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4.6
234 Reviews (234)
5 Stars
152
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
95.1%
Recommend this course
222 out of 234 reviews
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4.5
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.9%
Recommend this course
31 out of 32 reviews
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4.5
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.3%
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52 out of 54 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

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Reviews

4.6
234 Reviews (234)

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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Cold weather
Used cart

Oh that Donald Ross

Seaview Bay is a great layout. The fairways were so good that we hardly had to lift clean and place. Putting was challenging, the aeration was still effecting, you know, like a Chinese Checker board. The par 3 tee boxes were closed and the temporary tees diminished the holes. Hey, its mid January, I get it. Always friendly staff, cant wait to return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Off season outing

This is a great place to play golf. The Bay course is open and forgiving for the amateur golfer yet is challenging. I can see why the LPGA has a tournament here. I was rather upset that the driving range was not open but I understand why. The want to keep the teeing areas in good shape for the prime season. Hint to members and guests, Use the mats!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Seaview Bay Course

The course was in excellent condition as always. Quite challenging. Will definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf In January

What a bonus to play in January.
Only critique cart path only.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

CPO

Played the bay. Not sure it was wet enough for cart path only but it was cart path only. Greens were recently punched. Fast but soft and bumpy. Still don’t understand the CPO, 90 degree would have been much better. Had 2 temporary t boxes on par 3’s. Located very close and in the high rough.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Christmas at Seaview

Lucky to have 57 degree and no wind on Christmas week. Can’t beat that!
Course In fine shape, felt like an October round.
Cart path only this time of year which is eh but too big deal.
We have we December day with NO wind.
Awesome

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Fantastic course and great value!

The course was pretty crowded, but the pace of play was very good, and even with a 1:20 start we were able to finish 18 holes(last one was a little tough)! The staff members were great from check in to end of round. The course layout and conditions were excellent, the greens had remnants of the aeration so were a little bumpy, but certainly playable. For the price it can’t be beat!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course but bumpy greens

This is a fun and challenging course. The only downside was the bumpy greens due to aeration holes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Played the course for the 1st time today in a Veteran’s Day outing scramble. The weather and the course were both great. Only problems were the bumpy greens due to aeration. Great views of the bay and AC! Tough but fair course. Will play it again soon hopefully!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging

Course was challenging and you had to use all your clubs I loved it

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Donald Ross Masterpiece

The Bay course at Seaview in Absecon NJ. Is a great old course that seems to be very much the same as it was when it opened in 1914. Probably just as difficult too. Only one hole with a water feature (not counting the bay) but plenty challenging with fast elevated greens, narrow fairways and I can’t find my ball rough. The bunkers could use a little more sand but overall you’ve got to use your entire bag of clubs and be surgically accurate with your shots. Shot 90 (it so good) but it could have been much worse and it was still a lot of fun and very scenic as well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice track

Greens in good condition. Few rough spots in fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Seaside staple

Great layout, pace of plat (under 4 hours) and fair price for Donald Ross gem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tall Grass

Greens were perfect and views were spectacular. However, I am an 8 handicap golfer and I'd like to know golfers who enjoy playing on golf courses where if you miss a green by 1 yard or hit near a sand trap you end up in two foot tall grass. I lost four balls in high grasses that were less than 1 yard off the green.. If you look at the picture on the front of the Bay Course score card (old time golf photo) the high grass is no where to be seen. Cut the grass! It may look great in photos but it stinks to play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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