Seaview Hotel And Golf Club's Bay Course Reopens Following $700,000 Enhancement Project
By Brian Weis
Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey recently completed an enhancement project on the club's Hugh Wilson and Donald Ross-designed Bay Course. The near $700,000 project, which began in October 2021, focused on enhancing the overall aesthetics of the golf course and improving playability. Turco Golf, a New Jersey-based golf course construction company, performed the construction work. The Bay Course is now open for play, with an official grand opening ceremony scheduled for May 12.
Home of the LPGA Tour's ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by ACER, Seaview's Bay Course originally opened in 1914. The 6,300-yard layout is less a test of length, and more a test of imagination, accuracy and short game. The Bay Course presents a Scottish-links feel, dramatic seaside views, deep pot bunkers and small undulating greens. The recently completed enhancement project included bunker renovations and cart path upgrades. All greenside bunkers were modified and rebuilt incorporating a technically advanced drainage and liner system featuring Capillary Concrete. This new generation lining method increases the speed at which water flows through the bunker; minimizing washouts, reducing maintenance and producing superior playability. In addition, nearly 15,000 square feet of cart paths were replaced across the Bay Course.
"Turco Golf did an excellent job enhancing the Bay Course greenside bunkers," said Dr. Kiran Patel, principal of the resort's ownership group. "We're excited to reopen and show off the new bunkers to our members and golfers. We look forward to welcoming back the best LPGA players in the world to Seaview for the 2022 ShopRite LPGA Classic in June so they can experience this Bay Course enhancement."
The ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by ACER is set to return Seaview's Bay Course June 10-12 with final round coverage airing on CBS. Recent winners include Mel Reid, Lexi Thompson, Anna Nordqvist, Stacy Lewis and defending champion, Celine Boutier. ShopRite's charitable contributions since 1992 are over $38 million dollars with more than $1.5 million donated to local charities following the 2021 tournament.
Set on 670 acres of Galloway, NJ, coast and woodlands, Seaview is home to two world-class golf courses and a 296-room hotel. The Pines Course opened in 1929 and was designed by William Flynn and Howard Toomey. Unlike the Bay Course, the Pines winds its way through New Jersey woodlands, presenting elevation changes and bountiful doglegs. The course measures 6,800 yards, and it features large bunkers and expansive, sloping greens. The 16th hole was the site of Sam Snead's miraculous 60-foot chip-in to win the 1942 PGA Championship - his first major.
For more information on Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, visit www.seaviewgolf.com. Troon Golf, the resort and daily-fee division of Troon, manages the golf operations at Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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