Golf Stay & Play

Golf trips can be tough to plan with some many great venues and locations around the UK.  Let us help with an in-depth look at some of the best places to stay and play golf in the UK.

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10 Destinations for Golf & Winter Sun

Do you not enjoy golf during the winter months in the UK? Golf journalist Josh Carr has picked out ten destinations you should check out if you are in need of a winter golfing getaway. 

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.

Golf in Tenerife: Meliã Hacienda del Conde

Fancy somewhere different for a golfing holiday? Golfshake writer Josh Carr explores what Meliã Hacienda del Conde has to offer. 

Golf in Lisbon - Everything you need to know

We recently sent Golfshake ambassaor Andrew Picken to Lisbon on a golf trip to stay and play at 3 courses including Ribagolf, Aroeira 1 and Quinta de Peru Golf & Country Club.  Find out how he got on and insights for planning your golf trip to Lisbon.

A guide to golf in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is quickly becoming one of the top golfing travel destinations in the world and it is no wonder why. There are Golf in Charlestonmany top courses in the area including Ryder Cup and USPGA venue Kiawah Island and one thing is for sure, you won’t be disappointed with any of the courses you play.

A Guide to Gleneagles

Gleneagles is one of the world's leading resorts, and it is situated in the heart of Scotland. Josh Carr takes a closer look at what this stunning estate can offers visitors, from three brilliant golf courses to luxury spa facilities.

San Lorenzo Golf Resort Review

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

Trip Report - 48 Hours Golfing in Dublin

Golfshake's Owen Davies heads to Dublin for a whirlwind visit. Check out what he got up to over just 48 hours and learn what Dublin has to offer Golfers looking for short trip abroad. 

Feature Review - The Mere Resort

Golfshake's Owen Davies heads to one of the North West's most famous golf venues - The Mere resort to play their 18 hole Championship Course

Heythrop Park Stay & Play in Oxfordshire

Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, Heythrop Park is a unique and luxury venue set in 400 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire Countryside. Whether you’re looking for an exceptional golfing break or a venue for a fairytale wedding, then this 18th century English county estate should be at the top of your list.

Trip Report - Q Hotels Slaley Hall

Golfshake's Josh Carr recently stayed and played at Q Hotels Slaley Hall. Check out his trip report of one of the UK's leading golf resorts. 

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. 

Experience the Best of Golf in France with Blue Green

If you are looking for a Golf Break in France, take a closer look at the golf courses in the Blue Green group where you will find consistently high quality golf courses across the country. 

A Guide to Golf in Ireland

What region in Ireland should you be visiting for you next Golf Break? We take a closer look at what this stunning country has to offer golfers. 

Top 10 Courses in Cornwall

Following our recent 'best of' series which included '10 of the best in Cornwall' the guys over at Golf South West put together their thoughts on the top 10 courses in Cornwell. Golf South West are a specialist golf tour operator providing custom tours and packages in and around the South West so who better to provide the definitive must play in Cornwall.

10 of the best stay & play golfing destinations

With so many great golfing destinations around the world, it is often hard to find the one best for you. To make things a little easier for you, we’ve picked out ten of the best stay & play golfing destinations around the world.

Stay & Play – Albufeira/Vilamoura

Thinking of a trip to the Algarve golfing?  then look now further than our guide to golf in Albufeira/Vilamoura the perfect golfing almost all year round.

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. 

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.

Amendoeira Golf Resort

Thinking about a golf trip to Europe ? Portugal ? The Algarve ? then look no further the the Amendoeira Golf resort that not only provides excellent accommodation, facilities & activities for all the family but is the gateway to 40 golf courses nearby. We recently headed over from the UK for a short trip staying at the Amendoeria and experiencing the 7 Oceanico courses that are located nearby.

Stay and Play – Northumberland

Heading to the North East for you next Golf Trip away? Check out our guide to golf in Northumberland which boasts a huge variety of courses, from renown parklands to world class links. 

