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Where You Should Visit to Play Golf in 2023 - The Best Locations

Golfers in the UK & Ireland don't have a shortage of choices, gratefully, with each corner of these islands home to remarkable destinations. Helping to highlight just some of the finest that should be on your list to experience this year and beyond, we have surveyed the Golfshake Community to discover the places that they would recommend above all others. read more ...


25 of The Best Golf Courses to Play in 2023

It's time to start thinking about which golf courses you want to visit and experience this year - and we have some recommendations for you! Last season, the list of places ticked off by our Golfshake Ambassadors was impressive and includes stops across England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Spain and Portugal. read more ...


The Golf Courses That Other Golfers Recommend to You

It's that time of the year when golfers start planning where they hope to play during the coming months, either in the near-future or later in the season. Fortunately, we all have an endless number of course rankings to look through, but who could be a more informative and reflective critic to trust than another regular, everyday golfer? read more ...


The Best Place to Play Golf in England

The Golfshake Course Section offers an invaluable resource of almost 300,000 independent reviews. Having first showcased the overall picture for the United Kingdom, we decided to break down the data to focus solely on England, discovering which corners of the nation boast the finest collection of golf clubs and resorts to enjoy. read more ...


Discover 3 Magical Golf Destinations in The Algarve

Portugal is a beloved holiday destination for golfers who are drawn by its fantastic climate, immaculate beaches and wonderfully presented golf courses. Among the most acclaimed options to ponder, the Pestana Group boasts many renowned venues throughout the Algarve. read more ...


Early Glimpse of Stunning New Portugal Golf Course

We have now seen a new glimpse of the breathtaking Dunas Course at Terras da Comporta in Portugal, which has been designed by respected architect David McLay-Kidd and will open for play this summer. read more ...


The Coolest UK Golf Courses You Can Play

If you're looking for somewhere special to play golf this year, why not check out some of our coolest courses that you can play, right here in the UK. Not only will you have a great memory to take with you, you might also be able to get one over on the boys and girls in the bar. read more ...


JCB Golf & Country Club - Course Review

JCB Golf & Country Club has fascinated golfers across the UK since it opened in 2019, but with visitor traffic minimal, it remains elusive to most. However, as part of a media day, Golfshake enjoyed access to this remarkable design and we have reviewed the course in detail. read more ...


The Golf Courses You SHOULD Have Played in 2022

Which golf course did you most enjoy playing this year? Well, if you submitted a glowing review into the Golfshake Course Section, then it might just make an appearance in this article! We have been analysing the data from the past 12 months to uncover the standouts that most resonated with our community of golfers. read more ...


The Best Value Winter Golf Courses to Play With GolfNow

Winter golf isn't always the easiest sell for many of us, but the availability of great value tee times makes it that decidedly more appealing. GolfNow are the best resource at finding and securing those most rewarding green fees and they have some striking recommendations that will have you dusting off the clubs. read more ...


30 Golf Courses You Need to Play This Winter

Yes, it's cold, but winter doesn't have to mean that your golf needs to be curtailed! However, to make the absolute most of playing golf at this time of year, it really helps to know where is best to play. Having studied reviews submitted into the Golfshake Course Section, we can identify even more recommended layouts for you to experience! read more ...


Why You Must Play Golf in The Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol literally translates into Coast of the Sun or Sun Coast and it draws vast numbers of visitors each year to this majestic enclave in the south of Spain. Located within the community of Andalusia, there is much here for golfers to relish, including spectacular courses and tranquil resorts. read more ...


20 Golf Courses You Should Play This Winter

Considering the warm and waterproof apparel that exists today, there is no reason why you shouldn't be carrying on with your golf this winter. But, there's no doubt that some venues stand up to the harsh weather better than others. Helping you find those suitable destinations, we are excited to share 20 Golf Courses You Should Play This Winter. read more ...


Why You Should Experience a QHotels Golf Resort

If you have regularly travelled across the UK on golf breaks, there is a decent chance that you may have stayed in a venue that is part of The QHotels Collection. With destinations spanning across England and Scotland, this group of resorts have something to offer all golfers and their companions, whether it be hosting a group of keen players, a romantic getaway, or some leisurely family time. read more ...


The Telford Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort Review

Located on the outskirts of Telford and pretty equidistant to Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton, Telford Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is easy to find and is also situated not far from the World Heritage site of Ironbridge Gorge. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies reviews the venue for us. read more ...


25 Golf Courses You Must Play This Winter

It's starting to feel a lot like winter! But for those of us who are keen to continue playing throughout these challenging months, it helps to know what exactly are the best courses to visit. Fortunately, that's where our Course Section and Golfshake Community (who have reviewed venues in their tens of thousands) become especially handy to help you discover those winter gems. read more ...


Where to Stay in Marbella For a Golf Break

Marbella is one of the most famous holiday destinations in Spain. It is, of course, famous for its mix of night clubs, beach bars and shopping. But it has far, far more to offer both holidaymakers and golfers, including the spectacular Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort. read more ...


3 of The Best Winter Destinations For Golfers

As the red-hot summer starts to become a distant memory it might be time to start thinking about a winter golf break in the sun - and there are plenty of options to choose from to suit all budgets. We look at the USA, Dubai and the beautiful island of Mauritius, each coming recommended by our friends at Golfbreaks. read more ...


Penha Longa Resort Review

You don’t get a much better setting in Portugal than at the Penha Longa Resort where a luxurious hotel and accompanying 27-hole golf course nestles in the middle of one of Europe’s most spectacular parks. read more ...


Visit Cascais in Portugal Launches Innovative Golf Passport

There’s good news for golfers travelling to Lisbon looking to play a group of courses in the vicinity. The nearby town of Cascais, just 40 minutes along the coast from the Portuguese capital and home to several top courses, is launching a Golf Passport to make multi-round tee-time bookings faster and cheaper. read more ...


What Makes Amendoeira Golf Resort a Must Visit

Located within the Monchique Mountains of the Algarve, the spectacular Amendoeira Golf Resort has become one of Portugal's most glittering jewels. Featuring the dramatic Faldo Course and the tranquil O'Connor Course, this destination is quite the paradise retreat for visiting golfers. read more ...


Belton Woods Hotel, Spa And Golf Resort Stay & Play Review

Lincoln is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in England, and just 20 miles away you will find Belton Woods Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, a magnificent golf resort boasting a stunning hotel and two golf courses. read more ...


3 Winter Golf Destinations You Must Experience

As the days get shorter, our thoughts may turn to the prospect of heading off for some winter sun. And there are some incredible destinations recommended by our friends Golfbreaks that are closer than you might think. read more ...


Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club Feature Review

The West Coast of Scotland - Ayrshire, to be precise - plays host to a compilation of great links golf courses steeped in history that provide a true test for any visiting golfer. Included on the list is Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club, which has been offering up its own challenge since 1887. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook experienced it for himself and reviews the venue for us. read more ...


