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20 Must Play Golf Courses in Northern Ireland

The Open Championship makes a welcome return to Northern Ireland in 2019, showcasing an incredible region for golf. We have delved into the Golfshake Course Section to discover some of the most highly rated clubs and venues in the area. read more ...


20 Must Play Golf Courses in The South West

The South West of England on Golfshake covers Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. We have delved into the Golfshake Course Section to discover some of the most highly rated clubs and venues in the area by regular golfers based on their expectations and cost, discovering some of the best value experiences. read more ...


10 Tips For Organising a Successful Golf Trip

It can be tricky being in charge of organising a golf holiday with your family or friends, so we’ve decided to put together a list of top tips that you should keep in mind when sorting your break. read more ...


10 Things To Take On a Golf Break

If you're embarking on a golf break abroad or in the country, knowing what to pack can be an additional stress that you want to avoid. For some help, Golfshake's Joe Hughes has picked out ten items that are essential to bring on your holiday. read more ...


9 Top 100 Golf Venues Where You Can Stay and Play

If you're looking for a quality but affordable stay and play venue this summer, Joe Hughes has picked out nine destinations that have been ranked inside the Golfshake Top 100 as rated by regular users of the website. read more ...


Best Amateur Championship Venues

The 123rd Amateur Championship is contested at Royal Aberdeen and Murcar Links in the North East of Scotland, making their debuts on the rotation. Naturally, the Amateur has graced many of the finest stages in the British Isles, and we take a close look at those revered venues.  read more ...


The Best of Golf in Scotland

If you wish to discover the Best of Golf in Scotland, we have created a comprehensive and evolving Guide! Containing our 'Best of' Features and Reviews, this will hopefully serve as a useful tool for golfers looking to experience some remarkable courses. read more ...


Best Luxury Golf Breaks in the British Isles

We take a look at what many consider to be the finest luxury golf resorts in the British Isles. Each of them deliver a promise of fantastic rooms, food, golf courses and high quality facilities. read more ...


The Best of Golf in England

We have brought together several of our ‘Best of’ Features and Reviews to complete a comprehensive Guide to Golf in England, hopefully serving as a useful tool for golfers looking to experience some remarkable layouts. read more ...


Best 19th Holes in Scotland

Scotland is renowned for its golf courses, but also for the famous 19th Holes that complete the experience. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out some his favourites across the country, including some iconic pubs and clubhouses. read more ...


Most Famous Golf Hole Names

Masters Champion, Sergio Garcia and his wife Angela recently welcomed their daugher Azalea into the world, named after the 13th at Augusta National. We have looked for some of the most famous hole names in golf, each with their own story. read more ...


20 Must Play Golf Courses in The East

Covering a vast expanse of regions, the East of England is home to many of the nation's finest golf courses. We delved into the Golfshake Course Section and discovered the Top Rated and Most Highly Recommended Courses in the East.  read more ...


20 Must Play Golf Courses in The North

We have delved into the Golfshake Course Section and found the Best Rated & Most Highly Recommended Courses in the North of England from Golfshake users. These venues have all received at least 200 independent reviews from regular golfers. read more ...


Moor Allerton Feature Review

Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Paver recently experienced the beautiful 27-holes at Moor Allerton. Here, Kevin recaps his day and provides a detailed review of the holes and facilities on offer at this gem of Yorkshire. read more ...


20 Must Play Golf Courses in The South

The South of England covers a wide geographical region. We have delved into the Golfshake Course Section – and its thousands of independent reviews – to discover some of the most highly rated clubs and venues in the area by regular golfers read more ...


20 Must Play Golf Courses in The Midlands

The Midlands is the Heart of England and is also home to a deep and eclectic collection of well-regarded golf courses. We have delved into the Golfshake Course Section to discover some of the most highly rated clubs and venues in the area by regular golfers. read more ...


20 Must Play Golf Courses in Scotland

We have delved into the Golfshake Top 100 Course Section to identify 20 Clubs/Venues in Scotland that received a Highly Recommended rating with at least 50 independent reviews from regular golfers, based on their expectations. read more ...


Snow Transforms UK Courses into Beautiful Winter Landscapes

The 'Beast From The East' has spectacularly arrived in the UK and Ireland. But the harsh conditions have created some beautiful photographs across the most iconic and best layouts. Here are some of the finest. read more ...


Most Highly Recommended Golf Clubs on Golfshake

We have identified 35 clubs/venues across the UK that have received over 100 Recommendations on Golfshake from regular golfers with at least 99% of them rated positive. These are the Highly, Highly Recommended Courses.  read more ...


Discover and Experience New Courses with Golfshake

Golfshake's Score Tracker is popular with golfers looking to record their rounds and stats, but the Golfshake Community is also a useful tool for experiencing courses and securing tee times. Learn about the Golfshake Course Section and why it should be an essential part of your golf this year. read more ...


The 18 Hardest Greens in the UK

There is no exact science to determine what makes for a difficult green, but we have delved into the Golfshake Score Tracker and taken data from 125,000 rounds of golf to pick out some recurring greens that consistently drive alarming putting stats from regular golfers across a spectrum of abilities. read more ...


