We are very excited that PennLive.com has selected 3 Brown Golf Management facilities to its “Top 20 Best Public Courses in PA”. Royal Manchester came in at the number 8 spot and Great Bear Golf Club came in at number 16 on the list. In addition to those two another Brown Golf facility received honorable mention status, Lederach Golf Club. You can see the full list here.
#8 Royal Manchester Golf Links
Located just off the banks of the Susquehanna River and tucked in the rolling hills of northern York County, lies Royal Manchester Golf Links.
Envisioned in the tradition of the Old Course at Saint Andrews and Royal Lytham and Saint Anne’s Golf Club, this par 72 championship links-style layout sends you to the coast of the British Isles and its famous seaside courses while never leaving your backyard. Royal Manchester Golf Links is a links layout located in the rolling hills of York County. The club features eighteen pristine holes with picturesque views of the countryside as the backdrop.
This inspiring Links style course features rolling hills and generous bentgrass fairways and greens, as well as a first-class practice facility, year-round teaching academy, and knowledgeable staff. The impressive new clubhouse is perfect for any special event, banquet or outing. If you’re looking for a venue in Central PA, Royal Manchester Golf Links should be on your list.
For more information on Royal Manchester Golf Links, visit their website at www.royalmanchestergolflinks.com or call 717-268-0490
#16 Great Bear Golf Club
Nestled within the scenic mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania, Great Bear Golf Club features a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. His 18-hole championship design demonstrates why he has been considered the master of his game for decades. Nicklaus has taken the natural advantages of the site and worked harmoniously with them to create a course that is an experience in golf and aesthetics.
Integrating the three lakes, several streams, wetlands, small bridges, and rolling terrain, Nicklaus has created a course that presents itself differently to golfers of varying skill levels. For the experienced player, the course offers interesting challenges and pro tees that will bring out the best in even the strongest golfers. Yet it’s also designed to be a course with the ultimate in fairness and playability. It ensures for golfers of all abilities an enjoyable experience, round after round, and reveals its intricacies and craftsmanship the more you play it. Great Bear is destined to be one of the Golden Bear’s most-talked-about layouts.
For more information on Great Bear Golf Club, visit their website at www.golfgreatbear.com or call (570) 399-0404
Lederach Golf Club
Lederach Golf Club is Eastern Pennsylvania’s newest creation by course architect Kelly Blake Moran. The outstanding layout just north of Philadelphia is off exit 31 on the Northeast Extension amid gorgeous rolling farmland and offers true links feel.
Lederach Golf Club’s difficulty won’t be found in forced carries or other modern design gimmicks. Rather, the course will utilize the property’s ample undulations, scenic ridges, and sweeping valleys. False fronts, collection areas, grass bunkers, and swales are just some of the natural hazards Moran has incorporated into his “land-based” design for Lederach.
The layout features tees specifically for junior players, as well as four other sets ranging in distances of 4,989 to 7,023 yards. With holes allowing players to run out drives or chase approaches to greens, as well as a tee box to suit the lengths and strengths of any player, Lederach promises to be an instant classic on the region’s golf scene.
For more information on Lederach Golf Club, visit their website at www.lederachgolfclub.com or call (215) 515-8080