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Tag: golfbreaks

Vilamoura's Iconic Old Course Receives Major Renovation

Dom Pedro Golf Vilamoura is currently overseeing a major renovation of its iconic Old Course to ensure that it remains one of the finest layouts to play and best venues to experience in Portugal. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses For Senior Golfers

We have studied the Golfshake Course Section to uncover venues that have been renowned for their suitability towards senior golfers or have received review comments that specify that they are flat and straightforward to navigate your way around.  read more ...


Ingestre Park Golf Club Review

Located in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside within the grounds of Ingestre Hall, you will find Ingestre Park Golf Club, which is renowned for its tranquility and the picturesque collection of trees that frame the holes. Having first reviewed this venue in 2017, Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies returned to see what had changed. read more ...


2024 Sheringham Golf Club Review

You may not consider Norfolk as a county that is home to some of the country’s best links courses - you should think again. There are several tremendous layouts here, as Golfshake's Derek Clements discovered. read more ...


Maesteg Golf Club Review

Completing his tour around Bridgend in Wales, Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken played a round at Maesteg Golf Club, which was among the highlights of a memorable trip. read more ...


Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club Review

Following his unforgettable round at the incredible Royal Porthcawl, Golfshake's Andy Picken continued his tour around Bridgend in Wales by paying a visit to Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club. read more ...


Royal Porthcawl Golf Club Review

Having played Coed-y-Mwstwr Golf Club as part of his golf tour of Bridgend, Golfshake Andy Picken next had the opportunity to experience the acclaimed Royal Porthcawl, which has hosted the Senior Open three times and will stage the AIG Women's Open in 2025. read more ...


Coed y Mwstwr Golf Club Review

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken charts his unforgettable golf trip throughout the Bridgend area of Wales, playing superb courses and sampling local culinary delights. Andy begins his journey with a review of Coed-y-Mwstwr Golf Club. read more ...


These Golf Courses Are Better Than Ever Before

The very best golf courses are the product of imagination, ingenuity and craftsmanship. But like any industry, you should always search for improvements, as the finest venues are those that evolve with time, making little tweaks along the way to keep themselves ahead of the curve. And these destinations are taking positive strides to get better - which makes them worthy of your attention! read more ...


Discovering What Makes The West of Ireland Special For Golf

The West of Ireland is among the least visited by golfing tourists yet it encapsulates the very best anybody can want from a golfing trip. Golfshake's Andy Waple played Enniscrone, Carne and Westport to find out what makes this region is so special. read more ...


Bowood Park Hotel & Golf Club Review

Cornwall is one of the most beautiful parts of the country - and never more so than when the weather is warm and sunny. It is also a county of surprises. And none more so than Bowood Park Hotel & Golf Club in Camelford - as Golfshake's Derek Clements discovered. read more ...


10 Overseas Golf Courses You Should Play on Holiday

If you're a keen traveller with a thirst for special golf courses, then it's a banquet for you out there these days! There are so many destinations and resorts to choose from throughout Europe and beyond, ensuring that there is something for everyone. read more ...


Cocks Moor Woods Golf Club Review

If you're someone who values great views, interesting layouts and a bit of history over pristine greens, immaculate tee boxes and everything manicured, then you might fancy walking in the footsteps of Golfshake Ambassasdor Richard Moore who recently played Cocks Moor Woods Golf Club just outside Birmingham. read more ...


The 3 Golf Courses YOU SHOULD Play in The Algarve

The Algarve is a golfing jewel that draws thousands of visitors each year, but where should you start? Members of the Golfshake Team had the opportunity to stay and play at Quinta do Lago, where they took on the South, North and Laranjal courses, which come together to make for a fantastic short break to this stunning corner of Portugal. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses You Can Play Under £50

Everyone loves a bargain - but you may feel like those are harder to find when playing golf these days. That is undeniably a factor when you're looking to secure a tee time at one of the most revered courses in the country. However, instead of forking out £350 for a round of golf, why not consider visiting somewhere that you could play seven or eight times for the same price? read more ...


