I played Formby about 20 years ago and, to be honest, I'd forgotten what a good course it is. The first few holes are relatively flat and gentle, giving you no clue as to what lies ahead. Every hole asks you questions from tee to green. Most of the holes are separate entities, with no view of other holes. It played fast and firm - exactly as was intended. I boldly stated to my playing partners that they should remove 75% of the trees, which I believe would enhance the course. Heresy! Especially as the club logo is fir tree! By the way, Formby Ladies is fantastic fun; proof, if it were needed, that bigger isn't better.
Date: July 28, 2018