Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa

Southport Old Road,

Formby, Merseyside L37 0AB

  • Office

    +44 (0)1704 875 699
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1704 875 699
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1704 832 134
  • Golf pro

    Richie Marsden (PGA, Head Golf Instructor).
  • Academy

    PGA National Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Alex Higgins

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7081
6462
5548
Par
72
72
73
SSS or slope
73
71
73

At the same location:

Above distances are for the championship Old course. Also at Formby Hall is the nine-hole Woodhey Dunes short course (par-27; 1374 yds from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

53.577884

Longitude:

-3.043926

How to get there:

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

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1996

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.

List of courses: England - Lancs / Cheshire

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 24; women 36. Proof of handicap may be requested.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes at peak times in high season: weekdays £95; weekends £120.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire if pre-booked.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

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.

Where2Stay

  • Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa4-star

    Southport Old Road, Formby, Merseyside L37 0AB

    +44 (0)1704 875 699

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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.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Formby Hall

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Formby; Formby Ladies.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Hillside; Royal Birkdale; Southport & Ainsdale; West Lancashire; Hesketh; Wallasey; Royal Liverpool.

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