We thoroughly enjoyed our short golf break at Formby Hall Golf
and Spa Resort. It's located just a few miles from the coastal town of
Southport, which is styled as the capital of England's Golf Coast.
The hotel is quite modern in design and is exceptionally
comfortable with a wide range of facilities including spa treatment, golf
academy, pro shop and restaurant. The rooms are modern in design and well
furnished. We upgraded to a deluxe room which gave a wonderful sunlit view
of the 18th green and approaching golfers.
The clubhouse, which forms part of the hotel complex, is
modern and spacious, serving a range of food and drink, with picture
windows and a spacious patio overlooking the 9th and 18th greens. All the staff
were very friendly and helpful.
The golf course itself is a parkland layout, which is quite
flat with no severe slopes or gradients, making for an easy walk in pleasant
surroundings. This makes it very suitable for golfers of all age ranges.
The course is quite long and relies heavily on water for its defence. In fact,
water features on some 14 of the 18 holes so it's probably wise to bring a good
supply of balls! The greens are well kept and have interesting undulations to
keep you on your toes when putting, but not so severe as to be beyond the
The course is very popular and well used and was showing signs
of winter repair work. Our visit was in early April, so I fully
expect a few weeks growth will make these areas indistinguishable from the rest
of the course which is perfectly well
You should be aware that as the hotel and course are
conveniently located they are very popular, especially with golf societies
which, unfortunately, can have an effect on the pace of play; something to bear
in mind when choosing when to play this delightful venue.
I was very impressed with the team at Your Golf Travel who
were professional, friendly and courteous. A couple of emails and phone calls
and all the arrangements were made and everything on the golf break itself
went smoothly. I shall certainly use you guys again.
Overall I'd highly recommend Formby Hall and
Your Golf Travel to anyone who is looking for a good-value short golf-break in
the North-West of England.