Royal Manchester Golf Links
Great Layout and Greens
Played the course on a Tuesday and there was NO one there. Fairways are tight but fair. Greens are some of the best in the area. They are putting a new manmade stream across one of the holes. Would like to have seen it down the fairway instead at the tee box. The course is VERY good and the greens are super. One caution, if you are a high handicap player. Play it from the front tees. The course will eat you up otherwise and you will NOT enjoy it.
October 4, 2012
A really nice Links course.
I cant wait to play this course in better weather. it will be alot tougher when the grass comes in. Overall a nice Links experience.
April 5, 2013
Great people, great staff
I arrived early for some Spring golf and was greeted by friendly dining room staff where I ate lunch. Pro shop staff were equally friendly. Driving range was mats only but they were the good variety. The course was in superb early Spring conditions and pace of play was good on the front 9 but a little slow on the inward 9. I would highly recommend this facility. Good food, good people and good golf; can't wait to play it in season.
April 4, 2013
As close to Irish golf in our area, OUTSTANDING
If I lived closer, I would play here every week. Excellent layout, super condition, fantastic clubhouse and the practice facility is 2nd to none. This course is the best we have, better than some private clubs. Highly recommended
April 3, 2013
THIS COURSE IS ALWAYS IN GREAT SHAPE.
The greens are in great shape for the lousy weather so far this year. Pace of play was great, 4hrs for a foursome. Only draw back was cart path only, would have played in 3hrs if this wasn't the case.
March 26, 2013
Royal Manchester shows it's teeth!!!!
On a cold and windy March afternoon this course was a real brute! But the price was just too good to pass up. I will definitely be going back in the future to hopefully play better.
March 13, 2013
Links style course, nice layout, don't stray too far from the fairway.
For March, this couse was in very good condition. The staff was courteous, helpful, and professional. I will definitely play this course again. Good times, good times!
March 13, 2013
Course is in great shape so early in the season
A challenging course from the tips, avoid the rough at all costs
March 1, 2013
Excellent link type golf course in an inland setting.
Challenging and techical golf course along with an excellent practice area.
January 17, 2013
Great link type course on an inland location.
Just a great and challanging course, with awsome practice facility!
January 17, 2013
Nice course and facilities.
Course is well maintained, golf carts were very clean and pre-loaded with Course Tee's (free). One of the only courses I know that still does this.
December 2, 2012
One of the best local courses
I've played this course twice now. Both white and blue tees. This course is one of the best in central PA. Greens are quick but receptive. Second round was mid Nov. and the course was still in great shape. The grounds crew were still mowing fairly tight fairways and greens.
November 30, 2012
This is a true links course excellent
I enjoyed it and for this time of year the course and greens were in excellent condition
November 20, 2012
This course is one of the best public courses in Central PA
I've played this course 5 times now, great for mid to low handicap golfers. Some of the holes a little tight for people just starting out playing this game. It's a challenging course with one of the best practice areas in all of Central PA as well - Come to expect nothing less from the Rasberry Golf Trail.
November 5, 2012
Loved this place!
This course is worth playing. Very challenging, but fair.
November 2, 2012
Great condition but difficult. Plan for 5 hours.
Stay in the fairway at all costs. Greens were very hard and fast. Only issue was they would not punch the Rapsberry Trail card if booked thru GolfNow.
October 23, 2012
Great layout, links style, very challenging with greens that are in good shape and have a lot of caricature
October 21, 2012
After only two rounds, this has become my favorite public course.
Played from the tips the first round, and not knowing the layout of some of the holes, lost a few balls. Second round from the white markers, which makes some of the driving areas really narrow, especially hole #5. All in all this is a super track; if you can play well here, most other public courses should be not too much of a problem.
October 20, 2012
Great round shot 88. Should have been 85
Great course very challenging for a 17 handicap. Course in great shape
October 14, 2012
Good course. Championship quality. Plays shorter then yardage.
October 6, 2012
This is a course that requires accuracy above everything else. It will make you a better golfer. It would be nice to get a level lie once in a while though.
October 4, 2012