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Planning a trip or looking for inspiration to go golfing around the world then look no further than our golf travel and destination guides providing features on some of the best golf courses, locations and destinations around the world.

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Golf in North East Italy - Royal Park Roveri

Golf in Italy is on the rise and one of the stand out courses in the country is open and looking forward to welcoming UK golfers. Royal Park Roveri near Turin has held the Italian Open on a number of occasions. Learn more about how you can stay and play at this stunning venue. 

Golf ter Hille, Belgium's Latest and First Public Golf Club

Most Brits taking a journey through Eurotunnel turn right and make their way to Le Touquet or Hardelot to playgolf. However, if you turn left in less than an hour you will be in Koksijde (pronounced Coxcider) complete with 18 and nine-hole golf courses, stunning beaches, Belgium seafood, beer and chocolate.

Feature Review: Amendoeira Resort – O’Connor Jnr Course

Take a closer look at the O'Connor Jnr Course at the ever popular Amendoeira Resort. 

5 of the Best Golf Courses to Play In North Wales

In the rush to play the world-class links in Scotland and Ireland, golfers all too often by-pass the treasure trove of golfing goodies that Wales has to offer.  Nonetheless, anyone who ventures to this beautiful nation will be greeted by some of the finest links courses in the British Isles.  Here are five of the best courses to play on a golf trip to North Wales.

The Vale Resort Stay & Play

The Vale Resort is a luxurious 4-star golfing resort located in South Wales, between Swansea and Cardiff featuring 2 courses and excellent stay and play facilities.  Find out how Golfshake staff writer Alex Picken got on during his visit in August 2017.

10 UK Golf Holiday Destinations You Must Visit

Most of us like to feel the sun on our back abroad, but there are plenty of reasons to stay at home, especially if you happen to be a golfer. Here, we look at ten of the best UK destinations for golfers and their families.

5 of the Best Resorts to Visit in Portugal

Portugal is a haven for golfers. It is a perfect place to take the family too, with hundreds of miles of unspoilt beaches, hotels to suit all pockets and amazing local drink and cuisine. And as an added bonus, the Portuguese are a friendly, hospitable people who make tourists feel welcome. Here, we look at five of the best courses/resorts.

10 of the Best Golf Resorts in Florida

Increasing numbers of Britons are now travelling to Florida for golf breaks, and there are plenty to choose from. The quality of golf courses and hotels is astonishing. It hasn't been an easy task, but here we look at what we consider to be 10 of the best, based on the quality of the courses and accommodation. All of them are perfect for families.

5 of the Best Golf Resorts in Spain

Spain is one of Europe's leading golf destinations and is always popular with visitors from the UK. If you're looking to experience the setting, we have put together a guide to five of the country's best resorts that are worth sampling.

Guide to Golf on Italy's Islands - Sicily and Sardinia

While golf tourism is just taking off, the Italian Islands have an established setup that sees them deliver world class golfing experiences. We take a closer look at what a golfing holiday to Sicily and Sardinia can offer. 

Guide to Golf in Southern and Central Italy

With Italy becoming a destination of choice for golfers the world over we decided to take a closer look at golf in Central and Southern Italy. 

Guide to Golf in Northern Italy

Golf in Italy is on the rise and UK golfers are flocking to the country to experience not only great golf, but stunning scenery and superb food and drink. We take a closer look at what golf in Italy has to offer. 

Golf in Italy Travel Guide

Golf holidays to Italy are significantly on the rise due to an increased awareness and popularity of the unique qualities that the country can offer. 

Atlantic Links Golf Trip

The Atlantic Links along the South West coast of  the United Kingdom should be on every golfer's wish list of places to visit. We recently sent Golfshake ambassador Andrew Picken to stay and play in the area.

WIN a Dream Golf Holiday to Mauritius; Tell us your Top 3 Golf Bucket List!

To celebrate the launch of our new Top 10 Golf Holiday Deals Service we want to hear which 3 courses would top your all time golf bucket list!

The Best New Course in Europe?

It is not often we title up a video or article as 'The Best New Course', but on a recent visit to Lisbon, Portugal I played what many will consider to be the best new course on continental Europe, if not Europe as a whole - West Cliffs.

