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Tag: Golf Courses

The Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort Has Something New to Experience

Standing as a remarkably impressive destination in southwest Tuscany, the Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort is a real jewel of Italy, which has only been further enhanced by its exclusive collection of holiday villa rentals that are located across over 70 hectares of unspoilt nature reserve on the Monte Argentario promontory. read more ...


Discover The Hottest Ticket in Portuguese Golf

It's understandable why thousands of golfers flock to the Algarve each year - it's an incredible destination - but there is a convincing argument to be made that the region in and around Lisbon should be considered the hottest ticket in Portuguese golf. read more ...


20 English Golf Courses That You Need to Play in 2024

When you're looking around for different courses to play, one thing that many of us will do is ask other golfers whose perspective we value for their opinion. And that's exactly what we've done. We have studied more reviews that have been submitted to the Golfshake Course Section to identify 20 English Golf Courses That You Need to Play in 2024. read more ...


The Most Unique Golf Courses That You Can Play

When you think of golf courses to play, you may categorise them in terms of the challenge they offer, the scenery, or the style of the architecture, but we're rather drawn to those little corners of paradise that are genuinely unique, standing a little bit apart from everything else on the menu. read more ...


Diss Golf Club Review

Golfshake's Derek Clements had driven past Diss Golf Club on the Norfolk-Suffolk border many times, but he had never played the course. Well, he recently put that right and shares his thoughts on the place in this review. read more ...


Dom Pedro Vilamoura Named Golf Resort of The Year in Portugal

Dom Pedro Golf Vilamoura has long been considered one of the very finest destinations in the game, and that has continued since DETAILS took control of its management as the acclaimed venue was named Golf Resort of the Year in Portugal at the 2024 International Association of Golf Travel Operators Awards. read more ...


Sergio Garcia Has Designed a New Golf Course in Portugal

Ryder Cup icon Sergio Garcia has been expanding his portfolio by unveiling his first major golf course design project, which will open next year in Portugal at Terras da Comporta. read more ...


Have You Visited These Venues For a Golf Break

You might currently have the inclination to embark on a golf break, but where should you visit? Well, the Golfshake Community is always a reliable resource to consult, and we asked them to name the best golf venue that they stayed at in 2022 or 2023. read more ...


Central Scotland is a Special Destination For Golfers

If you're looking for a memorable golf break in Scotland that won't break the bank, then Golfshake's Derek Clements has just experienced something special in the beautiful heart of the nation that gave us the game. read more ...


Aldeburgh Golf Club Review

Aldeburgh Golf Club is widely considered to be one of England's best and most challenging golf courses. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook is a huge fan of the layout here and he reviews the acclaimed Suffolk venue for us. read more ...


Discover Steigenberger Golf Resort El Gouna in Egypt

When you think of Egypt you are likely to bring to mind images of pyramids, pharaohs, camels and deserts. It may not seem an obvious destination for a golf break but it may be time to think again. And the place to start just might be the Steigenberger Golf Resort El Gouna, which is one of the country’s top five-star golf resorts. read more ...


Eaton Golf Club Review

Golfshake's Derek Clements lives in Norwich and recently visited Eaton Golf Club on the edge of the city for an experience that surpassed all expectations. Derek shares his new review, explaining why this is a must play for anyone in the Norfolk area. read more ...


20 English Golf Courses That You Have to Play in 2024

Perhaps you're a nomadic golfer looking to draw up a list of places to experience this summer, or maybe you're a club member who enjoys the occasional excursion to play somewhere different. We have something for you, as we are thrilled to reveal 20 English Golf Courses That You Have to Play in 2024, all of which come Highly Recommended on Golfshake. read more ...


How Much Would You Pay For a Round of Golf

How much would you pay for a round of golf? It's a question that many golfers are having to ask themselves in this age when it appears that green fees have risen exponentially. However, whatever your green fee ceiling, there are wonderful courses to play, as we can reveal in this article. Would you pay this to play these golf courses? read more ...


You Need to Play These Scottish Links Golf Courses

Names like St Andrews, Carnoustie and Troon roll off the tongue, but there is far more to golf in Scotland than those revered venues that have hosted The Open Championship, the sport's oldest major. We have studied the Golfshake Top 100 to pick out 25 hotbeds of links golf that haven't crowned the Champion Golfer of the Year with the iconic Claret Jug. read more ...


18 Great Value For Money Golf Courses to Play in 2024

The golf season is finally here and it's time that you started planning exciting excursions to play some fabulous courses. When it comes to choosing where you should visit, golfers always value paying a fair price for the experience offered by a venue, and here are 18 places that have been regularly mentioned as offering great value for money. read more ...


Experience Scotland's Most Underrated Golf Region With New Package

Golfers flock to Scotland in huge numbers to visit regions like Fife, East Lothian and Ayrshire, but it's our considered perspective that the north of the country has been underrated by many. Unlocking some of these treasures for you to experience, Moray Speyside Golf has launched the new Moray Speyside Golf Pass. read more ...


The Best £140 You Can Spend in Golf

When planning a golf trip, value for money is something that everyone is looking for - but that can be harder to capture these days. However, there are standout options available if you know where to find them. The Isle of Arran - and its Golf Pass - might just be the best £140 you can spend in golf. read more ...


The Best Twilight Golf Green Fees in England

We have brought together the best twilight golf green fees that you can find in England - which you should consider taking advantage of this season, whether you live in the nation or fancy travelling to visit from further afield! read more ...


How Much Does it Cost to Play The Best Golf Courses in Wales

We have brought together a group of the highest-rated golf courses in Wales and added their standard summer green fee, which demonstrates that there is greater value for money to be found here when compared to England, Scotland and Ireland. read more ...


