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4.4
373 Reviews (373)
5 Stars
233
4 Stars
98
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
91.2%
Recommend this course
344 out of 373 reviews
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4.2
85 Reviews (85)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.9%
Recommend this course
73 out of 85 reviews
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4.3
139 Reviews (139)
5 Stars
81
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.8%
Recommend this course
122 out of 139 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6247 yards
Slope 120
Rating 69.5

The Bay Course is one of two 18-hole courses that the Seaview offers. Designed by famed golf course designer, Donald Ross, it was the first course of the resort and it is also the more famous of the two. Over the years, they made renovations but it was eventually restored to Ross' original links design.

The greens are small and undulating and the Atlantic winds definitely play a huge role in the game. The 2nd hole is the signature hole with a yardage of 432 and a par of 4 that can where the ocean serves as a hazard. Seaview's Bay Course also hosts the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

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Course Details

Year Built 1914
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1916) Robert Cupp Jr. (1998) Hugh Wilson (1914) Bob Cupp

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Bird Golf Academy at Seaview"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate foot wear: non-metal, non-ceramic spike golf shoes are required. Jeans are not permitted

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
373 Reviews (373)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 24
Dinner 13
Brunch 9
Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 40
Bunkers 34
Undulating Greens 28
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 33
A Weekend Splurge 29
Advanced Golfers 24
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 35
Worth the Drive 34
Near Local Attractions 26

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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course

Wind was blowing hard and made the course a real challenge

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Course is in good shape for this time of year. Aeration on the greens is filling in nicely. A little wet in places, rained the night before and several tee boxes were closed for repair for next season. Overall nice shape, Very Windy when we played, but still a nice time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Skill Advanced
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3.0
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Previously Played

Extremely poorly staffed

Only 2 people were at the clubhouse, a desk person at the pro shop and a starter. I had to carry my clubs across the street approximately 200 yards. Absolutely not what is expected at Seaview!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

THE COURSE WAS IN GOOD CONDITION BUT VERY WET. BUT FOR JAN 02, IT WAS A GOOD ROUND CONSIDERING IT WAS JANUARY. LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING THERE AGAIN IN THE SPRING.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Not As Expected

I havent played this course in a long time and wanted to take my son because of its location and because it hosts the LPGA. I was disappointed to see that the conditions were not that good. Bad tee boxes, really, REALLY bad cart paths and a number of unplayable areas. The worst part is we were forced to pair up with two strangers. When I told the bag drop employee I was surprised about this, he gave me an attitude and said, "If you're that afraid of the virus then you should just stay home". He said it was a busy day and they were fully booked so there was no other option. When I booked online there was a ton of free tee times around my time so I thought it would not be an issue. I thought tee times were supposed to be more spaced out to avoid unnecessary exposure? Is the course just being greedy to squeeze in as many tee times and people as possible? The bag drop guy also handled our bags to the cart. I thought that was not allowed per NJ guidelines. At the most their should be a disclaimer on these sites that you MAY have to play as a foursome with strangers during this uncertain time.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great winter round

Overall really good value for a great course with very friendly staff. Greens are a bit bumpy still but the course overall is in great condition for December. It is cart path only but well worth it to keep the fairways in good condition. Temp greens on the par 3s as well, but this wasn't an issue for us. Would definitely recommend!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Challenging Course

This course is really nice. Fairway is pretty good but green was aerated so ball does not roll properly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play on the Bay

The course was in great condition for a cold December day. Wet in some areas from recent rain. Staff always nice and friendly here. The only issue was there were two groups of 5 players in a row which considerably slowed the pace of play. I’m sure they were members because nobody did anything about it. Other than that the course was enjoyable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Winter Golf

Wasn’t very happy with conditions of course. Greens didn’t roll well and were uncharacteristically slow due to aeration which we weren’t told about. There were a couple of temporary tee boxes which normally wouldn’t be an issue but were like hitting out of mushy rough. The Bay course is one of my favorites but won’t be playing anymore Winter Golf there. Very disappointing!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good condition and value for this time of year

Got a good deal on golfnow and the weather held up. Greens were recently aerated, but putts still rolled well. Pace of play was great, and overall would recommend. Only downfall would be the layout. Almost every hole is dead straight, not much imagination needed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

The basic reason for the 4 star review and not a 5 star was a result of slow play and aerated greens. It took almost 3 hours to play the front 9 with mostly 2somes and 3somes on the course. It is a classy operation but fell short by not letting people know the greens had been aerated.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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