Situated in Hale Barns, close to Manchester airport, Harry Colt extended the undulating parkland course at Ringway Golf Club from a twelve to an 18-hole layout in 1912. James Braid suggested further changes and his son, a club member, implemented these before the end of 1960.
An accessible, simple enough parkland course situated a stone's throw from Manchester airport. There isn't a particular wow factor about Ringway but there are 18 holes here that are always well presented and well maintained. The 2nd and 5th holes are my favourites here; the 2nd being a par 5 of solid length played down a narrow, bunker lined fairway. The 5th hole is an attractive strong par 4 which is also well framed by bunkers. Worth playing at least once if you are in the area.
There is nothing wrong with Ringway but it’s a but dull in parts with one or two compromised holes. Greens tend to be good and the facilities are decent. Recently installed fairway irrigation, so should improve.