25 Golf Courses You Must Play in England This Year

There are over 2,000 golf courses located in England - meaning that you are spoiled for choice! But how do you separate these places? Well, at Golfshake, we defer to you, the Community of golfers who submit thousands of course reviews each year onto our website, providing us with substance to judge which venues should be on your list to play. read more ...


Play Spain's Best Golf Courses With New Top 100 Packages

If you want to play some of the finest golf courses in Spain, then you'll be excited to hear about these new stay and play packages unveiled by SO/ Sotogrande Spa and Golf Resort Hotel that will offer guests a truly incredible experience. read more ...


Do You Dream About Playing These Golf Courses

When you're watching golf on TV, you see many of the most beautiful and challenging courses on the planet, but how many of them would you love to play? Here are some of the venues that Golfshake's Derek Clements dreams about. read more ...


500 Highly Recommended Golf Courses You Must Play in 2024

The golf season is finally here and it's time to start planning what courses you are going to play this summer and beyond. We are excited to reveal to you now the 487 layouts that have received Highly Recommended status and the 125 venues that can boast a Service Excellence standard that has been determined by reviews submitted into the Golfshake Course Section throughout 2023. read more ...


Exciting Changes Are Coming to Vilamoura Golf Courses in Portugal

Vilamoura is one of the most celebrated locations in Europe and the future of this Portuguese jewel is set to be an exciting one after a newly established, independent sports and hospitality management platform will take over the venue. read more ...


How Much Does it Cost to Play The Best Golf Courses in Ireland

If visiting the Emerald Isle is something that you are toying with - and you fancy ticking off a marquee venue or two - we have done our research to see just how much it will cost this summer. These are the peak greens fees at 20 of the finest golf courses in the Republic and five of the greatest in Northern Ireland. read more ...


10 of The Best European Spring Golf Breaks For 2024

Covering locations in Turkey, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus and France, here are ten golf breaks in particular that come recommended to give your 2024 golfing campaign the absolutely perfect beginning! read more ...


The Most Improved Golf Courses in The UK

We have compared the reviews submitted during 2021 with those entered in 2023 to see which UK golf courses saw the most significant improvement in that time, suggesting that as we enter the new season, these are locations that should be on your list to discover. read more ...


How to Find Your Dream Golf Holiday

What is your dream golf holiday? It's the time of year when most of us start thinking about getting away from it all. It could be a family holiday in the sunshine, a camping trip somewhere in the UK. Or maybe just a long weekend in a hotel. And for golfers, we have so many options to choose from, but this is how you find the perfect golf break. read more ...


20 of The Best Golf Courses to Play in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is a large county and their love for the sport of golf is both undeniable and infectious. We provide information on 20 of the very best to be found within the county - have you played any of them to date? read more ...


How You Could Attend Golf's Biggest Events

The calendar is full of professional golf tournaments, but there are some events that are simply greater than the rest. If you would like to experience these special showpieces, including the Masters, Open, Ryder Cup and Players Championship, then our travel partners Golfbreaks have a range of packages that will take you there. read more ...


2024 is Your Time to Experience Scotland's Golf Coast

Visitors flocked in record numbers to East Lothian last year, and Scotland's Golf Coast looks set for an even bigger season in 2024 with enquiries and bookings reaching greater heights than ever before. read more ...


Tewkesbury Park Stay & Play 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 to experience the hotel’s modern facilities and excellent array of golf which has been judged Highly Recommended by Golfshake members. read more ...


25 Must Play Golf Courses You Didn't Know About

Showcasing a selection of layouts from our Alternative Top 100 - these golf courses are must plays that there is a fair chance you didn't know about in the first place. Why not pick one or two of these and discover somewhere memorable for a fraction of the cost seen elsewhere?! read more ...


How You Can Play The Best PGA Tour Golf Courses

If you're someone who has followed the PGA Tour through the years, then you will instantly recognise many of the venues. Whether you have the desire to embark on your own Players Championship experience or wish to walk in the footsteps of legendary US Open champions, then here is how you could play some of the best golf courses on the circuit. read more ...


12 of The Best Golf Courses in Ayrshire

Through the many regions and the gorgeous natural landscapes, there is a vast collection of magnificent golf courses located in Scotland. Ayrshire is a brilliant area that is brimming with championship golf courses that have been dipped in rich history. read more ...


The Grove Championship Golf Course Review

After celebrating its 20th anniversary last year, The Grove has risen to the top of many must play lists for golfers across the country. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook was among them and describes his experience of playing this superb layout. read more ...


25 Golf Courses You Won't Have Considered Playing Before

Are you looking for somewhere different to play this year? Maybe you've already ticked off the most revered layouts or don't believe they are worth the extortionate cost to visit. Studying venues that aren't regularly seen in conventional Top 100 lists - we can reveal 25 golf courses that you likely won't have considered playing before. read more ...


10 of The Best Golf Courses in Oxfordshire

The county of Oxfordshire has played host to important competitions previously, with both the European Tour and Ladies European Tour visiting. A lot of the venues dotted around the area are home to multiple courses too, which highlights the variation found in this part of the country. read more ...


Quinta do Lago South Course Review

Complemented by the North Course and Laranjal, the South Course at Quinta do Lago is regarded as one of Portugal's premier layouts. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook had the opportunity to discover why and shares his thoughts after playing this wonderful design. read more ...


Quinta do Lago North Course Review

The North Course at Quinta do Lago was totally redesigned back in 2014 by renowned American architect Beau Welling - in collaboration with 2014 European Ryder Cup captain, Paul McGinley. Golfshake's Matt Holbrook shares his thoughts after playing here. read more ...


