Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, USA | GolfPass
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4.1
287 Reviews (287)
5 Stars
91
4 Stars
128
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
87.0%
Recommend this course
243 out of 287 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.0
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
84.9%
Recommend this course
62 out of 73 reviews
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4.1
89 Reviews (89)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.5%
Recommend this course
77 out of 89 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6754 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.2
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Sea Trail Golf Resort - The Rees Jones Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1990) Greg Muirhead (1990)

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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2019 #9)

Reviews

4.1
287 Reviews (287)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 12
Bunkers 9
Forced Carries 9
This course/club is great for:
Group Getaways 7
Playing Multiple Courses 7
A Weekend Splurge 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 9
At a Resort 6

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Played On
Reviews 130
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Sea Trail Jones Course

Liked layout. Staff very friendly. Course needs A LOT of love. 4 star average rating is bold for this product.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/11/2022

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/08/2022

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another great experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/09/2022

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice designed but poorly maintained.

This Rees Jones layout is a challenge. Probably was great years ago. The greens were very bumpy and slow for Bermuda. Hazards were poor. Hadn’t been maintained and made course look like a cheap muni. Practice area was embarrassing. I always look forward to golf in the Myrtle Beach area and try to play different courses. I can’t recommend this course as a must play. It’s a good design but needs some TLC to make it a must play. I also played World Tour , Avocet, The Surf Club, and Eagle Nest. Of all of those, Avocet is a must play and best maintained.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/02/2022

Thanks so much for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center.

Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/02/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It was Ok not great course was very wet and greens were bumpy.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/22/2022

Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better in the future.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Over priced based on the name

The course is over priced for what you get. Fairways are in good shape but kept flooded with water. Three holes were cart path only because of the water. Greens are in rough shape and a couple look like they may not make the season. Driving range did not open until 9am so no warmup and the chipping green had not been mowed all summer. Save your money and try somewhere else.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/22/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always love the Jones layout & experience

I’ve been playing the Jones course at Sea Trail for many years on beach trips, and I always enjoy returning and playing this great layout. The course has no bad holes and at least 6-7 great holes.

The staff is friendly, and Sea Trail is open and welcoming to junior golfers.

Candidly, the old beach bermuda greens are struggling this summer. However, that did not impact our enjoyment of the course and round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/22/2022

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center!

Played On
Reviews 46
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Awesome course

Great course and layout. Highly recommend playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/05/2022

Hello. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center.

Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/13/2022

Hi, We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center.

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t waste your money if you’re paying an out of town rate. Greens were brown and dying. Only a few tee boxes actually had grass. 2/10.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
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Commented on 06/24/2022

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

A disaster

Booked on GolfNow a week before playing, arrived 20 minutes before T-Time. Line inside the pro-shop took 25 minutes with everyone seemingly having an issue. Finally getting to check in I was told they couldn’t find my reservation. Was told they could get me out on Maples instead. Played Maples as it was my only option (Waited another hour before getting out). Maples staff /customer service by far was superior to what I experienced at Bird course. However, Maples as far as course isn’t great and not worth the money I spent.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
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Commented on 06/22/2022

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for your recent experience.

We're sorry to hear you were less than satisfied during your round. We pride ourselves on our providing great service and the high-quality standards we maintain.

We would like to make things right. Please reach out to our management team at the pro shop.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 79
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Shabby

Not as I remember it. Played Jones many times and conditions were not up to par. Greens were slow and uneven. Many fairways were sparse and dry and many tee boxes, (seniors) were uncut and patchy. Not what I expected. Play the Byrd course instead. Sea Trails can do better.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 06/17/2022

Hello! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great experience

I was a single and the starter allowed me to go off first in the morning and I was able to play at my own pace and work on some second shots and putts. The course was in great shape and was a great value!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/06/2022

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/14/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/10/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center!

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/01/2022

Hello. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/10/2022

Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice golf course

I like Sea Trails tracs. The no cart policy by the driving range and putting green is bad since they are not close to each other. If you usually use the range and hit more than a couple clubs you have too carry your bag quit a ways back and forth. Then the putting green is another walk in the opposite direction. Leave your self plenty of extra time if your like me and do both before a round. One thing they might consider is move the putting green next to the range and put the practice green where the putting green is now.
All in all a nice facility.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Bumpy greens

I have played the Jones course 6 or 8 times and it has always been in good shape. However, this past weekend the greens were really bumpy and it was hard to keep even 3-4 footers on line. I am highly surprised at these greens as most every other course I have played with Bermuda greens are in excellent shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/03/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us! We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Jones at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center, and we hope to see you again in the future.

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