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Sea Trail Plantation - Maples Course

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Address: 211 Clubhouse Road, Sunset Beach, NC 28468
Phone Number: +1 800-546-5748
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Nominated among the "Best New Resort Courses in America" by Golf...

Nominated among the "Best New Resort Courses in America" by Golf Digest, this Dan Maples-designed course measures 6,751 yards from the back tees.

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Course needs some TLC

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 May 2016
Tim P
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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 the cart paths are a chiropractor's dream and the tee boxes are an embarrassment. It... More 

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 be repaired. Fairways were thin in some places and muddy in others. Cart paths are... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 time rather than all at once. Green speed was inconsistent all were slow. Some very.... More 

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 days. Not one of Dan Maples best designs, but I have yet to play a... More 

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 end of the trap. The wet winter has not been the best to the course,... More 

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and helpful.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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, but with water on the course, and food at the clubhouse, that wasn't really a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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"

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Uxbridge, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 can clearly be seen as a once great golf property. The greens might have been... More 

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Nothing outstanding but the price was right and can recommend this course because they are not crowded. Enjoy

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