INFINITUM Golf Resort Prepares For Exciting Year Ahead

Spain's INFINITUM Resort, which enjoys an enviable location on Spain's Costa Dorada, is ready to enhance its award-winning destination even further this year, with a €800,000 improvement of its Greg Norman-designed Lakes course being the highlight. read more ...


Quinta do Lago Laranjal Golf Course Review

Surrounded by the grounds of an orange grove, Laranjal is one of three outstanding courses situated in the ever popular Quinta do Lago Resort in the Algarve. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook describes the experience of playing this wonderful layout. read more ...


Why You Need to Play Golf at The Vale Resort

Wales is home to some magnificent golf facilities that entices visitors to travel to the country on an annual basis, including The Vale, which provides an excellent experience of championship golf. We provide more information on the sensational resort in this feature article. read more ...


Stunning Short Game Facility Coming to Effingham Golf Club

Designed by the legendary Harry Colt in 1927, Effingham Golf Club has a rich history to draw upon, but its acclaimed offering will only be enhanced once one of the UK's most impressive short game practice areas comes to the Surrey venue in May. read more ...


The Best UK Spring Golf Breaks You Must Experience

It's been a tough winter. For even the most enthusiastic of golfers - getting out there has been a hard sell. But, thankfully, better days are coming, the hours of daylight are gradually stretching, and we're only now a matter of weeks away from when we can genuinely declare that springtime has arrived. read more ...


Unique New Golf Course Coming to London This Summer

There is a brand new golf course coming to London this summer - and it's set to be a cracker. The Inspiration Club will be launched on June 1, 2024 and this unique golf course is set to offer an unparalleled golfing experience in the heart of London. read more ...


Book a Group Golf Holiday With Golfbreaks Now For Big Savings

Golfbreaks are offering gigantic savings for any golfers who book before the 29th February and travel at any time during 2024. Some incentives include groups receiving a new Callaway driver or bonus Breakpoints on selected bookings. Golfers will be able to choose from more than 2,000 resorts, hotels and courses worldwide. read more ...


You Should Play These Underrated Golf Courses in 2024

We don't know about you, but we're already counting down the days until the height of the golf season hits us, bringing with it warmer weather and long days spent on the course. But where are you going to play this year? We think that the following are just some of the courses that you should play in 2024! read more ...


Royal Golf Marrakech Old Course Review

Father and son duo Kevin and Freddie Paver complete their review of some of the finest golf courses in Morocco by reflecting on their experience at the Royal Golf Marrakech Old Course. If you fancy walking in their footsteps, then our travel partners Golfbreaks offer golf packages to Morocco. read more ...


Noria Golf Club Review

Father and son duo Kevin and Freddie Paver recently embarked on a memorable holiday to Morocco where they had the chance to play some of the finest golf courses in the country. Moving to Noria Golf Club, the guys review the place for us. read more ...


Assoufid Golf Club Review

Father and son duo Kevin and Freddie Paver recently enjoyed a memorable trip to Morocco where they had the opportunity to play several of the leading golf courses in the country. Starting with Assoufid Golf Club, the guys review the course for us. read more ...


Is it Time For More 9 or 12 Hole Golf Courses

Farrington Park and Chiddingfold are just two golf courses that are being reduced to 12 holes. The question is whether these individual stories reflect a wider shift in the landscape. Could introducing more shorter layouts be the future of the game? read more ...


New Links Golf Course Coming to Ireland in 2026

Ireland is home to many of the greatest links golf courses on the planet - and those will soon be joined by a new creation next to the white sands of Curracloe Beach. read more ...


Scottish Links Golf Courses You Can Play For Under £100

Scotland is home to many legendary courses, but they are becoming prohibitively expensive for most of us to play. However, there are thankfully some exceptions to that current landscape. If you want to play Scottish links golf - here are places that offer green fees during the peak months of summer for less than £100. read more ...


Discover The Ultimate Championship Links Golf Experience

How do you fancy the ultimate championship links experience? That's just what is being offered by revered Kent venues, Prince's, Royal St George's and Royal Cinque Ports, who have joined forced to deliver a unique package - the Hagen 54. read more ...


The Best Countries Where You Can Play Golf

Where are the best places that you can play golf? It's a big old world out there - and that is reflected in a golfing sense too. Here are some countries that we reckon you should aim to experience during your lifetime. read more ...


Begin Your Golf Year at Dundonald Links

If you're looking to begin your 2024 in style on the golf course, then we can recommend the fabulous Dundonald Links in Ayrshire, which offers luxury accomodation, delightful food and a spectacular layout to make for the perfect winter getaway. read more ...


Which Type of Golf Holiday is Right For You

If you have the desire to make 2024 an unforgettable season on the golf course - then embarking on a special holiday or weekend away is a valuable ingredient. It's worth remembering that not every break is the same, and that packages can be tailored to exactly suit your needs and preferences. read more ...


Why Have Golf Courses Been Closing More This Winter

One of the things that emerged loud and clear from our recent membership survey is just how many of us have lost valuable playing time because so many courses have been closed as a result of flooding. And this is a problem that has arguably reached unprecedented levels throughout this winter. read more ...


Is This The Most In Demand Golf Course On The Planet

Thousands make the pilgrimage to The Old Course at St Andrews each year, while many more are left disappointed after failing to qualify through the many ballots that allocate tee times at the Home of Golf. However, when it comes to arguably the most in-demand golf course on the planet, then you might be surprised to see that it can be found in Nebraska. read more ...


30 of The Best Golf Courses to Play in 2024

Where are you hoping to play golf this year? It's probably about time that you started planning and considering which courses you would most love to visit - and we have some exciting recommendations for you! read more ...


