Golf Best of Series

Whilst these features may not be the definitive list of the top golf courses or the top 100s courses you can play this section is focused on providing features and details of some of the best golf courses you can play.  There maybe just a few you hadn't heard of or though about playing before. 



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Course VLOG - Ballyliffin and Rosapenna

Owen Davies travels to the North of Ireland to play two of the stand out courses in the area - Ballyliffin, home to the 2018 Irish Open and Rosapenna. 


Best Amateur Championship Venues

The 123rd Amateur Championship is contested at Royal Aberdeen and Murcar Links in the North East of Scotland, making their debuts on the rotation. Naturally, the Amateur has graced many of the finest stages in the British Isles, and we take a close look at those revered venues. 


The Best of Golf in Scotland

If you wish to discover the Best of Golf in Scotland, we have created a comprehensive and evolving Guide! Containing our 'Best of' Features and Reviews, this will hopefully serve as a useful tool for golfers looking to experience some remarkable courses.


10 of the Best Golf Resorts Near Racecourses

Fancy combining a golf break with a day or evening at the races? Well, it's more popular than you may think. We take a look at ten of the finest golf resorts that are located close to racecourses.


Best Luxury Golf Breaks in the British Isles

We take a look at what many consider to be the finest luxury golf resorts in the British Isles. Each of them deliver a promise of fantastic rooms, food, golf courses and high quality facilities.


10 of the Best Short Golf Courses in Britain

Golf courses seem to be getting longer to match the increased distances on tour, but for us mere mortals, there is little better than a quality short layout. We take a look at ten of the best shorter courses across Britain, which are worth experiencing.


10 of the Best Family Golf Resorts in the UK

Golf breaks with the family are becoming increasingly popular, and we have taken a look at ten of the best resorts across the UK that are ideal for those looking for a venue that is suited to children and have excellent on courses on-site or nearby.


10 UK Resorts That Deliver Golf and More

Golf resorts have become more rounded, delivering a more extensive experience for guests, with a wide variety of activities and entertainment being offered. Here look at ten resorts in the UK that golf and much more.


10 Great UK Golf Resorts You May Not Know

When you are looking to book a golf break, whether it be for a small party or a large group, one of the most difficult things is finding a venue that is a little bit different. Here are ten of the best venues in the UK that you may not have heard of.


The Best of Golf in Wales

Featuring spectacular links courses and the host venue of the 2010 Ryder Cup, Golf in Wales remains the most underrated offering in the country. We have created a Guide to Golf in Wales, hopefully serving as a useful tool for golfers looking to experience some remarkable layouts and memorable destinations. 


The Best of Golf in England

We have brought together several of our ‘Best of’ Features and Reviews to complete a comprehensive Guide to Golf in England, hopefully serving as a useful tool for golfers looking to experience some remarkable layouts.


20 Must Play Golf Courses in The East

Covering a vast expanse of regions, the East of England is home to many of the nation's finest golf courses. We delved into the Golfshake Course Section and discovered the Top Rated and Most Highly Recommended Courses in the East. 


The Best of Golf in Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day is on the 17th of March and has become the world’s annual celebration of Ireland, the foremost Patron Saint of the Emerald Isle. Here on Golfshake, we are marking the Day by delving into what makes Irish Golf special.


20 Must Play Golf Courses in The North

We have delved into the Golfshake Course Section and found the Best Rated & Most Highly Recommended Courses in the North of England from Golfshake users. These venues have all received at least 200 independent reviews from regular golfers.


20 Must Play Golf Courses in The South

The South of England covers a wide geographical region. We have delved into the Golfshake Course Section – and its thousands of independent reviews – to discover some of the most highly rated clubs and venues in the area by regular golfers


20 Must Play Golf Courses in The Midlands

The Midlands is the Heart of England and is also home to a deep and eclectic collection of well-regarded golf courses. We have delved into the Golfshake Course Section to discover some of the most highly rated clubs and venues in the area by regular golfers.


20 Must Play Golf Courses in Scotland

We have delved into the Golfshake Top 100 Course Section to identify 20 Clubs/Venues in Scotland that received a Highly Recommended rating with at least 50 independent reviews from regular golfers, based on their expectations.


Most Highly Recommended Golf Clubs on Golfshake

We have identified 35 clubs/venues across the UK that have received over 100 Recommendations on Golfshake from regular golfers with at least 99% of them rated positive. These are the Highly, Highly Recommended Courses. 


10 Must Play Golf Courses in Wales

Wales boasts many spectacular golf courses. From the classic links of Royal Porthcawl, to the Ryder Cup prestige of Celtic Manor, and the stunning vistas of Nefyn, here are ten incredible courses that you must play.


10 Must Play Golf Courses in England

England boasts an extraordinary depth of golf courses, from championship venues to classic and spectacular links. Derek Clements has picked out ten of the best, which everyone should consider playing at some point. 


