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Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club

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Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club

The 2010 Myrtle Beach Golf Course Owners Association’s Golf Course of the Year also earned four stars in Golf Digest’s Place to Play guide not all that long ago. For recent Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club, though, those awards actually predate what could be considered an even better version of the 27-hole layout.

Plenty of time, effort and money have gone into making sure it continues to improve with the times.

“We’re reinvesting back into the course,” head professional Brett Thomaswick said. “We just did water renovations and put in new sand traps and removed a few hundred trees. We have some of the best MiniVerde greens in all of the Grand Strand.”

Located just across the North Carolina border in Sunset Beach, Sandpiper Bay’s three aptly named nines - Sand, Piper and Bay - each have their own feel. The Sand includes a trio of par threes and a dynamic par four on No. 3. The Piper (which along with Sand is one of the original nines) adds a third par five. The newest addition, the Bay nine, is a bit more water heavy than its big brothers with ponds or streams visible and in play on almost every hole.

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7.9
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Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club Course Reviews

Recent Reviews

by Jeff F -
Great experience from dropping off the clubs through the completion of the round. Friendly staff and the course was in excellent condition.
9 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Jeffrey M -
Staff was great.
7 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Chris P -
Course condition fair due to heavy rain
9 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Jocelyne -
Sand and Piper are really awful, not having been overseeded and all the fairways and tee boxes are yellow and unplayable. Bay is a better deal but fairways are thin and fortunetely, the greens are alright. Would not spend money on that course which used to be our favorite since there are so many beautiful golf courses in the region. Unfortunately, this course is removed from our list for a long,long time.
2 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Craig -
The bay nine is the best of the 3. Bay side is a test. greens great, smooth and fast. excellent staff.
9 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Paul (Mississauga, ON) -
A straightforward golf course, what you see is what you get with wonderful smooth fast greens if that is to your liking. There are definite opportunities to score on this course.
8 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Jeff (Shawnee, KS) -
Greens were best I played this week.
7 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by John H -
First time playing this course and I'll be back. Fairways, greens and rough are really in great shape. Sand is also. The greens were some of the best I've played this for what will be a 4 month visit. They are fast but true. Took some getting used to re the speed. Friendly from the time you drive up. Nice place. There is a fair amount of water but it is fair.
10 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Mario (Pembroke, MA) -
Excellent cource to play.
8 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Bryant (Fairview, PA) -
Nicve course, friendly staff.
7 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Shawn (Charlotte, NC) -
Great shape. Awesome course. Only problem was the starters and bag attendants were totally unorganized.
8 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Doug -
The course is in really good shape, although the bunkers lack sand. The greens are smooth and quick. The fairways are fairly lush for this time of year. There is some wetness in the front of the greens, so bump and run shots are difficult in general
10 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Piffy -
Great geeens and fairways. VERY poor sand bunkers. Bathrooms are very outdated.
10 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by David (Minneapolis, MN) -
We enjoyed the whole course. It was in great shape for fall golfing. The people were all very friendly. The clubhouse was nice. We will play the course again on our next visit but hope the weather is better than 44 degrees and windy when we finish at 2 PM so we can enjoy it more.
9 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Mitchell (Winston Salem, NC) -
Great course! Friendly staff.
8 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Jim (Bel Air, MD) -
While not a long course it is very fun to play. The greens were in excellent shape and rolled true. The bunkers on the other hand were in poor shape and we're mainly dirt and mud. Also the starter did not do a great job of keeping you informed and after 9 we had a three group back up on our tenth tee. That is poor time management of the course.
8 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Jim (Waxhaw, NC) -
Great experience today
10 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Brian (Chapel Hill, NC) -
Though the weather wasn't great, everything at the course was very good to excellent. Good price and the course was in very good shape despite a lot of rain the night before. Would definitely play there again.
9 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Richard -
Course was in great shape for time of year. Can't wait to play again.
9 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Jack -
Played on 9/11/12. They should be ashamed. If you tout your sand traps in your review they should be playable. All traps on the Bay 9 had standing water and a sewer gas smell. Are next nine Sand wasn't much better. The pro shop employee had the worst attitude of any in the nine years of playing in Myrtle I have encountered. The only positive thing I can say about course are the older gentlemen who marshalled. Avoid this course.
4 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Scott (Schaumburg, IL) -
(Would like to have known prior to play) more information about the hazards on the course.
8 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Jeff -
Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association chose this as course of the year 2011 for a reason. Sandpiper Bay is a hidden gem.
10 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by John K. -
Played Sandpiper Bay and as always the greens were in great shape. The fairways were in really good shape considering the hot, dry summer. The staff was very friendly.
10 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Matt -

My group traveled from Michigan for a week of golf in the Myrtle Beach area. I can say with complete confidence that this was not only the worst golf experience of the trip, but also of my entire life.

