Hayling Island flies a little under the radar when it comes to the countries links courses. The clubhouse which is impressive gives excellent views of the course and the proshop staff were very helpful on the day we visited. The course starts with a gentle par 3 and is followed by a relatively easy par 5. Hole 6 which is S.I.1 is a very strong par 4 with a green that has a ditch protecting the entrance. The 10th is a fun drivable short par 4 with a narrow bunker less green….this is fun hole. 13th is an unusual par 4 where the player drives up onto a plateau before a shortish approach to a green that runs away from the player….OOB lurks over the back of this green for those who over club or approach from the rough. The last 5 holes are pretty demanding…more so if the wind is up and I agree with the previous reviewer regarding the 18th which is rather underwhelming. The greens at Hayling have always been excellent when I have visited and the course has plenty of very good holes to keep golfers of all standards interested.
Date: April 17, 2020