There is so much more to Manchester than United, City, Oasis and GolfMagic's very own PGA professional Sam Mellor. There are five cracking golf courses that deserve some serious high praise.
A must-play track if you are visiting Manchester. Situated in the north side of Manchester 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 you will test all facets of your game. You'll also be greeted to 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.
A superb stay-and-play venue with a fantastic golf course and luxury accomodation, 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.
Situated a stone's throw away from Manchester Airport, this classic Colt, Braid-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.
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 brand new 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. As good as it gets if you fancy a quick two-hour round of golf.
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 are striking it well, then you can really fly out the blocks here. The back nine has some amazing holes with dramatic tee-shot settings and really tough golf holes. The finishing hole is a tricky short par 3 with the very traditional clubhouse behind it. A real treat.