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St Enodoc Showcases Hidden Gem Second Course

Many golfers will have experienced the championship Church Course at St. Enodoc Golf Club in north Cornwall, but the club has showcased its second layout, The Holywell, through dramatic drone footage. read more ...


European Tour Qualifying Returns to Restored Golf d'Hardelot in France

Golf d'Hardelot, the 36-hole golf resort set amid the magnificent pine forests and sand dunes of Northern France, has been selected as a European Tour First Stage Qualifying venue for the seventh successive season, and will have a whole new look for those hopefuls dreaming of teeing it up alongside the big boys. read more ...


Tenerife's Golf del Sur Celebrates 30th Anniversary

30 years ago, the majestic island of Tenerife welcomed a second golf course - Golf del Sur - that would become iconic over the subsequent decades, hosting European Tour events and thrilling golfers from across the planet.  read more ...


Troon International Make Tee Time Booking Easy with New App

Playing a Troon International venue has just become easier, thanks to the launch of a tee time booking app, which ensures that its impressive portfolio of courses will continue to set the benchmark for standards and service. read more ...


The Shire London Confirms Facility Upgrades

One of the most popular venues with Golfshake users, The Shire London has confirmed a series of upgrades costing £250,000 to its facilities throughout the next two years. read more ...


West Cliffs in Portugal Receives Environmental Accolades

West Cliffs Golf Links has already garnered significant attention since it was unveiled earlier this year, and the accolades continue to gather, with the venue being singled out for praise by the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) after becoming a GEO Certified® Development - and the first course in Europe to complete its OnCourse Developments programme. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #15 New Irons and Le Golf National

Host Kieran Clark is joined by Owen Davies to talk new irons, The Ryder Cup at Le Golf National and some of great escapes for this Autumn.  read more ...


European Amateur Golf Tour to Begin 2018 Season at La Manga

The emerging European Amateur Golf Tour (EAGT) has confirmed it will launch its 2018 season amongst the spectacular surrounds of the five-star La Manga Club resort in Spain. read more ...


Son Gual in Mallorca Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Mallorca's popular Son Gual has been celebrating its 10th anniversary, with staff and members raising a glass to the popular venue. read more ...


Carnoustie Tee Times Available for 2018

Carnoustie is counting down the days until it hosts the 147th Open Championship, and regular golfers can sample the legendaylinks for themselves with tee times for the 2018 season now being available on its three popular courses. read more ...


Prince's Golf Club to Redevelop Himalayas Nine

Kents revered Prince’s Golf Club - host of the 1932 Open Championship - has unvelied comprehensive and ambitious plans to redevelop its Himalayas nine. read more ...


2017 Summer Birdie Blitz Challenge

Combining with Italy Golf & More and Golfbreaks.com, golfers participating in our 2017 Summer Birdie Blitz Challenge have the possibility of securing an incredible trip to the famous island of Sicily for eight nights and six rounds of golf. All followers are required to do is Play More & Better. read more ...


Club Alcanada Speeds Up Play with Revolutionary TagMarshal

Club de Golf Alcanada, which is viewed as being one of Spain's finest golf courses despite its youthful status, has enhanced the experience of playing there further by introducing the innovative TagMarshal, which is set to speed up play. read more ...


Ricoh Women's British Open Boosts Fife Tourism Income

It's the fourth major on the ladies calendar, and the RICOH Women's British Open kicks off today at the majestic Kingsbarns Golf Links, which is set to boost tourism across Fife as the summer season reaches its peak. read more ...


Golfers Have Chance to Win Magical Holiday to Costa Brava

Golfers from across the south east of England will have the opportunity to experience the golf holiday of a lifetime as they begin a journey to potentially win a magical break in the Costa Brava. read more ...


English Golf Courses Rated Highly by European Visitors

Following a study conducted by SPORTS MARKETNG SERVICES INC. for Golf Tourism England's Visit England run Discover England Fund, it's been found that golfers from across continental Europe rate the nation's golf course extremely highly. read more ...


