Seaford Head Golf Club

Seaford Head Golf Club, Seaford, South East, England, BN25 4JS

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24 reviews of Seaford Head Golf Club

Played at Seaford Head a few times over the past 10 or so years and can honestly say it is now in the best condition I have ever seen it. New Bunkering on the top holes looks great, along with the spectacular new clubhouse. It is worth the trip as this course must rank as one of the 'must play ' clubs in the south of England

Posted by John Goody on 16/09/2015
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Played at Seaford Head in extreme wind on Tuesday 16th October. Loved it. The course and club is owned by Seaford Town Council, but the clubhouse has the feel of a members run club. It feels like a traditional golf club and the catering is excellent and provides efficient and friendly service and a good menu, well priced, that would shame some privately run clubs. Talking to a member, however, it seems that a new clubhouse is to be built on the site of the existing one from January 2013 – that means portacabins for a while.
The course itself is up the cliffs and on the down land for the most part. The turf is lovely and it has the feel of links about most of it. In the wind all distances go out of the window, driver at the 160 odd yard 4th is good fun! The greens are fine and there are lots of lovely holes requiring links like skills. Only one weak hole – down in the valley parallel to a road with meadow type grass rather than the down land norm on the rest of the course.
Great value and will certainly return.

Posted by David Sainsbury on 18/10/2012
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Played on 17th May for £14 (available after 2pm) and really enjoyed my visit. The clubhouse is basic but plans have been submitted for a replacement and everyone is friendly.

Yardage almost irrelevant with the strong wind and severe slopes being more important. I couldnt reach the 176 yd 4th with a well hit 3 wood while the 488yd 5th was just a driver and a gap wedge.

The second 9 starts with a sharply downhill par 3 with a following wind and after a testing par 4 back into the wind a short par 3 played vertically upwards. The 15th needed 2 good hits to reach and the 18th is simply astounding.

Imagination is the key to scoring well here. The greens were good small and tricky to read. Bunkers of which there were more than I expected were ok.

Some courses are largely indisinguishable from many others of a similar style and fade quickly from the memory. Seaford Head will not.

Posted by Stephen Lucking on 18/05/2011
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Played here midweek November 08 (£15 using a county card /£13 after 1 p. m.)
Enjoyable,good value ,good fun linksy/clifftop course in a great setting.One of the best conditioned municipals that i've played -not scruffy at all,tidy bunkers (i liked the new classy rivetted bunker that's been put in on the par 3 16th)& hardly any pitchmarks on the greens.
With the exception of the very basic clubhouse this could easily be mistaken for a private course.Clever layout ,lots of varied & interesting holes, fantastic views & good par 3's (two of which go 120 yards uphill/ downhill about 45 degrees ).
The first 12 holes are played on the slope below the cliffftop & the last 6 are actually played along the (very high)clifftop with superb vistas which makes for a really enjoyable finish.
There are quite a few slopes here & although it was great to play once ,due to this ,i'm not sure if i'd want to play it on a regular basis.Also,i think it could get busy here.We played midweek Nov. & there were a lot of people out.Members seem a little overly protective of the course as on the 1st tee we were told quite firmly(twice)that we had to play off the yellows (we played off the whites anyway).
The 18th tee has probably the best view i've ever seen on a golf course & this tee shot is worth the green fee price alone.
Kevin B.

Posted by Kevin B. on 20/11/2008
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i am an amputee golfer ,and have played this great course.this course difalcalty is munipulated by the varying wind direction and speed ,more so than any outher course that i have played .and i have played manny courses around the country,it is truly a thinkers golf course ,as you work your way round,frome the 1st tee ,your tee shot over the hill ,where you have a dificalt 2nd shot ,a big crater on your left in front of green, and two bunkers left and right,the 2nd a short par 4 ,where you can take a brether,the 3rd lookes easy,but as the fairway runs to the right,can lead u in to trouble with an elevated green with two bunkers left and right,as you play round this course,it brings its challanges,and rewards,the famous cardeak hill short par 3 but up hill about 170 ft ,then when u get to the top its all worth while ,with the views that are brethtaking,over the south downs alfriston forist and the seven sisters along the coast,but the real high light is the 18 th tee. 300 ft abouve sea level .it is no dought the best 18th tee in the country ,it invites you to smash the ball in to infinaty and beyond,unreal,this is just a small intro to this fantastic course,enjoy ,as i have, Brendon Slavin,

Posted by brendon slavin on 24/09/2008
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this is a lovely course that is kept in good condition and has absolutely fantastic views across the sea and cliffs. every hole on the course has a different challenge and you use every club in your bag. im not sure weather the 12th hole or the 18th hole is the signature hole but both are spectacular. the staff were very polite and helpful but its not a course for a fast round as members tend not to let you through. the club house is sparse and they have a members only bar??? allinall a great day out.

Posted by calvin keighley on 01/06/2006
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Just had a wonderful day at this course. It's not the most difficult course in the area but there was a warm northerly wind that made us think about our shots a bit more than we would have done on an inland course. Heart Attack Hill, (the 104yd long and about 80yds up!! 12th), is amazing and there can't be many courses in the country with the view that you get from the 18th tee. 300yds up on top of a cliff and the green at sea level. Clubhouse was a bit spartan but there was good beer and food with a smile. I'll be playing there again.

Posted by Colin Stirling Jones on 14/08/2005
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I played the course on the hottest day of the year,which serves me right.The course was in very good condition with tight fast greens and the rough fairly forgiving.However if you are not fit do remember to take an iron lung with you,the very hilly eleventh fairway followed by the mountainous twelth (104 yards long and about that up)followed by the equally tough climb to the thirteenth tee is for the mountain goats only.Having said that the old boys of 60 and 70 seemed to be getting round it in better condition than I ended up.The views are spectacular but I was too exhausted to enjoy them.Golf is not an endurance sport.

