Sunset Beach Resort Awards

Frequently Named the Best in North Carolina

At Sea Trail Resort, we take pride the recognition we’ve received from local, national and international travel publications. You will find our most recent awards and accolades below, as well as our most recent press announcements. 

  • Sea Trail Resort Aims High with New Management, Golf Course Refurb, and Complete Restaurant Redesign

    Sunset Beach, NC- Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center announces a $1.3 million renovation project for 2016 with the aim to increase guest satisfaction and attract new discerning clientele to the Sunset Beach area.  The project includes continued improvements to the Jones Golf Course, and a complete redesign of Sea Trail’s Magnolias Restaurant.  Critical to the success of the million-dollar project is the recent new hire of Director of Operations, Raymond Crabb.

    Mr. Crabb brings to Sea Trail over 30 years of international hospitality experience, most recently as the Director of Regional Operations for Myrtle Beach National at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.  “This 2016 project is a win for Sea Trail and the surrounding community,” says Crabb.   “The Sea Trail Convention Center continues to attract significant business to the area.  With this project Sea Trail can promise an unparalleled guest experience in golfing and dining as well.”

     The Jones Golf Course refurbishment includes replacing the Bent grass greens on the course with Champion Dwarf Bermuda grass, a grass with a distinctive growth pattern that produces an exceptional putting surface.  The addition of the Bermuda grass completes an investment in the course started in 2015 that included upgraded cart paths and bunkers.  The Jones Golf Course will close June 27 and re-open for play September 6, 2016.

     Sea Trail’s Magnolias Restaurant, located in the Jones/Byrd Clubhouse, will receive a complete redesign led by J Banks Design, an award-winning commercial design group based in Hilton Head, SC.  The redesign includes an enhanced entry, outdoor patio dining complemented by lush tropical landscaping, and a sophisticated interior with cool slate, natural wood and stone surfaces, and trend-setting lighting.

    Work is slated to begin in late June, 2016.  “With the Grand Strand an easy drive away, dining opportunities in this area are endless,” says Crabb.  “We want to guarantee that our guests have as good or better a dining experience on property as they would anywhere in the surrounding community.”

    About Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center:

    Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center is a complete vacation destination offering guests championship golf, all-suite vacation rental accommodations, two restaurants, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and fitness facility.  Three signature golf courses designed by Rees Jones, Dan Maples, and Willard Byrd offer a range of play for golfers of all levels.  Two clubhouses are available with full-service golf-shops and PGA sanctioned golf instruction.  The Sea Trail Convention Center hosts both small and large events, with over 40,000 square feet of event space and full-service catering.

    Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center is located five minutes from the white sands of Sunset Beach, NC and thirty minutes from SC’s Grand Strand.

     For reservations visit or call 888-321-9048.

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  • Convention South Magazine

    Top Golf Resort in the South

  • Convention South

    Prestigious Top New or Renovated Meeting Site Award