Seaton Carew Golf Club

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What we say

Seaton Carew Golf Club remains something of an unsung hero of British links golf; this remains a mystery because there’s no doubt it provides links golf at its very best. Maybe it’s not had the recognition it deserves owing to its unfashionable location on the North East coast – some purists will quibble about Seaton’s industrial skyline and backdrop. However, Hartlepool’s ‘Riviera’ has just got to be sampled. A links star of the north east where you’ll unusually discover 22 holes and barely a weak one, and green, among them. Water Hagen was suitably impressed following his 1937 visit.

A true links course with bags of pedigree, Seaton is the 10th oldest track in England and provides a memorable challenge in the dunes north of the mouth of the River Tees. 

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Seaton Carew Golf Club is no ordinary golf course. For starters, it has 22 holes with the two golf courses (Old and Brabazon) sharing 14 holes while each having four ‘of their own’. The Old virtually retains the original Alister Mackenzie layout while the championship Brabazon incorporates four holes added in 1974 and is carved out of sand dunes on the seaward side of the golf course.

Accommodation: The Marine Hotel, with 25 en-suite rooms, is 400 yards from the course.

Course Information

Course 72 par
Course Style -
Green Fees Mon-Fri £42; Sat-Sun and BH £50 Winter Rates Mon-Fri £27; Sat-Sun £35
Course Length 7,015 yards (6,415 metres)
Holes 18
Difficulty -
Course Membership Private

Course Features

  • Course has: Bar
  • Course has: Buggy Hire
  • Course does not have: Driving Range
  • Course does not have: Practice Green
  • Course has: Pro Shop
  • Course has: Restaurant
  • Course has: Trolley Hire
  • Course has: Dress Code
  • Course does not have: Club Hire
  • Course has: Handicap

Your Reviews

  • 1.5 out of 5 rubbish course

    By shankman

    first and last time i play this course, greens were terrible like putting over a bakewell tart. course was in a very poor condition.best thing about the place was the food !!!!

  • 4.5 out of 5 super links golf

    By jeremyniblett

    This is probably the most enjoyable golf course I have ever played as well as one of the best value. The quality of turf was excellent on both fairways and greens, and the lush rough was memorable too! You can't just give it a biff here, you really have to think about what is the sensible shot to play. Loads of exciting holes and a real sense of history. The genius of this golf course is that it provides a challenge for all levels of player. It's a tough place to make par, but it's forgiving enough to be fun even if you don't play your best. The food was disappointing, but in all other respects I loved it and I'll go back again.

  • 4 out of 5 tough test

    By gdent

    this is probably the first `real` course i have played, the greens are in excelent condition, the course plays tough, its a real thinking mans course, usualy cross winds coming in from the sea just add to the challenge,

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