Nice course but a little pricey.....
Had the pleasure of playing a number of courses in this area and none disappoint! The selling point at Seaford (not to be confused with Seaford Head GC) is the greens - they were stunning and true. The course is inland but with lovely sea views, so watch out for a good stiff breeze as you play your way round....
The front nine is the tighter of the two nines with most holes flanked by yellow heather(it was May) and bluebells in abundance. However, the back nine opens out more but you are still required to stay straight as a missed fairways could cost you heavily.
The Clubhouse was bright and cheerful but nothing special (has that seaside feel to it) and breakfast was adequate but the staff more than friendly.
Not sure I would rush back as I would choose Seaford Head and East Brighton over this club, mainly on price rather than quality. £35 on a Saturday at noon - a little rich for my liking!
Stunning in every which way...
Love at first site....This course was on my list for a long time. I was told by a reliable source that I would like the course, and yes I did! Finally managed to arrange 1 overnight stay at the "Dormy House" & 2 games. Excellent value for money. Incredibly warm reception, very pleasant staff who are only happy to help. Very traditional Clubhouse, busy & lively. Food is excellent and plentiful accompanied by local Ales & wines. Two bars and dining rooms, lovely memorabilia nicely displayed. Big terrace overlooking the 1st and18th Tees.
The course: Designed by J H Taylor, so expect a great layout, a natural flow from hole to hole, no need of signage as the next Tee is in an obvious place. The natural landscape and craters from WW2, ridges, ravines, gorse, deep bunkers provide everything you need for a challenging game. The views are exquisite, the sun making it all more appealing: the Sussex Downs, the English Channel, the Seven Sisters, the local vineyards all very picturesque and so peaceful, no housing, no roads, no planes!!
Another thing I noticed, which is quite rare, whichever hole you ar playing you will never have the sun in your eyes, a real bonus!! The condition was superb from Tee to Greens as they say....A big competition was held the previous week, so that helped too I supposed. The greens were quite difficult to read but making it all more interesting.
The bunkers were numerous, deep, large, some have lots of soft sand, some others coarser sand and not so deep, I did find a few. Lots of gorses all around, very pretty with the bluebells at their feet but pretty impossible to find your ball should it go in those spiky bushes.
Every hole has its challenge, the wind can be lethal, depending on which side of the sea you are facing. Once can say that it blows pretty hard in one dir cation by the shape of certain tree/vegetation. Found a very rare variety of orchids by hole 7, GUR all around is the plants' are now protected I believe. One can see birds of prey flying around too.
Excellent practice facilities, a short Par 3 Academy course where one can practice chipping etc. Open air driving range, nets, putting green. Large car park and overflow to accommodate Visitors etc.
The SATNAV seems to take you round the house to reach the Club and the same on the way back, cannot figure out where the main road is in relation to Seaford Head. THE END...
...for now, but will add a description of some of my favourite holes....it could be another few chapters.....
Watch this space.
Enjoyably challenging: recommended
This is a shortish par 69 course comprising 4 par 3s, 13 par 4s and only 1 par 5. The index 1, 2 & 3 holes were well in excess of 420 yards and therefore unreachable in regulation for me.
The course was played in dry, cloudy and mildly windy conditions. The course was in good condition despite considerable rains; the grass on fairways was therefore a little longer than would be normal. Most of the tees were forward of the card markers but the course still played 'long' because of the generally soft conditions.
The greens were a litter firmer that expected and they showed signs of recent hollow tining; consequently I found that putting was more difficult. A problem encountered at my club Cherry Lodge also in the wake of necessary greens maintenance.
On the day I drove the ball badly despite the fact that the landing areas on the fairways were quite generous.
The unavailability of a course planner was a dissappointment as I was unable to visually identify many bunkers, hazards or general lie of the land and this affected club selection; generally underclubbing on the cautionary principle.
The clubhouse was beautiful; staff were very welcoming; the catering facilities were excellent; full menu available till 16:30pm.
At a society rate of £35 for full english breakfast and 18 holes this was good VFM. I hope to get a chance to play this course again during 2015 during summer conditions.
This course is an absolute gem. Some excellent holes, with a linksy like feel to it. You've got to think over every shot. Greens were also running good and true. We were lucky, we played with no wind, but apparently if it does get up it can cause havoc. If your golf is not going well you will ale=ways enjoy some of the stunning views.