The Best Winter Destinations To Play Golf In The Sun

Playing golf in the winter in the UK can be a challenge due to the unpredictable weather conditions, with thick frost, heavy rain and soggy courses. As a result, golfers often look to travel abroad for some golf during the winter months but where to? read more ...


Make 2024 Your Best Golf Year Yet

As we start the new year, it's time to start thinking about our goals and aspirations for the upcoming year. And for golfers, what better goal to set than making 2024 your best year on the course yet? read more ...


25 of The Most Read Golfshake Articles in 2023

It was a year packed with articles, features and unique content. But outside of the main storylines, what most connected with the Golfshake readers? It was the stories that impacted regular golfers that most engaged our audience.  Here we reveal 25 of the most popular articles that related directly with everyday golfers who are focused on visiting new courses, travelling to play golf, buying new clubs and spending time chatting all things golf. read more ...


The Best Golf Photos of 2023

One of the clear benefits of the smartphone era has been the ease in which everyone can capture images of what you have accomplished throughout 2023. We asked our followers to share their favourite snaps from the past year - and we have added some of our own, which we have brought together below to provide an overview of the Best Golf Photos of 2023.
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The Most Reviewed Golf Courses on Golfshake in 2023

Naturally, Golfshake readers have been playing a lot of golf over the last 12 months, with several venues popping up more frequently than others. There are some big names amongst the 15 most reviewed golf courses on Golfshake in 2023; a few surprises made the list too!
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The Golf Courses You Should Have Played in 2023

Studying the Course Section and its many thousands of newly submitted reviews during the past 12 months, we have identified the venues in the UK that most impressed and resonated with the Golfshake Community. These are the golf courses that you really should have played in 2023 - so why not rectify that during the coming year! read more ...


The Golf Courses That Other Golfers Think You Should Play

If you're looking for inspiration about where to play in 2024, then here are just some golf courses that other golfers think you should play! read more ...


Are These Your Favourite Golf Course Designers

Considering there are over 35,000 golf courses throughout the world, what enables the very best to stand out from the rest? They could be positioned in an envious location or the routing of the layout has been carved so perfectly. Throughout history there have been notable designers who are attached to highly revered and historic golf courses. read more ...


The Most Popular Golf Courses on Golfshake in 2023

The year of 2023 was as busy as ever and these are 15 venues that acted as the most popular for Golfshake readers during the calendar year. read more ...


The Top Rated Golf Courses on Golfshake in 2023

As we slowly approach the New Year, we have identified the 15 top rated golf courses on Golfshake for 2023. To celebrate those venues who have performed exceptionally well, we have provided a short synopsis on each facility and a review comment that one of you has left. read more ...


Gloria Serenity Resort in Turkey Completes Multi-Million Upgrade

Visitors to Turkey will relish these enhancements made by Gloria Hotels & Resorts, which has revamped the golf and leisure experiences it offers by completing its refurbishment of the five-star Gloria Serenity Resort and new Gloria Golf Training Academy. read more ...


Review Golf Courses on Golfshake to Win Prizes

Thousands of you also have been adding reviews into the Golfshake Course Section this year, charting where you have played and what you thought about the venues. Providing an even greater incentive to share your thoughts - and as a little thank you to the Golfshake Community - we have launched a prize draw giveaway! read more ...


Win an Unforgettable 7 Night Stay at Heritage Resorts in Mauritius

Experience golf and elegance like never before at the stunning Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort in Mauritius, by taking part in their competition to win a once-in-a-lifetime prize. read more ...


Salgados Palm Village Offers The Perfect Algarve Golf Break

Golf and the Algarve are a match made in heaven, with a stunning climate complementing the selection of championship courses that reside in the region. The Salgados Palm Village Apartments & Suites is located in Albufeira and the 4* resort is the perfect base for a week in paradise. read more ...


Take Advantage of These Brilliant GolfNow Deals

No matter where you are located in the country, GolfNow provides information on the very best golf courses in your local area. We have selected 30 clubs around the UK that are currently offering tee times at a favourable rate - will you play any before the New Year? read more ...


Al Zorah Golf Club & The Oberoi Beach Resort Launches Stay And Play Package

Golfers and travellers looking for great winter weather in luxury surroundings have a new opportunity to get away from the gloomy UK. Al Zorah Golf Club and The Oberoi Beach Resort in Ajman, the smallest of the Emirates, has launched a stay-and-play package which remains available until the end of March 2024. read more ...


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 ...


36 Golf Courses Worth Playing This Winter

Golfers don’t have to put away their clubs just yet if you want to keep playing in winter.  This article features 36 golf courses which have all been highly recommended from reviews submitted during winter months and could ensure you keep golf a little but more enjoyable. read more ...


The Best Links Golf Courses to Play This Winter

The UK & Ireland is famed worldwide for links golf and this winter could be the ideal time for you to enjoy some of the finest layouts on the planet. Our travel partners Golfbreaks have a range of packages ready for you to visit courses that may have long been a feature in your dreams! read more ...


The Best Golf Courses You Probably Haven't Heard Of

There are golf courses dotted throughout the country that offer a memorable time for visitors that perhaps don't receive the wider acclaim and recognition that they deserve. Fortunately, that's where we can help, presenting to you now The Best Golf Courses You Probably Haven't Heard Of. read more ...


Are These The Greatest Holes in Golf

What are the greatest holes in golf? Everyone will have their own choices from those they have played and watched. Golfshake's Derek Clements has been reflecting on his experiences in the game and shares the holes that have will stay in his mind forever. read more ...


The 50 Best Winter Golf Green Fees This Year

The cost to play our greatest courses has long become outrageously high, but during this off-peak period of the calendar, winter green fees can offer respite and the chance to play exceptional courses for a comparatively welcoming price. read more ...


