Maples at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center

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3.0
81
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
9
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.1
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.2
52.8%
Recommend this course
51 out of 81 reviews
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Average Rating
2.8
13
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.4
Value
2.5
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.5
38.5%
Recommend this course
5 out of 13 reviews
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2.8
24
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.3
Value
2.6
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
3.4
37.5%
Recommend this course
9 out of 24 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6797
Slope 134
Rating 71.5
Type Resort
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Sea Trail Golf Resort - Dan Maples Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6797 yards 71.5 134
White 72 6330 yards 69.3 126
Gold 72 6035 yards 67.6 116
Red 72 5110 yards 68.6 117
Scorecard for Maples
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: 72.0/138 315 350 185 545 180 555 410 410 455 3405 420 178 550 345 365 575 360 198 401 3392 6797
White M: 69.7/127 295 335 150 525 170 535 375 380 445 3210 400 155 490 325 345 553 345 177 330 3120 6330
Gold M: 67.7/119 W: 73.1/134 275 315 120 510 160 520 365 365 420 3050 385 140 475 315 325 540 330 160 315 2985 6035
Red W: 68.9/117 245 275 100 465 145 475 330 235 360 2630 345 105 420 225 245 485 275 110 270 2480 5110
Handicap 15 5 17 9 13 7 3 11 1 2 18 12 14 6 4 16 10 8
Par 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 4 4 36 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 9 17 5 11 1 3 15 7 4 16 6 18 12 2 10 14 8

Course Details

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

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

3.0
81

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

For the price greens could have been in better condition.

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

Dan Maples course

Some Greens were in poor condition ,we were the only 4 players on the back 9 and a person from the course told us we needed to pickup the pace of play

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Starters were Rude. Course in bad shape

The course was in really bad shape. The starters were unfriendly. The lady in the pro shop was nice. Other courses in the area are much nicer. Tee boxes , cart paths, fairways, and greens were all in bad shape . Not a good value.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Sea Trail Golf Resort on 08/22/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to review us and for sharing your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with the conditions and for missing the mark on service. We will work to make improvements so that your next experience can be a better one. Thank you again for sharing your concerns.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Course needs to be closed and worked on

It appears that the course has been neglected for a while. Weeds growing all over the greens. Fairways and tee boxes and greens are very patchy. Course needs much work. I played here 2 years ago and it was in much better condition. Very disappointed. No beverage cart or water to drink on a 90 degree. And the price was too high for a poor condition course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Response from Sea Trail Golf Resort on 07/23/2018:
Thank you for coming out to the Sea Trail Golf Resort and for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with the conditions of the course. We will keep working hard to have the course in shape. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope that you will be back sometime soon and will be able to see improvements.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Still recovering

Maples course is still recovering from the cold winter. Lots of bare spots on the fairways. Greens are not great either. Give it some time.

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

Enjoyable Course

First time playing, chose to go during the afternoon in June. Almost no one out in the course as the heat scared almost everyone away. Greens recovering in several areas due to harsh winter conditions. But, didn’t effect putting too much, especially if one is willing to move the ball to a friendlier location. Overall, fun cool course for money and so close to sunset beach.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden gem on Sea Trail Resort

Closed out some weekend play at Sea Trail with another round, this time on the Maples course. Very different layout and challenges when compared to the property's Jones and Byrd, which made it fun and a place we are definitely playing again. It was also our first time playing the course, so we were very happy with the round.

Nice special for us locals, so something for anyone from the area to consider.

Good people working the check-in place at the pro shop, as well as at the bag drop and on the beverage carts.

Grabbed a few drinks at Brassie's Pub, which is the bar/restaurant on property, on the turn and got in and out in a timely fashion.

The course is in great shape and playing again this weekend since the weather looks good.

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

Fair course at a fair price

The course is solidly average and that's not a bad thing. There are a few interesting holes and some that are just OK. Nothing wrong with the course...for $25 in the afternoon during peak season, it met every possible expectation.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Conditions of the Three

The Maples Course is in the best condition of the 3 tracks at Sea Trail. The greens and fairways are in good shape, the rough is sparse and the bunkers are decent. The Maples is a fairly challenging resort course with some interesting holes. This year it is our course of choice at Sea Trail.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Sea Trail Golf Resort on 05/09/2018:
Hello, thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our staff at TSea 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
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worst Course EVER

