Sandpiper-Bay-Golf 1Brett Thomaswick, PGA Head Golf Professional at Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club invites host of Tee It UP Grand Strand, Shan Coughlin, out to the course in Calabash North Carolina to see the results of the newly completed renovations to the course, look at what is still planned and talk about winter golf specials.  Not only have many bunkers been filled in, moved, and/or re-shaped, there have been over 200 trees removed to make the course more friendly, more playable and easier to maintain meaning more consistent conditions throughout the year.  Now that may seem like a lot of trees, but take a look at this video as Brett and Shan are out on the course.  This is one of the most mature courses in town and with 27 holes, there are still plenty of Carolina Pines lining the fairways and providing shelter for the variety of wildlife here.  Shan’s closest encounter with a gator came on Sandpiper Bay as she was looking for her ball at the water’s edge during a tournament when a fellow competitor grabbed her as she was reaching down and there, not 5 feet feet further into the pond, was a gator very interested in what she was doing.

Sandpiper Bay Golf Club2Listen as Brett updates us all on the completion of the renovations discussed and those still to come including new renovations to the clubhouse this winter.  He also talks about the course conditions and holiday specials.  Even with record setting rainfalls this fall, the course has drained well, is in great shape, and played a ton of fall golfers.  Now that winter golf season is here, there are great multi-play specials for those who live, winter and visit the area.  Along with their own multi-round punch cards, Sandpiper Bay Golf  is part of the Platinum Golf Membership program offered by East Coast Golf Management, and their PGA (Play Golf Again) 4, 5 and 6 round golf package.  So whether you want to play all your golf here or include it in with other great area courses, there are a multitude of ways to save.  Click on the banner on the right of this page to go directly to their website for contact information.  The staff is always happy to answer questions.  And as always, contact us here at The Golf Director with questions on the best ways to stay and play.

Last but not least, Brett’s golf shop won the Bridgestone NFL display contest for the entire east coast.  Bridgestone Golf put forth the challenge and Brett and his staff, who always have a very creative and unique flair to their golf shop displays, won in grand fashion.  This holiday season promises to have more of the same so definitely come to the shop to check out the craziness and get some holiday gift ideas for the golfer in your family – and yourself as well.

Thank you for tuning in to this edition of Tee It UP Grand Strand and the Play Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club November Update.  Check back regularly for more information on Sandpiper Bay and your favorite courses along the Grand Strand.