Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center

4.1460764706 4.1 stars from 5 (79)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6761 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6761 yards 73.1 135
White 72 6334 yards 71.4 128
Gold 72 5716 yards 68.0 119
Red 72 4912 yards 69.3 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 79 Reviews
5 stars:
27
4 stars:
39
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

71 out of 79 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort   Great for group getaways playing multiple courses a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries  

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Reviews


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"Over priced and over booked!"


raymond48's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course because we looked at the reviews. With all the courses on the area the price was on the high side for what you get. It is a older course that when we got there looked to have a lot of regular players, the pace of play was horrible, they sent us out as a foursome stacked right on top of two other foursomes . No gap and seeing as players don’t know how to play ready Golf it made it very slow . If we Had not paid so much we would have quit as it was we just finished before the sun going down. Would not return, too many other nice courses to pick from.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Super deal!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played the course for the first time but were familiar with the Byrd course. We enjoyed the layout very much. It does have some forced carries but they were not overly hard (white tees). The design presents variety, reasonably generous fairways and well maintained bunkers. Best of all is the deal offered with the round as it includes meals and beverages! Pretty hard to beat and we will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good layout, multiple tees so playable for any handicap"


u742200770's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout, smooth greens, very friendly staff. One slow group ruined a perfect golf day. Three hours to play last nine.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course at a good price"


pacopc's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape even after the rain. It was cart path only on 4 holes but that didn't affect pace of play. We were able to finish 18 holes in just over 4 hours. We even made it to the clubhouse for a drink before they closed after teeing ioff at 12:30.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



David9769196's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value, but..."


bpares's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a great deal which included breakfast and lunch buffet vouchers and a beer - all good, but they were clearly overbooked and there was massive confusion getting everybody out easily. All turned out well, but it was surprisingly inefficient to start.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pleasantly surprised"


chippinandaputtin's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice mix of holes with plenty of nature and views. Friendly service. I would recommend to anyone looking for a challenge at a fair price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome course"


Jim3273714's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout was awesome and it is a pretty challenging course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good day at Sea Trails-Jones Course"


packfan51's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Had a good experience at the course today. Course was in really good condition. The greens were a bit on the fuzzy side but still rolled true. I do not like playing neighborhood golf, but over half the holes, the houses do not come into play, but the holes where they do, it is a little on the tighter side. First time playing so I am impressed with the layout and conditions. Had a back up on 5, but spoke to a member and he told me where to go and was able to play 18 under 3 hours as a single, 50 mins. to play the back. I would recommend this course if visiting Sunset Beach, as it is the closest course to the Beach. I played on a hot afternoon about 2:00pm and was able to enjoy the round, although had to skip around a bit. I was stuck behind 3 4-somes on #5 and decided to skip to the back, where I was by myself. I would suggest playing later in the day to avoid any delays. Overall good challenge and good conditions. Very windy and that took some creative thinking on shot making. Play this course if you are in the area, you will not be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not what I expected"


calliverian's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pro shop told me this was the best of the sea trail courses which means I will not be playing the others. The course was in bad shape and the greens were extremely slow and bumpy. There are too many great courses in the area to waste time and money here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Solid course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout with slow greens that have multi grass types. Good variety of holes. Woman tee friendly wife enjoyed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/21/2017

Thank you so much for your review and 4-star rating. We hope to see you back at Sea Trail soon!


"Pace of Play ruined the experience"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was a group playing a scramble in front and played so slowly that I had to replay the front nine to be able to finish by dark. The staff would not let me play one of the other nine (there are two courses at the site), so I had to replay the same nine I had just played. The cart staff was very friendly but the pro shop staff was indifferent, very terse and not very friendly. Condition of the course was just fair. Fairways not well grown in and greens had many little sand bumps possibly made by ants or some other small burrowing animal. Average at best.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/21/2017

Thank you for your review and comments about your round of golf with us. I am sorry to hear you ran into some issues and hope you will return at a future date to play one of our three courses.


"it was ok; I guess"


bigtom821's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

getting to the course, if you've never been there? street directions not very good, signs on streets needed. got to course still not very evident you're in right spot. gps doesn't know either. played very slow pace, can't get in rhythm. too much time, no ranger.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/21/2017

Thank you for your review and 3-star rating. We appreciate your business and look forward to having you back in the future.


"Time to Come Back"


a103golf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First played Rees Jones course about 12 years ago and enjoyed it and the conditions very much. In subsequent years course conditions and facilities declined considerable. During the past few years conditions of the course improved dramatically and greens, fairways, and bunkers are in very good shape. Pro shop has been adequately restocked and cart paths have all been replaced. All these changes made for a very pleasurable golf experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/21/2017

Good morning and thank you so much for your review and 4-star rating of the course. We have made considerable improvements to all three of our championship-level courses and continue to strive to deliver the best golfing experience to our guests as possible.

We look forward to seeing you back at Sea Trail in the near future!


"Greens are slow"


HUTCH1490's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

They advertise bent grass greens but they sure look like Bermuda to me. The overall course condition was good and the staff was friendly, but the greens were very slow and inconsistent.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/21/2017

Thank you for your 3-star review and comments. We look forward to your next visit with us!


"Myrtle Beach Getaway"


rldegier19's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course appeared to be having financial problems. Could not get a golf cart to use for going to the practice green or driving range. Golf carts were assigned at your appointed tee time, not before. Restaurant food and service was not up to the level I would have suspected for a golf course with the class of golf facilities they have.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/21/2017

Thank you for your comments and 3-star rating. We are and have been making considerable improvements to our entire resort, including our three championship-level golf courses.

Our new fleet of golf carts arrived last week as well, so we hope you will be back in the near future to see them for yourself and play at Sea Trail!


"A great course at a great value!"


Mike3682531's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After playing Diamondback the day before, this was a VERY welcome change! This course was in good condition, had a great layout, was routed through a nice development, had wildlife and was well maintained. Due to rains it was pretty wet in some of the fairways and the greens were a bit shaggy (and slow) because they couldn't cut them but all in all we have nothing but good things to say!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Chuck3509997's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I booked on golfnow. I then read reviews. I was nervous about playing here based on the reviews. Granted the reviews were from 2013. I really enjoyed the course and layout. Some real nice holes and forgiving fairways which worked out well for one of my first rounds of the season. The greens needed to be cut for they were long. They did roll nicely though. I assure you that the past less than favorable reviews have been addressed. I had a nice golf experience. There are so many courses to play in the area so I try to play a different one from time to time. I think it's a $40 course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u120985044's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wonderful course"


Dennis2111317's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition. Tee boxes, fairways,greens and sand traps could not be in any better shape. It was a wonderful course to play and I highly recommend to all when in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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