Sustainability Drives The Future at Dom Pedro Golf

Last week's Portugal Masters was a celebration for both the winner Jordan Smith on the Victoria Course, but also for Dom Pedro itself as the resort cemented its reputation as a pioneer in sustainable golf. 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 ...


12 Reasons to Play Golf in Ireland

Fancy a trip overseas without having to travel too far? Ireland is the perfect choice, with more than 400 courses ranging from the world’s greatest links to friendly member clubs where the green fee is little more than a round of Guinness. When you visit the Republic of Ireland you can be rest assured you will find no warmer welcome. read more ...


Bramshaw Golf Club Manor Course Feature Review

After first reviewing the unique Forest Course at Bramshaw Golf Club, Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor now shares his detailed thoughts on its sibling, the Manor Course. read more ...


20 Golf Courses You Have to Play This Autumn

If you have been following the Golfshake Course Section, you will be aware that we have been highlighting some of the very best venues to experience at this time of year.  And before autumn turns to winter, we have one more feature article for you. read more ...


La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort Review

With an ambition to create a top class destination to rival the best in Europe, the golf offering at Spain's Alcaidesa has been rebranded as La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Resort and enhanced following major investment. Golfshake Travel Editor, Andy Waple had the chance to experience it for himself. read more ...


The Cary Arms And Teignmouth Golf Club Review

The Cary Arms is a luxury, five-star venue that is located in a glorious bay in Babbacombe, near Torquay in Devon. It also has a stay-and-play arrangement with Teignmouth Golf Club, designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie. Golfshake's Derek Clements had the opportunity to experience both and he describes his time spent there. read more ...


Discover The Best Golf Breaks in France

France is becoming an increasingly popular destination for UK golfers. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which are the quality of courses combined with how easy it is to get there. However, we believe that The Resonance Golf Collection can provide you with the answers to all of your French golf questions. read more ...


What Makes Murcia The Ideal Golf Destination

Murcia is a historic city located in the south-east of Spain and is the perfect location for a golf break, no matter what time of year you may be thinking of heading off for some R&R. read more ...


Ilkley Golf Club VLOG Review

One of Yorkshire's oldest golf clubs, Ilkley has a long history; it was where a young Colin Montgomerie honed his skills and its course has been touched through the years by the genius minds of Harry Colt, Alister MacKenzie and James Braid. Highly Recommended on Golfshake, it's a venue that has consistently drawn acclaim, so our very own Equipment Expert and PGA Professional, Ryan Rastall was excited to experience it for himself. read more ...


Amazing Value Golf Courses to Play This Autumn

There are golf bargains to be discovered at this time of year, but you have to know where exactly to look for them, which is where our friends GolfNow come to the forefront, making it easier than ever before to secure a tremendous value deal. read more ...


Golfshake Reveals Must Play Golf Courses For 2022

Offering a unique and valuable resource, the Golfshake Course Section has long been hugely popular, something that was enhanced this season by the introduction of several new features. We previously brought attention to the revamped Golfshake Top 100 Section, but many golfers will also benefit from visiting our new Must Play Courses Section that offers something a little different. read more ...


The Top Rated Golf Courses to Play This Autumn

With summer firmly behind us, autumn can feel a little ominous for golfers as winter approaches, but that means there is all the more reason to make the absolute most of your playing time to experience some of the very best courses. read more ...


The Alternative Top 100 Golf Courses to Play

Now for something a little different, it's time to showcase the Alternative Top 100 Golf Courses. These are exclusively UK courses with a minimum of 50 reviews that do not commonly feature in published rankings elsewhere, bringing attention to venues that don't always garner the attention they deserve but which offer a quality of service and experience that resonates with everyday golfers. read more ...


The Bell Inn Stay & Play Review

The Bell Inn is a former coaching inn nestled in the heart of the ancient New Forest National Park in Hampshire. Its heritage can be traced back to 1782 and today it retains a traditional and quintessentially English charm. Under new management, which also encompasses three very different golf courses, Golfshake sent Ambassador Rob Treanor to take stock of the accolades this impressive venue has gained with Golfshake members. read more ...


Bramshaw Golf Club Forest Course Feature Review

Bramshaw Golf Club in Hampshire has been graded Highly Recommended status by Golfshake members for the past five years, as well as being classed as an Outstanding Venue in 2020 and 2021. The club also featured in the Must Play list for 2022, so we took our own advice and sent Ambassador Rob Treanor in July to experience the venue’s two courses. read more ...


Macdonald Cardrona Stay & Play Review

Macdonald Cardrona in the Tweed Valley boasts a very well regarded Championship Golf Course designed by the renowned architect Dave Thomas, as well as an onsite hotel and luxury spa. This true destination venue played host to Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor in June 2022 who was lucky enough to experience the magic and charm of the Scottish Borders. read more ...


Macdonald Cardrona Championship Course Feature Review

Macdonald Cardrona comprises a four star hotel with a full range of complementing leisure facilities and an 18-hole championship golf course. Golfshake sent Ambassador Rob Treanor along in June 2022 to experience the venue. read more ...


10 Great Last Minute UK Autumn Golf Breaks

There are some wonderful destinations to enjoy within the UK, where many an excellent deal can be secured at this time of year. But where should you be considering? For helpful inspiration, our travel partners, Golfbreaks, have come up with a selected group of venues that are perfect for a last-minute break this autumn. read more ...


The Best Scottish Golf Courses to Play in Autumn

Autumn is a time of year when many golfers in Scotland pursue warmth and sunshine by visiting reliable destinations like Spain and Portugal, but for those of us who stick around when the leaves begin to fall, there are many joys to be experienced somewhere closer to home. read more ...


Foxhills Successfully Stages PGA Cup For Second Time

The acclaimed Foxhills Club & Resort was a fitting setting as Team USA overcame a resilient Great Britain & Ireland performance to successfully defend their title across three days of the PGA Cup. read more ...


Costa del Sol Prepares to Welcome 2023 Solheim Cup

The Costa del Sol is readying itself to host the Solheim Cup, with the iconic match coming to Spain for the first time in 2023, ushering in an official countdown that starts today with a series of events to commemorate 'One Year to Go' until Europe's women take on the United States. read more ...


Mallorca Golf Resort Nominated For Eco Friendly Award

Mallorca's Pula Golf Resort can boast several nominations from the 2022 World Golf Awards, including ‘World’s Best Eco-Friendly Golf Facility’ - which showcases the venue's impressive green legacy. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses to Play in London by Tube

The capital city can be a pain to get around at the best of times, but there’s few things more stressful than being stuck in a traffic jam, worrying that you’re going to miss your tee-time! Why not save the hassle on your next round in London and hop on public transport? We’ve picked out nine of our favourite courses to travel to by Tube. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Must Play in England This Autumn

Hot and dry conditions were a near-constant presence throughout summer, but as we move into autumn, more temperate weather has resumed, ensuring that our courses will look fabulous as the main season draws to a close. So, while the days are getting shorter and it's becoming a little cooler, that shouldn't stop you from experiencing these 35 Golf Courses You Must Play in England This Autumn! read more ...


