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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 17

There is “Out of Bounds” to the left but there is much more room that side than you may think. Any shot to the right of the barn will leave an obscured view for the second shot. Land the ball short of the green when the ground is firm as the land runs away from you.

    398 Yards, Par 4, S.I. 4
    388 Yards, Par 4, S.I. 4
    369 Yards, Par 4, S.I. 4
Seaford Golf Club
The Musselburgh Golf Club

The 17th Hole

Avoid SLOW PLAY at all times


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