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Importance Of Digital Technology For Golf Retail

This is a quickly evolving digital age, where online content dominates our lives, and golf has been significantly touched by that revolution, a fact underlined by insights gained from the 2019 Golfshake Survey, which has pointed a shift to the future, both for golfers and the wider industry. read more ...


Track Your Golfing Journey on Where I Play Golf

If you're missing playing golf, why not spend time reflecting on the joy the game has given you and the courses that you have experienced. Golfshake's new Where I Play Golf service is the ideal tool for tracking your golfing journey and seeing how you compare to other golfers. read more ...


Golfers Begin Their Journey to Become Fitter, Stronger, Faster

Fitness is a part of the game that many of us neglect. Helping golfers to become fitter, stronger and faster on the course, Jon Ship of JS Golf Fit has introduced four Golfshake Ambassadors to a carefully developed programme that should improve their game and general wellbeing. read more ...


What Golfers Really Think About the Rules of Golf

The rules of golf remain a contentious topic, despite the modernised changes introduced last year by the R&A and USGA. Studying data from the 2019 Golfshake Survey, we have sought the opinion of everyday golfers to discover whether they fully understand the alterations that were made, agree with them, and perhaps more crucially, ask whether further modernisations are required. read more ...


Is Shortening Golf the Way to Grow the Game?

Gathering the views of thousands of golfers in the 2019 Golfshake Survey, when asked if the game should be developing more 'starter' courses, 78% of people responded with a very positive yes, raising the idea of creating shorter or adapted layouts to encourage a pathway for beginners. 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 Courses to Play in 2020 in the South

The South of England is a vast region, geographically diverse with a considerable population. Naturally, it has many golf courses to go with them. Where are you playing this season? Why not follow in the footsteps of the Golfshake Community and expereince venues that they have Highly Recommended. 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 ...


Should You Take More Responsibility on the Golf Course?

When to comes to customer satisfaction, golfers rate the quality of greens and condition of the course as the two factors they most value, but a majority believe that some venues aren't good enough. But how much is that the responsibility of the club to deliver, and to what degree can we all do more to help? read more ...


Mizuno Golf Pairs Tour to Accept Golfshake Handicaps

The popular Mizuno Golf Pairs Tour is opening its events to golfers who have a Golfshake Handicap, potentially welcoming non-CONGU players. Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken reports on the change and looks back on his experiences in these tournaments. 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 Courses to Play in 2020 in the South East

The Open Championship returns to Royal St George's in 2020, placing golf's spotlight on the South East of England. To help you find the best courses in this region, we have studied reviews in the Golfshake Course Section to identify which venues everyday golfers have rated most highly.  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 ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the East

From classic links courses to beautifully presented resort venues, there is a lot to golf in the East of England, a vast landscape packed with variety. The challenge is working out which of these destinations you want to experience, but that is where the Golfshake Course Section comes into its own. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the North

Encompassing the likes of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, County Durham and Northumberland, there is a lot of ground to cover in the North of England, but crucially there are many fine golf courses to discover. The Golfshake Community has identified these as being among the best of them. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the Midlands

The Midlands is a geographical region with a rich industrial legacy, but it's also a part of the world that is home to many revered golf courses. We have studied reviews submitted by the Golfshake Community to help you choose which of them to play in 2020. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in Wales

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


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in Northern Ireland

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


20 of the Best Course Layouts to Play in 2020

When searching for new courses to play, you want to hear what your fellow golfers have to say. Looking specifically at the challenge and architectural quality of courses, here are 20 of the Best Course Layouts to Play in 2020, as rated by the Golfshake Community. read more ...


Don't Expect Senior Golfers to Solve the Game's Problems

Golf clubs are searching for routes to increase revenue, but is there any weight to the idea of charging those who play the most, more for their memberships? Golfshake's Derek Clements rejects the thought of senior golfers paying more, describing the vital benefits they already bring to the game. 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 ...


Golfshake 2019 Highly Recommended Golf Courses

As we start the new year and new decade, Golfshake once again compiles its list of golf courses achieving the 'Highly Recommended' status for 2019. The golf clubs achieving this continues to rise with over 500 now on the 2019 list. read more ...


6 Things Your Golf Club Must Do in 2020

We all want to see golf growing, but can your club achieve that objective? Despite reports that golf continues to see declines, we look at six things that golf clubs should be doing in 2020 to ensure they thrive and grow into the new decade. read more ...


Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2019

It was a year packed with storylines and rich topics of discussion. But what most connected with the Golfshake Community? It was the stories that impacted regular golfers that most engaged our audience. We can reveal the Top 10 Most Read Articles on Golfshake in 2019. read more ...


How Many Golf Courses Have You Played?

Have many golf courses have you played? It's a regular topic of conversation between keen aficionados of the game, who like to compare the tracks they have ticked off. And there is a newly launched tool that will help you to easily track your travels. 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 ...


100 Golf Courses to Play in England

Delving into course reviews posted on Golfshake in 2019, we have identified the top rated venues throughout each region of England. Find your place in the country, and pick out new courses in your area to experience in 2020 and beyond. read more ...


Are Fewer People Playing Golf in the UK?

It's a great time for British sport, but is that being reflected in the world of golf? Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the newly released Golf Participation Report by KPMG to see how the UK compares with the rest of Europe. read more ...


The Best 9 Hole Golf Courses of 2019

There are many pleasures to a nine-hole golf course. But what are the best shorter layouts near you? We have studied the many thousands of reviews on Golfshake to identify some must plays for 2020 and beyond. 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 ...


The Scariest Holes in Golf

What are the scariest holes to play in golf? We have studied the most famously difficult ones, analysed stats from everyday golfers, and picked our own individual horrors, to identify holes that will strike fear into your heat. 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 ...


Is Golf Doing Enough?

Knowing that something needs addressed and actually doing something about it are two different things. There has been much said and written about how we can grow the game, but despite those lengthy debates, is golf collectively doing enough? 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 ...


The Importance of Online Golf Course Reviews

Online golf club and facility reviews are an established and important part of the golfing landscape. Will Trinkwon takes a closer look at their growing influence, how venues can take advantage, and the correct ways to deal with any negative responses. read more ...


How to Get the Most From Your Golf This Summer

Golf is your passion, more than a hobby, something that consumes your thoughts during the average work day. Time for playing is precious - especially with the main season beginning to drift towards its latter period. We have some ways to help you get the most from your game. read more ...


Benefits of Golf for the Over 50s

One of the attractions of this wonderful game of ours is that you can carry on playing to a decent standard for as long as you still have breath in your body. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at just some of the benefits of playing golf for the over-50s. read more ...


How to Save Money When Playing Golf

There is a perception that golf is an expensive sport, and there is no denying that it can be. But there are things you can do to enjoy the sport without spending a fortune. Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his money-saving tips. read more ...


Why You Should Take up Golf Instead of Cycling

Cycling has become a hugely popular pastime in the United Kingdom, especially with older people, but we naturally believe that golf is a safer alternative. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at some good (and somewhat tongue in cheek) reasons why. read more ...


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