6 reviews of Seaford Golf Club
Went to Seaford as part of a week's tour in West Sussex. Didn't expect a lot in the light of the "Big Name" courses played that week, but was very pleasantly surprised
Very good welcome, good catering all laid a promising foundation. The greens turned out to be the best all week, and the general condition of the course was a credit to the greens staff, especially after such a hard Winter and a non existent Spring.
The course gave everyone a chance, no monster challenges and proved to be enjoyed by everyone.
A very good day out - a credit to the Management.
Have played Seaford a number of times over the years, most recently in their Seniors Open held earlier this week.
Thoroughly enjoyed a great day, made to feel most welcome, and the course was possibly in the best condition I have ever seen it. Beautifully manicured fairways, and the greens, albeit a little slower than usual, were in fantastic condition.
Quite a tough track, especially when the wind is blowing, (as it invariably is on most days!). Not too hilly, so fairly easy walking, The par 3's are superb, all a little different, and the lack of par 5's on the course (only one, the 16th) are made up for with the number of fairly lengthy par 4's, especially the 2nd. Unless you hit a career best drive up here (and I mean career best) you are better off treating this as a par 5 and take your medicine. Wonderful views when you get up the top, and some cracking holes. My favourit? The 17th (par 4) which doglegs round the the right and the green is well guarded by clever bunkering. I love this course and would recommend that anyone in the area goes along and plays it. As I say, a nice warm welcome awaits, and I understand that the dormy house accommodation offers terrific value for money if a group of golfers are down this way on holiday.
Have just played this course,it is a fantastic course ,plays long but the greens are briliant the course is in great condition great views across the downs and english channel ,infact the greens are probly the best i have played on in a long time ,i play all over the south east and to putt on greens that are so true is briliant ,great facilitys great club house and very friendly welcome,what more can one want a big thumbs up from me
Played here February 09 (£15 using a county card ).
I didn't like it & found it a bit bland.
Set fairly high up ,quite open with gorse lined fairways.It winds along quite nicely until you reach the 5th .The course then opens up & many holes run up & down from around this central point .No holes have the wow factor & by about the 14th i was bored of it.The par 3's aren't anything special (the 7th & 15th are nondescript , poor holes).Holes 14,15 & 16 are particularly ununspiring running up & down to each other ,a long bland par 4 , par3 & par 5.
This was a course where ,in this instance , shorten some of the holes & apply classic fairway bunkering ,to enhance the holes visually .There wasn't much fairway bunkering & what there was was a bit obsolete
Also i found the greens tricky to read & didn't like the contouring .
Food was expensive in the bar afterwards ( over £5 for an omelette & £1.60 for a small piece of cake).
On the plus side the club was very welcoming & the course was well maintained .It drains superbly as the week before the weather was horrendous but there wasn't one wet patch anywhere .Underfoot it felt as if it could have been late Spring instead of Winter.
I much preferred the nearby municipal Seaford Head which i thought was more fun & interesting .
This was our second visit to Seaford for our mixed group of 13, staying in the Dormy House, the main changes since our last visit about six years ago are within the clubhouse. The accommodation and food will now give any 3* hotel a run for its money, every possible facility is available from drying room to secure club store and snooker table and TV and card room.
As to the course, our only complaint was the length of the rough, which punished rather too severely any shot just a yard off the fairway, a band of semi would have been appreciated. With only one par 5, dont be fooled that this is an easy driving course, old bomb craters and well placed bunkers force careful placing of every tee shot. Old-fashioned gorse protects adjoining fairways, and the cry of fore was rarely herd. There is no sign of temporary greens or tees, and with its chalk soil base this course should play well though out the whole year.
One point to bear in mind, this is a very old established club, dress codes-behaviour and courtesy are the expected norm, appreciate their traditions and members will except you.
A gem in the crown of Sussex Golf, and previous host to the Sussex Open.
It's a challenging and well maintained course with fantastic views along the Southern coast, and I received a warm welcome on my green fee.
The par 3 7th played over a ravine and long par 5 16th, which even the very longest hitters will not reach in 2, stand out as a good test.
Above all, it feels mature on and off of the course and well worth the green fee - if you're looking for a splash of tradition then this is the venue for you.
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