The Top 100 UK Golf Courses in 2022

As part of new enhancements made to the website, visitors and members of the Golfshake Community can now enjoy the benefits of a special Golfshake Top 100 Section, which have been calculated by the ratings posted by everyday golfers. Firstly, we are going to present the Golfshake UK Top 100, introducing this ranking by highlighting the Top 25. read more ...


Playing Golf on Northern Ireland's Causeway Coast

Northern Ireland is a fantastic place to visit. The golf is first class, there’s wonderful scenery, a remarkable history and it’s blessed with a legendary warm hearted welcome. There are some great inland courses, yet many golfers flock to the Causeway Coast to enjoy some brilliant links. Golfshake's Andy Waple describes the experience offered here. read more ...


Royal Birkdale Golf Club Feature Review

Regarded by many as the best golf course in England, Royal Birkdale is revered for hosting many unforgettable Open Championships, where legends of the game have triumphed. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook grasped at the chance to play here and describes the experience in this new review. read more ...


Macdonald Linden Hall Stay & Play Review

Situated in Northumberland, Macdonald Linden Hall is only a short distance from both the stunning coastline as well as the Scottish border. The venue opened in its current guise in 1997, making 2022 its 25th anniversary. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor stopped by in June to experience it all for himself. read more ...


Macdonald Linden Hall Golf Course Review

Macdonald Linden Hall is a historic country house hotel with an impressive 18-hole Championship golf course and luxury spa. Awarded Highly Recommended status in 2019 and 2021 by the Golfshake Community, it also featured on the 2022 Must Play list. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor stopped by in June 2022 to appraise the venue’s facilities. read more ...


28 Golf Courses You Have to Play in Scotland

Scotland is the spiritual home of golf and naturally its landscape features an extraordinary depth of courses to choose from. Many of these are historic and iconic, the likes of St Andrews, Carnoustie and Gleneagles, but there are also exceptional layouts that reside under the radar. read more ...


Discover The Spectacular Las Madrigueras Hotel in Tenerife

Tenerife is one of the most popular year-round European destinations for British tourists - and it is not difficult to work out why. You won’t be surprised to learn that it is also a paradise for golfers, boasting no fewer than nine courses, many with luxurious accommodation. Let’s start with Hotel Las Madrigueras and the superb Golf Las Americas. read more ...


What Makes Penina Golf Resort a Timeless Jewel in The Algarve

The Algarve boasts a variety of spectacular golf courses that will live long in the memory. Perhaps the most famous of all is Penina, designed by the legendary Henry Cotton. It was also the first course to be built in the Algarve. And while many others have since been created, Penina has stood the test of time and remains a must-play for anybody visiting the region.   read more ...


The Golf Courses You Should Play in The Midlands

The Heart of England, The Midlands covers the central portion of the nation and is home to a rich variety of acclaimed golf courses, including several of the finest resort venues in the entire United Kingdom. Ryder Cups and many European Tour events have regularly been a feature in this part of the world, but we wanted to bring you a diverse collection of destinations that represent the depth you will find in this region. read more ...


Reviewing The Praia D'El Rey Resort Golf Experience

There seems to be no stopping the growing popularity of the Praia D’El Rey Resort situated north of Lisbon in Portugal. We have visited on a number of occasions and now, as West Cliffs celebrates its fifth anniversary, it’s time to take another look. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Need to Play in The North of England

The North of England is home to legendary Open Championship venues and several of the nation's best loved golf resorts, while the unforgettable contribution of Dr Alister MacKenzie is showcased by many exceptional designs within Yorkshire. Celebrating this part of the world, we have studied reviews submitted into the Golfshake Course Section since 2019, presenting Highly Recommended destinations for summer. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Must Play in The South of England

The South of England covers a vast and diverse landscape, which is reflected by the variety of courses that you can experience. From classic parklands to stunning heathlands and scenic links, there is something for everyone in this part of the world and we are excited to share just some of the best with you. read more ...


Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club Feature Review

Founded in 1880 and the only links course in Suffolk, Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club provides its members and visitors with a superb mix of challenging golf, perfect practice facilities and stunning views across the Deben Estuary, with all this just a 25 minute drive from Ipswich. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook recently visited to experience it for himself. read more ...


Conwy Golf Club Feature Review

Conwy Golf Club in North Wales was officially opened as Caernarvonshire Golf Club in 1890. This links course on the Morfa Conwy Peninsula was designed by Jack Morris (nephew of Old Tom Morris). Most recently it has undergone some refinements by Martin Ebert. Golfshake Amabassador Richard Moore went to see it for himself. read more ...


Limited Time Discount For Golfers at Any QHotels Venue

For golfers searching for a getaway, then it's worth checking out a limited-time discount at any of The QHotels Collection’s impressive hotels and resorts. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses to Play in Hampshire

Hampshire is blessed with some fabulous golf courses. The land here varies throughout the region, with links layouts across the South coast joined by both parkland and heathland properties further up the M3. Join us as we take a look at some of the best places to play golf in Hampshire! read more ...


The Golf House Club, Elie Feature Review

The Golf House Club, Elie - commonly known as just 'Elie' - claims to be one of the finest links courses in Fife. But Golfshake's Matt Holbrook would go as far as saying it’s one of the finest links courses in the whole of the UK, let alone just Scotland. read more ...


Dumbarnie Links Feature Review

Opened in May 2020, Dumbarnie Links is already carving itself a reputation as being one of the best links courses on the east side of Scotland. Designed by former Ryder Cup player, Clive Clark, Dumbarnie sits just 11 miles from St Andrews and is certainly worth a trip out should you be visiting the area. And Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook did just that. read more ...


The 20 Greatest Golf Courses For You to Play in Summer

We are so fortunate to have an extraordinary depth of golf courses to play in the UK, but there are standouts among that quality that have especially caught the eye of the Golfshake Community. read more ...


30 Recommended Golf Courses to Play This Summer

From the spectacular Welsh seaside to Scottish classics and English parklands, there is something here for everyone as we reveal 30 Recommended Golf Courses to Play This Summer - all based on reviews within the Golfshake Course Section. read more ...


Play The Open Qualifying Courses With GolfNow

One fitting manner in which to celebrate The Open would be playing a layout that has previously been used for Regional or Final Qualifying. Bringing you closer to them, our friends GolfNow - who offer tee times at wonderful courses - have presented a special The Open Qualifier Courses Hub, showcasing ten places that you could play before, during or after this year's Open. read more ...


