Golden Sands Golf Community

4.0909000000 4.1 stars from 5 (11)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6148 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Rating: 69.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6148 yards 69.2 117
White 71 5803 yards 68.0 114
White (W) 71 5803 yards 73.3 123
Gold 71 4883 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 4849 yards 68.5 113
Red 72 4849 yards 69.0 105

Golden Sands Golf Course is a local favorite of the Cecil area. It is not only a great for a quick, challenging round, it is also a popular venue for tournaments and events. The playability combined with the golf course's affordability has helped Golden Sands build its good reputation. The par-71 layout measures to 6,100 yards from the back tees. It may seem short to those used to playing championship courses that can stretch to more than 7,000 yards, but the manageable length is complemented by unique hole designs and a challenging terrain. Mature trees dot the rolling landscape, coming into play along the fairways. Golfers will also have to face a few uneven lies and some subtle but tricky contours on the greens. Water hazards also come into play on a few holes at Golden Sands Golf Course.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 11 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

10 out of 10 reviews


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Reviews


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"Nice course with a great bargain."


pirate46fb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some very challenging holes. Need to be smart with your tee shots.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/28/2015

pirate,

Glad to hear we could provide you a challenging round at a reasonable price. We'd love to have you back out.


"Course was very interesting. Number of water made it challenging"


larryziarnik's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing the course in probably 20 years.
I enjoyed the course and had a good round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/31/2015

We are glad you enjoyed your round at Golden Sands!


"Golden Sands"


u208939963's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was in town for Packer family night and found this place to golf. Overall the facility was in great condition. I wouldn't say the course was too challenging to the experienced golfer but was perfect for my high handicap game. The only negative was I played behind a group of 5 members which slowed the pace quite a bit but I was solo so that's probably what made it worse. Great value for the money. I personally prefer a longer, wide open course so be careful because of the trees.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/31/2015

We are so sorry that the pace of play today was not to our usual standards.


"G Sands"


steck2you's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This has been a family favorite for many years... Not a difficult course, but a fun one every time out. This year, there have clearly been some maintenance issues due to the very wet spring. There are quite a few dead areas on several fairways, and smaller ones on 2 or 3 greens... Aside from that, the greens rolled very smooth (although a bit slow), and the discounted price was a great value. There's not a lot of choice for golf in this area, and Golden Sands is probably the busiest course in the area for a reason... We'll still be playing it years from now I'm sure!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Golden sands"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If not for a few bad spots on a couple greens, would have been a 5 on course condition


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fairly flat layout, but, good routing with the available property."


Karlw144's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good shape. Had to use nearly every club in the bag. A number of the holes need to be played several times to know where to hit your tee shot. Course was well marked, any layup/ go for it holes had the appropriate yardages.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Cannot beat it!"


mvan4503's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/14/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is well-maintained, has great prices and a wonderful pro shop staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great greens"


Einar127's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/24/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course, great layout and greens in wonderful shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


"First time at course had easy to follow hole feature signs"


jdace's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/19/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed variable hole difficulties as somewhat challenging. Green speeds varied but had recently rained. Very nice course and very good price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun Course in Great Shape"


Deetser88's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course, exceptionally maintained greens, friendly staff and great value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course and GREAT rates!! Super friendly staff and a well stocked pro shop."


clarzach's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/04/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and GREAT rates!! Super friendly staff and a well stocked pro shop.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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