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Tewkesbury Park Deerpark Golf Course Review

Tewkesbury Park is a luxury family owned destination featuring 27 holes of golf, an excellent boutique hotel and an impressive set of accompanying leisure facilities. Golfshake dispatched Ambassador Rob Treanor in Autumn 2023 to find out how this venue had continued to grow its reputation into being one of the finest destinations for a UK golf break. read more ...


Selby Golf Club Review

Selby Golf Club, founded in 1907, is a charming par 71 heathland/parkland golf course situated in the mostly southerly point of North Yorkshire near Leeds, York and Doncaster. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore recently played and reviewed it for us. read more ...


Stanedge Golf Club Review

Stanedge Golf Club, situated between Chesterfield and Matlock, has been an underrated and unappreciated venue for many years by the wider golfing public. Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently visited and found a wonderful community facility. read more ...


The Best Parkland Golf Courses in England

England's rich golfing landscape boasts a diverse range of courses, each with its own unique charm and challenge. Whilst links courses may enjoy the spotlight for their coastal allure, parkland courses have their own enchanting appeal. Nestled amidst rolling hills, lush forests, and picturesque landscapes, these parkland gems provide golfers with an unforgettable experience. read more ...


Sunningdale Heath Golf Club Review

Sunningdale Heath is a Berkshire based heathland-style golf course that every golfer needs to visit. It is an experience that is full of history and charm. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore describes it for us. read more ...


Alnmouth Village Golf Club Review

Alnmouth Village Links was established in 1869, making it the oldest 9 hole links in England. Classic in its design and rustic in feel, Golfshake's Matt Holbrook describes his experience here. read more ...


Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course Review

Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course sits in the shadow of the 14th century castle ruins sharing the same name. This outstanding links test has picked up Golfshake Highly Recommended status five years running. Matt Holbrook went to visit it for us. read more ...


Bamburgh Castle Golf Club Review

Sat atop of the cliffs just outside the village of Bamburgh itself, Bamburgh Castle Golf Club is a truly authentic and rugged course that boasts breathtaking scenery throughout. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook recently played there and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Goswick Links Golf Club Review

Located just 15 minutes from Berwick-upon-Tweed, Goswick Links is a three-time recipient of the Golfshake Highly Recommended Award and has hosted Regional Open Qualifying. Matt Holbrook had the chance to experience it for himself. read more ...


The Grove Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Acclaimed UK golf resort, The Grove is celebrating its 20th anniversary having recently completed a major three-year refurbishment project. The five-star venue is hugely popular on Golfshake, receiving an impressive 4.93 rating from over 300 reviews. read more ...


The London Golf Club International Course Review

Set in idyllic Kent countryside, just 20 miles from the capital that shares the same name, The London Golf Club boasts two championships courses that have built a solid reputation within the county. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook had the opportunity to play and review The International Course. read more ...


10 of The Best Golf Courses in Cumbria

Cumbria is home to gorgeous countryside and general greenery, which makes it the perfect location for a round of golf. This area of England contains some truly hidden gems that all golfers will enjoy playing. read more ...


Last Minute Affordable Golf Break Deals in England

There is no better feeling than travelling for a golf trip, full of excitement and wondering if this could be the location for your lowest round ever.  To help you with your search for a last minute golf break we have rounded up eight affordable offers provided by Golfbreaks.com. read more ...


10 of The Best Golf Courses in Suffolk

Suffolk is one of the greatest regions of England for golf as there are many brilliant venues that can deliver a first-class golfing experience.  From heathland to a true links, Suffolk is home to some outrageously good and unique golf courses that present a brilliant challenge.
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10 of The Best Golf Courses in Derbyshire

Derbyshire is home to many golf courses thanks to the beautiful surroundings of the region - whether you live in the area or you’re planning a golf trip to the county, it’s always good to know which courses have been rated as the very best. read more ...


10 of The Best Golf Courses to Play in Essex

The county of Essex has always been a popular hotspot for golfers, largely thanks to the impressive collection of golf courses it can offer. Whether you’re looking for a parkland test or a shorter 9-hole offering, Essex has it all. read more ...


The Best Time to Experience The Norfolk Golf Trail

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently experienced the award-winning Congham Hall Hotel and played some of the finest golf courses in Norfolk. And now you can walk in his footsteps courtesy of a new discounted offer. read more ...


Bedlingtonshire Golf Club Review

Bedlingtonshire Golf Club is situated in Northumberland just 20 minutes outside of Newcastle and easily accessible from the A1. The golf club is set among charming agricultural land providing some beautiful views. It has 750 members and warmly welcomes visitors. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore experienced it for himself. read more ...


