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Designed in 1907 by J H Taylor, five times Open champion, the downland course has stood the test of time. There has been one major revision to the layout in 1911 otherwise it has remained unchanged apart from additional length and some modifications to bunkers. Being set overlooking the English Channel the view to the east is the start of the Seven Sisters and to the west the Port of Newhaven. Inland there are views across the Downs and to the walking territory of the South Downs way.

The course has one par 5 (555 yards) and seven par 4’s over 400 yards and a total yardage of 6546 (SSS 71) - from the visitors’ tees the yardage is 6234 (SSS 70). The wind is frequently a significant factor - for example, the 9th one day can be a drive and a wedge but the next day will be two full shots to reach the green.

How to play Hole 16

Keep your tee shot on the left side of the fairway, because the tall firs on the right, may make for a difficult second shot if you get out of position. The bunker short and right catches many an unsuspecting golfer. The approach needs to be longer than it looks to this deep green.

    555 Yards, Par 5, S.I. 8
    532 Yards, Par 5, S.I. 8
    437 Yards, Par 5, S.I. 8
Seaford Golf Club
The Musselburgh Golf Club

The 16th Hole

Avoid SLOW PLAY at all times


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