Royal Manchester Golf Links

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4.8
262
5 Stars
181
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
99.7%
Recommend this course
257 out of 262 reviews
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4.8
9
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 9 reviews
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4.9
35
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
35 out of 35 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6962 yards
Slope 127
Rating 73.7
Situated along the shores of the Susquehanna River, Royal Manchester Golf Club is tucked away in the rolling hills of northern York County. The course is just a few miles outside Harrisburg but the traditional links design will transport you to the seaside courses of the British Isles. Like the Old Course at St. Andrews and Royal Latham, which served as the inspiration, the golf course has an open, windswept landscape with only two bodies of water. The 15th, the longest par 3 on the course, is the only hole set among the few trees that dot the landscape. The most formidable challenge comes from the prevailing winds as well as the strategically placed bunkers. Royal Manchester Golf Club finishes with a memorable view of its signature waterfall that cascades down into a sparkling pond.
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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
Scorecard for Royal Manchester Golf Links
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 12 8 4 10 2 18 16 6 14 15 17 5 11 13 3 7 1 9
Par 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2010
Golf Season Year round. High Season: April 1st - October 31st
Architect Timothy Freeland (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Raspberry Golf Academy"
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

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

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4.8
262

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 22
Drinks 20
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 37
Thick Rough 37
Undulating Greens 36
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 40
Locals 27
A Weekend Splurge 22
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 39
In the 'Burbs 23

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Pennsylvania Advisor
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Test

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

LOVE THIS COURSE

REALLY LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS COURSE, ESPECIALLY THE GREENS..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best around

This course is most definitely one of the nicest course in our area... most definitely the nicest greens I play every year...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome

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!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course ,but very tough

Tough track , greens are in great shape ,country club fast

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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