Designer: Willie Park / James Braid / Harry S. Colt
Length: 7,031 yards
Founded in 1884, Formby may the prettiest of the eight top-notch links courses on the Lancashire coast.
Formby is a unique course as the holes are routed in a huge anti-clockwise circle around the Formby Ladies’ Club which sits slap bang in the middle of the men’s course.
Although not as difficult as its big-brother neighbours, don’t be fooled into thinking that this course is easy. Bunkering is strategic, the fairways are undulating and the rough is strewn with heather, however the pines provide some protection from the wind. Formby will suit both links lovers and the player who prefers the softness of inland golf.
Formby is a relatively unknown course, mostly because many golfers flock towards the three big Royals in this area (Liverpool, Birkdale and Lytham St. Annes), but a stop at Formby is highly recommended as a unique and exciting golf experience.