Welcome to Seacroft Golf Club in Skegness
Seacroft is known as a hidden gem among the top courses of Great Britain and Ireland. It is a traditional links course tucked away on the Lincolnshire coast at the south end of Skegness. Because of its situation on the coast and its fast draining soil the full course with normal tees and greens is virtually certain to be open.
It is adjacent to the Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve with glorious views over the Wash to the Norfolk Coast. A great deal of the course is also a Natural England Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) where golf and the environment join together in harmony.
The championship course plays host to several amateur championships but as a member’s owned club it also prides itself on being suitable for golfers of all abilities.
Why not come along for yourself – you won’t be disappointed.
Update on the Gents Winter Open
The Gents Winter Open Competition from Friday 27 November has now had to be re-arranged. The competition will now take place on Friday 28 May 2021. Hopefully this will give plenty of time for everyone to have the usual enjoyable day with us. Please call the office or pro shop on 01754 763020 if there are any problems.
16 January 2021
Great news for Seacroft this week!
‘Golf World’ has rated our course 46 in the top 100 courses in England
Top Holes by Robin Lawie, Seacroft’s PGA professional and Director of Golf
8th Sandpit 390 yards, par 4
A dangerous par 4, favouring the right side of the fairway risking the out of bounds with your tee shot will give a better sight of the green. A slightly pulled approach shot will be forgiven by a bank guarding the generous green which will kick any slight waywardness back into par territory.
10th Marsh 153 yards, par 3
While all of the 3’s here are excellent, the pick is the 10th. Play is nearly always across the wind here and from an elevated tee to an elevated green with extreme run-offs on all sides, this is perhaps Seacroft’s signature where a lack of yards belies the potential peril.
13th Sea View 495 yards, par 5
This is a dangerous hole. Aim left of centre to open up the green, then decide whether to lay up short of the bunker in middle of the fairway or go for glory. It normally plays downwind and if so, from a good drive to the bottom, long hitters can get up with a hybrid or long iron.
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ON COURSE DEVELOPMENTS
Back in 2017, as part of the Board of Director’s proposal for a 5-10yr plan, the Greens Committee began carrying out a course review.
An opportunity arose, where by the committee were introduced to Clyde Johnson of cunningolfdesign.com who at the time was working as part of Tom Doak’s Renaissance Golf, on Woodhall Spa’s Hodgkin Course refurbishment.
A Structural Engineering and Architecture degree from Sheffield University and a post graduate degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Georgia provided Clyde with an understanding of golf course development and design. It was his time with Tom Doak and his associates at Renaissance Golf Design that Clyde acknowledges gave him an invaluable apprenticeship.
Clyde’s initial proposal with reference to Seacroft’s past history and design, including that of original designer Willie Fernie and the proposal of Alister MacKenzie, secured the trust of the directors. In March 2018 he was commissioned to produce a course master plan for Seacroft Golf Club. This led to the implementation of a considered refinement of all 18 holes to be undertaken over a five year period.
Through the winter 2018/19 work was carried out on the 7th, 8thand 10thholes which have now come into play. On Monday 21st October 2019, Clyde began the second phase, undertaking work on holes 9,11 & 6.
This years third phase will begin in October 2020 with improvements to holes 3,4,14 and 16.
Current Course & Weather Status
- Our course is currently closed following government guidlines for national lockdown.
- Re-opening on Monday 29 March 2021