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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 Q Hotels

We take a closer look at Q Hotels 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 Dalmahoy, 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

Discover Andalucia

Welcome to Andalucia, a region that covers 500 miles of coastline, taking in the Costa Almeria to the Costa del Sol to the Costa de la Luz.?

Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open

Aa Saint Omer is often cited as one of the most popular stops on the European and Challenge Tours and for good reason with it's stunning views and undulating fairways

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.

The Algarve uncovered [Video]

Together with we take a look at some of th best golfing destinations The Algarve has to offer including Viamoura, Quinta do Lobo and Vale do Lobo.

Ireland: Golf, Guinness and Glorious Weather

Golf travel writers, Clive Agran and David Whyte head to the south-eastern corner of Ireland to check out the abundant golf courses on offer during a recent golf trip to Ireland.

Golf in The Azores

Golf in the Azores is a unique experience. There are no buildings on the horizon – all you see is nature and the Atlantic lurking around you. As you walk the course you are accompanied by an explosion of flowers and the weather allows you to enjoy the three courses available in the archipelago in any season of the year.

Destination: Golf in and around Lisbon

Lisbon – Portugal’s capital and one of Europe’s most decorated cities – is home to 12 championship golf courses designed by some of the world’s most renowned architects, an eclectic range of magnificent hotels and a vivacious nightlife.

Destination: Golf in Gran Canaria

Spain is so full of golfing treasures that it’s easy to overlook the Canary Islands as a viable destination for a golf break. Discover the distinctive joys of island golf in one of Europe’s most hospitable and amiable environments.

Golfshake BEST Travel Destinations

If you're thinking of taking a golfing holiday or having just a weekend away, golfshake has travelled to some top destinations both home and away and we give our thoughts on where we've been.

Destination: Golf in the Algarve

Europe is littered with a diverse collection of courses and renowned golfing regions that are all worthy of international acclaim. It says so much about the all-round quality of Portugal’s Algarve that its position atop that list is rarely disputed.

The Undiscovered Corner of North Wales

Finding a delightful golf course that is off the beaten track and little known to the masses is one of the great pleasures of being a golfer. On a recent trip to Anglesey I was fortunate to have three such instances in three days.

Destination: Northern Italy

With such a diverse range of golf courses in Northern Italy, choosing where to play can be a challenge in itself. We take a look around the regions of Northern Italy.

Destination: Golf in Tunisia

The Tunisian culture, a component of African, French and Arabic influence, is fascinating, and you’ll be sure to receive a warm and friendly welcome from the moment you set foot in a country that has everything you need for a great golf break.

Golf in Thailand - A guide to Pattaya

John Fenwick offers a guide to the  superb range of golf on offer in and around the Thai city of Pattaya... 

Golf in Turkey – A Rough Guide

Turkey’s southern coast, a genuine golfing superpower.

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