The Club at New Seabury
About The Club at New SeaburyContrary to what some people realize, The Club at New Seabury is accessible for non-members, thanks to stay-and-play accommodations: 19 two-bedroom, two-bathroom Sea Quarter Cottages. These lodgings are tucked into a quiet section of the property between the first and 10th holes of the Dunes Course. Nicely appointed and built in classic Cape Cod style, they are particularly well laid out for families, with one bedroom having a king-size bed and the other having two twin-size beds. The Ocean Course stands out from the crowd in New England by playing along Succonesset Point, affording southeasterly views across Nantucket Sound. The Dunes Course is newer and shorter but no less fun.
Golf courses at The Club at New Seabury
Images from The Club at New Seabury
The Club at New Seabury (Ocean), hole 1 Photo submitted by TimGavrichGP on 10/08/2019
The Club at New Seabury (Ocean), hole 14 Photo submitted by TimGavrichGP on 10/08/2019
The Club at New Seabury (Dunes), hole 6 Photo submitted by TimGavrichGP on 10/08/2019
The Club at New Seabury (Dunes), hole 15 Photo submitted by TimGavrichGP on 10/08/2019
Poised for significant improvement
New Seabury's Ocean Course has something very few New England courses have: an entire nine holes in view of the Atlantic. Built in the 1960s, they tend toward the formulaic and straightforward, but with Bruce Hepner signed on to renovate the course in fall of 2019 into 2020, its prospects are bright.
The bunkering and greens should receive a shot of much-needed creativity, and the finished product should be a course worthy of its spectacular front-nine setting.
Excellent renovation and a solid sporty course
Despite historical assertions to the contrary, length really isn't a determining factor for the quality of a golf course. Golfers have been conditioned by marketing and media to think a 6,000 yard golf course is inferior, but Bruce Hepner's renovation of New Seabury's Dunes course proves otherwise.
What it lacks in length it makes up for in cheeky short par 4s, which seduce careless golfers into surprisingly high scores for a course of the Dunes' assumed stature. Classic bunkering, expanded short grass and at times treacherous greens mean there's more than meets the scorecard-assessing eye here.