Why You Should Play Howley Hall Golf Club

The Yorkshire area is brimming with fabulous golf courses and Howley Hall is certainly a member of that impressive group. Based on the outskirts of Leeds, only minutes from J27 of the M62, lies this terrific parkland setting that is easily accessible from major motorways - and it really should be on your list to play. read more ...


These Hotels Are The Perfect Base For Algarve Golf

The Algarve has long been one of the most desirable places to visit for passionate golfers, and there are a heap of reasons as to why this region of Portugal is so popular. Tivoli Alvor is one of the leading hotels to be situated within the district, but there are many more Minor Hotels that can provide guests with luxurious stays and act as perfect bases if golfers are hoping to play numerous golf courses during their stay.  read more ...


Vila Gale Hotels Are The Perfect Gateway to Golf in Portugal

Portugal has long been a popular spot for travelling golfers largely thanks to the stupendous collection of golf courses that the country possesses. The Vila Gale Hotel collection is one of the most successful to operate in Portugal - and is the perfect gateway to experience the golf there. 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 Magic of Links Golf in Donegal & Northern Ireland

Golfshake Travel Editor Andy Waple flew into little-known Derry Airport in Ireland to discover fantastic links golf all around, where he played Royal Portrush, Ballyliffin Old Links and the relatively new Tom Doak masterpiece, St Patrick’s Links at Rosapenna. read more ...


How Much Does it Cost to Play The Best Golf Courses in Scotland

These days, if you want to play the most revered golf courses, it'll likely cost you an eye-watering sum. Green fee inflation at the most famous venues has skyrocketed over the years - and that frustrating trend is set to continue. We have gazed north of the border to Scotland to discover just how expensive the spiritual home of the game can be. read more ...


The Best Places For a Winter Golf Break in The UK

A lot of golfers safely store their clubs away for the winter, but there are some amazing deals to experience when the weather takes a turn for the worst. Whether you’re looking to play that bucket list course at a reduced rate or on the hunt for a hidden gem, winter golf breaks provide a welcome change of scenery. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses You Should Play in Portugal

For many golfers, Portugal is the ultimate destination, offering outstanding courses in immaculate condition, with a beautiful climate making it a consistently rewarding experience throughout the year. If the Algarve is an appealing prospect for you, then here are our personal recommendations! read more ...


The Isle of Bute Offers The Best Value Golf in Scotland

You may not have considered the Isle of Bute as a possible destination for your next golf holiday, but here is an impassioned case as to why this jewel in the Firth of Clyde offers arguably the best value golfing menu in Scotland. read more ...


Are These Dream Golf Courses on Your List to Play

As winter approaches, it's always a time for golfers to reflect on what they have accomplished this season and what they hope to achieve next year. For many of us, that can include playing new courses, perhaps experiencing the layouts that have long held a place in your mind. Are these dream golf courses on your own personal list to play? read more ...


15 of The Best Golf Courses in Fife

Scotland is a rich golfing country that is home to some of the greatest golf courses anywhere in the world. The region of Fife is particularly interesting too, with layouts such as St Andrews, Elie and Dumbarnie Links all within close proximity of one another.
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Our USA Golf Destination Choices For 2024

Have you thought about taking a golf holiday to the United States? Our guest expert, Nick Liddle knows more about the many destinations, resorts and courses in America than most and he has hand-picked four places that you should consider for 2024. read more ...


12 of The Best Places in Portugal For a Golf Break

There are many places in the UK that can offer a terrific golf break, but when the weather takes a turn for the worst, that may not be the best option. Thankfully, there are a selection of European countries that can offer an escape from the gloominess - and Portugal is one of them! read more ...


How Much Does it Cost to Play The Best Golf Courses in England

When it comes to many of the leading golf courses, there has undoubtedly been substantial green fee inflation in recent years, with costs to play the most revered layouts in the country rising dramatically. But how much does it cost to play the best English golf courses? This will give you a flavour. read more ...


10 Must Play Scottish Golf Courses Under $150

From St Andrews to Carnoustie, many Scottish venues have played host to significant competitions, but their green fees match their reputation. We provide information on ten fantastic golf courses that you can play for $150 or less in a bid to make your Scottish trip more adventurous and memorable.
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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 ...


15 of The Best Places in Spain For a Golf Break

Spain will always remain one of the most popular countries to visit for a golf break, largely thanks to its climate and love for the sport. We provide information on 15 of the best places in Spain for a golf break - how many have you visited? 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 ...


Portmarnock Resort Unveils Remodelled Jameson Golf Links

Portmarnock Resort has unveiled its recently remodelled championship course under a new brand name - Jameson Golf Links. The rerouting of certain holes has led to several significant changes on the final ten holes. read more ...


Hidden Gem Golf Courses to Play in Fife

Hidden Gem is a fairly redundant term these days, but there are golf courses in Fife that don't receive wider recognition that offer a memorable and thoroughly pleasant experience on their own terms. read more ...


The Best Ryder Cup Venues You Can Play

The Ryder Cup has visited some of the most influential venues throughout Europe and America. Were you aware that you too can play many of these locations? We provide information on nine previous Ryder Cup venues that you can experience! read more ...


10 of The Best Golf Courses to Play in Las Vegas on Vacation

Las Vegas’ golfing reputation and fame has risen dramatically since the turn of the century, as the entertainment capital of the world continues to invest in their golf courses. We provide information on ten of Las Vegas’ very best and what to expect when you’re next in town.
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Why You Must Play Golf in Italy

Italy is one of the most popular European countries for foreign visitors. Golfers have been keeping a keen eye on the country as it progresses rapidly in the sport of golf. Gorgeous resorts, stunning courses and an enticing climate are just some reasons why Italy is attracting golfers in their masses. read more ...


