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Tag: Scotland

Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club Feature Review

The West Coast of Scotland - Ayrshire, to be precise - plays host to a compilation of great links golf courses steeped in history that provide a true test for any visiting golfer. Included on the list is Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club, which has been offering up its own challenge since 1887. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook experienced it for himself and reviews the venue for us. read more ...


Major Development Confirmed to Upgrade Dunbar Golf Club

Dunbar Golf Club is a jewel on Scotland's Golf Coast, but the East Lothian venue will soon be enhanced after major proposals were confirmed that will upgrade the facilities following the development of 78 new homes. read more ...


Macdonald Cardrona Stay & Play Review

Macdonald Cardrona in the Tweed Valley boasts a very well regarded Championship Golf Course designed by the renowned architect Dave Thomas, as well as an onsite hotel and luxury spa. This true destination venue played host to Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor in June 2022 who was lucky enough to experience the magic and charm of the Scottish Borders. read more ...


Macdonald Cardrona Championship Course Feature Review

Macdonald Cardrona comprises a four star hotel with a full range of complementing leisure facilities and an 18-hole championship golf course. Golfshake sent Ambassador Rob Treanor along in June 2022 to experience the venue. read more ...


The Best Scottish Golf Courses to Play in Autumn

Autumn is a time of year when many golfers in Scotland pursue warmth and sunshine by visiting reliable destinations like Spain and Portugal, but for those of us who stick around when the leaves begin to fall, there are many joys to be experienced somewhere closer to home. read more ...


28 Golf Courses You Have to Play in Scotland

Scotland is the spiritual home of golf and naturally its landscape features an extraordinary depth of courses to choose from. Many of these are historic and iconic, the likes of St Andrews, Carnoustie and Gleneagles, but there are also exceptional layouts that reside under the radar. read more ...


The Golf House Club, Elie Feature Review

The Golf House Club, Elie - commonly known as just 'Elie' - claims to be one of the finest links courses in Fife. But Golfshake's Matt Holbrook would go as far as saying it’s one of the finest links courses in the whole of the UK, let alone just Scotland. read more ...


Dumbarnie Links Feature Review

Opened in May 2020, Dumbarnie Links is already carving itself a reputation as being one of the best links courses on the east side of Scotland. Designed by former Ryder Cup player, Clive Clark, Dumbarnie sits just 11 miles from St Andrews and is certainly worth a trip out should you be visiting the area. And Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook did just that. read more ...


The Best Courses on Scotland's Golf Coast

Scotland is the spiritual home of golf and each corner of the nation is littered with exceptional and historic courses, but it's difficult to beat the collection gathered within East Lothian, a region that has become renowned as Scotland's Golf Coast. From the legendary Muirfield to the acclaimed North Berwick, there are star names aplenty in this stretch of the country. read more ...


The World's Best Are Coming to Scotland's Golf Coast

Many of the world's top ranked men's golfers will soon be arriving in East Lothian for the Genesis Scottish Open, with the Renaissance Club hosting the prestigious event on Scotland's Golf Coast. read more ...


What Golfers Love About St Andrews

St Andrews is a remarkable town; it's historic, boasts a celebrated university, and is widely considered to be the spiritual Home of Golf. On Golfshake, hundreds of golfers have left reviews for St Andrews Links, with the overwhelming majority granting perfect ratings. We have studied their comments and now use their words to describe the magic of St Andrews. read more ...


Dundonald Links Launches New Packages to Celebrate Summer of Golf

Celebrating a magical summer of golf in Scotland, the acclaimed Dundonald Links has unveiled new stay-and-play packages that it will host, giving golfers the chance to experience it and other stunning Ayrshire courses, including Western Gailes, Prestwick, Barassie and Irvine - to combine with a luxury stay at the new Dundonald Links hotel and lodges. read more ...


