Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center

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3.5
109
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
73.3%
Recommend this course
88 out of 109 reviews
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3.7
9
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
3.8
77.8%
Recommend this course
7 out of 9 reviews
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3.3
27
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5
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
4
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1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
63.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6740
Slope 130
Rating 72.7
Type Resort
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Sea Trail Golf Resort - The Willard Byrd Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6740 yards 72.7 130
White 72 6251 yards 70.4 126
Gold 72 5561 yards 67.1 115
Red 72 4621 yards 67.8 110
Scorecard for Byrd
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: 72.6/129 383 174 481 415 410 395 166 389 536 3349 398 369 188 525 393 387 202 383 464 3309 6658
White M: 70.8/125 344 165 445 384 395 360 138 367 513 3111 383 343 154 494 356 366 160 359 417 3032 6143
Gold M: 67.6/117 W: 73.5/133 304 139 424 326 374 313 121 327 460 2788 359 273 116 456 343 337 125 311 344 2664 5452
Red M: 63.0/106 W: 67.5/114 246 115 333 300 325 219 103 287 375 2303 310 218 100 383 248 273 106 263 316 2217 4520
Teal W: 61.7/101 218 110 219 243 232 187 98 218 274 1799 231 202 92 271 160 246 100 204 248 1754 3553
Handicap 13 15 3 1 7 11 17 9 5 4 8 16 2 6 12 18 10 14
Par 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 9 15 5 1 17 11 3 7 4 12 16 2 10 8 18 6 14

Course Details

Year Built 1990
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Willard Byrd (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

3.5
109

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 14
Bunkers 11
Forced Carries 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 11
Playing Multiple Courses 11
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 13
Worth the Drive 6

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

Some thing. For everyone

I loved the layout, staff were very friendly , the only thing that was wrong was that the course is very wet do

To the bad weather lately

Still enjoyed it very much. I will add it to my play again list.

Thank You

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Soggy but sweet

Course was beautiful and fair for an average player. Unfortunately the course was soggy - Littleton no roll and a few plugged balls if hit too high intof fairway

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Sea Trail William Byrd Golf Course on 11/07/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Byrd - Sea Trail Golf Course, 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, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great October Day

Had a beautiful day, course was in great shape considering they had gone through a hurricane nd tropical storm in last month. Had a great overall experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth the effort or the money!

Neither the pro shop or the starters got us off to a good start. Neither we're informative or welcoming.

Fairways & greens were soaked. Plugged balls aplenty!

Would have to play when all is dry to give it a fair rating.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Response from Sea Trail William Byrd Golf Course on 10/25/2018:
Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Sea Trail William Byrd Golf Course. We're very sorry to hear you may have had a poor customer experience with us recently, and we appreciate your feedback so we may work on improvements for your future experience with us. We would like to apologize for any miscommunication or misunderstanding in regards to your reservation and hope we can better clarify in the future if necessary. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Your loyalty to our course is valued and we hope you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for choosing our course, we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful course and very woman friendly

Course held up very well after hurricane Florence. Great shape!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Price but Just Average Golf

We played on a special deal the course was running ($25 for lunch, two drinks, and golf), so for that deal, the value was there. But the course itself was very forgettable (or rather nothing stood out as very memorable). The layout is just average, with doglegs and lot of pine trees that make you drive accurately. Conditions were slightly subpar (most fairways and rough were very dry and the greens were inconsistent but mostly slow). I say I wouldn't recommend because there are many better options within a ten minute drive, but if you're just looking to play without breaking the bank, Sea Trail's not a bad option. Just don't come expecting top-notch conditions.

OVERALL: 5.8/10

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Sea Trail Golf Resort on 10/15/2018:
Hello ddotson2, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Willard Byrd 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. We value your feedback regarding the conditions of the course and will look to make the necessary improvements. We hope you will come and join us for another round in the future.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course has come back well from hard winter

The reviews which talked about the condition of the greens earlier in 2018 would make one wonder if it would be worth playing. But, reading trip reviews on other sites said Byrd was in the best shape of the Sea Trail courses.

This was my 4th pre-World Am course to play. Conditions were good. Absolutely no complaints. Staff was friendly and helpful.

The course has come back well from the really bad winter.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great value!