West Cliffs in Portugal in Running for Best New Golf Course

The visually stunning West Cliffs Golf Links in Portugal, which has recently been unveiled, is now receiving wider recognition after being shortlisted by the 2017 World Golf Awards as being potentially the world's best new golf course. read more ...


International Golf Bookings to Italy Significantly Increase

Italy has enjoyed a significant increase in the number of golf visitors in recent times, with international bookings having risen by an impressive 25% over the last two years of growth. read more ...


The Belfry Celebrates 40 Years of The Brabazon with Special Deals

The Belfry Hotel & Resort is celebrating 40 years of the famous Brabazon Course - a four-time host of the Ryder Cup - with special deals available for golfers looking to experience the iconic venue. read more ...


Tour all 18 Holes of Dundonald Links

This week's Scottish Open venue Dundonald Links is set to be widely showcased the world, and it will be the first time seeing the course for many people. Take a look around all 18 holes of the layout that will challenge the likes of Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson and Rickie Fowler. read more ...


Golf Tourism England Launches New Website

Golf Tourism England (GTE) has launched its new website, promoting the incredible variety stunning golf courses that the national has to offer across several beautiful regions. read more ...


Guarantee Safe Travel of Clubs with Caddie Express

When playing golf abroad, it's always a worry as to whether you're clubs will successfully make the journey with you. After a bad experience, Paul Hankin established Caddie Express, which is working to relieve the stress for golfers. read more ...


The Longest Golf Holes in the UK

We now see holes measuring over 600 yards regularly in major championships, but there are several closer to home in the UK that regular golfers can experience for themselves. Take a look through some of the most eye-watering holes in Britain. read more ...


Classic Harry Colt Links in France Restored to Former Glory

France's highly regarded Harry Colt classic La Mer at Le Touquet Golf Resort, has experienced a major restoration project to restore the stunning course and resort to its glory days of the 1930s. read more ...


Quinta do Lago to Host Fifth Paul McGinley Junior Cup

Quinta do Lago is underlining its impressive commitment to junior golf by hosting the fifth successive Paul McGinley Junior Cup later this summer. read more ...


Revitalise Golf and and Mind with Luxury Break in Switzerland

Giardino Hotels has provided an opportunity for ladies to improve their golf and mind with an attractive combination of golf and Ayurvedic treatments. Staying at the luxurious Giardino Ascona, just a few minutes’ walk from Lake Maggiore in Switzerland, the 18-hole Golf Club Patriziale Ascona is just next door. read more ...


Experience Stunning Package Offer at La Reserva Club

The stunnning La Reserva Club in Andalusia has unveiled an exclusive 'Sotogrande Classic' stay-and-play package ove this winter, joining forces with prestigious neighbours Valderrama and Real Club Sotogrande. read more ...


The Shire London Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Style

Boasting a course designed by the legendary Seve Ballesteros, one of the UK's leading golf experiences, The Shire London is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer two special events at the highly rated venue. read more ...


Gleneagles Completes Renovation of Iconic Queen's Course

Gleneagles has resorted its wondrous Queen's Course back to its origins after completing an 18-month restoration programme, which has seen the installation of innovative drainage technology and a return to the principles of James Braid. read more ...


Acclaimed West Cliffs Destined for the Top in Portugal

West Cliffs Golf Links was unveiled to significant acclaim this month, with the project being widely tipped to become regarded as the finest course in Portugal. read more ...


Miguel Angel Jimenez to Design Short Game Facility at Las Colinas

Spain’s highly regarded Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has combined with one of the most recognisible names in golf to create a Las Colinas Short Game Facility designed by Miguel Angel Jimenez.  read more ...


Eagerly Anticipated West Cliffs Resort in Portugal Opens Clubhouse

The eagerly anticipated West Cliffs Golf Links Resort in Portugal is preparing for its official launch next month with the opening of a striking, eco-friendly clubhouse. read more ...