10 of The Best Golf Courses in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire is known for boasting a serene collection of golf courses - and there are many to choose from! If you’re looking at a potential golf trip to this part of England, you are truly spoiled for choice. read more ...


10 of The Best Golf Courses in Norfolk

For those who either live or travel to Norfolk, you will be pleased to know that the district is home to a collection of first-class golf courses. We provide information on ten of the very best - how many have you played? read more ...


Oulton Hall Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort TrackMan Range Review

Oulton Hall recently introduced TrackMan Range technology to more than 15 bays at its driving range. Ryan Rastall, Golfshake Equipment Expert, was joined by Carly Booth and Simon Dyson to test the new facilities. read more ...


Royal Cromer Golf Club Feature Review

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken was excited to visit and review Royal Cromer Golf Club in Norfolk, a venue with a rich history that has been awarded Must Play Status after consistently being Highly Recommended by the Golfshake Community. read more ...


Sheringham Golf Club Review

Sheringham Golf Club is rich with history, tradition and a course that represents a pure form of the game. Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently had the opportunity to experience this atmospheric venue in Norfolk. read more ...


The Perfect Base For a Norfolk Golf Break

Looking for the perfect golfer and non-golfer break, Golfshake's Andy Picken visited Congham Hall Hotel in Norfolk, which turned out to be the ideal base for a relaxing trip while experiencing several outstanding courses along the coastline. read more ...


Royal Winchester Golf Club Review

Designed by five-time Open champion J.H. Taylor and home to Hampshire's only Royal Club, Royal Winchester is located to the north west of the historic city of Winchester. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies recently enjoyed a memorable day there. read more ...


Have You Played These English Links Golf Courses

Depending on whose expert opinion you consult, there are approximately 250 true links courses on the planet. Many of the finest of them can be found across England. read more ...


Berkhamsted Golf Club Opens Stunning New Short Game Area

Famously, the revered Berkhamsted Golf Club doesn't feature any bunkers on its course, but there will be two magnificent bunkers as part of a newly opened Short Game Area! read more ...


10 of The Best Golf Courses in Merseyside

Merseyside is home to some of England's greatest golf courses, which is why The Open Championship makes a frequent stop at this part of the country. From some of the best links in the world to brilliant parkland layouts, Merseyside is truly a golfing haven. read more ...


10 of The Best Golf Courses to Play in Cornwall

Cornwall has always been a desirable holiday destination, but were you aware of the fine collection of golf courses the region has to offer? read more ...


Burnham Beeches Golf Club Feature Review

Burnham Beeches Golf Club is situated in a hidden, quiet and exclusive part of South Buckinghamshire just a few miles off the M40. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore recently visited, where he discovered that it's the perfect location for a modest size golf society to experience. read more ...


The Best 9 Hole Golf Courses in The UK

Golf courses come in all manner of shapes and sizes, each packed with the character and uniqueness of the landscape on which they have been laid out. Classic designs and championship behemoths often dominant rankings and receive the most acclaim, but a truly underrated category of golf course is the quintessential nine-holer. read more ...


How Many Open Qualifying Golf Courses Have You Played

Ahead of The 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, such has been the demand for entries, two new venues have been added for Regional Qualifying. This got us thinking about how many of these outstanding courses that we had played. How many have you ticked off? read more ...


QHotels Oulton Hall Golf Club Feature Review

Set just a short drive from the centre of Leeds, Oulton Hall Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is a fine golf destination that is offered up from The QHotels Collection. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook grasped the opportunity to play each of the 27 holes on the property and shares his thoughts in this review. read more ...


Shirley Golf Club Feature Review

Shirley Golf Club is just a short drive from Junction 4 of the M42 so is easily accessible for most. Bordered by fields and natural woodland on the outskirts of south Birmingham, Shirley nestles in the Blythe Valley, enjoying a well-planned blend of parkland with mature, wooded areas. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies describes it for us. read more ...


The Rushcliffe Golf Club Feature Review

The Rushcliffe Golf Club is situated just 10 minutes from Jn 24 of the M1 and is set on a hillside with beautiful views overlooking south Nottinghamshire and boasts 18 uniquely individual golf holes. It has a nice traditional clubhouse perched on top of the hill providing panoramic views. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore reviewed it for us. read more ...


