23 reviews of Haigh Hall Golf Club
This course has come on leaps and bounds this last couple of years. For around £15 a round i challenge you to find me a better course., fairways are of a good standard, greens are improving all the time but the tee of areas need a little work. I play this course quite regularly throughout summer after work as its close by and i fully enjoy every round
would never consider playing this course in the winter unless we get a couple of dry weeks(which is highly unlikely). i play this course quite abit after work to try new things as its only £6 after 5pm. putting is a lottery on the greens because they bounce n jump all over the show
As a beginner to golf and only playing for 3 months I find the 9 hole Crawford course fantastic and in places very challenging to play. From the longer 245yard holes to the 91yard hole the entire course Is great for a beginner as its not as daunting as attacking a 18 hole with not much experience. I find the pro shop staff to be very helpful, all 3 are PGA pro's and will help you with anything. I have lessons with Alan Crompton and in 3 months he's turned me in to a good little player. I'd recommend anyone who wants a short game of golf to try this course out.
Although I live locally this is the first time I have visited Haigh Hall Golf Club and for a municipal course it is pretty impressive.
A superb layout with lots of mature trees and water hazards make this a pleasure to play and all for just £10.
Every hole is different and you will use a variety of clubs in your bag and therefore a good/difficult test of golf.
There is also a smaller 9 hole course attached which is very quiet during the day and this can be played for less than a fiver.
The staff openly admit that during the winter months the main course gets very wet and boggy so not much fun.
One tip is though to avoid paying to use the public car park, make sure you get a free parking pass from the clubhouse/paydesk.
Make sure you visit in summer.
Played 9th September 2010.
played this course a few times. a very tricky course IMO and quite a long one. not a course for beginners of players who only play say half a dozen times a year. Very few flat holes and once you reach the turn 5 longish par 4s mean short hitters will not relish the back 9 too much
the last two holes on the course are very short (100 yard par 3 & 250 yard par 4) but i would suggest players of my standard (handicap 22) have well lost the chance to play to their handicap by this point.
reasonably wide fairways to aim at but most greens when having an approach shot of say around 100 yards are far from straight forward to hit if you are a high handicapper as on some the drop away if you are short is VERY severe !!!
to sum up. A course for the serious player. but very good value for money £12 today for adult and junior.
will probably play again later this year
Booked a 3-ball for Sun 7th Feb for myself and two others both in their 60's.
When booking on Sat 6th Feb I asked if there were winter greens and if trolleys were allowed was told they were.
When we arrived 20 mins before tee time we were told that we couldn t use trolleys as you can imagine with 2 senior golfers on a hilly course we were not pleased !!!!!!
After explaining that we had travelled 40 miles to play and that we had only brought trolley bags etc(as you do when told they were ok)and that we had 2 senior players in our group.
We were told there is nothing they could do, even though we had taken the time to check when we booked. Basically the attitude was 'tough' !!!!!!!
All 3 of us were disgusted that they couldn't make some sort of good will gesture. But given that we had travelled so far we decided to play, not a good idea. The course was the worst condition we had ever played as it was so muddy.
Poor course, very poor customer service, back to Bootle for us next week. Were we know the course will be playable and the staff are polite, helpful and friendly
does not take water well and is lacking in features
A superb golf course...can't speak too highly of it.The fairways and greens were in fabulous condition ,the tees were Ok but maybe a litte room for improvement there. Every hole was a different experience testing every aspect of one's game.
The 150 markers were white discs in fairway, but posts at edge of fairway wouldn't cost a great deal but would be a great benefit to visitors.
But all in all a must for your diary...especialy when you consider only £13 a round!
The crawford course is certanitly for beginers. The greens were nice and the tee's were in good condition for april. There could be a little more water hazerds on the course. Overall i was pleased with who the course was. It was well worth £3.50. Great practice facilits. The staff in the proshop were kind and helpful. The course is probebly one of the best 9 holers in this area.
I've played this course a few times now although i'm not a member. It provides a good challenge, particularly the front 9 which include some very picturesque holes including the par 5 4th, and dog leg par 4 9th.
The facilities are good and the staff very helpful, and at just £8 for a round after 4pm its perfect for those of us looking for a quick 9 holes after work on summer evenings.
Played the 18 hole course last weekend in a charity event and was generally impressed. The holes were in good nick and were a bit much for some of the beginners in our society. I've got to mention about the course marshall or whatever he classes himself as. He seemed to resent anyone playing his course and nearly ruined the day for our group by initially refusing to let one chap play without proper golf shoes on and not offering him a refund either. Luckily the lad in the pro-shop was a decent chap and lent us a spare pair of shoes, so thank you to him. Also, the bar and catering staff were superb and made us feel very welcome indeed.
