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Tag: Wales

Maesteg Golf Club Review

Completing his tour around Bridgend in Wales, Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken played a round at Maesteg Golf Club, which was among the highlights of a memorable trip. read more ...


Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club Review

Following his unforgettable round at the incredible Royal Porthcawl, Golfshake's Andy Picken continued his tour around Bridgend in Wales by paying a visit to Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club. read more ...


Royal Porthcawl Golf Club Review

Having played Coed-y-Mwstwr Golf Club as part of his golf tour of Bridgend, Golfshake Andy Picken next had the opportunity to experience the acclaimed Royal Porthcawl, which has hosted the Senior Open three times and will stage the AIG Women's Open in 2025. read more ...


Coed y Mwstwr Golf Club Review

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken charts his unforgettable golf trip throughout the Bridgend area of Wales, playing superb courses and sampling local culinary delights. Andy begins his journey with a review of Coed-y-Mwstwr Golf Club. read more ...


How Much Does it Cost to Play The Best Golf Courses in Wales

We have brought together a group of the highest-rated golf courses in Wales and added their standard summer green fee, which demonstrates that there is greater value for money to be found here when compared to England, Scotland and Ireland. read more ...


The Best Links Golf Courses in Wales

There are over 30,000 golf courses located around the world, but only the tiniest fraction of them meet the definition of being an authentic links. If you're looking to play a links course in Wales - here is a place to start! read more ...


The Best 9 Hole Golf Courses in The UK

Golf courses come in all manner of shapes and sizes, each packed with the character and uniqueness of the landscape on which they have been laid out. Classic designs and championship behemoths often dominant rankings and receive the most acclaim, but a truly underrated category of golf course is the quintessential nine-holer. read more ...


How Many Open Qualifying Golf Courses Have You Played

Ahead of The 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, such has been the demand for entries, two new venues have been added for Regional Qualifying. This got us thinking about how many of these outstanding courses that we had played. How many have you ticked off? read more ...


The Best Golf Courses You Haven't Considered Playing Before

Golfshake's Derek Clements has been lucky to play many of the most famous golf courses on the planet, but he wanted to share with you some of the lesser-known tracks that he has been fortunate enough to tackle over the years. read more ...


23 Golf Courses You Have to Play in Wales in 2023

From championship links courses to immaculate parkland resorts, golf in Wales is pretty spectacular, varied, and probably underrated by many aficionados of the game. If you're looking for new places to experience this season and beyond, then we are thrilled to present 23 Golf Courses You Have to Play in Wales in 2023! read more ...


10 of The Best Twilight Golf Green Fees in 2023

Twilight golf is more than just a fun concept that we all should really embrace - it can offer significant benefits for those who wish to play the best courses for less money. We have taken a look around the most acclaimed courses across the UK to pick out ten of the very finest that offer twilight rates in 2023, something that could help you experience some truly unforgettable layouts. read more ...


The Best UK Golf Courses To Play On a Budget

There has been much talk lately about how green fee costs are rising, placing greater pressure on nomadic golfers and those who like to travel around to play different courses during the season. However, despite the extortionate pricing at the most famous venues, there is still fabulous value for money available throughout the United Kingdom. read more ...


The Top Rated Golf Courses That You Should Play in 2023

Just which golf courses should be on your list to play this year? We surveyed the Golfshake Community to ask them what was the best they played last season. The majority of these are definitely considered to be of the bucket list variety, so why not choose one of them to make your 2023 on the fairways truly unforgettable! read more ...


The Best Place to Play Golf in Wales

Wales is a hugely underrated part of the UK for golf, featuring many incredible links courses, tranquil resorts and scenic parklands to be discovered and explored. Introducing you to the best of golf in Wales, the Golfshake Course Section is home to over 300,000 independent reviews submitted by everyday golfers, which offers a unique and valuable insight. read more ...


Pennard Golf Club Feature Review

Located near Swansea and boasting incredible views over Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower Peninsula, few courses enjoy a better setting than the magnificent Pennard Golf Club, which has welcomed golfers to its links for well over a century. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies grasped at the chance to experience it for himself. read more ...


