Axe Cliff Golf Club, Seaton, Devon
Axe Cliff Golf Club is a scenic course designed by legendary golf course architect, James Braid. It is one of the oldest courses in Devon having been founded in 1894.
On January 30th 1894 at the Clarence Hotel in Seaton, thirteen gentlemen unanimously resolved to form a Golf Club. Dr Pattinson was voted into the chair and Samuel Sanders Stephens Esq. was appointed President. The entrance fee and the annual subscription were fixed at one guinea (10/6 for ladies). In 1895 the Rev. R.A.Brackenbury proposed that a bar be established in the clubhouse.
On September 19th 2014 Mr & Mrs Wellington volunteered to fund and run Axe Cliff out of a steep curve of decline. Axe Cliff became a Community Amateur Sports Club. Since then the kitchens and food arrangements have been completely revamped. The Club House has undergone an internal and external renovation enhancing the views out over the coast. A new Pro-Shop is now open. A fleet of modern buggies are resplendant with new liveries. Most importantly the course has been transformed by an army of volunteers and a hard working staff. Seeing is believing!
We welcome visiting golfers. The green fee is only £25 and county card holders £20 on Mon-Thurs. Friday, Saturday and Sunday everyone pays £25 with no reduced rates for cards or visitors.
It is a par 70 at just under 6000 yards with a good mix of par 3, 4 and 5 holes. Some are short and tricky and some are long and scenic. The first six holes are the most challenging to walk but the course flattens out from the 8th, 9th 10th and even flatter next to the cliffs with some spectacular finishing holes as you drop down off the cliff side from the 16th onwards. The final hole is a par 3 across the Jurassic walk and has been described as one of the best par 3's in the country. Any blind holes are well marked with tall poles indicating the line of shot and explicit course plans on each tee. Plenty of buggies are available as well as inexpensive club hire, pull trolleys and golf shop on site.
Senior Mixed Open, 4 Ball over 55’s. Saturday 7th July 2018. 4 ball, best man’s, best lady’s stableford score to count. 90% handicap max 24 men, 34 Ladies. Visitors £15, Members £10. Catering all day.
Ladies Open, Friday 7th September 2018 , 3 ball bowmaker, 2 scores per hole full handicap, Visitors £14 and £8 members. Catering all day.