Axe Cliff Golf and Country Club, Seaton
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Axe Cliff Golf and Country Club is located in Seaton. To visit Axe Cliff Golf and Country Club on your trip to Seaton, use our Seaton vacation builder.
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just finished a round today (5/9/2016), stunning views , a visit to club house afterwards is a must,food freshly cooked, great selection and very reasonably priced ,staff so friendly and made me feel ... read more »
...I had the pleasure of playing this course twice last week whilst in Devon on holiday. Really cracking course, which has a lot of blind holes/shots so make sure you pick up a course guide and read i... read more »
Personnel tres acceuillant. Le golf interessant et parcours parfois difficile, mais pas necessairement le meilleur parcours que j'ai connu. Mais on y va pour la vue et pour respirer l'air pur marin to... read more »Staff very friendly. Interesting golf courses sometimes difficult, and not necessarily the best course that I have known. But we're going for the view and fresh sea air while playing golf. We spent 6 hours on this course by taking our time to enjoy the scenery. I recommend any player a of golf if you are in the vicinity.show original
We have been coming to visit this course twice a year for the last 25 years and have always enjoyed the course and the warm welcome in the clubhouse. Unfortunately our recent visit was not enjoyable for some reason the greenkeeper has not cut the grass around all the greens, bunkers and sides of the fairways which not only makes the course look very scruffy but far too difficult. It is not fun being 6 inches off the green and not being able to find your ball because it is in 12 inches of rough! In the future we will play Lyme Regis which is the same price and in immaculate condition.
Axe Cliff was designed in 1894 by James Braid who designed many famous courses. Hundreds of these are scattered around the globe. Axe Cliff is a links course set on cliffs. This means that a number of holes are either below or above the sightline of the green. Every tee has a detailed plan on it and there are sighting posts to help with the drive. The final shot into the green is either clearly visible or is easily identified by a large marker. A feature of many links courses are the small tees and greens. Axe has a few of these but most of them are very generous. Pitch and run is the technique required on all links courses. This course, clubhouse and surrounds has undergone major improvements. The course and it's famous views all across Lyme Bay to Weymouth can only enhance an unforgettable golfing experience. It's ethos is to offer affordable golf, lessons and refreshments in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
I hate to have to write this kind of review, because the people there were really nice and we had a good day out. The source of fun, however, for our good day out, was trying to work out what was going on at this course. Multiple holes cross over each other, for example the 1st and 18th, where the par 3 18th means you literally tee off over the 1st fairway. This results in waiting for people on the 18th if you are on the 1st, and sometimes random balls on fairways. To add to this, there is an element of "you play at your own risk here", that I've never seen at any other courses. On most holes, you can't see the green from where you tee off so, especially on holes which cross, you are always at risk of being hit by someone's tee shot. Someone I was with at the time did actually get hit on the back by someone's ball. Non-logistically, the course is not great either. The fairways are decent, but that's about it. Tee boxes were too small, and the turf was sometimes so torn up that we had to tee off from beside the tee. The greens were not only very small, but were incredibly hard. Given the clifftop nature of this course, many times, I would reach the green from quite far away, but have to watch in despair as my ball bounced off the green, high into the air, and plummeted over the cliff. What is frustrating about this course is that it has the potential to be great. It has great views of the sea and over nearby Seaton, and is on decent land. Not only this, but neighbouring the course are many ordinary fields which I wonder if they could purchase and create more space for holes. Make of this what you will; if you want a cheap round with nice views, then go for it, but this is certainly not a course I'll be returning to.
Very friendly members & staff, challenging, well kept coarse & the views are simply stunning. Well worth a visit.
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