Seaton Carew Golf Club

Tees Rd, Seaton Carew,

Hartlepool, Cleveland TS25 1DE

  • Office

    +44 (0)1429 266 249
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1429 890 660
  • Golf pro

    Martyn Stubbings (PGA Head Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    22 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    First 14 holes laid out by Dr Duncan McCuaig (1874) and extended to 18 holes (1891). Improved and lengthened by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1925). Four additional holes (taking the total available holes up to 22) designed by Frank Pennink (1970s).

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the original 18-hole layout (the Old Course). Seaton Carew can create five different 18-hole combinations from its 22 available holes. The Brabazon is considered the Championship layout, stretching to 6920 yards from its back tees.






How to get there:

8 miles N of Middlesbrough

From the A19 just north of Middlesborough, take the A689 (Bishops Auckland / Hartlepool) exit and follow direction Hartlepool. After 3.4 miles turn right at roundabout into Seaton Lane (A1276) direction Seaton Carew. After 1.3 miles turn right at seafront direction Port Clarence (A178). After o.5 miles golf is on your left.

Seaton Carew Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1874

Seaton Carew Golf Club: Most descriptions of Seaton Carew mention its "industrial setting", and one cannot deny that a refinery, a working port, various chemicals plants and other modern industrial trappings are clearly in view at the southern end of the course. But also abundantly in evidence, are all the elements that had Walter Hagen marvelling at this course, when he played here in 1937.

This is a true and wonderful links test of golf. Sand dunes, crisp turf, buckthorn bushes and fabulous greens are all here, and add up to as good a links experience as you'll find anywhere in England. Although you'll not see much of the sea from the course, it is worth taking a peak over the dunes at the 10th tee; the view of the River Tees estuary is worth the small trek.

Unusually, Seaton Carew has 22 holes at its disposal, creating the possibility for five slightly different layouts: the Old, Brabazon, New, Micklem and Bishop. Each layout presents a varied and challenging test with plenty of twists, turns, dunes and bunkers.

Pick of the holes: the mid-length par-3 3rd demands a shot to the centre of the green, lest you stray into any one of the surrounding eight perilous bunkers. The par-4 17th, on the "seaside" inward nine, is also a classic links gem.

List of courses: England - North


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and after 9:00am on weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct) at peak times: £80 (all days).

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Seaton Carew is among the world's 50 oldest golf clubs, founded in 1874 as the Durham & Yorkshire GC. The name was changed to Seaton Carew GC in 1887.

In the 1970's the club took the decision to build four extra holes on the seaward side of the existing course. The four new holes were constructed mainly on the proceeds of the Ekofisk pipeline, which brings oil ashore from North Sea production platforms, and which was given a right of way under the course.

On any given day, you will play one of the five different 18-hole combinations, made possible by having the additional holes. These five slightly different layouts are known as the Old Course, the New, the Brabazon, the Micklem and the Bishop.

Published ranking

England's 66th best course (Golf World, 2023).
Britain & Ireland's 148th best course (Golf World, 2022).


  • The Staincliffe Hotel3-star

    The Cliff, Seaton Carew, Hartlepool TS25 1AB

    +44 (0)1429 264 301

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Seaton Carew

    • Golf within 20 miles:


  • Seaham Hall Hotel & Oriental Spa4-star

    Lord Byron's Walk, Seaham, Co. Durham SR7 7AG

    +1 (0)191 516 1400

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Seaton Carew; Wynyard; Brancepeth Castle

Find a course



The Masters: The 88th Masters Tournament at Augusta National sees LIV golfer Jon Rahm defend his title against the world’s best. Pressing hard will be world No.1 and 2022 champion Scottie Scheffler and world No.2 Rory McIlroy (April 11-14).

Chevron Championship: the women’s major championship season gets underway for the second year at its new Carlton Woods home outside Houston, Texas. World No.2 Lilia Vu defends (April 18-21).

Who's Who

Nelly Korda: records a perfect start to 2024 with four wins out of her last four appearances on the LPGA Tour, a feat last achieved by Lorena Ochoa in 2008. Korda's win at the T-Mobile Match Play brought up her 12th LPGA Tour victory.

Scottie Scheffler: narrowly missed out on matching Nelly Korda’s three-in-three, when he placed second at the Houston Open. This followed back-to-back wins at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players. Like Korda, he remains comfortably ahead in the official world golf rankings.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Hamburger GC - Falkenstein, Germany

WINSTONgolf - Links course

Littlestone Golf Club (Kent, UK)