Extensive Renovations Underway on Byrd Course at Sea Trail Resort

The Willard Byrd course at Sea Trail Golf Resort has closed for a multi-million dollar renovation and revitalization spearheaded by renowned golf course architect Tim Cate. 

Cate is well-known for producing several of the most admired golf communities in the Southeastern United States over the past 35 years, with his name already prominently featured with three of the four courses at nearby Ocean Ridge Plantation. In partnership with Cate, Sea Trail Golf Resort has designed a renovation plan that will elevate the Byrd course to new heights with a wide array of enhancements including:

* Brand-new, expanded TifEagle Bermuda greens. TifEagle Bermuda grass is proven to be a premier putting surface for world-class golf clubs on the Carolina Coast. Known for its fine texture, resistance to disease, and high drought tolerance, it will provide the Byrd Course with increased consistency and putting speeds.

* Renovated bunkers through implementation of the “Better Billy Bunker” system, renowned for ensuring premium playing conditions even after heavy rainfall

* Bunker edges featuring Zoysia grass, a warm-season grass known for its ability to withstand foot traffic, drought, and heat

* Select teeing areas being leveled and expanded

* Strategic tree removal to prevent disease on the course and infrastructure damage

* New and improved waste bunkers

* Cart path repair, and replacement of all cart bridges

* Expanded and revitalized fairways

* New, state-of-the-art irrigation system

* Renovated on-course restroom facilities, hydration stations, and landscape beautification throughout the layout

* New directional signage, bunker rakes, flagsticks, flags, cups, in-ground trash cans and tee markers

The Byrd Course at Sea Trail is expected to reopen for play in fall 2024.

Stay in touch with Play Golf Myrtle Beach for more information on this, and other renovations and enhancements happening in “The Golf Capital of the World!”

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