Renovation completed in 2005, On-going consulting
Founded in 1922, Manor Country Club was reportedly laid out originally by Scotsman, Harry Collis in 1923. Manor would later be refined by famed architect, William Flynn. Flynn is credited with designing such notable venues as Shinnecock Hills on Long Island, Cherry Hills in Denver and Merion in Philadelphia, among many others.
AHSF was hired on in 2002 to help bring the tired, old layout back to life and restore member pride. The undertaking involved comprehensive re-construction of the tees, bunkers, greens, paths, practice areas, additional drainage, total re-grassing of the course and clearing of dense, overgrown vegetation. When work began, many of the holes were nearly too narrow to play and had little turf because of the abundance of overgrown trees and resulting shade.
Flynn’s plans were utilized during the renovation to sympatheticalluy acknowledge, in the most practical way, his design intent while also bringing the course up to modern standards. Interestingly, there remains some question as to just how much of Flynn’s plans were originally implemented at Manor Country Club - it seems his influence was minimal there at best, which is suggested by the current arrangement of the holes.
Today, it is a wonderful test of golf and considered among the finer private club courses in the D.C. area. The course also features a splendid practice area, short game facility and a unique 9-hole executive layout called the “Harry Pitt Course”.
Original Harry Collis design
Refined by William Flynn
Finalist for Golf Inc.’s Renovation of the Year in 2007
Hosted the Maryland Open in 2010
“Drew’s experience and design expertise helped guide Manor Country Club to be one of the finest golf courses in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Drew understands the importance of growing healthy turf and was, therefore, very willing to listen and work together with our team to adapt the design to meet our specific needs. As the Club moves forward, Drew remains part of our team at Manor Country Club. We can always rely on him to guide us to make the correct decisions.”
- Randall Pinckney, Superintendent - Manor Country Club, Maryland