25 Golf Courses You Need to Play in The North of England in 2023

From the championship layouts of the coastline around Southport to the hidden gems of Yorkshire and Lancashire, the North of England is a strong region for golf and perennially underrated by those looking in from the outside. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses You Haven't Considered Playing Before

Golfshake's Derek Clements has been lucky to play many of the most famous golf courses on the planet, but he wanted to share with you some of the lesser-known tracks that he has been fortunate enough to tackle over the years. read more ...


Brocket Hall Golf Club Feature Review

Just 22 miles from Central London - the 540-acre estate grounds at the stunning Brocket Hall plays host to two formidable golf courses. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook grasped at the opportunity to both The Melbourne and The Palmerston and shares his thoughts in this new Feature Review. read more ...


10 of The Best Twilight Golf Green Fees in 2023

Twilight golf is more than just a fun concept that we all should really embrace - it can offer significant benefits for those who wish to play the best courses for less money. We have taken a look around the most acclaimed courses across the UK to pick out ten of the very finest that offer twilight rates in 2023, something that could help you experience some truly unforgettable layouts. read more ...


London Airlinks Golf Course to Open in May

A brand-new London-based golf club will open its doors for the first time in May 2023, with London Airlinks looking to arrive with a bang. Inspired by Scotland’s famous coastal courses, Glendale Golf’s London Airlinks Golf Course is the result of a multi-million-pound investment. read more ...


Why England is Golf's Most Underrated Destination

Whilst Scotland and Ireland garner much international attention, England seems to fly under the radar for many travelling golfers, despite boasting some of the best golf on the planet. read more ...


23 Must Play Golf Courses in The South of England in 2023

The South of England is renowned worldwide for its range of classic heathland layouts and seaside links courses, but there is a tremendous diversity beyond even that, ensuring that there is something ideal for every player to enjoy. But what are the places most recommended by those golfers? read more ...


20 Must Play Golf Courses in The Midlands in 2023

Located in the Heart of England, The Midlands is naturally situated in a position where it's easily accessible from both the North and South, but what is there specifically to attract golfers? Well, it turns out that there is considerable appeal for anyone looking to experience a rich variety of courses! read more ...


Chart Hills And London Golf Club Reveal New Stay And Play Package

Joining forces, Chart Hills Golf Club and London Golf Club have unveiled a new championship stay and play golf package that will benefit golfers who want to experience these two superb inland courses in Kent. read more ...


The Best UK Golf Courses To Play On a Budget

There has been much talk lately about how green fee costs are rising, placing greater pressure on nomadic golfers and those who like to travel around to play different courses during the season. However, despite the extortionate pricing at the most famous venues, there is still fabulous value for money available throughout the United Kingdom. read more ...


20 English Golf Courses That You Should Play in 2023

Where are you going to play in 2023? We have studied the Golfshake Course Section and discovered even more English courses that come Highly Recommended by golfers. Whether you're based in England or just visiting, there should be somewhere for everyone on this list that delivers exceptional value and a fine experience to match. read more ...


25 Must Play Golf Courses Recommended in England

England is home to a staggering depth of quality golf courses. The nation boasts incredible, historic championship layouts alongside many superb resorts and influential designs that rank among the best examples of course architecture worldwide. But just where would other golfers recommend to you - especially those venues that perhaps don't receive wider recognition? read more ...


The Top Rated Golf Courses That You Should Play in 2023

Just which golf courses should be on your list to play this year? We surveyed the Golfshake Community to ask them what was the best they played last season. The majority of these are definitely considered to be of the bucket list variety, so why not choose one of them to make your 2023 on the fairways truly unforgettable! read more ...


The Springs Resort Unveils New Stay And Play Golf Packages

Oxfordshire's The Springs Resort & Golf Club is celebrating the completion of a multi-million-pound investment by revealing stay and play packages ahead of the new season. read more ...


18 Golf Courses That Offer Perfect Winter Drainage

Those of us who play golf in the UK accept that we often have to contend with the elements, particularly during winter, a period of the year that can render some of our most beloved layouts unplayable. But not all of them. Studying responses into the recent Golfshake Survey, we isolated those comments that praised certain venues for their drainage. 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 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 ...


The Golf Courses You Should Have Played in 2021

What is the best course that you played in 2021? The Golfshake Community managed to tick off many outstanding layouts. However, there are some that stand above the rest in the minds of our users. It's time for you to meet the Golf Courses You Should Have Played in 2021. There's a variety of destinations to choose from, including championship hosts and lesser-known jewels, but all of them are united in that they achieved perfection in the minds of golfers. 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


The Golf Courses You Must Play in Kent

The majestic county of Kent has long been known as The Garden of England and is renowned for its beauty and scenery, but there is also a rich heritage for golfers to enjoy, including three Open venues. However, there is more to Kent than just these revered layouts, as the Golfshake Community have discovered through the years. read more ...


