Golf News for Monday, April 28, 2008 | Tournaments

Sea Trail Golf Resort hosts inaugural tournament for golf writers

SUNSET BEACH, N.C. -- Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center, located in Sunset Beach, N.C. hosted their inaugural Sea Trail Golf Writers Invitational Tournament April 4-6 at the resort's Jones and Maples courses. Participants included 12 golf writers from across the United States and Canada.

Grant Hall of The Morning News Of Northwest Arkansas won the event, and Denis Messier, of La Tribune in Quebec, Canada was the tournament's runner-up.

"We at Sea Trail were honored to host this invitational tournament and the great group of guys who participated in it," said Tom Plankers president of golf at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center. "We developed this event as a prelude to Augusta, a stop along the way for writers heading there for The Masters. It was an opportunity for them to enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow writers, as well as some friendly competition. They told us they had a lot of fun and they gathered a lot of information for a travel feature. It was a win-win for them and for Sea Trail, so we plan to build on its success next year and invite even more writers to participate."

To learn more about Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center please visit or call 1-888-229-5747. Any working golf travel writers interested in participating in next year's event should call 843-448-1123 or go online to

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.