Seaview - The Bay Course

4.5612058824 4.6 stars from 5 (154)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6247 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 69.5
  • Layout

  • 401 S New York Rd, Absecon, NJ 08205, Atlantic County
  • (609) 748-7680
  • (609) 652-0820
  • www.stocktonseaview.com
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Year built: 1914
Architect(s): Donald Ross (1914)
Type: Public/Resort
Style: Links
Greens: Bent grass
Fairways: Bent grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Bird Golf Academy at Seaview"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate foot wear: non-metal, non-ceramic spike golf shoes are required. Jeans are not permitted
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6247 yards 69.5 120
White 71 6011 yards 68.4 117
White (W) 71 6011 yards 75.6 131
Gold 71 5017 yards 70.4 124

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 154 Reviews
5 stars:
99
4 stars:
40
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

146 out of 154 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort worth the drive near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge advanced golfers   Challenges include thick rough bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks dinner brunch  

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"Classic"


lkdfjvga098gj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best test of links style old school golf. We had a beautiful day with gusting winds to 25 mph. Can’t be duplicated a real treasure


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


""The Bay""


ozzone47's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
New York Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018

Reviewed on

One of my favorites in New Jersey. Greens were quick

and a little bumpy from recent aeration.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun day"


susan1's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

We were alone on the course. Considering it was 35 degrees and windy we played well. Course in great shape even with winter conditions. There were still patches of snow. Bunkers were pristine. Fairways were remarkably dry considering the recent snow and rain. Greens firm and luckily not as fast as they can be in summer. Great staff. Nice pub and wonderful restaurant. As always, spectacular views. Love the bay course, but pines is also a treat.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000005023459's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
Previously played Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



maureen66's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Vista over marshes back to AC"


Throckmorton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
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Reviewed on

Nice layout. Beautiful fairways , but greens had been aerated about a month ago and still had not filled in yet. Nice pace of play with little or no waiting. Our foursome was able to finish the round under 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


Alsw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
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Reviewed on

Excellent facility but due to winter golfing there was a frost delay and putting area was closed and driving range was closed. Waited an hour to play .

Greens were aerated and extremely bumpy.

Off season pricing was a bit high for the conditions .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Mike5806505's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Robert4432978's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course with a great view of the bay."


jbc1149's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
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Reviewed on

Our foursome had a great time golfing on the bay course at Seaview. The greens were fast and rough was unforgiving. The course was in pristine condition and very challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Links to the Past"


u9642653's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This Donald Ross design has held up beautifully over the years. Expect great greens, manicured fairways and tough rough. The bunkers are better places to end up in than the ever present tall fescue that borders most bunkers. Balls in the fescue are lost balls...beware.

The staff, facilities and amenities are top notch. People pay big bucks to stay at the hotel and expect perks throughout the lobby. The golfer gets the benefits while not staying overnight. Short, tough course.

David A.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Ciminda's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Seaview Bay Course above the rest !"


u000005340093's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played the Bay course at Seaview many times. The course is always in great condition. It depends on the weather , if windy, the course plays entirely different then if there is no wind. That's what makes it a great play. The LPGA has been playing there for the last several years.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Seaview Bay Course"


u00000161282's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The home of the LPGA ShopRite Classic. The course is immaculate, the staff friendly and the facilities are top shelf. A 4 hour round. Narrow fairways and thick rough make club selection and course management an important part of the game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Championship caliber course"


u262719855's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The playing surfaces were in great shape and staff was friendly/helpful, even with booking the round at a massive discount. Bring bug spray.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Lizkeogh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Frielbj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"One of..."


ozzone47's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
New York Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

... the best in the state, for public golf. Condition were excellent, greens were quick and terrific views


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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