Sea Trail Golf Resort is home to three enjoyable layouts, and the Willard Byrd Course is a primary reason for the facility’s popularity. The youngest and most player-friendly of Sea Trail’s offerings, the Byrd Course plays 6,700 yards from the tips.
While the layout isn’t exceedingly long, it does reward players who drive the ball well. The course has water on 10 holes, including forced carries off the tee on second and third holes, offering significant rewards for players who pound the driver.
The benefit of driving the ball well comes on the approach to Byrd’s bunkered and undulating greens. Hitting the Champion Bermuda grass putting surfaces in the proper spot is vital to scoring, and that is much easier to do with a short iron coming in.
The most memorable shot on the course is on the par 3, 7th hole, which plays 167 yards from the white tees. The meaty tee shot requires a carry over a waste area to a green surrounded by bunkers. It’s not a super difficult shot, but it does require players to trust their swing.
If you are looking for a quality, underrated round of golf this spring, take a look at Sea Trail’s Byrd Course.