The Best Courses on Scotland's Golf Coast

Scotland is the spiritual home of golf and each corner of the nation is littered with exceptional and historic courses, but it's difficult to beat the collection gathered within East Lothian, a region that has become renowned as Scotland's Golf Coast. From the legendary Muirfield to the acclaimed North Berwick, there are star names aplenty in this stretch of the country. read more ...


Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club Feature Review

Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore recently visited Staverton Park, which boasts 247 rooms, a spa and a golf course that comes acclaimed and is hugely popular with societies and groups of golfers. Richard describes the experience in his new Feature Review. read more ...


QHotels Collection Unveils Brilliant Summer Golf Break Packages

The QHotels Collection has unveiled an exciting range of stay and play break packages for this summer, starting from just £90 per person per night, which should offer British golfers an appealing option for a getaway. read more ...


25 Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Summer

Playing many different golf courses throughout a season can be an expensive business, especially when you're sticking to the higher-end venues, but that doesn't have to be the case, as there are numerous Highly Recommended destinations that offer tremendous value for money.  read more ...


Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa Review

Macdonald Portal has been ranked as Highly Recommended by Golfshake members in 2018, 2019 and 2021. We sent Ambassador Rob Treanor along in May 2022 to experience the venue’s extensive facilities as well as its acclaimed Championship Course. read more ...


Lilley Brook Golf Club Feature Review

Established in 1922 with links to Dr Alister MacKenzie, Lilley Brook Golf Club is an undulating parkland course that is situated on the edge of Cheltenham and boasts views across the town to the Cotswolds and Malvern Hills. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies recently visited and describes the venue in this new Feature Review. read more ...


The Difficulty With Ranking Golf Courses

There’s few things in the sport that get people more worked up than the publication of Top 100 course ranking lists. Join us as we dive into more detail on the difficulty of ranking golf courses, and take a peek at some of the complex decisions the panels have to make along the way. read more ...


Palmares Ocean Living and Golf Review

The Western Algarve has an authentic feel of true Portugal. Here you will find some charming beach resorts, a lively town with bars, restaurants galore and some good quality golf courses. Standing out is Palmares Ocean Living and Golf, which is without doubt one of the best golf locations in Europe. read more ...


Macdonald Portal Championship Course Feature Review

Macdonald Portal has been ranked as Highly Recommended by Golfshake members in 2018, 2019 and 2021. Golfshake sent Ambassador Rob Treanor along in May 2022 to experience the Championship Course. read more ...


Walsall Golf Club Feature Review

Showcasing a design by the legendary Dr Alister MacKenzie, Walsall Golf Club is Highly Recommended on Golfshake and is a jewel of the West Midlands. Ambassador Mel Davies recently visited to experience this tree-lined course that demands accuracy from visiting golfers. read more ...


Edgbaston Golf Club Feature Review

When you think of sport and Edgbaston, most people will be drawn towards the famous cricket ground, home to some of England's most famous matches. However, hidden away within the leafy Edgbaston suburbs, amongst some extremely impressive (and expensive!) looking Victorian townhouses, you will also find Edgbaston Golf Club. read more ...


GolfNow Recommended Courses to Play in June

If you're looking for courses to play this summer but are keen to uncover the best deals, then our friends at GolfNow have created their own handy guides to help you find those bargains. read more ...


My Favourite Golf Courses

There are many lists of must-play courses, together with seemingly endless lists of the best courses. That made Golfshake's Derek Clements think about all the courses he has played, picking out those that left an impression and made him want to come back and play them again. read more ...


Where to Play Golf in Surrey

One of the strongest counties in the UK for golf, but which courses should you look to play in Surrey? We take a closer look at the venues and layouts that make this one of the most fabulous destinations on the planet. read more ...


The Best Royal Golf Courses in The UK

It's a rare honour for a golf club to be bestowed 'Royal' status, a position that is generally granted by a reigning monarch after the club has either applied for the standing or invited a member of the Royal Family to be a patron or honorary member. We have studied the Golfshake Course Section to identify the leading top 25 in the UK. read more ...


The Manor House Golf Experience

Highly Recommended on Golfshake, The Manor House Golf Club & Hotel continues to rate positively with visiting golfers. Andy Picken made a return visit to discover just why the experience offered at this venue is so popular. read more ...


How to Plan a Golf Break

Looking to get away for a golf break, but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Before getting in contact with a tour operator such as Golfbreaks, there are some things that you’re definitely going to want to know. Having these things sorted at the start of your planning will make the whole process smoother. read more ...


8 PGA Championship Venues You Can Play

Unless you know a member, then your best chance of playing a championship venue in the United States is by visiting one of the public or resort destinations. Thankfully, there are some crackers among those that can be played by anyone. We take a closer look at eight former hosts of the PGA Championship that you can discover and imagine yourself lifting the Wanamaker Trophy! read more ...


Nuneaton Golf Club Feature Review

Nuneaton Golf Club is Highly Recommended on Golfshake and offers a beautiful mature parkland golf course that was first established in 1906 as a nine-hole layout before it was extended to 18 during the 1960s. Regarded as a standout in the Midlands, Nuneaton is located just a short drive from both the M6 and M69, which makes it very accessible from all directions.  read more ...


What Golfers Love About St Andrews

St Andrews is a remarkable town; it's historic, boasts a celebrated university, and is widely considered to be the spiritual Home of Golf. On Golfshake, hundreds of golfers have left reviews for St Andrews Links, with the overwhelming majority granting perfect ratings. We have studied their comments and now use their words to describe the magic of St Andrews. read more ...


Dundonald Links Launches New Packages to Celebrate Summer of Golf

Celebrating a magical summer of golf in Scotland, the acclaimed Dundonald Links has unveiled new stay-and-play packages that it will host, giving golfers the chance to experience it and other stunning Ayrshire courses, including Western Gailes, Prestwick, Barassie and Irvine - to combine with a luxury stay at the new Dundonald Links hotel and lodges. read more ...


18 Memorable Golf Courses You Need to Play This Year

What makes a golf course truly memorable? It's a question that is unique to the perspective of the individual; for some it's the quality of the design, the challenge of the layout, the history behind the club, or the scenery that surrounds it. For this year, we wanted to find some of these courses, several of which you may not be familiar with.  read more ...


What It's Like to Play The Iconic 10th Hole at The Belfry

Four-time Ryder Cup venue The Belfry remains one of the most popular golf destinations in England as visitors just love walking in the footsteps of legends on the Brabazon. Some years ago, a group of Golfshake Ambassadors had their very own experience of the iconic 10th, adopting their own approaches to see who could walk off with the best score. read more ...


