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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 ...


What Makes Mallorca a Top European Golf Destination

It has been over 80 years since the first course opened on the stunning Spanish island of Mallorca, and decades later this destination has truly blossomed into a golf offering to be reckoned with. Golfshake's Andy Waple explains why this beautiful part of the world should be considered a must visit. read more ...


Golfbreaks.com Group Golf Giveaway is Back for 2020

If you want to kick off the new decade in style, then there isn't a better time to secure your next golf holiday through Golfbreaks.com, who have just announced the return of their celebrated Group Golf Giveaway for 2020, with more savings, rewards, and destinations than ever before for golfers to book for travel this year before the end of January. read more ...


10 of the Best Pete Dye Golf Courses

Pete Dye, the prolific golf course designer, who has passed away at the age of 94, was among the most significant figures in his field of architecture. Reflecting on the golf courses that he has left behind, we have taken a glance across the map to pick out some of his best. read more ...


Golfshake Prize Winners Experience Acclaimed UK Venues

Last year, three Golfshake Members won golf breaks to acclaimed venues across the country. Having now experienced their destinations, our winning golfers have responded with their feedback, reflecting on a memorable weekend away with friends. 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 ...


Join Overseas Coaching Trip to Penina Resort in Portugal

Start the new decade in style by joining PGA Professional & Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall on a four night break to the iconic Penina Hotel & Golf Resort in Portugal, where you will have the opportunity to improve your game in a beautiful climate. 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 ...


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 ...


Gleneagles Retains Status as Best Golf Resort

It has been a historic year for the iconic Gleneagles Hotel, culminating in further success, with the renowned venue being named the #1 Golf Resort in the UK & Ireland. 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 ...


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 ...


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 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Discover Golf in Tuscany

The spotlight will be on Italy during the Ryder Cup in 2022, but there is much to discover for golfers across the nation. Andy Waple describes the experience of sampling the delights of golf in Tuscany. 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 ...


Future Ryder Cup Venue Claims Major Award

Future Ryder Cup venue Adare Manor has been named the prestigous 2020 IAGTO European Golf Resort of the Year, adding to its ever growing list of accolades. read more ...


Discover the New South Course at Monte Rei

The North Course at Monte Rei is widely regarded as being among the finest in Portugal. But it will soon be joined by the Jack Nicklaus South Course. Golfshake's Kevin Paver recently visited this acclaimed venue and learned more about the golf course design and construction process. read more ...


Monte Rei North Course Feature Review

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club is home to a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, and is consistently rated as the best in Portugal. Golfshake's Kevin Paver visited to find out more and experience this revered layout for himself. read more ...


Casa de Campo Resort & Villas Offer Golf Holidays to Paradise

Casa de Campo Resort & Villas has long showcased golf at its best in the Caribbean, including the spectacular Teeth of the Dog, and much more. Here is your chance to discover why a holiday to the Dominican Republic is a gateway to paradise. 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 ...


Quinta do Lago Laranjal Course Feature Review

The Laranjal is the newest course to join the Quinta do Lago family. Opening in 2009, it was awarded ‘Best Golf Course’ at the Portuguese Travel Awards in 2011. Golfshake's Kevin Paver describes the experience of playing this layout. read more ...


Quinta do Lago North Course Feature Review

The North Course at Quinta do Lago was often seen as the poor relation to its neighbouring South Course, but that was until it was totally revamped in 2014. For Golfshake's Kevin Paver, it may now even be the number one. read more ...


Quinta do Lago South Course Feature Review

Quinta do Lago's South Course is rated Highly Recommended on Golfshake is among the Algarve's most revered venues, having previously been a host of the Portuguese Open. Golfshake's Kevin Paver had a chance to play this striking layout 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 ...


Gleneagles Reveals Special Green Fee to Celebrate Solheim Cup

Gleneagles is celebrating its recent staging of the most thrilling Solheim Cup yet to reveal its special £201.90 four-ball green fee across all of its three championship golf courses. 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 ...


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