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Oyster Bay

614 Lake Shore Highway 179 , Sunset Beach , NC 28468
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Oyster Bay
Current Rating: 2.64/5 (826 votes)

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Course Difficulty: Medium

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At Oyster Bay golf course in Sunset Beach, the historic and strategic philosophies of golf course architecture come together harmoniously. Golf Digest ranked this course among the top-50 public courses in the country and has also been named "Resort Course of the Year."

Innovation and variety distinguish this course by golf course architect Dan Maples and developer Larry Young. A wide variety of shot making requirements are needed to overcome this course with its combination of short holes, long holes, striking fresh water lakes, two island green par threes, and severe holes surrounded by dense marshland. Although this course is a par-70 and just under 6,700 yards, drastically undulating greens, lengthy par-4's, and steep bunkers ensure that Oyster Bay tests a golfer's skills! 

Book this course with our Legends Golf Package. 

Details About the Course

Location: North
# of Holes: 18
Sets of Tees: 4
Grass Type (Greens): Tift Eagle
Kids Play Free?: No
Architect(s): Dan Maples
Slope/Rating: 137/74.1
Course Record: 63
Year Opened: 1983
Download Oyster Bay Scorecard (PDF Scan, 1023kb)

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Course Reviews

we were really looking forward to playing this course, just from what we were told from others that had been there. but it didn't match up to the others that we played that week.

Reviewed by Name on 03/04/2015

Winter grass growing in made fairways seem as bad as rough. We were never told we would have these conditions. Pace of play was fine until we reached tenth tee where they put three foursomes out ahead of us on the tenth hole. not happy. pace was at a crawl from that point on. took twice as long to play back as it did the front

Reviewed by george schuck on 10/25/2014

Great shape...Gorgeous views...A few alligators...No complaints

Reviewed by Name on 10/22/2014
A hidden GEM!

A VERY picturesque & enjoyable course. Fair & challenging. I really enjoy playing this course....and now that it's part of the Legends group - you can't beat the breakfast, lunch and 2 drink deal! HIGHLY Recommended!

Reviewed by Larry Brown on 10/04/2014

nice course but condition of fairways would make me think twice before playing there again

Reviewed by Name on 06/05/2014
Beautiful course!

We played Oyster Bay on 4/27/14. The course was in pristine shape - azaleas blooming, and fairways and greens in top shape. It was a pure joy to play this course. We will be back.

Reviewed by Rich Temple on 05/02/2014

Great course. Bring your "A" game to play this tight course with a lot of fun holes. You won't be disappointed for playing this one.

Reviewed by Steve Slowick on 03/27/2014

Course is in great shape and loved it.

Reviewed by Name on 10/17/2013
Oyster Bay.

Love this course. Although restricted to cart paths due to previous nights rain, the group did enjoy this course.Wish they could do something about the gnat problem.Saw about 10 gators

Reviewed by Kenneth Karlovits on 04/24/2013

Very nice course but we were pushed all day by the marshall Course to crowd

Reviewed by Gaetan Pag on 04/18/2013
Nice Course

Course itself is a nice layout, very picturesque. Biggest complaint is number of gators, a bit disturbing for me. Never bothered us, just disturbing.

Reviewed by Duncan H on 04/04/2013

disappointed in conditions greens in tough shape t-boxes beat up will not go there again

Reviewed by oyster bay on 02/27/2013
oyster bay

disappointed used to be in great shape greens rough tee boxes rough staff friendly

Reviewed by greg on 02/27/2013
Very scenic

We love to fit this course into our package. The course is always in great shape and the views are amazing. Always fun to count the gators and lost balls not retrieved!

Reviewed by Tim on 10/17/2012
Very scenic course

Great views and a good test of shot placement. Not overly long, but greens undulate.

Reviewed by Jack Holsclaw on 10/17/2012

Very good course with lots of change up and variety. Always see gators on this one . Play it you will like it.

Reviewed by Mallard club on 10/08/2012
oyster bay

nice shape

Reviewed by jim greene on 10/04/2012

Oyster Bay. It was in good shape tee to green, nothing major to report although the greens were pretty slow. They were in good shape, just slow ... no big deal. While they started us on the back and we did wait for the group in front of us, we still played in under 4 1/2. Always like OB but as this is our 4th time playing, we'll probably look for something else in the area next time.

Reviewed by PeteM on 03/02/2012
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Played Oyster Bay on Friday April 29th based on many recommendations from friends that had played the course years ago. unfortunately, the course turned out to be my biggest disappointment in my 16 years of playing Myrtle Beach golf courses. The fairways and greens were in awful shape and it took us over 5 1/2 hours to play and the rangers did nothing to try to speed the play but rather asked us to be patient. We have played courses at half the price of Oyster Bay that were in much better shape and played in reasonable time. To make matters worse with all the waiting, the beverage cart did not appear until we reached the 14th hole. Oyster Bay was truly an awful and disappointing experience and would not recommend the course to my worst enemy.

Reviewed by Jim Bove on 05/02/2011

Played there March 25,2011. Course was not in good shape. Farways were like playing on hardpan without much grass. Had to move my ball to find piece of grass. Around five greens had damage. Greatly disappointed. Paid $55 with lunch and two beers. Played Manowar,Heather Glen, Shaftsbury Glen and Crow Creek that were in great shape compared to Oyster Bay.

Reviewed by Harry Griser on 03/27/2011
Breakfast, Lunch 2-drinks special

All paid rounds at Oyster Bay booked through will receive, Breakfast, Lunch and 2-drinks with there round. Breakfast is served from 9am to 9:30am and lunch is served from 11am to 2:30pm.

Reviewed by Craig Chinn on 11/08/2010

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