What Makes Royal St George's England's Ultimate Open Venue

The Open's first English venue, Royal St George’s has character, history and an unrivalled passion for golf. There is a reason why this is the only place deemed worthy enough to host championship golf in the south – it is a special place where special things happen. read more ...


Revamped Berkhamsted Golf Club Reopens to Visitors

From July 12th, visitors and societies will have their first opportunity this year to play Berkhamsted Golf Club, which is considered to be one of the most classic courses in England, and you will notice a difference from your very first tee shot. read more ...


More Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Summer

We are thrilled to reveal even MORE locations that have been Highly Recommended by the Golfshake Community for the time of year, and which offer tee times for no more than £50. You might have to pick the right day and time for several of these fees, but they are widely available, making them a very appealing prospect for the peak season. read more ...


North Foreland Ready to Welcome Golfers During The Open

Thousands of golf fans will descend on Kent for July's 149th Open Championship at Royal St George's, and nearby North Foreland Golf Club is set to play its part by offering fans the chance to experience its own superb layout. read more ...


Golf Courses to Play in the East of England This Summer

Were you aware that the east of England hosts some of the best golf courses in the country? Whether you’re looking for parkland or links, long or short, or maybe just a gem in the middle of nowhere, this district of England has you covered. read more ...


Golf Courses to Play in The South of England This Summer

While the south of England host many revered courses that make the top 100 lists of the country, there are also plenty of hidden gems. With help from the incredible Golfshake Community, we have listed only a few golf courses to play during the summer season. read more ...


Golf Courses to Play in The North of England This Summer

The north of England has proudly boasted a collection of unbelievable courses for quite some time now, and it’s easy to see why many golfers across the nation are willing to travel far and wide to get in on the action. With assistance from the Golfshake Community and their detailed reviews, we have picked out some of the best courses to visit during the summertime. read more ...


Golf Courses to Play in The Midlands This Summer

From short courses to long, parkland courses to heathland courses and some of the most picturesque golf clubs in the country, the Midlands area not only offers quality but a variety of challenging settings. Thanks to the reliable Golfshake Community and their reviews of summertime rounds, we have listed venues within the district that offer a fantastic experience. read more ...


West Surrey Golf Club Feature Review

Set in the tranquil Surrey Hills countryside near Godalming, West Surrey Golf Club is a superbly conditioned parkland course that meanders around the natural terrain which compliments the design that was laid out by Herbert Fowler back in 1910. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has reviewed it for us. read more ...


Cavendish Golf Club Review

Golfshake last reviewed Cavendish as recently as 2019, but there have been some significant changes going on, so it seemed worth having another look. We dispatched Andy Waple to experience the Dr Alister MacKenzie designed layout that prides itself as “The Inspiration for Augusta.” read more ...


The Best Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Summer

Many of us will be hoping to play a variety of different courses this summer, but that can be an expensive. However, with a bit of research, it's apparent that there are exceptional layouts across the UK that offer a magical experience at a fraction of the cost. We are delighted to present The Best Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Summer, showcasing 25 destinations that are Highly Recommended on Golfshake, are rated positively for the time of year, and offer tee times for under £50. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Must Play This Summer

The weather hasn't always suggested it, but it's about time for summer golf! But where do you play, which venues are essential to experience? Well, to help you find the right destinations, we are delighted to reveal 25 Golf Courses You Must Play This Summer - all of them Highly Recommended. read more ...


20 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in the South of England

From Cornwall to Kent and everywhere in-between, the South of England is a magical place to explore for golfers, an expansive region that is home to spectacular links courses and stunning heathland layouts. Therefore, we are delighted to reveal just 20 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in the South, each Highly Recommended and delivering excellence for a reasonable cost. read more ...


20 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in the East of England

Showcasing more great value courses to play this year and beyond, the East of England is home to a rich variety of destinations, including Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk and Bedfordshire, all of which can offer some tremendous layouts. read more ...


Birchwood Park Golf & Country Club Exhibits Major Driving Range Revamp

Whilst many of us were staring at our calendars, praying that the return of golf would be on the horizon, Birchwood Park Golf & Country Club were occupied with a new project. The club, based in Kent, has completely undergone a driving range revamp that will feature state-of-the-art TrackMan Technology. read more ...


