H. S. Colt
The Manchester Golf Club is a private members’ club of quality and distinction and yet it is a club where members and visitors alike can enjoy their golf and leisure time in a genuinely relaxed atmosphere. Set in over 240 acres or in metric terms one square kilometre the course is predominantly moorland in character but with heathland and parkland features – when you play this course you will find yourself surrounded by scenic, rural views. At The Manchester the challenge of championship golf meets superb and varied conference facilities and function rooms, all beautifully located just 20 minutes from City Centre Manchester and very close to major motorway links. You can choose The Manchester to hold a challenging Golf Event or for its legendary Wedding and Event organisation where stunning surroundings and good food and wine combine to ensure truly memorable occasions. Founded in 1882 this is a golf club where tradition is treasured but at the same time its forward looking and optimistic membership provides just about everything required to satisfy the modern day golfer. The Manchester Golf Club was created in 1882 by eight Scotsmen led by John Macalister, a native of the St Andrew Golf Club. Indeed the club was originally called “The Manchester St Andrews Golf Club”, not only as a token of respect for its Founder-Captain and its recognition of the authority of the Royal and Ancient, but also to distinguish it from another club called the “The Manchester Golf Club”, founded as early as 1818. In 1883 when it was considered that the latter club had ceased playing the words St Andrew’s were dropped from the title and the original Manchester Golf Club was called “The ‘Old’ Manchester Golf Club”, a title it retains to this day.