10 reviews of Axe Cliff Golf Club
Played here 2 days ago, and was so good came back for a second round on the sunday. Beautiful course, in great condition too given the weather we've had. Fantastically warm reception from both staff and members alike.
There were a couple of patches of surface water on the edge of one or two fairways as to be expected with the inclement weather, but the greens were perfect, and the views over the cliffs are amazing, i think one of my balls might be at the bottom :)
Cant wait to go back to Seaton and play this gem again, 5*
Managed to play here with little wind but encountered sea mists, rain and sunshine all in one round and loved it! With so many blind shots of the tee the course booklet proved invaluable.
What of the course? With lots of downhill second shots to greens on hard fairways ball control proved crucial. The greens were of mixed quality and the few bunkers around were fierce. I came away with another candidate for my favorite hole on the 16th - a par4 tee shot along the cliff facing Seaton & Beer in the distance followed by a delicate 100yd+ downhill chip. This had to negotiate two massive pits either side ahead of a long but narrow green with thick gorse bushes behind. Both par5's were long (we played in mist) but we also enjoyed the 2nd, the 7th and 15th (hitting out to sea!).
We would highly recommend the course - a good test for all abilities with magnificent views all around the course. Twilight prices made it a real bargain with a friendly welcome in the clubhouse.
My wife and I had a great day. The views are to die for .
Played all 18 lost 4 balls .Course well looked after .
All that I could ask is prehaps would help if the blind holes which are many better signage would have helped totally new golfers to the course . Playing blind on the 2nd shot not the easiest thing at my level.
Overall would like to go back , now know the layout .
Word of warning to new golfers ask at bar about the 16 .Not a hole to play if not aware of green positon .
I repeat views spectacular .
Sunday 18 July 2010. Weather was very sunny, but very, very windy. Front 9 is a selection of blind tee shots with some really interesting approaches to the greens - undulating fairways and approaches make shot selection very important and it was fantastic being forced to think about every shot. A bit of a rest for a few holes, where it's just the wind, a couple of blind shots and a 464 yd par 4 to deal with, then back to battling with the elements on the side of a cliff giving stunning views over the east Devon coast. Clubhouse is small and friendly - staff are magnificent. Green fee is a day ticket, so if your legs are up to it you can go round again!
All in all the best day's golf I've had since coming to the south-west.
Well today was a test Nov 12. A really strong wind off the sea! This course as stated has a fair bit of climbing but it is worth it. Today took a fair amount of manufactured shots as a 9 iron today would of just disapeared in the very strong wind.
I thought that considering the conditions this was a great little test. Even allowing for my problems (I wish I had a trolley)this cliff top course was in good condition a little wet from overnight rain in places. On the par 3 14th I had to use a driver because of the wind even tho it was only 170yds! the next you had to have blind faith in putting the ball out over the sea for the wind to bring it back. Although the rain came it never ruined my day.
The club house is rather basic but the members are friendly & the food was first class.
Axe cliff is an excellently maintained course and has some spectacular holes on it tight in places and tricky in others.
Dave and his members always welcome our society whenever we visit usually three or four times a year.
The walk to the first tee can be a bit off-putting but it is well worth it.
There are a few crossovers but once you relax and let the course take you up on to the cliffs with the spectacular views the walk to the first is forgotten.
Then you make your back towards the clubhouse for the shot across the valley on the 18th hole and then back to the clubhouse well-earned pint and talk about the round that should have been.
This course is a must for societies and individual golfers alike
Excellent. What a warm welcome from both members and owner alike. Really worth a visit.
I found the course to be well maintained with some spectacular views over the bay. It is reasonably hilly though so if , like me , you don't own an electric trolley it's well worth hiring one from the shop.
Ok so the club house isn't what you'd call luxurious but everyone was so welcoming that it more than made up for this. Two members invited me to join them on the 1st tee and the owner Dave spent a good half hour after my round talking to me.
All in all a very interesting course and most definitely worth a visit.
Played here midweek February 06 ( £15 ).
Well maintained cliff top course .The front 9 is hilly & VERY hard walking (i had to walk up the very steep road to the clubhouse too as a car had overturned & blocked the road ! )& has some interesting holes along with lots of marker posts to aim at .Also, there are some good inland views to go along with the coastal views.
The middle section of the course runs a bit up & down before the course reaches a run of cliff edge holes with spectacular views .
Smallish greens that were in excellent condition & quick.If you slightly over hit a 12ft putt here you can easily be left with with a 5 footer back .
Not the best cliff top course that i've played but by no means the worst either .
Seems like a friendly club with a welcoming pro & if you're in the area it's worth playing .
Played this course in mid september as part of a small society. If you want luxurious clubhouse/practise facilities this is not for you. If you want a warm welcome and staff that cant do enough to help,and a course which to quote a cliche is a 'hidden gem' this is for you. The condition of the course was superb and the variation of holes excellent. The day our society played there was not a breath of wind, and judging by the trees on the course which are bent over horizontal this is not often the case. We had it easy in terms of weather, and it was still a good test of golf for any handicap, with a broad selection of shot making required. Even if you have a bad round, you cant fail to enjoy the spectacular cliff top setting and views. A must play if you are in the area.
I played this course last year on holiday and loved it. The welcome and overall atmosphere in the small yet charming clubhouse was second to none. The course is great, though it does feel like you have played two different courses afterwards. the front nine is very tight and seems too compact and overlapping for my liking, with many blind shots. it feels like it has been designed by a different person to the back. but the finishing holes are worth waiting for, and the final four holes are simply breathtaking, it is worth playing this course just for the 15th and 16th holes situated right on the very edge off the massive cliff edge. An awe inspiring end to a magical round!
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