Tag: Scotland

Luffness New Golf Club Feature Review

Luffness New is a traditional links course in East Lothian, home to a club that prides itself on respecting the history of the game. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor had the opportunity to visit and shares his thoughts on the experience. read more ...


My Own Dunhill Links Story

Golfshake's Alex Picken charts his journey from being a teenager inspired to drive up his interest in golf by attending the Dunhill Links, to returning to Scotland years later to play at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, fulfilling those dreams. read more ...


6 Reasons to Play Golf at Carnoustie

Known for hosting the Open Championship eight times, that status only scratches the surface at Carnoustie Golf Links, a destination that should be on the list for everyone seeking a memorable and rewarding experience. Here are just some reasons why. read more ...


The Best Golf Experiences in the UK

In the 2019 Golfshake Course Survey, we asked for your feedback to identify the Best Golf Experiences in the UK, with hundreds of golfers sharing their favourites. Will Trinkwon has taken a closer look at the most popular responses. read more ...


Archerfield Links Fidra Course Feature Review

The stunning Archerfield Links in East Lothian comes Highly Recommended on Golfshake. Ambassador Rob Treanor went to experience this venue and shares his thoughts on the experience of playing there. read more ...


Dunbar Golf Club Feature Review

Dunbar is a highly regarded, classics links course on the legendary East Lothian coastline in Scotland. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor had the chance to experience this stunning layout and shares his thoughts. read more ...


The Birdie of Dreams at Hogan's Alley

Golf is a rare sport that allows us to walk in the footsteps of the greatest players in the game. Golfshake's Andrew Picken's favourite golfer in history is Ben Hogan. Playing Carnoustie's Championship Course, Andy had a dream of emulating his hero, and it came spectacularly true. read more ...


Carnoustie Golf Links is Superbly Traditional, Surprisingly Modern

Carnoustie Golf Links is a venue that is traditional, but modern in its approach. Golfshake's Andrew Picken takes a closer look at the location, its courses, facilities, and why it represents a progressive and inspiring vision for the game. read more ...


The Experience of Playing the Old Course at St Andrews

Part of a meaningful golf trip with his son, Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken reflects on his experience of playing the Old Course at St Andrews, the emotions, sights, sounds, and why this was one of the greatest rounds of his life. read more ...


The Ultimate Lad & Dad Trip to Scotland

Golfshake Ambassadors Andrew and Alex Picken planned and embarked on the Ultimate Lad & Dad Trip in Scotland, spending valuable time together, making unforgettable memories in St Andrews and Carnoustie that would inspire anyone with a love of the game. read more ...


St Andrews Eden Course Feature Review

The Eden Course was the fourth opened in St Andrews, designed by the legendary Harry Colt. Golfshake's Andrew Picken had the chance to experience this layout, and he was blown away by the quality of this underrated gem at the Home of Golf. read more ...


Carnoustie Buddon Course Feature Review

Known for its legendary Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links is also home to the Burnside and Buddon. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken had the opportunity to play the Buddon during a visit and shares his thoughts on this unique layout. read more ...


The Best Women's British Open Venues on Golfshake

From legendary championship links courses to heathland classics and resort gems, the Women's British Open has been played at a rich variety of venues. We take a closer look at each of them, including the unique Golfshake reviews. read more ...


Epic Road Trip to Scotland VLOG

Recently, members of the Golfshake team embarked on a thrilling road trip to Scotland's famous Golf Coast during the Scottish Open. Spending time in East Lothian, the guys packed a marathon of activity within a short period, battling the clock and the ever changeable weather to capture some memorable moments. read more ...


The Best Scottish Open Venues on Golfshake

It's the venues that have continually made the Scottish Open an indelible part of the European Tour calender, despite the event's various incarnations. We take a closer look at each of them, including the unique Golfshake reviews. read more ...


Cowglen Golf Club Feature Review

Cowglen Golf Club is situated in the south of Glasgow, a James Braid design that is Highly Recommended on Golfshake. Stewart Armstrong has reviewed this venue for us. read more ...


Historic Montrose Golf Links Invests in New Irrigation System

The historic Montrose Golf Links has confirmed a major investment that was completed this year, introducing a new, comprehensive irrigation system that has ensured that improvements will be made across the revered links that has recently received the most comprehensive sustainability award in golf. read more ...


Troon's Iconic Marine Hotel to be Refurbished

For decades, visitors to Troon have stayed at the iconic Marine Hotel, and that renowned venue is to be enhanced further after Cannock Troon LLP, its owners, have revealed plans to refurbish and bring a new luxurious feel to the property. read more ...


Tee Times Now Available at New Dumbarnie Links in Fife

Dumbarnie Links, the newest links course to be added to Scotland's East Coast of Fife is moving a step closer to completion, with tee time reservations now being made available beginning May 16, 2020, when this spectacular layout overlooking the Firth of Forth makes its anticipated debut. read more ...


20 of the Best Summer Twilight Rates of 2019

Play the greatest courses for less. Here are many of the best courses in the UK & Ireland - frequently ranked within the Top 100 in the British Isles - that have twilight rates on offer to visitors in 2019.  read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #38: Carnoustie, Panmure, Montrose, Golf Trip Report

Kieran Clark is joined by Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken, who recounts his experience of visiting Angus and Perthshire in Scotland, playing the likes of Carnoustie, Panmure, Montrose and Murrayshall, describing why this part of the world is an essential and unique destination for any golfer. read more ...


