Haigh Hall Golf Club - Balcarres Course
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|White M: 68.7/117 W: 72.0/120||375||435||177||493||351||203||528||162||374||3098||381||362||449||395||436||155||522||155||301||3156||6254|
|Yellow M: 67.2/113 W: 70.0/118||341||412||145||488||334||183||490||147||345||2885||361||345||400||376||405||120||501||145||259||2912||5797|
|Red M: 65.0/110 W: 68.0/113||298||369||116||404||292||161||419||136||292||2487||308||296||355||316||322||106||439||69||236||2447||4934|
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Bad weather conditions today and very muddy in areas
The one great thing about days like today is you always get the option to play 3 holes and if you’re not satisfied you can claim a full refund or move your round to another date in the calendar. For a Municipal I feel this is one of the best around
Haig hall was teaming with people and family’s as it was an adventure park for a family day out . The course was very hilly and challenging however it added to the difficulty that the fairways stopped well before the greens and that your aplproach shots to the green were made on pure mud . Also the course had not seen a lawn mower in a long time
Very wet especially the fairways, the greens were in very good shape considering the rain that had been put down.
Enjoyed this course, although it was a little challenging at times due in part to it being damp and boggy in places after the rain over the couple days & the windy conditions (had a lot of mud balls).Only real gripe would be that the 1st cut was a bit too long. It was difficult to locate your ball when just off the fairway. Greens were excellent, deceptively quick. Would definitely like to go back and play it when dry.
Good course parking bad
As this is a golf complex and park during the weekend the car parking is very busy with family events going on, the course it’s self is decent though.
Quite a tight course As the tees sort of over lap each other it’s well set out though.
Not recommended if walking not to good as it’s very hilly, the greens are quite fast but well looked after and the views are superb on good days.
It’s likely to be a bit harsh in wet weather, but all in all It’s a good course.
Good value for money
Challenging layout and generally well maintained. Some super-fast, tricky greens. Overall very good value for money.
Better on-course direction signage would improve things for the new or occasional visitor (ie location of next tee)
Staff at reception were helpful And green staff were considerate and not intrusive.
We enjoyed the visit and the challenges of the course. We would definitely re-visit the course.
More balls please
Very challenging course. Lost so many balls it was unbelievable mostly plugged in the rough and even some on the fairways. Very hilly. Im fairly fit but this course took it out of me. Also had a problem with couple of lads who clearly hadnt paid to play jump in front of us in the later round.
Very wet today
Very slutchy inderfoot and some cart paths worse - greens all fine, tees also. Fairways some very wet and too long, probably because they were so wet, rough VERY VERY LONG and lush, difficult to find balls just a metre off fairway.
That said still good value twilight golf
One of the worst courses I’ve ever played
I’ve never played a course before where can hit a ball down the fairway and lose it because of how water logged it is. The course is basically one big Sunday league football pitch but worse. Not to mention the Slow play also. Took over 4 hours to Get round and to make matters worse my clothes and clubs need a chemical bath because of how much mud there is. Spend the extra couple of quid, go somewhere else and thank me later
Played here today and was charged £18 each for the privilege,
I myself am not a great golfer but I can get around. My playing partners on the other hand arenas play off 9 and 12 respectively , the front 9 was shockingly waterlogged and we lost 12 balls between the 3 of us on the fairways. I get that balls can plug but when it’s happening on every hole it starts to become a very expensive round.
The greens were ok as usual but if it’s been raining slightly then I would avoid at all costs...
Worst I’ve ever played!
Walked off after 4 holes. Absolutely awful. Weather hadn’t been bad and was dry and sunny on the day but still the wettest course I’ve ever played. Sadly can’t upload the many terrible photos. Wigan council should be embarrassed!
Greens decent rest awful
Course has a great layout and greens were good flat and rolled well- it’s just a pity rest is not up to same standard. No one to meet you for early morning pre booked round. Tees uneven and blocks looked like they haven’t been moved since lockdown. Fairways long on most holes and rough like a big in nearly every hole. Huge swathes of mud where course obviously isn’t draining - looked like course vehicles been doing handbrake turns on 2 holes. Inconsistent around edge of greens, some bits hard and bare yet further round same green lush and green. It really could be a gem but lacks basic course management from staff.
Great course, quite a few trees to avoid and slightly hilly but in good condition. Would recommend