Golf Clubs in Manchester
Manchester is home to some fantastic unsung courses that offer beautiful scenery and a stern challenge for golfers. Golf first began in Manchester in 1818 when a few enthusiastic golfers played on Kersal Moor. Eight Scotsmen founded a new golf club in 1882 which was originally called Manchester St Andrews to avoid any confusion with the Old Manchester Golf Club which folded in the latter stages of the 19th century.
Having now dropped its St Andrews suffix, in 1912 the Manchester Golf Club moved out of town to its current location at Hopwood to play on a course that Harry Colt designed and laid out on sandy, undulating ground.
The Manchester Golf Club was first nominated for inclusion on the Top 100 website as a gem by Peter in January 2007. Since then, the Manchester Golf Club has attained a well-deserved Lancashire Best In County ranking position. Peter’s original nomination comments are as follows: “Having played many golf courses in the UK and abroad I still feel Manchester Golf Club is as good as any with a very strong last four holes. Built on 248 acres of moorland/parkland, it is certainly worth a mention.”
Considering the club’s relative close proximity to the city, the first striking aspect of Manchester is the scale of the golf course which is routed in a grand style across the open moorland landscape. The second aspect is the ever-present wind that whips across the course trying its best to create havoc with your scorecard. Strategy is the watchword here at Manchester and thoughtful club selection will reap rewards on this rather hilly layout.
Measuring a respectable 6,650 yards from the blue tips, Manchester is a stern test that will challenge every facet of your game. The Lancashire Amateur Championship returned to Hopwood in 2011 cementing the club’s reputation as one on the finest inland courses in northern England.
John Carroll won the four-round stroke play event by one shot from Manchester’s Gareth Clarke. The aforementioned two players were the only golfers to card two sub par rounds during the entire competition and nobody broke par cumulatively for the four rounds.
North Manchester Golf Club is a visiting golfers’ delight, noted for its undulating nature, with accommodating greens and wide fairways offering golfers a good walk and a challenge at every turn.
Chorlton-cum-Hardy Golf Club an 18-hole parkland course located in the Mersey Valley, 4 miles south of Manchester city centre. Members can register with your HowDidIDo details to enjoy the full benefits of this area!
USGA greens and new feature holes make Blackley Golf the ideal course to learn, practice and play all year round. After an enjoyable round of golf, relax and unwind with a game of snooker, a drink and snack or a feast. Catch up on the latest Sky Sports news or the local news from fellow golfers.
Withington Golf Club, Manchester is set within the stunning Mersey Valley, with tight tree lined fairways, responsive greens, and beautiful lush fairways, Withington is widely regarded as one the finest 18 hole parkland golf courses in the Manchester and Cheshire area. Measuring some 6,388 yards, it offers a stern test to amateur and professional players alike.