SEA TRAIL Golf Club Rees Jones Course (800-546-5748)
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General Information - the photos in this review are of the Rees Jones 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 REES JONES COURSE has 4 sets of tee areas that play to distances and slopes measuring 6761 yards/135 slope, 6334 yards/1268slope, 5716 yards/119 slope and 4912 yards with a slope of 122 for ladies hitting from the red tees. The course has a significant amount of sand as there are 74 bunkers situated near the landing zones or greenside, and water hazards come into play on11 of the 18 holes.
The par three 5th and par four 6th are two memorable holes on the front, with the former featuring a wood retaining wall that frames the green complex, and the latter with water on the left perimeter and extensive mounding and bunkering along the fairway. The 8th also has a beautiful green complex with wood retaining wall. On the back side the short par three 10th presents challenges in the form of fairway traps and mounding as it doglegs left to right around a lake, and the par three 13th features palm trees marooned on an island inside a large waste bunker.
There are some gorgeous views of the waterway, especially on number 14, which runs directly parallel. This is a pretty golf course, and the most challenging of the three at Sea Trail. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.