The iconic golf writer, Bernard Darwin, writing in the 1930's wrote that Hayling "...possesses some of the finest natural seaside country to be found anywhere".
Besides being perfect for a golf course, the same natural seaside country provides a wealth of wildlife, particularly birds, insects and plants, and Hayling Golf Club is conscious of its responsibility to both the golfer and the wildlife and like so many other golf clubs throughout the country is working towards preservation of the course's natural world, which can and should be consistent with maintaining the very highest standard of the links.
The Hayling links form part of the Sinah Common SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and the course is sympathetically managed, in an agreement with Natural England, to take into account the needs of the golfer and the biodiversity found there. Part of the reason for the creation of the SSSI is the profusion of different grasses and while the specialist will be interested in them there is plenty more for the not-so-specialised.
Please find below some details of the months on Hayling. Click on each month to see the nature of our environment throughout the year.