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 Golf Resort & Convention Center welcomes the top-rated Mel Sole Golf School

    Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center welcomes the top-rated Mel Sole Golf School

    Sunset Beach, NC- Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center announces a new partnership with the Mel Sole Golf School effective August 1, 2016.  Golf instruction will be provided on-site at Sea Trail by Mel Sole’s PGA Class A instructors.  Instruction will be available year-round, and include 1 to 3 day programs with a focus on all aspects of the game from tee to green.

    Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center will be the 5th location for the Mel Sole Golf School, and the only location on the North Carolina Coast.  The addition of the golf school is a perfect complement to Sea Trail’s existing golf product- including three championship golf courses, two pro shops, two clubhouses, and putting greens.

    “The Mel Sole Golf School has a first-class reputation in the golf community,” says Andrew Galbraith, Head Golf Professional for Sea Trail.  “This is an incredible opportunity for new golfers to experience Sea Trail.”

    The Mel Sole Golf School was launched in 1990 by South African PGA Master Professional Mel Sole and renowned teacher Phil Ritson, coach of Gary Player and many other PGA stars.
    Golf enthusiasts in Pawleys Island and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina have been improving their games for over twenty-five years at this highly rated golf school. GOLF Magazine ranks it in the top 5 of their "Top 25 USA Golf Schools."   Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center is the 5th and newest location for the golf school.
    The emphasis of Sole’s golf instruction is on keeping the swing as simple as possible and working with each individual's unique capabilities.  Video analysis is included and a personal lesson/drills video is provided for follow-up.  All skill levels from beginner to advanced are welcome.
    Class A PGA Teacher David Olberding, who has been with the Sole Golf School for 25 years, is the head instructor for Sea Trail. 
    Single day golf school programs start at $240 per person.    Room inclusive packages start at $899 per person and include 3 nights accommodations in a fully-equipped suite, 3-day golf school, cart fees, and 2 rounds of golf at player’s choice of Sea Trail’s Jones, Maples, or Byrd Golf Course.
    For more information about Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center, visit www.seatrail.com or call 888-321-9048. 
    For more information about the Mel Sole Golf School, visit melsolegolfschool.com  or call 843-237-4993.


    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 more information visit www.seatrail.com or call 888-321-9048.

    For media inquiries, images, or press trips contact aens@seatrail.com.

  • It’s all about the Experience. Custom Team Building at Sea Trail

    It’s all about the Experience- Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center announces custom team building opportunities with low country flair

     

    Sunset Beach, NC- Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center announces new team building opportunities for convention attendees with a focus on specialized regional attractions.  These team building opportunities offer experiences unique to the Coastal low country- ranging from private small-group shag dance lessons to kayak tours to the “low country boil.”  The goal is to give executives the opportunity to both network and unwind while creating lasting memories with coworkers and other event attendees.

     

    Sea Trail hosts over 450 events per year in the 40,000 square foot on-site convention center, and frequently pairs events with custom golf tournaments for guests.  New experiential team building packages give convention and conference guests even more leisure opportunities.

     

    “Today’s meeting attendee is looking beyond the traditional conference,” says Donna Rabon, Director of Convention Sales for Sea Trail.  “They want something unique- a memorable experience they can share when they return home.  Travel today is about sampling the local cuisine and culture.  We want to invite our guests to experience coastal Carolina.”

     

    Sea Trail experiential team building packages include paint-and-wine nights with local artists, shag dance instruction, kayak tours of local inlets and the Waccamaw River, Sunset Beach pier fishing, private beach parties, and dinners showcasing the region’s best cuisine.  Golf-centric packages are also available, taking advantage of Sea Trail’s three championship golf courses.  Packages start at $25 per person.

     

    For more information visit www.seatrail.com or contact group sales at 800-408-7245.

     

    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 more information visit www.seatrail.com or contact group sales at 800-408-7245 or groups@seatrail.com.

     

    For media inquiries, images, or press trips contact aens@seatrail.com.

  • 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 www.seatrail.com or call 888-321-9048.

    For media inquiries, images, or press trips contact aens@seatrail.com.

  • Convention South Magazine

    Top Golf Resort in the South

  • Convention South

    Prestigious Top New or Renovated Meeting Site Award