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Sea Trail - Maples Course

211 Clubhouse Rd, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4404
+1 800-546-5748
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Greens ok, but rest of course in Real, Real bad. Shame.

Greens are fair, but rest of course in really, really bad shape. It's a shame that a once fun and... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Awesome golf course

Played Maples twice during our large group visit and wish I could have gotten in a third round... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
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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.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good17%
  • Average26%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible13%
23 Mar 2017
“Sad What Has Happened ”
25 Sep 2017
“Greens ok, but rest of course in Real, Real bad. Shame.”
211 Clubhouse Rd, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4404
211 Clubhouse Rd, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4404
+1 800-546-5748
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Greens are fair, but rest of course in really, really bad shape. It's a shame that a once fun and beautiful course has hit rock (lots of those) bottom so quickly.

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Played Maples twice during our large group visit and wish I could have gotten in a third round. Beautiful layout, well-kept greens and fairways, friendly staff from clubhouse to the crew working on the course and really amazing golf experience.More

Thank JDP0815
Jeremy P, Marketing Manager at Sea Trail - Maples Course, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Great to hear and see you had a nice time playing our Maples course. Our golf staff and grounds crew do a fantastic job keeping the layout in beautiful shape, which makes your round of golf fun and delightful. Looking forward to seeing you back...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

If I was Dan Maples, I would remove my name from this signature course. A great layout has turned into a sorry excuse for a golf course. Every aspect of this course needs improvement - greens, traps, fairways, tees, rough and clubhouse.

1  Thank retiree2
Reviewed 5 August 2016

What was once a gem of a Dan Maples' design has been allowed to turn into a "farmer's course". You know the kind where a farmer puts some flags out in his field and hits the ball around. The greens have little or no grass...More

1  Thank retiree2
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This course has obviously seen better days. The greens were in decent shape which is important, but the rest of the course needs attention. Many of the tee boxes had little to no grass (2 of the par 3s are being resodded) and need to...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Thin areas in several fairways, they had recently cored them and grass wasn't full. We had to play one club rule to keep from hitting off lightly grassed areas. At least 2 temporary tee boxes, where everyone played from. Should have resodded one at a...More

Thank Timzr
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Sea Trail courses were top shelf twenty years ago, but had fallen on hard times, and went thru bankruptcy a few years back. From what I can see they have made upgrades, but have a long way to go to bring back the old glory...More

Thank jmc1958
Reviewed 18 March 2016

The course condition was not the best. Several holes were very soggy and the greens putted well, but did not have the greatest appearance. What use to be the signature hole (a par 5 with a 300+ yard waste area/trap) had severe erosion in one...More

Thank coastal_confessions
Reviewed 23 January 2016

First time visiting this area. Stayed at Sea Trail played this course, considering the weather they have had the past 2 months, I would rate the condition at very good, I am sure with favorable weather conditions it plays excellent. The staff is very friendly...More

Thank rmac34
Reviewed 12 August 2015

A fun course that is interesting and challenging for a weekend golfer like me, without being too frustrating. It never seems to be backed up, so you can move along at a good pace. We played on a Saturday and there was no cart service,...More

1  Thank Anita E
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Ellen W
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Response from rmac34 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Rudy. Answer this traveler's question here.$25 with a cart only played the Maples