Royal Manchester Golf Links
|Tournament M: 75.3/134||393||203||590||410||430||164||380||416||495||3481||394||182||572||350||423||196||518||462||433||3530||7011|
|Blue M: 74.9/134||393||178||590||410||430||164||380||416||495||3456||394||182||572||350||423||196||518||437||433||3505||6961|
|Blue/White M: 73.3/132||393||178||526||410||370||164||380||394||495||3310||394||149||540||350||382||177||518||391||433||3334||6644|
|White M: 71.8/129||358||147||526||372||370||130||348||394||460||3105||374||149||540||333||382||177||470||391||421||3237||6342|
|Gold M: 68.2/124 W: 72.8/127||318||119||461||278||335||115||331||352||420||2729||345||130||455||293||340||138||450||334||341||2826||5555|
|Red W: 70.4/121||305||109||447||269||328||95||264||310||359||2486||329||84||441||269||325||114||374||324||325||2585||5071|
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Always a warm welcome, always a great experience. The course conditions are always superb. Restaurant Serves great food. A five star experience!
Always a great great experience all around for a very reasonable price!
Best public course in our region
This is the best public course in our region. It drains much better than any other course I have seen because of how it sits and what it sits on and how they built it.
I wish other golfers would take better care of ball marks on the greens and their divots in the fairways and that there was seed in the cart for fairway repair. Truly, that issue is everywhere. If everyone fixed their ball mark plus one or two others each time on every green, play would improve significantly at every course.
I love the variation of the holes on this course. It is a challenging and still a fair test. The greens are fast and not ridiculous like at a few of the country clubs that I have played in the region. I played awful by 10 strokes above my average at least and still love this course.
This time of year the rough can be punishing and the fescue is a forget about it almost guaranteed lost ball with penalty and a drop.
I wish it was closer to where I live as I would play it more often. Tremendous chipping greens and practice facilities. Great place to go to work on your game!
Enjoy this gem and take friends! Wish other courses in the region with other styles (non-links) were equally nice as here. Good pace of play even on a Sunday as I also played there, yesterday!
Had a little trouble finding the course but really enjoyed the course, very good layout.. It was in good condition and the price was very reasonable.
Second Trip to Royal Manchester this Season...
From the BWI area, it takes about 1.5 hrs., but it's well worth it. I was curious what the conditions would be due to all the rain we've had in the last two weeks. I was pleasantly surprised!! Fairways were dry, green and lush, and the bunkers were also dry. The rough was a little longer than normal, but certainly playable. And, the greens are some of the best in the area. The course was packed--it took 5 hrs to play on a busy Saturday. And, the twosome we were paired with didn't know golf course etiquette--walking in your line, walking behind you during your swing, talking while you're standing over the ball...ugh! But, even that couldn't detract from the great course conditions. Kudos to the Super for a job well done on this course. Great layout (One of my favorites), and some holes a challenge to play. It was about 64-65 degrees and a gentle wind blowing across these links, so was a little cooler than we expected. But, this course is worth the trip!
A Solid Second Experience
Royal Manchester continues to provide a very good golfing experience with a unique links-style layout, good conditions, great amenities and a friendly staff.
This was my second time playing here, the first was back in April before the fescue had grown up. In peak season, the course is even more appealing from the tee with inviting fairways but menacing-looking rough. Despite the open layout, wind wasn’t a factor during my round but it’s nice that most holes play in a variety of directions to give you diverse playing conditions when the wind is blowing.
In terms of conditions, the greens were the highlight when I played back in the spring but that wasn’t so much the case this time around. They were noticeably slower, having be aerated a few weeks before and therefore they are a little bumpy as well. Moreover, the heavy use of the course meant innumerous ball marks on the greens. My playing partners and I were repairing a good half-dozen per hole and that was only a fraction of the imperfections from previous poor self-maintenance.
Bumpy greens aside, the rest of the course was in good shape though not as immaculate as I remember. Still, the bunkers were excellent and the fairways were pretty smooth.
Those who opt to spend the $5 extra on a cart here are treated with the world’s fastest electric carts! A lot of fun to zip around in them even if it didn’t result in faster play. With three- and foursomes playing in front, it was just over 4 hours start to finish but the first 5 holes were on my own.
The staff and practice facilities remain the highlight of this course and I would love to be a member here if I lived closer. Perhaps additional membership would also improve the care of the greens. Even still, the course remains a decent value and I definitely recommend checking it out at least once!
Links Golf at its best outside of the PGA Tour
A challenging, yet fun links course. Greens are firm and sound like a gymnastics spring board when high lifted shots land on them. You can run shots up the fairway and allow them to rollout on to the green. Avoid the fescue!
Great Day on the Links
This was my first trip to Royal Manchester, and I'm anxious to come back. Great course that demanded shot making for scoring without being overly punitive for a less than perfect shot. Very little in the way of repetition from hole to hole. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Had two foursomes in front of us that were rather slow, and is the reason for the fair pace of play rating. Still managed to play 18 in 4 and 1/2 hours.
Course conditions were excellent. First and seconds cuts of rough thicker and higher than previous plays. Greens were fast and true. Will play here again soon.
LOVE THIS COURSE
REALLY LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS COURSE, ESPECIALLY THE GREENS..
This course is most definitely one of the nicest course in our area... most definitely the nicest greens I play every year...
Played this course many many times and I am always impressed. One Donny favorite courses. Greens are always smooth and fast and the layout is fair but challenging. A must play for all golfers!!!!
Great course ,but very tough
Tough track , greens are in great shape ,country club fast
A Must Play
If you are in the area and love golf, you have to put this course on your list of must play courses.