Oyster Bay

614 Lake Shore Highway 179, Sunset Beach, North Carolina 28468     800-299-6187
 3.5
Average rating based on 305 reviews
Need to know

Here's the details you need to play this golf course:

EARLY A.M.
$49
7 to 7:59 a.m.
AFTERNOON
$45
Noon to 3:29 p.m.
MORNING
$55
8 to 11:59 a.m.
EVENING
$45
3:30 to 6p.m.
MORE INFO
800-299-6187

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DESCRIPTION
About Oyster Bay

This spectacular Dan Maples-design offers a harmonious blend of the penal, heroic and strategic philosophies of golf. Oyster Bay has been selected by Golf Digest as both 'Best New Resort Course' in 1984 and 'Best 50 Public Courses in America' in 1990. Such distinctive honors have created tremendous popularity for this course architecture. You will be amazed by the array of picture perfect holes, as exemplified by the spell-binding 13th. Bold tee shots and well measured approaches are required to play this Champion of North Carolina.

AT AT GLANCE
Course Details
  • Par: 71
  • Slope: 137
  • Yardage : 6685
  • # of Holes: 18
  • Designed By: Dan Maples
  • Year Opened: 1983
  • Greens: Bermuda
  • Type of Course: Public
  • Accepts singles?No
  • Kids play free?No
USER REVIEWS

Oyster Bay Player Ratings

Overall rating based on 305 reviews. Currently showing the last 20 player reviews from Myrtle Beach Golf Insider:

Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"We were able to book 3 foursomes together. The course was in great shape. Greens putted true. The staff is very friendly here, right from bag drop to starter. The clubhouse was great. We had the buffet breakfast and lunch of menu, all wonderful. Our waitress, Beth was fantastic. Definitely a must play."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Great layout and free breakfast and lunch and drinks is great"

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 2.5

"Oyster Bay has always been one of my favorite courses, but I have to say this time I was very disappointed. From the 1st hole, the group in front of us was very slow. We had to wait 3-5 minutes before each shot. They were soon at least 2 holes behind the group in front of them and when we called the pro shop, they sent someone out who said that there wasn't anything he could do about it. Our round was almost 5 1/2 hours long. It ruined the round for all of us, and I will not be booking them on future trips."

  • Tees:
    2.5
  • Greens:
    1.5
  • Fairways:
    1.5
  • Pro shop:
    3.5
  • Grill:
    3.5
  • Staff:
    3.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"Played it in the morning. Got rained on for 3 holes, but then it cleared up. This course was the worse conditioned of the 7 we played on this trip. It is looking old & tired. Greens were like putting on Velcro, but with the tough sloping on the greens they could be unputtable if they allowed them to get too fast. Very short par 3s, shortish par 5s, but very long par 4s. It was a layout our group did not like. Between the conditions & the layout, we likely will not drive that far to play it again. Ate in the grill. Food was decent. Waitress had no sense of humour, and service was just acceptable. Nothing special there either."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    3.5
  • Fairways:
    3.5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    3.5
  • Staff:
    4
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 1.5

"Greens were very inconsistent. Fairways were thin in many areas. Pace of play was terrible. 6 Hours with plenty of rangers on course but did nothing to speed up play."

  • Tees:
    2
  • Greens:
    0.5
  • Fairways:
    1
  • Pro shop:
    3
  • Grill:
    3.5
  • Staff:
    1
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"Great layout and fun to play but the course is getting a little tired. Should change golf carts to quads as the paths are in disarray...you may also get ready for a 5 hour + round as they double tee."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4
  • Pro shop:
    4
  • Grill:
    4
  • Staff:
    4
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.5

"Could be better marked between holes. Greens need work."

  • Tees:
    3.5
  • Greens:
    0.5
  • Fairways:
    3.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 2

"Course looks "tired" and in need of investment (cart paths, sand traps). You can tell Oyster Bay plays the numbers game, electing volume of golfers vs course experience. Marshalls can be rude and overly focused on pace of play as a result of pressing too many golfers into a days play. Great layout and views are wasted by a staff that's rooted in a culture "get them in, get them off and get them out""

  • Tees:
    2.5
  • Greens:
    4
  • Fairways:
    1.5
  • Pro shop:
    3
  • Grill:
    2.5
  • Staff:
    1.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Greens were the best and we played all week. Front nine fairways was getting punched. Overall very good Round. We will be back."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    3.5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Finally! It has taken our group forever to return but we are glad we did. Awesome experience. The course was in fantastic shape. Great variety of holes."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    4
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Course was in great condition. Greens were rolling well. About average speed. Cart girl was nice. Cold towels during round was awesome! Views of the marsh were very nice. Would definitely play hear again."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    4
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3

"Pretty view."

  • Tees:
    3
  • Greens:
    1.5
  • Fairways:
    1.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 1.5

"From the time we arrived we were treated terrible. Bag boys/men told us to put back our coolers and then wanted to check our bags for BEER! Who plays this game without beer. Cart girl came by one time and we tipped her well, asked if we would see her again and she said, "maybe". All in all the staff acted like they would rather be some other place. Course was OK conditon but the views rank high. Need a little upkeep there guys to bathrooms and staff experience. Low rankings from me."

  • Tees:
    1.5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    2.5
  • Pro shop:
    0.5
  • Grill:
    1
  • Staff:
    0.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 5

"Another highly regarded course so far as we are concerned. So much so that we play it every other year in a rotation with King's North. This is a wonderful and beautiful course that offers a golfer just about everything - golf-wise and scenery-wise. We've played if for years and it still hasn't lost its luster."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"The course was very playable, liked it a lot."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3

"Great layout. Really beautiful. But the fairways were spotty and the cart paths are in desperate need of repair."

  • Tees:
    3
  • Greens:
    3.5
  • Fairways:
    1.5
  • Pro shop:
    3.5
  • Grill:
    3.5
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"Very good."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    4
  • Grill:
    3.5
  • Staff:
    4
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3

"Good."

  • Tees:
    3.5
  • Greens:
    3.5
  • Fairways:
    3
  • Pro shop:
    3
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    3.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"Very good course. Back 9 is a bit more dificualt as we played it first and were 5 to 20 shots lower on the front 9. POP was 5 hours."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    4
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.5

"Good."

  • Tees:
    3.5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    3.5
  • Pro shop:
    3.5
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    4
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