Sea Trail Golf Resort (Willard Byrd course)


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Sea Trail Golf Resort (Willard Byrd course) Est. 1990

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Sea Trail Golf Resort (Willard Byrd course): With three almost equal-length championship courses to choose from at Sea Trail, visiting golfers will no doubt find their own favourite, and the course that most suits their game. The Willard Byrd is an enjoyable and varied layout, which comprises several tree-lined holes, and others in more open environments alongside small lakes. On a number of occasions the more wooded holes will require accurate shots from the tee, either to hit tightish fairways, or to get in position for dog-legs into the greens, especially at the par-4 4th and 15th holes. The best stretch of waterside holes features a good-size lake (complete with fountain), which comes into play on the par-3 12th hole, then again at the excellent par-5 13th requiring a carry over water onto the green; the same lake dangerously flanks the left side of the par-4 14th. This is not a course with too much elevation change, but it nonetheless provides a pleasant and challenging round for golfers of all levels. Plenty of quite shallow fairway and greenside bunkering is complemented by large sandy waste areas that come into play on a couple of holes. Houses and condos are tucked in behind the tree-line on several sections of the course. The Byrd's closing stretch provides a fitting climax to your round with the bunker surrounded par-3 16th, then water very much in play on the par-4 17th and even more so on the par-5 closing hole, which finishes behind Sea Trail's large pink-stoned conference centre.

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Making Contact

Sea Trail Golf Resort & Conference Center
75 Clubhouse Rd, Sea Trail Plantation,
Sunset Beach, North Carolina NC 28468
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 508 1204
Pro Shop   +1 (910) 287 1122
Fax

  +1 (910) 287 1104

Email   info@seatrail.com
Website   www.seatrailgolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Several
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Academy
 
Sea Trail Golf School
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Relatively flat terrain.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Willard Byrd
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6797 6330 5110
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 71.5 69.5 68
 
At the Same Location:
Sea Trail is home to three championship courses : Rees Jones course (18-hole, par-72, 6761 yards); Dan Maples course (18-hole, par-72, 6797 yards); Willard Byrd course (18-hole, par-72, 6750 yards).
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How2Get There?

3 miles E of Calabash
Travelling north from Myrtle Beach on US Hwy 17 : just before the South Carolina / North Carolina border, you will meet the junction of Hwy 17 and route 179 (Beach Drive SW to Calabash). Take the 179 to Calabash. After approx 3 miles, at traffic lights in Calabash, continue straight over into Old Georgetown Road SW (still on the 179). After 2.5 miles turn right into Sea Trail. Follow road for approx o.8 miles to clubhouse for Jones and Byrd courses.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Contact resort for golf rates and Stay&Play packages. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The Rees Jones and Willard Byrd courses share the same clubhouse and pro shop, next to the main Sea Trail buildings that house the Conference Centre, Magnolias Restaurant and the Real Estate Sales Offices. The Dan Maples clubhouse is about one mile further south on the Sea Trail Resort property.

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Location

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Latitude: (33.902871)
Longitude: (-78.517667)
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Sea Trail Golf Resort & Conference Center 4-star
211 Clubhouse Road, Sunset Beach, NC 28468
+1 (910) 287 1100
www.seatrail.com

Accommodation is typically in well-appointed villas and condominiums located alongside the Dan Maples course, one of three championship golf courses at Sea Trail. A large Conference Centre facility, restaurants and the full array of resort amenities are also on site.

Golf at this hotel Sea Trail (Rees Jones, Dan Maples and Willard Byrd courses).
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Golf within 5 miles Thistle; Pearl Golf Links (East and West courses); Oyster Bay; Ocean Ridge Plantation (Tiger's Eye, Lion's Paw, Panther's Run and Leopard's Chase courses); Brunswick Plantation; Crow Creek.
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Golf within 20 miles River's Edge
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The Winds Oceanfront Inn & Suites 
310 E First St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
+1 (910) 579 6275
www.thewinds.com

At The Winds Inn & Suites you can stay oceanfront, close to some of the most popular golf courses on The Grand Strand.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Thistle; Pearl Golf Links (East and West courses); Oyster Bay; Sea Trail (Jones, Byrd and Willard courses); Ocean Ridge Plantation (Tiger's Eye, Lion's Paw, Panther's Run and Leopard's Chase courses); Brunswick Plantation; Crow Creek; River's Edge.
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