Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center

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3.4
99
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
64.5%
Recommend this course
78 out of 99 reviews
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2.2
15
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
8
Conditions
1.9
Value
2.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
3.3
31.2%
Recommend this course
5 out of 15 reviews
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2.9
26
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
6
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2
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8
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.6
46.2%
Recommend this course
12 out of 26 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6761
Slope 135
Rating 73.1
Type Resort
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Sea Trail Golf Resort - The Rees Jones Golf Course
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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
Scorecard for Jones
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.4/132 445 198 365 407 189 400 440 500 530 3474 345 418 398 144 340 555 420 157 510 3287 6761
White M: 70.8/128 405 178 350 365 155 375 385 482 510 3205 328 395 385 127 320 535 405 144 490 3129 6334
Gold M: 67.7/118 385 160 327 300 115 330 327 458 488 2890 305 355 347 110 298 455 367 134 455 2826 5716
Red W: 68.5/115 275 140 292 285 60 310 288 435 440 2525 220 305 310 100 250 392 288 117 405 2387 4912
Handicap 5 17 15 11 13 3 1 7 9 10 8 6 18 14 4 2 16 12
Par 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 5 36 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 11 9 3 17 5 15 1 7 12 4 8 16 18 6 14 10 2

Course Details

Year Built 1990
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1990) Greg Muirhead (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed No

Reviews

3.4
99

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 12
Bunkers 9
Forced Carries 9
This course/club is great for:
Group Getaways 7
Playing Multiple Courses 7
A Weekend Splurge 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 9
At a Resort 6
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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Great layout

Course opens with along par 4, closes with a long par 5. Winding through the Sea Trails development.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not Good...

We started out the day with the first tee time because we were on vacation with our families and needed to get back following golf. We were told that with us being the first group off that we needed to play fast as we lead the pace of play for the day. We play rather fast and had no problem with this. The beach had recently received a descent amount of rain so the course was cart path only. I've seen this before at the beach, BUT I hadn't seen a course with such POOR drainage ANYWHERE! This back 9 holes were a mud pit. It was absolutely terrible. Also due to this condition the tee boxes and around had barely been cut. Grass had grown up fairly high in places. The worse part was the amount of mosquito's around this area. It was miserable.

With all of this being noted above there is still more to add to this giving this course even worse ratings. So we started first, but the course double stacked times for the day so they started our foursome on the back nine. We finished our 9 in just over 2 hours which they told us that we played too fast and that we had to wait on a foursome that was starting on the front nine in front of us. BUT WE JUST PLAYED NINE HOLES, WHY ARE WE NOW HAVING TO WAIT ON A GROUP JUST BEGINNING??? We waited a few minutes as the 6 starters they had fumbled around with other groups at the bag drop and the first tee box was still unoccupied. Finally we demanded to know why we played nine and they were starting a group in front of us. They said that they double booked, but that group should be there in a minute. They finally let us go in front of that group. We still caught another group that they began as well.

I'll never go back here unfortunately.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from Sea Trail Golf Resort on 10/15/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Rees Jones Course at Sea Trail Golf Resort. We are very sorry to hear that your experience with us was poor due to the course conditions and miscommunication regarding the double-booking that set you back. We greatly value your feedback and will continue to make the necessary improvements to your overall experience with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to earn your business again soon.
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gmar1203
Commented On 08/06/2018

I couldn't find a way to write my own review. Me and my son golfed here on 8-5-2018. Got to the clubhouse and they couldn't confirm that it was paid for online so I had to pay again and take a business card to call back the following day and get one of my payments refunded. Get to the starter and he tells us that the course should probably be closed due to being super wet, mind you the guy at the clubhouse said nothing about it. Also it hadn't rained in 2 days. So we start golfing the tee boxes are like shaggy fairways and the fairways have latches of grass 7-8 inches tall. Hit one to the green and the green is cut so extremely short it barely has grass and lots of dirt. Needless to say for the price to golf here I would not recommend this course to anyone. I am from Dayton Ohio which is not suppose to be anywhere near the golfing location as myrtle beach, but if this course was in Dayton it would be closed. Terrible terrible terrible.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time on vacation

Excellent course. Breakfast buffet and lunch buffet were great. Staff was very friendly and the bartender was very fun and friendly after the round. Had a very enjoyable experience.

Greens were tough but seems to be a common problem in the area so didnt take away from a great experience at the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad Greens

The course ost it’s greens. Had some make shift greens.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Sea Trail Golf Resort on 10/15/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Rees Jones Course at Sea Trail Golf Resort. We are very sorry to hear your experience with us may have been poor due to the course conditions. We greatly value your feedback as we work towards any necessary improvements four our course, and hope you will notice some of these improvements during your next round with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to earn your business again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course to play

We were excited to play at this course and did enjoy the course. My complaint is the cart guy was the most unhelpful, unfriendly person which made us rethink if we wanted to play. We tried to ask him directions and asked him where to go. No help what so ever. Once we got over that the ladies in the snack bar where very helpful and charming. The staff in the pro shop told us of the conditions. We had the course to ourselves so we really had a great time. Got done in 4 hours. Not bad.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from Sea Trail Golf Resort on 10/15/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Rees Jones Course at Sea Trail Golf Resort. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with some of our staff during your last round with us. We appreciate the review and value any feedback you give so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we hope you will give us another chance to improve upon your golfing experience with us soon.
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Yes...some greens are bad

