Tag: Courses

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 ...


Golf Courses to Play in Scotland in 2020

Begin the new decade in style by playing somewhere for the first time. Scotland is the spiritual Home of Golf and boasts a wide range of courses, a strength celebrated within this feature, sharing courses that have been rated highly by the Golfshake Community. read more ...


100 Golf Courses to Play in England

Delving into course reviews posted on Golfshake in 2019, we have identified the top rated venues throughout each region of England. Find your place in the country, and pick out new courses in your area to experience in 2020 and beyond. read more ...


100 Toughest Golf Holes in the UK

There are many thousands of golf holes dotted across the United Kingdom, but which of them are the most challenging? We have studied rounds submitted from across the country in the Golfshake Score Tracker to identify the most difficult statistically. read more ...


Why is the 18th Hole So Hard?

Whether it be the pressure, stamina, or difficulty, there is something about 18th holes that many golfers find troublesome. We have studied thousands of tracked rounds, looked back at major disasters, and shared our own personal stories, to reflect on the mystery that is the final hole of the round. read more ...


The Lodge at Prince's Golf Club Stay & Play Review

Prince's Golf Club is a revered venue in Sandwich, Kent, a place loved by Golfshake's Andrew Picken. But he hadn't yet taken the opportunity to sample the striking accomodation on site, The Lodge. Andy returned to experience this paradise of links golf. read more ...


Luffenham Heath Golf Club Feature Review

Luffenham Heath is a regarded as being one of the finest heathland golf courses in the Midlands, a reputation matched by its standing with the Golfshake Community. Looking for somewhere to play, Kevin Heggie stopped by to experience the venue for himself. read more ...


Harleyford Golf Club Feature Review

Harleyford Golf Club is a Highly Recommended venue on Golfshake, located in Buckinghamshire. Andrew Picken recently had the chance to experience it for himself, delving further to provide insight, including from course architect Donald Steel. read more ...


The Shire London Unveils Winter Golf Experience

The Shire London has revealed its attractive and great value winter packages to enjoy the excellent conditions of its signature Seve Ballesteros designed course, which features in Golfshake's 50 Best Golf Courses to Play in Winter. read more ...


The Best 9 Hole Golf Courses of 2019

There are many pleasures to a nine-hole golf course. But what are the best shorter layouts near you? We have studied the many thousands of reviews on Golfshake to identify some must plays for 2020 and beyond. read more ...


The 50 Best Golf Courses to Play in Winter

Playing golf in winter can be a chore if the weather is bad and underfoot conditions sodden, but when you're lucky enough to be playing at the right place on a fine, crisp day, there can be much to savour throughout this time of year. Here are the 50 Best Golf Courses to Play in Winter! read more ...


The Scariest Holes in Golf

What are the scariest holes to play in golf? We have studied the most famously difficult ones, analysed stats from everyday golfers, and picked our own individual horrors, to identify holes that will strike fear into your heat. read more ...


Beau Desert Golf Club Feature Review

Beau Desert is a heathland course situatued near Cannock in South Staffordshire, a short drive from The Belfry, and is Highly Recommended on Golfshake. Richard Moore had the chance to experience it and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Why Does My Course Look Like This?

Greenkeepers are under constant pressure from golfers as expectations are high, but no matter the time of year, or prevailing weather, there will be imperfections. We have taken a look at several common complains, with an explanation as to why your course looks a certain way, to help you gain a greater appreciation for the work done. read more ...


The Magic of Golf in Mallorca

Mallorca is an increasingly popular destination for golfers, and it's easy to see why. Clive Agran reflects on a recent visit to this beautiful part of the world and describes what you can expect to experience in the area. read more ...


Most Improved Golf Courses in 2019

Which courses have enjoyed a successful year of positive reviews? We have identified venues that saw a hugely significant improvement in their rating on Golfshake in 2019 compared with the previous year. read more ...


50 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in 2020

Finding somewhere to play that delivers a great experience for a reasonable price is what golfers cherish most of all, so we have analysed reviews submitted on Golfshake this year to discover the Top 50 Rated Value for Money Courses for you to tick off during 2020 and beyond. read more ...


How to Save Your Golf Course This Winter

Your golf club needs your help this winter. Adam Matthews, the Course Manager at Moor Allerton in Yorkshire, has shared his thoughts on ten things that we can all do to protect our precious golf courses throughout the winter months. read more ...


Perranporth Golf Club Feature Review

One of many spectacular golf courses in Cornwall, Perranporth is known for its fun layout and stunning views. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook had the opportunity to experience this memorable venue for himself. read more ...


Trevose Golf & Country Club Feature Review

The Harry Colt designed Trevose Golf & Country Club is Highly Recommended on Golfshake and revered in Cornwall. Matt Holbrook took the opportunity to visit and sample this acclaimed venue for himself. read more ...