There is More to Experience on Scotland's Golf Coast

Scotland's Golf Coast of East Lothian is famed for being home to the likes of Muirfield, North Berwick and Gullane, but there is also much more than those fabulous layouts to experience here. read more ...


The Best Scottish Golf Courses to Play in Spring

2022 is a historic year for golf in Scotland, so it's not a bad time to consider playing there yourself, whether you're a visitor to the nation or a keen local in search of new courses to play. Getting your season off to a memorable start is always rewarding, so we have sought to identify some must plays for springtime by studying thousands of reviews submitted into the Golfshake Course Section. read more ...


Tips For Planning a Golf Trip to St Andrews

Every year, thousands of golfers from across the world make their own journey to St Andrews. A visit to the town is something that everybody who loves our great game should do at least once in their lifetime. However, with centuries of history to consume, dozens of courses to play, and an abundance of landmarks to discover, how can you make the most of your own trip to the Home of Golf? read more ...


5 Alternative Destinations For a UK Golf Break

The phrase ‘hidden gem’ has become severely over-used when talking about some of the UK’s best courses, outside of those usually travelled to on a golfing getaway. Instead, let us suggest to you five of our favourite alternative destinations for a golf break, taking in some of the country’s highest ranking courses, as well as some that are definitely more off the beaten track. read more ...


Why You Should Play Golf at Murrayshall

Located just three miles from Perth City Centre, Murrayshall House Hotel is a sublime golfing facility that boasts 28 championship standard holes. Located in the stunning Perthshire countryside, there aren’t many more tranquil locations in Scotland, let alone Great Britain. read more ...


Why You Should Play Golf at Gullane

Gullane Golf Club is a proud Scottish golfing facility that dates back to the 19th century, when the first golf course was designed and constructed. With three tremendous layouts on-site, a museum and two excellent clubhouses, a day in East Lothian is one that is remembered. read more ...


Why You Should Play Golf at Dundonald Links

Dundonald Links is a sensational facility that has grown rapidly over the previous two years, largely thanks to the heavy investment injected into the majestic venue. We detail extensively all of the features found at Dundonald and why you should absolutely play golf at the reinvented hub. read more ...


It's Time to Book Your Scotland's Golf Coast Experience

With travel restrictions easing, Scotland's Golf Coast has once again become a hot destination for golfers worldwide, with visitors being encouraged to secure their East Lothian experience by booking now for 2022 or early for 2023. read more ...


7 Scottish Golf Destinations You Must Experience

Scotland is arguably the ultimate destination for a golf trip, but which destinations should be at the top of your list? We are going to discuss the absolute best of Scottish golf, all of which scored well in the recent Golfshake Survey. read more ...


Scotland's Golf Coast is Ready to Showcase Itself in 2022

With an exciting year ahead for the region as the world's best male and female golfers descend on East Lothian, Scotland's Golf Coast is relishing the opportunity to showcase itself in 2022. read more ...


Exceptional Junior Golf Initiatives Thriving Across Scotland

With the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews, 2022 is set to be a major year for Scottish golf, and more schoolchildren across the nation will receive PGA quality coaching thanks to a pair of charities who have received funding from The Golf Foundation. read more ...


Is Gleneagles The Ultimate Golf Destination in The UK?

There are many outstanding golf resorts in Britain, but what is the finest? There is one revered location that continuously cropped up during our latest Golfshake Survey, and that venue was Gleneagles. Golfshake's Liam Moore explains why. read more ...


The Winter Golf Courses You Need to Play

When it's cold and damp, it can be hard to fully grasp the motivation to play golf, but discovering memorable courses to play is one step to correcting that. Helping you to banish those seasonal blues, we reveal The Winter Golf Courses You Need to Play, all of which come Highly Recommended by golfers.  read more ...


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 ...


Must Play Bucket List Golf Courses to Experience in 2021

Every golfer has that list of courses that they would LOVE to play the most. Whether it be a legendary championship venue, a scenic paradise abroad, or somewhere under the radar with a personal connection, golfers are dreamers by nature, and fortunately in this great game, many wishes can become a reality. But what should be on your proverbial bucket list for this year and beyond? We surveyed regular golfers to identify some majestic layouts to experience. read more ...


