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England's Golf Coast

Formby Hall is located at the heart of England's Golf Coast home to 18 of the most challenging and naturally beautiful golf course in Britain.   

Stretching from Cumbria and the Lake District in the north down to the Wirral and Chester in the south, this golfing nirvana offers visitors a jaw-dropping 200 golf courses to choose from, all of which are easily accessible by road, rail networks and International Airports at Liverpool, Blackpool and Manchester.

In total, England’s Golf Coast boasts three of the top 20 and seven of the top 50 courses in the UK and Ireland and four of the links courses are among the WORLD’S Top 80! as well as being home to three of the finest Open Championship courses – Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool and Royal Lytham & St Annes. Together these world-famous venues have hosted the Open Championship on no fewer than 30 occasions since 1897. In addition to these illustrious clubs, England’s Golf Coast also features six regular Open Qualifying venues and a number of championship courses that have staged men’s and women’s Tour events.

Royal Liverpool

Royal Liverpool is one of the oldest and most historic clubs in England and over the years has earned a deserved reputation for presenting some of the finest greens in British golf. Tiger Woods claimed the title when the club staged its eleventh Open in 2006 and it also hosted the inaugural Amateur Championship, the first English Amateur, the first Home Internationals and the precursor to the Walker Cup.  Royal Liverpool will host the 2012 Ricoh Women’s British Open and the Open Championship in 2014.  Royal Liverpool is ranked 15 in the UK and is ranked in the top 80 courses in the World!

Located 39 minutes from Formby Hall

Hillside Golf Club

Hillside lays claim to having the finest homeward nine in British golf and its opening half is scarcely less formidable. It can simply be described as a Links to Test the Best and is regularly called on to host the Amateur and other leading Championships.  Greg Norman once described the back nine at Hillside as the best he had played.  Hillside will co-host the Amateur Championship in 2011 and is ranked as one of UK’s top 100 golf courses.

Located 8 minutes from Formby Hall

Formby Golf Club

Formby might well be the most attractive course on England’s Golf Coast and it vies with neighbour Hillside for the title of best links never to have staged the Open. It is an exceptional test and frequently stages The Amateur, the Home Internationals and other leading national and international events.  Formby co-hosted the Amateur Championship in 2009 and is ranked in the top 80 golf courses in the World!

Located 5 minutes from Formby Hall

West Lancashire Golf Club

West Lancs is one of the ten oldest clubs in England and it boasts a course that is among the most under-rated in the British Isles. It’s a wonderful lay-out and as a bonus it also offers panoramic views of the Mersey Estuary, Anglesey and the distant Welsh Hills.  West Lancs is a final qualifying course for the Open and co-hosted the Amateur Championship in 2009 with Formby and is ranked as one of UK’s top 100 golf courses.

Located 16 minutes from Formby Hall

Hesketh Golf Club

Hesketh is Southport’s oldest golf club.  Professional championship golf has been played on these famous old links from the club`s earliest days, and the course is regularly used as a final qualifying course when the Open is played at Royal Birkdale.  Hesketh hosted the Junior Open Championship in 2008, will host the Centenary Lancashire Amateur Championship in 2010 and is co-host with Hillside for the 2011 Amateur Championship.

Located 15 minutes from Formby Hall

North West Golf Tours

Formby Hall is the place to stay when visiting some of the world's most challenging golf courses located on some of the most naturally beautiful coastline of England's Golf Coast.  We offer a selection of packages at a variety of beautiful courses that include, accommodation in a luxurious room, 3 course dinner each night and a full breakfast each morning.  

Alternatively, if our packages don't suit we can help you book your dream golf trip including everything from you tee-times and transfers to your evening entertainment.  

Call 01704 875699 for more details.

Royal Birkdale

The rugged links at Birkdale is widely regarded as the finest course in England and to date it has hosted nine Open Championships and was recently called on to stage the Ricoh Women’s British Open for the eighth time. It is a stunning test of golf and its short 12th hole stands comparison with any par-3 in world golf.  Royal Birkdale is ranked as England’s number 1 golf course and is also ranked within the top 10 golf courses of the World!

Located 10 minutes from Formby Hall

Royal Lytham & St. Annes

Royal Lytham & St Annes enjoys a deserved reputation as one of Britain’s most challenging courses and in 2012 will stage its eleventh Open Championship. It was at Lytham in 1969 that Tony Jacklin became the first British golfer to win the Open for 18 years and 40 years later that Catriona Matthew claimed the Ricoh Women’s British Open a mere eleven weeks after giving birth to her second child.  Royal Lytham is ranked 17 in the UK and is ranked in the top 80 courses in the World!

Located 55 minutes from Formby Hall

Southport & Ainsdale

James Braid was the architect of the original course at S&A and the five-time Open champion made such a good job that US magazine Golf World chose to describe it as the best designed course in the UK. Back in 1937 it became the first course to host two Ryder Cups and it is still a favourite haunt of lovers of traditional seaside golf.  S&A is ranked as one of UK’s top 100 golf courses.

Located 4 minutes from Formby Hall

Formby Ladies Golf Club

Formby Ladies could well be described as the archetypal hidden gem and should not be missed during any visit England’s Golf Coast. It’s an exceptional little course and counts double open champion Greg Norman and many other leading professionals among its biggest fans.

Located 5 minutes from Formby Hall


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