The Golf Courses That You Most Want to Play

If you're a golfer, then you can most likely be considered a dreamer. We all have burning hopes and aspirations in this game. But what are the courses out there that players are most keen to experience? We have the answer to that question. read more ...


Why You Should Play at The Springs Resort & Golf Club

Situated on the cusp of the beautiful village of Wallingford lies The Springs Resort & Golf Club, which is Highly Recommended on Golfshake. What allows The Springs to elevate from its competition is the unique blend of golf, accommodation and fantastic facilities. 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 ...


15 of The Best Golf Courses in Perthshire

You’re never too far away from a hidden gem in Scotland, but the area of Perthshire is particularly littered with some outstanding venues. We provide information on 15 of the best golf courses in this region - have you managed to play any yet? read more ...


5 Last Minute UK Golf Breaks Deals Under £100

There are many delights to enjoy at this time of year as the landscape becomes more colourful, with many a pleasant day ensuring that you can still play regularly in decent conditions. Therefore it's also an attractive window to embark on a short golf break. Our travel partners Golfbreaks have the ideal selection, including these five destinations across the UK that can be experienced for under £100 per person. read more ...


INFINITUM Golf Resort Review

Located not far from Barcelona, INFINITUM has three golf courses, access to a secluded beach; Mediterranean forests; a Beach Club with numerous infinity pools and three incredible gourmet restaurants. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore had the opportunity to experience this paradise 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 ...


Are These Your Bucket List Golf Courses

The beauty of golf is that you can experience a rich variety of environments. You can visit different countries and climates. But you also have the opportunity to personally walk the fairways of some of the most iconic venues on the planet. Are these courses on your personal bucket list to one day play? 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 ...


Have You Played The Most Underrated Golf Courses in The UK

Introducing you to The Other Top 100 Golf Courses on Golfshake. These are destinations that haven't routinely featured in national Top 100 lists and boast a minimum of 50 reviews submitted on the website. read more ...


Golf Club Verbier in Switzerland Review

It is unlikely that Golfshake readers will immediately think of Switzerland as a destination for their next golfing trip, but Andy Waple explains why Golf Club Verbier offers the most extraordinary and unique of experiences. read more ...


The Best Delta Hotels by Marriott Golf Resorts

Whilst Spain and Portugal are littered with tremendous options, UK-based golfers are fortunate that we have a series of first-class facilities positioned within our shores. Delta Hotels by Marriott epitomise the sort of quality we are talking about; the chain has six locations dotted around the United Kingdom. read more ...


Visit Bom Sucesso in Lisbon For The Ultimate Golf Break

Through warm weather, golden beaches and a tantalising cuisine, Portugal is one of the most popular countries for an overseas golf break. Dotted throughout the country are numerous brilliant golf courses, but did you know the capital is home to some of the very best? read more ...


Can You Identify These Mystery Golf Courses

Helping visitors to gain an understanding of the course they are experiencing, many golf clubs place a map of the layout on scorecards. We've decided to challenge you, the reader, by asking you to identify ten venues in the UK based simply on these maps. read more ...


Golf Courses That You Should Play This Bank Holiday Weekend

In readiness for the upcoming Bank Holiday and the late season, GolfNow have released new venues that will be accessible directly through their app or website. There’s nothing better than the challenge of a new course - and you now have these to choose from! read more ...


The Best Destinations For a Winter Golf Holiday

You can escape the gloominess of winter by booking a golf break during the off-season, where you will be swapping grey clouds for blue skies. Through the help of our friends at Golfbreaks, we have identified some brilliant locations to visit for a winter golf holiday. read more ...


What Makes Cascais Among Portugal's Best Golf Destinations

What is the perfect base for a golf break in Portugal? Golfshake Travel Editor, Andy Waple believes that Cascais - within reach of Lisbon - is among the very best destinations in the country, as he explains in these reflections following a recent visit. read more ...


Will Golf Clubs Look Like This in The Future

Golf clubs have changed dramatically over the years, but there is surely more progress to come during the decades ahead. But what form shall these advancements take? Golfshake's Derek Clements has some thoughts on what the future of your average golf club will look like. 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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The Best Places To Visit For a Golf Tour

We explore eight regions that can deliver a first-class golf tour, whilst providing information on the golf courses that belong to the region and what to expect when away from the fairways. read more ...


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 ...


Discover The Incredible Verdura Golf Resort in Sicily

Travelling golfers who enjoy testing their abilities in the most luxurious yet secluded environments need look no further than the Verdura Resort in Sicily. Golfshake Travel Editor Andy Waple describes this incredible venue for us. read more ...


The Best of Golf in Sicily

With Italy taking centre stage for the 2023 Ryder Cup at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club near Rome, we gave the boot to Travel Editor Andy Waple to check out the golf in its southernmost region, the island of Sicily. read more ...


The Best Golf Experiences in Northern Italy

All eyes are on Rome when the 2023 Ryder Cup takes place at Marco Simone Golf Club near the Italian capital. Yet there are many more opportunities for travelling golfers in this wonderful country. Travel Editor Andy Waple headed to the nation’s first capital, Turin, to see what the best courses in the region of Piedmont have to offer. read more ...


The Best UK Golf Breaks This Autumn

We share five of the best venues that you can visit for an autumn golf break. After a long and sunny summer of golfing, it’s quite common to lack the desire to continue grinding as the weather begins to take a turn for the worst. A golf break can help reignite that passion as you tackle a new course in a completely different environment.  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 ...


