Southport Old Road,
Formby, Merseyside L37 0AB
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Rural countryside and woodland.
9-hole par-27 Short course (1374 yds from back tees).
14 miles N of Liverpool
Leave M57 motorway at exit 7 (which is also the last exit on the M58 motorway) and follow direction Bootle & All Docks. After a few hundred yards at traffic lights turn right direction Formby onto the A565. After 8 miles on A565 just east of Formby, at roundabout (with BP petrol station), turn right into Southport Old Road and head east. After o.8 miles Formby Hall GC is on your right.
Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa: This good-quality, relatively recent and flattish parkland course provides an enjoyable alternative from the more renowned seaside links courses on the other side of the Liverpool-Southport road (e.g. Formby, Hillside, West Lancs and Royal Birkdale). The greens and fairways here are a tad softer, and orchard-sized trees rather than big sand dunes break-up the reasonably open terrain.
Interestingly, and in keeping with its linksland cousins, Formby Hall is festooned with dozens of links-style revetted bunkers. They provide the main hazard on this otherwise parkland-style layout. These excellent and often quite deep bunkers (many pot bunkers among them) provide good definition to the holes and solid defences around the greens.
In addition to the characterful bunkering, water hazards are also a significant factor (and also home to a multitude of water birds) especially on the more interesting and varied back-nine. From the front-nine you'll get occasional glimpses of the old Formby Hall.
Stay & Play at Formby Hall: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 24; women 36. Proof of handicap may be requested.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire if pre-booked.
Nearby RAF Woodvale is the source of the light aircraft that fly over the golf course at Formby Hall; certainly much less noticable and disturbing than an airport used by jet engined aircraft.
Southport Old Road, Formby, Merseyside L37 0AB
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With 62 bedrooms, Formby Hall combines all the charm and individuality of a boutique hotel, with the facilities of a 4-star luxury spa and golf resort. Located just 30 mins from Liverpool, it is an ideal base from which to explore the fabulous golf courses on the Lancashire coast.
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