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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 ...



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