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Brora Seeks Support of International Golf Community In Coronavirus Fight

Faced with financial anxiety, Brora Golf Club, the renowned Scottish Highland links, is seeking the support of its international community to help safeguard its future during the Coronavirus crisis. read more ...


What Greenkeepers Are Doing To Maintain Courses While Closures Are In Place

During this extended break from playing golf, you may be wondering what greenkeepers are doing to maintain courses. The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), following guidance unveiled by The R&A, has made it clear what work should be considered essential at courses throughout this current situation. read more ...


Track Your Golfing Journey on Where I Play Golf

If you're missing playing golf, why not spend time reflecting on the joy the game has given you and the courses that you have experienced. Golfshake's new Where I Play Golf service is the ideal tool for tracking your golfing journey and seeing how you compare to other golfers. read more ...


Is It Time To Bring Back Honesty Boxes?

When did you last play a course that had a honesty box? Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on this traditional system of honour that is still widely seen across many golf courses in rural Scotland, where rather than having a professional or member of staff to welcome you, a sign will encourage visiting golfers to deposit their green fee through a latch or directly into a box. read more ...


Courses Close Across Europe But UK Golf Remains Largely Open

Thousands of golf courses across Europe have closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, but in the UK, the majority remain open, with the game continuing. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at some of the imaginative measures being introduced by venues across the country. read more ...


Top Stay & Play Venues on Golfshake

Golfshake recently unveiled 100 Must Play Golf Courses in 2020, but which of these acclaimed venues can you also stay at? We have searched through our travel partner Golfbreaks.com to identify those Highly Recommended courses that have notable hotel options attached. read more ...


Golf Innovation in the Face of Adversity

These are worrying, anxious times for us all. You may be concerned about minimising risk for yourself and playing partners on the golf course, but several clubs and their greenkeepers have introduced simple but effective solutions to help everyone play the game they love as safely as possible. read more ...


The Magnificent Lumine Golf & Beach Resort

Hosting the European Tour's captivating Qualifying School Finals since 2017, for many professional golfers, the stunning Lumine Golf and Beach Resort has been a site of contrasting joy, pain and relief, but for everybody else fortunate enough to step on the striking property, it's quite simply one of the most magnificent venues that you could experience. read more ...


Experience the Spectacular Magic of Praia D'El Rey

Portugal is blessed with many revered destinations for golfers, but none are more spectacular than Praia D’El Rey, which is simply magical. Situated 50 miles to the north of the stunning capital city of Lisbon, this wonderful venue boasts two 18-hole courses that rank among the finest in Europe. read more ...


Close House Introduces Country Membership Initiative

The British Masters is returning to Close House later this year, but through the introduction of Country Membership, golfers have the opportunity to experience this acclaimed venue for themselves on a regular basis. read more ...


20 of the Most Popular Courses to Play in 2020

When you are looking for new courses to play, you may want to hear what other golfers had to say about the venue. We wanted to highlight the most popular courses on Golfshake, those that drew more reviews than any other in 2019, charting a path for you to follow this season. read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Practice Facilities in 2020

Golfers love spending time working on their games in the pursuit of improvement, but you need the requisite space to get the most from practicing. Many clubs and venues have invested heavily in enhancing the infrastructure of their property, delivering more appealing practice facilities to both members and visitors.  read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Facilities in 2020

Golf clubs pride themselves on more than just the quality of their course, but also the facilities that members and visitors can enjoy at the venue. To help you discover standouts across the UK, we saw which destinations the Golfshake Community rated highly. read more ...


