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Blackmoor Golf Club Reveals Clubhouse Extension

Hampshire's revered Blackmoor Golf Club has revealed the extensive work completed at its clubhouse, expanding the bar and restaurant, including the creation of a first floor sun terrace with views across the Harry Colt designed course. read more ...


The West Lancashire Golf Club Feature Review

Founded in 1873, The West Lancashire Golf Club (‘West Lancs’) is among the oldest clubs in England and is home to a renowned course that is Highly Recommended on Golfshake. Richard Moore went to experience the layout for himself and see what the hype is about. read more ...


Dundonald Links Builds Towards Exciting New Chapter

The acclaimed Dundonald Links is building towards an exciting new chapter in its story, following the launch of a new website that outlines the ambitious £25m investment that will transform the venue into a luxury resort in time for next summer. read more ...


Church Stretton Golf Club Feature Review

Church Stretton Golf Club is a unique venue, located atop the scenic Shropshire Hills, a stunning course that has welcomed the likes of Sandy Lyle, Ian Woosnam and Henry Cotton through the decades. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies decided to follow in their footsteps and experience this Highly Recommended layout for himself. read more ...


Woodbridge Golf Club Feature Review

Part of Suffolk's popular hotbed of heathland courses, Woodbridge Golf Club is a Highly Recommended venue on Golfshake and is widely considered to be a wonderful test of golf. Matt Holbrook went to experience the layout for himself. read more ...


Goodwood Downs Review: The Day I Beat Ian Poulter

Playing the mighty Downs Course at Goodwood Golf Club, Will Trinkwon describes the experience of playing this formidable layout from the back tees, a round that left him on the brink of a lifetime's best score, one that would have surpassed the number recorded years ago by Ian Poulter. What pressure. Here is his story. 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 ...


Golf in Huelva - A Hidden Gem on the Costa de la Luz

Located on Spain’s Costa de la Luz, Huelva is a historic city that features some fine architecture, culture, great nightlife and delicious local and international food. It is also an ideal location for a highly affordable golf break. We take a closer look at the venues and layouts you can experience here. read more ...


Blackwell Golf Club Feature Review

Blackwell Golf Club is a private parkland course situated in Worcestershire, founded in 1893 and Highly Recommended on Golfshake. Midlands aficionado Mel Davies visited to experience the layout for himself and shares his thoughts in this new Feature Review. read more ...


The Perfect Place to Stay & Play Golf in Portugal

Portugal is an oasis for golfers, the Algarve has developed into one of Europe's most revered destinations, renowned for its immaculate climate and stunning courses. There are many pathways to access this treasure, among them is the NAU Hotels & Resorts group, the perfect place to start, with a selection of venues to discover on your next golf holiday. read more ...


Stoke by Nayland Stay & Play Review

Stoke by Nayland is a resort which features two championship golf courses at the heart of an impressive offering. Facilities at the hotel extend to a well-appointed spa and a range of award-winning restaurants which make it an ideal destination for a break. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor describes it for us. read more ...


Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Feature Review

Legendary Open Championship venue Royal Lytham & St Annes is one of the most formidable tests in British golf. Discovering it for himself, Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken describes the experience of playing this magnificent links. read more ...


Coxmoor Golf Club Feature Review

Located just north of Nottingham, Coxmoor Golf Club is a mature heathland course close to some highly regarded neighbours, but it has a quality pedigree in its own right. Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Heggie was thrilled to visit and experience the Highly Recommended venue for himself. read more ...


St Annes Old Links Golf Club Feature Review

St Annes Old Links was established in 1901 and is part of a magical area for golf. Highly Recommended on Golfshake, Andy Picken went to experience the revered layout for himself, a round he describes in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Discover the Golf Holiday of a Lifetime in Marbella

Part of the spectacular Costa del Sol, Marbella is a hugely popular destination in southern Spain, drawing holidaymakers and golfers each year. There is much to choose from, but one effective way to experience this stunning region is by staying in style at the Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort Hotel, a magnificent venue that offers the unforgettable golf holiday of a lifetime. read more ...


