Golf

Overlooking Seaton from the east is one of England’s most dramatically positioned golf courses. The appropriately named Axe Cliff Golf Club dates from 1894, when the concept was conceived in the bar of Seaton’s Clarence Hotel. Literally located on the South West Coast Path, the club makes a liar of the great Mark Twain, who once described golf as “a good walk spoiled”. The stunning views afforded from the greens are enough to put you off your game, however, with East Devon’s curvaceous coast sprawled out in front of your eyes. New members are welcome, and the introductory price for visiting golfers is £20 for 18 holes. The recently revamped clubhouse has a quality bar and grill. Footgolf (a combination sport that blends football and golf) can also be played here. In Seaton town, a pitch-n-putt course is being planned for Seafield Gardens, which will look back across Seaton Bay towards Axe Cliff Golf Club.