Sea Trail Golf Club - Byrd Course

Sea Trail Golf Club - Byrd Course

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About Sea Trail Golf Club - Byrd Course (Sunset Beach, NC)

At 6,750 yards from the long tees, the Sea Trail Byrd Course isn’t necessarily a long course, but it is one that requires well thought out shots and the ability to make them. The third 18-hole course to be completed at Sea Trail, this Willard Byrd design features reasonably wide fairways perfect for accurate hitters to use their driver on most holes.

Fairway bunkers are strategically placed so they come into play on just about every hole. And while the design employs a good deal of mounding, most of it tends to help keep shots in the fairway rather than creating obstacles.

There are more than a few doglegs on the course, some with close to 90-degree turns offering skilled players the chance to slice a few strokes. Manmade ponds, including some as large as 20 acres, dot the course but are only in play on a few holes.

The course got new greens in 2008 and since they’ve been much more of a challenge. The course is known not only for providing a great round of golf but for being one of the Grand Strand’s most scenic. Amenities include a golf shop, driving range, putting green and an excellent restaurant.

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Year Built



Willard Byrd



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The address for Sea Trail Golf Club - Byrd Course is 75A Clubhouse Rd, Sunset Beach, NC 28468.


3.6 Based on 74 reviews

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Great course...

Great course

Published on June 30th, 2021

Doing aeration durin...

Doing aeration during play. Course not in great shape.

Published on June 14th, 2021
Michael c

greens were in bad s...

greens were in bad shape

Published on June 9th, 2021

Overall upkeep of th...

Overall upkeep of the course was poor. With as many options to play in the NC/SC coast I don't plan to come back.

Published on June 9th, 2021
Don a

Greens were terrible...

Greens were terrible

Published on June 9th, 2021
Don a

Greens not good ...

Greens not good

Published on June 9th, 2021

I would put it in th...

I would put it in the average category.

Published on May 26th, 2021

Good course. Needs a...

Good course. Needs a little tender loving care. A lot of fun. Tough course.

Published on May 22nd, 2021

AWSOME course! Green...

AWSOME course! Greens were great and challenging to read as a novice golfer but enjoyed the course. 2nd time playing it.

Published on May 21st, 2021

Very nice course rea...

Very nice course really enjoyed it

Published on May 20th, 2021

Cart girls for water...

Cart girls for water

Published on May 20th, 2021

Excellent course...

Excellent course

Published on May 15th, 2021

Don't remember which...

Don't remember which was the Jones vs. Byrd. Overall they had nice layouts with good amounts of water sand and pine trees. Course conditions were OK. Would rate as 3.5

Published on May 11th, 2021

We played 5 courses....

We played 5 courses. Byrd was last place but we still had fun. Probably would not play it again

Published on May 10th, 2021

Cart paths were some...

Cart paths were some of the roughest I've seen. Greens were a little hard to hold but in great shape. Starters rushed us off and carts weren't ready. No pencils / score cards for anyone 6 carts and we sent a cart back from 1st hole to pick them up.

Published on April 30th, 2021

decent course...

decent course

Published on April 30th, 2021

Very well maintained...

Very well maintained greens nice and fast!

Published on April 29th, 2021

Cart paths ...

Cart paths

Published on April 27th, 2021

Course was in good s...

Course was in good shape and staff were very friendly. Good course to start off vacation week.

Published on April 25th, 2021

Too busy and not con...

Too busy and not convenient. We couldnt use the cart to go to our car or either the driving range or putting green.

Published on April 24th, 2021

cart paths need some...

cart paths need some TLC

Published on April 23rd, 2021

Pretty course and ni...

Pretty course and nice layout. Greens weren't in the greatest shape. Ball drop were just plain rude and the lady taking pictures that took us to the first tee was like a used car salesman. She was very pushy for us to buy the photos she took. We didn't appreciate that part of it.

Published on April 23rd, 2021

Absolutely beautiful...

Absolutely beautiful

Published on April 19th, 2021

I can only assume pe...

I can only assume people have stolen golf carts in the past for them to be so stringent on their made-up rules and to bark orders at the patrons the way they do. I never felt welcomed by any employee in or outside of the clubhouse. It doesn't take much to just drop the attitude and do your job.

Published on April 13th, 2021

We got a little rain...

We got a little rain during our round but the course drained extremely well and the greens stayed surprisingly fast. The layout was very challenging and there was no shortage of great holes.

Published on April 12th, 2021

not impressed with t...

not impressed with the course . we have a free 9 hole course at home that was in better shape

Published on April 12th, 2021

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Published on April 12th, 2021

Fairways in poor con...

Fairways in poor condition

Published on April 11th, 2021

One of our favorite ...

One of our favorite

Published on April 8th, 2021

Starters were surly ...

Starters were surly and in a hurry to get home

Published on April 6th, 2021

In spite of early sp...

In spite of early spring course was in excellent condition.

Published on April 6th, 2021

Fun to play ...

Fun to play

Published on April 4th, 2021

Greens rolled true b...

Greens rolled true but fairways were a little rough. Mostly due to previous weather I think.

