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Loch Lomond Review

Golf blogger Martin Tighe recently got the opportunity to play Loch Lomond which is on many a golfers bucket list.  Find out what he thought and what you can expect if you ever get the opportunity to play.

Cleobury Mortimer Golfshake Visit

Golfshake member Mel Davies visited Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club in Jan 2017 to check out the course, facilties and coaching options.

North Wales Golf Club Feature Review

A golf break in North Wales should feature high up on any golfer’s to-do list with a plethora of stunning links courses littered across the coastline. Royal St David’s, Nefyn, Conwy and Aberdovey are all highly acclaimed, and rightly so, but a course that perhaps flies under the radar is North Wales Golf Club in Llandudno.

Quinta da Marinha Feature Review

Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picknan recently experienced the stunning Quinta da Marinha resort in Portugal. Take a look at his review of the course and beautiful hotel and spa facilities on offer.

Onyria Palmares Beach and Golf Resort Feature Review

Onyria Palmares Beach and Golf Resort is a stunning 27-hole complex in the Algarve. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picknan recently visited the resort and experienced all it has to offer. Here is his detailed Feature Review.

Macdonald Spey Valley Aviemore Feature Review

Golfshake ambassador Matt Holbrook took time out to head up to the Scottish Highlands to stay and play at Macdonald Spey Valley.  Find out how he got on playing this fantastic championship course in Aviemore.

Macdonald Cardrona Feature Review

Golfshake ambassador Matt Holbrook took time out to head up to the Scotland early in October 2016 to stay and play at the Macdonald Cardrona Hotel Golf & Spar resort in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

Stanton-on-the-Wolds Feature Review

Golfshake ambassador Andrew Picken visited Stanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club near Nottingham in April 2016. Find out how he got on.

Ribagolfe 1 Feature Review

Golfshake ambassador Andrew Picken recently headed to Portugal for a golf trip to Lisbon and played the Ribagolfe.  Find out how he got on and what he thought.

Quinta do Peru Golf & Country Club Feature Review

Golfshake ambassador Andrew Picken recently headed to Portugal for a golf trip to Lisbon and played Quinta do Peru Golf & Country Club.  Find out how he got on and what he thought.

Herdade da Aroeira - Aroeira 1 Review

Golfshake ambassador Andrew Picken recently headed to Portugal for a golf trip to Lisbon and played the Frank Pennink designed Aroeira 1.  Find out how he got on and what he thought.

Aberdovey Golf Club Feature Review

Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Pickenan recently visited the spectacular Aberdovey Golf Club, one of oldest golf clubs in Wales.

Feature Review Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

Golfshake ambassador Kevin Paver recently visited Monte Rei Golf & Country Club in Portugal which is rated the number 1 golf course in Portugal, and a top ten in Europe.  Find out how he got on and what he thought.

Darlington Golf Club Review

Golfshake writer Josh Carr recently played Darlington Golf Club in the North East of England. Take a look at what he thought of it.

San Lorenzo Golf Resort Review

San Lorenzo is an 18-hole Championship Golf course, in the golfing mecca of Quinta Do Lago in Portugal.

Feature Moor Park

Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook recently visited Moor Park in Hertfordshire with boasts two stunning golf courses designed by the legendary Harry Colt in 1923 which have matured to become two of the best in the county – and among the best in England.

Feature Review - Hunting Course, Slaley Hall

Golfshake's Josh Carr heads to one of the North East's finest venues - Slaley Hall to stay and play at the famous venue. Check out his review of the Hunting Course. 

Gullane #2 Feature Review

Situated on the north of East Lothian, which is known as the Scottish Golf Coast, Gullane golf club boasts 3 fine golf courses offering a fantastic Scottish links experience.  Find out how we got on when we played Gullane #2.

Feature Review: Quinta do Lago South Course

Kevin Paver heads to Quinta do Lago to play the South Course. Read his review here....

Feature Review: Quinta do Lago - North Course

Kevin Paver heads to Quinta do Lago to play the North Course. Read his review here...

Feature Review: Quinta do Lago - Laranjal

Kevin Paver heads to Portugal and Quinta do Lago to play and review the Laranjal Golf Course. 

Oceanico Pinhal Course Review

The Oceanico Pinhal course is typified by rolling parkland and winds through tall pines, which offer the biggest challenge for most golfers.

Oceanico Laguna Course Review

The Oceanico Laguna Course is completely different to any of the other of the Oceanico courses in Vilamoura as it has very few trees and a links feel to it. As you can probably guess by the name, there’s a lot of water around the course and offers a stern test when the wind blows.  Find out how Josh Carr got on.

Oceanico Millennium Course Review

The Millennium course is a must play if you’re looking to play one of the Oceanico courses in Vilamoura. It is a course suitable for all standards of golfer.  Find out how Josh Carr got on during his visit to the Algarve.

