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Seaton Carew - Discuss
« on: May 26, 2009, 21:02:46 »
On the North East Coast.

The course is set overlooking the industrial heart of ICI (I think). The views leave something to be desired with large industrial buildings all around.
Clubhouse and pro shop are very friendly and very old. Changing rooms could do with a makeover!

Course has 22 holes and the day we played the course was 7373 yards off the whites and 7015 off the yellows. Put it together with a 40 mph wind and this is a very stern test of anyones golf! We played 4 par 5s, 13 par 4s and 1 par 3. Great course with fantastic greens. Very open on typical links land although it is quite flat. Tough because of the length and the weather.

Play it on a Monday using 2Fore1 - £17.50 and you won't be disappointed.

Rating 8/10

It doesn't have 27 holes but 22 (or 23).  Much of it was designed by Alastair Mackenzie.
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Re: Seaton Carew - Discuss
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 21:20:40 »
It doesn't have 27 holes but 22 (or 23).  Much of it was designed by Alastair Mackenzie.

great 1st post :clap: :sarcastic:
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Re: Seaton Carew - Discuss
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2009, 21:35:57 »
Never played it, but I did used to walk my dogs round near it and always looked a top class place. Gets great reviews, but admittedly if you're not used to the industrial Teesside views its not got the beauty of Turnberry etc.

If I ever go home it's a course I intend to play.

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Re: Seaton Carew - Discuss
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2009, 21:37:33 »
Never played it, but I did used to walk my dogs round near it and always looked a top class place. Gets great reviews, but admittedly if you're not used to the industrial Teesside views its not got the beauty of Turnberry etc.

If I ever go home it's a course I intend to play.

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Re: Seaton Carew - Discuss
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2009, 21:40:20 »
I read a piece but by Peter Alliss who described it along the lines of a splendid course, but not in the most luxurious of settings.
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Re: Seaton Carew - Discuss
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2009, 21:41:53 »
Cooling Tower v Lighthouse?!?

Only one winner for me!

I understand that the cooling towers are gone. Now its just the (shut down) nuclear power station and chemical plants at Seal Sands that are in view.

But still, the lighthouse wins  :tongue:

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Re: Seaton Carew - Discuss
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2009, 21:52:16 »
Don't knock cooling towers, right Jamie?

They're actually the best line off the tee on the 5th, 6th and 7th at Deal!

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Re: Seaton Carew - Discuss
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2009, 01:39:26 »
I use to run into Seal Sands amongst other places on the Tees on a regular basis and not many places can match it for its post apocalyptic outlook.
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Re: Seaton Carew - Discuss
« Reply #8 on: Apr 08, 2010, 10:35:17 »
Going to try & play here this weekend as I'm going to sunny Hartlepool for a games competition.

Looking forward to it as it looks s a decent course.
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Re: Seaton Carew - Discuss
« Reply #9 on: Apr 08, 2010, 10:38:10 »
Going to try & play here this weekend as I'm going to sunny Hartlepool for a games competition.

Looking forward to it as it looks s a decent course.

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Re: Seaton Carew - Discuss
« Reply #10 on: Apr 08, 2010, 11:12:24 »
Going to try & play here this weekend as I'm going to sunny Hartlepool for a games competition.

Looking forward to it as it looks s a decent course.

Where are you staying? Recommend Hillcarter Hotel on the main strip - with it's glass spiral staircase.........
Track is definitely worth a game - just remember though a marker post on about the 15/16th that if you hit it straight over then you are OOB - need to be well left of post.
Other good tracks local are Wynyard Club of Seve Trophy fame, and also Cleveland the other side of the Tees
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Re: Seaton Carew - Discuss
« Reply #11 on: Apr 08, 2010, 12:10:56 »
Looking forward to it.

Spoke to the Pro & going out early Sunday morning & paying when we finish.

Just a 2 ball so should be able to get round quickly.

Bizarrely the gaming geeks think I'm a bit weird because I like to get up early to squeeze in a round of golf - pot/kettle!

Where are you staying? Recommend Hillcarter Hotel on the main strip - with it's glass spiral staircase.........
Track is definitely worth a game - just remember though a marker post on about the 15/16th that if you hit it straight over then you are OOB - need to be well left of post.
Other good tracks local are Wynyard Club of Seve Trophy fame, and also Cleveland the other side of the Tees

Staying in a B&B on the front so hope it's not too windy :)

Thanks for the advice on the marker, I'll keep an eye out for it  :thumbup1:
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Re: Seaton Carew - Discuss
« Reply #12 on: Apr 08, 2010, 12:21:21 »
Bizarrely the gaming geeks think I'm a bit weird because I like to get up early to squeeze in a round of golf - pot/kettle!

There's always someone lower down on the scale :chuckle:

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Re: Seaton Carew - Discuss
« Reply #13 on: Jun 04, 2010, 10:50:45 »
Going to try & play here this weekend as I'm going to sunny Hartlepool for a games competition.

Looking forward to it as it looks s a decent course.

Did you enjoy it inoculator?

Trying to get a game with my bro organised for the weekend, so it's this or Cleveland.
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Re: Seaton Carew - Discuss
« Reply #14 on: Jun 04, 2010, 14:48:58 »
Did you enjoy it inoculator?

Trying to get a game with my bro organised for the weekend, so it's this or Cleveland.

Seaton Carew has the reputation but I pesonally think Cleveland is a better course and much nicer to play. 1st hole is a slightly odd par 3 but after that it's a lovely course.
Someone mentioned Wynyard, if that's your thing then no problem but don't let the fact it hosted the Seve trophy make you think it's special. It's quite new, hosts the Leadbetter academy and the clubhouse is very nice but the course is just OK, nothing more. You'll find it's full of very rich people (take a look at the houses on the entrance road  :drool:) and so not overly friendly to us normal folk.

 

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