Formby Ladies Golf Club

Golf Road

Formby

Merseyside

L37 1LQ

01704 873 493

Green fee:

Average rating

8.2

Course

8.6

Greens

7.8

Facilities

7.9

Value

7.8

Hospitality

9

    Set amongst the pine trees and sand dunes of the Lancashire Coast, the course provides a wonderfully varied challenge to the visitor.
    From the red markers, the course is 5,374 yards (4,914 metres) with a Standard Scratch Score of 72.
    The tight fairways and well guarded greens demand skill and precision from golfers of all levels. Indigenous heather protects much of the rough and great caution is required at many holes.

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    Course

    9

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    10

    Average

    8.6

    23/01/2015

    Formby Ladies Golf Club is set in the wonderful golfing Mecca which is commonly known as 'England's Golf Coast'. The Southport/Formby area is filled with an abundance of quality golfing venues and you really are spoilt for choice.

    Formby Ladies can be found quite literally in the middle of Formby Golf Club although the association is very separate and whilst they share the entrance, car park and pro shop the rest is very much within their own Club. I soon realised that when I attempted to enter the men's locker room and found the code I had entered was incorrect due to the fact I was in the men's locker room for Formby and not Formby Ladies! Although it could have been worse I might have been in the ladies!

    The landscape at Formby is stunning even in the middle of January, the evergreen pine trees and heathland coupled with the rolling links like fairways are easy on the eye and you will soon forget what time of the year it is. In the days leading up to our tee time we were experiencing severe frosts across the UK and I was made aware of the possibility of temporary greens in the days prior to arrival which I thought was very efficient and informative. When the day arrived the frost had departed and we played on 16 full greens with 2 Temps, when you consider the average UK temperatures the previous evening this was great news!

    We were greeted by the Club Secretary on arrival who made us feel very welcome and directed us to the first tee which can be found 40-50 yds away from the clubhouse. The opening holes at Formby Ladies give you a clear indicator as to what lies ahead, the yardage of the course is obviously shorter than that of what we are familiar with but with tight fairways and punishing heather boundaries you will have to learn quickly that reaching for the driver every time is not the right move. This course is very much about precision from the tee and if you get it right you will be left with short pitch shots to the green. In our group I managed to lose three balls due to errant tee shots with the driver whereas my playing partner drove two of the greens, so it is very much risk and reward.

    The first green looked to be a 'little fluffy' but this was isolated as the remaining greens ran extremely well and true. The overall condition of the course was very good and I would envisage greens to be excellent in the main season. The layout is interesting and varied, but also very fair, if you are playing well you will score around here and vice versa.

    I would think that Formby Golf Club are quite envious of the finishing hole at Formby Ladies, from the 18th tee you play directly to the clock face that sits at the front of the main clubhouse. It is a great closing hole and a lovely stroll into the finish line.

    The 'Winter deal' for this time of year is £42 to include soup/sandwiches on completion of your round. I have to say they were excellent in the very friendly atmosphere of the clubhouse. In the summertime this course would be quite special, although we think it is certainly a great option for the Winter!

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    Swingers golf society

    Average rating

    8.2

    3rd April, 2019, by Stepierce85

    Played here last week with the swingers golf society. 1st time at the course an its 1 I’ll be back too for sure. it’s a great course kept in top condition throughout fairways to greens, greens are very fast so when hitting approaches make sure to get plenty of loft or you’ll end up with it running off back. Short course but don’t be fooled by the card it’s narrow an tricky An the traps will punish you! Irons off the tee is my advice

    Course

    8

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    9

    Swingers Golf Society

    Average rating

    8.8

    1st April, 2019, by Andyos23

    This was my first outing of the year and what a place to start.
    The day started with a warm and friendly welcome by the club house staff, a quick bacon butty then out on the course.
    What a great course for my first outing. The course was in a great condition and narrow first hole to start. When I play here again I will be looking more for accuracy than distance. The course challenges you and if you miss the fair way you will be reloading as the rough is rough.
    I will 100% be playing this course again, very challenging and great fun.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    10

    My 1st Swingers Outing of 2019

    Average rating

    7.8

    1st April, 2019, by Carl P

    This was my 1st Swingers Society outing of 2019 and what a toughy it proved to be. The corse rough down the left hand side of the 1st hole was impossible to hit out of. The 2nd was equally as tough. The course was no arrow and required accurate shots, but when you went wayward, the course ‘bit you’! A great applause to the Groundstaff & the Club as A Whole. Great Day alround.... see you next year (if not before)

    Course

    9

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    7

    Swingers Golf Society March 2019

    Average rating

    8.2

    1st April, 2019, by andywrigg

    Short but demanding course. Very challenging and had to "think your way around". You cant just smash your way around as some of us were thinking given the short yardage of the course. Greens were small and needed high lofted shots to hold the ball. They were in outstanding condition given the time of year. Staff were friendly and approachable as were the members.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    10

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    6

    Hospitality

    9

    A Credit to the Greenkeepers

    Average rating

    9

    19th March, 2019, by The Housewife

    I play off 17.

