Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, USA | GolfPass
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3.6
270 Reviews (270)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
138
3 Stars
50
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
74.1%
Recommend this course
209 out of 270 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.4
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
67.9%
Recommend this course
55 out of 81 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.4
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
3.9
66.0%
Recommend this course
62 out of 94 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6658 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.6
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Sea Trail Golf Resort - The Willard Byrd Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Willard Byrd (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

Reviews

3.6
270 Reviews (270)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 14
Bunkers 11
Forced Carries 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 11
Playing Multiple Courses 11
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 13
Worth the Drive 6

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/11/2022

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 Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf

The course was great. The cart paths were horrible. They are really bad.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Thank you for visiting us at Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/08/2022

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 Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/29/2022

Hi, We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time.

The course was in beautiful shape. I had the course to myself after passing one group.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/29/2022

Hello, thank you for visiting us at Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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 teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Better than expected

I remember when Sea Trail was a premier golf destination and I realize it's not what it once was, but the recent reviews had me believing this place was absolutely terrible. Fortunately I gave it a try and ended up playing all three courses while in the area for the week. Between the cost and late afternoon tee time availability, I'd recommend Sea Trail and play it again and again.

The greens were on the slow side but smooth and playable,
fairways and rough were in excellent condition, traps and tee boxes are decent.

Well worth $30-$55!

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

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 Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center.

Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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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 Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Terrible Shape, Terrible Service

On Sunday, July 10th, our foursome tee'd off at 1:30. We made it through three holes in 30-ish minutes (the course was wide open--we now know why) only for a monsoon to start. My friends and I waited out the rain under a tree for around an hour, but it never stopped. Once we were finally able to return to the clubhouse for a rain-check, we were informed that we would only be receiving a 9-hole rain-check instead of the 18-hole rain-check we were expecting. Jim at the pro-shop was extremely rude and refused to give us more than a 9-hole rain check since being on the course for an hour constituted 9 holes. Again, we tried to explain that we only played three holes and spent the rest of our time waiting out a thunder storm. However, Jim continued to discount our reasoning and said the best he could do was give us a 9-hole rain check.

The service was almost as bad as the shape of the course. For this area, I would consider it a cow pasture. There were seed stalks in the middle of the fairways, brown greens, and 2-4ft tall weeds right off the THREE (not nine) tee boxes we were able to make it to.

Terrible course. Terrible service. There are several much better courses in the area for the price. We will never play Sea-Trail again. Hopefully, they can use some of that money for lawnmower gas because the course sure needs it.

Take my advice and please take your money elsewhere.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave feedback on your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop at (910) 287-1100. We hope to hear from you soon, and thanks for choosing Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Terrible Shape, Terrible Service

On Sunday, July 10th, our foursome tee'd off at 1:30. We made it through three holes in 30-ish minutes (the course was wide open--we now know why) only for a monsoon to start. My friends and I waited out the rain under a tree for around an hour, but it never stopped. Once we were finally able to return to the clubhouse for a rain-check, we were informed that we would only be receiving a 9-hole rain-check instead of the 18-hole rain-check we were expecting. Jim at the pro-shop was extremely rude and refused to give us more than a 9-hole rain check since being on the course for an hour constituted 9 holes. Again, we tried to explain that we only played three holes and spent the rest of our time waiting out a thunder storm. However, Jim continued to discount our reasoning and said the best he could do was give us a 9-hole rain check.

The service was almost as bad as the shape of the course. For this area, I would consider it a cow pasture. There were seed stalks in the middle of the fairways, brown greens, and 2-4ft tall weeds right off the THREE (not nine) tee boxes we were able to make it to.

Terrible course. Terrible service. There are several much better courses in the area for the price. We will never play Sea-Trail again. Hopefully, they can use some of that money for lawnmower gas because the course sure needs it.

Take my advice and please take your money elsewhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
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 07/12/2022

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 Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Sadly unhappy!

The course has fallen in stature over the years. Beverages cart was slow and no more personal beverages is bad policy.

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

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 Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good

Course was in great shape but cart paths leave a lot to be desired. Overall my wife and I enjoyed the round. We we will return

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

Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/12/2022

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 Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/13/2022

Hello, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/07/2022

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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Commented on 07/13/2022

Hello, We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/06/2022

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 Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/07/2022

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 Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center!

Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
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Commented on 06/24/2022

Hello, we appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Byrd at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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