Resort Review - The Mere

We take a closer look at one of The Mere Resort in Cheshire. A recently refurbished hotel and a James Braid designied course promised a stunning stay and play venue. Check out how we got on. 

Thracian Cliffs Hits New Heights for 2015

Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort has enjoyed a highly successful 2015 with new vistors arriving on mass to enjoy the challenges on offer at the spectacular Bulgarian Resort. 

Celtic Manor voted Europe's Best Golf Hotel, World Golf Awards

The Celtic Manor Resort has picked up another major accolade after being voted Europe’s Best Golf Hotel in the World Golf Awards.

Macdonald Aviemore Resort Named ‘Best Value For Money’ Golf Course in Scotland

Macdonald Spey Valley are celebrating after receiving a prestigious accolade. The Dave Thomas designed Championship Course was recognised for it's great value golf by The Scottish Tourism Awards. 

Award-Winning Stoke Park is Miles Better

Stoke Park Country Club has been named the ‘UK golf resort of the year' for 2015 by Square Mile.

Kedleston Park improvements near completion

The third and final phase of a major Improvement and upgrade programme is well under way at Kedleston Park, Derbyshire’s top-ranked golf club

Huge Course Investment Planned for the Buckinghamshire

The owners of the Buckinghamshire Golf Club are to invest £2 million to develop and improve the acclaimed golf course near Denham.

Celtic Manor - The Twenty Ten Experience

Golfshake contributor Matt Holbrook recently headed to Celtic Manor to play the 2010 course. Read about his experinces at the Ryder Cup venue.

Stay Sharp During the Off-Season with the Winter Series at the Belfry

The Belfry Hotel & Resort is launching a unique series of events over the next five months.

Stay & Play - Mannings Heath

We recently sent Golfshake ambassador Andrew Picken along to Mannings Heath in Sussex to stay at the South Lodge and play both the Waterfall and Kingfisher courses.

Mannings Heath Waterfall Course Review

Feature review by Golfshake ambassador Andrew Picken who visited Mannings Heath at the beginning of October 2015 to experience the venue, hotel and both golf courses.

Mannings Heath Kingfisher Course Review

Golfshake ambassador visited Mannings Heath in September 2015 to stay and play reviewing both the Waterfall and Kingfisher courses.

Feature Review - Walton Heath

We recently Golfshake ambassador Andrew Picken along to Walton Heath to play both the Old and New courses.  This is the feature review and Old course review following the visit in September 2015 read the New course review here.

Walton Heath New Course Feature Review

Feature review of Walton Heath New Course by Golfshake ambassador Andrew Picken who played both the Old and New courses in September 2015.

Mark Ronson and Labrinth headline first ever Green Grooves concert

An all-new concert series will be unveiled to party-goers in Abu Dhabi this October, as Grammy Award-winning DJ and record-producer Mark Ronson and chart-topping sensation Labrinth will headline

Forest Pines Unveils £300,000 Expansion Plan

Golfers at Forest Pines Hotel and Golf Resort are being given an added reason to stay in shape.

It's Official! Fairmont St Andrews is Scotland's Top Resort

Fairmont St Andrews has been acclaimed as Scotland's leading resort following the annual World Travel Awards which were held in Sardinia at the weekend. 

Is Nine Holes the New Eighteen for London Golfers?

New golf tournament which recognises the growing trend towards a quick nine holes has been announced by the owners of Londons newest 9 hole course. 

A guide to golf at PGA National Golf Resort & Spa

Home to the PGA of America, PGA National Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, Florida should be on any golfers bucket list! 

First ever Ladies Open announced at The Grove

 The Grove is providing female golfers with the opportunity to take part in its first ever Ladies Open.  

Feature Review: Sierra Golf Club

Sierra Golf Club lies 40 minutes north west of Gdansk. Flowing over mostly level terrain and surrounded by dense forest, this is a beautifully maintained and elegant course. There are extensive facilities and the British Pro adds a certainly ‘homely’ feel as you are well looked after before your round.

Tudor Park Announces Inaugural Festival of Golf

Marriott Tudor Park has announced it is to host a Festival of Golf this October with a varity of Golf Open's for people to enjoy. 

Feature Review: Mazury Golf Club

At some golf courses, the ‘experience’ starts long before you arrive. The Mazury Golf Club is one such course. It lies deep in the Masurian Lake District, where dense forest overshadows the roads and glimpses of water flash between the trees.

Feature Review: Gdansk Golf & Country Club

Gdansk Golf & Country Club is the closest golf club to Gdansk, and it is just 30 minutes south of the airport. Set in a rolling countryside of natural beech trees, the course was designed by the British architect, Jeremy Turner in 1992.