First, the staff at the club (and maybe also the owner of the club if the tone is being set from the top) need to take a few business classes and learn how to run a successful golf course. When you are a golf course in a resort-focused area like Myrtle Beach, it's all about building customer loyalty and treating your customers with class and respect. The staff at this club are clueless about this.

Let me take you through our day at the course from the very beginning. My father, two friends, and I all played together on Thursday 7/21. Upon arriving at the course, we were immediately scolded by the cart staff and starter for attempting to share one bag of clubs on one cart. My father and I are both left-handed, and in order to save money on shipping golf clubs on our airline (this can cost $70-$100 total), we decided to pack an extra putter and wedges and share the rest of the clubs. We played at several courses prior to playing Sandpiper, and none of the other courses had an issue with this. This includes top-notch courses like Founders Club, which I would highly recommend. Sandpiper proceeded to charge us $20 for a rental bag that we told them we wouldn't use and didn't need. This was completely ridiculous and unnecessary, as my father and I are both single-digit handicaps who have played in several tournaments. My point is that it was obvious the course wasn't dealing with hacks. All Sandpiper said was that this was their course policy.

Let's move on to the obnoxious group of starters that work at Sandpiper. Our tee time was 9:09 a.m. that morning. At 8:51 a.m., we attempted to go their golf range to warm up for 10 minutes before we proceeded to the first tee. The starter scolded us for attempting to do this, and said that we didn't have enough time to go to the range and needed to go to the first tee 18 minutes ahead of our scheduled tee time. Needless to say, we proceeded to the first tee only to see 2 twosomes and one foursome backed up on the first tee ahead of us.

Thirdly, let's move on to the rangers/marshalls on the course. On the third tee, we asked the starter why the two separate twosomes that were playing ahead of us were not paired together. Again they quoted course policy and said that they would not ask two twosomes play together in order to improve the pace of play, if those twosome requested to not be paired with a different twosome. Maybe they should research USGA rules and note the section that talks about pace of play and adjust their course policy to be consistent with that.

And lastly, let's talk course conditioning. It was simply terrible. The tees, fairways, and rough were all burned to the point where they was brown. The greens were green, but were slow and shaggy. For a course that claims to be a semi-private country club, I would have expected much better conditioning.

In conclusion, I'm really not sure how this course was voted Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year in 2010. It's impossible for the course to be objectively named to such a high honor. Trust me - as a person who goes on 2 golf trips a year, DO NOT visit Sandpiper Bay. It was the worst golf experience of my life.

1 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Hiram (Asheboro, N.C.) -
Very good.
9 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Jim (Statonville, Tenn.) -
No personal coolers.
8 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Arthur (Canton, Mass.) -
Course was in good shape except for sand traps ... no sand and plenty of water in them.
8 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Nick (Ironton, Ohio) -
Sandpiper Bay is as advertised. We played Bay and Sand with Bay being the best. The course was in great condition and we enjoyed the free range to warm-up. Would recommend to others and play again.
9 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Charles (New Bern, N.C.) -
Great condition. Friendly staff. Full course, but moved along nicely.
10 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Ron (Northport, N.Y.) -
Three 9-hole courses. We played our 18 holes and then played the third 9-hole course. All were very good. The nicest course we played this trip.
8 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Rich (Toms River, N.J.) -
This course does not get the press, but the staff try hard to make it a good golf experience. The 3 9s are fairly equal and always in great shape. For years the course was a well-kept secret, but the news is getting out!
7 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Randy -
Like this course mostly because it is in our condo complex, very close for us. Course in better shape then other years, nice design, good value.
9 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Micheal (Mooresboro, N.C.) -
Beautiful course. One of my favorites at the beach.
9 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by ArtMBgolf (Wilmington, Del.) -
SPB is one of the best values in MB. It's maintained well for the price. The new mini-verde greens are good.
9 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Susan (Boone, N.C.) -
Good for various handicap players. Greens fast and overall in good shape for November. Staff very friendly.
7 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Jeffrey (Seven Hills, Ohio) -
Extremely friendly operators.
8 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Anthony -
Very nice. The people were very helpful and the course was in great condition.
9 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Richard (Virginia Beach, Va.) -
Piper reworked and not in good condition. Bay course in great condition.
5 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by John -
Nice course. Not to hard not to easy.
9 / 10
Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club
by Janson -
Good Course
6 / 10
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