Golf Travel & Destination Guides
Planning a trip or looking for inspiration to go golfing around the world then look no further than our golf travel and destination guides providing features on some of the best golf courses, locations and destinations around the world.
Experience Northern Lights at Spectacular Lofoten Links in Arctic Circle
Remote and breathtaking, Lofoten Links is unquestionable one of the most spectacular courses in the world. Opened in 2015 inside the Arctic Circle, this extraordinary Norwegian venue demands your attention.
A guide to golf in Minnesota
Thinking of a golf trip to Minnesota? Golf writer Josh Carr has put together this handy guide to golf in Minnesota.
How to use GOLFNOW to make the most of your USA Golf Holiday
Planning your USA golf holiday can be a daunting task especially if you decide to book it your slef or if you want to add in extra rounds to your break while you are there, but what is the solution. Owen Davies thinks he may have found it at GolfNow.
Tour Kent's Championship Courses
Highlighting the stunning quality of courses on offer in Kent, Golf Tourism England (GTE) has released the second in a series of five films promoting the best regions to play in the country.
A guide to golf in Thailand
Not many golfers would choose Thailand as a golfing holiday, but that is all about to change. Golf writer Josh Carr has offered you this handy guide to golf in Thailand.
Beautiful Golf Tourism England Films Unveiled
Golf Tourism England has unveiled the first in a mini-series of short films that have been created to capture the essence of golf in five carefully selected regions across the country.
Win the golf holiday of a lifetime to Mauritius
We have teamed up with Golfbreaks.com and their January Group Giveaway this Winter to offer you the chance to win a once in a golf holiday to Mauritius.
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.
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.
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.
VLOG - Woodhall Spa Hotchkin Course Feature Review
Golfshake's Owen Davies and James Reeson recently headed over to the highly regarded Woodhall Spa Golf Club to play the Hotchkin Course. Check out their VLOG of the day.
Golf World Rankings Confirm Italy as Leading Destination
Italy's reputation as one of Europe's leading golf tourism destinations will only increase after ten of its venues were included as part of Golf World magazine's inaugural 'Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe 2017'.
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.
Top 10 UK Courses to Play by Train
Sometimes it can be a struggle to decide who will be the designated driver on a golf trip, so why not settle for an away day by the railways? Golfshake writer Josh Carr has picked out his top 10 courses to play by train.
San Lorenzo Golf Resort Review
San Lorenzo is an 18-hole Championship Golf course, in the golfing mecca of Quinta Do Lago in Portugal.
10 London Golf Courses Near Tube and Train Stations
Golfers often find it difficult to play if they live in London and don't have a car, so Golf Journalist Josh Carr has suggested ten courses you can access via the tube or train networks.
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
Algarve Celebrating 50 Years of Golf
Golf in the Algarve is marking its 50th birthday this year, and the celebrations are in full swing for the popular European destination that can now boast 43 courses and 130 stunning beaches along the coastline.
Son Gual Selected as Golf Partner for Palma Beach in Mallorca
Son Gual, the top rated golf course in Mallorca, has been selected as the golf partner venue for Palma Beach - a community of four and five-star hotels and restaurants that are based in the island's capital.
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.
Golf in Mauritius and The Seychelles
Looking for a golf break with great golf courses, stunning views, world class hotels, white sandy beaches and the perfect climate? Look no further that Mauritius and The Seychelles
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.
PGA Catalunya Resort Opens 5* Hotel
Spain's PGA Catalunya Resort, near Barcelona, has opened its five-star hotel, Hotel Camiral, which will further enhance its reputation as one of the continent's leading golf destinations.
Italy's Number One Venue Launches Packages for UK Golfers
Royal Park in Turin, the highest rated golf venue in Italy, has further cemented itself as a favourite among visitors across Europe in the past year, but now UK golfers can experience it for themselves.
Quinta do Lago Unveils Summer Calendar Featuring 500 Events in 90 Days
Quinta do Lago has taken its pioneering approach to innovation to even greater heights, with the launch this summer of a calender featuring more than 500 events and activities.
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.
Combine Golf with a Visit to Award-Winning Best Short Break Destination
There's never been a better time to visit Lisbon, recently named Europe's Best City or Short Break Destination, with a combined break to the highly regarded Quinta da Marinha making it perfect for golfers.
The 10 Longest Golf Courses in the World
What is the longest golf course in the world? We scoured the golfshake course section to dig out the Top 10 Longest Golf Courses in the World.
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.
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.
QHotels Unveils New £700,000 Golf Investment
QHotels has underlined its long-term commitment to delivering a high level of service, quality and value to UK golfers.
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.
The legendary Brabazon Course has been reinvigorated with a series of improvements
Recently voted as ‘England’s Best Golf Course’ at last year’s World Golf Awards, the legendary Brabazon course at The Belfry has been reinvigorated with a number of improvements.
