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    Re: Formby Hall - Membership

    Back to the thread on this I know a few people who are members at FH.

    The two things that keeps cropping up as gripes with them are; The course gets very very wet in the winter almost unplayable at times. Secondly as mentioned with visitors being a big attraction to the FH resort and neighboring courses, the round times can be painfully slow and long. I have witnesses this as a guest where its been over 5 hours to play 18. Like all places they have blocks out just for members.

    I think its a pretty decent course in the summer and a tough test of golf.

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    Re: Formby Hall - Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    Back to the thread on this I know a few people who are members at FH.

    The two things that keeps cropping up as gripes with them are; The course gets very very wet in the winter almost unplayable at times. Secondly as mentioned with visitors being a big attraction to the FH resort and neighboring courses, the round times can be painfully slow and long. I have witnesses this as a guest where its been over 5 hours to play 18. Like all places they have blocks out just for members.

    I think its a pretty decent course in the summer and a tough test of golf.
    Cheers for this. I appreciate the info

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    Re: Formby Hall - Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by Stegsie View Post
    Hanging fire until Feb / Mar works for me.

    Cheers all!
    Ok just let me know

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    Re: Formby Hall - Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by Stegsie View Post
    Cheers for this. I appreciate the info
    We played on the 2 rounds 1 night BB deal a couple of years ago and the course was in great condition, despite it absolutely chucking it down on the 1st day. I booked it and they did have block bookings for members, I think up to mid day Sunday but not sure Monday onwards, think we played from 11 onwards on the Monday.

    I guess it's like all hotel course's, if you can play before a certain time you'll be fine if not then I'd expect a 5 hour round which is how long it took us to get round. Clubhouse food is very good but at hotel prices.

    We all enjoyed it but it was busy.
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    Re: Formby Hall - Membership

    Really in two minds on what to do. Will have a think about it over the weekend.

    Definitely leaving our place, so might even do a Year as a nomad and save some pennies for West Lancs!

    Decisions, decisions ...

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    Re: Formby Hall - Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by Stegsie View Post
    Really in two minds on what to do. Will have a think about it over the weekend.

    Definitely leaving our place, so might even do a Year as a nomad and save some pennies for West Lancs!

    Decisions, decisions ...
    I really enjoy WL but I honestly don't know if I could handle being beaten up by that course/weather on a weekly basis especially when its the most expensive 1st year join apart from Royal Birkdale in the area.

    Still a really nice course and being a member would be superb if you are coming from a wet inland golf club.

    Pity the clubhouse does nothing for me but each to their own.

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    Re: Formby Hall - Membership

    I could happily sneak out to the back 9 on a quiet summers evening and get lost working on my game.

    If you get free range balls and access to the par 3 course then its an ideal spot to improve your game.
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    Re: Formby Hall - Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    I really enjoy WL but I honestly don't know if I could handle being beaten up by that course/weather on a weekly basis especially when its the most expensive 1st year join apart from Royal Birkdale in the area.

    Still a really nice course and being a member would be superb if you are coming from a wet inland golf club.

    Pity the clubhouse does nothing for me but each to their own.
    I'd have to agree with you on this.

    I think it's a great test of golf though. I enjoy it the more I play it and I think if you played there every week you'd soon learn to play the tough conditions. as you know Crosby is windy all year round!!

    Where do you play?

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    Re: Formby Hall - Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by Stegsie View Post
    Really in two minds on what to do. Will have a think about it over the weekend.

    Definitely leaving our place, so might even do a Year as a nomad and save some pennies for West Lancs!

    Decisions, decisions ...
    Do it Stegsie. I'd resign myself to writing my 1st years subs off and enjoy the course.

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    Re: Formby Hall - Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart_C View Post
    I'd have to agree with you on this.

    I think it's a great test of golf though. I enjoy it the more I play it and I think if you played there every week you'd soon learn to play the tough conditions. as you know Crosby is windy all year round!!

    Where do you play?
    Fortunately I have the pleasure of playing Hillside twice a week.

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