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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 ...


Golfshake Launches New Birdie Club Challenge For 2021

Encouraging the Golfshake Community to Play More & Play Better this summer, we are delighted to launch our new #BirdieClub Challenge in Association With Callaway that will run for the next six weeks. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Must Play in Kent

The majestic county of Kent has long been known as The Garden of England and is renowned for its beauty and scenery, but there is also a rich heritage for golfers to enjoy, including three Open venues. However, there is more to Kent than just these revered layouts, as the Golfshake Community have discovered through the years. read more ...


More Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Summer

We are thrilled to reveal even MORE locations that have been Highly Recommended by the Golfshake Community for the time of year, and which offer tee times for no more than £50. You might have to pick the right day and time for several of these fees, but they are widely available, making them a very appealing prospect for the peak season. 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 ...


Golf Courses to Play in the East of England This Summer

Were you aware that the east of England hosts some of the best golf courses in the country? Whether you’re looking for parkland or links, long or short, or maybe just a gem in the middle of nowhere, this district of England has you covered. 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 ...


Golf Courses to Play in The South of England This Summer

While the south of England host many revered courses that make the top 100 lists of the country, there are also plenty of hidden gems. With help from the incredible Golfshake Community, we have listed only a few golf courses to play during the summer season. read more ...


Golf Courses to Play in The North of England This Summer

The north of England has proudly boasted a collection of unbelievable courses for quite some time now, and it’s easy to see why many golfers across the nation are willing to travel far and wide to get in on the action. With assistance from the Golfshake Community and their detailed reviews, we have picked out some of the best courses to visit during the summertime. read more ...


Golf Courses to Play in The Midlands This Summer

From short courses to long, parkland courses to heathland courses and some of the most picturesque golf clubs in the country, the Midlands area not only offers quality but a variety of challenging settings. Thanks to the reliable Golfshake Community and their reviews of summertime rounds, we have listed venues within the district that offer a fantastic experience. read more ...


The Best Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Summer

Many of us will be hoping to play a variety of different courses this summer, but that can be an expensive. However, with a bit of research, it's apparent that there are exceptional layouts across the UK that offer a magical experience at a fraction of the cost. We are delighted to present The Best Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Summer, showcasing 25 destinations that are Highly Recommended on Golfshake, are rated positively for the time of year, and offer tee times for under £50. 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 ...


20 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in the South of England

From Cornwall to Kent and everywhere in-between, the South of England is a magical place to explore for golfers, an expansive region that is home to spectacular links courses and stunning heathland layouts. Therefore, we are delighted to reveal just 20 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in the South, each Highly Recommended and delivering excellence for a reasonable cost. read more ...


20 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in the East of England

Showcasing more great value courses to play this year and beyond, the East of England is home to a rich variety of destinations, including Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk and Bedfordshire, all of which can offer some tremendous layouts. read more ...


20 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in the North of England

Within our Course Section, the Golfshake Community reviews golf courses in depth, rating them over a wide range of criteria, including Value For Money. Among the regions popularly reviewed, the North of England is a standout, from Yorkshire to Northumberland, Lancashire, Cheshire, and everything in-between. There is something here for everyone. read more ...


Golfshake Launches New Club Member Service For Avid Golfers

Courses are packed, ranges are busy, shops are racing to restock, the golf boom is officially continuing, and it's time to take full advantage of the opportunities available. Helping you to enjoy the most from your game this season and beyond, Golfshake has launched a new annual Club Service as part of revamped member subscription categories. read more ...


20 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in The Midlands

Everyone loves to discover venues that deliver value for money, where the experience offered reflected or surpassed the cost. When it comes to finding these destinations, there are few more potent hotbeds than The Midlands, which provides a rich depth of quality in the heart of England. read more ...


Why Women Play Golf - Golfshake Survey Feedback

WE ALL know that, despite the boom the game is enjoying, club golf still faces many challenges, not the least of which is finding ways to make the game more attractive to girls and women.  In our Winter Survey we wanted to know what inspired female golfers to take up the sport, how they first played, and their thoughts on what's important for beginners. read more ...


