Tag: England

Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club Feature Review

Nestled in the Warwickshire countryside between Coventry and Leamington Spa is Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club. Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Heggie regularly plays this course, which features the River Avon and many trees, and he describes the experience of this Highly Recommended layout. read more ...


5 Must Play Bucket List Golf Courses in the UK

During the shutdown period, many of us spent a reflective time imagining the future, considering the places that we most want to experience once a sense of normality returns. We asked Golfshake Ambassadors to identify their Top 5 Bucket List Golf Courses in the UK, looking for the courses that they haven't yet played, but sincerely hope to do so. read more ...


Golf Clubs Ensure Confidence With Safety Guidelines

Following the loosening of lockdown restrictions, golf clubs had a responsibility to deliver the game safely, introducing protocols and guidelines, providing confidence to their members and visitors. The Springs and Kilnwick Percy, both part of the Darwin Escapes group, are fine examples on the importance of communication, clarity and careful planning. read more ...


QHotels Venues Welcome Back Golfers

Since golf resumed across England, the UK's largest golf resort operator- Almarose Hotels & Resorts - which many will know for its management of QHotels and DoubleTree by Hilton venues, has seen a significant uptake in tee times from golfers returning to play the game in a safe environment. read more ...


West Midlands Golf Club Feature Review

Near Birmingham Airport sits West Midlands Golf Club, home to a course that opened in 2003, which provides affordable play with memorable holes and is popular with visitors and society groups. Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Heggie reviews this venue and describes the experience of being there. read more ...


Golf at The Belfry to Return in June

Four-time Ryder Cup venue The Belfry has confirmed that it intends to reopen its acclaimed Brabazon and PGA National courses for play on Monday 1st June, with bookings available to be made from 9am on Monday 25th May, news that will be welcomed by golfers in the Midlands. read more ...


Top Stay & Play Venues on Golfshake

Golfshake recently unveiled 100 Must Play Golf Courses in 2020, but which of these acclaimed venues can you also stay at? We have searched through our travel partner Golfbreaks.com to identify those Highly Recommended courses that have notable hotel options attached. read more ...


20 of the Most Popular Courses to Play in 2020

When you are looking for new courses to play, you may want to hear what other golfers had to say about the venue. We wanted to highlight the most popular courses on Golfshake, those that drew more reviews than any other in 2019, charting a path for you to follow this season. read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Practice Facilities in 2020

Golfers love spending time working on their games in the pursuit of improvement, but you need the requisite space to get the most from practicing. Many clubs and venues have invested heavily in enhancing the infrastructure of their property, delivering more appealing practice facilities to both members and visitors.  read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Facilities in 2020

Golf clubs pride themselves on more than just the quality of their course, but also the facilities that members and visitors can enjoy at the venue. To help you discover standouts across the UK, we saw which destinations the Golfshake Community rated highly. read more ...


20 of the Best Value for Money Courses in 2020

Everyone loves a bargain and golfers are no exception. Finding great value isn't necessarily about the courses that are the least expensive, but also those that deliver a memorable experience for the cost. Rated by the Golfshake Community, we reveal 20 of the Best Value for Money Courses. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the South

The South of England is a vast region, geographically diverse with a considerable population. Naturally, it has many golf courses to go with them. Where are you playing this season? Why not follow in the footsteps of the Golfshake Community and expereince venues that they have Highly Recommended. read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Pace of Play in 2020

The majority of golfers want to get round in a comfortable, consistent pace, rather than finding themselves stuck waiting for lengthy periods on tees. But where should you go to ensure that experience? We revealed which courses the Golfshake Community have reviewed most positively for their Pace of Play. read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Condition in 2020

Golfers value the condition of a course more than any other quality, but what are the standouts across the country? Studying the Golfshake Course Section, we have discovered which venues the Golfshake Community rated most highly for their Condition in 2019. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the South East

The Open Championship returns to Royal St George's in 2020, placing golf's spotlight on the South East of England. To help you find the best courses in this region, we have studied reviews in the Golfshake Course Section to identify which venues everyday golfers have rated most highly.  read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Food & Drink in 2020

When the Golfshake Community reviews courses they have played in the Golfshake Course Section, Food & Drink is one of the key categories that are rated, showcasing the best venues for enjoying lunch or dinner after your round. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the East

From classic links courses to beautifully presented resort venues, there is a lot to golf in the East of England, a vast landscape packed with variety. The challenge is working out which of these destinations you want to experience, but that is where the Golfshake Course Section comes into its own. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the South West

Hugging the Atlantic, the coastline of the South West of England is a revered part of the country for golf courses, rich in variety and quality. Choosing betweem them can be impossible, but thanks to the reviews of the Golfshake Community, we have something that you can work with. read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Hospitality in 2020

Venues aim to deliver a quality experience alongside their course. The layout and its conditioning will always be the main attraction, but something you take away from visiting a new place was the welcome and hospitality that you received. If you want to visit somewhere where excellent service can be assured, here are 20 of the Best Courses for Hospitality in 2020. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the North

Encompassing the likes of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, County Durham and Northumberland, there is a lot of ground to cover in the North of England, but crucially there are many fine golf courses to discover. The Golfshake Community has identified these as being among the best of them. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the Midlands

The Midlands is a geographical region with a rich industrial legacy, but it's also a part of the world that is home to many revered golf courses. We have studied reviews submitted by the Golfshake Community to help you choose which of them to play in 2020. read more ...


20 of the Best Course Layouts to Play in 2020

When searching for new courses to play, you want to hear what your fellow golfers have to say. Looking specifically at the challenge and architectural quality of courses, here are 20 of the Best Course Layouts to Play in 2020, as rated by the Golfshake Community. read more ...