The Golfshake Golf Course Awards

The Golfshake Course Section is a hub that draws thousands of newly submitted reviews each year, with golfers rating venues on a variety of criteria, providing a resource of destinations that are Highly Recommended by golfers for golfers. Celebrating that fact and the places that received the most acclaim last season, we are delighted to reveal the 2021 Golfshake Award Winners. 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 ...


The Best Scottish Golf Courses to Play in Spring

2022 is a historic year for golf in Scotland, so it's not a bad time to consider playing there yourself, whether you're a visitor to the nation or a keen local in search of new courses to play. Getting your season off to a memorable start is always rewarding, so we have sought to identify some must plays for springtime by studying thousands of reviews submitted into the Golfshake Course Section. read more ...


Golfshake Reveals Outstanding Golf Venues For 2022

Golfshake is delighted to share that more golf clubs and resorts qualified for the OUTSTANDING VENUE Service Award in 2021, surpassing the number in 2020. A total of 205 destinations have received this accolade, which has been awarded to venues that have impressively achieved Highly Recommended status for each of the last three years. read more ...


The Most Played & Most Reviewed Golf Courses on Golfshake

As we prepare for the height of the new season, we have reflected on the past year and the courses that golfers recommended to others through our popular Golf Directory. We’ve opted to section this article in three categories: Most Reviewed, Top Ranked and Most Played. read more ...


New Highly Recommended Golf Courses on Golfshake

Golfers remain keen to know where they should be playing, and with over 13,000 new reviews submitted to our golf course review system, we have once again compiled a list of golf courses that excelled in the golf experience they provided during 2021 based off the review and recommendation data from everyday golfers visiting their venue. read more ...


The Best English Golf Courses to Play in Spring

Spring is a magical time of the year for golfers as we remove the shackles of winter and move into the height of the season, but playing the right courses can make that transition even more memorable. Whether it be testament to their conditioning or the value they offer, there are many standouts across England that you should consider experiencing before the summer. read more ...


Gorleston Golf Club Feature Review

Set just a few miles south of the popular seaside resort of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, Gorleston Golf Club boasts the uniqueness of being the golf club set most easterly in the UK. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook recently visited and has reviewed it for us. read more ...


Why The North West is The Best For Golf in England

With over 2,000 golf courses in England, you’re never too far from your next round. When you’re thinking of putting a trip together, the chances are that you’re going to want more than one great course to play. Several regions can put forward valiant claims for being considered amongst the premier destinations in the country. However, let us lay out the case for why the North West might be the best area for golf in England. read more ...


Tips For Planning a Golf Trip to St Andrews

Every year, thousands of golfers from across the world make their own journey to St Andrews. A visit to the town is something that everybody who loves our great game should do at least once in their lifetime. However, with centuries of history to consume, dozens of courses to play, and an abundance of landmarks to discover, how can you make the most of your own trip to the Home of Golf? read more ...


5 Alternative Destinations For a UK Golf Break

The phrase ‘hidden gem’ has become severely over-used when talking about some of the UK’s best courses, outside of those usually travelled to on a golfing getaway. Instead, let us suggest to you five of our favourite alternative destinations for a golf break, taking in some of the country’s highest ranking courses, as well as some that are definitely more off the beaten track. read more ...


What Makes Heathland Golf Courses So Good

Sunningdale, Swinley Forest, Woking, Walton Heath, Hollinwell - if you’ve heard of, or even been lucky enough to play any of these fabulous courses, then you’ll already be familiar with heathland golf. Join us as we look at some of the reasons that make heathland golf courses so special. 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 ...


Why You Should Play Golf at Forest Pines

Situated deep into the Lincolnshire countryside is one of England’s greatest golfing retreats. With 27 holes of championship golf - that can be combined for three different experiences - the reputation of Forest Pines continues to grow. read more ...


Why You Should Play Golf at Murrayshall

Located just three miles from Perth City Centre, Murrayshall House Hotel is a sublime golfing facility that boasts 28 championship standard holes. Located in the stunning Perthshire countryside, there aren’t many more tranquil locations in Scotland, let alone Great Britain. read more ...


Play New Courses This Year With GolfNow

If you are beginning to venture out again to play golf but are wondering where you should visit, then our friends at GolfNow were excited to share with us venues that are new to their hugely popular platform for 2022, offering tee times for incredible value, these courses are dotted throughout England and Scotland, with several impressive names among them. read more ...


Why You Should Play Golf at Gullane

Gullane Golf Club is a proud Scottish golfing facility that dates back to the 19th century, when the first golf course was designed and constructed. With three tremendous layouts on-site, a museum and two excellent clubhouses, a day in East Lothian is one that is remembered. read more ...


Why You Should Play Golf at Rosapenna

Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Links is at the forefront of Irish golf, and this luxurious resort boasts a peaceful environment with three first-class golf courses attached to the premises. read more ...


The Best Value Golf Courses in England to Play in 2022

During a period when many of the biggest name courses in the land have dramatically hiked up their green fees, it's even more essential to celebrate those venues that deliver tremendous value for money. We have identified 25 destinations across England that have rated extremely postively for value, while also excelling throughout the past five years in terms of their overall ratings.  read more ...


Why You Should Play Golf at Dundonald Links

Dundonald Links is a sensational facility that has grown rapidly over the previous two years, largely thanks to the heavy investment injected into the majestic venue. We detail extensively all of the features found at Dundonald and why you should absolutely play golf at the reinvented hub. read more ...


Stunning New Golf Courses Unveiled at Costa Navarino

Designed by two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal, the new 36-hole Navarino Hills golf courses have officially been unveiled, establishing an exciting new era for Costa Navarino in Greece. read more ...


The Golf Destinations You Want to Experience in 2022

If you were asked what golfing destination you would most want to visit in 2022, what would you respond with? We put that exact question to the Golfshake Community and we provide insight into their 12 most popular answers. read more ...


Play Ireland's Greatest Golf Holes

Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has partnered with TV presenter Chris Hollins to create a six-part series that celebrates the most iconic golf holes on the spectacular island of Ireland. And you could walk in their footsteps and experience those amazing courses for yourself, courtesy of GolfNow who are celebrating St Patrick's Day by showcasing incredible deals to play them. read more ...


32 Perfect Golf Courses For You to Play in 2022

The golf season is upon us and it's time to consider where you fancy playing this year. Whether it be a championship experience or an undiscovered jewel, there is something out there for everyone in 2022. There were 32 elite venues that achieved perfection from a minimum of four reviews on Golfshake last season that should all be on your list to consider for the months ahead. read more ...


Why You Should Play Golf at The K Club

With two expertly constructed golf courses, an industry-leading spa, beautiful hotel rooms and amazing cuisine, a short or long break at The K Club is something every keen golfer should experience. read more ...


The Best Value Golf Tee Time Deals This March

We may not have much longer to endure the winter season, but GolfNow are offering fantastic deals to help ease the bitterness of the late winter chill. We provide information on some of the greatest tee times you can secure this March. read more ...