25 Golf Courses That Other Golfers Recommend to You in 2024

Every year, thousands of golfers seek out to play special courses for the opportunity to experience somewhere truly unforgettable. And we can now share many distinguished places located throughout the UK & Ireland, covering a variety of styles and reputations, but all united in coming especially advocated by everyday golfers just like you! read more ...


Check Out This Cool New Par 3 Golf Course

As part of a major renovation project, Chart Hills Golf Club has revealed the completion of its Sir Nick Faldo designed six-hole par three golf course. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses That You Can Play This Year

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


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

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


The Best Golf Courses in Argyll and Bute

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


The Herefordshire Golf Club Review

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


The Inspiration Club Golf Course Review

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


Golf Trips You Might Not Have Considered Before

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


Highly Recommended Greetham Valley Golf Course Has New Owners

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


25 English Golf Courses That You Should Play in 2024

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


Exciting Year For Costa Navarino Continues With New Legends Tour Event

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


Portmarnock Resort Completes Renovation of Golf Course

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


College Pines Golf Club Review

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


The Best Golf Courses You Can Play With a County Card

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


The Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort Has Something New to Experience

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


Discover The Hottest Ticket in Portuguese Golf

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


20 English Golf Courses That You Need to Play in 2024

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


The Most Unique Golf Courses That You Can Play

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


Diss Golf Club Review

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


Dom Pedro Vilamoura Named Golf Resort of The Year in Portugal

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


Sergio Garcia Has Designed a New Golf Course in Portugal

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


Have You Visited These Venues For a Golf Break

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


Central Scotland is a Special Destination For Golfers

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


Aldeburgh Golf Club Review

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


Discover Steigenberger Golf Resort El Gouna in Egypt

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


Eaton Golf Club Review

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


20 English Golf Courses That You Have to Play in 2024

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


You Need to Play These Scottish Links Golf Courses

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


18 Great Value For Money Golf Courses to Play in 2024

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


Experience Scotland's Most Underrated Golf Region With New Package

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


The Best £140 You Can Spend in Golf

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


The Best Twilight Golf Green Fees in England

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


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

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


25 Golf Courses You Must Play in England This Year

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


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

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


Do You Dream About Playing These Golf Courses

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


500 Highly Recommended Golf Courses You Must Play in 2024

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


Exciting Changes Are Coming to Vilamoura Golf Courses in Portugal

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


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

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


10 of The Best European Spring Golf Breaks For 2024

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


The Most Improved Golf Courses in The UK

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


How to Find Your Dream Golf Holiday

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


20 of The Best Golf Courses to Play in Yorkshire

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


How You Could Attend Golf's Biggest Events

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


2024 is Your Time to Experience Scotland's Golf Coast

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


Tewkesbury Park Stay & Play Review

Tewkesbury Park is a luxury family-owned destination featuring 27 holes of golf, an excellent boutique hotel and an impressive set of accompanying leisure facilities. Golfshake dispatched Ambassador Rob Treanor to experience the hotel’s modern facilities and excellent array of golf which has been judged Highly Recommended by Golfshake members. read more ...