Anyway I'd say it is well worth a visit. I played to my handicap comfotably on my first visit but the competition tees looked a bit fierce so I doubt that would have been the case if I'd played off them.
PS. One more thing, they advertise the "himalayan" putting green everywhere, but don't expect to be allowed to use it even if you have paid top whack for the day. It's a further £3.00 each (as that marshall delighted in telling us).
Played the 9-hole Crawford course today at Haigh Hall and left a little bit disappointed than what I was expecting.
From the tee boxes it was hard to distinguish the fairways from the rough and there were weeds everywhere. The bunkers were a bit shallow but were well maintained. The greens were fit-for-purpose but some were looking tired.
It is a shame to be saying these negatives as although it is a challenge for anyone and a great way to hone your short game, the course has great potential if the condition was a little better.
It is well used by everyone though and I suppose it might be general wear and tear but come on, the whole site was only refurbished a few years ago and is now looking tired.
For the price, it is great if anyone wants just a round of 9 holes and can't afford to go on the 18 hole.
The 18 hole Balcarres course looked good and it seems that they are more interested in promoting that course rather than the 9 hole.
The clubhouse is well stocked and staff are very friendly.
Overall, the 9 hole is fine who only wants a round of 9 holes at a low cost, but more serious golfers may be disappointed.
very nice course can be a bit soft in places greens and fairways excellent not to hard but fairly testing. club house very nice staff kind and friendly.
and pro shop is well stocked to cater for all your golfing needs.
and its all reasonably priced
I first picked up a club 3 weeks ago and was treated to a trip to this course for my birthday. I found some of the holes quite challenging but overall this is an excellent course.
The grounds arre in fantastic "nick" for this time of year and at £11 plus an allday breakfast you cant beat it.
Highley recommended for a beginner like me amd was glad to see that I went round in 96.
I wiull be back
I have been a member of the Golf Club attached to the municipal course for some 6 - 7 years now. 2 of these years were lost whilst the course was redeveloped.
I'm currently off 22 and play, say, 2 weeks in 4. Generally I am pleased with the way the course has turned out. It is a tough but fair test of golf. The greenkeeping staff are, up to now, keeping the course in good condition. There is a bit of variance between speeds on the greens but overall they're very fair.
I like the fact that most greens have undulations, you will genrally have at least one break to read on any putt over 10ft ... check out the Himalayan putting green in front of the pro shop!
The shop is well stocked and the staff are excellent. The Balcony Bar, similar.
If you come and play during the week you will enjoy a testing game of golf, it's possibly advisable to steer clear of Sundays when the club members vie for pots of gold and a round can take rather longer than it should.
I am a junior golfer at haigh hall golf complex, i am not a member as yet but i would like to be. I enjoy playing at haigh hall, i like both courses. The main 18 holes is quite tough for me but VERY enjoyable. The crawford course is a good cheap course which is just like practicing. If i was you i would definatly go and play haigh
the new 18 hole at haigh hall is a very challenging course,
it has a lovely view to the right of the 18th tee. I think they opened the 18th a bit to early to be honest because when i first played the course the fairways were a bit rough but they seem to be gradually getting better. a really good course. PLAY IT!!!!
On my first visit to the 'rejuvenated' course I was left a little disappointed despite the greens now being OK. With £3M (?) to spend more consideration should have been given to improving the teeing areas, safeguarding the areas surrounding the greens, and walkways between holes by providing better paths, directions, etc. Sorry but my view of the course is that it is still just ANO municipal to be avoided if possible.
The short 9 hole, par 28, Crawford course has very good quality greens and is sufficiently challenging to make it worth playing.
The course is closed until next July for a complete reconstruction.
The course at the moment is undergoing major change, and this will be for the better.Winter mats leave a lot to be desired,but on the whole a well maintained course.Pin position on the green is rotated frequently, but I personally find an enjoyable challenge.Still well worth a vist, and look forward to the the new course
The course is currently undergoing a 3 million pound reconstruction. A new championship standard course will be opened in the summer of 2001.
Until then only 9 holes are playable.
A hilly parkland course offering a good test of golf to the handicap golfer. Originally built in the early 70's the course is now mature with the planned hazards coming into full play.
Unfortunately, it is a municipal course and the greens are variable and in some cases in need of repair.
However, well worth a visit and can be very busy at weekends.
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