Television golf presenter to open club house in Seaford

Peter Alliss
Peter Alliss

BBC Television golf presenter and former professional player Peter Alliss will officially open Seaford Head Golf Club’s new clubhouse on April 18.

Business manager at the club Oliver Stanyard said he was delighted to have been able to persuade the commentator and player to attend.

The clubhouse will provide a much needed larger venue in Seaford, catering for events, weddings and parties while offering spectacular views of Seaford Head.

It will also act as a gateway to the South Downs National Park with walkers and cyclists welcome.

While plans are still developing, Oliver said he was also hoping to stage live music at the two storey venue.

Oliver said: “It’s such a coup to have Peter Alliss. The golf club members will be absolutely chuffed about meeting him.”

Peter Alliss will give a speech and will be joined by Seaford mayor Mark Brown for the official opening.

The day will include a golf tournament with prizes, while the official opening will take place at 12.30pm.

The club is appealing for businesses to donate prizes for the event.

Oliver said they were looking at ways of raising money for local charities on the day.

There will also be activities for children such as face painting.

Oliver added: “We are trying to make it as community focused as possible.

“Our views at the golf course are stunning.

“We have already had so many people interested in booking the venue which is great.

“The club house is open to everyone - it’s not just for members.

“Everyone from dog walkers to someone having a wedding.”

The club has also been talking to other local organisations who might like to use the clubhouse.

It was officially meant to open in November but the club house will be open for business at the end of February.

The golf club belongs to Seaford Town Council.

The town council previously said the building would cost £1,717,438, which would be funded by a 25 year loan of £1,717,000 .

It will have a full catering kitchen and bar with an outside balcony.

The old clubhouse, which was falling apart, has been demolished.

The new facility could mean increased revenue and the profits would be ploughed back into the town.