25 Must Play Golf Courses You Didn't Know About

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


How You Can Play The Best PGA Tour Golf Courses

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


12 of The Best Golf Courses in Ayrshire

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


The Grove Championship Golf Course Review

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


25 Golf Courses You Won't Have Considered Playing Before

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


10 of The Best Golf Courses in Oxfordshire

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


Quinta do Lago South Course Review

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


Quinta do Lago North Course Review

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


INFINITUM Golf Resort Prepares For Exciting Year Ahead

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


Quinta do Lago Laranjal Golf Course Review

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


Why You Need to Play Golf at The Vale Resort

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


Stunning Short Game Facility Coming to Effingham Golf Club

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


The Best UK Spring Golf Breaks You Must Experience

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


Book a Group Golf Holiday With Golfbreaks Now For Big Savings

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


You Should Play These Underrated Golf Courses in 2024

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


Royal Golf Marrakech Old Course Review

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


Noria Golf Club Review

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


Assoufid Golf Club Review

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


New Links Golf Course Coming to Ireland in 2026

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


Scottish Links Golf Courses You Can Play For Under £100

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


The Best Countries Where You Can Play Golf

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


Which Type of Golf Holiday is Right For You

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


Is This The Most In Demand Golf Course On The Planet

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


30 of The Best Golf Courses to Play in 2024

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


Gloria Serenity Resort in Turkey Completes Multi-Million Upgrade

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


Win an Unforgettable 7 Night Stay at Heritage Resorts in Mauritius

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


Salgados Palm Village Offers The Perfect Algarve Golf Break

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


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

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


The Best Links Golf Courses to Play This Winter

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


Why You Should Play Howley Hall Golf Club

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


These Hotels Are The Perfect Base For Algarve Golf

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


Vila Gale Hotels Are The Perfect Gateway to Golf in Portugal

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


The Magic of Links Golf in Donegal & Northern Ireland

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


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

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


The Best Places For a Winter Golf Break in The UK

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


The Best Golf Courses You Should Play in Portugal

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


15 of The Best Golf Courses in Fife

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

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


12 of The Best Places in Portugal For a Golf Break

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


10 Must Play Scottish Golf Courses Under $150

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

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


How You Can Attend The 2025 Ryder Cup

Many golf fans are in the early stages of considering making a journey across the Atlantic to the 2025 Ryder Cup at Bethpage State Park. If you would like to guarantee your place on that first tee to cheer on Team Europe, then our friends at Golfbreaks can literally confirm your attendance today thanks to their incredible package! read more ...


Portmarnock Resort Unveils Remodelled Jameson Golf Links

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


The Best Ryder Cup Venues You Can Play

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


Why You Must Play Golf in Italy

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


Why You Should Play at The Springs Resort & Golf Club

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


All You Need to Know About 2023 Solheim Cup Venue Finca Cortesin

Finca Cortesin hosts the Solheim Cup for the first time in 2023, shining a spotlight on this stunning venue in the Costa del Sol. Golfshake's Liam Moore describes what makes Finca Cortesin so special and why we should all be very excited for its week in the limelight. read more ...


5 Last Minute UK Golf Breaks Deals Under £100

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


INFINITUM Golf Resort Review

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


Golf Club Verbier in Switzerland Review

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


The Best Delta Hotels by Marriott Golf Resorts

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


Visit Bom Sucesso in Lisbon For The Ultimate Golf Break

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


Golf Courses That You Should Play This Bank Holiday Weekend

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


The Best Destinations For a Winter Golf Holiday

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


What Makes Cascais Among Portugal's Best Golf Destinations

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


The Best Places To Visit For a Golf Tour

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


Discover The Incredible Verdura Golf Resort in Sicily

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


The Best of Golf in Sicily

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


The Best Golf Experiences in Northern Italy

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


The Best UK Golf Breaks This Autumn

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


Glasson Lakehouse Golf Club And Hotel Review

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


New Nick Faldo Designed Golf Course to Open in Madeira

Madeira is a growing destination for golfers and that burgeoning reputation will be enhanced with the opening of a new Nick Faldo-designed course at Ponta do Pargo in 2026. read more ...


New St Andrews College Tournament Will Be Televised

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


Your Chance to Play The Best Golf Courses For Less

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


The Perfect Base For a Golf Break in Fife

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


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

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


Why You Must Stay at Palmares Beach House Hotel

Situated away from the heart of Vilamoura, the Western Algarve is comparatively untouched by travelling golfers, but there is no doubt that Palmares is among the highlights in this beautiful part of the world. read more ...


