Hayling Golf Club

Anticipated Links Experience:
A weekday links course where the experience varies according to the weather and the season. Can be characterised as “rugged links”. It definitely should be visited during May when large amounts of flowering gorse creates wonderful surroundings.

Best Holes: 
par3: 11th
par4: 12th
par5: 14th

Worthy of Note: 
A fantastic, Art Deco-inspired clubhouse resembling Birkdale, but perhaps most like Castle Stuart. The opening par 3 can require anything from a 9-iron to a hybrid. Take your time on the 14th and enjoy all the elements of a real links experience.

History:
The club was established in 1883. J.H Taylor made adjustments at the beginning of the 1900s, for which he received the fee of £11. According to Bernard Darwin, in “Golf Between the Wars” , there were too many blind holes. Due to its potential, Tom Simpson (the architect of Cruden Bay) was hired in 1933. After the re-construction Darwin commented, “The new broom had to do a great deal of sweeping-away and did it thoroughly. The result is a links that can hold its head up in the best company and yet has lost nothing of its ancient charm”.

Review:

TurfLowTweedLow
Marker PostsLowGorseHigh
SalinityMediumBunkersMedium

Blog Posts:
Hayling 3pm
Sandwich mars/april 2012

Gallery:

Website: www.haylinggolf.co.uk

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