25 reviews of Pryors Hayes Golf Club
The course is in very good condition, with fairways playing well and the greens playing quickly and consistently . Enjoyable for mid range handicappers, it demands thoughtful play, and you don't need to be a big hitter to enjoy your round, just accurate ! Club staff friendly and helpful, very reasonable cost for a round and an all round positive experience.
I couldn't believe the difference from when I last played 2 years ago. The greens were some of the best i've played on all year, true and quick. Thanks must go to the shop and bar staff for making our golf club day out a very enjoyable experience. We will definitely be back next year.
Played here 15/08/11 I love this place, the course is very forgiving and is well suited to higher handicap players like me. The greens were in great condition today but I would say the tee boxes could be better. Very friendly staff and the food after was great value and very nice too. Hopefully one day I will join as a member and be able to enjoy the club more.
Efficient, well run course that seems to have an excellent business plan. The clubhouse is very good and they seem to be really on the ball in regards of keeping people well fed and watered.
I played the course on 29.3.11 at the end of one of the driest months of March on record. The fairways were obviously dry although a little threadbare in places. Tee boxes were generally ok. The course is not particularly challenging compared to some I have played, but there are a few holes that leap out at you. The 16th is a treat in that respect.
My only criticism would have to be the greens. Plenty of 'bobbles' on every putt making the simplest a nerve wracking experience. A good day out and very pleasing to see a thriving club.
Played the course on a Sunday - arrived at the course to be told they were running 15 minutes behind schedule.Hadtime to waste - had a very nice breakfast in the clubhouse -with very friendly staff! Society in front of us - took 5hours to play 18 holes- very slow!! Booked on the web site for £ 15 green fee - bargain at that price! Course was overall in very good condition - fairways were tight and wet in some places due to rain! Greens were small but running true - would definitely like to play the course in the summer. Some very intresting holes but too many short holes towards the end of the round.
I played here with some friends recently and couldn't believe how friendly the whole atmosphere was. We'd heard that they had won 'Golf Club of the Year' at the end of 2010 and after playing the course and eating in the clubhouse we were very impressed and will certainly be going back again soon.
Played here in a society day last week, for the time of year and the weather we've been having it was in really good nick. A lot dryer than some of the another local course I played recently.
The staff couldn't do enough for us and they were all going to the golf club of the year awards that evening in the 'Golf Club of the Year' category.
All in all a very successful day and will be booking again for next year.
I played here last week for £4.95 (available after 2pm from Tee Off Times). The fantastic value was nearly spoilt by a 4 ball taking one and a half hours for the first 5 holes.
Once I was finally let through & woke up I found the course enjoyable and in good condition. Some of the hazards are not immediately obvious (particularly the pond on 17th) but add interest to a course where long irons are rarely if ever needed. The stroke index was strange as neither the 5th or 12th are particularly challenging.
The course website is understandably enthusiastic but the idea that the pros find the 1st 5 holes "amongst the hardest opening holes they have played" is nonsense. This is a modest course available at a bargain price. The full green fee would have emphasised its deficiencies compared with the nearby Aldersley Green.
The front nine is a bit like hitting a ball up and down a farmers field, albeit a very well kept one. For me, the back nine accounts for most of the interest. The 11th can be played two or three different ways, with a meandering ditch creating a real hazard. The 16th is probably the signature hole - a really challenging par 3 which can be really deceiving the first time you play it. The 17th has an added dimension, requiring a real draw to find a perfect position on the fairway.
Nice clubhouse and good catering.
Overall, the impression is that of a well-managed top-end municipal.
A good challenging course with a tough opening 5 holes, if you play to your handicap on these then you should be in for a good round.
This is because if you play fairly sensibly on the next 6 holes then you could quite easily come away with 6 pars.
Onto the final few, 13th is a good chance of birdie if you take on the corner. 14th and 15th, although strokes 18 and 16 respectively they definitely don't play like it.
The signature hole par 3 16th is not for the faint hearted, take it on at your peril especially into the wind.
All in all a pleasant course in good condition, the after round meal was very tasty and I would recommend Pryors Hayes to anyone for an enjoyable day out.
I played Pryors Hayes on Bank Holiday Monday a couple of weeks ago with a few mates, they had some sort of open day on and the place was really busy, having played in the past I was really impressed with the improvements to the course. You can tell a lot of care has gone into the presentation of the place this year. They had a BBQ on the patio for the open day from which I had a pre round burger.
