Formby Golf Club

  Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Formby Golf Club, Merseyside is an 18 hole, par 72 (7045 yard), private, links golf course established in 1910.

Contact Information

Golf Road, Formby, Merseyside, L37 1LQ United Kingdom

Tel: 01704 872164 | Fax: 01704 833028

Website: http://www.formbygolfclub.co.uk

Golf Pro: Andrew Witherup | Tel: 01704 873 090

Contact/Secretary: Stuart Leech (Sec Mgr)

Tee Time Information

Price Guide: £££££
  • Midweek Guide: £140.00 per day *
  • Weekend Guide: £150.00 per day *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 18 holes | Par 72 | 7045 yards | Private | Links

Facilities: Driving range, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Accommodation available, golf course.

  • Societies Accepted to Play

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 28

Location: Formby, Lancs (on the A565 between Liverpool and Southport).

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Formby Golf Club Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.64

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 40
Breakdown Averages

4.69 ... Overall Rating
4.84 ... The Course
4.72 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.14 ... VFM
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40 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 74 out of 1839.

HIGHLY RATED - 100% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: The course is located within the sandhills and pine woods of Formby, the natural terrain providing a memorable challenge to the golfer. Members play the course at 6505 yards but the championship length has recently been increased to 7028 yards. Accuracy is always required since the indigenous heather protects much of the rough and great caution is required whether this be off the tee, in approach shots, or on the green.


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Andrew W rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 26 2017

Stunning links golf course
Despite the rain I loved every hole on this gorgeous links course. Set with the backdrop of pine trees, each hole is interesting and challenging in its own right. The greens are some of the best I have ever played on. Club has top class practice facilities, good size changing rooms with showers and food in the bar was good value. The pro shop and starter offered a warm welcome especially being the week of The Open. Can't wait to go back one day!

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Symon H rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 13 2017

Thank you for a wonderful introduction to Links golf.. A warm welcome, a beautiful course and lovely people

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 108 Handicap: )
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Derrick E rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 5 2017

Excellent Links Course
Excellent course in great condition. Plenty of dangers await from deep bunkers, heather, obscured fairways etc. Large challenging greens with undulations, but true roll of the ball. Would certainly help if different coloured flags for pin positions were used. Tough course but very interesting.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 18.2)
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Bruce V rated 5 out of 5 - Nov 14 2016

WOW!
What a club, what a welcome, what staff..... from Julie on reception, to Tony at the bar to the extremely helpful waitresses and staff including the exceptionally courteous green staff.
This course was great fun and my first proper links course it was as hard as you may think..... deadly if you dont stay on fairways and the greens were a combination of difficult and fun in judt the right quantity

Highly recommend the dormy accommodation, breakfast and bar food!

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Richard M rated 5 out of 5 - Nov 8 2016

Incredible -can't wait to go back. it is just a fabulous course. I could not stop getting my ipad out to capture the scenery. wish I took my A game - if you miss the fairway on the first few you are hacking multiple tikmes out of heather. be warned. Standouts are the evelvated tees on 9th and 14th =- just love the 8th par 5. what a tee shot.
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Kevin B rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 10 2016

One the best courses you'll ever play. Didn't play great but still enjoyed it. Greens were so good even though it was October but they look like they would be great all year round.

(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 91 Handicap: 10.6)
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David P rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 29 2016

A superb golf course and club house. We received a warm welcome throughout our stay in the Dormy house. Superb experience.
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Mel Hadfield / Cheltenham rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 15 2016

Our group of six stayed in the Dormy rooms above the clubhouse during mid June this year. We had some misgivings before arriving, having heard stories of stuffy members and very strict rules etc. They could not have been further from the truth, no you don't need long socks, no you don't need jacket and tie in the lounge etc. We were treated like long serving members, given every courtesy and made to feel more welcome than many lesser clubs have in the past. Indeed on our arrival night there was a members BBQ and function to which we were all invited and made very welcome.The breakfast was superb and we were even given a wraped bacon buuty each on the morning of our departure.
The course is one thing that did meet with the reputation it has, in excellent condition, challenging yet fair with wonderful, ironed greens on which putting was a delight.
We have toured as a group for 22 years throughout the UK and this will always remain as one of our favourite visits, hopefully we will make it back again one day.
So my advice to any golfer thinking about playing this magnificent course, go ahead and do it and I'm sure you will be made as welcome as we were.
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Ryan B rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 3 2016


great course. loved it. one of the best ive ever played!!! a pleasure.

(Round played: Dec 2015 - Score: 97 Handicap: 15.6)
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Duncan S rated 5 out of 5 - May 3 2016


A superb course with some parkland style holes amongst links holes. Greens were good but slow due to recent rainfall. Lovely Clubhouse and a warm welcome.
(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 82 Handicap: )
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Gordon C rated 5 out of 5 - Dec 4 2015


Superb course in excellent condition despite the recent poor weather
(Round played: Dec 2015 - Score: 102 Handicap: )
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Raymond V rated 4 out of 5 - Nov 10 2015

A very well kept course in a beautiful setting - a real joy to play. Clubhouse and facilities to match but perhaps a shade expensive.

(Round played: Nov 2015 - Score: 107 Handicap: 25.3)
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Michael S rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 21 2015

First class course in every sense. Bunker sand is like icing sugar.

(Round played: Oct 2015 - Score: 100 Handicap: 18.5)
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Sam M rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 30 2015


Fantastic course.superb greens and a great clubhouse. Can't recommend enough
(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 80 Handicap: 5.6)
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Warren B rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 18 2015


what a course superb course the best I have ever played

(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 108 Handicap: 21.3)
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Chris D rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 15 2015


A proper old English championship course. Stunning views, tough but fair when you hit what your aiming at. Greens were fantastic
(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 98 Handicap: 20.9)
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Nathan C rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 10 2015


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(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 97 Handicap: 22.1)
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Michael (Manchester) rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 2 2015

Absolutely different class. Not a weak hole on the course and some to be in awe of. Greens were impeccable. One of the very best around and hospitality to match from the pro shop to the bar staff. Worth an overnight stay in the haunted scooby doo mansion too as things do indeed go bump in the night!
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Callum D rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 30 2015


Top course and facilities. I will back again!
(Round played: Mar 2015 - Score: 84 Handicap: 12.4)
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Ian P rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 18 2014

Probably the most stunning course I`ve played and a fantastic challenge, particularly when the weather isn`t at its best!

(Round played: Oct 2014 - Score: 88 Handicap: 13.1)
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