My group and I have been coming south to play golf in Myrtle for 11 consecutive years. We've played over 35 courses down here and saying this place was the worst doesn't cover it. We played on May 3rd, the Maples course which was supposed to be the "best" of the Sea Trail as the other two had temporary greens and painted green fairways over the dirt. To start with they wanted $54 to play at 4:00. The tee boxes once you bounced your way over the broken, destroyed cart paths, were disastrous. Dirt. Hard. Uneven. Larry in the pro shop, was short, curt and very un-accepting. We are staying at the Sea Trail, which the accommodations are amazing, and they removed our breakfast, lunch and 2 free beers because we weren't playing their dogtracks anymore. The fairways, if you can call them that, look as though they forgot them 5 years ago. Nothing but dirt, sand and dead grey stuff around the "greens". Nothing green about them. Burnt. Hard as bricks. Patchy. Dead. Basically unplayable. The groundskeeper should be eliminated, if they have one. 2 course (which we played) were immaculate. Obviously zero care taken in well more than two years. The harsh winter has nothing to do with the conditions of this course, it's been abandoned for quite a while. If you bother to waste your money on anything other than accommodations at Sea Trail, it's your own fault. Absolutely the worst course I could imagine, even for the $25 I wasted.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Sea Trail Maples on 05/07/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Sea Trail Maples, in the Sunset Beach, North Carolina area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the Course Conditions so we may work towards any necessary improvements. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
3.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Staff over rated condition of course

This has been a hard winter for the courses in Myrtle and we all now know that. Courses with bent grass greens faired much better. We called multiple courses before we played and we were told conditions were good. NOT SO!! First 5 greens were poor and the rest were just ok. Tees are horrible and fairways were mediocre at best. The worst thing is that the staff LIED about the condition. I would to else where. We paid Long Bay yesterday and that was 75% better.......STAY AWAY

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Response from Sea Trail Maples on 05/03/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Sea Trail Maples, in the Sunset Beach, 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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Maples

I was a little concerned after the first 3-4 holes due to the poor conditions of the greens. As the round progressed the condition of the greens improved.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Sea Trail Maples on 05/01/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

For Locals ONLY

This course is extremely rough fairways are like concrete and half the greens was like putting on the fairways. any one on vacation i feel will be disappointed, look around you will find a lot nicer course for the money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Sea Trail Maples on 04/27/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Sea Trail Maples, in the Sunset Beach, 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
2.0
Previously Played

Horrible greens

Played the jones course on 4-10-18. Greens were the worst I’ve seen in 20 plus years of playing in the Myrtle Beach area. Basically putting on rolled dirt painted green. Very little true grass. At least fairways had grass. Tee boxes not mown but it had rained day before. They did offer breakfast/lunch and 2 free drink tickets and free replay but even with that it’s not worth it. Locals stated they didn’t overseed the greens. Not sure what we paid as it was part of a package. Plenty of other courses in the area with much better greens.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Sea Trail Golf Resort on 04/18/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Sea Trail Golf Resort. 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 we may work on any necessary improvements. We 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 A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Response from Maples at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center on 03/13/2018:
Thanks so much for your review. It is very disappointing to hear that you did not have a positive experience at our course. We take our customer feedback very seriously. We will share this review with our staff and make any corrections or improvements. Please give us the opportunity to change your opinion of our course. Thanks for choosing Maples at Sea Trail Golf Resort.
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Terrible

Hate to trash any course, but this is a public notice to my fellow golfers. Don't waste your money on this course. Maintenance has been totally ignored. Greens were punched and most had a lot of damage with little or no grass. Tee boxes were covered with leaves fallen months ago. Cart paths will shake you up and the fairways are hardpan in many areas. It looks like the course has been abandoned.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Response from Maples at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center on 03/13/2018:
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review our course. All of your feedback is greatly appreciated, good and bad. We will share your insights with the appropriate staff to correct any issues or make any improvements. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thank you for choosing Maples at Sea Trail.
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Would not pay to play again

Worst conditioned course I have ever paid to play. Sandy conditions throughout the course...grass missing on tee decks, greens, around bunkers, and in fairways. Greens had been aerated, but would not have made a huge difference. Booked on Golf Now, having driven through the night to get to MB. When we arrived, staff greeted us at club drop with "No one tells me anything". Reluctantly placed bags onto carts and sent us off to tee #1. Course in poor condition. No bar cart seen during round. Stopped at club house at halfway point to grab a bite and a drink, only to be told "we are closed". This was at 4:00. Finished off round before 6 and no staff at bag drop to help with clubs, cleaning, etc. Would never recommend this course, nor play here again.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Response from Maples at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center on 03/13/2018:
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are very disappointed to hear that your experience was so unsatisfactory. We take our customer feedback very seriously and we will share your comment with our staff. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to change your mind. Thanks again for choosing Maples at Sea Trail.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from Maples at Sea Trail Golf Resort on 03/07/2018:
Hi Euniceanne! Thanks for your review. We really appreciate the feedback. It's very good to know that you enjoyed the course, particularly the layout and pace. We are also pleased to know that our friendly staff treated you so well.Thanks so much for choosing us! Please visit again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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