Tag: Scotland

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Kingsbarns Golf Links Feature Review

Each year during the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Kingsbarns is showcased on the main stage. This modern links is visually spectacular and is renowned for its design. But what is it like to play? Alex Picken describes his experience. 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 ...


Golfshake Podcast #44: Ed Hodge, Gleneagles, Golf in Perthshire

Author Ed Hodge joins Kieran Clark on the new Golfshake Podcast to take a closer look at the rich history behind Gleneagles, the venue of the 2019 Solheim Cup, in addition to reflecting on what the region of Perthshire can offer golfers. read more ...


Gullane No 1 Feature Review

Gullane Golf Club is a jewel in East Lothian, Scotland's Golf Coast. The No 1 Course is regarded as being one of the finest in the nation, so it was a thrill for Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor to experience this revered layout. 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 ...


Crieff Golf Club Feature Review

Perthshire's Crieff Golf Club is a Highly Recommended, parkland venue that is situated within beautiful and tranquil surrounds, enjoying views across stunning valleys and the Highlands beyond. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor had the chance to experience this inland gem in Scotland. read more ...


The Quiet Resurgence of Scottish Golfers on Tour

Ireland continues to unearth major champions and England boasts its most impressive group of players in a generation, but Scottish golfers are making a quietly resurgent progression through the game. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at the growing strength of players from the Home of Golf. read more ...


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 ...


My Own Dunhill Links Story

Golfshake's Alex Picken charts his journey from being a teenager inspired to drive up his interest in golf by attending the Dunhill Links, to returning to Scotland years later to play at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, fulfilling those dreams. read more ...


6 Reasons to Play Golf at Carnoustie

Known for hosting the Open Championship eight times, that status only scratches the surface at Carnoustie Golf Links, a destination that should be on the list for everyone seeking a memorable and rewarding experience. Here are just some reasons why. 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 ...


Dunbar Golf Club Feature Review

Dunbar is a highly regarded, classics links course on the legendary East Lothian coastline in Scotland. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor had the chance to experience this stunning layout and shares his thoughts. read more ...


The Birdie of Dreams at Hogan's Alley

Golf is a rare sport that allows us to walk in the footsteps of the greatest players in the game. Golfshake's Andrew Picken's favourite golfer in history is Ben Hogan. Playing Carnoustie's Championship Course, Andy had a dream of emulating his hero, and it came spectacularly true. read more ...


Carnoustie Golf Links is Superbly Traditional, Surprisingly Modern

Carnoustie Golf Links is a venue that is traditional, but modern in its approach. Golfshake's Andrew Picken takes a closer look at the location, its courses, facilities, and why it represents a progressive and inspiring vision for the game. read more ...


The Experience of Playing the Old Course at St Andrews

Part of a meaningful golf trip with his son, Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken reflects on his experience of playing the Old Course at St Andrews, the emotions, sights, sounds, and why this was one of the greatest rounds of his life. read more ...


The Ultimate Lad & Dad Trip to Scotland

Golfshake Ambassadors Andrew and Alex Picken planned and embarked on the Ultimate Lad & Dad Trip in Scotland, spending valuable time together, making unforgettable memories in St Andrews and Carnoustie that would inspire anyone with a love of the game. read more ...


St Andrews Eden Course Feature Review

The Eden Course was the fourth opened in St Andrews, designed by the legendary Harry Colt. Golfshake's Andrew Picken had the chance to experience this layout, and he was blown away by the quality of this underrated gem at the Home of Golf. 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 ...


Epic Road Trip to Scotland VLOG

Recently, members of the Golfshake team embarked on a thrilling road trip to Scotland's famous Golf Coast during the Scottish Open. Spending time in East Lothian, the guys packed a marathon of activity within a short period, battling the clock and the ever changeable weather to capture some memorable moments. 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 ...


Cowglen Golf Club Feature Review

Cowglen Golf Club is situated in the south of Glasgow, a James Braid design that is Highly Recommended on Golfshake. Stewart Armstrong has reviewed this 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


20 of the Best Summer Twilight Rates of 2019

Play the greatest courses for less. Here are many of the best courses in the UK & Ireland - frequently ranked within the Top 100 in the British Isles - that have twilight rates on offer to visitors in 2019.  read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #38: Carnoustie, Panmure, Montrose, Golf Trip Report

Kieran Clark is joined by Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken, who recounts his experience of visiting Angus and Perthshire in Scotland, playing the likes of Carnoustie, Panmure, Montrose and Murrayshall, describing why this part of the world is an essential and unique destination for any golfer. read more ...


From the Bahamas to Brora

Brora Golf Club in the Scottish Highlands has become a cult-favourite, renowned by legendary Open champions, and celebrated by international visitors. Author and journalist Ed Hodge shares the story of Scott Cowper, who travels annually to Brora from the Bahamas, to explain the worldwide appeal of this wonderful layout. read more ...


Golfshake Rising Stars in Scotland

Scotland is the Home of Golf and this list may unearth some new courses to add to your list to play. We have delved into course reviews on Golfshake to identify venues that have increased significantly in popularity with reviewers, noting a rise in average rating in 2018 compared with 2016. read more ...


40 of the Best UK Courses to Play in 2019

We bring together 40 of the Best UK Feature Reviews on Golfshake, all published within the last year, packed with information and opinions, which should be helpful when it comes to identifying worthwhile places to visit across the United Kingdom in 2019. read more ...


Kingsbarns Celebrates Results of Most Successful Season

The spectacular Kingsbarns Golf Links near St Andrews in Fife has been celebrating the results of its most successful season to date, welcoming more guests than before and being awarded prestigious titles from the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards, most notably the accolade of Best Golf Experience. read more ...


Top 35 Reviewed Scotland Venues on Golfshake in 2018

We have collated independent courses reviews submitted by Golfshake Members to identify Overall Top 35 Reviewed Venues in Scotland for 2018, with at least ten ratings, reflecting the expectations of everyday golfers. read more ...


Expectations Soar for New Dumbarnie Links Near St Andrews

Former Ryder Cup player and renowned course designer Clive Clark's latest creation of Dumbarnie Links in Fife, Scotland, just a few miles from the legendary town of St Andrews, has moved a step closer to becoming the latest addition to the remarkable menu of layouts in this iconic part of the golf world. read more ...


Seve Ballesteros Designed Westerwood Joins Hilton Brand


Westerwood in Scotland - which features a course designed by Dave Thomas and Seve Ballesteros - has be rebranded as DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort.
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4 of the Best Stay and Play Venues in Scotland with Two Courses

If you fancy a stay and play golf break in Scotland, there are an incredible number of options, but we have picked out four based on venues with two courses. Across a span of prices and regions - Ayrshire, Perthshire, Angus - Joe Hughes has identified some to consider. read more ...


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