What New Lockdowns Mean For Your Golf

It was inevitable that further coronavirus restrictions would be established at the beginning of the New Year, many of them once again impacting the golf industry. Golf courses are presently closed across England, Wales and the Island of Ireland, but they do remain open in Scotland. We take a look at where things stand in each corner of the British Isles. read more ...


36 of the Best Golf Courses to Play in 2021

It's been a hugely challenging period for everyone and we're all looking for a glimmer of light at the end of a bumpy road in 2021. But where should you play in the coming year? We wanted to point you in the direction of venues that were showcased in great detail throughout the past 12 months. The Golfshake Ambassadors were on their travels, experiencing stunning layouts and reviewing them for us. It's here we bring that commentary together into one piece - 36 of the Best Golf Courses to Play in 2021! read more ...


Who Can Play Golf in the UK And Where

Golfers in England are set to return to their beloved golf courses. However, there are some differences to note between regions under the new tier system, with golfers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland also facing contrasting restrictions as we enter the height of winter. Who can play golf and where? We take a closer look at how each of the nations stand. read more ...


A Magical Links Experience in Scotland

With restrictions on international travel, Golfshake's Ryan Rastall and a group of friends decided to take an adventure up to the Home of Golf, Scotland, where they experienced Kingbarns, Carnoustie, Dumbarnie Links, and the Jubilee Course at St Andrews. Ryan's describes their journey, the courses played, and the memories forged. read more ...


Discover Scotland's New Masterpiece - Dumbarnie Links

Designed by Clive Clark, Dumbarnie Links opened in May 2020 to great acclaim. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall recently had the chance to visit Fife and experience the layout for himself. Describing the course and what you can expect, here are Ryan's thoughts on this stunning destination.  read more ...


Celebrating a Century of Tournament Golf at Gleneagles

The recent announcement that Perthshire's legendary Gleneagles Hotel is set to host the Senior Open in 2022 continues a story that spans a century of tournament golf being held at the famed Scottish resort. read more ...


25 Must Play Golf Courses This Winter

Playing golf during these darker months isn't for everyone, but for the best winter golf experience, you need to know where to play. We pick out 25 Must Play Golf Courses, all of which are suitable for the time of year and come Highly Recommended on Golfshake. read more ...


Paul Lawrie & Catriona Matthew to Help Develop Future Scottish Champions

Scotland's two most recent major champions, Paul Lawrie and Catriona Matthew, are to lend their support to deliver future generations of Scottish winners as part of a mentoring programme for the country's most exciting young talent. read more ...


Gullane Opens New Short Game Facility as Part of Exciting Plans

The renowned Gullane Golf Club is set to further enhance its reputation after the opening of a stunning new short game facility, and unveiling plans for the development of a striking Visitors' Clubhouse. read more ...


Dundonald Links Builds Towards Exciting New Chapter

The acclaimed Dundonald Links is building towards an exciting new chapter in its story, following the launch of a new website that outlines the ambitious £25m investment that will transform the venue into a luxury resort in time for next summer. read more ...


The Golf Courses You SHOULD Have Played in 2020

This has been a year for experiencing new courses, but what highlights did you miss during the summer? Looking at venues that rated highly on Golfshake in 2020, discover the 25 layouts that you should have played this season. read more ...


Why Autumn is a Great Time for a Midweek Golf Break

When booking a golf break most of us opt for weekends, but now that autumn is here there are some incredible midweek deals to be had at some the best golf resorts in the British Isles. There are lots of reasons for considering a midweek break, including greater tee-time availability and special offers at some of the most famous golf resorts in the UK. read more ...


