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Address: 75A Clubhouse Rd, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4450
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The Willard Byrd Course requires a distinctively different approach thanks...

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.

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2016 fall vaca

Since Maples was still closed we decided to go try Byrd..I found it to be more challenging for me then I remembered from our last vacation.it was almost dry enough to play and... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
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Trenton, Canada
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83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We golfed here yesterday and it is an amazing course. Well worth the money and plenty to see. There were a ton of birds and even a couple of gators along the way. I would recommend this course for sure.

Thank marcia431
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The course was in fantastic shape after the hurricane. Greens were spot on, with very nice fairways. Hit a great stretch of weather. Clubhouse had any and everything a golfer would need. Would play here again and hit the other 2 courses they had to offer.

Thank Tarheel101
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Since Maples was still closed we decided to go try Byrd..I found it to be more challenging for me then I remembered from our last vacation.it was almost dry enough to play and enjoy. Being a beginner I definitely had to try to figure things out. Overall a great course...hope it didn't get damaged too much by hurricane Matthew.... we'll... More 

Thank UrlaubGlacierView
Evensville, Tennessee, United States
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Course had been saturated with rain in the previous week but held up well despite the cart path only conditions. The greens on the Byrd Course are bent and although a little slow they rolled true. The course from the white tees is not overly long so there were easier shots to be had coming into the greens. Par threes... More 

Thank Joe W
Garner, North Carolina
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147 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

First time golfing Sea Trail Plantation. Enjoyed the course and the staff were friendly. However, the greens needed to be cut and rolled, they were very bumpy and unkempt. The traps were disgusting, there was almost no sand in them and it looked like, in most of them, that they were allowed to continually fill up with water, puddled up,... More 

Thank stevene254
Winnsboro, South Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Dog Track! Aske to be paired up with a group a I hate to play a new course alone. Somehow tha never happened. Staff neglected to mention that green had been aerated when I booked. Heavily top dressed but uncut. Blotches of bermuda were 1/4" higher than the rest of the greens. No one mentioned pin placements at club house.... More 

Thank jn300m
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

At Sea Trail you have three 18 hole golf courses to play. My favorite is the Byrd Course. Always well maintained with nice greens. Only knock on this course is the cart paths. They repaved the Jones course cart paths last summer. Let's hope they have budgeted some funds to do the Byrd Course this year.

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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We played the Byrd course as preparation for the World Amateur (a large golf tournament) and we thought that is was everything that was promised to us. The course was in nice shape, the price was superb, and the difficulty was easy-moderate. The course was pretty wet when we went but by the time we finished it was almost dry.... More 

Thank Amy F
Durham, North Carolina
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is a beautiful course, particularly the opening holes. Some of the greens are large and tricky, but were in great shape given this time of the year. Lots of interesting water hazards. We played on Sunday, there was cart service, and the course was not crowded. A great experience.

Thank AnitaEarls
1 review
Reviewed 31 March 2015

We stayed at the resort for one week with golf planned most days. It is early in the season and clearly they are working hard at getting the courses ready for the busy times. The Byrd was weat, the Jones was great even though they are working as redoing the cart paths and the Maples is great for this time... More 

Thank Caroline T

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