A guide to Los Monteros Hotel, Spa and Golf in the surrounding area

Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort is located just three miles outside Marbella in the Costa del Sol. Golf writer Josh Carr took a closer look at what the resort can offer.

A Guide to Golf at PGA Catalunya

PGA Catalunya is one of the leading golf resorts in Spain. Golf Writer Josh Carr has put together this handy guide to the Spanish golfing getaway.

Son Muntaner Feature Review

Golfshake ambassador recently visited Mallorca and took the opportunity to play and review Son Muntaner which is part of the 63 hole Arabella Golf Resort, just five minutes from the Centre of Palma de Mallorca.  Found out how he got on.

10 Tips to Help Plan Your Golf Break Abroad

If you're planning a golf trip abroad this year, we have put together a helpful guide to make the process easier. Here are ten tips that will ensure that your break goes smoothly.

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of a Golf Trip to St Andrews

St. Andrewsis the Mecca for golfers, boasting seven public links courses and extraordinary history. The town is iconic and celebrated for its university, but how can you make the most of a trip there? Here is some advice to help.

Trip Report - Meliã Hacienda del Conde, Tenerife

Golfshake's Owen Davies recently headed to Tenerife to stay at the 5* Meliã Hacienda del Conde resort and play their Buena Vista Golf Course. Find out how he got on. 

Experience Northern Lights at Spectacular Lofoten Links in Arctic Circle

Remote and breathtaking, Lofoten Links is unquestionable one of the most spectacular courses in the world. Opened in 2015 inside the Arctic Circle, this extraordinary Norwegian venue demands your attention.

A guide to golf in Minnesota

Thinking of a golf trip to Minnesota? Golf writer Josh Carr has put together this handy guide to golf in Minnesota.

How to use GOLFNOW to make the most of your USA Golf Holiday

Planning your USA golf holiday can be a daunting task especially if you decide to book it your slef or if you want to add in extra rounds to your break while you are there, but what is the solution. Owen Davies thinks he may have found it at GolfNow. 

Tour Kent's Championship Courses

Highlighting the stunning quality of courses on offer in Kent, Golf Tourism England (GTE) has released the second in a series of five films promoting the best regions to play in the country.

A guide to golf in Thailand

Not many golfers would choose Thailand as a golfing holiday, but that is all about to change. Golf writer Josh Carr has offered you this handy guide to golf in Thailand. 

Beautiful Golf Tourism England Films Unveiled

Golf Tourism England has unveiled the first in a mini-series of short films that have been created to capture the essence of golf in five carefully selected regions across the country.

Win the golf holiday of a lifetime to Mauritius

We have teamed up with and their January Group Giveaway this Winter to offer you the chance to win a once in a golf holiday to Mauritius.

Onyria Palmares Beach and Golf Resort Feature Review

Onyria Palmares Beach and Golf Resort is a stunning 27-hole complex in the Algarve. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picknan recently visited the resort and experienced all it has to offer. Here is his detailed Feature Review.

10 Destinations for Golf & Winter Sun

Do you not enjoy golf during the winter months in the UK? Golf journalist Josh Carr has picked out ten destinations you should check out if you are in need of a winter golfing getaway. 

Golf in Tenerife: Meliã Hacienda del Conde

Fancy somewhere different for a golfing holiday? Golfshake writer Josh Carr explores what Meliã Hacienda del Conde has to offer. 

Golf in Lisbon - Everything you need to know

We recently sent Golfshake ambassaor Andrew Picken to Lisbon on a golf trip to stay and play at 3 courses including Ribagolf, Aroeira 1 and Quinta de Peru Golf & Country Club.  Find out how he got on and insights for planning your golf trip to Lisbon.

VLOG - Woodhall Spa Hotchkin Course Feature Review

Golfshake's Owen Davies and James Reeson recently headed over to the highly regarded Woodhall Spa Golf Club to play the Hotchkin Course. Check out their VLOG of the day. 

Golf World Rankings Confirm Italy as Leading Destination

Italy's reputation as one of Europe's leading golf tourism destinations will only increase after ten of its venues were included as part of Golf World magazine's inaugural 'Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe 2017'.

