Whether it’s the camaraderie that golf inspires among both friends and casual colleagues, the delight of introducing the game to your children or the solitary challenge of testing your skills on one of three championship-level layouts, Sea Trail Resort offers one of the top golfing experiences on the North Carolina coast. Our staff is unmatched in their passion and knowledge for the game and committed to ensuring that your golf vacation is second to none.
Our three distinctly different signature courses, designed by Rees Jones, Dan Maples, and Willard Byrd can be enjoyed by players of all levels, but are challenging even to the accomplished golfer. In addition to golf, we have two clubhouses with full-service golf shops, lounges, and dining. Additional golf amenities include putting greens, a driving range, and a PGA-sanctioned Golf Learning Center.
Rees Jones Golf Course Click for tee time reservation
The Jones Course is a straightforward layout featuring generous mounded fairways bordered by scenic lakes and towering trees. A perennial favorite among residents and guests, this course is an extraordinary golf experience for players of all skill levels. Wide fairways and large mounds are surrounded by water, with water coming into play on 11 holes of the Par 72 championship course. In addition to water hazards, the many pot and large expanse bunkers make for a delightfully challenging game of golf. This spectacular course measures 6,761 yards from the blue tees; 6,334 yards from the white tees; 5,716 from the gold tees; and 4,912 yards from the red tees. Click here to download the Jones Course scorecard
Willard Byrd Golf Course Click for tee time reservation
The Willard Byrd Course requires a distinctively different approach thanks to a constricting tree line, challenging greenside bunkering, and lakes ranging from 14-20 acres. Strategically placed tee shots are essential for successful play on Byrd's undulating greens of Champions Bermuda. A picturesque and scenic 18th hole between two beautiful ponds finishes the course at the Jones-Byrd Clubhouse. The course measures 6,740 yards from the blue tees; 6,251 yards from the white tees; 5,561 yards from the gold tees; and 4,621 yards from the red tees. Click here to download the Byrd Course scorecard
Dan Maples Golf Course Click for tee time reservation
The Maples Course is a traditional southern course framed by twisted ancient oaks and tall Carolina pines. The medium-length, accuracy-demanding course features five holes that wind along the scenic Calabash Creek, with elaborate landscaping, and undulating greens. Still regarded as one of Maples finest, this is a beautiful par 72 course, with A1/A4 blended Bent grass greens. The course is also peppered with numerous waste bunkers, one of which extends the full length of a fairway. The course measures 6,797 yards from the blue tees; 6,330 yards from the white tees; 6,035 yards from the gold tees; and 5,110 yards from the red tees. Click here to download the Maples Course scorecard
You can never have too much golf anything. With two separate golf pro shops at Sea Trail Resort, you are sure to find great designer apparel and resort wear for both men and women.
You will also find your golf staples of golf balls, shoes and a variety of gear for the game. Sea Trail Course logoed hats, shirts, towels and golf balls are available in many colors and styles. Whether you're looking for a souvenir, an extra sleeve of golf balls, or fashionable golf attire, our professionally staffed golf shops are here to serve your needs.
Be sure to stop by one or both of our golf shops:
- Jones/Byrd Clubhouse, 75 Clubhouse Road
- Maples Clubhouse, 210 Clubhouse Road.
The pro shops are open seven days a week. Hours will vary by season. For Sea Trail Pro Shop hours, general information and Sea Trail Golf Tee Times, call (800) 508-1204 and we will be happy to assist you.
Sea Trail is proud to host the Mel Sole Golf School. The Sole school has been ranked among the “Top 25 USA Golf Schools” by Golf Magazine since 1999. PGA of America Class A teaching pro David Olberding, who has been with the Sole Golf School for more than 20 years and was recently running the Grande Dunes school, is the Sea Trail lead instructor
Instruction is available year-round, and includes one- to three-day programs focusing on all aspects of the game. Sole emphasizes keeping the swing as simple as possible and working with each individual’s unique capabilities, and video analysis is included. Click here to learn more/register
Sea Trail's in house golf professionals also offers private lessons and other golf improvement programs. For more information please call the Jone Clubhouse (910) 287-1121.
Groups & Tournaments
For your convenience, Sea Trail's Practice Facility offers:
- Driving range
- Practice green (for chipping, pitching, and bunker practice)
- Two practice putting greens (one putting green located behind the Jones/Byrd Clubhouse and the other located at the Maples Clubhouse)
- Personalized instruction from our professionals
- Group clinics, junior clinics, and private instruction
- Special golf school packages