St Enodoc Golf Club Feature Review

Designed by James Braid, the Church Course at St Enodoc Golf Club is widely considered to be among the finest in the UK. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook visited Cornwall to see for himself. read more ...


100 Must Play Golf Courses in 2020

Get ready for the new decade! Taken from the past three years, we have looked at venues rated highly for their Course Layout, Course Condition, Value for Money and Club Facilities to identify 100 Must Play Golf Courses for 2020 and beyond. read more ...


Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort Feature Review

Bowood is a greatly acclaimed stay and play venue in Wiltshire, Highly Recommended on Golfshake. Rob Treanor had the chance to visit and shares his thoughts on the facility and its Dave Thomas designed PGA Championship Course. read more ...


The 50 Best Reviewed Golf Courses in 2019

What is the best venue that you visited this year? Thousands of golfers reviewed courses they played on Golfshake in 2019. We have picked out the most consistently highly regarded from the past season, positively rated across a wide range of categories. read more ...


Most Popularly Reviewed Golf Courses in 2019

Online reviews have become increasingly relevant in the golf industry. We have studied ratings left on Golfshake this year to identify the most popular venues, which received more ratings from golfers than any other this past season. read more ...


Royal West Norfolk Golf Club Feature Review

A regular feature in numerous ‘Top 100’ rankings and Highly Recommended on Golfshake, Royal West Norfolk has a unique place in Britain's golf landscape. Kevin Heggie recently had the chance to play Brancaster and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Archerfield Dirleton Course Feature Review

The stunning Archerfield Links is a Highly Recommended venue on Golfshake and boasts two acclaimed golf courses. Ambassador Rob Treanor played the Dirleton and shares his thoughts on the layout. read more ...


Huddersfield Golf Club Feature Review

Huddersfield Golf Club - often known as Fixby - has recently completed a project to improve the bunkering, taking the course back to its heyday when laid out by Herbert Fowler in the 1930s. Andy Waple took the chance to visit and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Hunstanton Golf Club Feature Review

Hunstanton in Norfolk is a Highly Recommended links course on Golfshake, popularly reviewed by the Community. Kevin Heggie recently had the opportunity to experience this layout and visit the club, sharing his thoughts in this feature article. read more ...


The Best Golf Course You Have Played

What is the best golf course that you have played? It's a classic conversation starter in the clubhouse. For a bit of fun, we asked the Golfshake Ambassadors & Staff to share their favourites, with an explanation for why. See if you agree with their picks. read more ...


Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club Feature Review

Royal Mid-Surrey is located on the border between Middlesex and Surrey, offering an aesthetic gem that takes advantage of a beautiful area of parkland. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon visited this Highly Recommended venue and played the course. read more ...


Hagley Golf Club Feature Review

Highly Recommended in the West Midlands, Hagley Golf Club is a welcoming an accessible venue for visiting golfers. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies had the opportunity to play there and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Discover the Magic of Golf in Perthshire

Located in the heart of Scotland, the tranquil and beautiful landscape of Perthshire is home to many of the most scenic, enjoyable, and affordable courses in Britain. We take a closer look at what you can experience in this magnificent part of the world. read more ...


Golf in Kent is Open for Business Ahead of 2020 Open

The countdown is now on to the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George's, but that is just part of an exciting year for Golf in Kent, which has declared itself open for business as the world of golf heads to the south east coastline. read more ...


Patshull Park Hotel, Golf & Country Club Feature Review

Patshull Park is a beautfully presented parkland golf course on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies had the chance to play this layout and shares his thoughts. read more ...


The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club Feature Review

The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club features two 18-hole courses, The Earls and The Kings. Golfshake Member Kevin Heggie has visited this Highly Recommended venue and experienced what it has to offer, sharing his thoughts in this review. read more ...


The Best Walker Cup Venues on Golfshake

We have taken a look at each of the Great Britain & Ireland venues that have hosted the Walker Cup, drawing on their Golfshake Rating left by the reviews of everyday golfers to celebrate the courses that have their own piece of history with the biennial contest. read more ...


Stoke Rochford Golf Club Feature Review

Stoke Rochford Golf Club is situated near the Lincolnshire town of Grantham, just off the A1. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook had the opportunity to experience this Highly Recommended venue for the first time and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #43: Carnoustie Golf Links, Playing Championship Course

The Golfshake Podcast returns with Kieran Clark joined by Andy Picken reflect on the revered Carnoustie Golf Links, sharing their experiences of the Championship Course, the impressively modern facilities, and what this legendary venue represents.  read more ...


6 Reasons to Play Golf at Fairmont St Andrews

Located just a couple of miles from the historic town of St Andrews, the Fairmont is a popular gateway to experiencing this iconic corner of Scotland. We take a look at just some reasons why this hotel is special and how it may be the resort that you have been looking for. read more ...


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