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Tag: Golf Courses

It Looks Like The Golf Boom is Continuing

Following the stunning golf boom of 2020, many understandably questioned whether that could be sustained or lead to further investment within the game, but as Golfshake's Derek Clements reports, there has been plenty of encouraging news that indicates the golf boom is continuing. read more ...


20 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in Wales

Wales is an underrated corner of the UK for golf, its courses are diverse and packed with quality, but perhaps best of all is the fact that these memorable experiences can be discovered and enjoyed for a reasonable price. read more ...


Aberdovey Golf Club Feature Review

Revered by visitors to Wales, Aberdovey Golf Club is considered among the purest and most natural links courses around. Golfshake Contributor Simon Hawkins certainly agrees, describing the magical experience of this venue in his detailed Feature Review. 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 ...


Expand Your Golf in 2021 With Mizuno Golf Pairs Events

Established in 2013, the Mizuno Golf Pairs Tour has continued to grow since its inception and looks set to be even bigger and better in 2021, providing all golfers with the opportunity to play at more venues across the UK this year, including many of the finest courses in the country. 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 ...


Dundonald Links - A Modern Classic in the Making

Dundonald Links is a jewel on the magnificent golf coastline of Ayrshire, and it's set to become an essential must-experience destination in 2021, thanks to the unveiling of course enhancements, a new luxury clubhouse, and quality lodges on the property. It was already a special spot - but it's one that is soon to be unmissable. 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 ...


UK Golf Courses Threatened By Nature And Local Councils

Despite optimism across the industry, several UK golf clubs are facing some special challenges from climate change, while it has emerged that at least two others are likely to be closed after issues with local councils. 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 ...


Golf to Resume in Wales This Weekend

It's the news that golfers in Wales have been desperately waiting to hear - and it has now been confirmed that the game will resume from this weekend, Saturday 13th March, following a relaxing of lockdown restrictions announced by the Welsh Government. read more ...


How One Golf Club Has Flourished During The Pandemic

Historic Wirral Golf Club is looking ahead with optimism towards the return of play in England, having enjoyed a stunning transformation in fortunes, building towards a bright future. Golfshake's Derek Clements spoke with Keith Mollan and Sean Bailey to learn more about why this venue has flourished. 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 ...


The Online Club For Nomadic Golfers Offers Even More Courses

Looking ahead to the return of golf in England, the online club targeted at nomadic golfers, Ready Golf, has confirmed that it now offers even more courses, giving members access to a wide range of venues for one single, annual fee. 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 ...


Personal Benefits of Golf During Pandemic Showcased by Academic Study

The UK Government has announced that golf courses should reopen across England from 29 March, while they have remained open in Scotland. But there has yet been no commitment from the devolved administrations in Wales and Northern Ireland. However, it's hoped that they will soon for the benefits offered. A joint study from Abertay University in Dundee and York St John University has investigated the impact of lockdown on golfers, revealing the wellbeing benefits of playing an outdoor course read more ...


Must Play Golf Courses to Experience in The Midlands

The heart of English golf, The Midlands is home to a wide range of iconic courses that are just waiting to be experienced. And many of them are OUTSTANDING VENUE Service Award Winners on Golfshake. venues that are truly exceptional, reviewed positively by a considerable number of everyday golfers, who would recommend them to someone else - and that could be you! read more ...


Golfshake Reveals Outstanding Venues For 2021

As golfers prepare for the new season in the hope that 2021 will be a continuation of the magnificent boom of last year, Golfshake is delighted to share those golf clubs and resorts that qualify for our new OUTSTANDING VENUE Service Award, which brings together destinations that should be on the list of everyone throughout the months ahead. read more ...


How To Get Ready For The New Golf Season

It has undoubtedly been a long and challenging winter for everyone, but we're all looking forward to what this spring could offer, with golfers in England now having a cherished date to embrace. Wherever you are, it's time to start thinking about the new season and just how you are going to make the most of the opportunity. 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 ...


