Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center

3.4378117647 3.4 stars from 5 (100)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6740 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.7
  • 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 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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 100 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
50
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

81 out of 100 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive   Great for locals playing multiple courses wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"Disappointed :("


u000007414061's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Lovely course delivers great experience"


JackSmith34242's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Under rated"


maxjulian27's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tough winter"


Jeffrey6581034's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


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.

"Worst Course Conditions Ever!"


stevekovach85's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


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.


"Deceivingly Terrible."


gwklayko's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


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.

"Byrd"


Copperpeak2001's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Course - Terrible Greens"


u000006125982's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


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.

"Terrible Green Conditions"


u363021505's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


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.

"Greens are Gone, Gone and Way Gone"


EzeePeezee's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


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.


"terrible greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


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.


"Terrible"


u711589691's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They should be ashamed to charge a green fee for this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sea Trail Byrd on 04/16/2018:

Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Sea Trail Byrd. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Thank you for choosing to play our course, in the Sunset Beach, North Carolina area, and we hope to earn your business again soon.

"Greens/Fairways suffering from winter"


susangreg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall, a great course, but like so many in the area, the severe winter has left damaged greens that are taking time to come back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



wildsteins's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


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 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.

"Very good layout but greens a little iffy"


Mokokos's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a very good course. Very busy start at 9am, the rangers had us all tee off at 1 and 10 for all 3 courses. Challenging with bunkers placed in just right places to catch bad shots. The greens need a little more tender loving care, little plants growth here and there and some bare and brown spots. We had fun playing the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great staff and course"


u590315061's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked this course through GolfNow and had a buffet style breakfast, lunch and 2 beers included in the $70 booking. The staff all the way around were fabulous and the course was in excellent shape. Would definitely recommend and I will be back for sure. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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


Commented on 04/09/2018

Thank you so much for your feedback and positive comments.

We hope to see you again soon at Sea Trail!



golfcurler's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
Previously played 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


"Excellent Value"


stconroy's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play here every year during stay st Myrtle Beach. Very good facility.


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


"Quick round in the afternoon"


u000005028639's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got out on an almost empty track, nice conditions, friendly staff. Old standby


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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