A guide to golf in the Dominican Republic
There is a new golf destination in town! The Dominican Republic is wining an awful lot of fans and is rapidly becoming a 'must visit' destination for golfers. We find out why...
3 Floridian golf resorts that will take your breath away
Hammock Beach on the Palm Coast is such a place. It is one of several quality resorts owned by Salamander, and we will also be taking a look at Innisbrook and Reunion, both also located in Florida.
A guide to golf at Hotel La Finca Golf Resort and Spa Resort
Hotel La Finca is situated near Alicante, Spain, an area that has proved a mecca for UK golfers for years and the addition of this impressive reort in 2002 has only enhanced the golf on offer to those visiting.
A guide to golf at MacDonald Hotels
The MacDonald Hotel and Resorts group have compiled an impressive portfolio of establishments within a variety of regions. Check out our guide on what they have to offer.
A guide to golf in Normandy
Just a short hop across the channel you will find a glorious region full of top class golf courses. Check out our guide to golf in Normandy...
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!
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.
Golf in Northern Poland
The game is in its infancy in Poland, but don’t think that means you won’t enjoy golf in this country as there are some remarkable courses here. The added bonus is that fairways are rarely crammed and the value is excellent. Combine that with the value of other necessities (hotel, food and drink) and Poland just might be the perfect – and very different – golfing destination for you.
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.
Where to play - Southport
Southport is inundated with exquisite links course cut between the sand dunes on the Lancashire coastline. We take a closer look at where to play and stay.
Top 10 Golfing Stag Do Destinations
Stag Do’s are a well instilled British tradition when it comes to getting married and nowadays a few rounds of golf, a big night out and a stop over are way up there on things to do on your stag do.
Golf in Florida - Naples
We take a look at one of the USA's hidden gems - Naples, Florida. Somewhat off the beaten tourist trail it has a huge amount to offer golfers.
Destination Guide: Almenara Hotel and Golf Club
Almenara hotels and golf club is perfectly placed in centre of some brilliant golf courses including Valderrama, La Reserva Sotogrande.
Destination Feature: Dona Filipa Hotel and San Lorenzo Golf Course
Take a look at one of the Algarve's most famous destinations - The Dona Filipa Hotel and San Lorenzon Golf Course.
Golf in Marbella with Guadalmina
We take a closer look at Gaudalmina Resort, a paradise for golf located in Marbella, Spain.
A guide to golf at Pestana Resort
Pestana Golf resort offers a broad range of accommodation and stunning golf across several courses. Check out our guide to what they have to offer.
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.
A guide to golf at QHotels
We take a closer look at QHotels portfolio of golf venues in the UK and find a range of courses to suit every golfer.
Get Golfing in Lisbon
We investigate on of Portugal's best golfing destinations - Lisbon.
A guide to golf on Gran Canaria
Take a closer look at golf on Gran Canaria and you will be pleased with what you. There are a range of great courses complimented by superb hotels and of course a huge dose of sunshine to go with them.
Explore golf in Portugal with Tivoli Hotels
MANY golfers regard Portugal as the "must" destination in Europe. It boasts many of the finest golf courses, not just on the continent but in the world. Check out guide to staying in Portugal with Tivoli Hotels.
A guide to golf in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world and for good reason, but it also boasts a stunnig array of great golf courses. Check out our guide to the best of them here.
Isn't it about time you experienced Pebble Beach?
When a golfer is asked to compile a list of ‘bucket list’ courses – three commonly make an appearance. The Old Course at St Andrews, Augusta National and Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Golf at Grand Cypress
GRAND CYPRESS, in central Florida, is one of the best golf resorts in the entire United States, boasting 45 holes designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus.
Golf in Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona is something of a golfing paradise. We take a closer look at one America's most popular destinations.
A guide to golf in South Wales
Wales has become a major golfing destination following it's hosting of the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor. South Wales in-particular has a huge amount to offer golfers looking for a easy to reach destination for a short break.
A guide to golf in Oregon
Oregon may not always spring to mind when considering a golf holiday to the US, but with some amazing courses and breathtaking scenery it is well worth a second look.
A guide to golf in Mid-Wales
While the golf courses North and South of Wales get a lot of attention the middle of the country has some hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.
A guide to golf in Greater Palm Springs
Check out our guide to the golf on offer in Palm Springs, California including a superb mix of desert and parkland courses.
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,
A guide to golf in Porto
We take a closer look at one of Portugal's hidden gems - Porto. Not as famous as The Algarve or Lisbon it none the less has a huge amount to offer golfers.
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!
A guide to golf in Mauritius
An Island paridse in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius has become a 'must visit' destination for golfers. Check out our guide for golfers thinking of visiting Mauritius.
A guide to golf at Marriott Hotels
Marriot boast an array of magnificent golf venues scattered mostly in the UK. Highlights include St Pierre and the Forest of Arden.
