Seascale Golf Club
The seaside links sports a railway running between the beach and affecting play on holes 13 to 17.
A father and son served the club from 1893 to 1966 as greenkeeper and professional!
Golf Course Review
Seascale Golf Club is a traditional golf links on the Cumbrian coast minutes from the Lake District National Park. One can clearly see the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike in the Southern Fells Range, from the course. Seascale is a typical seaside town with an obligatory sandy beach, coastal railway, and views of the Isle of Man and Scotland to the north. What is more pronounced is the Sellafield nuclear power plant which is just north of the town and borders the course at holes 11 through 13.
Seascale Golf Club History
The first 9 holes were laid out in 1893 by Willie Campbell. Six years later in 1899, Geroge Lowe would find another nine holes on this compact parcel of land. The course begins and ends in town but is not of the traditional out and back variety. The first six holes create a loop on the more inland side of the course which arrives almost back at the clubhouse. The stretch from holes 7 to 11 takes you to the furthest point of the links. The course then tacks back and forth from the 12th to 15th before a closing stretch of three holes along the sea to finish. In 1932, Harry Colt would make alterations to the course.
Seascale Golf Club Synopsis
Seascale Golf Club is perhaps overlooked due to its location and neighbours. However, those who are willing to focus on what you've come for will be in for a treat. Combine Seascale Golf Club with Silloth on Solway, which is only an hour and a quarter away, and you'll wonder why more don't make the journey to an unheralded golf destination.
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Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie
As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. There should be little walking between...