Festival Week

Host to the Lancashire Amateur Championship 2011 and the Northern Counties Championship in 2013

In 2017 Manchester hosted the prestigious England Golf “Reid Trophy” an international field of 14 year old boys.

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Festival Week is Manchester Golf Club’s opportunity to showcase the club and course at its glorious best. Guests travel from all over the region to play in this annual cluster of events – many will be returning in 2018 having taken part in Festival Week for a number of years.

The varied schedule has an event to suit every golfer and all events are played in the spirit of the Festival. Ladies, Gents, Seniors, Juniors and Club representative trophies are all fiercely competed for.

Participants are guaranteed a very warm welcome from the members of Manchester Golf Club. You are sure to enjoy the fantastic championship golf course which will test the skill of each and every competitor and also our choice of good hearty food and complement of drinks to follow. Manchester Golf Club rarely disappoints.Buggies

Buggies can be booked in advance through Golf Reception on 0161 655 3668 and our fantastic practice facilities are open to competitors throughout the week.

Prize winners will be delighted to hear that they can select prizes from our prize table on the evening or exchange them following the prize giving at our House of Golf professional shop which remains open late especially for your convenience.

Entry Forms and current start sheets can be downloaded and printed in PDF Format from this website below. To download you will need Adobe Reader. To download free Adobe Reader Click Herefestival_men

Alternatively you may elect to use the ‘Book Now’ button to organise and pay for an event today using our online booking service. You will be able to view the current start sheet for these events and select a time according to your needs.

Events that do not have the ‘Book Now’ facility are either subject to a draw nearer to the date or they may be an event with a shotgun start. Start sheets for these events will be displayed closer to the time.

To contact the General Office about Festival Week or to request entry forms by email please use the Contact Us button below

Contact Us

Date Competition Entry Fee Entry Form Starting Times
Sunday 29th July 2018 Team of 3 Stableford £60 per team of 3 Entry Form Book Now
Monday 30th July 2018 Senior Gents Team £100 per team of 4 including two course meal Entry Form Book Now
Tuesday 31st July 2018 Morning Seniors Scratch Trophy for Ladies and Gents £20.00 per player including bacon roll and tea/coffee Entry Form Book Now
Tuesday 31st July 2018 Afternoon Ladies Team £80 per team of 4 including meal Entry Form Book Now
Wednesday 1st August 2018 Gents FourBall Betterball £50 per pair  Entry Form Book Now
Thursday 2nd August 2018 Festival Trophy £140 per team of 4 including three course meal Entry Form No online booking
Friday 3rd August 2018 Gents Open Four Man Team £100 per team of 4 Entry Form Book Now




In the interest of sportsmanship The Manchester Golf Club is a fair play venue
All handicaps have been checked for authenticity – Congratulations to the winners



Sunday 30th July 2017


First G.Warren,I. Sellick,R. Billington 89 points
Second  C. Hurley, M. Elstone, S. Jump 85 points
Third J. Clarke, S. Oakley, M. Saunders 84 points
Fourth M. Favell, T. Fleming, T. Favell 83 points * Card Play Off



Monday 31st July 2017


First P. Dunn, D. Harrison, A. Simpson, B. Jones 86 Points * Card Play Off
Second G.Sherburn, P. Nelson, T. Dolphin, I. Munford 86 Points * Card Play Off
Third    P. George, G. Martin, P. Oliver, K. Smith 85 Points * Card Play Off
Fourth  M. Stephenson, D. Hughes, A. Russell, D. Peel 85 points * Card Play Off


Festival Week Chairman and Past Captain Ken Stafford with Past Captain Keith Hough providing welcome to our guests.

Festival Week Chairman and Past Captain Ken Stafford with Past Captain Keith Hough providing a welcome for our guests.


Tuesday 1st August 2017


Winner Seniors Scratch Female J. Fallows (Manchester) 83 gross
Winner Seniors Scratch Male D. Ratcliffe (Manchester) 74 Gross
Best Gross 55 – 64 Years A. Westwell (Manchester) 76 Gross
Best Gross 64 – 70 years K. Gardner (Stand GC) 79 gross
Best Gross Over 70 Years K. Stafford (Manchester) 83 gross
Best Nett P. Holroyd (Penwortham) 79 – 10 = 69



Tuesday 1st August 2017


First T. Capal, L. Aspden, J. Sellers, L. Vipond (Manchester & Others) 82* Card Play Off
Second E. Sidorczuk, J. Ions, S. Bury, S. Gilmore (Tytherington 82* Card Play Off
Third    K. Ackerley, A. Carus, J. Roundel, C. Fallows (Towneley) 80



Wednesday 2nd August 2017


First J. Gray & T. Heyett (Selby GC & Waterton Pk GC) Score 47
Second S. Heywood & I Appleton (Manchester GC & Mellor GC) Score 45
Third G. Clarke & W. Clynes (Manchester GC) Score 43 * Card Play Off
Fourth D. Drake & J. Griffiths (Carholme GC & Lincoln GC) Score 43 * Card Play Off
Fifth B. Stone & J. Stone (Manchester GC & Norwood Pk GC) Score43 * Card Play Off



Thursday 3rd August 2017


First Sale Golf Club Score 130
Second Low Laithes Team 2 Score 134
Third Vicars Cross Score 135



Friday 4th August 2017


First M. Hoole, G. Coulborn, W. Brandon, W. Spence Score 89 points CPO
Second I. Fairbrother, A. Hooson, A. Allen, G. Hornby Score 89 points CPO
Third A. McGuinness, K. McGuinness, L. Haigh, P. Haigh Score 89 points CPO
Fourth A. Mottershead, D. Mulran, M. McSoreey, B. McNiel Score 85 points


Please don’t leave it too long before you return to Hopwood.

Testimonials from Festival Week 2017

1. “My golfing friends and myself have been playing your course twice a year in May 4-ball and also Festival week for many years now . I was lucky enough to play in the 3-man team as well this week as a treat from Rob , one of my aforementioned mates ! We had a great knock and were fortunate to win on the day , but I must ask you if possible to pass on our congratulations to your greens staff for the best presentation of your fine course . As always the catering was superb !    Please give our appreciation to all concerned”

…… almost all of our events last year were oversubscribed so don’t forget to make your booking early for our Festival Week 2018!