2019 Golfshake Golf Course Awards

The Golfshake Course Section is home to over 250,000 independent golf course reviews. We have compiled each of the reviews from last year to reveal our 'Golfshake Golf Course Awards' to recognise those venues that had a successful season when it came to connecting with our Members. read more ...


Golfshake Prize Winners Experience Acclaimed UK Venues

Last year, three Golfshake Members won golf breaks to acclaimed venues across the country. Having now experienced their destinations, our winning golfers have responded with their feedback, reflecting on a memorable weekend away with friends. read more ...


Bury St Edmunds Golf Club Feature Review

Bury Edmunds Golf Club in Suffolk is a parkland course that was originally designed by legendary British golfer, Ted Ray. Highly Recommended on Golfshake, Matt Holbrook went to experience the venue and discover why it's so positively regarded. read more ...


50 of the Best UK Courses to Play in 2020

2020 is significant for not only being a new year, but the beginning of a fresh decade. To help you find new courses to experience in the Twenties, we bring together 50 of the Best UK Feature Reviews on Golfshake, all published during the past season. read more ...


100 Golf Courses to Play in England

Delving into course reviews posted on Golfshake in 2019, we have identified the top rated venues throughout each region of England. Find your place in the country, and pick out new courses in your area to experience in 2020 and beyond. read more ...


The Lodge at Prince's Golf Club Stay & Play Review

Prince's Golf Club is a revered venue in Sandwich, Kent, a place loved by Golfshake's Andrew Picken. But he hadn't yet taken the opportunity to sample the striking accomodation on site, The Lodge. Andy returned to experience this paradise of links golf. read more ...


Luffenham Heath Golf Club Feature Review

Luffenham Heath is a regarded as being one of the finest heathland golf courses in the Midlands, a reputation matched by its standing with the Golfshake Community. Looking for somewhere to play, Kevin Heggie stopped by to experience the venue for himself. read more ...


Harleyford Golf Club Feature Review

Harleyford Golf Club is a Highly Recommended venue on Golfshake, located in Buckinghamshire. Andrew Picken recently had the chance to experience it for himself, delving further to provide insight, including from course architect Donald Steel. read more ...


The Best 9 Hole Golf Courses of 2019

There are many pleasures to a nine-hole golf course. But what are the best shorter layouts near you? We have studied the many thousands of reviews on Golfshake to identify some must plays for 2020 and beyond. read more ...


The 50 Best Golf Courses to Play in Winter

Playing golf in winter can be a chore if the weather is bad and underfoot conditions sodden, but when you're lucky enough to be playing at the right place on a fine, crisp day, there can be much to savour throughout this time of year. Here are the 50 Best Golf Courses to Play in Winter! read more ...


Beau Desert Golf Club Feature Review

Beau Desert is a heathland course situatued near Cannock in South Staffordshire, a short drive from The Belfry, and is Highly Recommended on Golfshake. Richard Moore had the chance to experience it and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Most Improved Golf Courses in 2019

Which courses have enjoyed a successful year of positive reviews? We have identified venues that saw a hugely significant improvement in their rating on Golfshake in 2019 compared with the previous year. read more ...


50 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in 2020

Finding somewhere to play that delivers a great experience for a reasonable price is what golfers cherish most of all, so we have analysed reviews submitted on Golfshake this year to discover the Top 50 Rated Value for Money Courses for you to tick off during 2020 and beyond. read more ...


Perranporth Golf Club Feature Review

One of many spectacular golf courses in Cornwall, Perranporth is known for its fun layout and stunning views. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook had the opportunity to experience this memorable venue for himself. read more ...


Trevose Golf & Country Club Feature Review

The Harry Colt designed Trevose Golf & Country Club is Highly Recommended on Golfshake and revered in Cornwall. Matt Holbrook took the opportunity to visit and sample this acclaimed venue for himself. read more ...


St Enodoc Golf Club Feature Review

Designed by James Braid, the Church Course at St Enodoc Golf Club is widely considered to be among the finest in the UK. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook visited Cornwall to see for himself. read more ...


100 Must Play Golf Courses in 2020

Get ready for the new decade! Taken from the past three years, we have looked at venues rated highly for their Course Layout, Course Condition, Value for Money and Club Facilities to identify 100 Must Play Golf Courses for 2020 and beyond. read more ...


Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort Feature Review

Bowood is a greatly acclaimed stay and play venue in Wiltshire, Highly Recommended on Golfshake. Rob Treanor had the chance to visit and shares his thoughts on the facility and its Dave Thomas designed PGA Championship Course. read more ...


The 50 Best Reviewed Golf Courses in 2019

What is the best venue that you visited this year? Thousands of golfers reviewed courses they played on Golfshake in 2019. We have picked out the most consistently highly regarded from the past season, positively rated across a wide range of categories. read more ...


Most Popularly Reviewed Golf Courses in 2019

Online reviews have become increasingly relevant in the golf industry. We have studied ratings left on Golfshake this year to identify the most popular venues, which received more ratings from golfers than any other this past season. read more ...


Royal West Norfolk Golf Club Feature Review

A regular feature in numerous ‘Top 100’ rankings and Highly Recommended on Golfshake, Royal West Norfolk has a unique place in Britain's golf landscape. Kevin Heggie recently had the chance to play Brancaster and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Huddersfield Golf Club Feature Review

Huddersfield Golf Club - often known as Fixby - has recently completed a project to improve the bunkering, taking the course back to its heyday when laid out by Herbert Fowler in the 1930s. Andy Waple took the chance to visit and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Hunstanton Golf Club Feature Review

Hunstanton in Norfolk is a Highly Recommended links course on Golfshake, popularly reviewed by the Community. Kevin Heggie recently had the opportunity to experience this layout and visit the club, sharing his thoughts in this feature article. read more ...


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