The Best Welsh Golf Courses to Play in Spring

Wales is a fabulous destination for golf, offering a rich variety of spectacular seaside courses and immaculately presented inland layouts that provide a rewarding and tranquil examination of your skills. Looking for recommendations, we always turn our minds towards members of the Golfshake Community who have reviewed and rated these venues in their thousands each season. read more ...


Why You Should Play Golf at St Pierre

St Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club is located in Chepstow and it is set in 400 acres of awe-inspiring Monmouthshire countryside. Boasting first-class hospitality, alongside stylish and comfortable rooms, a stay at St Pierre is far beyond the golf - it’s a trip to paradise. read more ...


Bargain Golf Courses You Must Play This Winter

Sometimes you need a touch of inspiration to play golf during winter - and visiting new courses is a great way to find that. Making the prospect of experiencing somewhere different even more appealing, at this time of year, reduced green fees make that extra enticing. read more ...


The Golf Courses You SHOULD Play This Winter

For some, winter golf is a grind that is best avoided, but for many, it can be a hugely rewarding time of year to make the most of daylight and enjoy the benefits that the game offers. That is especially true if you play somewhere memorable, which this period of the year makes possible through reduced green fees and attractive visitor packages. Make this a winter golf season to remember and experience one of these magnificent courses. read more ...


More Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Autumn

Autumn is a great time of the year to experience different courses as conditions generally remain good, the weather can be reasonable, and it's the period of the season when many venues offer reduced green fee prices. However, if you want great value for money, we can reveal More Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Autumn. read more ...


Even More Golf Courses You Must Play This Autumn

Now that summer is but a distant memory, it's time to put away the shorts and dig out the jumpers and waterproof jackets, because autumn golf is here! However, it does have its fine moments, of both weather and enjoyment, but it's key to find the right courses to play. We are thrilled to present Even More Golf Courses You Must Play This Autumn - all based on ratings submitted by everyday golfers. read more ...


Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Autumn

With many green fees reduced at this time of year, autumn can be an ideal period to experience different courses, especially when the weather remains pleasant. We have been analysing the Golfshake Course Section, which has allowed us to identify venues that rate highly for the months of September, October and November, showcasing those courses that can be played for under £50, representing excellent value for money. read more ...


Even More Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Summer

Shining a light on venues that are Highly Recommended by the Golfshake Community, which boast a positive 2020 Summer Golf Rating, AND that offer tee times for no more than £50, we are thrilled to showcase 25 golf courses that you should consider visiting this season. read more ...


Vale of Llangollen Golf Club Feature Review

The Vale of Llangollen Golf Club is just a few miles into Wales from the border, with Wrexham and Oswestry both short drives away. It is Highly Recommended on Golfshake and is regarded as the top inland course in North Wales. Mel Davies has played and reviewed it for us. read more ...


The Glamorganshire Golf Club Feature Review

The Glamorganshire Golf Club in Wales boasts a rich history, including the fact that an early member conceived the format of Stableford. Popular with societies, Golfshake's Liam Moore had the opportunity to experience this scenic venue for himself, penning his reflections in a new Feature Review. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Must Play This Summer

The weather hasn't always suggested it, but it's about time for summer golf! But where do you play, which venues are essential to experience? Well, to help you find the right destinations, we are delighted to reveal 25 Golf Courses You Must Play This Summer - all of them Highly Recommended. read more ...


20 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in Wales

Wales is an underrated corner of the UK for golf, its courses are diverse and packed with quality, but perhaps best of all is the fact that these memorable experiences can be discovered and enjoyed for a reasonable price. read more ...


Aberdovey Golf Club Feature Review

Revered by visitors to Wales, Aberdovey Golf Club is considered among the purest and most natural links courses around. Golfshake Contributor Simon Hawkins certainly agrees, describing the magical experience of this venue in his detailed Feature Review. read more ...