From the Bahamas to Brora

Brora Golf Club in the Scottish Highlands has become a cult-favourite, renowned by legendary Open champions, and celebrated by international visitors. Author and journalist Ed Hodge shares the story of Scott Cowper, who travels annually to Brora from the Bahamas, to explain the worldwide appeal of this wonderful layout. read more ...


Golfshake Rising Stars in Scotland

Scotland is the Home of Golf and this list may unearth some new courses to add to your list to play. We have delved into course reviews on Golfshake to identify venues that have increased significantly in popularity with reviewers, noting a rise in average rating in 2018 compared with 2016. read more ...


40 of the Best UK Courses to Play in 2019

We bring together 40 of the Best UK Feature Reviews on Golfshake, all published within the last year, packed with information and opinions, which should be helpful when it comes to identifying worthwhile places to visit across the United Kingdom in 2019. read more ...


Kingsbarns Celebrates Results of Most Successful Season

The spectacular Kingsbarns Golf Links near St Andrews in Fife has been celebrating the results of its most successful season to date, welcoming more guests than before and being awarded prestigious titles from the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards, most notably the accolade of Best Golf Experience. read more ...


Top 35 Reviewed Scotland Venues on Golfshake in 2018

We have collated independent courses reviews submitted by Golfshake Members to identify Overall Top 35 Reviewed Venues in Scotland for 2018, with at least ten ratings, reflecting the expectations of everyday golfers. read more ...


Expectations Soar for New Dumbarnie Links Near St Andrews

Former Ryder Cup player and renowned course designer Clive Clark's latest creation of Dumbarnie Links in Fife, Scotland, just a few miles from the legendary town of St Andrews, has moved a step closer to becoming the latest addition to the remarkable menu of layouts in this iconic part of the golf world. read more ...


Seve Ballesteros Designed Westerwood Joins Hilton Brand


Westerwood in Scotland - which features a course designed by Dave Thomas and Seve Ballesteros - has be rebranded as DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort.
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4 of the Best Stay and Play Venues in Scotland with Two Courses

If you fancy a stay and play golf break in Scotland, there are an incredible number of options, but we have picked out four based on venues with two courses. Across a span of prices and regions - Ayrshire, Perthshire, Angus - Joe Hughes has identified some to consider. read more ...


10 of the Best 2018 Top Rated Courses in Scotland for Hospitality

We have delved into reviews submitted on Golfshake during the past 18 months to discover which venues rated most highly for Friendliness & Hospitality. Here are the top rated across Scotland. read more ...


20 of the Best 2018 Top Rated Value for Money Courses in Scotland

We have delved into reviews submitted on Golfshake during the past 18 months to discover which venues rated most highly for Value For Money. Here are the top rated across Scotland. read more ...


25 of the Best 2018 Top Rated Course Layouts in Scotland

We have delved into reviews submitted during the past 18 months to discover which venues rated most highly for Course Layout. Here are the top rated in Scotland on Golfshake in 2017/18. read more ...


10 of the Best Golf Courses in East Lothian

East Lothian is commonly marked as being Scotland’s Golf Coast. Here are ten of the best courses across a range of prices and expectations that you must experience. read more ...


The Best of Golf in Scotland

If you wish to discover the Best of Golf in Scotland, we have created a comprehensive and evolving Guide! Containing our 'Best of' Features and Reviews, this will hopefully serve as a useful tool for golfers looking to experience some remarkable courses. read more ...


Best 19th Holes in Scotland

Scotland is renowned for its golf courses, but also for the famous 19th Holes that complete the experience. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out some his favourites across the country, including some iconic pubs and clubhouses. read more ...


20 Must Play Golf Courses in Scotland

We have delved into the Golfshake Top 100 Course Section to identify 20 Clubs/Venues in Scotland that received a Highly Recommended rating with at least 50 independent reviews from regular golfers, based on their expectations. read more ...


Your Scottish Golf Photos

To mark this week's Scottish Open from Ayrshire's Dundonald Links, we asked you on Twitter and Facebook to send us your best photos taken when playing golf in Scotland. The response surpassed all expectations, with dozens of you taking the opportunity to share images from across the spectacular nation, from the Highlands to St. Andrews and East Lothian, the likes of Muirfield and Carnoustie to the Isle of Arran and Perthshire.  read more ...


Tour all 18 Holes of Dundonald Links

This week's Scottish Open venue Dundonald Links is set to be widely showcased the world, and it will be the first time seeing the course for many people. Take a look around all 18 holes of the layout that will challenge the likes of Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson and Rickie Fowler. read more ...


10 of the Best - Courses in Angus and Dundee

Angus is home to some of the most rugged coastline in Scotland, and some of its finest courses. From legendary Carnoustie to Panmure and Edzell, we take a look through ten of the best courses within the historic county. read more ...


Vote on the Best Golf Holes in Scotland

With almost 600 courses, there are literally thousands of golf holes to choose from in Scotland, but which of them is the best? It has long been a debate, but now VisitScotland has launched an online poll to uncover the nation’s most beloved. read more ...


Best Scottish Isles Courses

Scotland is renowned for the likes of St. Andrews, Royal Dornoch and Carnoustie, but there are 38 golf courses situated on 26 islands. Derek Clements takes a closer look at some of the best of them. read more ...


Historic Scottish Golf Clubs Commemorate Landmark Events

Coinciding with Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology in 2017, a collection of popular Scottish golf clubs has unveiled a series of special events that are set to mark historic milestones this year.  read more ...


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