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10 Clubhouse Rd
Drums, PA  18222-2036
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Sand Springs Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,360 yards | 123 slope

71.3 rating

Sand Springs Golf Course

The 18-hole "Sand Springs" course at the Sand Springs Country Club facility in Drums, Pennsylvania features 6,360 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.3 and it has a slope rating of 123. Designed by Scott Leonard, the Sand Springs golf course opened in 1994. John Shema manages the course as the Superintendent.

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Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed September 09, 2013

Reviewed May 17, 2011

i have never played a course in this bad of shape no grass on the fairway!!! we have had record rain if you cant grow a nice fairway in this weather you are in trouble. I would not play this course again if i was offered it for free.

Reviewed September 13, 2010

Reviewed July 19, 2010

Played course on 7/18/10 and it was in horrid condition. Saving grace was that greens were in good (but slow) condition. Fairways and teeboxes were in tremendously bad condition, especially for an area that has had two wet Springs.
Design is more interesting than the slope rating indicates, though I found myself frustrated with it. I'd rather play a course with nice conditions, or atleast decent conditions, which there are plenty of in the area.
Not my style to throw a course under the bus, especially when so many are struggling, just seems this one has given up the fight. There is definately potential in the layout though.

Reviewed December 02, 2009

I find it amusing that the negative comments about SSCC concern how tight it is, thus difficult. Yet, only a 3-star rating in that category.

Sand Springs is a golfers' golf course, make no mistake. As has been posted here, there lies danger everywhere. But for the sub-20 handicap, it plays to what you are trying to accomplish with your game: keep it in the middle, think about club selection before each shot, use every club in the bag. Focus.

What other courses in this area challenge you on that level? For that reason, Sand Springs is a gem. In fact, I can make an entire summer playing Blue Ridge and here and never get bored. Typically excellent conditions and never crowded; the locals who ponied up extra scratch to have their backyards border the course are always welcoming and out of the way as you approach-- it's part of the charm.

If you are serious about your golf game, you owe it to yourself to make the trip to Sand Springs.

Reviewed February 12, 2009

Great course. I started playing here back when it was only 9 holes and it has only gotten better. I usually only play there once or twice a year, but every time I have been it has been in great condition. Greens are usually in fantastic shape and run at a manageable speed. A short, fun little course that is very tight. This is it's main defense due to the fact that it is such a short course. Those of you who complain about it being unfairly tight need to leave the driver in the bag. irons off the tee should be very common here. All in all, a fun course designed to test your shotmaking ability, not your power.

Reviewed July 24, 2008

Sand Springs was an adventure in itself. Nice lay-out with lots of “places” to get into
trouble. With all the vegetated areas, you will loose some balls even when you think
you’ve hit a well played shot. I found this course to be very picturesque and the scenery
itself was worth the play. The Par 4 18th is challenging from tee to green with all the
“waste” areas to navigate...especially the very lengthy second shot protected by about 150
yards of weeds. You must have knowledge of this course to score will make you

Reviewed May 23, 2008

This course was very well maintained from tee to green. Also a good value at just $30 to ride on a Friday. However, the course is extremely tight. Every fairway is narrow and tree lined so if you are off your game, you are taking penalty strokes and losing balls at an alarming clip. Several par 4's (at least half) cannot be hit with driver unless you are extremely accurate. Once you get to the green, at least you are given a break with relatively flat greens. The staff, on this day anyway, was incompetent to say the least. There was no starter and no rangers. 3 twosomes in a row were sent off separately behind our foursome. And they never attempted to pair up on their own. So we were constantly faced with the dilemma of letting twosome after twosome play through or not. Also, on one hole we had some random local resident hitting practice balls on our hole. Very strange. Overall, I would not recommend this course.

Reviewed April 27, 2008

This is my home course, it is well maintained and well worth the money to play here.

Reviewed December 26, 2007

Not bad, course was in very poor condition when I played it. This is the MOST DIFFICULT course to play in the area. Very unfair with tight and unfairly woodlined fairways.

Reviewed November 29, 2007

A must play if you are in the area. I played this course for the first time on November 30th, 2007. It was cold, and I didn't expect course conditions to be great. I couldn't have been more wrong. The fairways and greens were PERFECT. The bunkers were raked and clean, and the rough fairly cut. Distances were clearly marked on both the cart path, and on fairway disk markers. I didn't get a chance to see the bar/grille in the clubhouse, but the little pro-shop was nice. The carts were electric, and even had covers for inclement weather! The course is sprawling, with no parallel fairways. It flows wonderfully. The greens are medium/large and full of tricky little breaks. I three putted 6 times...I NEVER three putt more than once or twice a round.... There are places on the course where it pays to drive up ahead and survey the landing area. I just tried to "wing it" a couple of times and found hidden hazards. This is a course where you're likely to score much better the second time around. The front 9 is fairly secluded, with only peeks of an occassional condo or house. The back 9 winds through the development but is no less pretty. All of the par 3's have forced carries over a gorge, or quarry, or marsh. On the positive side, I had so many "members bounces" on errant shots that I thought I'd have to pay dues when I got back to the clubhouse. The lack of g.p.s. is the only thing keeping this from being a full 5 star course, in my book.

Reviewed May 25, 2007


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Stanley G. 20 61 41 06/03/08
2 Ronald S. 18 83 65 06/16/13
3 Brian M. 13 83 70 10/14/07
4 Brian W. 16 86 70 06/28/08
5 jeff S. 18 89 71 05/28/08
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
16 JUSTIN E. N/A 94 94 04/15/17

Golf Course Information

About Sand Springs

Sand Springs Country Club

Community facility

15 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

John Shema, Superintendent
Rick Hengst, Director of Golf
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