View of a green from the Bay course at Seaview
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4.4
353 Reviews (353)
5 Stars
226
4 Stars
91
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
91.4%
Recommend this course
326 out of 353 reviews
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4.3
104 Reviews (104)
5 Stars
65
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.6%
Recommend this course
89 out of 104 reviews
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4.4
127 Reviews (127)
5 Stars
77
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.2%
Recommend this course
112 out of 127 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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

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Reviews

4.4
353 Reviews (353)

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 5-9
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5.0
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Always Awesome

Sadly rain ended our round after 13 holes but the Troon fellas in the pro shop took care of us as always.

Played last Wednesday in perfect conditions and had lowest score ever. Brutal today with wind. Exactly the way Donald Ross pictured the course to play. Short but necessary when the wind blows. Imaginative bunker placement. You will loose your ball in the deep fescue. Consider it a water hazard.

Love the course, staff...everything about the place but price. I understand they have to make a profit so it’s consider a treat a few times a season.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Good condition and value for this time of year

Got a good deal on golfnow and the weather held up. Greens were recently aerated, but putts still rolled well. Pace of play was great, and overall would recommend. Only downfall would be the layout. Almost every hole is dead straight, not much imagination needed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 23
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I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

The basic reason for the 4 star review and not a 5 star was a result of slow play and aerated greens. It took almost 3 hours to play the front 9 with mostly 2somes and 3somes on the course. It is a classy operation but fell short by not letting people know the greens had been aerated.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course. Great condition.

Tough but fair. Beautiful views. Played a great 4:15 round there. It was off season, so I can’t speak to the summer price. But, it’s a good value at the $69 that we paid.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Cart path is horrible

No paving on cart path. It was full of water after rain and there was too deep holes. Never seen unpaved cart path golf course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

A pleasant surprise

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Reviews 23
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
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3.0
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What a let down! They threw us out behind a tournament for juniors. $80 fee. Greens recently aerated. Large patches of the fairways and green sides were dirt or mud. The worst part...3:10 to play 9 holes!! Inexcusable. If you can’t make the children’s tournament keep pace, then don’t let public golfers on the course. We left after 9. Pro shop gave me a 18 hole credit which was nice but I can’t imagine playing it this year in the condition it’s in. This complex (bay and pines) was the best public in the area for a long time and it’s been trending down over the past couple years. Total bummer because the courses are both awesome. I’d recommend playing Ballamor, Shore Gate or Atlantic City CC instead.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome course

Great opportunity to play at this lovely course does not disappoint. Day was excellent. Most impressed with pace of play!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Seaview Bay course

Only time before this I was there to watch the LPGA, this day the greens had been aerated and were still bumpy, but still very fast, and greens tricky putting. Miss the fairway and your in for a tough score. Watch for the potholes around some of the tees. Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great proshop staff

Our GolfNow reservation didn't show on their schedule sheet but the staff tried their best to accommodate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

treat to play...

Great course. We had a ton of rain the day before, so the cart-paths were very flooded. Some of them were 8" deep - no kidding. One simple suggestion is to add some simple french drains so that the cart-paths can drain. The course was free of puddles though - which is most important.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day for golf

We had a fun round of golf last week. We played as a foursome with friends of ours. Our start time was delayed by 20 minutes, so unfortunately we did have time to play 18. It was still great fun and I highly recommended this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A/C visit

Many golfers on both courses. Staff did nice job in getting everybody out to play. Some tees need a little work. I fixed more ball marks than my own. Pins were in some difficult spots but greens were rolling nicely.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sandbagger53

Course is in great shape. A little water by the bay but the wind was blowing in. Greens are in terrific shape. Staff was super friendly. Gotta like wind though cause it’s windy. The carts are even fast! Only negative was the 5 some they let out ahead of the threesome in front of us that slowed everything down. Would definitely cone back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Pace of play

Waited at least 5 and sometimes 15 minutes on every tee and did not see a Marshall the whole round.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Our group enjoys playing Seaview Bay Course. Greens were much faster than any of us remember, most likely due to recent LPGA event.
It gave us an appreciation for a snippet of what the pros deal with.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course was great

Threesome in front of us were very slow and it was a 5 hour round. thought it was a difficult course

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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