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The golf course is set amongst a pine plantation but plays like a links course. Challenges come in the form of tight fairways, heathery rough and well-protected greens. It provides visitors with a varied challenge and rewards precision shot-making. It does offer respite from the formidable ‘Royal’ links courses along the Lancashire coast, but Formby Ladies is not without its challenges, and the scenery is stunning.
Several holes have elevated tees providing excellent views over the golf course and towards the Irish Sea, whilst the par 3 holes are some of the most difficult you can encounter. The course is carved from sand dunes, and lies on the same ground that its neighbour the Formby Men’s Golf Club resides. Very little has changed about the course and the result is a more natural feel to the course than the Men’s, with little alteration and endemic heather rough, it is reminiscent of the Sunningdale New Course.
Because Formby Ladies and Formby Mens Golf Clubs are owned and operated by the same company, the facilities are shared. The Ladies Clubhouse is a lot smaller than the Men’s, but offers a selection of foods, beverages and coffee throughout opening hours which are either 0830 to 1830 during summer, and 0830 to 1630 during winter. You are welcome to dine and enjoy your post-round meal in the Formby Golf Clubhouse.