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3.4
149 Reviews (149)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.9
66.3%
Recommend this course
95 out of 149 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.0
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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3.8
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
69.2%
Recommend this course
9 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6384 yards
Slope 138
Rating 72.0
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Sea Trail Golf Resort - The Dan Maples Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens A1/A4 blended Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dan Maples (1986) Michael Gleason (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Mel Sole Golf School at Sea Trail Golf Resort"
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
149 Reviews (149)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
Forced Carries 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 6

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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Aging course ok at best

infrastructure aging badly. Cart paths crumnling if it was not immediately tee to green was in disrepair. Greens fair very slow. Could not play down in rough just off fairway very random condition.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Layout

Played mid afternoon so very little play which was great. Really like the layout of this course, fun to play. Cart paths are a bit rough would be my only complaint

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Good course. Pace of play was slow at times, but great day to be on the course, so not a big deal.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout

I am not crazy about Dan Maples golf courses but I played with a good friend who lives nearby.
The course had a variety of green sizes which was puzzling. Greens will be needing major attention soon. Fairways mostly weeds. I was disapointed.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Maples in good shape

We thought the layout and course itself were in great shape. However the cart paths would get a 1 out of 5. They were very bumpy, lots of holes and tore up asphalt so hold onto your fillings. I would definitely play again but would be more careful on the paths.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Meeting new friends

I booked as a single and the staff paired me with a gentleman from Scotland .

We enjoyed each other’s company which when coupled with mediocre golf play—- netted a very pleasant afternoon!

A staff attendant even met me at my car to save me returning to the cart barn.
Thanks

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Just ok

I do not if the course is always this messy or they just did not take the time to clean up after the storm

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Sore Back and slowest play!

It's the first 5 hour round of the year. I was placed with 2 others and we also followed another threesome. But we waited on every shot and I think the 15th hole took at least 25 minutes to play. I felt sorry for the twosome behind us! There wasn't a ranger, but even a maintenance worker commented to us there were two guys in the pro shop but they don't check the course for slow play.

The greens weren't as bad as reviews I've read, but they were slow. The fairways were green but mostly thin in places. And the tee boxes were all acceptable .

Some very unique holes and the course is actually fun to play because of the variety.

The cart paths are in terrible condition. I would hope they will repair them at some point within the this year, or rip them out all together. My back was bothering me and it wasn't from playing golf, it was from the bumps and jolts driving the cart paths.

I read a previous review from someone who mentioned that he wished his round was over after 7 seven holes but he had 14 more to play ??? I agree we should have easily been able to play 21, but it really is only 18 holes.

I do not like to give bad reviews to any golf course, and this course is not as bad as the previous reviews would lead you to believe, as the worst parts were the slow play and the cart paths. But I've played the other Sea Trail, courses and would recommend either of them over the Maples.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great value

Great course for the novice and experienced. Not crowded but staff was eager to assist and help out with pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Value

When we arrived and found that this Maples Course was closed because of damage from hurricane Dorian. However they put us on the Jones Course and we played in 3 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sorry I played

I am an 11 hdcp and have played golf for 42 years, played hundreds of different courses and played a couple thousand rounds of golf. This was by far my worst experience. We were tormented by mosquitoes for all 18 holes. The cart paths were in disrepair or non existent. None of the traps were cared for at all. One green had two halves (one fast and one slow). All greens had large bare patches and were covered with several kinds of weeds or foreign grasses. The speed on the greens varied significantly from hole to hole.
On most of my golf rounds I get rather depressed about the 15th hole because the round is almost over. Today I was depressed on the 7th hole because I had 14 holes to go.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Give it time

I have reviewed this course multiple times. I currently say stay away. The summer has been brutal on the bent grass greens, and it certainly shows here. I would not even head back and try again until early to mid October, the greens need cooler weather and time to heal. With this I would highly recommend the sister courses on Sea Trail, Byrd or Jones. Both of these courses are in great shape and have Bermuda greens.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Neglected

Course in bad shape
Greens fairways and cart paths in serious need of repair
No snack bar.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Under repair

Greens almost bare on most holes. Many sand traps unplayable due to course renovation. I know Maples is not the signature course, but it needs some investment. Course was great earlier in the season.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

N

Very nice course. Greens had a little stress to them but a very nice course to play

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