Alongside the impressive practice facilities, our dedicated team of PGA qualified AA professionals utilise the latest cutting edge analysis technology to ensure that golfers of every level have the opportunity to understand and improve each aspect of their game.

Academy Facilities:

  • 9 Hole Woodhey Dunes Course
  • Indoor to Outside Teaching Room including GASP Video Analysis, integrated with Force-Plate, Trackman and K-Vest
  • 26 bay Floodlit Weather Proof Driving Range
  • Power-Tee Automatic Range Hoppers
  • Srixon Practice Balls
  • Short Game Area – including 7 bunkers, 5 greens and 5 teeing areas
  • Indoor Putting Green
  • 3 Outdoor Putting Greens
  • Harold Swash Putting School
  • Ample free parking
  • Cafe & Restaurant Facilities

One on one golf lessons are structured to allow you to focus on your individual requirements. Our PGA approved instructors will assess your strengths and weaknesses before prescribing the correct program to help you achieve your goals.

Whether you are making your first few steps or looking to develop your game, our coaching team have the experience to help you feel at ease in an environment that lends itself to learning new skills. Furthermore we offer a variety of golf lessons that are designed to fit around you and your schedule, so you can learn to play golf at a time that suits you.

Call the Golf Shop & Academy Team on 01704 875 699 or click here to send us an e-mail for more information or to book.

Did you know that Formby Hall is home to the first PGA National Residential Golf Academy in the UK?

We were awarded this status back in 2008 based on our accommodation and superb coaching and practice facilities.

What does this mean for you?

That we have created a fun coaching environment that lends itself to learning new skills.

Our Residential Tuition packages are available from 2 through to 5 day trips and also allow you to relax and unwind by taking advantage of our stunning hotel facilities including swimming pool and Leisure club, Spa, L37 Restaurant and Cocktail Bar.

Our dedicated team of PGA qualified professionals have designed the itineraries to ensure that every aspect of the game is covered, from maximising your distance from the tee and striking crisp iron shots, to distance control techniques and rolling your putts more consistently.

Residential Tuition golf breaks are available for all, whether you are new to the game or an established golfer. The fantastic state of the art facilities at the PGA Golf Academy allow us to offer a wide range of services, all aimed at giving you a memorable coaching break and taking your golf game to the next level.

Residential Coaching Dates

  • Please contact the Golf Academy for upcoming dates

Residential Coaching Pricing

  • One Night, Two Day – Price on Application
  • Two Night, Three Day – Price on Application

*Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

If you have specific requirements or would like to discuss alternative dates or enquire about availability on our forthcoming dates then our Golf Academy staff will be more than happy to hear from you.

Call the Golf Shop & Academy Team on 01704 875 699 or click here to send us an e-mail for more information or to book.

Get your golf game off to the best possible start with our Give Golf a Go group classes. Our experienced PGA Instructors teach you the fundamentals and help you build a consistent, technically sound golf swing. You will discover what each club is designed to do, how to hold the club and stand to the ball as well as how to develop a golf swing built around sound fundamentals.

We run 12 classes on a monthly basis and they are one hour in duration with group sizes typically between four and eight people. No need to bring your own equipment, we will supply clubs and with the Academy being under cover, we never get rained off!

£40 for unlimited access to 8 sessions or £10 per session

Practice facilities

Don’t forget you can use our practice facilities including driving range, short game area and PAR3 course any time you like. If you don’t have any clubs don’t worry, we’ll let you use ours.

Call the Golf Shop & Academy Team on 01704 875 699 or click here to send us an e-mail for more information or to book.

Our full time PGA qualified instructors blend years of experience of studying thousands of swings, researching different teaching styles and attending PGA advanced coaching seminars to help deliver first class instruction.

Gareth Benson, Lead Coach – View profile here

Richie Marsden, Head Coach – View profile here

Norman Marshal, Senior Coach – View profile here

Call the Golf Shop & Academy Team on 01704 875 699 or click here to send us an e-mail for more information or to book.

At Formby Hall we recognise that if you invest time and money in your game then you need to play your best to fully enjoy your golf. This however can be restricted if your equipment doesn’t match your technique.

We offer the following fitting Options;

Free Standard test

We stock a selection of test clubs from club manufactures which can be tested at any time on our driving range. Our Golf shop staff will advise you on the length, lie and design of the clubs which will then allow you to try the clubs in your own time against your current clubs.


Trained by leading club manufacturers, our expert fitting professionals will guide you through the fitting process and provide you with a recommendation on a set of clubs designed to suit your build and technique.

Using our Trackman radar we take over 20 measurements per shot including swing and club speeds, smash factor, spin rates, launch & land angles, ball dispersion and distances. This data allows us to accurately identify the correct club head and shaft combination to help you play your best no matter what level of ability or experience you have giving you the confidence that your clubs are tailored for you.

What is the cost for a Pro-Fit?

Because of the time required by our professionally trained staff to provide this service and the equipment required to produce the detail and accuracy in the fitting process the cost is £50 for iron or wood fittings each. When you consider how often and the clubs are to be used and the importance to your game we believe that this represents good value.

Will you get the fitting fee back if I buy the clubs?

No you don’t but we appreciate your visit and as a thank you we will offer you a voucher to redeem separately against range balls or a range card.

As we regularly check our prices against our competitors and the internet we also guarantee that we can provide you with a very competitive quote for your new clubs.

Call the Golf Shop & Academy Team on 01704 875 699 or click here to send us an e-mail for more information or to book.

26 Bay Floodlit Driving Range

One of the leading practice facilities in the North West, the golf driving range has 21 individual bays, 3 teaching bays and a private swing analysis rooms. The Driving Range is equipped with white Srixon Range Balls, high visibility Srixon distance markers and is open to non-members.

Driving Range Prices

  • 40 Balls – £3.50
  • 70 Balls – £5
  • 100 Balls – £6.50

Additional Facilities

• Ample free parking
• Pro-shop
• PGA Golf Academy
• Cafe & Restaurant facilities
• No membership required, open to the public seven days a week

Power tee

The driving range is fully installed with Power tee automated teeing systems. Golfers have the opportunity to practice hitting irons and fairway woods from two different surfaces with up to 40 different tee height options allowing you select your ideal tee height.

Driving Range Loyalty Cards

Formby Hall Golf Resort, for your golf days and golf breaks with a PGA Golf Course for you to enjoy.

Chipping Area – Practice

The PGA Golf Academy has a dedicated chipping area including 5 target greens and 7 bunkers. Available to members and non-members to work on their short game skills. Simply call into the golf shop to hire a practice ball tube.

Open all year round.

  • £10 per session
  • Ball hire available from the golf shop
  • Available to non-members
  • Discounts available through our PGA Golf Academy Memberships

Call the Golf Shop & Academy Team on 01704 875 699 or click here to send us an e-mail for more information or to book.

Welcome to Harold Swash Putting School of Excellence

Harold Swash Putting has more than 40 years’ of experience in the golf industry through coaching, golf club design and the creation of putting training aids.

As a result of it’s passion for coaching, Director of Instruction Phillip Kenyon, brings to the golfing public the Putting School of Excellence, offering golfers of all abilities the chance to conquer the ‘Game within a Game’.

Phil and Harold between them have coached some of the world’s leading players such as Padraig Harrington, David Howell, Henrik Stenson, Darren Clarke, Oliver Wilson, Oliver Fisher Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam, amongst many others.

Call the Golf Shop & Academy Team on 01704 875 699 or click here to send us an e-mail for more information or to book.