Posted by Andrew Harris on 20/07/2005
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I can only echo what others have said before.
On paper it is a short course, but when the wind blows it becomes a whole different proposition.
I played it twice in sunny and warm conditions. I would guess that the wind ALWAYS blows here.
The course is in great condition and whilst the greens are a bit slow, I would think they have to do this to stop the balls blowing about.
The 18th is the most spectacular hole I've ever played...Simply stunning.
Thoroughly recommended and at £21 for a weekend round, good value too.

Posted by Martin Eady on 14/06/2005
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Great course with lots of interest all the way round. Just the sort of course I like to play when on holiday by the sea, so totally different from my usual parkland layouts. I also liked the fact that the rough was fairly forgiving, and quite hard to loose a ball in.

Posted by John Allen on 04/06/2005
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Seaford Head has to be one of my favourite courses. The design of the course is excellent, with a real variety of holes, many with unique features. It is a 'page turner' of golf courses, in that one is excited about the challenges of the next hole after holing out the previous one.
As prevoiusly mentioned, the views are breathtaking, making Seaford Head a 'Good walk enhanced!'.

Posted by Richard Field on 17/05/2005
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Played this course in Sep 04 and thought it was excellent value. The 18th has to be seen to be believed. The course is very hilly but this just maeks the holes all the more interesting. Luckily played it when the weather was baking hot, something which I don't do very often up here in Edinburgh! Views of the white cliffs from the side of the 14th were astounding.

Posted by Euan Green on 02/02/2005
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Superb - a must play course. Greens were a bit furry on our visit, but I still putted well. The views are awesome!!!
Double up a day out on the South Coast by playing here and along the road at Hollingbury Park.

Posted by Simon Bareham on 26/04/2004
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Top stuff. Wind makes it interesting, as does the rough. Love the 18th, my second eagle

Posted by Bruce Young on 22/01/2004
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Am I the luckiest society organiser or what?
The course was in good condition and the verdict was unaminous: probably the best municipal course in the south. Great food, friendly club house and pro....thank you Seaford Head we'll be back in the summer for another value for money dociet day....Chris Cole BAGS

Posted by Chris Cole on 12/01/2004
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Took a friend from Geneva and had a fantastic day. The cousre has better views than Chamonix and Evian, is challenging yet forgiving. Put it on your must play cousres list.

Posted by Jonathan Stoneley on 01/10/2003
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Beautiful course where quality for price is unmatched. Probably among the top scenic courses I have played in the south. I would recommend the course to all golfers. Green of par 5 13th gives the most stunning view of the Seven Sisters. Final hole gives a fantastic view of the bay. Most diffcult hole I thought was the short but uphill par 3 12th.

Posted by Kenneth Broux on 22/07/2003
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Seaford Head Golf Course is not only one of the most scenic courses around, but one of the most friendliest. It's well kept fairways and greens, and the veiws on the top half of the course are second to none, for a public course.

Posted by Martin Coombs on 22/05/2003
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Played the course in Feb 03. In excellent condition, particularly the greens. Fairways tight and fast also. Great value for money on this wide open links style track.
Relatively short but some great designs make it interesting. The views of the local area are awesome and the 18th will dare everyone to go for it in two once they have taken in the stunning panorama.

Posted by Stu Kingham on 13/02/2003
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You play Seaford Head to enjoy the stunning sea views and stand on the tee at the final hole. Get your breath back and make it a good one - if it hooks its over the cliff, if its straight it rockets away and your heading for the green... And if it all goes wrong, go around again - just for the 18th! Welcoming, inexpensive and sure to please.

Posted by Nick Stride on 10/09/2002
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Golf course in wonderful condition except when i was putting up towards the hole I noticed that they were not actaully ciruclar.Other than that the views were spectacular and fairways in awesome condition.Course is rather short but quite challenging into the brisk south westly wind.Difficult holes on the course include the 1st,12th and the 15th.18th hole was out of this world and the view was breath taking.And as for the clubhouse its a beauty to look at and inside the service is second to none.One to try is the sausage sandwich.

Posted by Phil Mcrevis on 09/05/2002
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After a long drive down from london on a cold Sunday morning in June i have to say this is one of the best courses i've played.Superb greens and tight fairways.The view from the 18th tee alone is well worth the drive.You must give this course a visit it's simply "the muts nuts"!

Posted by pickles on 07/11/2001
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This course hosted a match for the Martini Trophy in about 1961 between the girls of Britain and France and I was fortunate enough to be enlisted to act as a (very inexperienced) caddie. My 'employer' eventually became a very well-known amateur in the game but what I remember most is that for 36 holes the wind blew and the rain fell. (I eventually dried out and regained a vertical posture.) The Daily Telegraph reported the next day that the sensible people there - the French supporters - spent the day shopping at 'Le Marks et Spencer in nearby Brighton'. A great day, especially at the end, when as a spotty teenager, I received a thank-you kiss from a single-handicapper teenage girl.

Posted by Nick Buswell on 01/06/2001
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Seaford Head has some fantastic views over to the seven sisters as you look across to Eastbourne. As you play along the cliff edge and come up to the 17th green there is a view of almost the whole of Seaford from ahigh.Then what must be one of the most spectacular holes in the south of England, the 18th with views across Seaford/Newhaven bay. That coupled with the superb condition that the couse in thanks to the present greenkeeper; winning Sussex greenkeeper of the year award it is well worth a visit.

Posted by Mr.R.Coombs on 30/01/2000
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