75 Clubhouse Rd, Sea Trail Plantation,
Sunset Beach, North Carolina NC 28468
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain.
Residential and woodland.
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).
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.
Sea Trail Golf Resort (Rees Jones course): The Rees Jones layout is arguably the best of the three championship golf courses here at Sea Trail, and one that's always maintained in excellent condition.
This is a very pleasant parkland layout with links-style earth-mounding flanking many fairways, especially in the more open and less wooded parts of the course. Several of the earth mounds are topped with round, pot bunkers, giving stylish definition to the fairways; on the par-5 15th no less than ten such bunkers impressively skirt the right-hand side of the fairway.
If mounds and trees are not lining the holes, then there is a good chance that water will be. On about half the holes water runs alongside the fairways; at the excellent par-3 5th, its a case of water from tee-to-green. Most of the greens are large and nicely elevated, with plenty of good-sized bunkering and/or pot bunkers around them and a wealth of slopes and borrows on the putting surface, all this ensuring your short game is put through its paces and your putting is thoroughly probed and tested.
The Rees Jones is a very handsome, partly-open, partly-wooded parkland course, laid out amongst small lakes and tall, mature pines, within a residential community that blends discreetly into the background. Always a pleasure to play.
Stay & Play at Sea Trail: luxury onsite accommodation in suites and vacation rentals are available; see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory.
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.
211 Clubhouse Road, Sunset Beach, NC 28468
+1 (910) 287 1100Visit website
Sea Trail Resort features a well-designed collection of rental villas and condominiums, predominantly located alongside the Dan Maples course, one of three championship golf courses at Sea Trail. Also onsite you'll find a large conference centre, varied dining options and a full array of resort amenities.
Sea Trail (Rees Jones, Dan Maples and Willard Byrd courses).
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.
37 West First Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
+1 (910) 579 0750Visit website
Become a true islander and enjoy an oceanfront or sound view accommodation on the island of Ocean Isle Beach. Also well located to access the golf courses of Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach.
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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