Seaton Carew Golf Club ranked as one of the best in the country

Seaton Carew Golf Club has paid tribute to the work of its course manager and greens staff after being ranked one of the best in the country.

By Paul Fraser
Thursday, 13th May 2021, 11:07 am
Seaton Carew Golf Club.

Today’s Golfer and Golf World have rated the 146-year-old links 12th in the UK’s top 100 courses under £60.

It’s an impressive achievement for a course that has recently introduced a waiting list for new members for the first time in 25 years.

And is a sign of the ongoing progress that has been made at Seaton Carew, particularly since Tom Coulson was appointed course manager last year.

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Phil Cain, the Greens chairman at Seaton Carew, said: “In January 2020 the greens committee of Seaton Carew decided to begin the search for an ambitious course manager who could lead the rejuvenation of Seaton Carew Golf Club

“The recruitment process took four months and applications were received from around the world.

“At the final interview stage, it was clear that Tom Coulson was the outstanding candidate and the club decided to appoint him to the role in May 2020, which was still in the midst of the initial Covid pandemic.

“From day one it was clear that the club had made the right appointment, Tom’s vision and work ethic has transformed the course conditioning backed up by his greens staff.

“The committee is delighted with the direction of the course in the last 12 months and Top 100 award is I’m sure just the beginning for Tom, his green keeping team and Seaton Carew.”

Corporate packages are still available at Seaton Carew and visitor tee times are available on a championship test course.

Famously designed by Augusta creator Dr Alister Mackenzie, Seaton Carew is striving to continue the improvements as its 150th birthday approaches.