The Dunas Course at Terras da Comporta Review

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


The Best Way to Get a Tee Time at Pebble Beach

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


6 Reasons to Experience Amendoeira Golf Resort

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


Argentario Golf and Wellness Resort - Travel Review

Argentario Golf and Wellness Resort has built a reputation for high quality golf, sensational food and luxurious relaxation. Set in a tranquil Tuscan valley full of lush Italian vegetation, it is a secluded, intimate and exclusive resort which offers a taste of the finer things in life. Visiting the region ahead of the 2023 Ryder Cup, Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor reports back on what Argentario has to offer both on and off the course. read more ...


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

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


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

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


20 Golf Courses That You Must Play On A Golf Break

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


What Makes The Perfect Group Golf Break

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


6 of The Best Golf Courses to Play in Dubai

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


Costa Navarino - Luxury Golf Paradise in Greece

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


Estepona Golf Course Feature Review

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


Valle Romano Golf Course Feature Review

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


4 Great Value For Money UK Golf Breaks in 2023

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


5 of The Best Golf Resorts in Turkey to Visit

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


Argentario Golf Club - Course Review

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


The Best UK Golf Breaks to Experience in 2023

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


Great Value European Golf Breaks in 2023

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


The Best European Golf Destinations to Experience in 2023

Scattered across Europe is a fine assortment of golf courses that should be experienced by serious golfers, each offering something different. Thanks to our friends at Golfbreaks, we have selected four European resorts that you should visit during your career as an amateur golfer. read more ...


Sotogrande Celebrates 60 Years With Special Calendar of Events

Sotogrande is celebrating its diamond anniversary this year with a special calendar of events that showcase everything that makes this destination so revered in the Andalusian region of southern Spain. read more ...


Golf's Greatest Holes Returns For Second Season in Portugal

Many of you will have seen the first season of Golf's Greatest Holes - and the second edition is coming next Tuesday, 11th April, on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland, with hosts Paul McGinley and Chris Hollins visiting 26 different courses and destinations throughout Portugal. read more ...


Where to Play Golf in Madeira

Madeira is a serene, visually breathtaking and welcoming paradise for all visitors, but many keen golfers are now also taking advantage of its incredible climate and fabulously scenic courses. David J Whyte of Linksland Golf Travel Magazine has described several standout destinations that you must have on the list! read more ...


Discovering Madeira's Rural Golf Retreats

David J Whyte recently enjoyed a holiday adventure on the Portuguese island of Madeira. If serene, unhurried golf is what you're after, finding an off-the-beaten-path destination could be just what you need as he describes in this feature article. read more ...


6 Golf Courses That You Must Play in Turkey

During recent years, Turkey has developed into a heavyweight destination for European golfers who are drawn to this expansive and fascinating country by the rich diversity of its courses, its immaculate beaches that exude tranquility, and the many stunning resorts that are centered near the beautiful coastal town of Belek. read more ...


How You Can Attend The PLAYERS Championship in 2024

The PLAYERS Championship is not only one of golf's biggest and most iconic events, it's also among the sport's greatest spectator experiences. Fans travel to TPC Sawgrass each year to sample the atmospheric setting of the Stadium Course, especially the dramatic amphitheatre that surrounds the famous par-3 17th hole. read more ...


Five Places Each Named Golf Destination of The Year

Five very different places - Cyprus, Dubai, Los Cabos, South Carolina and Thailand - have each been declared the Golf Destination of The Year For 2023 by the 22nd IAGTO Awards. read more ...


SO/ Sotogrande - A New Costa del Sol Golf Break Destination

When holidaymakers think of Spain, Costa del Sol is likely to be close to the forefront of their imagination. It's also quite the place for a golf break too, boasting many resorts and acclaimed courses to pick from. Representing something of a new offering for the area, SO/ Sotogrande was opened in 2021 and has already drawn significant praise from visitors. read more ...