Putt to South Carolina Winner Full Experience Trip Review

Recently, Golfshake partnered with Golfbreaks.Com to send a number of competition winners away on a trip of a lifetime to South Carolina. Playing the likes of Harbour Town and Kiawah Island, a member of the group - Paul Webb - gave a detailed report on what they experienced and why this is a golf destination for all to consider. read more ...


PGA Catalunya Unveils Stunning Courses Images

PGA Catalunya Resort is regarded as being Spain's No. 1 Golf Course (Ranked by Top100Courses.Com), and a specially-commissioned series of images has captured and showcased the beauty that has ensured why the layout near Barcelona has become one of the leading destinations in Europe. read more ...


David Howell Becomes Golf Ambassador at The Grove

The Grove has confirmed that five-time European Tour winner, former BMW PGA Champion, and two-time Ryder Cup player, David Howell has been welcomed as its first golf ambassador, and will work closely with the estate as it builds on its repution as one of the finest resorts in the UK. read more ...


Gleneagles Named Best Golf Resort in the World

Legendary Scottish five-star hotel, Gleneagles has been declared ‘Best Golf Resort in the World’ for an incredible sixth successive year by readers of Ultratravel, the Telegraph’s luxury travel magazine, andthe Telegraph's website. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #8 - BMW PGA, North West Links, Trip Insights

In this week's episode, Kieran Clark and Owen Davies discuss the weekends' tour action, look ahead to the European Tours flagship event at the BMW PGA Championship and are joined by James Somerside from Golfbreaks.com. read more ...


European Tour Stars Praise Verdura Resort

Leading golfers from the European Tour left highly positive feedback for Sicily's highly regarded Verdura Resort, which has been hailed as one of the most spectacular tournament venues on the circuit. read more ...


Golfy Adds Four Spanish Golf Destinations to Travel Network

Golfy has increased its presence in Spain, with the addition of four leading partner destinations to its impressive network of golf courses and hotels throughout Continental Europe. read more ...


Bespoke Package Launched at Stunning Macdonald Portugal Resort

For golfers looking to combine the highest quality with the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the game's leading professionals, Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa, the five-star Portuguese development located in the Serra de Monchique Mountains, has launched an eye-catching bespoke ‘Champions Package’ to celebrate the Open de Portugal having returned to The European Tour’s schedule after a seven-year absence.  read more ...


Experience South Africa with Golfbreaks Fancourt Classic

Golfers from the UK will have the enticing opportunity to experience the unquestioned majesty of South Africa’s most highly regarded golf resort, thanks to the newly launched Golfbreaks.Com Fancourt Classic.  read more ...


Gastro Golf Offers Exceptional Holidays to Lovers of Quality Courses and Food

If you have a passion for quality golf courses and exceptional food, then bespoke travel company Gastro Golf is offering golfers an opportunity to experience the highest standard golf holiday. read more ...


The Shire London Extends Special Seve Ballesteros Deal

Marking what would have been Seve Ballesteros' 60th birthday, The Shire London, which was designed by the legendary Spaniard, has extended its 'Seve 60' deal through into June. read more ...


Dubai Launches Exciting Website to Enhance Golf Tourism

Dubai has launched an exciting website to enhance awareness of the world-leading, premium golf destination that brings together - for the first time in one place - everything visitors and tour operators need to know about experiencing golf in the famous city. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #5 - Italy Golf and More, GolfSixes

In this week's golf Podcast Golfshake's Kieran Clark and Owen Davies discuss the week's tour events including the new and exciting Eurooean Tour GolfSixes event taking place at the Centurion Club.  The guys are also joined by Maurizio de Vito Piscicelli from Italy Golf and More to discuss what Italy has to offer for visiting golfers. read more ...


Five-Star Boutique Hotel Opens at Award-Winning Algarve Resort

Following much anticipation, the five-star boutique hotel at the Algarve's celebrated Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort has finally been opened. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #4 - Golf in Ireland, Links Swing

This week Kieran Clark and Owen Davies are joined by Irish golf writer Kevin Markham to discuss the weeks news on tour as well as golf in Ireland. read more ...


