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4.6
219 Reviews (219)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
94.8%
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207 out of 219 reviews
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4.4
32 Reviews (32)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.8%
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30 out of 32 reviews
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4.5
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.5%
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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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4.6
219 Reviews (219)

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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Nice track

Greens in good condition. Few rough spots in fairways.

Conditions Good
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Seaside staple

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

Conditions Excellent
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Pace Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
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2.0
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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.

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Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Conditions Average
Value Average
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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4.0
Previously Played

Bay course

Slow greens and slow play. Otherwise a good value.

Conditions Average
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Conditions Good
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
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Conditions Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
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Great round at Seaview Bay Course!

We had a terrific round at Seaview today. The course was in great shape and we finished the round in four hours. The pace of play was fabulous for a public course. We did not wait on anyone, and we had no one pushing us. After the round we went inside to the Grill and had crabcakes sandwiches, which I would also recommend. We will definitely be back to play another round at Seaview!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Great golf day!

I had a group of 8 women out to play the Bay course and we had a terrific experience. The course was in great condition pace of play was right on schedule and our overall experience was really enjoyable. Thank your

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Nice course

Great course in very nice condition. Layout is nice with some awesome views. Watch for the fescue, it’s a ball eater. The pace of play was my only issue. The foursome in front of us was painfully slow. Finally on the 10th hole a ranger came out and said something to them ( they were 2 holes behind ). Told us to call clubhouse if they did not pickup pace. Called twice and no one answered the phone , left a message and never saw the ranger again. Hopefully this is not the standard

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

Huge disappointment

Slow play, too expensive, poor cart path, poor tee boxes, and too many bugs.

Wouldn’t even consider paying $80 a round here.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth it

Let’s just say I play a decent amount of golf but left this course extremely disappointed. Usually I’m in agreeance with reviews on golf advisor and typically do my due diligence, but this one stumped me.

Where to start...

$140 - for a round here is completely unacceptable.

The tee boxes - poor shape with divots, high grass, and off level footing everywhere. You won’t feel comfortable hitting one ball. Okay, maybe one..but that’s it.

The cart paths - poor, plain and simple. I locked up my back a couple times rolling into the never ending pothole country they call a path. I even noticed some gaping holes in the rough where I lost my footing. But it’s okay, that was just a reminder of the mistake I made booking this course.

The pace of play - disastrous (our starter assured us the members ahead were quick and under 4 hours). That was not the case.

The course - Awkwardly, it plays tight on the front with a few blind shots surrounded by fescue. Expect to lose at least 2/3 balls. If you shoot in the 90’s get ready to empty your bag. Even though my cheeks were a bit tight after the front, the back is a different story. A little more open and forgiving but still not up to the standards I expected.

Sprinklers - on one of our holes the sprinkler remained on so we were at a standstill for about 8 minutes so we just watched our box and fare-way get showered on while we melted in the sun.

BUGS - I battled bug bites more than I battled the track itself. I killed 3 bugs within 40 seconds and felt better about that more than my birdie putt.

Luckily, I shot a 37 on the back which gave me a little hope in liking this course. Unfortunately, the damage was done and I quickly realized I would never come back here. Ever.

If the price was $40 a round I MIGHT actually consider playing there again until the reflex instilled in my brain reacted and told me NO so I can actually enjoy myself and play either Twisted Dunes, Atlantic City, or Ballamor.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/25/2019

I play this course a couple times a year. Fun times. I also work at another course. I couldnt help my self in responding to a silly complaint you had. On 7/20 the heat index was 112 degrees. You CAN'T complain about the sprinklers being on for 8 minutes. The super is just trying to keep the grass alive, dude! every course in America would do the same. The sprinklers are set on an 8 minute cycle with the intention that you may hit off grass and not dirt. As for the bugs...youre on the bay! That would be the same as complaining about alligators in Florida. There is an expectation they will be present if the wind blows wrong. the course cant put mosquito netting around the whole place. they cant be faulted for bugs, for God's sake.

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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Tough rough

Fairway and green are in excellent shape. Ross is really hard to get out of. A lot of fescue. Awesome views of bay and Atlantic City.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Could been a solid 5 star rating

Great place only issue was the cart girl(woman) was miserable every time we saw her and pace of play is terrible because it seems they are trying to get most money they can. Not held to tee time, “when group ahead you hits second shot you can go” this will cause delays all the time.

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

The course is in excellent shape and is such a great layout

We love this course
It is scenic and interesting
A great mix of long and short par fours
Three of the par fours are very long and two of them are similar but we could play this diamond over and over

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Beautiful PGA level course. Short but challenging!

We played at 3pm on a Saturday and the course was virtually empty. Course was in pretty pristine condition considering the LPGA ShopRite Open was just held here a few weeks before.

The one bad part...the horse flies were HORRIBLE.

BRING BIG SPRAY!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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