Seaview - The Bay Course

4.6948352941 4.7 stars from 5 (170)
  • 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 (1916), Robert Cupp Jr. (1998), Hugh Wilson (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

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 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 170 Reviews
5 stars:
113
4 stars:
42
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

161 out of 170 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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Frielbj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"First class treatment"


u5139903's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From arrival to departure here you are made to feel like a member of a private club.

With all of the rain in the past week we were restricted to the cart path and there was a fair amount of standing water on the course and in the bunkers. Greens were also long and thus very slow. Not the best conditions to play but still fun.

You don’t have to be long here but you have to be accurate. Fairways are generally narrow and greens are not overly large.

Looking forward to a return trip in August when it’s dry and the greens are fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Don't let..."


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 05/15/2018
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

...the yardage fool you. This is not an easy course. The Donald Ross greens are a challenge. Looking forward to the LPGA playing here in a few weeks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



young1380004's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Green is so slower then other courses and so many bug bites.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Foursome all from golf now"


echocgf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everyone I played with used golf now. I payed nearly double what everyone else played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u583517911's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Same great course I have come to expect."


Chris1128022's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All grasses in really great conditions for early spring which was a cold snowy April. The greens were aerated maybe two weeks prior and they rolled pretty darn good. Windy a bit, but you’re on the bay. So some drives the wind is at your back and you can teally get a hold of some drives. Highly recommend playing this Championship Course.


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



u2107089's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played 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: Excellent


I recommend this course



u7981145's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
First time playing 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


"Nice break from the snow"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained course even during the winter - great view. We had a good time


I recommend this course


"Seaview on a cold day"


u490682932's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We love playing Seaview. The course is fun to play and always in great condition. I highly recommend a trip to the AC area to play this shore jem.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



BIDGAF's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



steverat343's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Incredible course"


u000007514950's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout is brilliant and even on a rainy overcast day in the fead of winter the course was in top notch condition. Can't wait to go back!


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


"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



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