Located just off the banks of the Susquehanna River and tucked in the rolling hills of northern York County, lies Royal Manchester Golf Links.
Envisioned in the tradition of the Old Course at Saint Andrews and Royal Lytham and Saint Anne’s Golf Club, this par 72 championship links-style layout sends you to the coast of the British Isles and its famous seaside courses while never leaving your backyard.
Hole #1: Begin your round of golf with this very fair uphill Par 4. Keep your ball left in the fairway for the best approach shot to the green.
Hole #2: Medium length Par 3. Club selection is everything here. There is major trouble with a long drive, so if you are between clubs take the lesser of the clubs.
Hole #3: A very good dogleg right Par 5. Don’t try to cut off too much of the dogleg, because being short could mean a lost ball.
Hole #4: A drivable Par 4 for the longest of hitters but you have to know where to aim. Those with less length should aim at the 150 marker which will leave an easy approach.
Hole #5: One of the more challenging Par 4s as it is uphill into the prevailing wind. Longer hitters can fly over the bunkers. Remember to take an extra club on your approach shot!
Hole #6: The shortest of the Par 3’s, downhill but be careful not to go long. Strategic bunkers protect this short Par 3 when the pin is in the front location.
Hole #7: Potentially another drivable Par 4 for the long ballers but they can’t see their landing area. Shorter hitters are better off aiming at the 150 marker. A downhill approach complicates club selection.
Hole #8: A strong Par 4 with a bunker guarding against shots rolling onto the middle of the green. Front left pin location deserves special attention.
Hole #9: Now this is fun! A great Par 5 that looks easy at first glance. Split the bunkers on the tee-shot and you may wind up with a chance to reach the green in two. Approach shots need a soft-landing trajectory or you’ll find yourself chipping from the area behind the green.
Hole #10: Favor the left side of the fairway to avoid the bunkers on the right. A big slope toward the back of green makes approach accuracy a must.
Hole #11: Par 3 with bunkers on the right. The real mistake here is to hit it long but a miss-hit here and you’ll be in the fescue that starts just after the tee box.
Hole #12: Breathtaking 3-shot Par 5 with plenty of trouble lurking. Just keeping the ball in play is especially important here. Par is definitely a good score on this hole!
Hole #13: Fun Par 4! Long hitters can fly the 1st set of bunkers and have a very short approach. Shorter hitters better stay left of the bunkers.
Hole #14: Elevated tee-box makes this a scenic start to the dogleg left hole. Fly over the bunker on the left and you have a short iron approach.
Hole #15: Our longest Par 3 set among the few trees on the course. Avoid the small bunker in front, but by all means don’t be long!
Hole #16: Arguably the easiest of the Par 5s. A good drive down the left side of the fairway may provide a chance to hit the green in two.
Hole #17: Another strong Par 4 with a slight dogleg to the right. All uphill so be sure to take extra club on your approach.
Hole #18: Outstanding downhill finishing hole with a view of the signature waterfall/pond, patio and clubhouse. There is more room left off of the tee than it appears.