Measuring over 7,000 from the championship markers, Formby Hall is a considerable test, and is regarded as a welcome addition to the seemingly endless list of excellent courses in the North-West.
Despite only opening in 1996, Formby Hall has already staged PGA Challenge Tour events, and it's now a regular stop on the PGA Europro Tour with the next event being staged on 4 August, 2010. There are also plans to establish an amateur golf centre with state-of-the-art practice facilities. The grandiose colonial style clubhouse sits proudly above the course, which was the result of much work to convert the marshland that existed previously.
Formby Hall prides itself in its superb putting surfaces, and the parkland resort style provides good variety alongside the numerous links courses dotted along the coastline.
Order a hot-dog or a beer from the clubhouse, which can be contacted by telephone from any hole on the course.
Designed by: Alex Higgins
Opened for play: 1996
Previously Hosted: European Challenge Tour (1999-2001), European Seniors Tour, PGA EuroPro Tour
Blue: 7081 Yards, SSS 74
White: 6833 Yards, SSS 71
Yellow: 6462 Yards, SSS 71
Red: 5584 Yards, SSS 73
Signature Hole: Hole 16, Par 3, 187 yards, SI 15
The 16th at Formby is a beautiful Par 3 played over a lake to a well-protected green. With bunkers short left, short right and long there is little alternative but to hit the green...
PGA Par 3 Course
Formby also contains an excellent par 3 course, which has often been described as the best in the UK. While still being a enjoyable challenge, it is great for honing your short game before tackling the main course (par 27)
1395 Yards, SSS 27
Yellow: 1246 Yards, SSS 27