England Golf Expresses Disappointment at Reopening Date

Now we know that, in England, after months of waiting, we can all play golf again from Monday, March 29, but that news wasn't greeted by universal joy, with golfers and England Golf themselves expressing disappointment that the reopening wasn't sooner. read more ...


Golf Confirmed to Return in England on 29 March

It's going to be a slowly progresive journey back to something like normal, but for golfers in England, they will take a significant step forward on the 29th March, when courses are to set to re-open across the nation as revealed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's roadmap out of lockdown. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Waiting Lists at Golf Clubs Have Doubled

Revealing his latest View From The Fairway, Golfshake's Derek Clements expresses comment on the news that waiting lists have doubled at UK golf clubs, that Rory McIlroy now holds a prominent chairman role on tour, and Francesco Molinari shows that even the best can sometimes hit shots like the rest of us. 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 ...


Golf Industry Looks to the Future Despite Shutdown

As we wait for news from the Government about when courses in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are likely to be allowed to open again, the golf industry has been looking ahead to the future, with courses being saved and initiatives being launched to grow the game. read more ...


2020 Golfshake Golf Course Awards

As regular visitors to the Golfshake Course Section will know, venues are rated across a wide variety of criteria, encompassing the course itself, the hospitality offered, and facilities available. It's only right that we recognise the outstanding venues for each of those categories, as chosen by everyday golfers. read more ...


Will the Golf Boom Be Replicated in 2021

Last year was an extraordinary one for club golf. With courses closed for months it would be fair to assume that the picture was a bleak one, but precisely the opposite happened. But can that enthusiasm be replicated in 2021? It's a unique challenge and innovative thinking will be required to keep the numbers up. read more ...


Must Play Scottish Golf Courses in 2021

From Open Championship venues to modern masterpieces and stunning resort layouts, Scotland has a remarkable depth of must-play golf courses, with the overwhelming majority of them being accessible and within reach of any golfer from inside the nation or beyond it. read more ...


Great Value Golf Courses to Play in Scotland

When playing golf in Scotland, everyone naturally dreams about the legendary destinations of St Andrews, Carnoustie or Troon, but beyond those iconic names, there are many less expensive and great value for money delights waiting to be discovered by the golfer travelling from near or afar. read more ...


Snow Turns Scottish Golf Courses Into Winter Wonderland

Wintry conditions have struck the United Kingdom in recent days, bringing low temperatures and significant snowfall, but the picturesque impact of this icy blast is perhaps best showcased in Scotland, where golf courses have gratefully remained open in recent months in the face of restrictions to combat the pandemic. read more ...


Special Summer Fourball Rate at Acclaimed Nairn Golf Club

Highly Recommended on Golfshake, The Nairn Golf Club is offering keen UK golfers searching for a memorable experience the chance to book a great value round on the renovated Championship Course. read more ...


Things That Golfers Collect

Obsessive by nature, golfers are predisposed towards hoarding, often making for redoubtable collectors, and one area that is becoming increasingly popular (and lucrative for the venues) concerns mementos from golf courses. Clubs and resorts make a wide variety of merchandise available to members and visitors, whether it be scorecards, course guides, tees, logo balls, apparel, ball markers, and golfers just can't get enough of them! read more ...


Dundonald Links Golf Resort Project Receives Environmental Award

The ambitious project that is transforming Dundonald Links has received a ‘Good Practice Award’ from the VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards 2020. This recognises the collaborative working between Dundonald Links and main contractor Thomas Johnstone Ltd on the environmental sustainability approach to the development. 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 ...


View From The Fairway - Hope for Return of Golf in England

Sharing his latest View From The Fairway, Derek Clements comments on the golf industry's hope for a phased return of the game in England, senior success for Darren Clarke, a change of direction for Brooks Koepka, and a new home for the 2022 US PGA Championship. read more ...


Are These The Best Halfway Houses in Golf

Whether you need warmed up on a cold winter morning or cooled down on a hot afternoon in summer, halfway houses on golf courses can be just the ticket for those needing refreshment. Here we look at a selection of the best you can experience throughout the UK. read more ...



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