Sea Trail’s Jones Course was named one of the top 100 courses along the North Carolina coast

The Jones course at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center, located in Sunset Beach, N.C., was named one of the top 100 courses along the North Carolina coast by the North Carolina Golf Panel. The Panel’s rankings were reported in the April issue of Business North Carolina magazine in a special section spotlighting the state’s 100 best courses.

Sea Trail’s Jones Course is ranked number 64 among the state’s Top 100, making it a part of a prestigious list that includes Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, the site of the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open and the renowned Pinehurst No. 2.

“We are very excited to be included in Business North Carolina’s Top 100” said Tom Plankers, President of Golf at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center. “It’s important to us that our guests and members know Sea Trail is ranked with the best North Carolina has to offer. We make every effort to offer a great golf experience and it is gratifying to see that the panel members appreciate our effort.”

The Jones Course debuted in spring 1990. Its namesake, Rees Jones, has earned the nickname “The Open Doctor” for his redesign of courses that were preparing to host major championships. He has remodeled seven U.S. Open venues, five PGA courses, three Ryder Cup sites, and one Walker Cup course. Jones, who is the son of the “father of modern golf course architecture,” Robert Trent Jones, skillfully applied his knowledge and experience in the design of his course at Sea Trail.

The Business North Carolina rankings are based on survey results from the North Carolina Golf Panel. Panel members can only vote on courses they have played.

About Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center
Sea Trail is a 2000-acre golf resort and residential community with three courses of distinction and the largest convention facility on the North Carolina coast.

A popular location for meetings and conventions, Sea Trail has over 60,000 square feet of meeting and function space. Sea Trail was the host site for the 2003 and the 2007 Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

The recreational heart of Sea Trail is its three courses designed by Dan Maples, Rees Jones and Willard Byrd. Other amenities include a Village Activity Center with indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpools, an on-staff licensed massage therapist, supervised children’s activities and Magnolias Fine Food & Spirits. Sunset Beach, known for its extraordinary beauty and serenity, is a short drive east of Sea Trail. In addition, a huge variety of entertainment, shopping, nightlife and cultural opportunities are just south of Sea Trail along the Grand Strand.

Sea Trail is located in Sunset Beach, N.C., which is between Wilmington, N.C. and Myrtle Beach, S.C. More information is available online at or by calling 888-675-9237.


Via EPR Network

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