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A wonderful championship links course designed by Dr. Alister MacKenzie and host of the 2024 English Amateur Championships.
Previously hosted the English Open Amateur Strokeplay Championships (Brabazon Trophy) in 1985 and 2014 and the English Boys Amateur Strokeplay Championships (Carris Trophy) in 1996.
Our fast-draining sandy soil means the tightly-mown fairways and greens remain open virtually 365 days a year.
Play in our 2024 Festival Week between 1st to 6th September. Book online from 26th August 2023 by clicking Open Competitions at the top of this page.
For users of EV's please note that there are 15 charging points in the neighbouring council-run, Sea View, car park.
Please contact the Pro-Shop in advance on 01429 266249 if your require a buggy or need to hire golf clubs. Please note we only have 6 buggies available and two sets of right-handed and one set of left-handed clubs for hire.
Buggies £35 / round; £70 / day. Electric Trolley £15. Pull Trolley £6. Set of Clubs: £25.
Whether you're just starting out or trying to get your swing back on track our PGA Professionals, Martyn Subbings, James Maw and Mike Skelton, can help fine tune your game using the latest Trackman technology. They also offer custom fitting of clubs using Trackman, including but not limited to Callaway, Ping, Taylormade, Titlest, Cobra, Mizuno and Wilson. If you require advice or assistance regarding electric buggies Andy Stubbings is on hand to help.
Adult coaching using Trackman: £40 / hour; Junior coaching using Trackman: £25 / hour.
Adult lessons 5 x 60-minute (over 6 months): £175; Junior lessons 5 x 60-minute (over 6 months): £100.
30-minute Gapping session: £25
Club Fitting: £35
Named after one of the Club's much respected families, the Bunting Lounge is a great place to enjoy your pre-round and post-round hospitality. Arrive early and tuck into a hearty English breakfast before tackling our great links course.
Sunday Lunch is available between 12 noon and 4 pm and can be booked in advance by telephoning 01429 266249 ext. 4.
One-course at £9.95; two-course at £11.99 and three-course at £13.95.
Please note from Monday 30th October 2023 through to Sunday 31st March 2024 we will be operating the following hours:
Monday to Thursday 0900 - 1700
Friday 0900 - 2300
Saturday & Sunday 0900 - 1900
All Week 0900 - 1700
Last Orders 1600
These hours will be regularly monitored and the Committee reserve the right to change according to demand.
Founded in 1874 and celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2024, soak up a century and a half of golfing history at the 10th oldest golf club in England.
Relax in our Captain's corner, which is part of the original clubhouse dating back to 1885, and admire our great collection of Captains' photos.
There are modern changing facilities for Men, Women & Juniors, including: showers, toilets and a small number of secure holdall lockers for both Men & Women, plus toilets and changing facilities for Juniors.
The Ladies locker room is located in a single-storey building just a few yards away from the main Clubhouse and there is an entry code for both Men's & Ladies locker rooms and the main Clubhouse. This can be obtained from the Club Secretary or the Professional's shop.
Please note that all items are left at the owner's risk.
The course is open, with no restrictions.
Rocket - A straight Par 4 with out of bounds along the right.Pro's Tip
The approach shot is always longer than it looks.
Long Trail - A straight Par 5 with fairway bunkers about 40 yards short of the green, which is slightly off-set to the left.Pro's Tip
Allow for the fairway slope left to right on your tee shot.
Pond - The eponymous Pond doesn't really come into play on this straight Par 4 although the fairway cross bunker will certainly feature for higher handicappers.Pro's Tip
Favour the right side of the fairway off the tee.
Bents - This Par 5 has 2 fairway bunkers at around 250 yards and then two shallow bunkers either side of the green.Pro's Tip
Trust the accuracy of the yardage.
Road - One of the few true dog-leg holes at Seaton Carew with tricky bunkering in both the fairway and around the green.Pro's Tip
It's a long carry to cut the corner.
Jimmy Kay - A straight Par 4 with most of the trouble around the green in the form of 4 deep bunkers.Pro's Tip
Hit the left side of the green and the ball will probably roll off.
Tees - Named after the river which is just a few hundred yards to the South this is a semi-blind Par 4 where the true test comes on the 2nd shot.Pro's Tip
The smallest green on the course therefore club selection is vital.
Lagoon - A real risk and reward Par 4 with two tricky bunkers on the right of the fairway and two more pot bunkers short of the elevated green.Pro's Tip
Trust the yardage to the green as it looks shorter.
Crocodile - A short Par 4 with 3 bunkers guarding the left side and hollows along the right.Pro's Tip
A basin shaped green so use it to your advantage.
Mashie - Large sand hills make this a semi-blind Par 3 depending on where the flag is.Pro's Tip
Don't miss the green on the left.
Sand Hills - The fairway on this straight Par 4 is actually set at about 30 degrees to the teemaking it quite difficult to find.Pro's Tip
Beware of the two-tier green.
Gare - A glorious Par 4 with large sand dunes in view throughout the hole. Suprisingly there's only one greenside bunker on this tricky hole.Pro's Tip
Careful off the tee as the ball will bear left on landing.
Chapel Open - A true 90 degree dog-leg to the right makes for a precarious drive on the super Par 5. Beware of the two bunkers lurking down the left of the fairway and short of the green.Pro's Tip
The wind will decide how much of the corner to cut off.
Beach - The elevated tee seems to make the fairway on the straight Par 4 seems much narrower than it is. The green is a bit like an upturned saucer and difficult to hold.Pro's Tip
Trust the yardage on approach to the green.
Cosy Corner - The prevailing Westerly wind is the main factor that comes into play on this Par 3 along with the four bunkers short of the green.Pro's Tip
Any indecision - take a longer club.
Dog Leg - The last real dog-leg has 4 fairway bunkers waiting for any errant tee shots and 4 more around the green ready to gobble up stray approaches.Pro's Tip
A big green, so plenty of club on approach.
Snag - The signature hole at Seaton Carew has a fairway that is off-set to both the tee and the green, the latter of which is two-tiered and raised about 8 feet. Par here is always a blessing.Pro's Tip
Always think where you would like to play your 3rd shot from.
Bill Hector - Just because there are no bunkers on this closing hole desn't mean it's going to be an easy stroll to the clubhouse. Large mounds in the fairway can kick even the best shot towards trouble.Pro's Tip
Aim down the left-hand side of the fairway off the tee.