Tag: Courses

Luffness New Golf Club Feature Review

Luffness New is a traditional links course in East Lothian, home to a club that prides itself on respecting the history of the game. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor had the opportunity to visit and shares his thoughts on the experience. read more ...


The Best Golf Experiences in the UK

In the 2019 Golfshake Course Survey, we asked for your feedback to identify the Best Golf Experiences in the UK, with hundreds of golfers sharing their favourites. Will Trinkwon has taken a closer look at the most popular responses. read more ...


Archerfield Links Fidra Course Feature Review

The stunning Archerfield Links in East Lothian comes Highly Recommended on Golfshake. Ambassador Rob Treanor went to experience this venue and shares his thoughts on the experience of playing there. read more ...


Woodhall Spa Hotchkin Course Feature Review

Home of England Golf, Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire is considered among the finest inland venues in the UK, its Hotchkin Course being frequently ranked with the best. Golfshake's Andrew Picken had the chance to play this renowned layout and shares his thoughts on the experience. read more ...


Olton Golf Club Feature Review

Olton is a private, mature parkland golf course founded in 1893 set in 95 acres near Birmingham Airport. Renowned for its condition and quality of greens, Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies had the chance to play there and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Woodhall Spa Bracken Course Feature Review

The Bracken Course at Woodhall Spa is sometimes overshadowed by the revered Hotchkin Course that neighbours it, but Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook discovered during his visit that this layout is an underappreciated gem. read more ...


PGA National Ireland Slieve Russell Feature Review

Slieve Russell, which has been rebranded as PGA National Ireland, is a premier stay and play facility. Golfshake's Andrew Picken had the chance to experience this visually striking venue and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Cavendish Golf Club Feature Review

Designed by Alister MacKenzie, Cavendish in Derbyshire is noted for its design similarities to Augusta National, rolling and undulating in nature. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Cross had the chance to play this Highly Recommended course and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Carnoustie Buddon Course Feature Review

Known for its legendary Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links is also home to the Burnside and Buddon. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken had the opportunity to play the Buddon during a visit and shares his thoughts on this unique layout. read more ...


The Best Women's British Open Venues on Golfshake

From legendary championship links courses to heathland classics and resort gems, the Women's British Open has been played at a rich variety of venues. We take a closer look at each of them, including the unique Golfshake reviews. read more ...


Bamburgh Castle Feature Review

Bamburgh Castle is one of the scenic golf courses in the UK, a clifftop layout that measures only 5,645 yards. Golfshake's Rob Treanor had the chance to stop by and experience this venue, which now ranks among his favourites. read more ...


Goswick Golf Club Feature Review

Goswick Links in the North East of England is a James Braid masterpiece that is an Open Qualifying Venue. Golfshake's Rob Treanor had the chance to play there and shares his glowing praise for the golf course. read more ...


How to Get the Most From Your Golf This Summer

Golf is your passion, more than a hobby, something that consumes your thoughts during the average work day. Time for playing is precious - especially with the main season beginning to drift towards its latter period. We have some ways to help you get the most from your game. read more ...


Diss Golf Club Feature Review

Set just a very short drive from the main town of Diss on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, Diss Golf Club is a friendly venue welcoming visitors and societies alike to enjoy a excellent experience all year round. Golfshake's Matt Holbrook recently had the opportunity to visit. read more ...


6 of the Most Interesting Greens in the UK

For all their difficulties, greens can be plain interesting. From those pocked with flowerbeds, to ones with more tiers than a wedding cake, Will Trinkwon explores six of the most intriguing and devilish greens in the UK.     read more ...


Berkhamsted Showcases Upgraded Golf Course

The critically acclaimed Berkhamsted Golf Club has recently received an extensive revamp of its irrigation systems, the fruits of which can now be seen in a series of new photographs. read more ...


The Best Scottish Open Venues on Golfshake

It's the venues that have continually made the Scottish Open an indelible part of the European Tour calender, despite the event's various incarnations. We take a closer look at each of them, including the unique Golfshake reviews. read more ...


15 Must Play Golf Courses in the East of England

From top quality parkland layouts, to wonderfully idiosyncratic links courses, the East of England offers a rich variety for golfers. Will Trinkwon has picked our 15 of the best venues that should be on your must play lists. read more ...


5 of the Most Fearsome Bunkers in the UK

If there’s one thing guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of the average golfer, it’s a bunker. Will Trinkwon picks out five of the most intimidating in the UK that even the most competent of bunker players wouldn’t want to be stuck in.  read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #41: Playing Lahinch Golf Club, Irish Open

This week on the Golfshake Podcast, Kieran Clark was joined by Andrew Picken, who described his recent experience of playing the spectacular Lahinch Golf Club, venue of the 2019 Irish Open on the European Tour. read more ...


Shannon Golf Club Feature Review

Shannon Golf Club is located within Co. Clare, Ireland and is part of a magical stretch of golfing landscape. This is a wonderful area to explore for golfers, and Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken had the opportunity to sample it for himself. read more ...


Stat Focus: The Grove

Thousands of golfers use the Golfshake Score Tracker, providing us with a vast library of statistics. We have analysed former World Golf Championship and British Masters venue, The Grove, looking at how our members have played this popular layout, ranking the holes in difficulty, including average scores and number of putts. read more ...


Stat Focus: Royal St George's Golf Club

Thousands of golfers use the Golfshake Score Tracker, providing us with a vast library of statistics. We have analysed the 2020 Open Championship venue, Royal St George's, looking at how our members have played this historic layout, ranking the holes in difficulty, including average scores. read more ...