20 of the Best Value for Money Courses in 2020

Everyone loves a bargain and golfers are no exception. Finding great value isn't necessarily about the courses that are the least expensive, but also those that deliver a memorable experience for the cost. Rated by the Golfshake Community, we reveal 20 of the Best Value for Money Courses. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the South

The South of England is a vast region, geographically diverse with a considerable population. Naturally, it has many golf courses to go with them. Where are you playing this season? Why not follow in the footsteps of the Golfshake Community and expereince venues that they have Highly Recommended. read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Pace of Play in 2020

The majority of golfers want to get round in a comfortable, consistent pace, rather than finding themselves stuck waiting for lengthy periods on tees. But where should you go to ensure that experience? We revealed which courses the Golfshake Community have reviewed most positively for their Pace of Play. read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Condition in 2020

Golfers value the condition of a course more than any other quality, but what are the standouts across the country? Studying the Golfshake Course Section, we have discovered which venues the Golfshake Community rated most highly for their Condition in 2019. read more ...


You Could Experience The Masters in 2020

Walking around Augusta National and sampling the unique atmosphere of The Masters is something that most golfers would place on their bucket lists, but with this year's event only weeks away, you may think that it's time too late, however, Golfbreaks.com still has a series of packages available if you want to transform a dream into a reality. read more ...


Glasgow Course Closures Confirmed - And the List Keeps Growing

Glasgow City Council has passed a budget that will likely result in the closure of five of the six municipal courses within the city, a blow to golfers, but one that raises fears that future closures will be imminent in other parts of Scotland and the UK. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer inspection at the potential impact. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in Scotland

Scotland is the spiritual Home of Golf and is blessed with over 500 courses, ranging from the archetypal classic links to picturesque parklands and tree-lined heathery layouts. You could spend a satisfying lifetime ticking each of them off, but to help you pick out just some of the very best places to experience, we have delved into the Golfshake Course Section. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the South East

The Open Championship returns to Royal St George's in 2020, placing golf's spotlight on the South East of England. To help you find the best courses in this region, we have studied reviews in the Golfshake Course Section to identify which venues everyday golfers have rated most highly.  read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Food & Drink in 2020

When the Golfshake Community reviews courses they have played in the Golfshake Course Section, Food & Drink is one of the key categories that are rated, showcasing the best venues for enjoying lunch or dinner after your round. read more ...


Find Your Next UK Spring Golf Break

Spring is approaching, so what better way to kick off your peak months of golf than by embarking on a break in April? We take a look at just some of the UK's most popular and highly regarded venues that you could experience. read more ...


Escape the UK Weather for Winter Golf & Sun

If you have been exhausted by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis, maybe it's time for a last minute winter golf break to a sunnier, warmer climate. We have taken a look at some of the best destinations, many of which have incredible deals available. read more ...


Why You Must Stay & Play at The Vale Resort

Located in the tranquil beauty of rural Glamorgan, The Vale Resort is a gem of a stay and play venue for golfers. Home to a pair of superb courses - the Lake and Wales National - this magnificent venue is easily accessible from all corners of the UK. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the East

From classic links courses to beautifully presented resort venues, there is a lot to golf in the East of England, a vast landscape packed with variety. The challenge is working out which of these destinations you want to experience, but that is where the Golfshake Course Section comes into its own. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the South West

Hugging the Atlantic, the coastline of the South West of England is a revered part of the country for golf courses, rich in variety and quality. Choosing betweem them can be impossible, but thanks to the reviews of the Golfshake Community, we have something that you can work with. read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Hospitality in 2020

Venues aim to deliver a quality experience alongside their course. The layout and its conditioning will always be the main attraction, but something you take away from visiting a new place was the welcome and hospitality that you received. If you want to visit somewhere where excellent service can be assured, here are 20 of the Best Courses for Hospitality in 2020. read more ...


