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Formby Golf Club

Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Golfshake Review

Course Information

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

18 holes | Par 72 | 7045 yards | Private | Links

Driving rangeGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Accommodation


Tee Time Information

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.


Visitor Information

  • Societies Accepted to Play

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 28


Contact Information

Address: 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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Formby Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.85

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 57
Average Ratings
4.77 ... Overall Rating
4.87 ... The Course
5.00 ... Course Cond.
4.78 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.32 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.71 ... Pace of play
4.71 ... Hospitality.
4.29 ... Prac. Facil.
4.80 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

57 ratings & 48 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 61 out of 2183.

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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Reviewed Sep 4 2021 by Phil W - rated 5 out of 5
Outstanding course, one of the best courses I have ever played. Each hole was very challenging in it's own way although 6-14 were particularly tough

(Round played: Sep 2021 - Score: 108 Handicap: 27.3)
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Reviewed Aug 15 2021 by Ulf D - rated 5 out of 5
Wonderfully maintained course. Very scenic. A great challenge.
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Reviewed Aug 9 2021 by Alan U - rated 5 out of 5

Brilliant

This is one of my favourite courses. Extremely challenging rough at the moment but very enjoyable none the less

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 101 Handicap: 14)
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Reviewed Aug 5 2021 by Richard M - rated 5 out of 5

The ultimate English golf experience. period

Please read my thorough review here https://www.golfshake.com/course/news/16
586/Formby_Golf_Club_Feature_Review.html


from start to finish this is just class. But stay in the dormy and drink in the whole experience of staying in the historic club house. The golf is amazing, the members and staff are so friendly.
Go play and stay. Find Julie Strong in the office who will sort it all for you. She's amazing!

(Round played: Jul 2021 - Score: 83 Handicap: 11.5)
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Reviewed Sep 15 2020 by Phil W - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic course worth visiting

Fantastic course worth visiting. Superbly kept throughout. Greens like glass, fairways very good. A lovely undulating course

(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 99 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Aug 5 2020 by Alan U - rated 5 out of 5

Amazing

This course is amazing. Very hard though. Staying on the fairway is vital if you want to have any chance of a good round. A gem of a course

(Round played: Aug 2020 - Score: 85 Handicap: 15.6)
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Reviewed Jul 16 2020 by Andrew H - rated 5 out of 5
Excellent course great condition. Always excellent greens and tees are top quality . Practice facilities are always very good

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 81 Handicap: 7)
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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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