Golfers Return to Courses in Stunning Numbers

For many golfers, this had been the longest of winters, when even the range was a deprived option. However, when March 29 came around, that pent up desire to play has been released in spectacular fashion, with packed tee sheets resembling the surge in demand that was first showcased last May. It's now clear that the enthusiasm and hunger to play remains stronger than ever. read more ...


25 Great Value English Golf Courses to Play in 2021

Golfers throughout England are set to make 2021 a season to remember, with many looking to spread their wings and experience new courses. There is much to be said for visiting a genuine bucket list venue - that is always a treat - but it's typically an expensive one, so it makes sense to offer some more affordable alternatives for your consideration. read more ...


Golfers Describe Excitement For Their First Rounds Back

It has been 84 days since a golf ball last officially whistled through the air in England, but on Monday, tees will finally be occupied again, bunkers will be found, and putts will be holed, as the nation welcomes back the ancient game. And it has certainly been missed. We put a series of questions to several of the Golfshake Ambassadors to discover their emotions ahead of the big day, how the lockdown has affected them, and what they hope from the months ahead. read more ...


Social Benefits of Golf Are Increasingly Attractive

The reasons why people first started playing golf have changed during the past decade, a comprehensive survey conducted by Golfshake has found, highlighting the attractive benefits of the sport in a modern age, with the social aspect of the game becoming a major factor. read more ...


The Life of a Golfer in Lockdown

As the nation reflects on the first anniversary since lockdown was introduced across the United Kingdom, a moment that instantly changed lives, where the once seemingly abnormal has become normal, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook is just one of many golfers who have deeply missed the game. Reflecting on the past 12 months, Matt looks back at his life as a golfer in lockdown. read more ...


Have You Ever Taken A Break From Golf - Many Golfers Do

Golf is rightly considered to be the game for a lifetime, played by all generations, but it's clear that for many that relationship isn't a consistently unbroken one, as the latest Golfshake Survey has discovered that a significant number of golfers have taken an extended break from the sport for a variety of reasons. read more ...


Must Play Golf Courses to Experience in the North of England

The North of England is a vast region that is packed with a variety of golf courses, ranging from legendary championship layouts to architectural gems. We have brought together a selection of destinations that have been Highly Recommended for three consecutive years, showcasing clubs and resorts that have excelled in the minds of regular golfers over a prolonged time. read more ...


5 of the Best Golf Courses in the West of England

The west of England is made up of Bristol, Bath, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wilshire. With over 35 golf courses in the area, these picturesque venues provide the perfect location for a golfing getaway. Whether you are looking for scenery, a short nine-hole course or to test yourself at a challenging links course, the west offers plenty of viable options. Liam Moore has picked out five of the best. read more ...


Must Play Golf Courses to Experience in the South of England

Golfers across the South of England are looking forward to a memorable season and the chance to experience many of the fantastic layouts that can be discovered within this expansive region - and there are some crackers to choose from. read more ...


Where to Book a Tee Time if You Are Not a Golf Club Member

Golfers across England are bursting with excitement as the magical reopening of play approaches. However, it's likely that demand will far outstrip availability. Tee times will be the hottest ticket in town, and dedicated club members will be prioritised by a large number of venues. But for those who prefer a more nomadic existence, all is not lost. There are opportunities to secure your spot on opening day, but you need to know where to look. read more ...


How Golfers First Experience And Get Into Golf

Golfers have a meaningful relationship with the game, it's an essential part of their lives, and everyone has their own story about how they first became acquainted with it. Learning more about these personal tales, we discovered your earliest memories, how you first experienced the sport, and what (and perhaps who) drove you to participate in the first place. read more ...