How Golfers Can Support Mental Health of Greenkeepers

Have you considered the impact that pressure from members and negative feedback can have on the mental health of greenkeepers? Golfshake's Andy Picken was intrigued by the story of Michael Davie, Course Manager at Hazel Grove, who received a special award recognising the efforts he has made to support his colleagues across the industry. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the North

Encompassing the likes of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, County Durham and Northumberland, there is a lot of ground to cover in the North of England, but crucially there are many fine golf courses to discover. The Golfshake Community has identified these as being among the best of them. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the Midlands

The Midlands is a geographical region with a rich industrial legacy, but it's also a part of the world that is home to many revered golf courses. We have studied reviews submitted by the Golfshake Community to help you choose which of them to play in 2020. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in Wales

Much of what makes Wales a popular region for golfers is the wide variety on offer; from the resorts of Celtic Manor and The Vale to the classic, championship links courses of Royal Porthcawl, Royal St David's and Aberdovey. Using reviews submitted on Golfshake, we help you discover some of the best in the nation. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has always been an acclaimed destination for golfers, but that spotlight is only greater following Royal Portrush's successful hosting of the 2019 Open Championship. Here, we bring together 20 Courses to Play in 2020 in Northern Ireland, part of a continuing series to kick off the new decade to transport you to Highly Recommended venues. read more ...


20 of the Best Course Layouts to Play in 2020

When searching for new courses to play, you want to hear what your fellow golfers have to say. Looking specifically at the challenge and architectural quality of courses, here are 20 of the Best Course Layouts to Play in 2020, as rated by the Golfshake Community. read more ...


2019 Golfshake Golf Course Awards

The Golfshake Course Section is home to over 250,000 independent golf course reviews. We have compiled each of the reviews from last year to reveal our 'Golfshake Golf Course Awards' to recognise those venues that had a successful season when it came to connecting with our Members. read more ...


18 Toughest Holes on The Open Rota

There are 180 holes that comprise the Open Championship rotation, but which are the most difficult for average golfers? Looking at a decade of statistics from the Golfshake Score Tracker, we have been able to identify some of the most testing holes based on the scorecards of Golfshake Members. read more ...


Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2019

It was a year packed with storylines and rich topics of discussion. But what most connected with the Golfshake Community? It was the stories that impacted regular golfers that most engaged our audience. We can reveal the Top 10 Most Read Articles on Golfshake in 2019. read more ...


How Many Golf Courses Have You Played?

Have many golf courses have you played? It's a regular topic of conversation between keen aficionados of the game, who like to compare the tracks they have ticked off. And there is a newly launched tool that will help you to easily track your travels. read more ...


Must Experience Golf Holiday Destinations in 2020

Embarking on a golf holiday may be an objective for 2020. Sampling the game in a fresh environment, with the sun on your back, is something to be savoured whether it's done in a small or larger group. We help you find the perfect destination. read more ...


Bury St Edmunds Golf Club Feature Review

Bury Edmunds Golf Club in Suffolk is a parkland course that was originally designed by legendary British golfer, Ted Ray. Highly Recommended on Golfshake, Matt Holbrook went to experience the venue and discover why it's so positively regarded. read more ...


The Hardest Par 5s in Britain

Par 5s can be really hard. But what are the toughest? To provide a relatively educated sample, we analysed thousands of rounds submitted into the Golfshake Score Tracker to reveal some of the most difficult long holes across Britain. read more ...


50 of the Best UK Courses to Play in 2020

2020 is significant for not only being a new year, but the beginning of a fresh decade. To help you find new courses to experience in the Twenties, we bring together 50 of the Best UK Feature Reviews on Golfshake, all published during the past season. read more ...


Guide to Golf in Mauritius

Located in the Indian Ocean, the spectacular island nation of Mauritius is a paradise for golfers, offering a luxury, breathtaking experience befitting a millionaire, but this gateway to Heaven on Earth is within the grasp of any long-haul traveller in search of something truly unforgettable. read more ...


The Most Difficult Par 3s in Britain

Memorable short holes are a key part of any golf course and have an iconic place in the game. Celebrating the masterful nature of par threes, we have studied thousands of rounds submitted into the Golfshake Score Tracker to discover the hardest across Britain. read more ...


The Old Course at St Andrews in Reverse

Scotland has a "new" golf course - sort of - but only for 48 hours. Celebrating St Andrew's Day, the legendary Old Course at St Andrews is being played in reverse for two days, transporting those lucky golfers who secured a tee time back centuries to an earlier era in the development of the venerable Fife links. read more ...


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