Old Thorns Stay & Play Review

Highly Recommended on Golfshake, Old Thorns Golf and Hotel Spa is an exceptional venue for a golf break. Derek Clements recently experienced this popular destination in Hampshire for himself, describing his thoughts in this detailed review. read more ...


Sapey Golf Club Feature Review

Highly Recommended on Golfshake, Sapey Golf Club is celebrating its 30th anniversary and has matured into one of the outstanding courses in the rolling hills of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire border. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies visited to play and review the venue for us. read more ...


Why Autumn is a Great Time for a Midweek Golf Break

When booking a golf break most of us opt for weekends, but now that autumn is here there are some incredible midweek deals to be had at some the best golf resorts in the British Isles. There are lots of reasons for considering a midweek break, including greater tee-time availability and special offers at some of the most famous golf resorts in the UK. read more ...


The Best Places to Stay & Play Golf This Autumn

The nights are drawing in and, before we know it, the clocks will be changing and the early dark nights will have arrived. But that doesn’t mean we cannot carry on enjoying golf breaks. Far from it. There are many incredible bargains to be had for those in search of an autumn golf break. We look at some of the best. read more ...


Hillside Golf Club Feature Review

Hillside Golf Club has staged many top amateur and professional tournaments and is part of England's Golf Coast. Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently experienced this revered venue and describes what it's like to play. read more ...


Kington Golf Club Feature Review

Herefordshire's Kington Golf Club is the highest 18-hole course in England and stands at 1,284 ft above sea-level at its highest point. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies recently visited the venue, played the layout, and shares his thoughts in this Feature Review. 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 ...


How Golf Breaks Have Changed With COVID Regulations

Golf breaks in the UK have taken on a whole new dimension as we learn to live with social distancing and Covid-19 restrictions, but thousands of golfers haven't allowed that to stop them enjoying a trip. We take a look at the advice and guidance on how things have to changed. read more ...


Turnberry Resort - The Ultimate Golf Experience

Turnberry Resort has been a jewel on the Ayrshire coastline since 1906 and was among the first purpose-built golf resorts in Britain. It is also widely renowned for being one of the UK's premier locations for a stay and play golf break. We take a look at the resort and surrounding area to reflect on why Turnberry is arguably the Ultimate Golf Experience in the UK. read more ...


The Ailsa Course at Turnberry Feature Review

Steeped in history and prestige, the Ailsa at Turnberry has hosted four Open Championships and is widely considered to be among the world's best golf courses. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook reflects on his experience playing there, describing what makes this layout special. read more ...


The King Robert the Bruce Course at Turnberry Feature Review

The King Robert the Bruce is the second course on offer at Turnberry, which in its own right is a true links test. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook explains why it should not be overlooked and is well worth the trip to play or to experience as part of an overnight stay and play package. read more ...


Experience Memorable French Breaks With Open Golf Club

Easily accessible and with much to offer, France has become a hugely popular destination for British golfers making the short journey across the English Channel to Continental Europe. From the likes of revered layouts La Mer in Le Touquet, to Chateau de la Begude in the south, there is a rewarding depth of quality that is ready to be discovered through Open Golf Club.  read more ...


Dundonald Links Feature Review

Part of a magnificent coastline for golf in the west of Scotland, Dundonald Links is a modern Kyle Phillips design in Ayrshire that memorably hosted the 2017 Scottish Open. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has experienced the venue for himself and describes what it has to offer. read more ...


10 Venues for the Perfect Golf Staycation

It can be easy to forget, but the UK has some of the most varied and interesting golf terrain in the world, as well as first class hospitality, which makes a golf holiday on these shores just as special as jetting abroad. If you’re seeking the perfect golf staycation, these are the destinations that Golfshake particularly recommends.       read more ...


The Best UK Golf Courses Never to Host a Major

Hosting a tournament of significance is a proud achievement for any golf course, but as any keen golfer knows, there are many quality venues that haven't welcomed a major championship to their fairways. Underlining the depth of British golf, we have identified some of the best throughout the country that have not played host to a major professional or amatuer event. read more ...


