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.
Seacroft Golf Club might be the best course you’ve never heard of.
This might be the best course you’ve never heard of. And even if you’ve heard of it, you might not know much about it, and haven’t resolved to play it one day. You really should.
Unassuming Seacroft makes some big-name courses look deeply uninteresting.
Founded in 1895 but properly set down by Willie Fernie of Troon in 1900, it is a links of enormous character and even more variety. It keeps rising in our English Top 100, with the work of Golf World Top 100 panellist Clyde Johnson – an architect and shaper who is part of Tom Doak’s team – enhancing Seacroft further. We’ve also named it the best golf course in Britain and Ireland that you can play for £60 or under.
Fernie used the parallel dune ridges brilliantly to create holes that fit beautifully into the rugged links terrain that are hugely entertaining yet also still sensible challenges.
Current Employment Vacancies at Seacroft Golf Club
PGA Assistant Trainee
We are seeking to recruit a new assistant PGA trainee or someone who is intending to begin their PGA degree this year. Training will be given. The role will also require working in the Pro Shop.
Part time Pro Shop Assistant
There is also a vacancy for a part time person who has a good knowledge of golf to work in our Pro Shop 20-30 hours per week.
If you would like to join our team and be part of a prestigious club, please forward your CV and covering letter to our Director of Golf by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 open and welcomes all members and visitors to the club.