We had been here before and as previously Formby Hall and all of the staff did themselves proud! They made our stay as good as it could have been. The weather was fantastic, we managed both days on the patio overlooking the 18th as everyone came in, there aren’t many better settings!
The course was great and we ran a sweep as to how many balls would be lost, the first day 48 of us lost 167 balls, and on the second day 164 balls! I was the only one not to loose a ball on either day, amazing!
The food was great, and there were a lot of attentive staff, always a good sign. We breakfasted in both in the 19th hole, and the restaurant, both were excellent and very reasonably priced. Bar prices were good and after speaking to the Manager we managed to secure a 20% discount on all drinks and bar snacks while we were there. This brought a pint of lager down to less than £3, much to everyone’s delight. This benefited Formby because it meant all 48 of us stayed in the hotel all night rather than looking for other local pubs.
The rooms were great, we had 5 executive rooms
for our dignitaries at no
extra cost, although a few ended up in the disabled shower rooms which they felt could do with updating.
The buggies are expensive at £30 each, and we were limited to booking just 15 of them which was a bit of a downer.
The only real downside for me was when I was asked if we would put 3 people in each of 2 rooms as they were overbooked and a room short, we were offered a "bucket of beers" in exchange. I refused this and I do admit to feeling disappointed at even being asked the question.
All in all though it was a great and memorable trip, we enjoyed it so much so that we are booking up again for next year.