Discover Iconic Golf in Carnoustie Country

Headlined by the legendary Open Championship venue but home to over 30 links, parkland and heathland courses, the region known as Carnoustie Country is among Scotland's most exhilarating golf destinations, comprising historic and influential designs throughout the scenic counties of Angus, Perthshire and Fife read more ...


New Twilight Packages Launched at Turnberry

Iconic Open Championship venue Turnberry features on the 'bucket list' of many a keen golfer, but now thanks to the resort's new Twilight Golf packages, this could be an ideal time to fulfill that dream and walk in the footsteps of legends. read more ...


Why You Should Experience East Sussex National

Highly Recommended on Golfshake, East Sussex National is a hugely popular venue in the UK, easily accessible from London, known for its luxurious facilities, quality hospitality and outstanding pair of championship standard golf courses. read more ...


The Springs Golf Club Feature Review

The Springs Golf Club in Oxfordshire was designed by Ryder Cup legend Brian Huggett and boasts rich variety and character. Having been renovated by Darwin Escapes, Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore visited to discover what this picturesque venue has to offer golfers. read more ...


Gleneagles Reveals Special August and September Golf Deal

Legendary Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup venue in the heart of Scotland, Gleneagles has revealed a special welcome back stay-and-play package for golfers, designed to inspire visitors to experience this magical destination for themselves. read more ...


Turnberry Reveals New Legendary Golf Packages

Launching a new 'Legendary Golf' series of packages, the iconic Turnberry Resort is welcoming golfers to experience its facilities and two courses, including the famous Ailsa, with one night’s bed-and-breakfast including two rounds of golf available from £398 per person. read more ...


Drive to Experience Le Touquet Golf Resort

Tourists from the UK have taken to the road in search of a golf break, discovering the magnificent Le Touquet Golf Resort, which is home to the highest rated links course in France, and returning with unforgettable memories. read more ...


Take a Golf Staycation to the Lake District

Following the reopening of Linthwaite House, it's a great time to experience the Lake District, discovering its fresh air and vast open spaces. There is an added bonus for golfers too, with the hotel having joined forces with nearby Windermere Golf Club to offer a ‘Golfing in the Lakes’ package. read more ...


10 Reasons to Stay & Play at Forest of Arden

Iconic European Tour venue, the Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club is one of the best golf resorts near Birmingham, offering stern tests of golf set within 10,000 acres of scenic woodland. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon describes ten reasons why you should stay and play at the venue the next time you’re in the Midlands. read more ...


Dundonald Links Starts Work on New Luxury Clubhouse

2017 Scottish Open venue, Dundonald Links in Ayrshire has started work on a new luxury clubhouse and lodge accommodation, which is set to provide facilities that enhance the acclaimed Kyle Phillips designed golf course. read more ...


The Experience of Playing Swinley Forest Golf Club

Situated near Ascot in Berkshire, Swinley Forest is widely considered to be be one of the finest layouts in England, designed by the legendary Harry Colt. Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Heggie describes the experience of playing there. read more ...


QHotels Group Reports Impact of UK Golf Boom

Much has been written about the golf boom in the UK since the game emerged from lockdown, something that has been underlined by the renowned resort operator, QHotels Group, which has witnessed a surge in new members and staggering increase in green fee revenue. read more ...


Experience the Golf Paradise of Aphrodite Hills

The divine Aphrodite Hills takes its name from the goddess Aphrodite and is situated a short distance from Aphrodite's Rock in Paphos, Cyprus. Here, you will discover a spectacular coastal resort, built across elevations that are divided by a ravine, showcasing a true paradise for golfers and regular holidaymakers alike. read more ...


10 Reasons to Stay & Play at Close House

Host of the 2020 British Masters, Close House is a hugely popular and acclaimed venue in the North East of England, featuring two superb courses, the Colt and Fily, alongside stunning accommodation. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon explains why this is an essential destination for a stay and play golf break. read more ...


Royal Norwich Golf Club Feature Review

Created by Ross McMurray of European Golf Design, the new Royal Norwich opened its doors in September 2019 following significant investment and years of detailed planning. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook had the good fortune of visiting the venue, playing the course, and capturing his thoughts in this feature review. read more ...


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