Enjoy World Class Golf a Great Stays with Najeti Hotels

FOR British golfers, northern France is becoming an ever-more popular destination. And it is hardly surprising when you weigh up the quality of both the accommodation and golf courses on offer.

Celtic Manor - The Resort that has it all!

We take a look at one of Europe's leading golf resorts and hoe to the 2010 Ryder Cup - Celtic Manor. 

Vila Gale Hotels - The perfect base for a golfing break

If you are planning a golfing holiday to Portugal, you will need a great hotel that understands a golfers needs. That is where Vila Gale come in! 

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 Lumine Mediterranea Beach and Golf Community

Recently senior staff writer Adam Smith took at trip to southern Spain to play and stay at Lumine Mediterranea Beach and Golf Community.

Destination Feature: Cork & Fota Island Resort

Tucked away on its own little island, the Fota Island Resort is five star quality and offers everything you could ask for when it comes to golf and/or a family getaway and an ideal base for golfing in Cork.

Must Visit: Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire

The very first comment I would make on Heythrop Park is that I wouldn’t hesitate for one second to go back. That in itself should say to you that the weekend I recently had there was thoroughly enjoyable

Stunning French stays and great golf - Najeti Hotels

Situated in various beautiful tourist hotspots around France the Najeti Hotel brand are one of a kind. Unique in their own way and stylishly French in another, a trip to one of their hotels and you won’t want to be going home.

St Mellion - Kernow Feature Review

St Mellion is the flagship resort of the largest UK course operator, Crown Golf. Nestled in the Cornish countryside it boasts two courses, The Nicklaus and the Kernow. Today we review the Kernow course

Combine Golf & Spa this Valentine’s

Valentine’s is almost here, and what better way to show your other half you care than by taking them away for a short break?

St Mellion International Resort

St Mellion International Resort is set in 450 acres of beautiful Cornish Countryside, in an ideal location, just 20 minutes from the Cornish seaside towns of Polperro and Loore.

Must Play: Visit Kent

Kent offers some truly unique golfing experiences in this picturesque county that is fast becoming a real golfing hotspot.  Kent is the Garden of England with a great range of golf courses, all just over an hour’s drive from London.

Must Play: Aphrodite Hills

Aphrodite Hills is a prestigious five-star sports and leisure resort in the Eastern Mediterranean with 5* accommodation, and 18-hole championship golf course with its own golf academy.

Golf Trip Report - Fife, St Andrews and golf on the East Coast

There’s not enough you can say about this beautiful and historic coastline in Scotland. The area on the East coast is host to many outstanding heathland and ancient links golf courses including the legendary Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie Golf Resort and Spa and Gleneagles which is due to welcome the Ryder Cup in 2014.

Golf Trip Report - La Manga, Murcia

Sitting in one of the most beautiful coastlines in the World, the Spanish region of Murcia is a haven for golfers. With 300 days of the year in sunshine and some of Spain’s best golf courses all within 20 minutes of each other, it is no wonder that you can find some of the best golfing breaks to this fantastic area.

Golf Trip Report - Blackpool

According to a very informative Website, Lancashire or more predominantly Blackpool is the place to be. The biggest and most popular seaside resort in Europe and depending on who you speak to it has been named the ‘capital of entertainment’. But what about the golf? Blackpool is situated on one of the most famous coastlines for golf courses in the U.K Royal Lytham and St Anne’s is a stone’s throw away from the Golden Mile but that’s not all. Southport and Ainsdale a Ryder Cup venue back in the Thirty’s is just down the coast but others such as Fairhaven and Saint Anne’s Old Links are well worth a visit.

Must Play: La Cala Resort in Southern Spain

The La Cala Resort Golf and Spa offers 60-holes on three fantastic golf courses and an 6 hole par 3 course.

Beginner's Guide to Le Touquet

Thinking about a little golfing break this year? Look no further as this gem is one of our recommendations for this year.

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