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Manchester Golf Club is delighted to be the host of the 2023 English Women’s Open Strokeplay Championship. This England Golf event sees a field of 100 female amateur golfers of different nationalities compete over 72-holes at Hopwood. Competitors will play 18 holes on each of the first two days (Thursday and Friday) with the leading 40 players plus ties playing 36 holes on the final day (Saturday). Official practise is on Wednesday 23 August. Spectators are welcome at the club with free entry on all days.
Thank you for choosing to visit Manchester Golf Club – we hope you enjoy every aspect of the course and hospitality at our Championship Venue. The golf club was founded in 1882 and was originally known as The Manchester St. Andrews Golf Club (due to strong connections of founding members to the home of golf). The original course was just 1,826 yards in length and was located in another area of Manchester – Manley Park in Whalley Range. The club relocated to Trafford Park in 1898 before establishing our long-term home at Hopwood. The par 72 hole course was designed by Harry Shapland Colt, one of the foremost golf course architects of his time, who laid-out the 18 holes we play today within moorland and heathland covering approximately 247 acres.
We hope the information on this page provides a useful introduction to Manchester Golf Club and the facilities on offer. A team of volunteers is on-hand at the club during the event, please feel free to ask if we can be of any help or assistance. England Golf will take care of all your tournament needs during the event – the organisers office is at the front of the clubhouse close to the putting green. There is a link below to the England Golf event webpage which includes the online Players’ Lounge.
Thank you for supporting these elite players at Manchester Golf Club – we hope you enjoy watching the play and exploring our course. Please follow your players of choose with the same care and attention you would at any other championship event. Our team of volunteers is on hand throughout the event should you have any questions or need guidance. Our online Course Planner is useful as you walk the fairways – with aerial flyovers, hole schematics and photographs to showcase the course.
Hopwood is home to a rich array of wildlife including deer, hares, birds of prey and many other varieties. The wildlife flourishes thanks to the natural landscape and the expanse of the course – please help us to protect their environment and habitat by observing from a distance.
Food and drink is available within our nineteenth, lounge and outdoor decking area next to the Putting Green. Spectators are welcome to use the facilities and make themself at home at Hopwood. Opening times this week are available here.
News of the Championship are published in the news section of the website and our social media channels – including YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. Please follow to keep up with the latest at the club.