Sea Trail Golf Resort boasts 54 holes, three 18 hole courses of arguably three of the best designers in the business, Reese Jones, Dan Maples and Willard Byrd. The Jones Course at Sea Trail has gone through heavy renovations over the last two years and if you have not been out to play it in a while, it is definitely worth putting it on the list. I recently had the opportunity to play in a tournament there and while very challenging, the improvements could be seen everywhere. The biggest changes were in the bunkers and cart paths. While some might argue that these two areas impact play very little, aesthetically it makes a huge difference. And if you have ever been stuck in a sand trap for more than one or even two shots, you appreciate the upgrades. The engineering and technology of agronomy has grown just as all other facets of the game. Now it’s just not your equipment or the brand of ball you look at, but the grass you play on and now the sand. Who knew there were so many types of sand and so many different ways to drain the water out of them. Again, not a huge impact until you want to play the day after it has rained for three in a row.
The staff at Sea Trail Golf Resort have made every renovation and upgrade decision with pleasing the golfer in mind. In an area so steeped in tradition and competition, it really can’t be any other way. They have a huge accommodations department for those who want to stay on site in the golf villas, one of the largest meeting facilities in a 100 mile radius, and two clubhouses to service the 10’s of thousands of rounds of golf played on each course. Nestled between other area courses like The Pearl and Sandpiper Bay, and just down the road from the Thistle and Carolina Shores, you can say that Highway 179 is the “fairway” to find when it comes to golf in Calabash North Carolina. Back in the day, the Sea Trail Golf Resort hosted many large events from the Carolina PGA Section Championships to local tournaments almost every weekend. As the new ownership goes through the facility, they are methodically bringing the facilities back to their glory days, something that not only the visitors will enjoy but the locals who call this area home, appreciate as well.
For additional information, visit their website at www.seatrailgolf.com or ask your golf vacation provider for updated course conditions and specials. Add one or all three of the Sea Trail courses to your golf vacation as part of the East Coast Golf Management PGA (Play Golf Again) programs where you also receive gift cards for $100 – $200 depending on the number of rounds you book. If you do not have a provider already, we are happy to assist you right here at TheGolfDirector.com. #justcallDave at 844-GoGolf1 or chat with him right here on our site. Hit ’em straight and we will be seeing you in the fairways.