A guide to golf in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is quickly becoming one of the top golfing travel destinations in the world and it is no wonder why. There are Golf in Charlestonmany top courses in the area including Ryder Cup and USPGA venue Kiawah Island and one thing is for sure, you won’t be disappointed with any of the courses you play.

A Guide to Gleneagles

Gleneagles is one of the world's leading resorts, and it is situated in the heart of Scotland. Josh Carr takes a closer look at what this stunning estate can offers visitors, from three brilliant golf courses to luxury spa facilities.

Top 10 UK Courses to Play by Train

Sometimes it can be a struggle to decide who will be the designated driver on a golf trip, so why not settle for an away day by the railways? Golfshake writer Josh Carr has picked out his top 10 courses to play by train.

San Lorenzo Golf Resort Review

San Lorenzo is an 18-hole Championship Golf course, in the golfing mecca of Quinta Do Lago in Portugal.

10 London Golf Courses Near Tube and Train Stations

Golfers often find it difficult to play if they live in London and don't have a car, so Golf Journalist Josh Carr has suggested ten courses you can access via the tube or train networks.

Trip Report - 48 Hours Golfing in Dublin

Golfshake's Owen Davies heads to Dublin for a whirlwind visit. Check out what he got up to over just 48 hours and learn what Dublin has to offer Golfers looking for short trip abroad. 

Feature Review - The Mere Resort

Golfshake's Owen Davies heads to one of the North West's most famous golf venues - The Mere resort to play their 18 hole Championship Course

Algarve Celebrating 50 Years of Golf

Golf in the Algarve is marking its 50th birthday this year, and the celebrations are in full swing for the popular European destination that can now boast 43 courses and 130 stunning beaches along the coastline.

Son Gual Selected as Golf Partner for Palma Beach in Mallorca

Son Gual, the top rated golf course in Mallorca, has been selected as the golf partner venue for Palma Beach - a community of four and five-star hotels and restaurants that are based in the island's capital.

Trip Report - Q Hotels Slaley Hall

Golfshake's Josh Carr recently stayed and played at Q Hotels Slaley Hall. Check out his trip report of one of the UK's leading golf resorts. 

Feature Review - Hunting Course, Slaley Hall

Golfshake's Josh Carr heads to one of the North East's finest venues - Slaley Hall to stay and play at the famous venue. Check out his review of the Hunting Course. 

Golf in Mauritius and The Seychelles

Looking for a golf break with great golf courses, stunning views, world class hotels, white sandy beaches and the perfect climate? Look no further that Mauritius and The Seychelles

Experience the Best of Golf in France with Blue Green

If you are looking for a Golf Break in France, take a closer look at the golf courses in the Blue Green group where you will find consistently high quality golf courses across the country. 

PGA Catalunya Resort Opens 5* Hotel

Spain's PGA Catalunya Resort, near Barcelona, has opened its five-star hotel, Hotel Camiral, which will further enhance its reputation as one of the continent's leading golf destinations.

Italy's Number One Venue Launches Packages for UK Golfers

Royal Park in Turin, the highest rated golf venue in Italy, has further cemented itself as a favourite among visitors across Europe in the past year, but now UK golfers can experience it for themselves.

Quinta do Lago Unveils Summer Calendar Featuring 500 Events in 90 Days

Quinta do Lago has taken its pioneering approach to innovation to even greater heights, with the launch this summer of a calender featuring more than 500 events and activities.

A Guide to Golf in Ireland

What region in Ireland should you be visiting for you next Golf Break? We take a closer look at what this stunning country has to offer golfers. 

Combine Golf with a Visit to Award-Winning Best Short Break Destination

There's never been a better time to visit Lisbon, recently named Europe's Best City or Short Break Destination, with a combined break to the highly regarded Quinta da Marinha making it perfect for golfers.

The 10 Longest Golf Courses in the World

What is the longest golf course in the world? We scoured the golfshake course section to dig out the Top 10 Longest Golf Courses in the World. 

10 of the best stay & play golfing destinations

With so many great golfing destinations around the world, it is often hard to find the one best for you. To make things a little easier for you, we’ve picked out ten of the best stay & play golfing destinations around the world.

