Best Golf Courses in Manchester

Seeking a round of golf in Manchester? We recommend you check out one of these five gems.

Best Golf Courses in Manchester
Best Golf Courses in Manchester

Renowned for its historic football clubs, Manchester also has a whole host of fantastic golf courses within touching distance of the city centre. 

Offering exciting architecture at great value, the city's surrounded by established tracks and hidden gems that are well worth your time. To help you plan your next weekend round or group getaway, we've selected a few of our favourites that you should certainly consider.

Featuring designs from legendary architects, including Harry Colt and James Braid, these courses have serious pedigree that will be able to test the game of any level of golfer.

So let's get into it.

Best Golf Courses in Manchester

Manchester Golf Club

Location: Middleton, Lancashire
Architect: Harry Colt
Par: 72
Yardage (White): 6,491
Price: £40-£100

A must-play track if you are visiting Manchester. Situated on the north side of the city with stunning views, the course is predominantly moorland in character but with heathland and parkland features.

A tricky course with lots of undulation, and when the wind picks up here, it will test all facets of your game. You'll also be greeted with a range of beautiful tee shots and very slick greens. In terms of the course layout and design, this one is the pick of the pack. 

Best Golf Courses in Manchester

Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Location: Worsley, Greater Manchester
Architect: European Golf Design in association with Michael King
Par: 71
Yardage (Blue): 6,611
Price: £35-£75

A superb stay-and-play venue with a fantastic golf course and luxury accommodation, food and drink - all at a reasonable price. Worsley’s championship course is widely regarded as one of the finest inland courses in the North of England. This course has hosted the Manchester Open and a number of Challenge Tour events. 

The greens and tees are built to USGA specifications, thus avoiding the need for temporary surfaces during the winter seasons. The signature par-3 7th is arguably the greatest hole in Manchester. You won't be disappointed by this one. 

Best Golf Courses in Manchester

Ringway Golf Club

Location: Altrincham, Cheshire
Architect: Harry Colt
Par: 71
Yardage (White): 6,455
Price: £50-£70

Situated a stone's throw from Manchester Airport, this classic Colt-designed course is a parkland wonder. Not the longest track in the world, but it has some very tricky tee shots that will keep you on your guard. The greens are very small but typically in immaculate condition.

Lots of drivable par 4s add to its appeal, making it fun and interesting. Host to numerous professional and amateur events, most recently, the Cheshire Men’s Match Play, the Ladies Northern Counties Foursomes and the northern qualifier for the prestigious Brabazon Trophy – a world ranking event. 

Best Golf Courses in Manchester

Hale Golf Club

Location: Altrincham, Cheshire
Architect: N/A
Par: 70
Yardage (Blue): 5,867
Price: £30-£40

A serious hidden gem! One of the nicest 9-hole golf courses in the UK. It's extremely well-kept, and the layout is superb, with lots of difficult dogleg tee shots. The course is played from two different tee boxes, giving it a lot of depth. We love the clubhouse and its seating area overlooking the 18th. 

Surrounded by the beautiful Bollin Valley countryside with its meandering river and mature woodlands, every hole brings new vistas and new challenges. Featuring pleasant undulation, you are met with stunning views of the surrounding countryside from the highest points of the layout. This course is as good as it gets if you fancy a quick two-hour round of golf.

Best Golf Courses in Manchester

Worsley Golf Club

Location: Eccles, Greater Manchester
Architect: James Braid
Par: 71
Yardage (Blue): 6,260
Price: £30-£60

Founded in 1894 and re-designed in the 1930s, this one has stood the test of time! Not to be confused with Marriott Worsley Park, this is another course that is easily accessible and just a short drive from the motorway. It starts with two par 5s, so providing you've warmed up properly, and you're striking it well, you can really fly out the blocks here.

The back nine has some amazing holes with dramatic tee shots and really tough layouts. The finishing hole is a tricky short par 3 with the very traditional clubhouse behind it. A real treat. 


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