Manchester Country Club

3.9830352941 4.0 stars from 5 (26)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6339 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 70.6
  • Layout

  • 305 S Main St, Manchester, Connecticut 06040, Hartford County
  • (860) 646-0226, (860) 646-0103
  • (860) 646-8985
  • www.mancc.com

Year built: 1917
Architect(s): Tom Bendelow (1917), Devereux Emmet (1917), A. W. Tillinghast (1935)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Jeans, tee shirts are NOT permitted on the golf course. Collared shirts, khaki type slacks or Bermuda shorts are required for play.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6339 yards 70.6 128
White 72 6118 yards 69.6 126
Red (W) 72 5528 yards 72.6 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 26 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
11
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

22 out of 25 reviews


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Reviews


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Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"Alway good"


timothyduntz's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is nice. had a group slowing everything down but it was the weekend. Good layout, nice greens, could still be faster but nice. worth it


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u821112429's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Besides the guys behind us following so closely a ball almost hit us, this course is really great. Beautiful all around. I would go here again definitely


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


"Course is in good shape"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in decent shape, but the greens were a bit overgrown and slow. Maybe because they could not mow it due to the rains.

And would be nice if people playing here fixed their ball marks. Not the Management's problem - more a reflection on the players.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Raider6984's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Manchester course is in great shape"


dstaf13's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Manchester CC is in great shape. The fairways, traps, and greens were superior. Lunch on the patio was also excellent and fairly priced.


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



u000005269376's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in poor shape. If you don’t hit fairway it is bogey golf. Someone dropped the ball!


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"MCC 11/5"


sunbaked's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. Lies in the fairway were nice. The rough was a little difficult to find your ball in, but not unplayable. The greens were somewhat hard and fast, but rolled true. Probably running around 12. Played with two strangers. Had a great time! Too bad they don't offer better rates for nonresidents.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Classic"


b11dmalo's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is a course from the Golden Age of design. It is not very long. You will hit mostly wedges and 9 irons into the greens. There is room to miss off the tee and the greens are moderate in terms of slope, many have a ridge running through them. It is an easy walk accept the front nine ends as far away from the clubhouse as possible. The holes are interesting and the trademark is the back to back par 5s on both the front and back. They are three shots for most people. The par 3s could use some variety, 2 are downhill, one is up hill, one is level. The bunkering is not consistent from hole to hole and could stand a historical reexamination and restoration. They should look to Keney Park, an Emmet course that has undergone a superb renovation. You will enjoy the closing three holes, 16-18 are great (I miss the willow on 18) and 6 is probably the best par 4 in CT.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course in great condition. Undulating fast greens are difficult to score well on despite being in excellent condition. Scenic challenging layout, very enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"interesting layout"


sgtsatan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

played here for the first time. interesting layout with 2 back to back par 5's on each side. Quite a scenic course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Interesting layout!"


BisonM's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Back-to-back par 5s on both the front and back, short par 3s (and a longer one), out-and-back layout, multiple road (highway!) crossings. This is an old school layout that is in fairly good shape (except for the greens--slow and not putting true). Fun to play if you are in the area, but not worth a long drive to get there. Just watch the road crossings, the cars don't slow down for golfers!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Unfriendly"


MenT8553914's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very unfriendly staffs and none smiling people walking around. Met two foursome in front of us and they wouldn't let us play through. End up leaving without playing 4 holes. Mention this to the proshop and they couldn't do anything for us. The course layout seem fun to play but the people there make me not to come back there.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great New England Course (Old-School)"


flognoevil's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape. I'm a member and would prefer people not come out to keep the place to myself but you're doing yourself a disservice to play at: Topstone, Blackledge, Tallwood, Rolling Meadows, Tunxis, Blue Fox, Tower Ridge, Lyman, and many other public courses in the central ct valley. They added irrigation and drainage to many parts of the course this year - the course improves every year. The greens have been consistently fast but rolling nicely, the tees and fairways are beautiful, and the rough can be very tough on days when it isn't cut. This course is very walkable (no 400 yard paths from green to tee), and offers a challenge to all levels of golfers. Greens are generally pretty large with some steep undulations (really flag dependent).

The only thing that needs some work are the bunkers. Some are beautiful and some are a little rocky/ hardpacked.

The staff is very friendly. Weekends there is a cart girl stationed at the 5/13 tee. 9th hole stand offers beer and food (cheese dogs are awesome if you like to eat while you play). Also there is a bar/ cafe with outdoor seating and great salads/ burgers/ beer in the clubhouse.

This place deserves more love.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"course was in bad shape"


1luckyman's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The course was under construction. It should have been closed


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"A Pleasure"


ChrisNicholson's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

MCC is always a pleasure to play and this was no exception. The course was is great shape and the greens were smooth and true even though they were airrated nine days prior.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"aerated greens"


jleone60's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Nice layout. Sand clean, raked. Pace was extremely slow. Was not pleased with aerated greens and several greens were hairy. Fairways were OK. Lots of construction on about 4/5 holes. Gorgeous day made day more pallatible. Started 12:15, finished 4:45. Seemed longer. I would play again but not when aeration took place. They call them "green fees" because lots go into keeping greens in good condition.. Shot 84 with few extra for holes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best near Hartford (east of the river)"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

I'm a member here so maybe I'm biased but this course deserves a 2014 review. Place is in great shape, the greenskeeper really knows his stuff.

MCC is an old school walkable New England design with lots of elevation changes. Good greens that can be quick but never super fast, and have lots of contours. Fairways are wide, and the course can play short for long hitters but scoring is still tough.

Tallwood, Blackledge, topstone, Tunxis, Gillette ridge, twin hills, and the rest of the dumps in this area fall well short in comparison. Top 10 public course in the state no doubt.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Course that's Open to Public"


golfer771's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

Let me start off by saying the view of this Golf Course is amazing. They are also open to the public, but it does not look like one you expect to be open to the public. It is much better! Also I came hear during October and found out that they actually have rooms that can hold up to 200 people for a banquet. All of the people working at the golf course were also very kind and helpful. I will definitely be going there again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Course that's Open to Public"


golfer771's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

I really like this Country Club. The green was excellent with very nice views of the lake. Also I loved that this golf course is open to the public. You don't usually find this quality that's open to the public. I recommend this to everyone. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had at a golf course. I also went here during September, and they have a banquet hall so that you can have party's there to.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good condition for November."


psheremeta's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After a frost delay, this course did not disappoint. The greens are in remarkable shape for November. The rest of the course was in good or better condition, except for one temporary tee box. Manchester CC is not the exact course I remember from the late 70's. Many trees are removed near the greens, which takes away some of the challenge I remember. The course as is, is well designed and still challenging with elevation changes, false fronts, and undulating greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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