Feature Review: Quinta do Lago South Course

Kevin Paver heads to Quinta do Lago to play the South Course. Read his review here....

Feature Review: Quinta do Lago - North Course

Kevin Paver heads to Quinta do Lago to play the North Course. Read his review here...

Feature Review: Quinta do Lago - Laranjal

Kevin Paver heads to Portugal and Quinta do Lago to play and review the Laranjal Golf Course. 

QHotels Unveils New £700,000 Golf Investment

QHotels has underlined its long-term commitment to delivering a high level of service, quality and value to UK golfers.

Stay & Play – Albufeira/Vilamoura

Thinking of a trip to the Algarve golfing?  then look now further than our guide to golf in Albufeira/Vilamoura the perfect golfing almost all year round.

The legendary Brabazon Course has been reinvigorated with a series of improvements

Recently voted as ‘England’s Best Golf Course’ at last year’s World Golf Awards, the legendary Brabazon course at The Belfry has been reinvigorated with a number of improvements.

A guide to golf in the Dominican Republic

There is a new golf destination in town! The Dominican Republic is wining an awful lot of fans and is rapidly becoming a 'must visit' destination for golfers. We find out why...

3 Floridian golf resorts that will take your breath away

Hammock Beach on the Palm Coast is such a place. It is one of several quality resorts owned by Salamander, and we will also be taking a look at Innisbrook and Reunion, both also located in Florida.

A guide to golf at Hotel La Finca Golf Resort and Spa Resort

Hotel La Finca is situated near Alicante, Spain, an area that has proved a mecca for UK golfers for years and the addition of this impressive reort in 2002 has only enhanced the golf on offer to those visiting. 

A guide to golf at MacDonald Hotels

The MacDonald Hotel and Resorts group have compiled an impressive portfolio of establishments within a variety of regions. Check out our guide on what they have to offer. 

A guide to golf in Normandy

Just a short hop across the channel you will find a glorious region full of top class golf courses. Check out our guide to golf in Normandy...

A guide to golf at PGA National Golf Resort & Spa

Home to the PGA of America, PGA National Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, Florida should be on any golfers bucket list! 

Amendoeira Golf Resort

Thinking about a golf trip to Europe ? Portugal ? The Algarve ? then look no further the the Amendoeira Golf resort that not only provides excellent accommodation, facilities & activities for all the family but is the gateway to 40 golf courses nearby. We recently headed over from the UK for a short trip staying at the Amendoeria and experiencing the 7 Oceanico courses that are located nearby.

Golf in Northern Poland

The game is in its infancy in Poland, but don’t think that means you won’t enjoy golf in this country as there are some remarkable courses here. The added bonus is that fairways are rarely crammed and the value is excellent. Combine that with the value of other necessities (hotel, food and drink) and Poland just might be the perfect – and very different – golfing destination for you.

Stay and Play – Northumberland

Heading to the North East for you next Golf Trip away? Check out our guide to golf in Northumberland which boasts a huge variety of courses, from renown parklands to world class links. 

Where to play - Southport

Southport is inundated with exquisite links course cut between the sand dunes on the Lancashire coastline. We take a closer look at where to play and stay. 

Top 10 Golfing Stag Do Destinations

Stag Do’s are a well instilled British tradition when it comes to getting married and nowadays a few rounds of golf, a big night out and a stop over are way up there on things to do on your stag do.

Golf in Florida - Naples

We take a look at one of the USA's hidden gems - Naples, Florida. Somewhat off the beaten tourist trail it has a huge amount to offer golfers. 

Destination Guide: Almenara Hotel and Golf Club

Almenara hotels and golf club is perfectly placed in centre of some brilliant golf courses including Valderrama, La Reserva Sotogrande.

Destination Feature: Dona Filipa Hotel and San Lorenzo Golf Course

Take a look at one of the Algarve's most famous destinations - The Dona Filipa Hotel and San Lorenzon Golf Course. 

Golf in Marbella with Guadalmina

We take a closer look at Gaudalmina Resort, a paradise for golf located in Marbella, Spain. 

