Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.3
846 Reviews (846)
5 Stars
355
4 Stars
364
3 Stars
76
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
25
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
95.4%
Recommend this course
770 out of 846 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.5
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.1%
Recommend this course
64 out of 68 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.4
133 Reviews (133)
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.0%
Recommend this course
125 out of 133 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3399 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
Book a Tee Time at
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1987
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Mini Verde Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dan Maples (1987) Michael Gleason (1987)

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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

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

Reviews

4.3
846 Reviews (846)

What Golfers Are Saying

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

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairways were excellent

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A great price for a good round of golf

I don't know why this course doesn't receive higher ratings from people that play there. The greens are great, the fairways are still good, and the staff are friendly. Only thing I would change, a more usable bag drop. I don't like my clubs piles on a cart and driven out back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Confusion

Course was great. However, when I checked in with pro shop they had no record of my 12:45 tee time reservation even though I had the printed reservation from Golf Now to confirm. The starter had no record of the tee time either, but worked us in after a 30 minute delay and much confusion.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unfortunately the 4some ahead of us was very slow; nobody ahead of them, but they didn’t let us play through. We were a 3some, so understood we would’ve faster than a 4some, but it would have been nice to let us play through.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Surprised it was so affordable

The fairways were well kept , no
high grass anywhere. Greens were excellent . Best course I have played this week

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course but Overbooked

We made a starting time on TeeOff.com for 12pm and arrived at the course at 11:30am. Checked in the pro shop at 11:40am and are receipt printed that are starting time was 12:56. We checked with the starter to find out why we were moved to 12:56 pm and were told they don't even open up the one 9 until 1:pm. They finally got us out around 1pm. Felt bad for the starters because they were overwhelmed by the amount of golfers there trying to get out. We thought the communication from TeeOff and the Golf course was very poor by not informing us of the 1 hr. delay. and making it a 5 1./2 day.
The golf course was in great shape but overall we were disappointed in a long day there and missing our 6:30 dinner reservation with our wives.which we'll be hearing about for the next 3 months.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Will not be back

Go play Thistle, Pearl or Sea Trail courses instead. Honestly I was not impressed. Disappointed in fact because I had read good reviews; plus I love the name.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Kudos to Sandpiper Team

I have player this course over 20 times… this is the best condition ever!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Value

Played the Bay and Sand nines. Greens were excellent and fairways were in great shape. Course is probably the best value on the strand.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Nearby Courses
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Resort
3.7566941176
186
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Public
4.3460529412
845
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Public
4.3460529412
845
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Resort
4.0347588235
208
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Public
4.3386529412
393
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Public
4.7138705882
382
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Public
4.3386529412
393
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Public
3.8252294118
124
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Resort
3.6003823529
182
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Public
3.2423058824
83
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Public
3.4975882353
119
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Public
4.7138705882
382
Golf Packages
FROM $267 (USD)
ISLE OF PALMS, SC | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodation in a Oceanside condo at Wild Dunes Resort and play 3 rounds of golf at Links Course and Harbor Course.
FROM $167 (USD)
CHARLESTON, SC | Enjoy 5 nights' accommodations at The Francis Marion Hotel and play 4 rounds of golf at the Links at Stono Ferry, Dunes West GC, Charleston National Country Club & Rivertowne Country Club.
FROM $177 (USD)
KIAWAH ISLAND, SC | Enjoy 5 nights' accommodations in a Resort Class Villa at Kiawah Island Golf Resort and play 4 rounds of golf at Osprey Point, Turtle Point, Cougar Point and Ocean Course.
FROM $237 (USD)
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC | Enjoy up to 5 nights' accommodations at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa and and up to 4 rounds of golf at Palmetto Dunes Golf Club (Fazio, Hills & Jones Courses) and the Country Club of Hilton Head.
FROM $207 (USD)
WILLIAMSBURG, VA | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at Kingsmill Resort and 2 rounds of golf at Kingsmill Resort - Plantation & River Courses.
Now Reading