The Best Links Golf Courses in Kent

Home to the 2021 Open Championship, Kent features some of the country’s best links courses. Its coastal location lends itself to some spectacular links layouts, multiple Major venues, local hidden gems, and one of the UK’s best golfing resorts. Join us as we take a look the best links courses in Kent. read more ...


Why You Should Play Golf at Celtic Manor

Celtic Manor is one of the most revered resorts anywhere, so we should be thankful that a world-class venue like this resides on our shores. Three tremendous golf courses are situated on the premises and the Twenty Ten Course is steeped in rich history, having hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup. read more ...


Why You Should Play Golf at Old Thorns

Old Thorns is a leader for golf and hospitality in the Hampshire region, often regarded as one of the county’s best. There is just one golf course located on-site - although it is dipped in high quality - and there is also a hotel and spa to enjoy and unwind after the golf. read more ...


Last Chance to Grab a Winter Tee Time Bargain at Top 100 Golf Courses

It can be hugely expensive to play the UK's best golf courses during the peak months of the year, but if you’re willing to take a small gamble on the great British climate, we think we’ve found the perfect solution to ticking off some of the finest layouts for less...discounted winter tee-times! read more ...


La Finca Resort: Spain's Golf Haven

La Finca Resort resides in Alicante, where the sun shines relentlessly and the climate could have been hand-crafted for a round of golf. Spain is a popular hotspot for European golfers and resorts such as La Finca demonstrate why so many opt for Spain for their next golfing trip. read more ...


Why You Should Play Golf at London Golf Club

There are some golf courses that have been so meticulously designed, that you have to experience it more than once. On the other hand, a number of courses are set in the most beautiful of locations. Finally, there are limited revered layouts that are immense simply because they are truly that good. London Golf Club ticks all three boxes. read more ...


It's Time to Book Your Scotland's Golf Coast Experience

With travel restrictions easing, Scotland's Golf Coast has once again become a hot destination for golfers worldwide, with visitors being encouraged to secure their East Lothian experience by booking now for 2022 or early for 2023. read more ...


Why You Should Play Golf at Woodhall Spa

Woodhall Spa Golf Club lies in the Lincolnshire countryside, where 36 holes of golf have been crafted to the highest level. Golfshake's Liam Moore takes a closer look at this magnificent venue and explains why it should be on your list to experience. read more ...


7 Scottish Golf Destinations You Must Experience

Scotland is arguably the ultimate destination for a golf trip, but which destinations should be at the top of your list? We are going to discuss the absolute best of Scottish golf, all of which scored well in the recent Golfshake Survey. read more ...


6 English Golf Destinations You Must Experience

Visiting other courses can help rejuvenate our passion for the game, in addition to providing us with once in a lifetime experiences. The problem is, with so many exceptional resorts and courses available on our doorstep it can prove difficult to determine which one to visit next. Fortunately, the Golfshake Community have voted their favourite resorts, and this article will focus on where to travel for an English golf trip. read more ...


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

There are approximately 15,000 golf courses in the United States, but many belong to intensely private clubs. However, there are revered public and resort venues located across the nation that are widely recognised for hosting major championships and PGA Tour events. We take a look at just some of the best and how much they could cost you to play. read more ...


Scotland's Golf Coast is Ready to Showcase Itself in 2022

With an exciting year ahead for the region as the world's best male and female golfers descend on East Lothian, Scotland's Golf Coast is relishing the opportunity to showcase itself in 2022. read more ...


Mount Juliet Estate Golf Course Feature Review

As part of his Ireland Golf Road Trip, Golfshake's Andy Picken experienced the celebrated Irish Open venue, Mount Juliet Estate, something that he describes in detail in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club Feature Review

During his Ireland Golf Road Trip, Golfshake's Andy Picken had the chance to play the modern classic, Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club, which was recently decared the Best Hidden Gem in Ireland. Andy describes why in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Rosslare Golf Links Feature Review

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken was joined by author and photographer Kevin Markham for a round at the magnificent Rosslare Golf Links, which served as a highlight during his Ireland Golf Road Trip. Andy describes this stunning layout in his new Feature Review. read more ...


Unforgettable Golf Road Trip to Ireland's Ancient East

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recaps his recent golf road trip across Ireland's Ancient East, where he played Rosslare, Bunclody and Mount Juliet, with evenings spent in towns including the magnificent city of Kilkenny. read more ...


The Wonder That is East Sussex National

East Sussex National is one of the most popular golfing venues located in the south of England and its long and extensive history with the sport is glittering. Golfshake's Liam Moore takes a closer look at why this destination has become so revered in the minds of golfers. read more ...


The 20 Most Highly Recommended Golf Courses to Play in 2022

Off the back of the Golfshake Survey that took place at the end of 2021, we asked participants to identify the greatest course they had played over the last year. We present to you 20 courses that you must play this year, all of which have been voted for by the community. read more ...


Golfshake Reveals Best Golf Courses From 2021 User Reviews

Each year, thousands of new independent course reviews are submitted on Golfshake. From the 2021 season, we studied those ratings and identified the destinations that were judged most positively in the minds of golfers who experienced them first-hand, presenting a collection of venues that achieved perfection. read more ...


Is Gleneagles The Ultimate Golf Destination in The UK?

There are many outstanding golf resorts in Britain, but what is the finest? There is one revered location that continuously cropped up during our latest Golfshake Survey, and that venue was Gleneagles. Golfshake's Liam Moore explains why. read more ...


The Winter Golf Courses You Need to Play

When it's cold and damp, it can be hard to fully grasp the motivation to play golf, but discovering memorable courses to play is one step to correcting that. Helping you to banish those seasonal blues, we reveal The Winter Golf Courses You Need to Play, all of which come Highly Recommended by golfers.  read more ...


Royal Troon Course VLOG

Continuing his trip on the West Coast of Scotland in Ayrshire, Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall experiences another Open venue. This time taking on the historic Royal Troon, world renowned and noted for having one of the most iconic par 3s in the world with the Postage Stamp'. read more ...


Golf Survey Reveals The Best Golf Courses To Play & Visit

The recent Golfshake Survey asked over 1000 golfers to list the best places that they have visited for golfing-related activities. There were plenty of responses from the community and therefore, the results are subjective and completely based on the individual’s experience and where each individual will have played during their golfing career. But, without further ado, we present the highly valued destinations that everyone should visit. read more ...


What Makes a Golf Course Memorable?

There are many contributing factors to determining the quality of a golf experience, but there are clear standouts in the minds of golfers when they assess the merits of a course they have just played. Looking to understand what makes a course memorable, we surveyed 950 keen golfers this winter, asking them to identify the best venue they had played this year. read more ...