Must Play Golf Courses to Experience in The Midlands

The heart of English golf, The Midlands is home to a wide range of iconic courses that are just waiting to be experienced. And many of them are OUTSTANDING VENUE Service Award Winners on Golfshake. venues that are truly exceptional, reviewed positively by a considerable number of everyday golfers, who would recommend them to someone else - and that could be you! read more ...


Golfshake Reveals Outstanding Venues For 2021

As golfers prepare for the new season in the hope that 2021 will be a continuation of the magnificent boom of last year, Golfshake is delighted to share those golf clubs and resorts that qualify for our new OUTSTANDING VENUE Service Award, which brings together destinations that should be on the list of everyone throughout the months ahead. read more ...


How To Get Ready For The New Golf Season

It has undoubtedly been a long and challenging winter for everyone, but we're all looking forward to what this spring could offer, with golfers in England now having a cherished date to embrace. Wherever you are, it's time to start thinking about the new season and just how you are going to make the most of the opportunity. read more ...


2020 Golfshake Golf Course Awards

As regular visitors to the Golfshake Course Section will know, venues are rated across a wide variety of criteria, encompassing the course itself, the hospitality offered, and facilities available. It's only right that we recognise the outstanding venues for each of those categories, as chosen by everyday golfers. read more ...


Golfshake 2020 Highly Recommended Golf Courses

The Golfshake Highly Recommend listing data is now available for 2020 with over 300 golf clubs making the list based on the data submitted by average golfers during the year. 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 ...


Golfers Reflect on 2020 and Get Set for 2021

In our most recent survey, completed in December 2020 by over 700 avid golfers, we asked golfers to reflect on their golf in 2020 and also what they were planning to do in 2021. read more ...


The Best of Golfshake 2020

What a year that was! Probably not quite the year we all had planned in terms of golf activity but 2020 did see an unexpected boom and surge in demand which we saw throughout the services we provide here at Golfshake.  Before we fully shift our attentions to 2021 and new golf goals we wanted to share with you some of 2020 stats from here at Golfshake. read more ...


10 Most Improved Golf Courses in The Midlands in 2020

The Midlands is a bustling hotbed for golfers and courses, packed with a wide variety of venues to choose from. But which Midlands courses did golfers enjoy the most in 2020? We discovered ten standout destinations that are ready for a positive 2021. read more ...


10 Most Improved Golf Courses in The South of England in 2020

Golfers across the South of England played in huge numbers season, but which courses did they enjoy the most? We have compared ratings between 2019 and 2020, identifying ten standout destinations that enjoyed a notable improved this year, underlining their status as genuine must plays throughout 2021. read more ...


English Golfers Get Set For Return of Golf

Golfers throughout England will rejoice at the news that the game will resume following this month's national lockdown. But just how excited are golfers by the prospect of getting back out and playing? On Golfshake, 1,600 golfers responded to our recent Winter Survey, and we discovered their thoughts on the sport resuming. read more ...


The 25 Most Birdied Golf Holes of 2020

Everyone loves making a birdie, but just where are Golfshake Members making those positive numbers? We decided to find out by analysing the data. From thousands of eligible holes, there are 25 that have stood out above the rest as being the Most Birdied this year. read more ...


Record Numbers Participate in Golfshake Early Birdie Challenge

Following the success of the Summer Golfshake #BirdieClub, we launched the Early Birdie Challenge With Golfbreaks in late September, which ran for six weeks and drew record interest from our busy community of keen golfers. read more ...


What is Your Best Ever Start to a Round

Everyone dreams of getting off to a fast start on the golf course. However, it so often doesn't turn out that way, which makes it especially memorable when it actually does. We take a look at some of the best starts to a round in golf - and also share our own moments of front-nine glory. read more ...


18 Golf Holes That Could Ruin Your Scorecard

Everyone has that one hole that invariably threatens to ruin their scorecard, when even on the best days it ominously looms in your mind. This is true for all golfers, including single handicap players, as we have discovered when analysing the Golfshake Score Tracker to identify some true card wreckers. 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 ...



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