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2023 Marks the Centennial Birthday of Manchester Country Club

Manchester Country Club, a private club in southern New Hampshire, officially closed its 99th season and embarked on its Centennial as of the start of this year.

Club President and Centennial Committee Chair, David Larrivee, kicked off the Club’s 100th anniversary at an evening of celebration last month, accompanying members and their guests as they “bid farewell to 99 and toasted to 100.”

“This happens once-in-a-lifetime,” said Larrivee, also a four-time Club Champion. “Not only does Manchester Country Club have a long legacy of great NH golf, but the Club has also hosted generations of families over the last 100 years—on the golf course, in the clubhouse, and at weddings and community events. There’s been good times and hard times, lifelong friendships have been forged, matches have been won…and lost. The one constant has been this place, and this golf course. It’s a very special one, to so many of us in this community.”

Famed course architect Donald Ross designed Manchester Country Club’s historic par 71, 18-hole course. The Club was founded by members and officially opened with a ceremonial competition on August 1, 1923, in which Francis Ouimet, National Open Champion of 1913, and Jesse Guilford, National Amateur Champion of 1921, played.

With more than 600 local Member families and host to hundreds of events throughout the year, the Club remains member-owned today and is governed by a member-elected Board of Directors.

Throughout 2023, the club will play host to a number of events including the 120th New Hampshire Amateur Championship in July, which is returning to MCC for the first time since 2005, and the Centennial Birthday Bash in September.

For more information visit the Manchester Country Club’s website.

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Alan Hunter

Alan Hunter is the Managing Director at Hunter Southwest Productions. Since 2004 the company has provided video production services to the golf industry. HSW also produces several nationally syndicated television programs, including Golf Southwest and Golf America.