What They Said About Formby Golf Club

What they said about Formby Golf Club. Here are a selection of high profile quotes about Formby Golf Club

Doug Ghim – PGA Tour Professional

“Formby Golf Club is an incredible place. It was my first taste of links golf, and I fell in love with it as soon as I got there. Everything is placed there for a reason- you have to play the course the way the designer intended everyone to play it. You cannot simply over power this course. You must be patient and sound with your execution. Formby Golf Club makes a great test for anyone who gets the chance to play it!”

Colin Montgomerie OBE

8 European Tour Order of Merit titles, European Ryder Cup Captain 2010

“Even though I lost to Jose Maria Olazabal at Formby in the final of the 1984 British Amateur Championship I still hold fond memories of the club and course.  Formby provides golfers with a truly wonderful experience from both a playing and aesthetic point of view.

The stunning blend of mature dunes, pine trees and heath land offers an alluring setting and one that compliments the other great courses on the Lancashire coastline.”

Colin Montgomerie OBE, July 2012  

Matteo manassero

2009 British Amateur Champion (Formby Golf Club), 4 European Tour victories

“There will always be a special place in my heart for Formby Golf Club.  It’s links are a tremendous test of golf and the reception I received from the club and its members during the week of the 2009 British Amateur Championship was very touching. 

Formby has so many exceptional holes but my most memorable is the par 3 16th.  At 139 yards it’s short, however, the small raised green is guarded by three deep bunkers and depending upon the wind you can be hitting wedge or four iron.  Par is definitely a good score here.”

Matteo Manassero, May 2011      

Peter Alliss

English Professional Golfer, BBC Television Presenter and Commentator

“As I was brought up on heather, pine, gorse and silver birch those are at the forefront of my mind. There are quite a few of them dotted around the British Isles but they are not in huge numbers. A couple here, a small nest of courses there, all of which are a delight to me. Why? Because if the sun shines on a winter’s day with a blue sky, looking out from the clubhouse, the view is pretty well always the same and you can always find your ball on the course during the winter months as it is not hidden under millions of leaves!

I have visited Formby Golf Club on a few occasions and they have always been most enjoyable because of the terrain and some very handsome, tall pine trees which give it great character, and the addition of Formby Ladies Golf Club just alongside – what a bonus. Two for the price of one.”

Peter Alliss, January 2012

Nick Dougherty

3 European Tour Victories

“For me Formby is the prize jewel on what is England’s finest golfing coast. I was fortunate enough to grow up playing my golf on Formby’s fairways and it no doubt helped to teach me a lot of the skills and shots that have propelled me to being the tour player I am today…. My favourite hole is the first at Formby. I have always been a fan of opening holes that cut out the small talk and get straight to the point. 

The 1st at Formby certainly does that.. Out of bounds all the way down the preferable right side of the hole provides a daunting tee shot to even the most accomplished of golfers, and asks the question of you from the opening moment. A difficult narrow entrance to this green also makes approaches from the safe left side of the fairway treacherous and four here is never to be sniffed at.”

Nick Dougherty, May 2011