SEA TRAIL Golf Club William Byrd Course (800-546-5748)
Myrtle Beach Golf Course review
General Information - the photos in this review are of the William Byrd Course
Sea Trail Golf Resort is conveniently located half way between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina. The property is just 5 minutes from the beach (with free resort shuttle service), and features 1-4 bedroom villas, 54 holes of championship golf, swimming, tennis, a fitness center, onsite dining, children's activities, and over 62,000 square feet of meeting space, with resort and golf packages including AAA discounts available. For more info, visit the resort's website by click on this link www.SeaTrail.com or call 800-508-1204.
The Jones and Byrd courses are serviced by the same clubhouse, which includes a pro shop, restaurant/lounge serving breakfast, lunch and dinner menus in season, a snack bar, outing facility and adjacent convention center. The main practice facility is here - with putting greens, a grass range and a beautiful short game area with sand bunker, ideal for honing pitching and chipping skills from varied distances. The Maples Course is a couple miles away and has its own clubhouse, with snack area and pro shop, plus practice green.
The three courses utilize the same marking system, with 100, 150 and 200 yard blocks on the fairways and cart paths, plus sprinkler heads that are measured to the center of the green, 150 yard stakes are situated in the middle of the fairways on all par fours and fives, and daily pin placement sheets provide info on hole locations.
THE BYRD COURSE has 4 sets of tee areas that play to distances and slopes measuring 6797 yards/134 slope, 6330 yards/126 slope, 6035 yards/116 slope and 5110 yards with a slope of 117 for women hitting from the red tees. Sand plays an important role as there are 92 soft sand bunkers situated about the course, including several waste areas. Water comes into play on ten holes, including the beautiful par three second with a semi-island green.
The two opening holes run along the waterway, and there is a hidden pond short left of the 6th green. In the Myrtle Beach area - it is wise to look for the black and gold checkered flags, which indicate that a water hazard is nearby! The par four 7th is another interesting hole, as the design turns about 70 degrees to the left on the approach. Generally speaking, the bunkers on this layout have high lips and quite penal - and they are very prominent on the last nine.
The design features large undulating greens and rolling tree lined fairways with ample landing zones. - offering a fun and challenging round for all levels of golfers. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link ttheir website by clicking here.