Our group got lucky and played Formby on a bright sunny day with hardly any wind. It was a track we’d all been keen to play and we weren’t disappointed. The par 5th 3rd got it all going for us with colourful heathery rough edging the fairway and tall pines framing the green.
For the next half a dozen holes you’re in for a treat with a wonderful mix of holes of varying lengths as the course gets better and better. Our opinion was the quality drops off on the 11th a bit but only based on what you’ve just played. 16 and 17 were two fun holes and the conditioning was great all the way round. It’s a challenge but if your short game is dialled in you should score well.
The clubhouse and service at Formby is extremely friendly and helps complete the overall experience. Traditional not stuffy, classy but not brash. Some good ales too.
While waiting to tee off on the first a member had asked us if we’d played the course before. When we told him we hadn’t he proclaimed it was the best track in the area. I’ve not played many of the courses in the North West but they’ll need to be v special to better Formby.
Date: July 05, 2021