Welcome to Seacroft Golf Club
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.
The course is open from 8am on Wednesday 13 May 2020 for Members Only. (Visitors will be welcomed back shortly)
Please read the following policy for Safe Golf here at Seacroft.
Back to Golf Safe Practise
As we start to play golf again in this current lockdown situation, we must be aware of various rules and policies of safe practise which we have not had to use before. Some of these policies have now become part of our daily life but some are quite new to the club so we aim to set them out here.
- All tee times MUST be booked in advance online or by telephone
- Tees are bookable 6 days in advance but we do ask you not to make multiple bookings in order that all members have a chance to play
- DO NOT turn up to play without a booked tee time
- Play will be strictly from the 1st tee only
- Members only are allowed to play for the time being
- Play is in one or two balls in 10 minute intervals
- If your trolley and clubs need to be collected from the locker room please advise the pro shop in advance. After play you will not be able to leave your trolley or clubs but must take them home
- The preferred place to park is the club car park rather than on the road
- Shoes must be changed at your car
- Entrance and exit with golf clubs is on DRUMMOND ROAD ONLY
- The clubhouse, locker rooms and toilets are CLOSED
- Golfers must not arrive more than 15 minutes before their booked tee time
- Both practise grounds are closed
- The practise putting green is open but only 3 players are allowed on it at any one time and it can only be used prior to play
- Practice Nets will be closed
- Congregating before or after play is not allowed
- Trolleys and buggies can be hired and will be sanitised after each use, however, buggies are for sole use only unless shared by members of the same household
Around the Clubhouse
- Hand sanitiser is available by the putting green and outside the pro shop
- The pro shop is open for administrative purposes and as an information hub only. The office is closed
- Only two people apart from staff are allowed in the pro shop at any one time
On the Course
We hope you will enjoy your game of golf but please can we remind you that you must keep socially distanced (2 metres) from your playing partner at all times.
- As previously, the holes have an inset around the flagstick to prevent the ball falling to the base of the cup, the flagstick MUST NOT be touched
- Rakes have been removed from all bunkers. Please smooth sand with your feet or the back of your club and note the local rule re bunkers
- The on course toilets are open and hand sanitiser is provided
It is absolutely vital that if you feel unwell you must stay away from the club.
We will continue to review the above as further guidance and updates are made available.
National Club Golfer magazine ranks Seacroft 36th in the Top 100 courses in England
Packed with classic styles of holes – such as risk-and-reward par 5s, the odd drivable par 4 and point-to-point short holes with the green on top of a ridge – anyone who makes their way across the Lincolnshire Fens will be amply rewarded.
Top Holes by Robin Lawrie, 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 year’s programme will continue through the end of 2019 and into early 2020, with the bunkering coming into play by April 2020, approximately 4 weeks before we celebrate our 125yr Anniversary on Friday April 24th.
Current Course Status
- Our course is open from 8am on Wednesday 13 May 2020 For Members Only.
- (Visitors will be welcomed back shortly)