Royal Manchester Golf Links

4.5337000000 4.5 stars from 5 (193)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6962 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

  • 5700 Board Rd, Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania 17347, York County
  • (717) 268-0490
  • (717) 268-0498
  • www.royalmanchestergolflinks.com
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Year built: 2010
Architect(s): Timothy Freeland (2010)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Golf Season: Year round. High Season: April 1st - October 31st

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Raspberry Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, except on weekends & holidays 7-11AM

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6962 yards 73.7 127
White 72 6372 yards 70.6 120
Gold 72 5559 yards 66.8 112
Forward 72 5078 yards 69.0 111

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 193 Reviews
5 stars:
121
4 stars:
63
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

188 out of 193 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers thick rough undulating greens   Great for patio dining drinks 19th hole scenic views  

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u8550791's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


jackster1953's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful greens, great layout. Challenging and probably not as beginner friendly as some others. I really like this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


Jake8412305's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A beautiful and challenging course. Great golf now deals that allow you to play a high quality course, for what I considering, a fraction of the cost.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Flawless"


tmando33's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The only thing bad I can say about this place is that it ruins every other golf course I play. This is the course that I put other courses up against. These are hands down the best greens in the greater area. They have a phenomenal range and practice area. I just can't say enough about this place.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course layout, great views"


u000004834483's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens had recently been aerated and were just about fully grown back. Outside of this course was perfect. Always a nice track.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value"


sixeagles's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Philly Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

It isn't on the beaten path but it's worth a road trip. I played this course twice and the second time was just as good as the first and I don't think it will be the last time I go there. The course layout provides great diversity in holes that go both ways over the hilly terrain of the area. The greens are big and challenging if you get on the wrong tier of them. Ample bunkering will come into play on stray shots but the fairways are generous and mounding on the sides of some holes will actually help bounce your ball back toward the fairway. There are areas where fescue grasses are grown up in season making for a scenic view but also for difficulty finding a ball that goes near them. The ninth is a shortish par 5 to a narrow green that is fronted by water. I have played there twice and carried the green both times in two but ended up behind it both times. It's a fun hole. The 18th is a tough par 4 but the downhill fairway will give you roll to get closer to a green with a large water hazard guarding it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u7055788's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amazing Conditions"


arm0688's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

They had amazing conditions for a course in PA in February. I have played this course a lot and there were only two differences between now and the summer, no tall grass on the mounds, and the greens were slower. Other than those two differences, it was the same course. If you have the chance to play this course in the beginning of the season, make it a priority because you will not be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


DrewBurgess's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really nice course and excellent friendly service at clubhouse. The links type required keeping the ball in the fairway.....or having a good inventory of replacement balls in my bag. The greens were fantastic and rolled true. We will be back again. Good value!! I highly recommend to others.


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


MIchael6236181's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fantastic golf course. My only issue is the pace of play can be slow at times. Hard golf course which should not be played by begginers. To much time searching for balls slows the pace of play to the point it's painful. Always love to play here when I have the chance.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"A lot for your money"


u000003532001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played at a lot of golf courses this year from Florida to New York and I must say I was really impressed . The fairways the greens everything was in great condition we got a lot for our money today. I would recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great course"


u000003902461's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

this course was well maintained and lots of fun to play the tall grass had recently been cut down. I can't wait to to come back and play with the high grass


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"One fine piece of real estate."


gconnors511's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wanted to play here in 2015 but Dupont made sure that didn't happen.....Fwd to 2016 and after a busy year playing Myrtle and several local country clubs I finally got in the car and drove the 1.3 hours from Avondale , Pa. to Royal Manchester after getting tired of reading rave reviews.... Hot deal from Golfnow made up for the gas $ used. From tee to green conditions were above average , the layout was extremely enjoyable with multiple memorable holes. A links course throughout except for the longer par 3 on the back which featured a green surrounded by trees. Some local knowledge may have improved my experience since this was a 1st time here but all told , a reasonable course to negotiate. If I was to offer any tips.... one would be to select a smaller target off the tee to increase fairways hit and... two would be whatever break you're reading for your putt , cut it in half. Don't miss the "crock burgers" in the restaurant which are ready instantly at the turn. I'll be back real soon for another enjoyable....affordable experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course has great features"


uJDKC4002JD's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

A few tee boxes were in bad shape. The greens had alot of ball marks because a few golfers won't take the time to fix their own ball mark. This is no respect for the golf course and other golfers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Day For Golf"


bshanabrook's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Been to many courses in the area and they have had problems with greens, fairways and tee boxes due to the weather conditions in the area. Royal Manchester was in excellent condition except for many of the tee boxes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Back In Shape"


drgrapes's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Royal Manchester is a beautiful and challenging layout. We played on a near-perfect day. Pace of play was good for a holiday weekend. Surprising # of couples enjoying the course which was great to see.

You have to keep it in the short grass here or very near the fairway. Don't head off into the high stuff looking for a ball -- you won't find it. Drop one and move on. Don't hold up play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"What a Layout!!!!"


gjjgustin's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course!!! MUST PLAY!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best course in the area"


greens84's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Royal Manchester offers a challenging test of any golfer's skills with a links style layout. The greens roll true and are maintained with expert level care. The scenic views of rolling fairways that are framed with fescue makes this course a hidden gem in The York area. Highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Outstanding Design, Outstanding Condition, Outstanding Staff"


PlayItForward280's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Central PA Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

We teed off on one of the hottest, muggiest days so far this summer. Shoes and thunderstorms were threatening, and they hit with a vengeance! We came in after four holes to wait out the storm, tried again when it ended, and scurried right back when lightning struck very nearby. We completed our round after the storms passed.

The course drains very well as it is built on mounds of fly ash mixed with sand from the power plant that looms over the course. These mounds provide visual barriers between fairways so that one feels secluded while on the course. The course architecture is very appealing with a variety of ups, downs, and doglegs.

Fairways and greens are in wonderful shape. Sand in the bunkers is very nice to play out of, even after a heavy rain. Blue, white. gold, and red tees are well placed to give every golfer a chance at par. Even first timers can find their way around these links easily, thanks to outstanding signage on the cart paths.

This is the best course I've played in south central PA.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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