Just got back from a pleasantly surprising stay in seacroft - where the staff and team on-hand are as good as the clubhouse fish and Chips. Golf wise the course was in good nick - with nice and true greens - which all looked good and played well for all four days. The course however i found to be quite easy - of about 2 hrs sleep all of our group scored very heavily, with one of the 12 handicapers (who whilst admittedly a bandit) scored 4,2 and 6 over. Even one of the golfers who had never played links (and onlyu played 6 rounds ever averaged 35 points over 4 rounds). Highlight holes were the par 5's which all represented a great opportunity to score well. The front 9 also played alot harder than the front it seemed. Overall, good course, great for societies and high scores - its almost impossible to lose a ball unless you really really slice it on the front few holes - but as a links course this just did not feel right to me - and its not a serious test. There are plenty ahead of this to my mind like Burham and Berrow, Hunstanton, Royal West Norfolk, Royal Cinque Ports, Royal St George's etc that I would certainly play ahead of this - although I certainly had a fab time.
Date: April 27, 2010