Why you should golf in North East Florida
North East Florida is some what of a hidden gem where UK golfers are concerned. It boasts some brilliant golf with the famous TPC Stadium Course at Sawgrass no.1 on most peoples list.
Algarve Golf - Great Destinations
We take a closer look at two of the Algarves more famous golfing stopovers - Penina and Vilamoura.
The Algarve - Much more than just a golfing paradise
While The Algarve is well known for it's superb range of golf courses, it also has much, much more to offer. We take a look at what else you can do while on a golfing holiday to this Portugese golfing paridise.
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.
A guide to Golf in Alabama
Ever thought about playing golf in Alabama? No? Well maybe you should. Alabama boasts some truly spectacular courses and coupled with brilliant hospitality, great food and great music it is a golf destination not to be overlooked
Golf Destinations - Winter Sun
Where will you be escaping to this winter for your golfing fix in the sun? if you are still undecided here is some inspiration to help you on your way!
Ireland’s Boyne Valley Golf Passport
A Boyne Valley, Ireland Golf Passport has been launched allowing golfers to accces great hotels and three brilliant links courses.
Stay & Play in Cyprus - Alexander the Great Hotel
Thinking of treating yourself to some winter sun this year? Cyprus is fast becoming one of the must visit golfing destinations of the Mediterranean. From humble beginnings it now boasts some of the very best golf courses in Europe.
Destination Dubai: The Ultimate Golfing Holiday
Dubai is well known for being a lap of luxury. It's golf courses compliment the amazing buildings, stunning weather and world class restaurants.
Golf in Lisbon - The best of both worlds
Jet off from the UK and in just 2 hours and 40 minutes you could be enjoying the year round sunshine and fantastic golf that is on offer in one of the worlds's oldest cities
Golf breaks in Normandy
Normandy is just 2 hours from Calais and is becoming an increasingly popular destination for UK golfers looking for a trip away.
Golf in Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria might not be th first place you think of when planning your next golfing holiday abroad, but consider this; 7 stunning golf courses, year-round sunshine, beautiful sandy beaches and excellent accommodation.
Martins Hotels - Golf breaks in Belgium
Just a couple hours from mainland UK, Belgium doesn't immediately spring to mind as a golfing destination, but it has some stunning courses, beautiful towns and of course great beer!
La Manga Club - The ultimate golf resort
La Manga Club has been an icon of golf for over 40 years and in recent years it undergone major re-furbishment and returns as one of the greatest golfing destinations in the world.
Destination Feature - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
It has long been a favourite for US golfing visitors and over the past 20 years UK golfers have begun to flock to the manicured fairways of South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach and it is not hard to see why.
Open Golf Club - World class golf on your doorstep
The Open Golf Club portfolio boasts an impressive 32 courses in 3 countries and includes world class destinations such as Golf National home to the French Open and host venue to the 2018 Ryder Cup.
The French Connection
Have you ever thought about a golfing trip to France? There is a wealth of fabulous courses in France all on our doorstep, it is well worth a look for your next short break away.
Hilton Head Island - Come rain or shine
Hilton Head is known for it's golf, but if you are thinking of taking a trip to South Carolina and this wonderful part of the world there is plenty more to keep you entertained.
Herefordshire Golf Tour Hidden Delights in Rural Splendour
It may not be highly publicised as a golf tour destination, but the offering for golfers in Herefordshire is wonderfully unique and this makes it an incredibly attractive destination.
Destination Feature - Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head has long been a favoured stop on the PGA Tour, but in recent times more and more UK golfers are flocking to one of America's most impressive golfing destinations.
Belek - The perfect golfing destination?
The resort of Belek in Turkey has been growing in popularity over the past decade and for very good reason, a combination of fantastic hotels, great food and world class golf courses is proving irresistible.
Turkey - More than just a golfers haven
While Belek is rapidly becoming established as a World Class golfing destination, it has a huge amount to offer beyond manicured fairways and pristine greens.
Golf in North Wales - Destination Guide
North Wales is said to be the best value for money for golfers in Europe with over 60 courses spanning along 125 miles of beautiful coast line with some inland beauties thrown in too.
Uncovered - Golf in Wales [Video]
Wales has long been a hugely popular destination for Golfing trips away, within easy reach of all parts of the UK the stunning countryside offers a perfect backdrop to some of the UK's finest Golf Courses.
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.
IRM Golf Experience - An Analysis
Over the past two years, I've returned to the wonderful Murcia region of southern Spain to play all six golf courses in the IRM Nike Golf Experience portfolio, and I have been incredibly impressed with what's offer.
Andalucia - A Golfer's Paradise
Andalucia is a golfing paradise where you will be spoilt for choice, and we really do mean spoilt. You will get some idea of what we mean when we tell you that it is home to Spain's heaviest concentration of world-class golf courses