Played two rounds at Hayling on Friday despite the horrendous weather. Wind was 3 clubs coming straight from the west. Meant for an interesting day of golf. Pro shop is very welcoming and changing facilities are fine. Bar/restaurant is very nice and has great views over the course and food was good.
Pro warned us that the fairways had suffered from the long dry summer and this was evident on most holes. Obviously nothing can be done about this by greenkeeper. Greens were some of the best i've ever played on. they were superb.
also would recommend you carry bag rather than use trolley as trolleys aren't allowed in the rough because of its SSI status, so makes for a long round.
the course is one which is needed to be played twice as there are many blind tee shots which makes driving a lottery first time being played. 14 inwards is a nice stretch of holes, probably because they were down wind!
Overall i gave 4 ball ranking just based on the fairways being slightly poorer than expectation. but i would certainly recommend playing Hayling as overall is a very good links course, and they looked after visitors superbly. We all said that we would play this course again, which often isn't the case.
Date: September 24, 2018