Canterbury Golf Club Feature Review

Canterbury Golf Club is a parkland layout situated in the heart of Kent, Highly Recommended on Golfshake. We dispatched Andrew Picken to visit this venue and to discover what is behind the hype. read more ...


Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club Feature Review

Known as the club on the cliffs, Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club is perched high on the White Cliffs, halfway between Dover and Deal. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken had the opportunity to experience this visually spectacular venue. read more ...


Whitehill Golf Club Feature Review

Whitehill Golf Club has received Highly Recommended status as rated by Golfshake members, achieving a whopping 100% approval rating. This outstanding record deserved further investigation so we sent Rob Treanor to play the course and find out more. read more ...


The Burstead Golf Club Feature Review

The Burstead is nestled away in the pretty Essex countryside and comes Highly Recommended by the Golfshake Community. We sent Rob Treanor to discover the formula for this success. read more ...


Stat Focus: The Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor

Thousands of golfers use the Golfshake Score Tracker, providing us with a vast library of statistics. We have focused on the former Ryder Cup venue, the Twenty Course at Celtic Manor, among the most acclaimed venues in the UK, looking at how our members have played this layout, ranking the holes in difficulty, including average scores and number of putts. read more ...


Aldwickbury Park Feature Review

Aldwickbury Park is situated in Hertfordshire and enjoys a spectacular 100% recommended rating from the Golfshake Community, based on over 200 reviews. We dispatched Rob Treanor to discover why this venue is so highly regarded read more ...


More Great Value Rounds at Highly Rated Top 100 Venues

Following his initial Great Value Rounds at Highly Rated Top 100 Venues article, if you're looking to experience somewhere truly special this season, Golfshake's Alex Picken has identified MORE Top 100 Courses that can be accessed through GolfNow for outstanding prices. read more ...


Stat Focus: Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Thousands of golfers use the Golfshake Score Tracker, providing us with a vast library of statistics. We have focused on the revered Open Championship venue, Royal Birkdale, for many the best in England, looking at how our members have played this famous layout, ranking the holes in difficulty, including average scores. read more ...


Ashridge Golf Club Feature Review

Ashridge Golf Club is a Highly Recommended venue on Golfshake, ranking highly for the quality of its layout. We dispatched Ambassador Rob Treanor to find out more about this extremely popular venue. read more ...


Silloth-on-Solway Feature Review

Silloth-on-Solway is tucked away in the North West of England, a traditional links course, which is Highly Recommended on Golfshake and is ranked among the Top 50 Value for Money UK Venues. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Cross played and reviewed it for us. read more ...


Ulverston Golf Club Feature Review

Ulvertson Golf Club sits within the Lake District, a spectacular location and course that was remodelled by the great H.S. Colt. Highly Recommended on Golfshake, we dispatched Ambassador Rob Cross to experience the venue for himself. read more ...


Hanbury Manor Feature Review

Hanbury Manor is a revered venue that has achieved Highly Recommended status on Golfshake, courtesy of ratings by everday golfers. We dispatched Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor to experience it for himself. read more ...


Hollywood Golf Club Feature Review

Hollywood Golf Club boasts a mature 18-hole, tree lined parkland course on the outskirts of south Birmingham, with easy access from the motorway network. Golfshake's Mel Davies has played and reviewed the venue for us. read more ...


Historic Montrose Golf Links Invests in New Irrigation System

The historic Montrose Golf Links has confirmed a major investment that was completed this year, introducing a new, comprehensive irrigation system that has ensured that improvements will be made across the revered links that has recently received the most comprehensive sustainability award in golf. read more ...


Stat Focus: The Brabazon at The Belfry

Thousands of golfers use the Golfshake Score Tracker, providing us with a vast library of statistics. We have focused on the Brabazon Course at The Belfry, looking at how our members have played this venerable layout, ranking the holes in difficulty, including average scores and number of putts. read more ...


Troon's Iconic Marine Hotel to be Refurbished

For decades, visitors to Troon have stayed at the iconic Marine Hotel, and that renowned venue is to be enhanced further after Cannock Troon LLP, its owners, have revealed plans to refurbish and bring a new luxurious feel to the property. read more ...


Stat Focus: The Old Course at St Andrews

Thousands of golfers use the Golfshake Score Tracker, providing us with a vast library of statistics. We have focused on the Old Course at St Andrews, looking at how our members have played this venerable layout, ranking the holes in difficulty, including average scores and number of putts. read more ...


Tee Times Now Available at New Dumbarnie Links in Fife

Dumbarnie Links, the newest links course to be added to Scotland's East Coast of Fife is moving a step closer to completion, with tee time reservations now being made available beginning May 16, 2020, when this spectacular layout overlooking the Firth of Forth makes its anticipated debut. read more ...


50 Courses With Easiest Greens in the UK

Following our statistical look at the most challenging greens in the UK, we delved into the Golfshake Score Tracker to identify courses that our golfers have recorded the fewest average putts. read more ...


Great Value Rounds at Highly Rated Top 100 Venues

If you're looking to experience somewhere truly special this year, Golfshake's Alex Picken has identified Top 100 Courses that can be accessed through GolfNow for outstanding prices, something that you'll certainly want to take advantage of. read more ...


The Best 19th Holes in the UK

We asked the Golfshake Community to pick out the Best 19th Holes in the UK, with hundreds of golfers sharing their favourite venues, including resorts such as The Belfry, Celtic Manor and Gleneagles, in addition to revered clubs like Crail and Bromsgrove. read more ...


50 Courses With Hardest Greens in the UK

Delving into detailed statistics taken over a three year period from the Golfshake Score Tracker, we have identified 50 courses across the country that present the most challenging greens in the UK.  read more ...



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