Where Should You Go on a Golf Holiday - 7 Destinations to Consider

Planning a golf holiday this year? We have identified the standout destinations and the specific resorts and courses within those that our community of golfers experienced last year and lavished praise upon. read more ...


What Makes Portugal The Number One Golf Destination - Best Courses And Resorts

Portugal has established itself as perhaps the ultimate destination for travelling golfers from across Europe, showcasing an incredible depth of resorts. However, within that amazing quality, what are the absolute standouts, the must visits that present the very best of golf here? From the Algarve to Lisbon, these are the courses and venues that stood above the rest based on our survey. read more ...


Where You Should Visit to Play Golf in 2023 - The Best Locations

Golfers in the UK & Ireland don't have a shortage of choices, gratefully, with each corner of these islands home to remarkable destinations. Helping to highlight just some of the finest that should be on your list to experience this year and beyond, we have surveyed the Golfshake Community to discover the places that they would recommend above all others. read more ...


OGIO Europe Releases New Vibrant Travel Range

Making golf travel easier than ever before, OGIO Europe has released a new range of vibrant travel cover designs and collection of golf umbrellas, with production capacity vastly increased to meet the expected demand. read more ...


Discover 3 Magical Golf Destinations in The Algarve

Portugal is a beloved holiday destination for golfers who are drawn by its fantastic climate, immaculate beaches and wonderfully presented golf courses. Among the most acclaimed options to ponder, the Pestana Group boasts many renowned venues throughout the Algarve. read more ...


Early Glimpse of Stunning New Portugal Golf Course

We have now seen a new glimpse of the breathtaking Dunas Course at Terras da Comporta in Portugal, which has been designed by respected architect David McLay-Kidd and will open for play this summer. read more ...


Why You Must Play Golf in The Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol literally translates into Coast of the Sun or Sun Coast and it draws vast numbers of visitors each year to this majestic enclave in the south of Spain. Located within the community of Andalusia, there is much here for golfers to relish, including spectacular courses and tranquil resorts. read more ...


Why You Should Experience a QHotels Golf Resort

If you have regularly travelled across the UK on golf breaks, there is a decent chance that you may have stayed in a venue that is part of The QHotels Collection. With destinations spanning across England and Scotland, this group of resorts have something to offer all golfers and their companions, whether it be hosting a group of keen players, a romantic getaway, or some leisurely family time. read more ...


Where to Stay in Marbella For a Golf Break

Marbella is one of the most famous holiday destinations in Spain. It is, of course, famous for its mix of night clubs, beach bars and shopping. But it has far, far more to offer both holidaymakers and golfers, including the spectacular Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort. read more ...


3 of The Best Winter Destinations For Golfers

As the red-hot summer starts to become a distant memory it might be time to start thinking about a winter golf break in the sun - and there are plenty of options to choose from to suit all budgets. We look at the USA, Dubai and the beautiful island of Mauritius, each coming recommended by our friends at Golfbreaks. read more ...


Penha Longa Resort Review

You don’t get a much better setting in Portugal than at the Penha Longa Resort where a luxurious hotel and accompanying 27-hole golf course nestles in the middle of one of Europe’s most spectacular parks. read more ...


Visit Cascais in Portugal Launches Innovative Golf Passport

There’s good news for golfers travelling to Lisbon looking to play a group of courses in the vicinity. The nearby town of Cascais, just 40 minutes along the coast from the Portuguese capital and home to several top courses, is launching a Golf Passport to make multi-round tee-time bookings faster and cheaper. read more ...


What Makes Amendoeira Golf Resort a Must Visit

Located within the Monchique Mountains of the Algarve, the spectacular Amendoeira Golf Resort has become one of Portugal's most glittering jewels. Featuring the dramatic Faldo Course and the tranquil O'Connor Course, this destination is quite the paradise retreat for visiting golfers. read more ...