Historic Hever Castle GC joins Golf in Kent partnership

The golf courses and historic estate of Hever Castle in west Kent has joined the Golf in Kent partnership which promotes Golf in England's oldest county. 

Feature Review: Morley Hayes Golf Complex

We recently, July 2015, popped along to Morley Hayes golf complex with 4 Golfshake members to play the course and find out more about this vibrant golf course in Derbyshire.

Donnafugata Golf Resort becomes official partner of the 2015 Darren Clarke Golf Tour

Donnafugata Golf Resort & SPA’s relationship with former Open champion Darren Clarke continues to blossom after the deluxe Sicilian venue become an official partner of the 2015 Darren Clarke Golf Tour (DCGT).

Abu Dhabi Golf Club selected as UAE home to Pelz scoring schools

Abu Dhabi Golf Club has announced that it has been chosen by Dave Pelz to be the new UAE home of his immensely-popular Scoring Game Schools.

Feature Review - Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

Burnham and Berrow has long been recognised as fine links course, nestled on the North Somerset coast it's repuatation in recent years is growing, so we thought it was about time to visit and find out for ourselves what everyone is talking about. 

Sicilian Golf & Spa Summer Breaks at Donnafugata for all the family

Families seeking a break from the traditional summer holiday can experience an authentic  taste of Sicily when they stay at the five-star Donnafugata Golf Resort & SPA

Murcar Links Feature Review

Murcar is a links of simple ingenuity and raw beauty. This is the sort of place where running the ball into greens is a delight… and also a lottery.

Feature Review: Oceanico Faldo

We recently sent Golfshake ambassador & feature writer Matt Holbrook to play the Oceanico courses at the Amendoeira Golf Resort in Vilamoura.  This is the review for the Faldo course.

Feature Review: Oceanico Victoria

We recently sent Golfshake ambassador & feature writer Matt Holbrook to play the Oceanico courses at the Amendoeira Golf Resort in Vilamoura.  This is the review for the Victoria course.

Feature Review: Oceanico O'Connor

We recently sent Golfshake ambassador & feature writer Matt Holbrook to play the Oceanico courses at the Amendoeira Golf Resort in Vilamoura.  Read the review for the O'Connor course.

Feature Review: Oceanico Old Course

We recently sent Golfshake ambassador & feature writer Matt Holbrook to play the Oceanico courses at the Amendoeira Golf Resort in Vilamoura.  Read the review for the Oceanico Old course.

Ryder Cup Venue, Le Golf National becomes a member of World of Leading Golf

The home of the 2018 Ryder Cup, France's stunning Le Golf National, is the newest member of the flourishing World of Leading Golf

Cruden Bay Feature Review

It is difficult, nigh on impossible, to talk about Cruden Bay without immediately mentioning the views as you step out of the car. It is the sort of dramatic introduction to a golf course that sets the tempo for the day, for the clubhouse sits high above the course with views stretching north and south.

Lee Westwood Opens New PGA Golf Academy at Close House

Lee Westwood was on hand at the  opening of a new PGA Golf Academy  at Close House. 

Poland’s Top Golf Resort Unlocks A New Look

Modry Las Golf Club unveiling its newly redesigned logo and launching its eco-friendly property offering. 

Mizuno Performance Fitting Centre Comes to Close House

Close House has announced the installation of a Mizuno Performance Fitting Centre at its Academy and Driving Range.

The Belfry opens it's Academy doors to public in May

The Belfry has announced plans to open it's world class PGA National golf Academy to the public for two days in May. 

Gullane Prepares for Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open

Gullane Golf Club has released details of the Championship Course that will host the 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

Donnafugata eye double success at 2015 World Golf Travel Awards

Sicily’s five-star Donnafugata Golf Resort & SPA will be chasing double success at the 2015 World Golf Awards after being shortlisted for two top awards at this year’s event, which will be staged in Portugal later this year.

Sprowston Manor Launches Several ‘Get into Golf’ Initiatives for Females

Sprowston Manor has announced it is to work alongside England Golf to launch a number of new ‘Get into Golf’ initiatives, focussing solely on women and girls.

Quinta do Lago raise over €230,000 to buy Childrens Charity Bus

Residents at the prestigious Quinta do Lago resort moved into top gear over the Easter holidays and raised an amazing €100,000 at a golf day to help purchase a new state-of-the-art dream bus for one of the leading children’s charities in Portugal.

Close House opens new Yearling Par 3 Course

Close House has announced it has added its already impressive portfolio of golf facilities with the addition of a nine-hole pitch and putt style course.

Interview - Allan Tait, Sweetwoods GC Course Manager

Allan Tait talks to Golfshake about some of the pressures facing course managers in 2015 including declining budgets and unpredectabe weather. 