OK, I want to try and give a level review of the course. With regards to the conditions, I do with the lady in the pro shop would have told me about the conditions beforehand. I would have played anyway, but I wouldn't have been surprised when I got to the first green. The average conditions were fine. I think one tee was pretty beat up. The fairways were in solid condition as well, maybe not quite equal to Barefoot and TPC, but not far off. Now...the greens. Some are actually fine. There were two temporary greens, one green had been replaced and one was I believe in process. I suspect 5 or 6 other greens will need a complete reconstruction with another couple in dire straits. The greens that made it through the winter OK are actually quite good. I would wonder why the Jones course had such extensive damage when the Maples course had none, but that's neither here nor there.

The layout is really quite good. Somewhat standard Jones with the elevated greens. But good variety in the holes and a generally solid course. I'd recommend it to someone, as long as they called in advance to get the condition of the greens for the time being. I do suspect communication could be better with golfers.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sea Trail Golf Resort on 10/15/2018:
Hello John, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Rees Jones Course at Sea Trail Golf Resort, and for the 3 stars. We hope that you enjoyed playing our golf course and that you will see improvements in the course conditions the next time you are with us. It looks like you had a smooth round and a friendly experience with our staff, so we are glad to see that. Thank you for recommending our golf course, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Garbage Course. Similar Management.

The fact that anyone with a sane mind would advise you to golf here this year is unbelievable. That's what happened to some friends and I when we booked a package golf getaway. The broker who took care of setting up the accommodations and securing tee times put us at Oyster Bay Resort and had us start our golf rounds at the Sea Trails courses.

I'm jumping to conclusions, but if he had seen the conditions of these courses, and still let us golf there, this guy is borderline insane. Every single putt took at least two bounces across the green towards the cup. It made it darn near impossible to putt, and added at least 10-20 strokes to all our scores.

If you enjoy being lied to, or like to feel frustrated and angry feel free to book a tee time here. If not, play as far away as possible. On second thought, you could drive a few more miles down the road and golf on a very well manicured course. Whatever you do, just don't golf here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Sea Trail Golf Resort on 10/15/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at Rees Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to the course. Our golfers' overall experience is extremely valuable to us, and we hope to earn your business again soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst Course Conditions Ever!

Came down on a golf trip and the course is in TERRIBLE condition. Not only did they not warn us that the course was in such bad shape but while checking in they were telling people who were calling in that there were only 2 or 3 bad greens. Sucks that they are totally dishonest about the state of the course. As part of our package we were to get free breakfast and lunch, they moved us to play other courses because the Jones and Byrd courses were so bad. We had to pay out of pocket for the meals we should have gotten for free. Whether you are booking a trip here or just looking for a decent track while on vacation stay away!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I've been playing golf for 35 years and these were the worst greens I have ever played on. Course should be closed for the year until greens are redone. Could have been a beautiful course as fairways were in excellent shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Sea Trail Golf Resort on 10/15/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at Rees Jones Course at Sea Trail Golf Resort. We are sorry to see that the greens may not have been in the best shape when you played. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to the course. Thank you for your choosing our course, and we hope to earn your business again soon.
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad greens

Over half of the greens are mud and junk worst golf course I have ever played in my life

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Sea Trail Golf Resort on 10/15/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us at Rees Jones Course at Sea Trail Golf Resort. We are sorry to see that the greens were not in the best shape when you played. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to the course. Our golfers overall experience is extremely valuable to us and we hope that you will give us another chance to show you how we've improved. Thank you for your choosing our course, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

All green in bad shape

Winter was hard this year and all green of this course are affected. Pace of play : first nine ok , second nine: long waiting and no management .

Beautiful layout and beautiful communauty. 30 minutes in car from Myrtle beach ....

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sea Trail Golf Resort on 10/15/2018:
Hello Gilles, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Rees Jones Course at Sea Trail Golf Resort, and for the 3 stars. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like you had a friendly experience with our staff and that your round was a great value for you, so we hope this improved your overall experience with us. Thank you for your choosing our course, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Never will I play there again

Total Rip Off. The greens were horrible. I would not recommend this course to anyone. The pace of play was extremely slow. The staff was very confused from the pro shop to the starters. Very sad that they are charging people that much money when the course is in that shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Seatrailgolf
Commented On 04/20/2018

Thank you for your review pertaining to your stay with us at Sea Trail. We value our guests' thoughts and feedback, which gives us an opportunity to address your concerns with the goal of delivering a first-class experience.

In reference to playing conditions on the Jones course, numerous golf properties in the Carolinas have faced challenges due to the unseasonably cold temperatures that have plagued our region since the start of the year. It has been labeled it as a “winter kill” in North and South Carolina and we continue to work hard in getting our courses in pristine condition. Our head groundskeeper and his talented crew members are working hard to keep all three of our premier courses in top shape. With better weather now in the area, we are optimistic our playing conditions will improve as the season progresses.

