Host Shan Coughlin joins head golf professional Andrew Galbraith on the Jones Course at Sea Trail Golf Resort in Sunset Beach, N.C. to discuss some recent renovations and enticing specials on this edition of Tee It UP Grand Strand. Sea Trail Golf Resort underwent several renovations in the past two years, including the addition of new cart paths last spring, and new bunkers a little more than a year ago. The 54-hole resort also experienced wall-to-wall overseeding on two of its courses, as well. With December temperatures in the mid-70s, there is a lot attracting golfers to play at Sea Trail.
Galbraith told Coughlin the course conditions are excellent at this time. “The rough; everything is nice and green, the greens are in great shape right now, as you can see. So, it’s really in good shape.” Coughlin said the grass is “lush” right now because of the overseeding at Sea Trail Golf Resort, and not a lot of courses on the Grand Strand do the wall-to-wall overseeding, they only do the fairways. Galbraith explained that they did wall-to-wall overseeding on two of the three courses. The Byrd course was only overseeded on the tees and fairways. The wall-to-wall is a great look, he said. It helps to get people excited about course and it’s just something different. Coughlin agreed and said the grass makes people feel they are playing in the summertime, even through the winter months.
In addition to the renovations, Sea Trail Golf Resort received new ownership more than a year ago, and they are really trying to put their best foot forward into the new year. Galbraith told Coughlin there are some new exciting things he is not able to share at this time, so golfers will have to stay tuned. “It’s in great shape and, you know, we’re really, really going to do some other renovations to the course and really, kind of push it over the top,” Galbraith said. Standing on the Rees Jones Course, Galbraith said he really enjoys all three courses at Sea Trail Golf Resort, as they are all very distinct.
On the Jones Course, golfers will experience mounding and two-tiered greens. Galbraith said the Jones is the most challenging course. While it is not the longest on scorecard, it does play long. The Maples Course is located on other side of property and is a sand-based course featuring a lot of trees and beautiful bunkers. The Byrd Course features a lot of water and challenging tee shots. Galbraith said the Byrd Course is definitely a shot-maker’s course. Coughlin agreed that the Jones Course is the most challenging at Sea Trail because it is a risk-reward course; however, it is also beautiful and fun.
Right now, Galbraith said most of their members play in the morning, making the afternoon a great time to play. Additionally, there are some great specials for the afternoon, including the Twilight rate of only $25, which starts at about noon. Sea Trail Golf Resort also offers 3- and 10-round multiplay packages, which can also be customized to meet the golfer’s needs. For more information on specials, course renovations and tee times, visit www.seatrail.com. Find links and the Sea Trail Golf Resort feature page at TheGolfDirector.com.