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Sea Trail - Maples Course

211 Clubhouse Rd, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4404
+1 800-546-5748
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Sad What Has Happened

If I was Dan Maples, I would remove my name from this signature course. A great layout has turned... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
retiree2
,
North Carolina
via mobile
They Should Pay Us to Play There

What was once a gem of a Dan Maples' design has been allowed to turn into a "farmer's course". You... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
retiree2
,
North Carolina
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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.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good19%
  • Average30%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible14%
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211 Clubhouse Rd, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4404
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Reviewed 24 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.

Thank retiree2
Reviewed 6 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 27 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 AnitaEarls
Reviewed 1 October 2014

A good Dan Maples course where he used the terrain and built a great course. It is not as difficult as the Jones course but very enjoyable. There is some very challenging water holes and is well trapped. "GO PLAY"

Thank 456kennethd
Reviewed 10 September 2014

I just returned from a "guys" week (16 of us). This was the 2nd of 3 days of golf at this property. The course layout was great, unfortunately the condition of this and the other 2 courses is so bad that it over shadows what...More

Thank Otlee
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Ellen W
We are planning a Feb trip to a Sea Trails condo. What are the prices for rounds of golf with a cart on each of the 3 courses, Jones, Byrd, and Maples? We plan to arrive Feb 14 and golf the 15, 16, and 17.
30 January 2016|
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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
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