20 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in the North of England

Within our Course Section, the Golfshake Community reviews golf courses in depth, rating them over a wide range of criteria, including Value For Money. Among the regions popularly reviewed, the North of England is a standout, from Yorkshire to Northumberland, Lancashire, Cheshire, and everything in-between. There is something here for everyone. read more ...


QHotels Launches Three Year Golf Investment Plan

Launching a major investment programme over the next three years, The QHotels Group has announced significant enhancements that will be made to its acclaimed golf resorts in Britain. read more ...


Close House Celebrates Ten Momentous Years

Close House is celebrating a momentous decade, marking ten years since the club first opened in 2011, a time that has seen the venue twice host the British Masters and welcome thousands of golfers annually to its pair of Lee Westwood championship layouts. read more ...


20 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in The Midlands

Everyone loves to discover venues that deliver value for money, where the experience offered reflected or surpassed the cost. When it comes to finding these destinations, there are few more potent hotbeds than The Midlands, which provides a rich depth of quality in the heart of England. read more ...


The Best Alister MacKenzie Golf Courses to Play Near You

Renowned for designing Augusta National, Cypress Point and the West Course at Royal Melbourne, luckily there are many examples of Alister MacKenzie's incredible work throughout the UK and Ireland, which you can discover and play. read more ...


Classic English Golf Course Reverses Nines

Classic English course Berkhamsted Golf Club has made a significant change for this season, the first in almost 100 years, reversing its nines, offering a stronger start and finish to the rounds of members and visitors alike. read more ...


25 Great Value English Golf Courses to Play in 2021

Golfers throughout England are set to make 2021 a season to remember, with many looking to spread their wings and experience new courses. There is much to be said for visiting a genuine bucket list venue - that is always a treat - but it's typically an expensive one, so it makes sense to offer some more affordable alternatives for your consideration. read more ...


Overnight Vandalism Prevents English Golf Course From Opening

Tens of thousands of golfers have enjoyed a memorable return to the fairways across England on Monday, but members of Sprowston Manor near Norwich have been unable to play after shocking vandalism committed overnight caused significant damage to the golf course. read more ...


The Manor House Presents Roadmap to Normality

We're all looking forward to the return of more normal times, and what that could mean for playing golf and enjoying breaks, with The Manor House unveiling a series of tempting packages and timelines for a visit to the Cotswolds. read more ...


Prince's Golf Club Announces Completed Course Developments

Prince's Golf Club, Highly Recommended on Golfshake, the venue of the 1932 Open Championship won by Gene Sarazen, has revealed that it has completed further developments overseen by renowned course architects McKenzie & Ebert. read more ...


Must Play Golf Courses to Experience in the South East of England

The new golf season is finally here and it's time to start planning where you are going to play. Heavily populated, the South East of England boasts a wide range of magnificent courses. This part of the country is among the busiest areas frequented by the Golfshake Community, and they have some recommendations for you to experience in 2021. read more ...


Golf is Back - But What Does That Mean

Golfers throughout the UK are looking forward to the new season, which for most us will mean a first round in a considerable time. The journey towards normality will be a slow and (hopefully) progressive road, but each of the home nations are doing things slightly differently. As things stand, we look at the current position in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, outlining the steps that are in place to unlock the ancient game and reconnect golfers with their beloved regular activity. read more ...


Must Play Golf Courses to Experience in the North of England

The North of England is a vast region that is packed with a variety of golf courses, ranging from legendary championship layouts to architectural gems. We have brought together a selection of destinations that have been Highly Recommended for three consecutive years, showcasing clubs and resorts that have excelled in the minds of regular golfers over a prolonged time. read more ...


5 of the Best Golf Courses in the West of England

The west of England is made up of Bristol, Bath, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wilshire. With over 35 golf courses in the area, these picturesque venues provide the perfect location for a golfing getaway. Whether you are looking for scenery, a short nine-hole course or to test yourself at a challenging links course, the west offers plenty of viable options. Liam Moore has picked out five of the best. read more ...


Bourn Golf & Country Club Brings Luxury Experience to Cambridge

Bourn Golf & Country Club is set to deliver a 5* experience to Cambridge, following the creation of a new multi-million-pound leisure complex, which will see the venue renamed as Cambridge Country Club. read more ...


Must Play Golf Courses to Experience in the South of England

Golfers across the South of England are looking forward to a memorable season and the chance to experience many of the fantastic layouts that can be discovered within this expansive region - and there are some crackers to choose from. read more ...