Price included breakfast, lunch, and two beers. Fairways were a bit wet, 4 holes were cart path only. Fairways are pristine and the greens are very hard. Staff was very nice and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed :(

After booking this course from New Jersey, they informed me just at the starting line about how horrible the greens were without any type of reimbursement. No breakfast, no lunch, no heads up on the greens prior to and bathrooms were locked. The greens were so horrible that the ball would just bobble and stop. Only 1 green was patched and that looked like it was put together with spit and glue. 18th green was complete DIRT! We played another course the day before and greens were outstanding. After our round, we inquired about the damaged greens and they blamed it on the weather/frost however the greens in NJ are immaculate and we have much more frost. They didn't even offer any compensation or a free drink.....sadly, we will never play this course again. Don't waste your time.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Response from Sea Trail Golf Resort on 10/15/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Willard Byrd Course at Sea Trail Golf Resort. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us and that the greens may not have been in the best shape when you played. Any additional feedback is greatly appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to earn your business again in the future.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lovely course delivers great experience

Played the Byrd over the weekend and had a great time with my group of friends. The course has come to life, with beautiful fairways and quality greens that made this layout both challenging and fun to play.

We are all locals and took advantage of the special they run for those golfers in the area.

The staff was very pleasant and accommodating, from the folks at the pro shop to the guys at the bag drop. We also took advantage of the bar/lounge area inside the main pro shop after our round.

Looking forward to playing here again in the near future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Under rated

I had a great time here. The greens are currently in really bad shape but once they come back it’s a can’t miss course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough winter

The layout of the course is good, however with the cold winter the greens were in bad shape. With warmer weather they should come back.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Response from Sea Trail Golf Resort on 05/24/2018:
Hello Jeffrey, thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback regarding the course conditions and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our staff and sceneries at Sea Trail Golf Resort, and also appreciate your input on our maintenance. We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.
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 Average
Amenities Poor
Response from Sea Trail Golf Resort on 10/15/2018:
Hello Steve, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Rees Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience during your last round with us, and that the course was not in the best condition when you played. 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.
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gwklayko
Commented On 05/11/2018

Thanks for the comments. I wish I had seen this before I tried to play this course with my buddies. I had a similarly awful experience.

You couldn't pay me to play at this establishment again.

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Deceivingly Terrible.

The management of the golf course told us that we were golfing. To our surprise after driving hours to start our golf getaway and play this course we found that we were actually rolling golf balls on a parking lot into a cup. The greens were in horrendous shape, and the staff at this resort did not give us any indication that things were as bad as they were. There were modified greens on the course for several holes. From my vantage point, it looked to me that they should've modified the greens on every single whole.

The impression was made even worse when later in the week we played several other courses less than 10 miles away that were in pristine condition, with a seemingly endless amount of grounds crew staff working tirelessly to make our experience perfect. This course frankly did not care as I counted approximately 3 people working on improving the course, which was in the worst shape I've ever seen a golf course.

If you want to play golf do not play here. Especially if you are travelling a distance to get to the Golf Capital of the World, Myrtle Beach Area. Do yourself a favor and play any other course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Sea Trail Byrd on 05/14/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Sea Trail Byrd, in the North Carolina area. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us and that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Any additional feedback is greatly appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Byrd

Fairways are great. Greens will be fine in a month or so Every course in the area is suffering. Don’t blame the courses, it’s Mother Nature. Challenging from the tips. Look forward to playing again this summer when the greens are back.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course - Terrible Greens

The Clubhouse is great. The bag drop went well and the pace of play was acceptable - as were the fairways. The greens however were the worst I've seen. They appeared to be made of crumpled wet cardboard. There was very little grass evident and the spottiness of the grass made putting even more unpredictable. Something has to be done to correct these conditions before I would ever play this course again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Response from Sea Trail Byrd on 04/27/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Sea Trail Byrd in the North Carolina area, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round, and we appreciate your feedback regarding the greens so may work on any necessary improvements. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible Green Conditions

The course was nice and a good layout, but the greens were in terrible condition. Weeds, fungus and overall bumpy conditions spoiled a good round. One green was in good shape. On the other 17, putts were literally bouncing across the green. They blamed it on a bad winter, but other courses in the area did not have this problem.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Response from Sea Trail Byrd on 04/16/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Sea Trail Byrd, in the Sunset Beach, North Carolina area. We greatly value your feedback as we work towards any necessary improvements, 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 see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens are Gone, Gone and Way Gone

Played April 13. The greens are gone. Where they are not rolled mud, they are spotted with patches of grass. Your golf ball literally bounces and is violently thrashed side to side when you putt. Depending on where the flag is positioned, you need to declare most of the greens an automatic two-putt. They had one temp. green where they should have had at least five for certain and the majority of the remaining greens were in poor shape. No idea if these greens are coming back any time soon, but if you pay more than $29 for a round here with the greens in this poor of a condition, you've been robbed!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Seatrailgolf
Commented On 04/17/2018

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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

terrible greens

Have played this course before, and always enjoy it .apparently the winter had a great effect on many of the greens, but it does not appear that anything is working as to date. Other signs of deteriorating maintenance are evident as well. Stay away until better reviews.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Seatrailgolf
Commented On 04/19/2018

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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