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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 ...



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