Where to Book a Tee Time if You Are Not a Golf Club Member

Golfers across England are bursting with excitement as the magical reopening of play approaches. However, it's likely that demand will far outstrip availability. Tee times will be the hottest ticket in town, and dedicated club members will be prioritised by a large number of venues. But for those who prefer a more nomadic existence, all is not lost. There are opportunities to secure your spot on opening day, but you need to know where to look. read more ...


Stockwood Park Faces Potential Closure Despite Popularity

Highly Recommended on Golfshake, the popular Stockwood Park Golf Centre in Luton could be closed as the local borough council looks to make savings to cover a shortfall in its budget caused by a dramatic fall in the number of people using Luton Airport. read more ...


25 Must Play Golf Courses This Spring

Following a long and dark winter of uncertainty, everyone is looking forward to better times ahead, with a late spring bonanza expected for golf. But now we can look ahead with some degree of optimism, where are you going to play? Showcasing venues that come Highly Recommended on Golfshake, we have studied ratings submitted in the months of March, April and May, highlighting those courses that came acclaimed for their condition at this time of year. read more ...


21 Highly Recommended English Golf Courses to Play in 2021

Golfers throughout England are keenly awaiting the game's return, but where are you going to crown the resumption of play? We have brought together venues that all boasted a PERFECT 100% Highly Recommended rating on Golfshake last year, meaning that reviewing golfers would either return to play again or suggest the destination to a friend. read more ...


When is Golf Coming Back - How Things Stand

Courses and ranges remain closed throughout most of the UK, but we take a look at where things stand at the moment, what the governing bodies are doing, and when announcements could be made about the possible resumption of everyday life (and golf) as we once knew it. read more ...


Historic Cleeve Hill Golf Club SAVED From Closure

Historic Cleeve Hill in the Cotswolds, a unique golf course that was designed by Old Tom Morris and later enhanced by Dr Alister MacKenzie, was threatened with potential closure last year, but The Cotswold Hub Co, in partnership with MASHIE Golf, has taken on a 125-year lease to allow the Club to remain open. read more ...


Could These Be Golf Courses To Play in 2021

Start planning and aspiring. We have identified golf courses that have been Highly Recommended by the Golfshake Community, that are affordable to play, and that deliver an unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting to return for more. From Brora and Machrihanish Dunes in Scotland, to Cavendish and Enville in the heartlands of England, there should be something for everyone in 2021. read more ...


An Alternative Look At MUST Play Venues

In this digital age, there may no longer be any true hidden gems in golf, but Golfshake's Derek Clements has identified courses that really ought to be on your wish list beyond the biggest, most legendary names - courses that will leave you wanting to go back for more. read more ...


Thousands of Golfers Target Post-Lockdown Play at QHotels

We have been living through nearly a full year of uncertainty, likely with more to come, but despite that many golfers are looking forward with optimism and planning ahead after it was revealed by the QHotels Group that 25,000 people had already booked to stay at its family of golf resorts in 2021. read more ...


View From The Fairway - PGA of America Distances Itself From Trump

Back for 2021, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, in which he reflects on the latest lockdown and the impact on golfers, and the news that the PGA of America has distanced itself away from President Donald Trump. read more ...


Must Play Bucket List Golf Courses to Experience in 2021

Every golfer has that list of courses that they would LOVE to play the most. Whether it be a legendary championship venue, a scenic paradise abroad, or somewhere under the radar with a personal connection, golfers are dreamers by nature, and fortunately in this great game, many wishes can become a reality. But what should be on your proverbial bucket list for this year and beyond? We surveyed regular golfers to identify some majestic layouts to experience. read more ...


The Golf Lover's Guide to England Book Review

Following his Guide to Scotland, author Michael Whitehead has returned with The Golf Lover's Guide to England, offering everything you could want to know about the nation's finest courses. Will Trinkwon has reviewed the book for us and shares his thoughts. read more ...


What New Lockdowns Mean For Your Golf

It was inevitable that further coronavirus restrictions would be established at the beginning of the New Year, many of them once again impacting the golf industry. Golf courses are presently closed across England, Wales and the Island of Ireland, but they do remain open in Scotland. We take a look at where things stand in each corner of the British Isles. read more ...