Stunning Gloria in Turkey Ready for Challenge Tour Event

The stunning Gloria Hotels & Resorts is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017 with the five-star luxury location in Belek on the Turkish Riveria playing host to a significant Challenge Tour event this week. read more ...


Experience West of Ireland Gems with Exciting Packages

West of Ireland Golf has been launched to raise the profile of a stunningly beautiful region that boasts many championship links courses, with the associated packages set to offer potential visitors easier access than ever before, bringing to their attention seven layouts that they may not have experienced.  read more ...


Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club Celebrates Major Investment

Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club, Bexley, got off to a flying start on Saturday 1st April when it hosted its public Grand Opening following a £5,000,000 investment that has seen the club become the most comprehensive health, leisure, golf and events facility in the area. read more ...


Receive Break for Four with QHotels Country Membership

QHotels is offering a free one-night break for four guests to anyone who takes up a country club membership at six of the resort operator's four-star destinations before the end of June. read more ...


How to Attend the 2018 Masters

Want to attend the Masters in 2018? It's easier than you may think to secure entry. We take a closer look at the options, including the annual ticket ballot, and dedicated packages from travel providers that could make your dreams a reality. read more ...


Praia D'El Rey Resort Upgrades Facilities and Opens Stunning Golf Course

The beautiful Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort has completed a significant enhancement of its hotel facilities, upgrading the five-star experience that is offered to guests. read more ...


Ambitious Buenavista Continues Major Investment

The stunning Buenavista Golf is proving its determination to become the jewel of the Canary Islands by investing half a million in improving its already sensational experience. read more ...


Experience Renovated Stoke Park During Open Day

The newly renovated golf course at the revered Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel, in Buckinghamshire, will be presented to visitors during an open day on Saturday April, 29th, displaying the bunker work that has been implemented over the winter months. read more ...


Golf Tourism England Showcases Classic Surrey Heathland Courses

Golf Tourism England (GTE) has concluded its brillian mini-series of short films with a fifth and final video that showcases the best of Surrey's incredible heathland courses, which are among the finest to play in the nation. read more ...


Kingsbarns Set for Major Season

The renowned Kingsbarns Golf Links has unveiled a number of changes made both on and away from course, in readiness for the Fife venue's hosting of this year's Ricoh Women's British Open in August, not to mention the annual visit of the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. read more ...


Golf Tourism England Showcases Atlantic Links in Video

Continuing its spectacular series of videos showcasing the best of golf throughout the nation, Golf Tourism England (GTE) has unveiled its fourth of five entries, this time presenting the Atlantic Links in the south west. read more ...


Combine Golf with Fine Dining at Finca Cortesin

If you're looking to combine golf with fine dining, the opportunity has arisen at the deluxe Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa with the introduction of Michelin-starred Japanese cuisine. read more ...


Second Course at Els Club in Malaysia Unveiled

Generating significant buzz and excitement, The Els Club Desaru Coast, located on the south-eastern region of Malaysia in the state of Johor, the development has earned tremendous anticipation. Following the introduction of the Ocean Course last September, the Valley Course has been unveiled ahead of its official opening. read more ...


Golfshake Promotes Course and Review Section with Print Marketing Campaign

In a drive to provide services to golfers and clubs, Golfshake has launched a print based marketing system to complement its already popular and influential course review and recommendation system. read more ...


Portugal's Largest Course Operator Expands Accomodation Options

The largest golf management company in Portugal, Lisbon Golf has expanded its hotel accomodation options following the redevelopment of the popular Tryp Costa Caparica and the inclusion of the widely regarded Casa Palmela. read more ...


Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club to Open after Transformation

Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club in Dartford has been transformed after a £5,000,000 investment, and it's set to showcase those upgraded facilities with a grand opening. read more ...


Combine Golf and Football with Portugal Derby and Golf Weekend Package

Sport lovels across Europe will be intrigued to discover that they can once again combine golf and football due to the return of ORIZONTE - Lisbon Golf's popular 'Derby & Golf Weekend' package in April. read more ...