The Best Places to Stay & Play Golf This Autumn

The nights are drawing in and, before we know it, the clocks will be changing and the early dark nights will have arrived. But that doesn’t mean we cannot carry on enjoying golf breaks. Far from it. There are many incredible bargains to be had for those in search of an autumn golf break. We look at some of the best. read more ...


50 of the Best Golf Courses to Play in Autumn

The nights are drawing in and winter is within reach, but thankfully we have that glorious transition season of autumn to enjoy first. Golf courses remain in magnificent shape and are just waiting to be experienced. Analysing over 15,000 reviews, we have discovered which venues you should visit at this time of year. read more ...


Former Open Champ Paul Lawrie Unveils New 7th Hole at Royal Dornoch

Ahead of his Tartan Pro Tour event over the famed Highland links, former Open champion Paul Lawrie has officially opened the stunning new 7th hole on the Championship Course at Royal Dornoch, enhancing one of the most revered layouts in the game. read more ...


Nairn Dunbar: A Highlight in the Highlands

Part of a remarkable collection of courses on offer in the Scottish Highlands, the renowned Nairn Dunbar has been further enhanced in recent times by a series of adjustments, promoting a true links experience. Ed Hodge charts the story of the venue and the positive impact this restoration is having. read more ...


Turnberry Resort - The Ultimate Golf Experience

Turnberry Resort has been a jewel on the Ayrshire coastline since 1906 and was among the first purpose-built golf resorts in Britain. It is also widely renowned for being one of the UK's premier locations for a stay and play golf break. We take a look at the resort and surrounding area to reflect on why Turnberry is arguably the Ultimate Golf Experience in the UK. read more ...


The Ailsa Course at Turnberry Feature Review

Steeped in history and prestige, the Ailsa at Turnberry has hosted four Open Championships and is widely considered to be among the world's best golf courses. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook reflects on his experience playing there, describing what makes this layout special. read more ...


The King Robert the Bruce Course at Turnberry Feature Review

The King Robert the Bruce is the second course on offer at Turnberry, which in its own right is a true links test. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook explains why it should not be overlooked and is well worth the trip to play or to experience as part of an overnight stay and play package. read more ...


Dundonald Links Feature Review

Part of a magnificent coastline for golf in the west of Scotland, Dundonald Links is a modern Kyle Phillips design in Ayrshire that memorably hosted the 2017 Scottish Open. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has experienced the venue for himself and describes what it has to offer. read more ...


10 Venues for the Perfect Golf Staycation

It can be easy to forget, but the UK has some of the most varied and interesting golf terrain in the world, as well as first class hospitality, which makes a golf holiday on these shores just as special as jetting abroad. If you’re seeking the perfect golf staycation, these are the destinations that Golfshake particularly recommends.       read more ...


The Best UK Golf Courses Never to Host a Major

Hosting a tournament of significance is a proud achievement for any golf course, but as any keen golfer knows, there are many quality venues that haven't welcomed a major championship to their fairways. Underlining the depth of British golf, we have identified some of the best throughout the country that have not played host to a major professional or amatuer event. read more ...


Discover Iconic Golf in Carnoustie Country

Headlined by the legendary Open Championship venue but home to over 30 links, parkland and heathland courses, the region known as Carnoustie Country is among Scotland's most exhilarating golf destinations, comprising historic and influential designs throughout the scenic counties of Angus, Perthshire and Fife read more ...


New Twilight Packages Launched at Turnberry

Iconic Open Championship venue Turnberry features on the 'bucket list' of many a keen golfer, but now thanks to the resort's new Twilight Golf packages, this could be an ideal time to fulfill that dream and walk in the footsteps of legends. read more ...


Gleneagles Reveals Special August and September Golf Deal

Legendary Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup venue in the heart of Scotland, Gleneagles has revealed a special welcome back stay-and-play package for golfers, designed to inspire visitors to experience this magical destination for themselves. read more ...