Stunning Sweetwoods Celebrates 21 Years

Sweetwoods Park Golf Club is turning 21 this April and will be celbrating in style this Easter. 

Learn to Play Like a Tour Pro with New Golf Schools at Quinta do Lago

Quinta do Lago in Portugal is offering amateurs the chance to learn how to play like a tour professional after launching a range of intensive new golf tuition breaks.

Kedleston Park announces 3rd annual Matchplay Pairs tournament

Kedleston Park, Derbyshire’s top-ranked golf course, has announced details of its third annual pairs Matchplay tournament.

Thracian Cliffs - Europe's Pebble Beach

Thracian Cliffs in Bulgaria is wowing golfers throughout Europe and it is not hard to see why with the Gary Player design snaking it's way along the cliffs of the Black Sea it's comparison with Pebble Beach is well deserved, 

Fairmont St Andrews offering Scotland's finest exports in one package

Scotland's two great passions - golf and whisky - come together in an exclusive package currently available from the stunning five-star Fairmont St Andrews, the luxury resort at the Home of Golf.

Moray Golf Club offers golf & whiskey packages

Visitors to Scotland now have the opportunity to combine the thrill of links golf with the pleasure of sampling the very best malt whiskies.

Paul McGinley to host Golf Classic for Special Olympics at PGA Catalunya Resort

Celebrities and golf enthusiasts come together at Spain’s Number One golf course to raise funds for people with intellectual disabilities.

Trentham Park Golf Club Feature Review

Tucked away on the edge of the delightful Trentham Estate, Trentham Park Golf Club (TPGC) is a great parkland course with a difference that will test even the lower handicappers.  Went sent 8 handicapper Adam Smith to check it out.

Kedleston Park named Derbyshire’s Number 1 by ‘Top 100 Golf Courses of the World’ Website

Kedleston Park course recently promoted to top spot in Derbyshire by the industry-respected ‘Top 100 Golf Courses of the World’ website.

St Enodoc GC prepares to celebrate it's 125th Anniversary in 2015

St Enodoc in north Cornwall is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. 

Fairmont St Andrews launches Swing into Spring

The stunning Fairmont St Andrews - a  luxury resort at the Home of Golf, is offering unlimited golf on both its championship courses in its outstanding ‘Swing into Spring' package, available until the end of March.

Close House chosen as new host of the prestigious ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship

Close House has been selected as the venue for this year’s ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship.

Close House Looks to Break90 with new retail pod

Close House, home of the world’s only Lee Westwood golf courses has become the first major venue to install a Break90 express retail pod.

Kedleston Park looking to further reputation with extensive improvement plan

Improvement and upgrade work continues apace at Kedleston Park, Derbyshire’s premier golf club, originally designed by five-time Open champion, James Braid.   

Carden Park completes £4 Million first stage of refurbishment

The New Year marked a fresh start for the newly independent Cheshire hotel with the commencement of a £4 million refurbishment project.

Coombe Wood Golf Club now thriving following tough times

Coombe Wood Golf Club has faced some tough times in recent years, but the introduction of a new manager has seen the club meet its challenges and is  now thriving as a result. 

VIDEO: McGinley discusses The North Course, Quinta do Lago

Check out this video from Golfing World TV with McGinley on how he was involved in the re-design of Quinta do Lago's North Course. 

Stoke Park is First English Member of Leading Golf Courses of Europe

The Leading Golf Courses of Europe has gained its first English member - Stoke Park. 

Get Sporty at La Manga Club this half term

La Manga Club are offering families a sporty February half term alternative in 2015. 

La Manga Club No.1 in Spain again as the numbers stack up!

La Manga Club is at the forefront of the drive to keep modern travellers fit, healthy and happy and has been named 'Best Golf Resort Spain' in the World Golf Travel Awards.

Escape the Winter Weather to Las Colinas Golf Club

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club is widely regarded by golfers across Europe as one of Spain’s premier golfing destinations.

Feature: The Belfry Resort

There can be no doubt The Belfry is one of the UK’s preeminent golf hotels.  Read Nick Bonfield's feature on the resort and recent trip where he took the opportunity to play both the Brabazon and PGA National.

Feature Review: Brabazon

The Brabazon at the Belfry is arguably the most iconic golf course in the United Kingdom, thanks to its status as the world’s only four-time Ryder Cup host. The Brabazon is a golf course that very much lives up to its high billing - is really well designed and conditioned and worth a visit.

Las Colinas Golf and Country Club Bring International Expertise on Board

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club continues to develop its world apart reputation with the announcement of the appointment of globally-experienced Director of Golf, Sean Corte-Real.

Christmas arrives early in Cornwall with Frozen Green Fees at St Enodoc this Winter

Christmas has come early in Cornwall for golfers who love to experience championship links at their finest with the news that St Enodoc has frozen its green fees this winter.