Tees Rd, Seaton Carew,
Hartlepool, Cleveland TS25 1DE
22 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
First 14 holes laid out by Dr Duncan McCuaig (1874) and extended to 18 holes (1891). Improved and lengthened by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1925). The four additional holes designed by Frank Pennink (1970s).
The Above distances are for the original 18-hole layout (the Old Course). Seaton Carew can create 5 different 18-hole combinations from its 22 available holes. The Brabazon is considered the Championship layout, stretching to 6920 yards from its back tees.
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: 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. Also savour the par-3 3rd hole and the par-4 17th, both are absolute gems.
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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and after 9:30am on weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course.
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 momentous decision to build four extra holes on the seaward side of the existing 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. The four new holes were constructed mainly on the proceeds of the Ekofisk pipeline, which brings ashore oil from the North Sea production platforms, and which was given a right of way under the course.
2019 Golf World Rating: 52nd best course in England.
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