The Carrick at Cameron House Golf Course Review

Sitting proudly overlooking the world famous Loch Lomond, The Carrick at Cameron House is a par 71 championship course that serves up stunning views, a superb test of golf and facilities that will tick every box you could think of.  read more ...


Cameron House Hotel at Loch Lomond Review

Celebrating its 200th Anniversary during 2023, Cameron House is a spectacular hotel overlooking the world famous Loch Lomond. With an array of different rooms, dining options and activities on offer, we had the chance to sample the delights as part of their anniversary celebrations. 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 ...


Esker Hills Golf Club Review

During his journey of discovery in the Heartlands of Ireland, Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken visited Esker Hill Golf Club, the home of 2019 Champion Golfer of the Year, Shane Lowry. read more ...


Portumna Golf Club Review

Continuing his journey through the Hidden Heartlands of Ireland, Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken stopped by Portumna Golf Club in County Galway to experience a course that has big ambitions for the future. read more ...


Glasson Lakehouse Golf Club And Hotel Review

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently enjoyed another golf adventure to Ireland, where he discovered the Hidden Heartlands of the island and was based at the Glasson Lakehouse Golf Club & Hotel. 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 ...


The Best Links Golf Courses in Wales

There are over 30,000 golf courses located around the world, but only the tiniest fraction of them meet the definition of being an authentic links. If you're looking to play a links course in Wales - here is a place to start! read more ...


New St Andrews College Tournament Will Be Televised

Golf fans will have the treat of watching many of the best college golfers competing at St Andrews this autumn, following the announcement by NBC Sports and St Andrews Links Trust of the inaugural St Andrews Links Collegiate Presented by TopGolf and World Wide Technology to be held this October 23-25. 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 ...


The Best Golf Courses to Discover on Scottish Islands

When golfers flock to Scotland in their thousands, they're likely to travel in the direction of St Andrews and the surrounding area, the golf coasts of East Lothian and Ayrshire, or maybe even the many wonderful courses found in the Highlands. But for those of a more adventurous disposition, there is much to discover and savour across Scotland's islands. read more ...


Your Chance to Play The Best Golf Courses For Less

Would you enjoy playing a Top 100 UK Golf Course in a fun and competitive environment with the opportunity to win a magical holiday on the line? If the answer to that question is a resounding YES, then you should find a Golf Pairs Event rather appealing. read more ...


The Perfect Base For a Golf Break in Fife

Golfshake's Derek Clements recently enjoyed a marathon road trip around Scotland, which included a golf break in Fife. During his time there, Derek stayed at Letham Feus, which is run by Largo Leisure Holidays. And it turned out to be the absolutely perfect base from which to explore the area. read more ...


New App Makes it Easy to Book Golf in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Making it easier than ever before to book golf, dining, experiences, spas, and more in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Dubai Golf has officially rolled out a new app to international audiences. read more ...


Why You Must Stay at Palmares Beach House Hotel

Situated away from the heart of Vilamoura, the Western Algarve is comparatively untouched by travelling golfers, but there is no doubt that Palmares is among the highlights in this beautiful part of the world. 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 Dunas Course at Terras da Comporta Review

A buzz of excitement among the UK travelling golf community inevitably follows news of a new golf course opening in Portugal. The noise that has followed the June launch of the Dunas Course at Terras da Comporta is as loud as that which followed the unveiling of West Cliffs on the Silver Coast in 2008, as Golfshake Travel Editor Andy Waple discovered. read more ...


The Best Way to Get a Tee Time at Pebble Beach

Rich with championship history and famed worldwide for its coastal setting, Pebble Beach is undoubtedly one of the most iconic golf courses in the United States and features on the bucket lists of many golfers internationally. read more ...


Have You Played These Scottish Golf Courses

Every golfer accumulates a list of their favourite courses that evolves throughout their lifetime playing this game. Determining what makes the cut is a reflection of your tastes, but it can also be a sign of your personality. Golfshake Digital Editor Kieran Clark shares his personal list of favourite courses in Scotland. 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 ...


6 Reasons to Experience Amendoeira Golf Resort

Tucked away in the Algarve's Monchique Mountains you will discover one of the region's most glittering jewels - the Amendoeira Golf Resort. Here you have a choice of two exceptional courses laid out across 270 hectares of tranquility, The Faldo and The O'Connor Jnr, each delivering a fabulous challenge within an intoxicating environment. read more ...


Is The Belfry Worth Playing - What Golfers Say

The Belfry's status as an iconic venue in European golf has long been established. Despite it being two decades since Paul McGinley unforgettably last holed the winning putt for Europe, this corner of North Warwickshire continues to draw thousands of golfers each year who are keen to walk in the footsteps of many legendary figures, but to also enjoy what the resort offers today. read more ...


25 Top Rated Courses to Play This Year

In the final article in our series looking at where to play golf this year, identified from the Golfshake reviews in 2022, we take at look at the top rated golf courses.
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25 Highly Rated Golf Courses to Play This Year

Continuing with our series of articles focused on where to play golf this year, we take a look at some of the most highly rated golf courses from 2022 but taking into account the all round experience.  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 ...


What Makes Infinitum Golf & Beach Resort a Must Visit in Spain

Host of the DP World Tour's Final Qualifying, Infinitum Golf & Beach Resort is undoubtedly one of the most exciting destinations for golfers in Spain. Located on the coast of the Mediterranean in Salou and positioned one hour south of Barcelona, this venue showcases three outstanding and distinctive courses that each present their own challenges. read more ...


Pestana Gramacho Residences is The Perfect Base For Your Algarve Golf Holiday

For many golfers throughout Europe, the Algarve is their home from home, the place where they return to play numerous immaculately presented courses in the most fabulous of climates that also delivers peace and tranquility and Pestana Gramacho Residences is the perfect gateway from which to experience it. 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 ...


