Manchester best golf courses. Your Manchester itinerary may include visits to museums, botanical gardens and parks, but also make sure not to miss out on the top quality golf courses located near Manchester city centre.
Whether you’re on a business trip or a short week-end break combining city life with a round of golf is the icing on the cake.
Review our list of best golf courses, resorts and clubs below to plan your time efficiently and enhance your travel experience in Manchester. Each golf course is unique and benefits for players of every skill level.
Also, check out Manchester Travel Guide for convenient Manchester hotels to book while you are visiting these amazing golf courses.
Manchester Golf Club
Founded in 1882, Manchester Golf Club provides a blend moorland, heathland and parkland features, and covers 240 acres. It is located just off the M62 and A627(M), on the way to Rochdale.
The course measures 6,650 yards and was designed by legendary course architect, Harry S Colt. The standard green fees aren’t cheap, but if you play at the right times then some good deals can be found.
Manchester Golf Club at Hopwood Park, presents a very pleasant mix of parkland and moorland golf, set in some 240 acres of rolling countryside between Manchester and Rochdale.
It presents a thorough challenge to the low handicap golfer, yet the yellow course, at 6,235 yards, also offers a choice to suit golfers of all handicap levels.
The layout occupies a ridge of wild and rugged moorland, the sort of environment one expects to find in the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales, rather than a few miles from the Cotton capital of England.
The rolling plateau, broken up by woods of sycamore and birch, and crossed by a wide irregular ravine with a brook winding through the bottom of it, makes for scenic and testing golfing terrain.
Many smaller gullies and other features contribute to the adventurous quality of some of the holes.
The wild hitter will often discover some real ‘tiger country’, with long grassy rough, bracken and bushes all potentially in play.
Three holes of around 500 yards and three more of 450-470 yards should be enough to satisfy most big hitters, but big hitting by itself will not earn low scores at Manchester.
On this often boldly undulating layout, course management and careful shot placement is also at a premium.
Postcode: M24 6QP
Closest station: Castleton
Cost of round: £20-65
Playing requirements: Members only 12pm-1.30pm on weekdays
Bolton Golf Club
Bolton Golf Club is home to a generally well-regarded golf course, which includes several attractive holes and features. This tree-lined and open parkland layout will test most facets of your game, ensuring a round with plenty of enjoyable golfing challenges. Worth visiting if you are in the area. (Located just 2 mi NE of Bolton Golf Club is the also renowned Bolton Old Links course).
Chorlton-cum-Hardy Golf Club
This course is another that offers good value for money, and is also easy to reach (just east of Stretford) for those living in the city centre. Although only 5,994 yards off the white tees, this course still has plenty to offer and should test most golfers, especially the par-four 431-yard first hole.
Whitefield Golf Club
Whitefield, which can be found near J17 of the M60, to the north of Manchester, prides itself for its par threes. Consequently, it only plays 5,992 yards off the white tees, but it is certaibly one of the most picturesque courses in the area, and well worth playing. The green fees are also very reasonably priced – especially if you pick your tee-time well.
Withington Golf Club
Withington’s par-71 parkland course measures just under 6,388 yards off the white tees, and claims to cater for golfers of all abilities. It is just three miles from the city centre, and lies next to the M60. Withington tends to be a popular course, but the daytime rates aren’t cheap – although the twilight fees offer much better value.