How Much Does it Cost to Play a Championship Golf Course

Golfshake's Derek Clements made the argument that while expensive, the opportunity to play a genuine classic is worth the cost. However, there is no doubt that these legendary golf courses are becoming increasingly pricey. But just how much does it cost to play a championship venue in the UK? We take a closer look at some standouts. read more ...


The Golf Courses That Golfers Recommended to Others

Leading magazines routinely publish rankings of golf courses and websites like Golfshake present data that showcases highly rated destinations, but sometimes the most valuable review you can consume is from another golfer. Looking at the past three years, the following have been recommended by 100% of a significant number of reviews. read more ...


Why Championship Golf Courses Are Worth The Price

Playing golf on true championship courses is not cheap, some would say the green fees are extortionate. But is it worth it? Golfshake's Derek Clements makes the argument that the experience offered by these legendary venues is worth every single penny. read more ...


Slaley Hall Stay & Play Review

Slaley Hall is a large hotel, spa and golf resort that is based in Northumberland, and is home to a pair of renowned courses, the Hunting and Priestman. Golfshake's Liam Moore has reviewed the complete Slaley Hall experience for us, including the venue and accommodation. read more ...


Great Value Golf Courses to Play This Winter

Winter is the time of year to secure a bargain with golf clubs offering tremendous value green fees, but where should you treat yourself? We have been studying course reviews closely, specifically analysing those entered during the winter months to identify worthy venues for the Golfshake Communty to visit. read more ...


The Best UK Golf Breaks For 2022

It's that time of the year when golfers are looking ahead and planning where they would most like to play. Our travel partners, Golfbreaks, have kindly recommended a selection of venues that you should consider experiencing during 2022, a collection that spans Ryder Cup hosts to tranquil resorts in the heartlands of England. read more ...


The Golf Courses You MUST Play This Winter

When you're lucky to have one of those crisp, sunny days, then playing golf during winter can hold many appeals, especially when you're visiting a memorable, rewarding course. Studying the thousands of winter reviews submitted into the Golfshake Course Section, here is another group of acclaimed courses that will have you putting on the thermals and embarking on something special. read more ...


The Ailsa Course at Turnberry VLOG

Following his visit to the legendary Prestwick Golf Club, Golfshake's Ryan Rastall experienced another venue with a rich Open Championship history - the Ailsa Course at Turnberry. Ryan took the chance to play it on a breezy October day after first sampling the facilities and learning more about the changes that have been made, which you can see in our latest VLOG. read more ...


Foxhills Receives Prestigious Award For Excellence

The acclaimed Foxhills Club & Resort in Surrey can proudly promote another feather in its cap after the venue was recognised by the prestigious Condé Nast Johansens Awards. read more ...


The Best 36 Hole Golf Venues You Can Play

When finishing an enjoyable round on a great design, sometimes you just want to walk back to the first tee and start again. But what if the venue gave you the chance to play another incredible layout just yards away. That can be even more enriching. If you want to find two great courses to play at the one place - arguably the complete golf experience - then you should consider starting with these. 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 ...


Transformed Dundonald Links Celebrates Exciting New Era

The transformation of Dundonald Links will be showcased to an international audience following the exciting announcement that it will host the Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open next year. read more ...


The Oaks Golf Centre Feature Review

Nestled in the outskirts of the City of London lies The Oaks Golf Centre and the 18-hole parkland layout is fantastic value for money. Golfshake's Liam Moore took the opportunity to play an early morning round here and describes his experiences in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Where The Open Began - Prestwick Golf Club VLOG

Walking in the footsteps of many legendary golfers, Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall recently played the living monument that is Prestwick. Describing several of the most famous holes and presenting a view of this unique and fascinating layout, Ryan takes you onto the fairways of Prestwick Golf Club in this new VLOG. 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 ...


Darwin Escapes Unveils Springs Resort and Golf Club

Following years of investment, Darwin Escapes has revealed its enhanced Springs Resort and Golf Club in Oxfordshire, which has seen the transformation of its 19th century Manor House into a boutique hotel and spa. read more ...


Suffolk Golf Courses vs Norfolk Golf Courses

Having extensively covered both counties through the years, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook compares the golf courses of Suffolk and Norfolk, assessing the strengths of both, before determining the Battle of East Anglia! read more ...


The Impact of Climate Change on UK Golf Courses

The eyes of the world have been on Glasgow as politicians from around the globe have gathered to tackle climate change, the single biggest issue facing mankind today. And it's a serious problem for golf too, with courses in the UK already feeling the impact of coastal erosion and flooding. read more ...


Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Feature Review

Opened nearly three decades ago, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club has long been a popular destination for golfers. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore took the opportunity to play it, describing a memorable experience in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Dubai Hills Golf Club Feature Review

Dubai Hills is an estate set a few miles in land from the coast roughly in line with the famous Burj Al Arab Hotel. With views of the Burj Khalifa, it's a spectacular location for a golf course. Golfshake's Richard Moore had the opportunity to play it and describes the experience in his new Feature Review. read more ...


Emporda Golf Resort Acclaimed by Challenge Tour Players

Regarded as one of Europe's leading golf destinations, Emporda Golf Resort cemented that reputation after drawing comprehensive praise from players who recently competed in two Challenge Tour events at the venue. read more ...


Paul Lawrie Awarded Honorary Membership at Royal Dornoch

Former Open champion Paul Lawrie has been awarded an Honorary Membership at the legendary Royal Dornoch Golf Club in the Scottish Highlands as recognition for his outstanding contribution to the sport. read more ...


Young Kickstart Employees Impress at North Foreland Golf Club

Provided an opportunity through the Kickstart scheme, three young employees joined the team at Kent's acclaimed North Foreland Golf Club and have grasped their chance to shine at the venue. read more ...


The Hunting Course at Slaley Hall Feature Review

Not only is The Hunting Course at Slaley Hall Highly Recommended on Golfshake, it is also commonly known as 'The Augusta of the North' - and Matt Holbrook explains why it’s held in such high regard in his new Feature Review. read more ...


Eastbury Hotel & Sherborne Golf Club Review

Devon's Eastbury Hotel & Spa has a reciprocal agreement with nearby Sherborne Golf Club, making it a potentially ideal destination for a short golf break. Golfshake's Derek Clements had the chance to experience it for himself and he has reviewed the setting for us. read more ...


How to Move Golf Clubs Into The 21st Century

Golf still faces many challenges, not the least of which is how it can attract a younger audience and keep hold of those who have returned to the game. Golfshake's Derek Clements has identified some practical measures that he believes could transform more clubs into the next decade and beyond. 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 ...


Introducing The Golfshake Golf Break Giveaway

Running for six weeks and featuring three amazing prizes, we are thrilled to reveal the Golfshake Golf Break Giveaway. During this qualifying period, you could win a golf break for yourself and three friends to either Slaley Hall, Dale Hill or Wychwood Park.  read more ...


