The Fairhaven golf course is an unusual combination of links land and parkland. Whilst not a links in the true sense, with the exception of a couple of holes it is based on free draining sand and the predominant grasses are of the fine fescue variety typical of a links. This leads us to manage the course as a links.
Although a relatively flat course, there is ample defence provided by the signature bunkering of the course. There are around 122 revetted faced bunkers to provide challenge. Additionally, whilst the fairways are of a generous width, they are often flanked by mounding and the fine fescue grasses.
The greenstaff, under Head Greenkeeper Peter Simpson, provide a course in very good condition available all year round. Ecology considerations are also addressed, led by green keeper James Hutchinson. There are initiatives to encourage wild life by the introduction of bird and bat boxes and utilisation of waste material to improve the wildlife habitat within the confines of a golf course. This has been recognised by both BIGGA (British Institute of Golf Greenkeepers Association) and the STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) in the awarding of Ecology Awards to the club over the last three years.