20 of the Best UK Courses to Play in 2018

Here, we bring together 20 of the Best UK Feature Reviews on Golfshake, packed with information and opinion, which should be helpful when it comes to identifying worthwhile places to visit across Britain in 2018.\ Here, we bring together 20 of the Best UK Feature Reviews on Golfshake, packed with information and opinion, which should be helpful when it comes to identifying worthwhile places to visit across Britain in 2018.


Travel VLOG - Golf in Marbella

Golf in Marbella has long been on many peoples bucket list, but often it can be expensive with swanky hotels sometines the only option. Step-in Vacation Marbella, a self catering apartment rental company that offers a little luxury at affordable prices. 


Vacation Marbella - Luxury Apartment Rentals in the heart of Spain’s Golf Valley

Golf in Marbella has proven hugely popular obver the years, but it has been the mainstay of those able to splash out on swanky hotels, there is however another way. Vacation Marbella specialise in luxury self catering apartments and can not only supply great accommodation, but your golf as well! 


The Alternative Top 100 Courses

Golfshake's 'Alternative' Top 100 rankings offer a list of the best golf courses that aren't in the 'Official' Top 100 rankings in the UK and have more than 50 reviews on Golfshake.com These courses are based off the expectations of the everyday golfer.


10 UK Golf Holiday Destinations You Must Visit

Most of us like to feel the sun on our back abroad, but there are plenty of reasons to stay at home, especially if you happen to be a golfer. Here, we look at ten of the best UK destinations for golfers and their families.


5 of the Best Resorts to Visit in Portugal

Portugal is a haven for golfers. It is a perfect place to take the family too, with hundreds of miles of unspoilt beaches, hotels to suit all pockets and amazing local drink and cuisine. And as an added bonus, the Portuguese are a friendly, hospitable people who make tourists feel welcome. Here, we look at five of the best courses/resorts.


10 of the Best - Courses in Ayrshire

Ayrshire is a spectacular county for golf, featuring Open Championship venues Royal Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick, in addition to other stunning layouts such as Western Gailes and Dundonald. We pick out Ten of the Best Courses in the region - across a variety of prices and availability.


10 of the Best - Courses in Angus and Dundee

Angus is home to some of the most rugged coastline in Scotland, and some of its finest courses. From legendary Carnoustie to Panmure and Edzell, we take a look through ten of the best courses within the historic county.


10 of the Best Flora and Fauna Courses in the UK

The UK is home to many extraordinary golf courses, some of whom are home to an incredible array of plants, trees and wildlife. We take a closer look at ten of the most notable throughout Britain.


UK and Ireland Top 100 Summer Twilight Rates

If you're looking to play some of the most famous courses in the UK & Ireland, but are worried about the cost, we have put together a guide of those great venues that offer twilight rates throughout the spring and summer.


Oxfordshire vs. Cambridgeshire Golf Courses

This Sunday is the Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and to mark that occasion, we've put together five of the best golf courses from both counties. The question is, how do they compare?


Ten of the Best Courses in Fife

There is more to Fife than just the Old Course and St. Andrews. Take a look through ten of the best courses in the region, from the most famous to lesser known, to what is expensive and affordable in the Kingdom of Fife.


Best Scottish Isles Courses

Scotland is renowned for the likes of St. Andrews, Royal Dornoch and Carnoustie, but there are 38 golf courses situated on 26 islands. Derek Clements takes a closer look at some of the best of them.


10 of the Best - Courses in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is a beautiful county in England, famous for the Cotswolds and Cheltenham, but it's also home to some absolutely glorious golf courses. Here are ten of the very best of them.


Courses That Should Host a Major, but Never Will!

With the growth of the game globally it seems slightly absurd that we will never have a major on mainland Europe or Asia or South America. So, what if  the majors did not necessarily have to take place in their traditional locations? Which courses would make the grade? 


10 of the Best - Courses in Essex

Essex is a county that features some of the prettiest towns and villages in England, in addition to some wonderfully varied and enjoyable golf courses. Here are ten of the best of them.


10 of the Best - Courses in Dorset

Dorset is located on the Englsh Channel coastline, featuring a varied and fascinating landscape, which is perfect for a broad selection of golf courses. Here are ten of the best of them.


10 of the Best - Courses in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is one of England's most beautiful counties, located near London, and it is naturally home to some equally stunning golf courses. Here are ten of the best of them.


10 of the Best - Courses in Warwickshire

Warwickshire is a county of contrasts - from busy towns to quiet villages - but it has a number of tremendous golf courses, which take advantage of the open space. Here are ten of the best to be found in Shakespeare's County.


10 of the Best - Courses in Somerset

The rural county of Somerset is home to a number of attractions and sites, but it can also boast a number of fantastic golf courses. Here are ten of the best of them.


10 of the best - Courses in Devon

Devon is known as the English Riviera, and it's easy to see why. With its golden sands and stunning views, the region also boasts a number of superb courses. Here are just a few of them.


