Seaview History

Welcome to Seaview Golf & Country Club

Seaview Golf and Country Club is an 18-Hole, par 71 golf course located in North Sydney, Cape Breton. Boasting 6,146 yards, our course provides golfers a fun and friendly challenge combined with exceptional views. Originally a 9-hole course, through the help of its loyal members Seaview has been able to grow into a state of the art facility fully equipped with a clubhouse, Pro- Shop, driving range, on-course canteen, and all of the amenities that make it the perfect location for tournaments, functions, and special events. Seaview’s identity is still defined by its members, and we are thankful to host some of the best golfers on Cape Breton Island.

Seaview Golf & Country Club originally opened in 1950 as a 9-hole golf course off of Seaview Drive. Then known as Northside Golf & Country Club, it was the culmination of time and effort from founder Dr. Harold J. Davidson and a group of his friends. Little did they know, they were laying the groundwork for a facility that would be enjoyed by golf enthusiasts for the next 69 years, and many more to come.

Shortly after in 1953, a picturesque log style clubhouse was built under the supervision of founding committee member George Leonard Sr. This marked the next phase of the club, as $12,000 in shares were sold to raise the appropriate funds, and the Club officially become incorporated. In early 1960, shareholders agreed to cancel their shares, and turn ownership over to the general membership. Fittingly, the name was changed to Seaview Golf and Country Club, and membership grew to an additional 200 new members.

In 1965, membership at the course was growing steadily along with the popularity of the sport. The club began to consider future expansion, and adjacent portions of property were purchased from neighbouring residents.

Between 1970 and 1972, the land was cleared and early development began. Coincidentally, during this same time, a curling rink was planned and developed adjacent to the clubhouse, opening in 1970.

Creating an additional nine holes saw its share of challenges. Membership growth leveled off, and the required clearing and development work was spread out and concentrated over a number of years.

In July of 1985, a tragic fire completely destroyed the clubhouse and curling rink. The club was now facing adversity like it has never seen before.

Undaunted, President Charlie Reid and his Board of Directors, with the help of the ever-energetic Aber Joseph, had the foresight to push forward. The clubhouse was rebuilt, and the curling operation was discontinued. Despite the upheaval caused by the fire, the construction of the new holes continued. Aber’s dedicated expansion committee included Stan McInnis, Charlie Morrison, Harold Engel, Club Pro Lorne Jennex, and Course Superintendent Brian Clark.

Together the team was able to complete the additional four holes before the close of the 1988 season. With the right team in place, and a drive to succeed, Seaview now had plans for a final 18-hole layout projected to be complete and ready for play by 1992.

The mid 90’s saw two extremely hot consecutive summers. Seaview’s happy members had finally settled into an 18-hole facility, and weren’t ready to let anything jeopardize the course everyone worked so hard to build. The members reinstated their commitment to the club, and embarked on a new project of installing a sprinkler and watering system for the course, once again demonstrating their loyalty to Seaview’s success.

The late 90’s and the new millennium saw an exponential boom in golfs popularity, during which time Seaview had in excess of 800 members. A strong base of members allowed the club to turn ambitious visions into realistic new projects. A brand new Pro-Shop was constructed, along with an on-course canteen, two on-course washrooms, a driving range, a new maintenance building and a number of enhancements to the course. These projects and enhancements continue today, always with the vision of improving our facility to keep our members happy.

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