Formby Golf Club

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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

Golf Pro: Andrew Witherup | Tel: 01704 873 090

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

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  • Midweek Guide: £150.00 per day *
  • Weekend Guide: £165.00 per day *

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

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

Driving rangeGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Accommodation

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  • Societies Accepted to Play

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 28


Formby Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.87

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 54
Average Ratings
4.74 ... Overall Rating
4.86 ... The Course
5.00 ... Course Cond.
4.75 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.27 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.63 ... Pace of play
4.75 ... Hospitality.
4.06 ... Prac. Facil.
4.73 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

54 ratings & 41 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 27 out of 2122.

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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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Reviewed Sep 3 2019 by David P - rated 5 out of 5

A great course and experience

two rounds of golf, stayed in the dormy B&B. Wonderful service and a wonderful golf experience. We have played here for 5 consecutive years now, and have always enjoyed the visit. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed Aug 10 2019 by Pj F - rated 5 out of 5
Spectacular, in every sense of the word. Awesome from first tee to 18th green. An absolute must
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Reviewed Jul 12 2019 by Alan U - rated 5 out of 5

Brilliant

Second time around formby this year. As always it was challenging and as always the course was fantastic. Probably my favourite course. Brilliant

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 94 Handicap: 19.1)
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Reviewed May 8 2019 by Alex P - rated 5 out of 5

A tremendous course

One of the best in the North West. Add this to any trip to the area. The 7th is one of the finest par 4 holes in the country.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 89 Handicap: 11.4)
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Reviewed Apr 22 2019 by Phil C - rated 5 out of 5
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(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 82 Handicap: 12)
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Reviewed Aug 9 2018 by David P - rated 5 out of 5

A wonderful club & course

We are always greeted with a warm welcome.
Club house is especially nice & shorts are permitted.
Drinks, food & service are top quality.
The course is rather special including a good test of your golf skills.
Highly recommended

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 83 Handicap: 7.4)
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Reviewed Apr 14 2018 by Andrew H - rated 4 out of 5
Great course. Rained a lot the last few days but course was in great condition.drains extremely well.

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 80 Handicap: 6.4)
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Reviewed Jan 31 2018 by CB Amsterdam - rated 5 out of 5

Truly Incredible

I have played this course many times and it is incredible. It is a challenge, it is fun and the views are fantastic. The holes are fun and hard at the same time. I would play this course over any of the 3 Open courses in the area any day. Depending on the wind coming off the sea, I have played the par-3 #10 with an 8-iron and with a 3-wood! So the course can be different every time you play it. You have to play this course-a true gem. The club house is splendid too, great staff and you can even stay in the dormy right in the clubhouse. The full package. I normally do not write reviews like this but this course deserves it. Thank you Formby Golf Club!
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Reviewed Jan 29 2018 by Jeff D - rated 5 out of 5

Great course

Played a lot on this course lately as it?s drainage has been coping really well with all the rain.
Most of the other golf courses are closed do to flooding.
Every time it seems to get more enjoyable as my course management is improving
It?s a difficult course for high handicappers with a lot of water hazards and pot bunkers.
The course is well laid out with some very interesting holes.
The green keepers do a fantastic job looking after the course keeping it in excellent condition constantly improving its condition.
Overall I would recommend this course to everyone & is worth a visit.
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Reviewed Nov 9 2017 by Richard M - rated 5 out of 5

Formby fantastic second year running

Golfshake Team ReviewJust live this course. If it is good enough for Bubba Watson's practice before the Open.... say no more. The course is superb. The tree lined first nine are magnificent ( we all struggled to score well) and the back nine links is so enjoyable ( and a bit easier) I find myself standing looking around sucking in all the views not forgetting the sea view from the 10th and the waves were so loud. One golfer drove 6 hours from south coast to be here it is that good. Staying in the Dormy house to play the slightly shorter 'ladies' course tomorrow. Massive shout out to the lady who organises everything Julie Stong in the office. She is so friendly and can't do enough to help make your stay perfect she even say with us to have morning coffee.....she just sums up the place....so friendly! The £240 4 ball with soup and sandwiches is so good value. Only downside was the course was busy before we went out so round took 4 hours 45. So only just finished on the 18th by the lights of the clubhouse

(Round played: Nov 2017 - Score: 93 Handicap: 15.1)
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Reviewed Oct 12 2017 by Matthew C - rated 5 out of 5
Brilliant links. Fantastic conditions including quick greens and lush fairways.

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 99 Handicap: 17)
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Reviewed Oct 5 2017 by Phil C - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic as Ever

My favourite coast on the coast. Love being able to play here when i get the chance. Everything about the course and its condition is simply superb - shame about my golf on the day!

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 89 Handicap: 11.4)
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Reviewed Oct 3 2017 by David W - rated 5 out of 5

Wonderful

A fabulous course which is beautiful and challenging. Would highly recommend to anyone.

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 97 Handicap: 12.3)
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Reviewed Jul 26 2017 by Andrew W - rated 5 out of 5

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!

19th July 2017
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Reviewed Jun 13 2017 by Symon H - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jun 5 2017 by Derrick E - rated 4 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jun 1 2017 by Bruce V - rated 5 out of 5

WOW! You won't regret playing this beauty

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Reviewed May 7 2017 by Marcus K - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Nov 14 2016 by Bruce V - rated 5 out of 5
Golfshake Team ReviewWOW!
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!

This is what golf is supposed to be like everywhere
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Reviewed Nov 8 2016 by Richard M - rated 5 out of 5
Golfshake Team ReviewIncredible -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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