Seaview - The Pines Course

4.2984117647 4.3 stars from 5 (195)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6711 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.1
  • 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: 1929
Architect(s): William S. Flynn (1929), Howard C. Toomey (1929), William Gordon (1957)
Type: Public/Resort
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
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: No Jeans, T-Shirts, Swin or Gym Wear
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6711 yards 72.1 126
White 71 6211 yards 70.1 120
White (W) 71 6172 yards 75.9 132
Gold 71 5276 yards 70.7 121

The lesser known of the two 18-hole courses at the Seaview is the Pines Course. It originally started as a nine-hole course but another nine-hole course was added later and the two courses were eventually combined to form the Pines Course. The course has a par of 71 and it is 6,731 yards from the back tees.

Seaview's Pine Course doesn't provide scenic views but it does offer a good game. Some even prefer the Pines course because of its quiet location behind the resort's hotel and also because of its more challenging features. The golf course has tight fairways lined with trees, medium-sized greens that are undulating, and strategically placed bunkers.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 195 Reviews
5 stars:
94
4 stars:
78
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

178 out of 190 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort convenient to the city   Great for a weekend splurge advanced golfers locals   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens narrow fairways   Great for drinks dinner brunch  

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u952765195's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
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Reviewed on

Other than the pace of play, I don’t have any complaints. The course is great, and I enjoy the challenge of course layout.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Reliable Track"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is friendly, challenging and in good condition. Unusually cool, windy day in June. No complaints about the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"1st cut off fairway uncut for a week."


Steve3970689's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
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Reviewed on

Fairways are narrow, but that has never been a problem in the past because the first cut off the fairways was wide and well groomed. Our round today was slow because it had been a week since mowing and our balls were difficult to find even though only a few inches off the fairway. Moreover, chipping on the sides of greens was also difficult and balls were hard to find within only inches of the green. We did have a wet week, but the course should have been mowed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Good condition but needs some TLC"


Chuck3981868's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
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Reviewed on

Staff very friendly and accommodating. The greens and fairways are in good conditions but the ruff and practice facilities need some attention. I played the Pines a couple years ago and had the same opinion. There are other choices in the AC area for the money are in better overall shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Perfect Course @ Jersey Shore"


miamisun22's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a Great Course, have been playing it for 35 years and never gets Old. Always in top shape and greens always rolling at l]east a 10 on the Stimp....Perfect course @ The Jersey Shore....Thank You Seaview...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Day, Great Round"


lenny32's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got this on a hot deal and man was it worth it, especially in this hit or miss Northeastern spring. Weather was great, the course itself was well kept. There were a few bunkers under repair, so we made sure not to land in them! The greens were in great condition, a little aeration, but nothing to complain about this early in the season. Will definitely play this course again.


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



Jim7417247's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
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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


"Play the pines"


u125330476's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
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Reviewed on

Wonderful old style open coarse. Tree lined. One of the finest in south jersey


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


"Pretty good"


u044607362's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
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It's a nice course. Well maintained and challenging. However our cart was awful, it was so slow and got even slower. On the 18th hole it wouldn't go up a hill so we had to push it, luckily it was mostly downhill and flat ground going back to the clubhouse. However, the starter was rude to us. When getting the bags out of the car, he asked what tee time we had, I told him and he goes "don't know anything about it" I told him that I had made it a couple days ago on golf now, and he treated me like I was stupid and made it at the wrong place or something. We parked and went in the pro shop, where they found our tee time no problem. When we went out to get the cart the starter goes "you were right you did have a tee time" as if I was the one who was confused. Then we (a twosome) caught up to a foursome playing very slow. They were super friendly and explained to us there was 2 more foursomes in front of them slowing things up. We skipped 2 holes to get in front of the foursomes, however we asked all of them if what we were doing was ok because we play quite fast. They all said no problem, but the foursome in front clearly had a problem with it as they started playing faster than any foursome I've ever seen so that they could keep up with us. They were picking up bad shots and just dropping in a good position so that they could keep pace with us. This coupled with the rude starter made for a pretty off putting experience. Not sure if we'll be back as there are courses just as nice with friendly people.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Solid layout"


sixeagles's avatar
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Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is a solid but typical south jersey layout with the pines which give this course it's name. It has history which is cool. Dogleg holes play tough as it takes a really good shot to clear them so be careful what tees you decide to play from. You can't go by total yardage overall. For a fun casual round mix and match the tees on each hole for a hybrid course to fit your game. Except for am older couple in front of us who were on the slow side the pace was generally ok but four hours for twosomes is a bit long. There were no staff rangers or marshals out on the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




u510113053's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



fitterray's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Grand old course"


jrc7525's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout with plenty of history going back a century +. Unfortunately, the place is overrun with crab grass and Troon management is not doing a great job with the course's conditions. The greens were in decent shape but fairly slow. Definitely worth playing if they would address the invasive grass problems.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/15/2017

I just played there and while there was crabgrass I think your "overrun" adjective is a dramatization.



u8670598's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000004782896's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Seaview pines"


u000004782896's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
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Reviewed on

Nice course, good conditions, challenging but fair


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable day"


u00000944908's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
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Reviewed on

Played in early afternoon for reduced rate. Conditions of greens and fairways were excellent


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice mature course well laid out."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed my round. Unfortunately the course had 2 inches of rain overnight and it was cartpath only. Being Monday it was not busy and there was no pressure to keep a pace. All in all a good day. If I had a choice I would play the Bay course as it is more scenic with lots of water views.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000006312867's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot 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:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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