Turnberry Reveals New Legendary Golf Packages

Launching a new 'Legendary Golf' series of packages, the iconic Turnberry Resort is welcoming golfers to experience its facilities and two courses, including the famous Ailsa, with one night’s bed-and-breakfast including two rounds of golf available from £398 per person. read more ...


Looking for the Next Generation of Scottish Winners

From the likes of Old Tom Morris to Willie Anderson, Bernard Gallacher, Sam Torrance, Sandy Lyle, Catriona Matthew, Paul Lawrie and Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfers have played a starring role in golf, but in recent times, that production line has slowed. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at where the next champion could emerge from. read more ...


Dundonald Links Starts Work on New Luxury Clubhouse

2017 Scottish Open venue, Dundonald Links in Ayrshire has started work on a new luxury clubhouse and lodge accommodation, which is set to provide facilities that enhance the acclaimed Kyle Phillips designed golf course. read more ...


50 Golf Courses to Play This Summer Under £50

Following months of lockdown, we're looking forward to make up for lost time on the golf course this summer. But where are you going to play? We all want to visit more courses without breaking the bank. Analysing reviews submitted by the Golfshake Community, we have identified courses for your list to experience, all of which have green fees no higher than £50. read more ...


Early Mornings at The Old Course

The historic town of St Andrews is widely known as the spiritual home of golf, but many won't have realised just how alive the Old Course is at sunrise. From the queues of golfers hoping to play, the tourists seeking a photo opportunity, and the squad of greenkeepers working hard, it's a buzzing hub of activity. Golfshake's Kieran Clark wanted to see this spectacle for himself, discovering the magic of early mornings at the Old Course. read more ...


5 Must Play Bucket List Golf Courses in the UK

During the shutdown period, many of us spent a reflective time imagining the future, considering the places that we most want to experience once a sense of normality returns. We asked Golfshake Ambassadors to identify their Top 5 Bucket List Golf Courses in the UK, looking for the courses that they haven't yet played, but sincerely hope to do so. read more ...


Golf to Resume in Scotland From May 29

Since March 23, the iconic courses of the Home of Golf have lain dormant, but two months on, the ancient game has finally been given the green light to resume in Scotland. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had outlined the Scottish Government's phased route from lockdown, beginning next week, part of which saw a relaxation on physical activities, golf included among them.  read more ...


Troubled Times for Scottish Golf at a Time When Unity is Needed

These are uncertain times for the governing body in the nation that gave birth to the modern game, as Scottish Golf has seen its third chief executive depart in four years, with significant financial challenges leading to difficult decisions for an organisation that is battling to restore its reputation. read more ...


Strange Course Locations - Golf on the Island

You can find golf courses in the unlikeliest of places, including volcanoes, airports and prisons. Within the UK, locations are less dramatic, but King James VI Golf Club is one that stands unique, situated on an inland river island that cannot be accessed by car. Golfshake's Kieran Clark explains more about this unusual setup. read more ...


Brora Seeks Support of International Golf Community In Coronavirus Fight

Faced with financial anxiety, Brora Golf Club, the renowned Scottish Highland links, is seeking the support of its international community to help safeguard its future during the Coronavirus crisis. read more ...


Is It Time To Bring Back Honesty Boxes?

When did you last play a course that had a honesty box? Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on this traditional system of honour that is still widely seen across many golf courses in rural Scotland, where rather than having a professional or member of staff to welcome you, a sign will encourage visiting golfers to deposit their green fee through a latch or directly into a box. read more ...


Top Stay & Play Venues on Golfshake

Golfshake recently unveiled 100 Must Play Golf Courses in 2020, but which of these acclaimed venues can you also stay at? We have searched through our travel partner Golfbreaks.com to identify those Highly Recommended courses that have notable hotel options attached. read more ...


