A links course for the purist and a fair and honest test of golf, it’s also excellent value for money. There are no unforeseen tricks and everything is laid out in front of you except for one semi-blind drive and the odd hidden bunker. You need the full repertoire of shots to play Seaton, this is certainly not target golf country and you need to run the ball in low or land the ball short of the green to get close to the pins. This is a course that gets better and better as you plot your way round and, without a shadow of doubt, it’s well worth making the detour to play. Ignore Tom Doak who once wrote he was "too chilled by the setting to even walk the course" - what a fool.
Date: April 25, 2005