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Formby Golf Club

Formby Golf Club

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Formby Golf Course8th Hole – Signature Hole FormbyDescription:

Formby Golf Club is a charming links course
perfectly situated between the seaside of St Annes and city of Liverpool. The
links is located on a Site of Specific Scientific Interest, where the natural
fauna is in a uniquely preserved condition. The course is surrounded by huge
pine trees  are creating a special heathland atmosphere. Formby is a relatively difficult course to play having regarded its distinctive bunkering strategy.


The history of Formby dates back to a
century ago. The original 18 hole course was redesigned by the well known
Willie Park. The course was going through some minor changes in 1920’s and 1930’s  by James Braid and Messrs Hawtree & Taylor.
Later on the structure of the course was changed because of the Liverpool construction
affecting the flow of the river Mersey. Therefore the shoreline near the 8th
and the 9th greens went through significant erosion. As a
consequence, some holes were redesigned, trees were planted and bunkers have
been created. In the late nineties the course was extended to the length of
7028 yards. More recently a larger practice ground was added to the site near
to the 14th hole course.

Quotes :

Bernard Darwin has perfectly highlighted
the unique feature of the course. In his book The Golf Courses of the British Isles
he wrote: “The greens are beautifully green; they are likewise very true and
keen enough, without ever being bare and hard. The lies, too are excellent, and
it is altogether one of those courses where the player’s fate is entirely in
his own hands. If he plays well everything will conspire to help him on his way,
but he has got to play very well – good, sterling, honest golf: there is no mistake
about that at Formby.”


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