Onto the course, the greens were really true and the fairways nice and fluffy, this and taking the money from the lads made for a great day out and would recommend to anyone.
The course was found easily enough, new signing off the main road may have helped with this. The staff were all friendly and we teed off half an hour ahead of schedule on a quiet Bank Holiday Monday afternoon. The course is relatively short, quite flat and still clearly a new course. I think it's been open for about 13 years. The teeing areas and fairways were in good condition, the bunkers are large and well kept (though some maintenance looks to be taking place in a lot of the bunkers). The greens were only average, the grass was long and the roll of the ball inconsistent. Still worth a visit of you are in the area.
We played here as a small society (8) on a wet Sunday afternoon.
The course is difficult to find - make sure you plan your journey well in advance, we had to ask directions as there was no signposts. On arrival we had bacon balms and coffee as a package booked but for some reason the barmaid wouldn't order them for us as not all players had turned up, which meant we had to eat them on the tee as some players were late.
The course has a fairly well stocked pro shop & general facilities i.e putting green and small driving range. Onto the golf..
The first is a long par 4 with water crossing the fairway approx 200 yards out, a decent enough opener, which takes you to the par 5 second.
Holes to look out for;
7th - Tiny par 3, a good little hole to test your wedge play
12th - Dogleg right par 4, the drive must avoid a large tree and water crossing the fairway. Second shots must avoid a large greenside bunker to the right of the green.
13th - A severe dogleg, long hitters could carry the trees and go for it, otherwise a mid iron to the centre of the fairway is required. A good hole.
18th - Good finishing hole, made easier by an accurate drive. The green is one of the most difficult I've played with a severe slope crossing it.
On completion we ran to the clubhouse as the heavens had opened where a few pints and some good food finished the day off.
A decent enough course, the greens and tees very good, the holes a bit ordinary but challenging. A good day out.
As a 21 HCP'r i found Pryors to be a good challenge but slightly featureless. a couple of long par 4's and a couple of good Par 3's. there is very little water but what there is is well used and will tempt a stray drive. The fairways on the whole are wide and forgiving. The greens whilst looking nice were a bit on the slow side and 'fluffy' All in all a good course to play on an infrequent basis, but not one i'd like to play every week. The clubhouse was well looked after but the pro shop was very limited
The course was not in great condition this day due to the slight downpour around 2-3 hours before my tee time however I was dissapointed as I would not expect the course to be as bad as it was. However Pryors Hayes was an entertaining course due to the slopes and dips that resolved during my game. The course was a slight challenge however could be made to a much better course dependent on better quality of looking after and from a friend what I here the fees are only 30 pounds for a junior member - if this was boosted to maybe an average fee of 70-100 pounds maybe this would boost income and therfore give them more to use on keeping the course tidier. However as I said - some work needs to be done to make it more challenging.
We have just played this course as the final venue in a 3 course tour and we found it ideal after playing 2 tougher courses on the previous 2 days. It was in excellent condition, the greens not ultra fast but in good condition and the staff were as helpful as you would find anywhere. For a Golf Society venue we would recommend it.
Barry Greaves. Abacus Golf Society. Oct. 2005
Spent a very enjoyable day on this course on the 3rd August 2005. Very friendly welcome, nothing too much trouble for the staff. Only negative was playing final nine holes of the afternoon folowing a bloke using a buggie driven by his wife. She was not playing but went onto every green and threw a couple of balls down and proceeded to putt these out even after the 'player' had completed the hole. This meant that we had to wait on the tee, making play slower than nessacary despite the course being busy all day. This sort of thing should be sorted out for the clubs sake.
Our company had a golfing afternoon at Pryors Hayes recently. Very good hospitality by all of the staff. The last four holes of the course are excellent to play providing a good challenge with the terrain and hazards. Look forward to playing there again in the future.
Myself & a few friends played this course @ the weekend.
The staff are very friendly & most helpful however, my overall opinion of the course was dissapointing. I like to play somewhere different every weekend & when I come across a good course I will often return.
Regards to the course itself, the greens where not up to much @ all. Reminded me alot of a Muni but, @ a private course price. The fairways are well maintained but, the greens are rubbish. They are on the small side & have takena battering with the summer rain. I hope next year if given the chance the course will be @ its best because it deserves more.