Published on April 3rd, 2021

The Jones and Byrd c...

The Jones and Byrd course were good nice flow of golf holes. The cart staff was OK just one individual who could have understood customer service better

Published on March 29th, 2021

Greens in good shape...

Greens in good shape tee boxes and fairways playable but needed mowing. Very wet had standing water on one par 3 so drainage could be improved. Bag drop guys were great.

Published on March 26th, 2021

The course was good ...

The course was good shape!

Published on March 24th, 2021

Good shape for time ...

Good shape for time of year.

Published on March 24th, 2021

Liked course. A bit ...

Liked course. A bit slow on back 9

Published on March 24th, 2021

Course was exception...

Course was exceptional. The greens were challenging as suspected. Being that we were on the coast the ball did not carry please remind me next year.

Published on March 24th, 2021

The greens were fast...

The greens were fast but in great shape.

Published on March 18th, 2021

Cart paths are past ...

Cart paths are past due for repair. Bag boys need attitude adjustment. They can get their message across to people without being rude.

Published on March 15th, 2021

Wet fairways. Green...

Wet fairways. Greens were fast and smooth.

Published on March 3rd, 2021

Not very friendly n...

Not very friendly no handicapped card extremely wet not there fault weather

Published on March 3rd, 2021
Cory m

Dont know didnt get ...

Dont know didnt get to play.

Published on February 19th, 2021

Rained out our round...

Rained out our round. The staff is mailing us a raincheck however which was very nice.

Published on February 18th, 2021

Unplayable due to we...

Unplayable due to weather.

Published on February 11th, 2021

Rain shortened my ro...

Rain shortened my round to 13 holes but I loved the holes I did play. Very scenic challenging and well-designed course

Published on February 6th, 2021

Quit after 13 holes ...

Quit after 13 holes due to weather.. But I liked the holes I did manage to play very challenging and scenic staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Published on February 6th, 2021

Very challenging wel...

Very challenging well maintained and scenic. Wish I could have finished my round. Would have loved to have finished my round.

Published on February 2nd, 2021

Was alright but enjo...

Was alright but enjoyed the Jones course more.

Published on December 23rd, 2020

Was really wet due t...

Was really wet due to irrigation after over seeding Made play a little more difficult

Published on November 26th, 2020

Didnt get to play it...

Didnt get to play it

Published on October 28th, 2020

Did not get to play ...

Did not get to play due to weather

Published on October 28th, 2020

Course had a lot of ...

Course had a lot of area at the front of the greens that was holding water

Published on October 18th, 2020

Good layout turtle b...

Good layout turtle back greens we're challenging. Poor drainage. Greens rolled well

Published on October 16th, 2020

Very good shape. Gr...

Very good shape. Greens and fairways were better than expected.

Published on October 14th, 2020

was in poor shape h...

was in poor shape having been recently reopened

Published on October 12th, 2020



Published on October 8th, 2020

Course was in good s...

Course was in good shape greens a little bumpy and slow.

Published on September 22nd, 2020

Same feedback as for...

Same feedback as for Jones course.

Published on September 2nd, 2020

Another good course....

Another good course.

Published on August 26th, 2020

Course was way too w...

Course was way too wet. Definitely over watered fairways. Disappointed in the manicure of the course off the fairways.

Published on August 26th, 2020

Greens were a little...

Greens were a little rough but it is late in the year

Published on August 20th, 2020

Loved it great courc...

Loved it great cource

Published on August 18th, 2020

This was our first c...

This was our first course we played. From the beginining our 100 voucher was not there but it was by the end. Snack bar was closed all we could purchase was Candy and a select few of drinks. The fairways had High grass area and the greens seemed forgotten about. The staff was not very welcoming.

Published on August 18th, 2020

Greens were in bad s...

Greens were in bad shape tee boxes were in bad shape facility is very much dated

Published on August 16th, 2020

Course was pretty ea...

Course was pretty easy. Greens were slow and there was a lot of squishy areas from overwatering

Published on August 5th, 2020

Fairways needed to b...

Fairways needed to be cut and sand traps needed to be at least raked. Greens were good but not overly fast. Course layout is nice.

Published on July 22nd, 2020

Got to play this cou...

Got to play this course twice. We paid fees to play this course on Friday.. it was a little spongy from present rains but enjoyed it just the same

Published on July 8th, 2020

Considering the amou...

Considering the amount of rain course had to deal with it was in good shape and greens rolled true and were very nice. Enjoyed the course.

Published on June 25th, 2020

Cart paths suck. No ...

Cart paths suck. No ranger and we had a group that was oblivious in front of us. Took over 5 hours

Published on June 9th, 2020

I would recommend if...

I would recommend if you aren't letting people bring drinks and coolers you should at least have someone going around selling them during game and snacks. After drinking all I had purchased from shop still very thirsty but no cold drinks due to no ice in coolers.

Published on May 25th, 2020

Very nice course. ...

Very nice course.

Published on April 17th, 2020

Course was nice but ...

Course was nice but the drainage was terrible.

Published on April 8th, 2020

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