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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 ...


How COVID Has Impacted Golf Spending Habits

The coronavirus pandemic is a major public health crisis, but also an economic one, significantly impacting every industry, including golf. Analysing the latest Golfshake Survey that was completed by over 2,500 keen golfers, we look into how COVID-19 has changed travel and spending habits in the game. read more ...


Why Tee Time Access is Golf's Biggest Challenge This Autumn

Golf has enjoyed a staggering boom during these extraordinary times, a dramatic turnaround that now presents another kind of challenge, namely how to address the impact of supply and demand with tee time availability. We look at why finding a way to keep everyone happy, delivering value for money, and ensuring opportunities to play in the face of narrowing hours of daylight, is the major test for the game this autumn. read more ...


Take on the Golfshake Early Birdie Challenge This Autumn

Inspired by the efforts of the thousands of golfers who participated in our Summer #BirdieClub Challenge, we are ushering in the autumn golf season by launching the Golfshake Early Birdie Challenge in Partnership With Golfbreaks, which rewards fast starts to rounds. read more ...


Survey Reveals Unprecedented Summer Golf Boom

Following years of reported decline in membership and golfers lost to other activities, no one could have predicted the astonishing recovery golf was about to experience due to the global pandemic which has led to an unprecedented summer boom. Following widespread industry data underlining the incredible surge of interest in the game, we have surveyed the Golfshake Community to canvas their thought and opinions. read more ...


50 of the Best Golf Courses to Play in Autumn

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


Why Autumn is the Best Time of Year to Play Golf

Many keen golfers realise that the best kept secret in golf is that the autumn is an underrated time of the year. Whether it be the magical colours, those crisp morning conditions, or the more relaxed pace, it may even be the finest season to play. We asked the Golfshake Ambassadors to share their thoughts on playing golf during autumn. read more ...


The Toughest Par 5s in England

Par 5s can be punishingly lengthy or intelligently strategic. There are long holes that are difficult for all standards of golfers, where escaping with a five should be considered a good result. We have studied the Golfshake Score Tracker to identify the 20 Toughest Par 5s in England.  read more ...


The Best UK Golf Courses Never to Host a Major

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


Golfers Make Even More Birdies as Summer of Golf Continues

Following last week's booming introduction to #BirdieClub, thousands of additional golfers have tracked their rounds on Golfshake, making even more birdies as this summer of golf progresses into late July. read more ...


Thousands of Golfers Join the Golfshake #BirdieClub

Thousands of golfers have become part of the #BirdieClub after tracking their rounds on Golfshake. During Week 1 in a series that will run through this summer, over 5,500 birdies were tracked, in addition to a stunning number of net birdies, surpassing 62,000. That consistent quality of play has seen 97% of rounds tracked claiming an entry into the #BirdieClub Prize Draw. read more ...


Where Senior Golfers Stand in the Game - What You Said

Golfshake writer and senior golfer Derek Clements reviews and breaks down the findings of a recent survey that focused on the attitudes of golfers, specifically with regards to senior golf, asking key questions about memberships, pace of play, and just how important this demograpgic is for clubs. read more ...


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 ...


What Golfers Think About Green Fee Pricing

We surveyed the Golfshake audience to get their views on green fee prices, the cost to be a visiting golfer and what they expect from the green fee that they pay.  Find out what they said in this article. 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 ...



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