    Played here on 16th March 2019 with BGS.

    weather conditions on the day, very windy and [heavy rain towards the last few holes]. Leading up to this we had some terrible weather resulting in most courses being closed.


    The condition of the course was superb and a credit to the greenkeepers. No standing water fairways in great condition, rough not too punishing however you need to stay In play to card a good score.


    quite a short course but a good score is capable if you stay in play.

    Food afterwards. Soup and sandwiches very nice and staff very pleasant.

    No lager/Guiness on tap but has cans and bottles. Fair prices.

    Large putting green outside clubhouse very similar to the greens on the course.

    Highly recommend this wonderful course

    Course

    9

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    Almost weather proof!!

    Average rating

    8.2

    19th March, 2019, by Roper1592

    Visited Formby Ladies GC on 16th March 2019 as part of Bunkers Golf Society and I play off 9hcp.

    I have visited FLGC a number of times now and each time I am impressed with the warmth of welcome, the condition of the course and the layout of the 18 holes. Its a course that demands accuracy and rewards sensible shot selection and course management. Although short, it is by no means easy.

    The week leading up to our visit was horrendous weather with 30mph winds and constant deluges of heavy rain - in fact, the day of our visit wasn't much better. However, the course held up superbly with no standing water throughout, the greens were firm but receptive and we walked off with clean shoes - which is always a good sign.

    The food afterwards was tasty and served with a smile. It always offers good value for money and is a course I regularly recommend to other golfers.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    10

    Bunkers Golf Society 16/03/19

    Average rating

    8.2

    18th March, 2019, by chuck5314

    Visited Formby ladies with the Bunkers Golf Society, the weather had been atrocious all week and wasn't much better when we played, however the course held up brilliantly with virtually no standing water or wet ground. Considering most courses around this areas where shut due to the weather it is a testament to the green staff for the condition of the course.

    Being the time of the year the greens are still coming on but where in good condition for this time of year. All round a really nice course and friendly staff.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    10

    Good short course

    Average rating

    7.2

    17th March, 2019, by jonnymorro

    Course

    7

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    6

    Hospitality

    8

    Bunkers

    Average rating

    8.4

    17th March, 2019, by Mazzo1111

    Course in excellent condition considering recent weather. Full value for money and would definitely return in the future as it is an enjoyable, challenging course to play.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    8

    Awful conditions but course played well!

    Average rating

    8.4

    17th March, 2019, by d1ashley

    I re-visited this excellent course on Saturday, 16th March with fellow members of Bunkers Golf Society.
    Recent weather had been awful and prior to travelling to the course, I had fully expected to receive a message telling me that the greens were flooding and the course would be closed....But no such luck!
    In fact course played superbly. Not a single area of casual water could be found anywhere out there. Quite remarkable considering that there was hardly a let up in the rain.
    Greens and fairways were excellent and with just two or three of the teeing grounds closed in favour of mats, it was a pleasant surprise.
    With the wind howling and the rain driving in from the Mersey estuary it was far from ideal conditions so all credit to our winner who put together a magnificent round to earn an impressive score of 41 points. I must say though that I was glad to get off the course and seek refuge indoors!

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    8

    Fantastic challenging course !

    Average rating

    8.8

    17th March, 2019, by Jpg1001@hotmail.com

    Course

    9

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    9

    Wet,Windy but WonderfulThe

    Average rating

    9.6

    17th March, 2019, by Martay15

    The forecast wasn’t great but having played the course before I knew the elements would not hinder the course in anyway! In actual fact it was in fantastic condition (credit to the green keepers). You have to play this course, some fabulous golfing holes! As always the Bunkers Golf Society boys enjoyed FLGC!

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    10

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    16th March 19

    Average rating

    7

    17th March, 2019, by Mfields94

    Firstly a huge hats off to the green staff for getting the course playable with the recent weather (constant downpour)

    With this being my first time playing Formby Ladies I was fully expecting a flat links course. I was completely wrong it's hilly links course with a parkland feel covered with tight fairways, unforgiving rough and small greens which are tough to dial into if you arent on your game.

    But all in all an aesthetically pleasing course to play. Par 3s understandably off Mats but the course was playing pretty much full length.