Vote on the Best Golf Holes in Scotland

With almost 600 courses, there are literally thousands of golf holes to choose from in Scotland, but which of them is the best? It has long been a debate, but now VisitScotland has launched an online poll to uncover the nation’s most beloved. read more ...


Oaks PGA National in Czech Republic Appoints Troon Management

The eagerly-anticipated Oaks PGA National - designed by Kyle Philips - near Prague in the Czech Republic, is set to deliver on that expected quality afer appointment Troon, the respected company that provides upscale golf course management, development and marketing. read more ...


Play with European Tour Golfers at Verdura Resort

The European Tour will be making a return to Sicily's spectacular Verdura Resort this spring, with a number of eye-catching VIP packages being offered to mark the occasion, including an opportunity to play alongside some of the world's best golfers. read more ...


Sotogrande Appoints GMS as Golf PR Agency

Sotogrande is renowned as being the largest private leisure and real estate location in Andalusia, and that status is set to become more widely appreciated following the appointment of GMS as its international golf communications agency. read more ...


Stoke Park Members to Experience Renovated Alison Course

Members at the famous Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel will have the opportunity to experience the Buckinghamshire's renovated and reopened Alison Course (holes 10-18) on the 21st of April. read more ...


Links vs Resort: Which Come Out on Top in the UK?

Links golf or resort golf? Golf writer Josh Carr has picked out three of the best areas for links golf and compared them to his three favourite golf resorts in the UK. read more ...


London Heathrow Flight Route Opens up Stunning La Manga Club

It's set to become even easier to discover Spain's famous La Manga Club this summer, with travel numbers destined to soar from the UK with the launch of a flight route from London Heathrow to Murcia. read more ...


World Kids Golf Championship Announced at Amendoeira Resort

Continuing to inspire young golfers, the stunning Amendoeira Golf Resort is set to stage the 9th edition of its Oceanico World Kids Golf Championship this summer, to be played over the renowned Faldo and O’Connor Jnr Courses from 24 – 28 July 2017. read more ...


Poll Names Finca Cortesin Best Golf Resort in Europe

The majestic Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa is celebrating a prestigious accolade after being declared 'Best Golf Resort in Europe' by users of Leadingcourses.com read more ...


Leading Clubs and Resorts Honoured at Excellence Awards Ceremony

It what was a memorable and glittering occasion, the 7th annual 'Service Excellence Awards Ceremony' was hosted at The Belfrt Resort on the 27th of February, with 59club's leading clients being honoured with accolades that underline their constant efforts to deliver what is described as 'service excellence'. read more ...


The Grove Receives Prestigious 'Ultimate Golf Resort' Accolade

The Grove has enhanced its status as one of the UK's leading golf destinations by securing the 'The Ultimate Golf Resort' award at the annual 59club Service Excellence Awards. read more ...


Finca Cortesin Prepares for Next Chapter

Celebrated Spanish golf resort and three-time venue of the Volvo World Match Play Championship, Finca Cortesin is set to etch another chapter in its prestigious history, following the appointment of MiguelMiguel Girbés as its director. read more ...


European Tour Stars to Experience Spectacular Verdura Resort

In what will be a spectacular showcase for the majestic Verdura Resort in Sicily, it's been confirmed that the European Tour's Rocco Forte Open will be played at the stunning venue later this year. read more ...


England Golf Members Benefit Through BagSOLO Partnership

Offering members a convenient, alternative method of transporting golf clubs and avoding airline excess baggage charges, England Golf has announced a partnership with BagSOLO. read more ...


La Manga Club Offers Oustanding Easter Holiday Deals for Families

Families looking for a golf and leisure break in the sunshine are set to flock to the famous La Manga Club in Spain, with the sports resort offering excellent value over the Easter Holidays. read more ...