3 Winter Golf Destinations You Must Experience

As the days get shorter, our thoughts may turn to the prospect of heading off for some winter sun. And there are some incredible destinations recommended by our friends Golfbreaks that are closer than you might think. read more ...


Sustainability Drives The Future at Dom Pedro Golf

Last week's Portugal Masters was a celebration for both the winner Jordan Smith on the Victoria Course, but also for Dom Pedro itself as the resort cemented its reputation as a pioneer in sustainable golf. read more ...


PGA Catalunya Remains Top Ranked Golf Resort in Spain

Continuing to draw acclaim, PGA Catalunya Golf and Wellness has been recognised as one of Europe’s finest golf and wellness experiences, a status that has been further confirmed by its placing in the latest ranking lists. read more ...


12 Reasons to Play Golf in Ireland

Fancy a trip overseas without having to travel too far? Ireland is the perfect choice, with more than 400 courses ranging from the world’s greatest links to friendly member clubs where the green fee is little more than a round of Guinness. When you visit the Republic of Ireland you can be rest assured you will find no warmer welcome. read more ...


La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort Review

With an ambition to create a top class destination to rival the best in Europe, the golf offering at Spain's Alcaidesa has been rebranded as La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Resort and enhanced following major investment. Golfshake Travel Editor, Andy Waple had the chance to experience it for himself. read more ...


Discover The Best Golf Breaks in France

France is becoming an increasingly popular destination for UK golfers. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which are the quality of courses combined with how easy it is to get there. However, we believe that The Resonance Golf Collection can provide you with the answers to all of your French golf questions. read more ...


What Makes Murcia The Ideal Golf Destination

Murcia is a historic city located in the south-east of Spain and is the perfect location for a golf break, no matter what time of year you may be thinking of heading off for some R&R. read more ...


Golf And Culture Combines in Magical Madeira

Golfers who are experiencing the magic of Madeira can also enjoy a series of cultural events across the destination this autumn, something that further enhances its status as a paradise for holidaymakers. read more ...


How You Can Attend The Ryder Cup in 2023

European captain Luke Donald will be hoping to maintain a 30-year unbeaten record on home soil when the United States seek to successfully defend the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone in Italy. And you could be there - as with the showpiece event less than a year away, there remain options to ensure that you can be part of the biggest event in the sport. read more ...


Golf's Greatest Holes Moves to Portugal For Series 2

If you enjoyed Golf's Greatest Holes featuring Paul McGinley and Chris Hollins playing across the spectacular Island of Ireland, then you can now look forward to the guys showcasing destinations throughout Portugal in a six-part second series that will be broadcast early next year. 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 ...


10 Great Last Minute UK Autumn Golf Breaks

There are some wonderful destinations to enjoy within the UK, where many an excellent deal can be secured at this time of year. But where should you be considering? For helpful inspiration, our travel partners, Golfbreaks, have come up with a selected group of venues that are perfect for a last-minute break this autumn. read more ...


Costa del Sol Prepares to Welcome 2023 Solheim Cup

The Costa del Sol is readying itself to host the Solheim Cup, with the iconic match coming to Spain for the first time in 2023, ushering in an official countdown that starts today with a series of events to commemorate 'One Year to Go' until Europe's women take on the United States. read more ...


Mallorca Golf Resort Nominated For Eco Friendly Award

Mallorca's Pula Golf Resort can boast several nominations from the 2022 World Golf Awards, including ‘World’s Best Eco-Friendly Golf Facility’ - which showcases the venue's impressive green legacy. read more ...


Costa Navarino Becomes Part of European Tour Destinations Network

Greece's incredible Costa Navarino has joined the European Tour Destinations Network, showcasing four signature golf courses including two new Jose Maria Olazabal designs at Navarino Hills, which opened in February this year. read more ...