8 Extra Reasons to Stay And Play Golf in Ayrshire

Travel journalist Matt Carr recently visited the Ayrshire coast with a group of 12 keen golfers of mixed ability, with scores on their tour ranging from 69 to 109. He describes the embarrassment of golf-adjacent options to explore in the area from his chosen base at Dundonald Links. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses to Play For Under £100

The UK is blessed with hundreds of exceptional, world-class golf courses that draw visitors far and wide, but that quality has lately been reflected in a sharp rise of green fees, meaning that many of the most elite layouts in the country are now simply not affordable for the average golfer. However, there are still incredible experiences out there that are somewhat more attractive, you just have to look a little harder for them. read more ...


20 Golf Courses That You Must Play On A Golf Break

When embarking on a golf break abroad, you research a variety of important criteria to decide on your destination; the location, climate, hotels, facilities, restaurants, accessibility and wider attractions, but chief among those is the course itself. Helping you to discover some of the best to build your next adventure around, we have gone through the Golfshake Course Section to discover the top reviewed non-UK courses from 2022. 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 ...


Golfshake Reveals Highly Recommended & Outstanding Venues For 2023

Golfshake is delighted to reveal the 595 venues receiving the Highly Recommended status and 139 venues receiving the Service Excellence status for golf course reviews submitted to Golfshake during 2022. read more ...


The Golfshake Golf Course Awards

The Golfshake Course Section is home to an incredible 280,000 golf course reviews submitted by the Golfshake Community over the last 12 years. With over 20,000 reviews submitted in 2022, we have analysed the data and identified the 2022 Golfshake Award Winners. 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 ...


What Makes The Perfect Group Golf Break

It's that time of year when you might be considering planning a golf break, either with a small group of friends or with a society. So, what do you need to consider before you get it booked? Golfshake's Derek Clements shares some key advice - most of it from personal experience. read more ...


6 of The Best Golf Courses to Play in Dubai

You’ve settled on a golf trip to Dubai and you’re on the hunt for award-winning courses. Fortunately for you, Dubai is stacked with a collection of the finest courses on earth! read more ...


Costa Navarino - Luxury Golf Paradise in Greece

The ancient Olympic Games has given Greece a long association with sport, but it has been well behind the curve when it comes to attracting golfing tourists. Things are changing however, with the emerging destination of Costa Navarino taking Europe by storm and cementing its place as a top golfing hotspot - as Golfshake Travel Editor Andy Waple discovered. read more ...


25 Golf Courses You Should Play in Scotland in 2023

There is nothing else quite like playing golf in Scotland; the spiritual home of the game. From legendary championship links courses to gems tucked away in the Highlands & Islands, there is something here for everyone, whatever your taste or budget. read more ...


Dromoland Castle Golf Club Feature Review

Last year, Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken had the chance to play the scenic Dromoland Castle in Ireland. In this new Feature Review, Andy describes the venue, the experience, and the wider atmosphere of Limerick during his visit. read more ...


Llanymynech Golf Club Feature Review

Situated in Shropshire right on the Welsh/English border, Llanymynech is just a short drive from Oswestry to the north and Welshpool to the south. It was the home course of 1991 Masters Champion Ian Woosnam. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies had the chance to experience it for himself. read more ...


Estepona Golf Course Feature Review

Estepona Golf has has so many unique holes, loads of elevated tees and great greens. And, with new owners in 2022 immediately starting to inject investment in new cart paths, irrigation and new buggies - what’s not to love about this truly great course? Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore found out. read more ...


Valle Romano Golf Course Feature Review

Valle Romano Golf & Resort was designed by Cabell B. Robinson, an architect of courses globally and many top-notch layouts on the Costa del Sol. This magnificent course was opened in 2010 by none other than Seve Ballesteros. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore went to play it for himself. read more ...


4 Great Value For Money UK Golf Breaks in 2023

Not every golf trip requires an endless pit of money as there are fantastic offerings for budget golf trips. Golfers who want to play the greatest courses that the UK can offer will unfortunately be vulnerable to the higher prices, but there are several resorts that can be experienced for a relatively small fee. read more ...


5 of The Best Golf Resorts in Turkey to Visit

Turkey has gained popularity in recent years and through the introduction of several impressive golf resorts, the country now headlines the list of desirable golfing locations to visit. Providing you with a flavour of the experience offered here, we have selected five of the greatest resorts that are situated within the country. read more ...


Argentario Golf Club - Course Review

2023 is a seminal year for golf in Italy, which plays host to the Ryder Cup for the first time at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club. With this potentially being a breakout year for Italian clubs, Golfshake sent Ambassador Rob Treanor to Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort to see what other venues in the region have to offer. read more ...


The Best UK Golf Breaks to Experience in 2023

Whilst the alluring sunshine and warm climate of foreign countries is undoubtedly enticing, it’s often significantly cheaper to experience a golf break within the UK. We’ve identified six venues that you should visit during the 2023 season - all offering a fantastic experience of golf and hospitality. read more ...


Great Value European Golf Breaks in 2023

We have selected three great value for money golf breaks that can be experienced in the continent of Europe. Each resort is located closely to fantastic golf facilities, meaning they can act as a perfect base if you’re looking to play a variety of courses. 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 ...


23 Golf Courses You Have to Play in Wales in 2023

From championship links courses to immaculate parkland resorts, golf in Wales is pretty spectacular, varied, and probably underrated by many aficionados of the game. If you're looking for new places to experience this season and beyond, then we are thrilled to present 23 Golf Courses You Have to Play in Wales in 2023! read more ...


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