A guide to golf at Pestana Resort

Pestana Golf resort offers a broad range of accommodation and stunning golf across several courses. Check out our guide to what they have to offer. 

Enjoy World Class Golf a Great Stays with Najeti Hotels

FOR British golfers, northern France is becoming an ever-more popular destination. And it is hardly surprising when you weigh up the quality of both the accommodation and golf courses on offer.

A guide to golf at QHotels

We take a closer look at QHotels portfolio of golf venues in the UK and find a range of courses to suit every golfer. 

Get Golfing in Lisbon

We investigate on of Portugal's best golfing destinations - Lisbon. 

A guide to golf on Gran Canaria

Take a closer look at golf on Gran Canaria and you will be pleased with what you. There are a range of great courses complimented by superb hotels and of course a huge dose of sunshine to go with them. 

Explore golf in Portugal with Tivoli Hotels

MANY golfers regard Portugal as the "must" destination in Europe. It boasts many of the finest golf courses, not just on the continent but in the world. Check out guide to staying in Portugal with Tivoli Hotels. 

A guide to golf in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world and for good reason, but it also boasts a stunnig array of great golf courses. Check out our guide to the best of them here. 

Isn't it about time you experienced Pebble Beach?

When a golfer is asked to compile a list of ‘bucket list’ courses – three commonly make an appearance. The Old Course at St Andrews, Augusta National and Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Golf at Grand Cypress

GRAND CYPRESS, in central Florida, is one of the best golf resorts in the entire United States, boasting 45 holes designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus.

Golf in Scottsdale

Scottsdale, Arizona is something of a golfing paradise. We take a closer look at one America's most popular destinations. 

A guide to golf in South Wales

Wales has become a major golfing destination following it's hosting of the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor. South Wales in-particular has a huge amount to offer golfers looking for a easy to reach destination for a short break. 

A guide to golf in Oregon

Oregon may not always spring to mind when considering a golf holiday to the US, but with some amazing courses and breathtaking scenery it is well worth a second look. 

A guide to golf in Mid-Wales

While the golf courses North and South of Wales get a lot of attention the middle of the country has some hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. 

A guide to golf in Greater Palm Springs

Check out our guide to the golf on offer in Palm Springs, California including a superb mix of desert and parkland courses. 

Thracian Cliffs - Europe's Pebble Beach

Thracian Cliffs in Bulgaria is wowing golfers throughout Europe and it is not hard to see why with the Gary Player design snaking it's way along the cliffs of the Black Sea it's comparison with Pebble Beach is well deserved, 

A guide to golf in Porto

We take a closer look at one of Portugal's hidden gems - Porto. Not as famous as The Algarve or Lisbon it none the less has a huge amount to offer golfers. 

Vila Gale Hotels - The perfect base for a golfing break

If you are planning a golfing holiday to Portugal, you will need a great hotel that understands a golfers needs. That is where Vila Gale come in! 

A guide to golf in Mauritius

An Island paridse in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius has become a 'must visit' destination for golfers. Check out our guide for golfers thinking of visiting Mauritius. 

A guide to golf at Marriott Hotels

Marriot boast an array of magnificent golf venues scattered mostly in the UK. Highlights include St Pierre and the Forest of Arden. 

Why you should golf in North East Florida

North East Florida is some what of a hidden gem where UK golfers are concerned. It boasts some brilliant golf with the famous TPC Stadium Course at Sawgrass no.1 on most peoples list. 

Algarve Golf - Great Destinations

We take a closer look at two of the Algarves more famous golfing stopovers - Penina and Vilamoura. 

The Algarve - Much more than just a golfing paradise

While The Algarve is well known for it's superb range of golf courses, it also has much, much more to offer. We take a look at what else you can do while on a golfing holiday to this Portugese golfing paridise. 

VIDEO: McGinley discusses The North Course, Quinta do Lago

Check out this video from Golfing World TV with McGinley on how he was involved in the re-design of Quinta do Lago's North Course. 

A guide to Golf in Alabama

Ever thought about playing golf in Alabama? No? Well maybe you should. Alabama boasts some truly spectacular courses and coupled with brilliant hospitality, great food and great music it is a golf destination not to be overlooked


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