ClubstoHire Opens Branches in European Airport Terminals

With golfers soon embarking on their annual holidays, club rental operator ClubstoHire.com has unveiled plans to open shos in airport terminals at two of Europe's leading destinations. read more ...


Stunning Dye Golf Course Opens in Portugal

Portugal's most eagerly anticipated golf course will officially open this June. West Cliffs has been designed by Cynthia Dye, of the internationally respected golf architecture firm Dye Designs. read more ...


Dramatic Increase to Portugal Golf Bookings

Portugal's largest golf course management company, Lisbon Golf is set for another successful season, after seeing its international bookings increase by over 20% last year. read more ...


English Pair Take PGAs of Europe Fourball Championship Title

240 PGA Professionals descended upon Lumine for the prestigious PGAs of Europe Fourball Championship, which was one of the most anticipated events of the Golf Festibal at the leading and popular Spanish golf and leisure resort. read more ...


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.  read more ...


Sardinia Added to 2017 Italy Golf Menu

If you're looking for a European golf break this year, Italy is just the destination you need, with the stunning island of Sardinia joining up with the growing number of regions supporting the forward-thinking Italy Golf & More project. read more ...


Gary Player Invitational Returns to Stunning Saadiyat Beach

Designed by the legendary nine-time major champion, Gary Player's Saadiyat Beach is set to welcome leading professionals and celebrity golfers for his second annual Invitational in the UAE on Monday. read more ...


Historic Scottish Golf Clubs Commemorate Landmark Events

Coinciding with Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology in 2017, a collection of popular Scottish golf clubs has unveiled a series of special events that are set to mark historic milestones this year.  read more ...


Dunston Hall Benefits from Significant Investment

Dunston Hall has seen an impressive upsurge in business across the venue, with the Norwich property now seeing the benefits of a seven-figure investment last year that has brought with it an instant return. read more ...


Stunning Las Colinas to Host Major Events in Spain

Spain's Leading Golf Course (as declared by the World Golf Awards), Las Colinas Golf & Country Club is delighted to confirm that it will be hosting two major tournaments in February. read more ...


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. read more ...


European Tour Qualifying School Comes to Lumine Resort

It's an exciting year ahead for the popular Lumine Mediterranea Beach Club & Golf Community, which is set to host a number of high profile events throughout 2017, including the European Tour's Final Stage Qualifying School. read more ...


Italy Golf & More Pushes 2017 Campaign with European Tour

Following a momentous 12 months that saw the country establish itself as one of Europe's leading golf destinations, Italy Golf & More, the first pan-Italian international project for golf, is ready to hit the ground running in 2017. read more ...


12 Tips for Golf Travel

Golf writer Josh Carr has offered you 12 golf travel tips to help you get the most from your golfing holiday.  read more ...


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. read more ...


Experience Close House, the 2017 British Masters Venue

Close House is set to host the British Masters later this year, and the venue is offering golfers the opportunity to experience the championship destination with exclusive stay and play packages available. read more ...


Gloria in Turkey Celebrates 20 Years with Ladies Open Week

Gloria Hotels & Resorts in Belek on the Turkish Riviera is celebrating 20 years with a series of notable events, with one of them being the Gloria Ladies Open Week (April 23-30, 2017), which includes five tournament rounds on the venue's two courses. read more ...


2017 Winter Birdie Blitz - Get Involved Today!

We have teamed up with Golfbreaks.Com to offer you the opportunity to claim a once-in-a-lifetime holiday to Mauritius through our 2017 Winter Birdie Blitz. Shake off those winter blues and get involved! read more ...


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. read more ...


Golfbreaks Mannequin Challenge vs. European Tour

Our friends at Golfbreaks.Com decided to get involved with the Mannequin Challenge, but how did their efforts compare with the European Tour's gold standard production from a few weeks ago? read more ...


Golf Tourism England Shares a Spectacular Perspective of the Nation

Golf Tourism England has unveiled the first of a series of videos that have been designed to capture the imagination of the world, sharing a truly spectacular perspective of some of the most striking and beautiful courses in the country. read more ...


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