Playing Golf on Northern Ireland's Causeway Coast

Northern Ireland is a fantastic place to visit. The golf is first class, there’s wonderful scenery, a remarkable history and it’s blessed with a legendary warm hearted welcome. There are some great inland courses, yet many golfers flock to the Causeway Coast to enjoy some brilliant links. Golfshake's Andy Waple describes the experience offered here. read more ...


Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course Reopens After Refurbishment

The Laguna Golf Course at Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection has opened its doors again following extensive work to improve the overall quality of the course as part of a new dimension to the resort’s well-renowned golfing portfolio. read more ...


Discover The Spectacular Las Madrigueras Hotel in Tenerife

Tenerife is one of the most popular year-round European destinations for British tourists - and it is not difficult to work out why. You won’t be surprised to learn that it is also a paradise for golfers, boasting no fewer than nine courses, many with luxurious accommodation. Let’s start with Hotel Las Madrigueras and the superb Golf Las Americas. read more ...


What Makes Penina Golf Resort a Timeless Jewel in The Algarve

The Algarve boasts a variety of spectacular golf courses that will live long in the memory. Perhaps the most famous of all is Penina, designed by the legendary Henry Cotton. It was also the first course to be built in the Algarve. And while many others have since been created, Penina has stood the test of time and remains a must-play for anybody visiting the region.   read more ...


Reviewing The Praia D'El Rey Resort Golf Experience

There seems to be no stopping the growing popularity of the Praia D’El Rey Resort situated north of Lisbon in Portugal. We have visited on a number of occasions and now, as West Cliffs celebrates its fifth anniversary, it’s time to take another look. read more ...


Palmares Ocean Living and Golf Review

The Western Algarve has an authentic feel of true Portugal. Here you will find some charming beach resorts, a lively town with bars, restaurants galore and some good quality golf courses. Standing out is Palmares Ocean Living and Golf, which is without doubt one of the best golf locations in Europe. read more ...


How to Plan a Golf Break

Looking to get away for a golf break, but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Before getting in contact with a tour operator such as Golfbreaks, there are some things that you’re definitely going to want to know. Having these things sorted at the start of your planning will make the whole process smoother. read more ...


Quinta da Marinha Hotel Secures Global Accolades

Portugal's Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel has received two global accolades from Tripadvisor, recognising it as being among the top one per cent of hotels worldwide. read more ...


La Cala Completes Major Upgrade to Popular Clubhouse

La Cala has recently completed a major upgrade to its celebrated clubhouse, further enhancing the hospitality offering at this acclaimed 4-star golf resort in Spain. 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 ...


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 ...


12 Reasons to Visit Quinta do Lago Resort

Looking for a luxury golf break in the sunshine? The Quinta do Lago Resort on Portugal’s Algarve coast is hard to beat for its combination of great golf, superb accommodation and dining set in a stunning location. With easy transport links to Faro’s airport it is perfect for groups, couples and families alike. read more ...


Golf Paradise of Madeira Has Best Beaches in Europe

Golfers are drawn to the spectacular island destination of Madeira for the superb courses and climate, but an international survey has just confirmed another appeal of the Portuguese archipelago; it boasts two of the best three beaches in Europe. read more ...


Reviewing The Complete Quinta do Lago Golf Experience

Golf writer Andy Waple has been visiting Quinta do Lago for decades, witnessing first-hand its continued development and improvement. Returning during the resort's 50th anniversary, Andy reviews the complete golf experience on offer at this gem in Portugal. 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 ...


The Ultimate Travel Experience at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

The Eastern Algarve is often overlooked by golfers who flock to Portugal in their droves to enjoy a few rounds in the sun. The number one destination among the cluster of venues is Monte Rei Golf and Country Club, which features one of the finest courses in Europe, complemented by a range of top quality accommodation and dining options. 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 St Pierre

St Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club is located in Chepstow and it is set in 400 acres of awe-inspiring Monmouthshire countryside. Boasting first-class hospitality, alongside stylish and comfortable rooms, a stay at St Pierre is far beyond the golf - it’s a trip to paradise. read more ...


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