We appreciate your comments and look forward to having you back playing our courses in the near future.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible greens

Bad conditions. Greens were just dirt. Only ones with any grass were the temporary ones and they needed to be cut.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Seatrailgolf
Commented On 04/20/2018

Thank you for your review pertaining to your stay with us at Sea Trail. We value our guests' thoughts and feedback, which gives us an opportunity to address your concerns with the goal of delivering a first-class experience.

In reference to playing conditions, numerous golf properties in the Carolinas have faced challenges due to the unseasonably cold temperatures that have plagued our region since the start of the year. It has been labeled it as a “winter kill” in North and South Carolina and we continue to work hard in getting our courses in pristine condition. Our head groundskeeper and his talented crew members are working hard to keep all three of our premier courses in top shape. With better weather now in the area, we are optimistic our playing conditions will improve as the season progresses.

We appreciate your comments and look forward to having you back playing our courses in the near future.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Disappointing

Brought 12 guys down. I recommend anyone thinking about playing soon look for another course. Decent layout but greens basically rolled dirt spray painted green. At least fairways had grass. 2 temporary greens. Staff seemed indifferent. Blamed bad weather for shape of greens. The other 5 courses we played had no issues with their greens. They did offer free replay but even with that it was very disappointing.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Layout fine, Greens suck.

I brought a group of 28 men down to Myrtle Beach for my annual golf outing, and this course was recommended by the golf director that set this up. (I'm going to have a talk with him about this, too) First off, the people that worked there were awesome, very friendly. The layout was fair, but challenging. The greens (?) were atrocious. Some were green painted mud and they had 2 temporary greens that we had to use. For an established course like this, it's unacceptable. I won't be bringing my gang back until I know for a fact that they have regained their greens. I hate putting on mud...

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Seatrailgolf
Commented On 04/10/2018

Thank you for your review pertaining to your stay with us at Sea Trail. We value our guests' thoughts and feedback, which gives us an opportunity to address your concerns with the goal of delivering a first-class experience.

In reference to playing conditions on the Byrd course, numerous golf properties in the Carolinas have faced challenges due to the unseasonably cold temperatures that have plagued our region since the start of the year. It has been labeled it as a “winter kill” in North and South Carolina and we continue to work hard in getting our courses in pristine condition. Our head groundskeeper and his talented crew members are working hard to keep all three of our premier courses in top shape. With better weather now in the area, we are optimistic our playing conditions will improve as the season progresses.

We appreciate your comments and look forward to having you back playing our courses in the near future.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Great Layout Bad Conditions

The course layout was very nice. The conditions were not very good. Many of the the tee boxes were thin. The fairways were good, but several were tall so it was like hitting out of the rough. The greens on the front nine were ok. Several thin spots so it made putting difficult to read and gauge speed. The back nine was terrible. Most of the greens on the back nine were dirt painted green. It was like putting on rolled dirt. Would not play here until the greens are in better shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Seatrailgolf
Commented On 04/10/2018

Thank you for your review pertaining to your stay with us at Sea Trail. We value our guests' thoughts and feedback, which gives us an opportunity to address your concerns with the goal of delivering a first-class experience.

In reference to the conditions of the greens, numerous golf properties in the Carolinas have faced challenges due to the unseasonably cold temperatures that have plagued our region since the start of the year. It has been labeled it as a “winter kill” in North and South Carolina and we continue to work hard in getting our courses in pristine condition. With better weather now in the region, we are hopeful our playing conditions will continue to improve as the season progresses.

We look forward to having you back playing our courses in the near future.

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jriggstiny
Commented On 04/09/2018

We played last Friday, April 6. The greens were mud and they had 2 temporary greens. Sorry, but that's what they've got. Good Luck.

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jriggstiny
Commented On 03/30/2018

We are playing it on Friday of next week, April 6. Fingers crossed here as well.

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Jkbyun
Commented On 03/29/2018

When are you playing this course? Our group is not paying this course until the end of April. We are hoping the conditions will be better by then. Fingers crossed.

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jriggstiny
Commented On 03/28/2018

Boy I hope you are exaggerating! I've got 28 men from 4 states that are playing this course as the opening course on our annual Myrtle Beach golf trip. I hope the management of the course is reading this!!!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Jones Course

Played here on our way to Myrtle as a warmup course. Paid $59 and the guy in the pro shop told us it included their “amazing “ lunch buffet prior to our tee time. You get one trip to the buffet, that day they had a salad/cold bar and a hot bar that had mashed potatoes and rubbery chicken and a pork chop that rivaled shoe leather.

The bag drop guy informed us we had to walk and carry our bags to the range (approximately 175 yards) the range was average nothing spectacular.

The course is an ok layout but the greens were not receptive, and areas of them were dead. They appeared to be healthy, but they have been painted green. Pace of play was mediocre at best.

Our group has decided not to return to play at Sea Trail.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Really enjoyed this course

The first few greens were lightningbfast, butvthe rest were closer to “normal”. Overall everything was in great shape. Great value. A MUST if you are in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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