Golf is Back - But What Does That Mean

Golfers throughout the UK are looking forward to the new season, which for most us will mean a first round in a considerable time. The journey towards normality will be a slow and (hopefully) progressive road, but each of the home nations are doing things slightly differently. As things stand, we look at the current position in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, outlining the steps that are in place to unlock the ancient game and reconnect golfers with their beloved regular activity. read more ...


Golf to Resume in Wales This Weekend

It's the news that golfers in Wales have been desperately waiting to hear - and it has now been confirmed that the game will resume from this weekend, Saturday 13th March, following a relaxing of lockdown restrictions announced by the Welsh Government. read more ...


25 Must Play Golf Courses This Spring

Following a long and dark winter of uncertainty, everyone is looking forward to better times ahead, with a late spring bonanza expected for golf. But now we can look ahead with some degree of optimism, where are you going to play? Showcasing venues that come Highly Recommended on Golfshake, we have studied ratings submitted in the months of March, April and May, highlighting those courses that came acclaimed for their condition at this time of year. read more ...


When is Golf Coming Back - How Things Stand

Courses and ranges remain closed throughout most of the UK, but we take a look at where things stand at the moment, what the governing bodies are doing, and when announcements could be made about the possible resumption of everyday life (and golf) as we once knew it. read more ...


An Alternative Look At MUST Play Venues

In this digital age, there may no longer be any true hidden gems in golf, but Golfshake's Derek Clements has identified courses that really ought to be on your wish list beyond the biggest, most legendary names - courses that will leave you wanting to go back for more. read more ...


What New Lockdowns Mean For Your Golf

It was inevitable that further coronavirus restrictions would be established at the beginning of the New Year, many of them once again impacting the golf industry. Golf courses are presently closed across England, Wales and the Island of Ireland, but they do remain open in Scotland. We take a look at where things stand in each corner of the British Isles. read more ...


Who Can Play Golf in the UK And Where

Golfers in England are set to return to their beloved golf courses. However, there are some differences to note between regions under the new tier system, with golfers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also facing contrasting restrictions as we enter the height of winter. Who can play golf and where? We take a closer look at how each of the nations stand. read more ...


The Golf Courses You SHOULD Have Played in 2020

This has been a year for experiencing new courses, but what highlights did you miss during the summer? Looking at venues that rated highly on Golfshake in 2020, discover the 25 layouts that you should have played this season. read more ...


50 of the Best Golf Courses to Play in Autumn

The nights are drawing in and winter is within reach, but thankfully we have that glorious transition season of autumn to enjoy first. Golf courses remain in magnificent shape and are just waiting to be experienced. Analysing over 15,000 reviews, we have discovered which venues you should visit at this time of year. read more ...


22-year-old Becomes Britain’s Youngest Golf Club Manager

It's a difficult time for graduates, but in the golf industry, 22-year-old Ben Slater has made a name for himself, becoming Britain’s youngest club manager, claiming a coveted position at Aberystwyth Golf Club just months after graduating from university. read more ...


50 Golf Courses to Play This Summer Under £50

Following months of lockdown, we're looking forward to make up for lost time on the golf course this summer. But where are you going to play? We all want to visit more courses without breaking the bank. Analysing reviews submitted by the Golfshake Community, we have identified courses for your list to experience, all of which have green fees no higher than £50. read more ...


Discover the UK Swing Venues

Reminiscent of the European Tour's formative days in the 1970s and 80s, the circuit will spend an extended period across the United Kingdom this summer courtesy of the newly unveiled 'UK Swing' of tournaments, showcasing several courses that haven't been seen on TV for years. We take a closer look at each of the venues you'll see this July and August. read more ...


5 Must Play Bucket List Golf Courses in the UK

During the shutdown period, many of us spent a reflective time imagining the future, considering the places that we most want to experience once a sense of normality returns. We asked Golfshake Ambassadors to identify their Top 5 Bucket List Golf Courses in the UK, looking for the courses that they haven't yet played, but sincerely hope to do so. 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 ...


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 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 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 ...


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