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Tag: Scotland

The Best UK Golf Breaks For 2022

It's that time of the year when golfers are looking ahead and planning where they would most like to play. Our travel partners, Golfbreaks, have kindly recommended a selection of venues that you should consider experiencing during 2022, a collection that spans Ryder Cup hosts to tranquil resorts in the heartlands of England. read more ...


The Golf Courses You MUST Play This Winter

When you're lucky to have one of those crisp, sunny days, then playing golf during winter can hold many appeals, especially when you're visiting a memorable, rewarding course. Studying the thousands of winter reviews submitted into the Golfshake Course Section, here is another group of acclaimed courses that will have you putting on the thermals and embarking on something special. read more ...


The Ailsa Course at Turnberry VLOG

Following his visit to the legendary Prestwick Golf Club, Golfshake's Ryan Rastall experienced another venue with a rich Open Championship history - the Ailsa Course at Turnberry. Ryan took the chance to play it on a breezy October day after first sampling the facilities and learning more about the changes that have been made, which you can see in our latest VLOG. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Dundonald Links Moves to Another Level

Admiring the newly opened clubhouse at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire, an emotional tale on the PGA Tour, and yet another case of a golfer not shouting fore, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway. read more ...


The Best 36 Hole Golf Venues You Can Play

When finishing an enjoyable round on a great design, sometimes you just want to walk back to the first tee and start again. But what if the venue gave you the chance to play another incredible layout just yards away. That can be even more enriching. If you want to find two great courses to play at the one place - arguably the complete golf experience - then you should consider starting with these. read more ...


Bargain Golf Courses You Must Play This Winter

Sometimes you need a touch of inspiration to play golf during winter - and visiting new courses is a great way to find that. Making the prospect of experiencing somewhere different even more appealing, at this time of year, reduced green fees make that extra enticing. read more ...


Transformed Dundonald Links Celebrates Exciting New Era

The transformation of Dundonald Links will be showcased to an international audience following the exciting announcement that it will host the Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open next year. read more ...


Where The Open Began - Prestwick Golf Club VLOG

Walking in the footsteps of many legendary golfers, Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall recently played the living monument that is Prestwick. Describing several of the most famous holes and presenting a view of this unique and fascinating layout, Ryan takes you onto the fairways of Prestwick Golf Club in this new VLOG. read more ...


The Golf Courses You SHOULD Play This Winter

For some, winter golf is a grind that is best avoided, but for many, it can be a hugely rewarding time of year to make the most of daylight and enjoy the benefits that the game offers. That is especially true if you play somewhere memorable, which this period of the year makes possible through reduced green fees and attractive visitor packages. Make this a winter golf season to remember and experience one of these magnificent courses. read more ...


Paul Lawrie Awarded Honorary Membership at Royal Dornoch

Former Open champion Paul Lawrie has been awarded an Honorary Membership at the legendary Royal Dornoch Golf Club in the Scottish Highlands as recognition for his outstanding contribution to the sport. read more ...


More Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Autumn

Autumn is a great time of the year to experience different courses as conditions generally remain good, the weather can be reasonable, and it's the period of the season when many venues offer reduced green fee prices. However, if you want great value for money, we can reveal More Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Autumn. read more ...


Dundonald Links Unveils New Luxury Lodges to Great Acclaim

Completing the latest phase of its transformative £25m investment, Dundonald Links has opened 18 luxury lodges on its property, establishing the Ayrshire venue into one of the UK's most striking modern golf resorts. read more ...


How to Play The Old Course at St Andrews

It's not likely that you'll ever take to the hallowed pitch at Wembley or step on the iconic Centre Court at Wimbledon, but you can play the legendary Old Course at St Andrews. If you wish to walk in the footsteps of that greatness, it's an easier process than you may think, with several attractive options available to help you experience the round of a lifetime. read more ...


Carnoustie Golf Links to Host Inclusive Championship

Presenting an exciting new event, on 9th October, Carnoustie Golf Links will host a 10-Hole Championship on its revered Championship Course that is all open to all Carnoustie Season Ticket Holders regardless of age, gender or handicap. read more ...


Even More Golf Courses You Must Play This Autumn

Now that summer is but a distant memory, it's time to put away the shorts and dig out the jumpers and waterproof jackets, because autumn golf is here! However, it does have its fine moments, of both weather and enjoyment, but it's key to find the right courses to play. We are thrilled to present Even More Golf Courses You Must Play This Autumn - all based on ratings submitted by everyday golfers. read more ...


Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Autumn

With many green fees reduced at this time of year, autumn can be an ideal period to experience different courses, especially when the weather remains pleasant. We have been analysing the Golfshake Course Section, which has allowed us to identify venues that rate highly for the months of September, October and November, showcasing those courses that can be played for under £50, representing excellent value for money. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Must Play This Autumn

For golfers who want an extended calendar of regular play, this can be a great time of year, with better value green fees and some fine bouts of weather to be enjoyed. But where should you visit for a memorable round? We have studied the hundreds of thousands of reviews submitted by the Golfshake Community to identify venues that have rated highest, picking out the courses that golfers have most acclaimed for autumn. read more ...


Hidden Gem Golf Courses to Play in Scotland

Studying the engaging 'Top 100' lists that are featured each year in popular magazines, we started wondering about those Scottish golf courses that aren't showcased in glossy print. Looking at the Golfshake Course Section and its countless independent reviews, here is an opportunity to present acclaimed designs that aren't regularly seen in the marquee rankings, but that nonetheless deliver a great experience for everyday golfers read more ...


Even More Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Summer

Shining a light on venues that are Highly Recommended by the Golfshake Community, which boast a positive 2020 Summer Golf Rating, AND that offer tee times for no more than £50, we are thrilled to showcase 25 golf courses that you should consider visiting this season. read more ...


Western Gailes Golf Club Feature Review

Located on the Ayrshire coastline, Western Gailes is widely considered to be among the finest courses in Scotland. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook grasped the opportunity to play this incredible layout, which he describes in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Prestwick Golf Club Feature Review

Birthplace of The Open Championship, Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire remains a timeless, magical living monument to the game. Golfshake's Matt Holbrook had the opportunity to experience this revered layout, a round that he describes in this new Feature Review. read more ...


150th Open at St Andrews Comes to EA SPORTS PGA TOUR

Celebrating the 150th Open Championship in 2022, The R&A and EA have confirmed that the event will be showcased on EA SPORTS PGA TOUR with the legendary Old Course at St Andrews Links featuring in the game. read more ...


The Best Scottish Open Venues

From Haggs Castle to St Andrews, Royal Aberdeen and Gullane, the chosen venues for the Scottish Open have been diverse, but typically of an extremely high quality, as you would expect from the Home of Golf. Taking a closer look at each of the 11 hosts, we direct you towards some truly unforgettable experiences in Scotland. read more ...


Bargain Golf Courses to Play in Scotland This Summer

There are more than 550 golf courses in Scotland, which are all part of the fabric of the nation. While many legendary venues draw attention, they are typically expensive to play. However, beyond that, there are some exceptional bargains to be had across the country. read more ...


New Platform Launched to Inspire Golfers to Experience Scotland

Scotland, Where Golf Began, a new digital platform has been launched to inspire golfers near and far to plan an exciting golf break and make the most of the country on and off the course. read more ...


Where to Play Golf in Scotland This Summer

When it comes to playing golf in Britain, there is one area that truly takes the top spot. Hosting the home of golf – in addition to creating the game – is the marvellous landscape that is Scotland. With assistance from the wonderful Golfshake Community, we have put together a list of the best golf courses to play in Scotland this summer. read more ...


Carnoustie - Finding Beauty in the Beast

Revered and often feared, the Championship Course at Carnoustie is among the most legendary venues in golf. A memorable visit showed writer/photographer Kevin Markham how beguiling this links can be as he discovered the beauty in the best. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Must Play This Summer

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


Royal Dornoch Offers Free Rounds to NHS Staff & Care Workers

Revered Scottish Highlands venue, Royal Dornoch Golf Club is offering free rounds on both of its courses to NHS and care workers who have contributed massively throughout the pandemic. read more ...


QHotels Launches Three Year Golf Investment Plan

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


Scottish Golf Course to Host Special Day For Key Workers

Whether it be those in the NHS, supermarkets or education system, we're all indebted to the key workers who have tirelessly helped the country function throughout the coronavirus pandemic. And one golf course in the Scottish Highlands is doing its bit to thank those who have been on the frontlines during the past year. read more ...


Golfers Angry After Municipal Course Introduces Membership Limit

Keen golfers across the city of Dundee have expressed concern and anger following the introduction of a cap on membership numbers at local municipal course, Caird Park, which potentially threatens their ability to play regularly this season. read more ...


The Best Alister MacKenzie Golf Courses to Play Near You

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


Golf is Back - But What Does That Mean

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


Dundonald Links - A Modern Classic in the Making

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


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 ...


Must Play Scottish Golf Courses in 2021

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


Great Value Golf Courses to Play in Scotland

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


Snow Turns Scottish Golf Courses Into Winter Wonderland

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


Special Summer Fourball Rate at Acclaimed Nairn Golf Club

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


Dundonald Links Golf Resort Project Receives Environmental Award

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


When is Golf Coming Back - How Things Stand

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


Could These Be Golf Courses To Play in 2021

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


An Alternative Look At MUST Play Venues

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


Thousands of Golfers Target Post-Lockdown Play at QHotels

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



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