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Royal Manchester

A Review On: Royal Manchester Golf Links

Royal Manchester Golf Links

Rated # 1 in Pennsylvania
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Pros: Just about everything.

Cons: No real restrooms on course of this caliber, parking and parts of the cart path. Electric plant smokestack

       I do not know where to start on this one.  This is one of the nicest courses I think in the Susquehanna valley of Pennsylvania. It is rather new as I think they are still less then 10 years old. This is a True links style course with rolling hills lots of well placed sand, some water and tons of tall thick fescue. The course is 6962 yards from the blue tees and 6373 from the white tees. They have a full range and their own short game area.  This course is Part of what is called the Raspberry Trail. That is a conglomerate of very high end courses in the VA, MD, and PA area. They have a full golf academe as well. The club house is great. Very nice bar area and dining area with fantastic food.  Love the outside patio area that is right by the 9th and 18th green looking out at the water on those holes. Pro shop is very nice as well.  They are well stocked and everyone there knows the game.  They have a dog that hangs out there as well. It must be the owners.

     Ok here we go.  The cart fleet is newer and are electric units by E-Z-GO. The Tee boxes are fantastic. The fairways were Mint.  Perfect cut not too short and not too long.  Very lush and green with a great feel hitting off of them.  The greens were very nice as well.  I would say they were rolling about a 12 speed. Some of the greens were so massive you could hold a football game on them. They are very well protected by rolling hills and sand and grass traps. Out of all the holes I loved the layout of the par 3 # 15. It has the layout of a true links par 3 hole but lined by thick trees on the right side. it was the perfect mix. One thing that I did not like was the cart path that goes up to the #10 and 11th hole. It is as wide as a road and not paved. Very big stone and had potholes in it.  I know why it is there and what it was used for I just do not want to get into that as it my upset some tree huggers and give this course a bad stigma. I will not get in to that on this review but if you would like to know about this just message me. I just do not know why they never paved it.  I loved the water in front of the 9th and the 18th.  Really makes you have to think if to go big for the green or layup on your second shot. One thing that just kills me on higher end golf courses is when the put Porta Johns out on the course.  I have played a # of courses that were not near as nice of this course and they had full restrooms out on the course. Over all this is a very solid course.


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