We've all had plenty of time to dream about where we're going to tee up when we can safely get back out on the course. Here are Steve Carroll's five

Golf courses to play after lockdown: Formby Ladies

golf courses to play after lockdown

You might be starting to see a pattern here. If I’m picking up the clubs again after so many months, I’m not going to be trekking round 7,500 yards of rough-cluttered pain. I want to have fun.

Few courses fit the bill better than Formby Ladies – and not just because I tied my lowest ever score here (76) on the first round of my club’s weekend away when I was captain.

I can leave the driver – easily my worst club – in the car and everything is reachable with a well-placed tee shot and good approach.

But don’t think you can just roll this place over. The fairways are tight, the greens are tiny, and you’ll need to have every part of your game working well to score here.

It’s been described by one of NCG’s Top 100 panellists as “Muirfield scaled down into a bite-sized, manageable, entertaining links.” What more invitation do you need?

What’s the final destination on Steve’s post-lockdown road trip? Find out by turning the page…