36 of the Best Golf Courses to Play in 2021

It's been a hugely challenging period for everyone and we're all looking for a glimmer of light at the end of a bumpy road in 2021. But where should you play in the coming year? We wanted to point you in the direction of venues that were showcased in great detail throughout the past 12 months. The Golfshake Ambassadors were on their travels, experiencing stunning layouts and reviewing them for us. It's here we bring that commentary together into one piece - 36 of the Best Golf Courses to Play in 2021! read more ...


10 Most Improved Golf Courses in The Midlands in 2020

The Midlands is a bustling hotbed for golfers and courses, packed with a wide variety of venues to choose from. But which Midlands courses did golfers enjoy the most in 2020? We discovered ten standout destinations that are ready for a positive 2021. read more ...


10 Most Improved Golf Courses in The South of England in 2020

Golfers across the South of England played in huge numbers season, but which courses did they enjoy the most? We have compared ratings between 2019 and 2020, identifying ten standout destinations that enjoyed a notable improved this year, underlining their status as genuine must plays throughout 2021. read more ...


Who Can Play Golf in the UK And Where

Golfers in England are set to return to their beloved golf courses. However, there are some differences to note between regions under the new tier system, with golfers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also facing contrasting restrictions as we enter the height of winter. Who can play golf and where? We take a closer look at how each of the nations stand. read more ...


20 Most Improved Golf Courses in England in 2020

It's been a year unlike any other we've experienced, but despite the impact of national lockdowns, golfers across England took full advantage of time they were given to play in massed numbers. But how did your favourite golf course fair in 2020? We have sought to identify England's biggest improvers, those which can boast a significant enhancement on their rating this year compared with 2019. read more ...


Allestree Park Golf Course to Close

On 16th November 2020, the Derby City Council announced formally that Allestree Park Golf Course will close by the end of the year and be returned to park land, after no viable business proposals were put forward to take over its running. read more ...


Predict the Masters Champion to Win a UK Golf Holiday

This year's most unique of Masters Tournaments will provide a welcome distraction from the anxieties of 2020, but looking ahead to better days, the QHotels Group is offering a striking competition to win a golf break for 16 people at any of its acclaimed resorts. read more ...


Farewell Old Friend, Hope to See You Again Soon

For a second time this year, golf courses in England will close in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, this occasion for at least one month. Golfshake's Derek Clements played one last round before the enforced sabbatical and describes his thoughts on what this all means for golfers as we move into winter. read more ...


Cumberwell Park Stay & Play Review

Cumberwell Park in Wiltshire is a modern venue that boasts 45 holes, split between four loops of nine and an excellent par 3 course. Golfshake's Andrew Picken had the opportunity to experience this Highly Recommended destination and shares his thoughts on what visitors can expect. read more ...


Hayling Golf Club Feature Review

Author Simon Hawkins was joined by two Ryder Cup players - Peter Dawson and Steve Richardson - to review the acclaimed Hayling Golf Club in Hampshire. Simon describes the venue, the course, and sums up what was a wonderful day on the links. read more ...


25 Must Play Golf Courses This Winter

Playing golf during these darker months isn't for everyone, but for the best winter golf experience, you need to know where to play. We pick out 25 Must Play Golf Courses, all of which are suitable for the time of year and come Highly Recommended on Golfshake. read more ...


There Is Still an Appetite for Golf To Continue at Cleeve Hill

The potential closure of the historic Cleeve Hill inspired a significant reaction across the golf community, and now, as Andrew Picken explains, there are reasons to be optimistic, with there being a welcome rethink and the strong possibility that the venue will remain an accessible pay and play course. read more ...


Heacham Manor Stay & Play Review

Heacham Manor has quietly established itself as a golf haven since its inception ten years ago. The family owned venue has continued to make significant investments to the golf course, accommodation and an incredible new clubhouse facility. Golfshake dispatched Ambassador Rob Treanor to get an early look at the new setup. read more ...


Blackmoor Golf Club Reveals Clubhouse Extension

Hampshire's revered Blackmoor Golf Club has revealed the extensive work completed at its clubhouse, expanding the bar and restaurant, including the creation of a first floor sun terrace with views across the Harry Colt designed course. read more ...


The West Lancashire Golf Club Feature Review

Founded in 1873, The West Lancashire Golf Club (‘West Lancs’) is among the oldest clubs in England and is home to a renowned course that is Highly Recommended on Golfshake. Richard Moore went to experience the layout for himself and see what the hype is about. read more ...


The Manor House Stay & Play Review

The Manor House Golf Club is a beautiful and classic parkland course set deep in the Cotswold Valleys offering stunning views, but what sets this venue apart is the accommodation and cuisine on offer. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken describes the experience of staying and playing there. read more ...