Dundonald Links Unveils New Luxury Lodges to Great Acclaim

Completing the latest phase of its transformative £25m investment, Dundonald Links has opened 18 luxury lodges on its property, establishing the Ayrshire venue into one of the UK's most striking modern golf resorts. read more ...


8 Characters You Will Likely Meet at Your Golf Club

Many people have either joined a golf club for the first time in the past 15 months or so or have taken the decision to rejoin. All golf clubs are different, of course, but there are some characters you are likely to meet. Golfshake's Derek Clements describes just a few of the individuals you may encounter. read more ...


10 Point Plan Revealed to Make Golf Clubs Greener

GreenClub has unveiled a 10-point plan that will help golf clubs to become greener and more environmentally conscious as they embark on a journey to ultimately become 'net zero.' read more ...


Mannings Heath Melanoma Charity Golf Day

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently participated in a charity golf day at Mannings Heath, supporting the Melanoma Fund. Providing fun and entertainment to those in attendance in addition to education and health checks, Andy documents a rewarding experience for everyone. read more ...


How to Play The Old Course at St Andrews

It's not likely that you'll ever take to the hallowed pitch at Wembley or step on the iconic Centre Court at Wimbledon, but you can play the legendary Old Course at St Andrews. If you wish to walk in the footsteps of that greatness, it's an easier process than you may think, with several attractive options available to help you experience the round of a lifetime. read more ...


Delamere Forest Golf Club Feature Review

Highly Recommended on Golfshake and regarded as one of the finest courses in Cheshire, Delamere Forest is certainly a gem. Author and journalist Andy Waple has played and reviewed this striking layout for us. read more ...


Carnoustie Golf Links to Host Inclusive Championship

Presenting an exciting new event, on 9th October, Carnoustie Golf Links will host a 10-Hole Championship on its revered Championship Course that is all open to all Carnoustie Season Ticket Holders regardless of age, gender or handicap. read more ...


Palheiro Golf Club Feature Review

Located just 15 minutes to the north-east of Funchal, the capital of Madeira, lies Palheiro Golf Club. Set at nearly 500m above sea level, this par 72 course was designed by Cabell Robinson and was first opened in 1993. Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Paver has reviewed it for us. 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 ...


The Astbury Golf & Country Club Feature Review

Situated a short drive from the market town of Bridgnorth in the heart of the Severn Valley, The Astbury Golf & Country Club was originally designed by K.K. Downing, former lead guitarist of Judas Priest. Now under new ownership, Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies visited to see the exciting changes being made. read more ...


Grange Park Golf Club Feature Review

Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore recently played Grange Park Golf Club in St Helens, which is Highly Recommended on Golfshake, describing his thoughts and experiences in this new and detailed Feature Review. read more ...


China Fleet Country Club Golf Course Review

The golf course at China Fleet - which is Highly Recommended on Golfshake - was designed by Dr Martin Hawtree and is located on the banks of the River Tamar. Matt Holbrook recently played and has reviewed the layout for us. read more ...


China Fleet Country Club Resort Review

Set in 180 acres of rolling countryside, 15 minutes from the centre of Plymouth, the Tamar-Tavy Estuary provides a fitting backdrop for China Fleet Country Club. This multisport and relaxation venue is a must visit spot for those venturing down to the South West of England, as Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook describes for us. 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 ...


The Golf Courses You Must Play This Autumn

For golfers who want an extended calendar of regular play, this can be a great time of year, with better value green fees and some fine bouts of weather to be enjoyed. But where should you visit for a memorable round? We have studied the hundreds of thousands of reviews submitted by the Golfshake Community to identify venues that have rated highest, picking out the courses that golfers have most acclaimed for autumn. read more ...


Hidden Gem Golf Courses to Play in Scotland

Studying the engaging 'Top 100' lists that are featured each year in popular magazines, we started wondering about those Scottish golf courses that aren't showcased in glossy print. Looking at the Golfshake Course Section and its countless independent reviews, here is an opportunity to present acclaimed designs that aren't regularly seen in the marquee rankings, but that nonetheless deliver a great experience for everyday golfers read more ...


The Berkshire Golf Club Feature Review

The Berkshire is home to a pair of revered Herbert Fowler designed courses, the Red and the Blue, which places it as one of the UK's finest premium venues. Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Heggie grasped the opportunity to experience this magical destination for himself. read more ...


Costa Brava Festivals Add Cultural Twist to Golf Holidays

For a unique experience, golfers are being encouraged to combine their rounds on the spectacular courses of Costa Brava with the many festivals and events across the region for an added cultural flavour to their Spanish holiday. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses to Play in The Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is a coastal region of Catalonia in the north-east of Spain and is renowned as a holiday destination for many people, including golfers. We take a closer look at some of the best courses in the area that you can play. read more ...


The Best Resorts to Experience on The Costa Brava

The Costa Brava in Spain is a tremendous destination for all holidaymakers - including golfers! Our travel partners Golfbreaks have packages to many spectacular resorts in the region, but to provide an extra touch of inspiration, we take a closer look at some of the finest venues that you can choose from. 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 ...


Formby Golf Club Feature Review

Part of the magnificent North West of England, Formby Golf Club and Formby Ladies Golf Club are two jewels for the game. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore had the chance to experience both and he describes an unforgettable 36-holes at a pair of gems. read more ...


Childwall Golf Club Feature Review

Childwall Golf Club is a pristine parkland course, which moved from Childwall just a few miles east to its current location around 100 years ago. It is easily accessible from the junction of the M62 and M57 near Huyton, Merseyside. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore grasped at the chance to play here. 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 ...


Lickey Hills Golf Course Feature Review

Lickey Hills Golf Course is located just a short drive from the M5 and also a few minutes from the outskirts of Birmingham, making it easily accessible. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies and Women & Golf Editor Emma Ballard played it for us and share their thoughts in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Western Gailes Golf Club Feature Review

Located on the Ayrshire coastline, Western Gailes is widely considered to be among the finest courses in Scotland. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook grasped the opportunity to play this incredible layout, which he describes in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Chippenham Golf Club Feature Review

Located in the west of England, Chippenham Golf Club has undergone extensive redevelopment, including seven new holes. Golfshake's Liam Moore had the opportunity to experience the venue for himself and shares his thoughts in this feature review. read more ...


West Course at Moor Park Golf Club Feature Review

Moor Park is a popular venue amongst Golfshake members who have awarded the club a faultless 100% recommendation. Ambassador Rob Treanor scheduled a trip for June 2021 to play the West Course and discover the reason behind the club’s popularity. read more ...


Walton Heath Golf Club Feature Review

Brimming with history, Walton Heath Golf Club boasts two exceptional, world renowned championship heathland courses, which have hosted many of the world's best. Golfshake's Matt Holbrook took the opportunity to experience this jewel in Surrey. read more ...



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