20 of the Most Popular Courses to Play in 2020

When you are looking for new courses to play, you may want to hear what other golfers had to say about the venue. We wanted to highlight the most popular courses on Golfshake, those that drew more reviews than any other in 2019, charting a path for you to follow this season. read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Practice Facilities in 2020

Golfers love spending time working on their games in the pursuit of improvement, but you need the requisite space to get the most from practicing. Many clubs and venues have invested heavily in enhancing the infrastructure of their property, delivering more appealing practice facilities to both members and visitors.  read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Facilities in 2020

Golf clubs pride themselves on more than just the quality of their course, but also the facilities that members and visitors can enjoy at the venue. To help you discover standouts across the UK, we saw which destinations the Golfshake Community rated highly. read more ...


20 of the Best Value for Money Courses in 2020

Everyone loves a bargain and golfers are no exception. Finding great value isn't necessarily about the courses that are the least expensive, but also those that deliver a memorable experience for the cost. Rated by the Golfshake Community, we reveal 20 of the Best Value for Money Courses. read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Pace of Play in 2020

The majority of golfers want to get round in a comfortable, consistent pace, rather than finding themselves stuck waiting for lengthy periods on tees. But where should you go to ensure that experience? We revealed which courses the Golfshake Community have reviewed most positively for their Pace of Play. read more ...


Glasgow Course Closures Confirmed - And the List Keeps Growing

Glasgow City Council has passed a budget that will likely result in the closure of five of the six municipal courses within the city, a blow to golfers, but one that raises fears that future closures will be imminent in other parts of Scotland and the UK. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer inspection at the potential impact. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in Scotland

Scotland is the spiritual Home of Golf and is blessed with over 500 courses, ranging from the archetypal classic links to picturesque parklands and tree-lined heathery layouts. You could spend a satisfying lifetime ticking each of them off, but to help you pick out just some of the very best places to experience, we have delved into the Golfshake Course Section. read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Food & Drink in 2020

When the Golfshake Community reviews courses they have played in the Golfshake Course Section, Food & Drink is one of the key categories that are rated, showcasing the best venues for enjoying lunch or dinner after your round. read more ...


Potential Closure of Glasgow Municipal Courses is Devastating

Five of Glasgow's six municipal golf courses are facing potential closure, with a Council decision imminent. Golfshake's Derek Clements was born in the city and grew up playing these public layouts, and he describes the devastating impact that losing them could have on the wider community. read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Hospitality in 2020

Venues aim to deliver a quality experience alongside their course. The layout and its conditioning will always be the main attraction, but something you take away from visiting a new place was the welcome and hospitality that you received. If you want to visit somewhere where excellent service can be assured, here are 20 of the Best Courses for Hospitality in 2020. 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 ...


2019 Golfshake Golf Course Awards

The Golfshake Course Section is home to over 250,000 independent golf course reviews. We have compiled each of the reviews from last year to reveal our 'Golfshake Golf Course Awards' to recognise those venues that had a successful season when it came to connecting with our Members. read more ...


50 of the Best UK Courses to Play in 2020

2020 is significant for not only being a new year, but the beginning of a fresh decade. To help you find new courses to experience in the Twenties, we bring together 50 of the Best UK Feature Reviews on Golfshake, all published during the past season. read more ...


The Old Course at St Andrews in Reverse

Scotland has a "new" golf course - sort of - but only for 48 hours. Celebrating St Andrew's Day, the legendary Old Course at St Andrews is being played in reverse for two days, transporting those lucky golfers who secured a tee time back centuries to an earlier era in the development of the venerable Fife links. read more ...


Golf Courses to Play in Scotland in 2020

Begin the new decade in style by playing somewhere for the first time. Scotland is the spiritual Home of Golf and boasts a wide range of courses, a strength celebrated within this feature, sharing courses that have been rated highly by the Golfshake Community. read more ...


The 50 Best Golf Courses to Play in Winter

Playing golf in winter can be a chore if the weather is bad and underfoot conditions sodden, but when you're lucky enough to be playing at the right place on a fine, crisp day, there can be much to savour throughout this time of year. Here are the 50 Best Golf Courses to Play in Winter! read more ...


