Best golf courses: Manchester

Manchester: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Manchester
Crook & Colt

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Manchester

Designer

Original course at Lostock Park was designed by architect R. Hermon Crook (1912), modified by Harry Colt (1920s).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Manchester
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Manchester

Designer

Dr Alister MacKenzie designed the current layout in 1924.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Manchester
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Manchester

Designer

Dr Alister MacKenzie
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Manchester
Braid, James

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Manchester

Designer

James Braid

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Not Saturdays
Manchester
Colt, Harry

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Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Manchester

Designer

Harry Colt

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Manchester
Thomas, Dave

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Manchester

Designer

Dave Thomas

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Manchester
Lowe & Herd

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Manchester

Designer

George Lowe designed the original 9-holes; extended by Sandy Herd in 1909.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Manchester
Colt, Harry

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Manchester

Designer

Harry Colt

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Manchester
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Manchester

Designer

Dr Alister MacKenzie

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Manchester
Herd, Sandy

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Manchester

Designer

Sandy Herd

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Manchester
Dawson & Thomas

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Manchester

Designer

Patrick Dawson & Dave Thomas

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Manchester
Herd, Braid et al

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Manchester

Designer

Many have contributed to the current design of the course, including Sandy Herd, James Braid, Tom Simpson & George Duncan.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Manchester
McMurray & King

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Manchester

Designer

European Golf Design (Ross McMurray & Michael King)

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