10 of the Best - Courses in Hampshire

Hampshire is the largest county in southeast England and the birthplace of the armed forces. It is also home to a number of fantastic golf courses. Here are ten of the best of them.


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 - Courses in Berkshire

Derek Clements takes a look at the county of Berkshire and its magnifient golf courses, picking out ten of the best.


10 of the Best - Courses in Glasgow

Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, has much to offfer everyone, including golfers, with a number of stunning courses in the surrounding area. Derek Clements has picked out ten of the best,


10 of the Best - Golf Courses in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is home to a great combination of heathland, parkland and links courses and in the fabulous Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa, it boasts what is surely one of the top courses in Britain. Here, we take a look at 10 of the very best courses in Lincolnshire.


10 of the Best - Courses in Norfolk

Norfolk may not strike you as an instantly recognisible golfing location, but there are some wonderful courses in the County. We take a closer look at ten of the best of them. 


10 of the Best - Golf Courses in Yorkshire

Those who live there call it "God's country" - and it is not difficult to understand why. Yorkshire is, quite simply, a beautiful county. It is home to south of the finest golf courses you will ever play, many of which offer incredible value for money. Here, we look at 10 of the very best.


10 of the Best - Golf Courses in Cornwall

Cornwall is arguably the most ruddedly beautiful county in the British Isles, with spectacular scenery and the Atlantic Ocean crashing onto the coastline rocks. It also has some great golf. We take a close look at ten of the best courses in the area.


10 of the Best - Golf Courses in Sussex

Sussex is home to some of the finest golf courses in England. We take a look at ten of the very best that you can find in this beautiful rural county.


10 of the Best - Golf Courses in Surrey

Surrey has a huge amount of courses many typified by their heathland style, so it was tough to pick just 10, but after some deliberation we chose 10 of the Best! 


10 of the Best - Golf Courses in Lancashire

Lancashire is blessed! It boasts one of the finest collections of courses anywhere in the world. We take a look at 10 of the very Best courses in the county. 


10 of the Best - Golf Courses in Suffolk

Suffolk boasts a superb  mix of links, heathland and parkland courses. Here are 10 of the very best.


10 of the Best - Golf Courses in Kent

Kent boasts many terrific golf courses - a great mix of links and parkland layouts, some of which have hosted top European Tour tournaments. Here, we recommend 10 of the best golf courses in the County. 


10 of the Best - Courses to play in the winter

Sick of muddy golf shoes, temporary greens and mats? Check out our 10 of the best courses to play in winter in England. 


10 of the Best Parkland Courses in England

Take a look at 10 of the Best Parkland Courses in England. We detail a mix of courses, price points and destinations all offering great value parkland golf in England.


Ten of the Best - Winter Golfing Getaways

With winter golfing getaways becoming more and more popular, we take a look at ten of the best places to jet off to this winter.


10 of the Best - Heathland Courses in England

There is something special about heathland courses. The best of them feature plenty of gorse and heather, wonderful turf and terrific greens. We count down 10 of the best Heathland courses in England. 


10 of the Best - Risk and reward holes

Everyone loves great risk and reward golf. Check out our list of '10 of the Best' around and let us know what is the best risk and reward hole you have ever played. 


10 of the Best - Short Par 3's in the World

What makes a great hole? Does it need to be long to be great? According to this list the answer to that is no. We take a look at 10 of the best short par 3's in the world! 


10 of the Best – Courses in Northern Ireland under £100

Check our list of 10 of the best courses you can play in Northern Ireland for under £100. 


10 of the Best – Courses in Northern Ireland Under £50

Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke are just a few of the names that hail from Northern Ireland and grew up playing some of the incredible courses on offer.


10 of the Best – Courses in the North East under £100

Check out our top ten courses in the North East under £100.


10 of the Best - Courses in the North East under £50

The North East of England is home to a whole host of incredible golf courses from testing, coastal links to enjoyable, picturesque parklands.


10 of the Best - Golf courses in the North West under £100

The North West of England is full of exquisite golf courses from Championship Open venues to hidden gems well worth discovering. To help you get started here are our Ten of the Best under £100. 


10 of the best - Courses in the North West under £50

Check out our 10 of the Best courses to play in the North Wet for under £50. 


10 of the best - Scottish Courses under £50

We take a look at 10 of the best courses that Scotland has to offer for under £50. There are some amazing courses in the list including the Kyle Phillips designed Dundonald Links. 


Scotland - 10 of the best under £100

Here are ten courses that cost no more than £100 that would enhance anyone’s golfing résumé. And don’t say it too loudly, but you may find that one or two of them are that little bit better than their pricier cousins.


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! 


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.


Feature Review: Son Antem

The Marriott Son Antem Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect location for golfers and non golfers visiting Mallora. Offering 2 golf courses, excellent golf facilities and the perfect retreat to relax and be pampered.



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