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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 ...



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