Most Improved Golf Courses in 2019

Which courses have enjoyed a successful year of positive reviews? We have identified venues that saw a hugely significant improvement in their rating on Golfshake in 2019 compared with the previous year. read more ...


50 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in 2020

Finding somewhere to play that delivers a great experience for a reasonable price is what golfers cherish most of all, so we have analysed reviews submitted on Golfshake this year to discover the Top 50 Rated Value for Money Courses for you to tick off during 2020 and beyond. read more ...


100 Must Play Golf Courses in 2020

Get ready for the new decade! Taken from the past three years, we have looked at venues rated highly for their Course Layout, Course Condition, Value for Money and Club Facilities to identify 100 Must Play Golf Courses for 2020 and beyond. read more ...


The 50 Best Reviewed Golf Courses in 2019

What is the best venue that you visited this year? Thousands of golfers reviewed courses they played on Golfshake in 2019. We have picked out the most consistently highly regarded from the past season, positively rated across a wide range of categories. read more ...


Most Popularly Reviewed Golf Courses in 2019

Online reviews have become increasingly relevant in the golf industry. We have studied ratings left on Golfshake this year to identify the most popular venues, which received more ratings from golfers than any other this past season. read more ...


Archerfield Dirleton Course Feature Review

The stunning Archerfield Links is a Highly Recommended venue on Golfshake and boasts two acclaimed golf courses. Ambassador Rob Treanor played the Dirleton and shares his thoughts on the layout. read more ...


The Best Golf Course You Have Played

What is the best golf course that you have played? It's a classic conversation starter in the clubhouse. For a bit of fun, we asked the Golfshake Ambassadors & Staff to share their favourites, with an explanation for why. See if you agree with their picks. read more ...


Kingsbarns Golf Links Feature Review

Each year during the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Kingsbarns is showcased on the main stage. This modern links is visually spectacular and is renowned for its design. But what is it like to play? Alex Picken describes his experience. read more ...


Discover the Magic of Golf in Perthshire

Located in the heart of Scotland, the tranquil and beautiful landscape of Perthshire is home to many of the most scenic, enjoyable, and affordable courses in Britain. We take a closer look at what you can experience in this magnificent part of the world. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #44: Ed Hodge, Gleneagles, Golf in Perthshire

Author Ed Hodge joins Kieran Clark on the new Golfshake Podcast to take a closer look at the rich history behind Gleneagles, the venue of the 2019 Solheim Cup, in addition to reflecting on what the region of Perthshire can offer golfers. read more ...


Gullane No 1 Feature Review

Gullane Golf Club is a jewel in East Lothian, Scotland's Golf Coast. The No 1 Course is regarded as being one of the finest in the nation, so it was a thrill for Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor to experience this revered layout. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #43: Carnoustie Golf Links, Playing Championship Course

The Golfshake Podcast returns with Kieran Clark joined by Andy Picken reflect on the revered Carnoustie Golf Links, sharing their experiences of the Championship Course, the impressively modern facilities, and what this legendary venue represents.  read more ...


6 Reasons to Play Golf at Fairmont St Andrews

Located just a couple of miles from the historic town of St Andrews, the Fairmont is a popular gateway to experiencing this iconic corner of Scotland. We take a look at just some reasons why this hotel is special and how it may be the resort that you have been looking for. read more ...


Crieff Golf Club Feature Review

Perthshire's Crieff Golf Club is a Highly Recommended, parkland venue that is situated within beautiful and tranquil surrounds, enjoying views across stunning valleys and the Highlands beyond. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor had the chance to experience this inland gem in Scotland. read more ...


The Quiet Resurgence of Scottish Golfers on Tour

Ireland continues to unearth major champions and England boasts its most impressive group of players in a generation, but Scottish golfers are making a quietly resurgent progression through the game. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at the growing strength of players from the Home of Golf. read more ...


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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