Pines/Sands at Star Hill Golf & Country Club

3.6847000000 3.7 stars from 5 (43)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6514 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 69.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6514 yards 69.8 118
White 72 6095 yards 68.0 114
Gold 72 5323 yards 64.8 108
Red (W) 72 4494 yards 64.9 105

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 43 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

33 out of 43 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for seniors locals  

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"Great round of golf..."


kwoodard58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played all 27 holes. Course is in great shape - kudos to the grounds crew! Very friendly and helpful staff. Great value and will definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


u000006361255's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in good shape. The fairways and greens were nice. We played in the afternoon and it was not crowded.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Star Hill Round"


arthurjones's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

when I got to there I was told I was paying for 9 holes. I was embarrassed, the manager said it happens all the time. It feels like a bait and switch. I had to pay

for 9 more hole to make it an 18 hole round. I manager is grinning but I am not.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Decent beach course"


u054590749's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played from the gold tees and course ended up playing somewhat short. Overall, a typical beach course, but we both enjoyed it. Nobody in front and nobody behind made it seem like we had the course to ourselves. Wind made it challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great time"


ctully1976's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for all levels


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course."


u000005580238's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2016
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Reviewed on

Well maintained course. Greens were in good shape. Three nines keep pace of play on target.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


robedental's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing course would recommend to any golf player.


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


"Beautiful day at Star Hill"


bengbodyflight's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great condition. Straight forward layout. Very good pace of play considering the number of players on course. Greens soft and fast... One of my favorite courses in the area!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Rods review"


u000005701163's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall a great day and venue venue for golf. Missed attendant providing cart service to car....must have been busy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"fun course"


Regina3099308's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

always enjoy playing at Star Hill fun course to play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Decent 27 hole layout"


drmalone's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is a challenge and length makes you use every club in bag. Rough needs better maintenance. Greens were smooth and fast. Unfortunately, not everyone who plays it feels they need to repair ball marks. Fees were pricey for 18, but the $12 fee to play 27 made it worthwhile.Range has no lenght place to warmup with the driver. Can only warm up with short irons.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very close to Emerald Isle resorts"


u708147862's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our foursome played on Wednesday afternoon in August. The course was in great shape and very fun to play. The staff was helpful and friendly. For what we paid, I believe it was an excellent value. I would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Greens"


u990074485's avatar
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2015
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Reviewed on

Greens were in great shape. $58.00 was a little expensive, but i assume the costs is reflective of being located on the coast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value"


K1537234's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape. We played in less than 4 hours. The guy in the proshop got us out a little early. We were never pushed nor did we have to wait on any shots. The ranget was friendly and helped us fnd a wayward shot. My first time playing but will make it an annual vacation stop.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Price?????"


bradradley5's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2015
Previously played Used cart Good weather

Reviewed on

Everything at this course is Mediocre which I have absolutely no issue with if they charged to comparative price to the Meritocracy, But to charge 60$ for that is absolutely ridiculous. Add that to them only letting their snowbird buddies to play specific nines is sad, but I know that is the perks of a course employee. What you are paying for is drive time. Star Hill is closer to Emerald Isle then most other courses so I guess that is how they legitimize their pricing. We stopped going there and go to Crystal Coast and Brandywine, those courses are better and cost less money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"The Price was Right"


u000006234044's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was very nice and clean. The Sands and the Pine courses were pretty open.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Rude Staff"


hart17's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I'm not sure if you have to be rude to get a job at Star Hill or just be rude while working there, but nevertheless this course has the rudest staff of any course I've ever played. Adding to that the pro shop and "restaurant" have not been updated since their respective constructions thirty years ago. Also, it's incredibly overpriced for the area. The worst part? The course is well designed and the greens are fabulous. This course desperately needs new ownership and will close within the next ten years if it doesn't get it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course excellent greens"


Bobby1955's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like the lay out of the courses they give you the chance to score well if you keep the ball in the short grass. The green fringes were being aerated the weekend I played but the greens were in perfect condition and pin placement was fair. I especially enjoy the greens Always in great shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Friendly staff, nice course"


Blacksheep2012's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My husband and I love coming here when we visit Emerald Isle. Always friendly and courteous staff. Course is fun to play. We came at a great time, quick pace and finished our round in 3 hours. Thanks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Wish I played in "Golf Season""


mjdrph's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I liked this course. It was not too difficult or long, so it was good for me. I could have used better weather, but, playing in February in NC, you never know. Grass was dormant brown, but playable, bunkers had plenty of sand, and only a few wet spots from previous day's rain. I did not have any food there, since restaurant not open while I was there. Staff was friendly and helpful. I would like to play it again in a warmer season when the course has more color.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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