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The Best Golf Courses That You Can Play This Year

Whether it's imprinted on a piece of paper or resides prominently in your mind, every golfer has a list of courses that they most want to play, and many of them feature because of a recommendation that someone else gave you. Whatever the origin of this inspiration, there are venues out there that we should all aspire to sample during our golfing lifetimes. read more ...


Gloria Golf Club to Host Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Grand Final

Promoting Turkish hospitality worldwide, the Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup has seen 8,000 players competing in 117 qualifying tournaments across 73 different countries, with the finalists to be flown business class to compete in the Grand Final, which will be held at Gloria Golf Club, Belek, in December. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses in Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute is one of Scotland's largest and most expansive council areas, located in the west of the country and spanning dozens of islands, rural landscapes, mountains, and spectacular lochs. It's also a place that is full of golf courses, and these are some of the best. read more ...


The Herefordshire Golf Club Review

The Herefordshire Golf Club was founded in 1896 and was later described by legendary course designer James Braid as being the Gleneagles of the Midlands. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies went to see exactly why that is. read more ...


The Inspiration Club Golf Course Review

The Inspiration is a new club within sight of central London that welcomes visitors to enjoy a new experience - an 18 hole urban links course. Golfshake's Andy Waple had the opportunity to play this unique and fascinating layout that offers something truly memorable. read more ...


Golf Trips You Might Not Have Considered Before

Thousands each year flock to golfing paradises like Fife, Kent, Merseyside, East Lothian, Ayrshire or Surrey, but we fancy something a little different, perhaps off the beaten track. Here are some UK trips that you might not have considered before. read more ...


Highly Recommended Greetham Valley Golf Course Has New Owners

Greetham Valley, which is Highly Recommended on Golfshake and has featured in several recent articles, has been acquired by the UK's largest country club operator, The Club Company. read more ...


25 English Golf Courses That You Should Play in 2024

If you're a club member, you may fancy the occasional day out to experience another layout, while the nomadic golfers among you are always looking for somewhere recommended to discover. Therefore, it's fitting that we are back with some more venues that have been rated positively in the past year by members of the Golfshake Community.  read more ...


Exciting Year For Costa Navarino Continues With New Legends Tour Event

Costa Navarino has become one of the most celebrated destinations in Greece and it's been an exciting year for the facility, which welcomed the Olympic Flame in April, and will host an NBA Basketball School this summer for youngsters. But for us, it's the golf that is the highlight here, and the Legends Tour will make its way to the location for a new event. read more ...


Portmarnock Resort Completes Renovation of Golf Course

Following an exciting project spanning two years that has seen numerous holes remodelled, Portmarnock Resort can finally declare that it has completed the renovation to its rebranded Jameson Golf Links, which has already drawn significant acclaim. read more ...


College Pines Golf Club Review

Located near Worksop in north Nottinghamshire, College Pines Golf Club is a heathland layout that sits on a swath of sandy soil, meaning its drainage defies even the wettest of winters, so much so that the club prides itself as being open every day, on full greens and tees. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses You Can Play With a County Card

You don't need us to tell you that it can be expensive to play some of the more acclaimed layouts in your area. But for golfers in England - the County Card is a pathway to make these roaming rounds as a visitor somewhat less expensive and more attractive to book. read more ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 Courses to Play in 2020 in Wales

Much of what makes Wales a popular region for golfers is the wide variety on offer; from the resorts of Celtic Manor and The Vale to the classic, championship links courses of Royal Porthcawl, Royal St David's and Aberdovey. Using reviews submitted on Golfshake, we help you discover some of the best in the nation. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has always been an acclaimed destination for golfers, but that spotlight is only greater following Royal Portrush's successful hosting of the 2019 Open Championship. Here, we bring together 20 Courses to Play in 2020 in Northern Ireland, part of a continuing series to kick off the new decade to transport you to Highly Recommended venues. 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 ...


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