Royal Manchester Golf Links

4.7551647059 4.8 stars from 5 (231)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6962 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

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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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 231 Reviews
5 stars:
154
4 stars:
68
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

226 out of 231 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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"Favorite public course in this region of Southcentral PA hands down!!!!"


sstites16's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Reviewed on

With some rain coming any day now, the course is rounding into pristine form. I love this track!!!!

My best friend was in town and had not played it yet. While he has been spoiled playing the Stadium course at TPC Scottsdale and the like because he travels the country for “work.” He had some positive things to say about it so that is a good sign. Best part was I beat him so the allure of this place grows in my mind for sure!

Excellent chipping greens which are the best in the area too and a solid ore rice putting green of good size and I wish there were two of them. Driving range is good and could be improved. Good food and beer too - it has the whole package. The layout is fair and balanced for a Links style course because it is not too tight and not overly punishing. I love the layout as it varies so nicely in the types of challenges it presents all abilities. The heart of the season is the toughest because the mounds and fescue are brutal and penal then plus it is very hard to hold the greens then even with a higher ball flight than normal like mine. Always a great time! Shot my best round there ever this time and it could not have come at a better time!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Forgiving links with a bite"


Benizthaman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
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Generous off the tee, nicely manicured fairways, fairly flat fairways, bunkers were not too “sandy” and could play lower bounce clubs in green side bunkers without digging.

Greens were in good shape, a fair amount of un-fixed pitch marks, didn’t affect putts too drastically. Greens rolled well for dormant/cold weather, around a 9-10 on stimp

Overall the course was A LOT of fun, and I would play it everyday if I could! Some pretty challenging holes, and great course to improve playing in the wind. Overall A+, just wish the patrons fixed their ball marks a little better.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Royal Manchester is way above other courses, conditions were superb after several inches of rain!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
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I drive 90 minutes on a routine basis to play Royal Manchester, so worth the drive. Conditions are always professional like, club House is beautiful, pro shop always well stocked!


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


"Love this course!!!! Drains better than anywhere in this region!!!!"


sstites16's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
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Reviewed on

Amazing conditions out on the course for winter and how much moisture needs managed!!!! This place drains better than any other course in the region and it is not even close!!!!

We had no cart restrictions today or yesterday where most places would have been cart path only! Greens are slower due to moisture and that is expected.

Still a premium on shot placement and short game as it is not a long course. It is challenging while being fair and enjoyable! Love this course!!!! It is my favorite in the region!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Gorgeous Course"


Juan2211719's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
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Course was in great shape , however the frost from am held up teetimes by 30 mins but the day was still great


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Looking great in November"


aadnan04's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
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Reviewed on

There was a light drizzle throughout the round. No standing water and no cart path only.


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



Mounts23's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A place to play"


aerial18's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
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Greens very fast and ran true to slope or variations in greens.

Fairways so easy to hit off of.

Overall it's a 5 1/2 course.

Change in elevation is a welcome to play

Never any holes the same as others.

Ruff penalized you if you get there, which is the way it should be.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"First time playing here, will not be my last"


urbphysics's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
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Reviewed on

This course is amazing, simply put. The staff was very friendly to a first timer there; I asked for any pointers and the young man in the pro shop gave me some great tips on a few of the holes. The course was in stellar condition, even after a morning of rain.

Just keep it out of the really high stuff, and you will be fine.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course & on par with country club conditions"


Timwood3333's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here for the first time and it won't be my last time. I thoroughly enjoyed the conditions and layout. I live near Baltimore and this course down here would be either private or around $100 to play. The greens rolled true and the fairways and tee boxes were in great shape. It may be a little out of the way for some but it's worth the drive.


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


"Best course in Pa"


u000005527250's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
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Reviewed on

Played on an unseasonably hot day, however the course was impeccably manicured and in excellent condition. The facilities are first class and the staff friendly and professional. One of the best layouts I've played on.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



dina2760's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best in South Central PA"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
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Reviewed on

Always an excellent course. Royal Manchester is my favorite course in south central PA. Greens were slower than the other times I played, but they rolled true and were in magnificent shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Super layout"


burkeyburk's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here many times and it remains my favorite public course within an hour's drive. Every hole is interesting. We had just gone experienced a day of constant rain two days before this round, and the greens were unfortunately really chopped up with spike marks. Other than that the course was typically very good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fair play"


Kim4714736's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
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Reviewed on

First. We Live this golf course. It is one of our favorites. But........ What we have noticed is that the course MEMBERS take advantage of their pace of play. We have noticed that the MEMBERS do not respect the pace of play. This makes for a very long round. Please tell your members that the rules apply to ALL. THANK YOU


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent as usual!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
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They did aerate the greens... but, they are still the best greens in 50 miles even aerated outside of Lancaster Country Club. Course played well, fescue was down a bit, course was empty which meant a 3 hour ideal round! Great course, great conditions, great staff. What more can you ask for?


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Carl2071828's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Steven1459034's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
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


"Beautiful"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
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Reviewed on

Love this course! Challenging and beautiful at the same time. Taken car of very well!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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