I think this course is worth a look but, personally think there are alot of much better places to spend my weekend
I played this course in mid-winter.As a keen junior i had heard good thing about this course.As i was playing in a three ball we arrived at about 9:00 before we started i made full use of the facilties on offer including the driving range and the practice bunkers. we finally teed of and i was preasently suprised we were playing on the real greens.we finshed playing at about 3:00. The course was in great condition,the food was nice.I was so exited to play the course again i applied for a membership.(a great day of golf and great value.)
A good course for the beginner golfer. Offering forgiving fairways and relatively easy to negotiate water hazards.
There is a putting green and driving range available for practice.
Trolleys and carts can be hired.
The first couple of holes are relatively straight forward par 4's. Teeing off through a narrow but low line of trees, the holes open up once cleared offering few problems. A short straight forward par 3 follows. The 4th hole requires a tee off over water and the possibility of further water to those straying right.The 5th warrants you to stay left, water to the right. 6th, a straight run down, the green is noticeably under repair. Par 3 7th, short but over water. 8th, through the narrowing trees, danger predominantly left, before the hole opens up without further hazard. Very short par 3 to end the back 9.
Hole 10 again see's you teeing off through low level trees either side of the fairway, before opening up nicely. Hole 11 requires a tee shot that either clears ditches or a narrow brook that runs up to the front center of the green.
Hole 12 again warrants the clearing of a small ditch before the fairway opens up.
Hole 13 is a genuine dogleg left. Those confident in their accuracy and swing can drive over the row of trees and bushes, leaving a lofted club to the green.
Hole 14 is another straight forward par 3. The 15th is a slight dog leg right shaped by relatively low trees. There is a large gulley to the left, but those finding themseves there have a blind shot to the green requiring a straight shot and judgement of distance.
The 16th hole, my own personal nadir, is a par 3 that requires a very straight tee shot through a narrow gap between high tall trees to the right and a pond with tree's to it's rear, partially blocking the view of the green, which rises behind.
Hole 17 is a tee shot with high tree's to the left for about 60 yards. Once cleared the hole again opens, with a water hazard that lies in a dip, to the left, just before the green.
The 18th hole has a ditch and small water hazard which should be cleared from the tee. The danger lies to the left side of the fairway with two high facing bunkers funning consecutively up tu a small two tier green.
The 19th, the clubhouse, is based upon a wooden lodge design. It offers a shop. Changing facilities and a small lounge, with TV leading to a larger dining area.
There is a small selection of snacks and a bar serving soft and alcoholic beverages.
Service is polite and prompt.
Views of the 6th and 18th holes can be seen.
The condition of the course is generally good. There are some areas of ground under repair, but reports indicate that the condition of the couse has improved markedly over recent years.
It costs myself £10 per round to play with an existing club member. I found that to be good value for someone, like myself and friends, who are new to the game and looking for an appropriate level of challenge during our golfing infancy.
As you will see from my last feedback I said I would visit this course again and I just have. I played it twice (the first Tuesday and a Friday of July) and it has got even better. Since my last visit they have installed a new sprinkler system for the greens and some very pretty bridges over the streams. The course was in fantastic condition and I'm happy to say the welcome was as warm as ever. Yes I will be back later in the year as I think it is a great club and well worth the travelling
This is without doubt the friendliest club I have ever visited. The staff and members couldn't have been more helpful. My friend and I were offered the oppertunity to make up a fourball with two members and we were very glad we did. They helped us round with useful tips on corse management and provided excellent company. The course is challenging and very attractive. It was in excellent condition considering it was late March and if I lived locally I would be banging there door down to join. It is top of my 'must visit agian' list.
I played in a Mixed Open in Mid-September and found the course to be in a disgraceful state. Fairways had not been cut, rough was very deep but the worst aspect was it was so wet and muddy.The course should not have been open. Found the layout to be non-descript; the grass was so long everywhere you could not define between fairways and rough. Greens were very tiny. The clubhouse made me feel like getting my ski shoes on- it is built of wood and looks like an Alpine Lodge! One to miss I'm afraid.
Southport Old Links G.C.
The course was in fabulous condition and the quality of the course was only surpassed by the delicious food which was served by the most friendliest staff well worth another visit.
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