't very good and the beers were expensive not very friendly environment.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Spring Lake

It would have been cheaper if I booked on the courses web site or even called them. No discount here.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor fairway conditions

Fairways were bare. Staff not friendly to golf now patrons. Experienced this before
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst experience ever.. please do not play here!

Playing golf over 35 years of my life I never had an experience like this. I booked a tee time on golf now for 1 player (me). cart included. i traveled 1 1/2 hrs to get to the course. I Paid my fee and was getting ready to tee off when the starter came to me and wanted me to get out of my cart, (WHICH I PAID FOR and part of the deal with golf now) and move to another cart with some person i do not know. There were many carts available that werent being used. I told him i made the reservation through golf now for 1 person and a cart. At no time when i check in and received my cart did anyone inform me that i would have to share a cart with someone. As i was questioning the starter he went in to get the manager.she came out and demanded i get out of my cart and join the the single in the group who had a cart. She was not very nice. I did explain to her that i saw 4 to 5 others golfers on the course who had their own cart "Why Me". She didnt care just wanted me to switch. Her nasty adititude made me very angry. I then told her i would pay for a full cart fee $17 more. Before i did that, I went to the other single in the group and asked him if he paid for a full cart he said NO!. That made me more upset. I then decided to just ask for my money back which the angry woman graciously gave me back. Waste of gas, waste of time, and waste of my day off. Again i played golf for many years and never have I had an experience like this.. Stay away if you can, not worth your time.. Just a very bad ran course ...
Staff Friendliness Poor
Value for the Money Poor
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Commented On 06/18/2018
I feel your pain!
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chrisdw
Commented On 09/15/2015
Hey dspano, sorry that happened. They should have handled it much better. Not to defend the course but I will say that I've played as a single a few times at other courses and they've "made" me share a cart with another single or third of threesome. I don't mind the company so not a big deal to me, but I understand that's not what you paid for or wanted and the course should have respected that, especially if they were not low on carts. I'm surprised because the few times I've played at Spring Lake the service has been very good.
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best Golf Course

It's fast & easy to make reservations online, everything set when we got there. We love this course, it's nice & clean.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

Course was in good shape. Green. Not to hard but not to easy. Wasn't busy around 3pm didn't have to wait on any holes. Was in great shape. Had some good holes not to challenging but wasn't easy either. Worth playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

impeccable kept

Played here for the first time, was outstanding. Greens, fairways, and bunkers very well maintained. Would recommend this course to anyone.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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