Here's what people are saying about Formby Golf Club

A selection of our recent reviews:

“It was a real pleasure to discover the Formby golf course. I had heard a lot of good things about this journey and I was not disappointed. I had the chance to play in a nice sun, a slight breeze, and the conditions of the course were very good despite the climatic conditions of the day before, where the rain had fallen without stopping. Holes number 9 and 10 are my favorite! I love this kind of course, that’s what I call real golf!!! See you soon.”

Raphael Jacquelin – European Tour Professional

‘I was absolutely blown away by the fierceness and beauty of Formby. It’s hands down one of the best courses I have ever played. It’s JUST far enough back from the shore to be playable in all conditions but also one of those courses that will fairly endorse a good day’s play and punish you when you are playing poorly. The greens were sensational and I would have lost many more balls had I not been playing in a tournament with crowds and spotters – it’s a really tough track! The staff at Formby made me feel really welcome, the food is fabulous and I really look forward to my next trip there.’

Georgie Bingham – TV Presenter

What a fantastic place to play golf. Dad and I have thoroughly enjoyed our birthday break playing both courses. Both, are absolutely fantastic and so varied in their challenges. With the sun a shining both courses played and looked phenomenal. It really has been a pleasure to visit, play and stay. This place may get overlooked when selecting courses to play, due to the neighbouring courses and the total number in such proximity, but my word these golf courses need to be played. The condition of both was superb. The challenge both posed fantastic and it really is a shame that the entire golfing world hasn’t been able to view this stunning golf setup. It’s going to last long in the memory that is for sure. All staff we came into contact with, from Julie at the reception desk, Megan and John in the bar and the gentlemen cleaning and setting up (forgive me I didn’t catch his name) the welcome we have had was brilliant. Everyone was so welcoming and full of positivity and smiles. Julie is a credit to the club, her assistance throughout was brilliant. It was a real shame to leave this golfing gem but do hope to return in the near future to play here once again. With an easterly wind I think we got off lightly on the mens course. An exceptional trip. Thanks to all and hope to see you all again. Keep up the good work and thank you again.’

Weekend to Remember

“We have just returned from an unforgettable weekend at Formby golf club stopping in the Dormy House for 2 nights and playing 2 rounds on the Links and one on the Ladies course.We were a party of 8 golfers from North Wales whose handicaps ranged from 1 to 14.From the moment we arrived on Friday morning until we left on Sunday afternoon everything was perfect.We were greeted by Elaine on reception who in a very pleasant manner explained all the procedures now in place and Karen then escorted us to our rooms and explained everything that we needed to know.Throughout our stay all of the staff in the bar and restaurant were very friendly and courteous and went out of their way to make our stay so pleasant.The golf course was absolutely magnificent and in fantastic condition and proved a real test to us all and having played at all the major courses Formby is up there with the best of them.Thanks to the pro for his advice and all the members for making us so welcome.”


“We played Formby in early July. We had rain for nearly the entire day, and yet it was truly amazing. This is a magical course. From the greeting in the pro shop by Andrew to the fabulous layout to drinks and lunch after in the beautiful clubhouse, we felt so comfortable. The course beat us up but we enjoyed every second.”

Superb Golf course

“What a fabulous golf course, great variety of holes, loved it all. From contacting to book up a tee time, to checking course status, paying, pro shop, soup & sandwiches, clubhouse, to playing, to the course, just everything fantastic.

Millionaires golf in still/sunny conditions. Hope to return this winter and squeeze in the Formby ladies course on the same trip, which looked nice from what we could see of it.”

Another great trip to formby!!

“Sixteen of us visited fabulous formby and everyone of us had a great day. Some of us have played here before so new what to expect. The six lads whose first visit it was were blown away by the place. We will be back!!”

“The clubhouse is tasteful and classy and the members were very, very friendly and helpful!
A top spot with a unique atmosphere … !!!”

“Formby is one of the best places in England! The Links Course with deep pot bunkers runs through wooded areas at times! The tracks 7,8,9,10 & 11 belong to the best I’ve ever played! Unique and spectacular!

The clubhouse is tasteful and classy and the members were very, very friendly and helpful!
A top spot with a unique atmosphere … !!!”

“From walking in to Reception the welcome was exceptional. ALL the staff and members did their best to make us feel welcome over our two day stay. A true golfing experience, what a course 👍👍
Thank you”

“Wonderful club, friendly outgoing members make visiting here a great experience. The golf course is outstanding and has hosted many great competitions. We were fortunate enough to hold an Arnold Palmer Cup at this venue and I can only say that it was a treat. If you have the opportunity to visit don’t miss it.”

“One of the very best courses I have ever had the privilege of playing. Facilities and staff service are also 2nd to none! Ps I only gave 5 stars as I couldn’t give 7 !!!”

“Words cannot describe this golfer’s paradise. There is no other course like it in the area. I discovered this course fairly recently and will not stop coming backThe clubhouse is classic, the dormy is a treat (yes, you can actually stay in the clubhouse!), the staff are charming and the course is outstanding. Varied geography (woodlands, links and views of the sea-what more could you ask for?) I do not even want to compare it to the 3 Open courses in the area since it is superior to those courses in many ways. It is a true, world-class golf experience. Right when you are being tested you are rewarded with a memorable hole that you will be telling your friends about for years to come.”

“5 star from the moment I emailed Julie . Nothing is a problem. Everyone has been helpful, thoughtful, understanding, gone above and beyond to make this a memorable 2 days at a superb test of golf . Was lucky with the weather a very nice 14° at end of Feb … courses were great.”