Manchester Country Club Celebrating 100 Years

2023 marks the centennial of Manchester Country Club, a private 18-hole club in southern New Hampshire featuring a Donald Ross-design.

BEDFORD, New Hampshire – Manchester Country Club, a premier private club and event venue 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.” Larrivee’s term as club president ends as 2023 begins, when he hands over the seat to local business owner and MCC member since 2016, Sean Owen.

“This happens once-in-a-lifetime,” said Larrivee, a four-time Club Champion. “Not only does Manchester Country Club have a long legacy of great NH golf, the Club has 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.”

Manchester Country Club president David Larrivee (l) and Bill Thibeault helped kick off the Manchester Country Club centennial celebration.

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.

Manchester Country Club will be hosting a series of celebratory events in 2023, including the Centennial Wine Dinner in January; 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. In addition, the Club will be publishing a commemorative book at the end of 2023, archiving 100 years of Club-related history.

Hole No. 13 is a scenic par 3 and the signature hole at Manchester Country Club.

Manchester Country Club, a private, member-owned club committed to a tradition of superior hospitality, amenities and playing surfaces, features a par 71, 18-hole golf course originally designed by Donald Ross and opened in 1923. Also a premier wedding and event venue, MCC has been providing event space and services to the community for 100 years. Manchester Country Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club division of Troon, the world’s largest golf and hospitality management company.

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Dave is a longtime golf writer, who was the managing editor at a regional monthly golf magazine for 11 years before becoming editor and feature writer at eSouthernGOLF six years ago. He also contributes stories to Golf Coast Magazine, GolfTrips, GoGolfandTravel, Traveling Golfer Canada, Ohio Golf Journal and the IAGTO. Additionally, he’s a staff writer for Georgia Golf Trail. Dave’s insight and unique perspective allows him to create interesting articles. He can be reached at

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