    Very warm welcome from all the staff and an enjoyable day all round apart the poor weather.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    6

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    7

    Very good

    Average rating

    8.4

    17th March, 2019, by Swilliams125

    Played here with bunkers GS.
    The club is very welcoming and the food after was good, the course considering the weather was good. One of the best courses in the north west

    Course

    9

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    9

    Always Superb

    Average rating

    8.6

    16th March, 2019, by phil196

    Played here with Bunkers GS on what was Forecast to be one of the windiest and wettest days of the year. The weather wasn’t quite as bad as forecast but a formidable three club wind wasn’t quite what we wanted

    Despite all this the course held up magnificently. A couple of puddles on paths and a few bunkers were full but the fairways and rough were bone dry. It’s such a pleasure at this time of year to have such good courses close to home when even many links courses had to close.

    The greens were excellent as usual and the course is such a brilliant mix of short tight holes with plenty of bunkers and a few nice changes in elevation.

    For a winter course you can’t go wrong. I have never played it in summer but hopefully one day.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    9

    A real gem.

    Average rating

    9.2

    16th March, 2019, by Kevblue

    Visited as part of Bunkers Golf society.

    A superb golf course in pristine condition considering the recent weather. Fabulous layout, there can’t be many courses where the driver is used less. Real thought has to go into club selection.

    We enjoyed soup and sandwiches after our round which were fresh and delicious.

    I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    10

    Hospitality

    10

    Great little course - tight but fair

    Average rating

    9

    16th March, 2019, by sseddon8

    On a day where all other local courses where closed Formby ladies was open and up for the fight. She was immaculately turned out but under the pretty face was an animal ready to bite you. With tight fairways lined with gorse bushes and strategically placed bunkers there’s no easy tee shot. The course rewards the players who plot their way round. The greens are true and fast even in today’s awful conditions. The green staff have done a fantastic job and deserve a lot of praise. Following the round we headed back to the clubhouse for some delightful soup and sandwiches. The staff couldn’t be more attentive. All in all a tremendous course and great value.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    10

    Excellent condition

    Average rating

    8.8

    16th March, 2019, by ParkEndBobby

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    10

    Bunkers Golf Society

    Average rating

    9.2

    16th March, 2019, by SMOGGER1

    Played today in wet and windy conditions. The course stood up to the poor weather very well, no standing water on the course or greens, only standing water in some bunkers. A credit to the ground staff.The practice facilities are good and the food was after are round was excellent. I am looking forward to returning to this great course.

    Course

    9

    Greens

    9

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    9

    Hospitality

    10

    Short, nice layout but not great value.

    Average rating

    5.4

    7th April, 2018, by dmason

    Played in Bunkers event. Short but nice course, greens a bit poor but understandable given the recent weather. More of a concern is the bar didn't have any pumped beers. Just cans or bottles in a fridge. Food was nice and good value. Would put this in the £30 per rd bracket.

    Course

    7

    Greens

    5

    Facilities

    5

    Value

    4

    Hospitality

    6

    Bunkers 2018, Tight tricky course great layout

    Average rating

    8.2

    6th April, 2018, by chuck5314

    Course

    9

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    8

    Hospitality

    9

    Very good, testing course which doesn’t require lenght

    Average rating

    7

    5th April, 2018, by Swilliams125

    Course

    8

    Greens

    6

    Facilities

    7

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    7

    Superb course, short but tricky

    Average rating

    7.6

    5th April, 2018, by Brad67

    Course

    7

    Greens

    7

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    6

    Hospitality

    10

    Excellent course

    Average rating

    7.8

    5th April, 2018, by Mazzo1111

    Course

    9

    Greens

    8

    Facilities

    8

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    7

    Pleasant society visit

    Average rating

    8

    5th April, 2018, by Bunkers Golf Society

    We took Bunkers Golf Society back to Formby Ladies for our 2018 Season Opener on 2nd March 2018

    Its a course we have enjoyed visiting in the past and this time was no different.

    Its been a difficult start to 2018, weather wise, and every course is some distance behind where they would expect to be. Formby Ladies is no different and thats why we have had to score the greens slightly lower than normal on this visit. Usually, they are slick and smooth, on this occasion they were a bit bobbly and multi paced.

    The course itself was lovely as always. Picturesque, well kept and bone dry. It sits within the confines of the mens course, but after the first couple of holes you disappear into the woodland and trees and you don't see it again until around the 16th hole.

    Despite the short length on the card, the course is tricky and is a great way to open the season in our opinion as it requires more than brute strength. It tests accuracy and course management and rewards those who miss 'in the right places'.

    It was £46 golf only, or £51 with soup and sandwiches - which is the top end of what our members vote to pay. If prices were around £5 less then it would be a club that offers absolutely everything for the avid amateur golfer. Still, it is a lovely place to visit and enjoy and you will always be afforded a warm and hospitable welcome.

    Course

    8

    Greens

    6

    Facilities

    9

    Value

    7

    Hospitality

    10