Four Highly Rated Clubs Seek England Golf's Most Welcoming Title

Four golf targets have reached the final in the race to be declared England Golf's Most Welcoming Club, sponsored by American Golf, and each of them have achieved a positive rating on Golfshake, being Rated as Highly Recommended. read more ...


Most Difficult 1st and 18th Holes in the UK

How difficult are the first and last holes at your golf course? We have delved into the Golfshake Score Tracker, seeking the most challenging opening and closing holes in the UK. read more ...


10 Must Play Golf Courses in Wales

Wales boasts many spectacular golf courses. From the classic links of Royal Porthcawl, to the Ryder Cup prestige of Celtic Manor, and the stunning vistas of Nefyn, here are ten incredible courses that you must play. read more ...


10 Must Play Golf Courses in England

England boasts an extraordinary depth of golf courses, from championship venues to classic and spectacular links. Derek Clements has picked out ten of the best, which everyone should consider playing at some point.  read more ...


20 of the Best UK Courses to Play in 2018

Here, we bring together 20 of the Best UK Feature Reviews on Golfshake, packed with information and opinion, which should be helpful when it comes to identifying worthwhile places to visit across Britain in 2018.\ Here, we bring together 20 of the Best UK Feature Reviews on Golfshake, packed with information and opinion, which should be helpful when it comes to identifying worthwhile places to visit across Britain in 2018. read more ...


The Alternative Top 100 Courses

Golfshake's 'Alternative' Top 100 rankings offer a list of the best golf courses that aren't in the 'Official' Top 100 rankings in the UK and have more than 50 reviews on Golfshake.com These courses are based off the expectations of the everyday golfer. read more ...


Golfshake Users Select Bucket List Courses

Which three golf courses do you dream of playing the most? That’s a question we have been asking Golfshake users since August, who have taken the time to submit their ‘Top 3 Bucket List Courses’ resulting in a fascinating myriad of diverse choices. read more ...


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. read more ...


The Longest Golf Holes in the UK

We now see holes measuring over 600 yards regularly in major championships, but there are several closer to home in the UK that regular golfers can experience for themselves. Take a look through some of the most eye-watering holes in Britain. read more ...


10 of the Best - Courses in Ayrshire

Ayrshire is a spectacular county for golf, featuring Open Championship venues Royal Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick, in addition to other stunning layouts such as Western Gailes and Dundonald. We pick out Ten of the Best Courses in the region - across a variety of prices and availability. read more ...


10 of the Best - Courses in Angus and Dundee

Angus is home to some of the most rugged coastline in Scotland, and some of its finest courses. From legendary Carnoustie to Panmure and Edzell, we take a look through ten of the best courses within the historic county. read more ...


10 of the Best Flora and Fauna Courses in the UK

The UK is home to many extraordinary golf courses, some of whom are home to an incredible array of plants, trees and wildlife. We take a closer look at ten of the most notable throughout Britain. read more ...


Oxfordshire vs. Cambridgeshire Golf Courses

This Sunday is the Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and to mark that occasion, we've put together five of the best golf courses from both counties. The question is, how do they compare? read more ...


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. read more ...


Best Scottish Isles Courses

Scotland is renowned for the likes of St. Andrews, Royal Dornoch and Carnoustie, but there are 38 golf courses situated on 26 islands. Derek Clements takes a closer look at some of the best of them. read more ...


10 of the Best - Courses in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is a beautiful county in England, famous for the Cotswolds and Cheltenham, but it's also home to some absolutely glorious golf courses. Here are ten of the very best of them. read more ...


Courses That Should Host a Major, but Never Will!

With the growth of the game globally it seems slightly absurd that we will never have a major on mainland Europe or Asia or South America. So, what if  the majors did not necessarily have to take place in their traditional locations? Which courses would make the grade?  read more ...


18 Hardest Holes in the World

Golf journalist Josh Carr has put together what he believes are the 18 hardest holes on the major golf tours. Would you dare take them on? read more ...


10 of the Best Par-3s in the World

Several of the most famous and greatest holes in the world are par-3s, but what are the 10 best to be found across the globe? Golf journalist Josh Carr offers his most memorable ten. read more ...


10 of the Best - Courses in Essex

Essex is a county that features some of the prettiest towns and villages in England, in addition to some wonderfully varied and enjoyable golf courses. Here are ten of the best of them. read more ...


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. read more ...


Best Courses to Never Host a Major Championship

With Championship standard golf courses in abundance around the world, is it time that the men's majors headed to some different destinations? Golfshake writer Josh Carr explored some courses that should be given the chance to host a major. read more ...


10 Strangest Golf Courses in the World

Golf journalist Josh Carr has picked out ten of the strangest golf courses in the world, which offer everything from sub-zero temperatures to playing alongside a minefield. read more ...


10 of the Best - Courses in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is one of England's most beautiful counties, located near London, and it is naturally home to some equally stunning golf courses. Here are ten of the best of them. read more ...


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