Church Stretton Golf Club Feature Review

Church Stretton Golf Club is a unique venue, located atop the scenic Shropshire Hills, a stunning course that has welcomed the likes of Sandy Lyle, Ian Woosnam and Henry Cotton through the decades. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies decided to follow in their footsteps and experience this Highly Recommended layout for himself. read more ...


Woodbridge Golf Club Feature Review

Part of Suffolk's popular hotbed of heathland courses, Woodbridge Golf Club is a Highly Recommended venue on Golfshake and is widely considered to be a wonderful test of golf. Matt Holbrook went to experience the layout for himself. read more ...


Goodwood Downs Review: The Day I Beat Ian Poulter

Playing the mighty Downs Course at Goodwood Golf Club, Will Trinkwon describes the experience of playing this formidable layout from the back tees, a round that left him on the brink of a lifetime's best score, one that would have surpassed the number recorded years ago by Ian Poulter. What pressure. Here is his story. read more ...


The Golf Courses You SHOULD Have Played in 2020

This has been a year for experiencing new courses, but what highlights did you miss during the summer? Looking at venues that rated highly on Golfshake in 2020, discover the 25 layouts that you should have played this season. read more ...


Sir Nick Faldo Supports Campaign to Save Cleeve Hill

The campaign to save the unique and historic Cleeve Hill has drawn significant interest, including from golf legend Sir Nick Faldo. Golfshake's Andy Picken shares his insight on the situation and explains why this story matters for the game. read more ...


Experience Perfect Winter Conditions at The Manor House

The Manor House in the Cotswolds is renowned for its scenic golf course and year-round condition, something that golfers can take advantage of this winter at the acclaimed venue, with five-day memberships still available. read more ...


The Need to Save Cleeve Hill Golf Club

The unique and historic Cleeve Hill Golf Club is facing potential closure next year, a situation that has caused despair to the thousands of golfers who have played there. Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken explains why this spectacular venue needs to be saved. read more ...


Blackwell Golf Club Feature Review

Blackwell Golf Club is a private parkland course situated in Worcestershire, founded in 1893 and Highly Recommended on Golfshake. Midlands aficionado Mel Davies visited to experience the layout for himself and shares his thoughts in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Stoke by Nayland Stay & Play Review

Stoke by Nayland is a resort which features two championship golf courses at the heart of an impressive offering. Facilities at the hotel extend to a well-appointed spa and a range of award-winning restaurants which make it an ideal destination for a break. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor describes it for us. read more ...


Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Feature Review

Legendary Open Championship venue Royal Lytham & St Annes is one of the most formidable tests in British golf. Discovering it for himself, Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken describes the experience of playing this magnificent links. read more ...


Coxmoor Golf Club Feature Review

Located just north of Nottingham, Coxmoor Golf Club is a mature heathland course close to some highly regarded neighbours, but it has a quality pedigree in its own right. Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Heggie was thrilled to visit and experience the Highly Recommended venue for himself. read more ...


St Annes Old Links Golf Club Feature Review

St Annes Old Links was established in 1901 and is part of a magical area for golf. Highly Recommended on Golfshake, Andy Picken went to experience the revered layout for himself, a round he describes in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Old Thorns Stay & Play Review

Highly Recommended on Golfshake, Old Thorns Golf and Hotel Spa is an exceptional venue for a golf break. Derek Clements recently experienced this popular destination in Hampshire for himself, describing his thoughts in this detailed review. read more ...


Sapey Golf Club Feature Review

Highly Recommended on Golfshake, Sapey Golf Club is celebrating its 30th anniversary and has matured into one of the outstanding courses in the rolling hills of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire border. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies visited to play and review the venue for us. read more ...


The Best Places to Stay & Play Golf This Autumn

The nights are drawing in and, before we know it, the clocks will be changing and the early dark nights will have arrived. But that doesn’t mean we cannot carry on enjoying golf breaks. Far from it. There are many incredible bargains to be had for those in search of an autumn golf break. We look at some of the best. read more ...


Hillside Golf Club Feature Review

Hillside Golf Club has staged many top amateur and professional tournaments and is part of England's Golf Coast. Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently experienced this revered venue and describes what it's like to play. read more ...


Kington Golf Club Feature Review

Herefordshire's Kington Golf Club is the highest 18-hole course in England and stands at 1,284 ft above sea-level at its highest point. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies recently visited the venue, played the layout, and shares his thoughts in this Feature Review. read more ...


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