Royal Manchester Golf Links

4.5427000000 4.5 stars from 5 (199)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6962 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

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 199 Reviews
5 stars:
126
4 stars:
64
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

194 out of 199 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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Reviews


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"Great Course"


bpalmer2737's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Beautiful layout, great conditions. Challenging, but fair course. Play from your proper tees, to enjoy the course.


Pace of Play: Good

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



u893104668's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Before we went to the first tee, the starter told us to keep the pace of play moving. He also said the would be checking times. Well, it was 2 hours and 40 minutes when we walked off the ninth hole. So I asked the staff if that was exceptable? All I got was attitude that they had a full course, it was a hard course and that not everyone is a good golfer. We were the third group waiting on the 10th tee, 3 hours 5 minutes we were able to tee off of hole #10. Five groups a head of us the golf course was wide open, they didn't want to hear it. 5 hrs and 40 minutes later my round ended. In 2012 I had a six hour round here so Sorry, I won't be back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course that truly resembles British link golf. The course was in immaculate. The PGA couldn't have prepared a better course. The greens were fast and pure. The course is relatively open (in links style), however the fescue grass is unquestionably a one-stroke penalty. Take your medicine and hit back into the fairway, don't try to be a hero and advance the ball.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Great Course"


u1458703's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is always in fantastic shape. Greens are challenging and the fairways are maintained very well. If you aren't hitting the ball straight on the fairway bring a sleeve of golf balls because the high grass will eat your golf balls. All and all this is my favorite course in the entire area of Mechanicsburg/York area.

Thanks,

Kirk


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



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



u000006271397's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

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 100 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



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