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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 ...


Golfshake Launches New Content App

We have just launched the new Golfshake Golf Daily Content App, which has been designed to keep our golfers updated with all the latest news and features on the website, providing a daily fix of gear and course reviews, not to mention regularly updated tips from our vast Tuition Section library. read more ...


Ladies Academy at Widnes Golf Club Proves Successful

Widnes Golf Club has launched its own ladies academy, introducing the game to new players, and outlining a desginated pathway into memberships to encourage integration, the social benefits,  and has proven to be a major hit. read more ...


CONNECT With Your Game This Spring With Golfshake and COBRA Golf

The 2019 golf season is here! And to celebrate, we have launched a new challenge with COBRA Golf that will help you CONNECT With Your Game. This will help to get you set for the months ahead, not to mention the added motivation of having the chance to win the latest Cobra F9 range of clubs. read more ...


Survey Analysis Captures Spending Habits of Golfers

Analysing the results of our 2018 Golf Survey, we have explored the spending habits of regular golfers and what they perceive to be value across the golf industry, capturing their views and relationship with the game. read more ...


What Stops Golfers Joining Clubs?

What stops regular nomadic golfers from joining clubs? Furthering on previous research, we delved into hundreds of comments submitted into our 2018 Survey to identify key areas that have dissauded these players from signing up to a membership. read more ...


The 20 Biggest Issues Facing Golf Clubs

We have analysed the considerable data and the hundreds of comments left by regular golfers in the 2018 Golfshake Survey to identify 20 key areas that the game needs to address if golf clubs are going to thrive into the future. read more ...


Is This How We Grow the Game of Golf?

Golf is looking for ways to adjust to the modern climate and ensure that clubs and have venues continue to draw new players and have a successful future. Looking at responses to our 2018 Golfshake Survey, we have picked out some possible suggestions that could make a positive difference for the game. read more ...


How Technology and Digital Platforms Can Benefit Golf

Everyone has a smartphone and these digital platforms are increasingly influential when it comes to how golfers consume and engage with the game. Adapting to this modern climate is a change for golf clubs and venues, but it has potential rewards. We delved into the 2018 Golfshake Survey to learn more about the role of technology in the lives of golfers. read more ...


Survey Highlights Opportunities for Golf Clubs to Increase Revenue

There is no question that it's a challenging environment for golf clubs to thrive, but where are the opportunities for venues to increase revenue? We delved into the 2018 Golfshake Survey to understand more about the habits and perceptions of golfers. read more ...


Golfshake Survey Reveals Dedication of Golfers to Game Improvement

In the latest instalment of our analysis from the 2018 Golfshake survey, canvassing the views of an almost 50/50 split between club members and non-club golfers, to learn more about their habits and approach when it comes to tuition and game improvement. read more ...


How Do Club and Non-Club Golfers Differ?

For the past five years on Golfshake, we have conducted an annual survey to gain an insight behind the evolving habits of regular golfers, split between golf club members and non-club members. We take a closer look at how these two groups differ. read more ...


Golfshake Set for Continued Growth & More Golf in 2019

The 2019 golf season is fast approaching, and there has never been a better time for golfers to engage with the Golfshake Community through the use of the Golfshake website, Score Tracking services and Golfshake apps. read more ...


Golfshake Updates: Rounds, Handicaps, Groups, Events

To kick start the 2019 golf season we have rolled out several key updates to the web bases Golfshake score tracker system focused around rounds, handicaps, groups/societies and events. read more ...


Golfshake Golf Course Awards 2018

The Golfshake Course Section includes over 235,000 independent reviews submitted by regular golfers. We have delved into those submitted during the past 15 months to identify the most popular and top rated courses, showcasing those venues in the Golfshake Golf Course Awards for 2018. read more ...


Golfshake 2018 Highly Recommended Golf Courses

Golfers continue to use online reviews as an important part of their research and booking process when researching new golf courses to play and and planning golf trips.  In 2018 over 16,000 new golf course reviews were added to the Golfshake system for over 3,000 golf courses and below we take a look at those courses who continue to excel in terms of golfer expectations.rn read more ...


The Best of Golfshake 2018

Despite a tough start to 2018 with the 'Beast from the East' followed by the World Cup and the 'Summer of Heat', golfers really did got out on mass in 2018 and recorded more golf than ever here on Golfshake. read more ...


Top Reviewed Golf Courses of 2018

We have been highlighting popular venues (with at least ten ratings) that reviewed highly on Golfshake during the past 18 months across the regions. Now, to close out the year, we have brought them together into one place for you, celebrating those venues, which could be an informative guide for you to identify places to visit in 2019.  read more ...


Golfshake Friday Update - 19/10/18

Golfshake's Joe Hughes takes a brief overview of some of the golfing highlights of the week leading up to 19th October 2018. read more ...


Golfshake Updates: Score Analysis, Golf Societies, Group Reports

It only seems like last week that we rolled out a bunch of site updates focused on the Golfshake Score Tracker.  Well now there is even more updates and improvements to the site focused on helping you improve your game or run your golf society. read more ...


Golfshake Visual Shot Tracking - Shot Tendency

Following on from the recent 2018 updates and providing a new way to store the data from the Golfshake stat tracking cards, golfers can now store data of their shot history within the Golfshake score tracker system. read more ...


Did you want to improve your game? Golfshake is ready to help

With the 2018 golf season under way Golfshake is here to help you on your quest to playing better golf and lowering your golf handicap.   Whether this is via our video tuition section or through the use of the #1 online Golf Score Tracking system. read more ...


Golfshake 2018 Season Updates

In a continued drive to provide the most in-depth and advanced golf score tracking service as possible the Golfshake system sees some exciting updates and improvements for the 2018 season. read more ...


Golfshake 2017 Highly Recommended Golf Courses

With over 220,000 independent golf course reviews for courses all around the world from regular golfers the Golfshake system is the #1 resource when researching where to play golf.  The recommendation updates were added to system 18 months ago allowing golfers to highlight whether they would play again or recommend when they left a review. Find out which golf clubs achieved highly recommended status during 2017. read more ...


Golfshake Updates Handicap to 54, Society Event Scoring

Following our most recent updates to kick start 2018 focused around scoring, reports and data.  We have now rolled out several further key updates in readiness for the 2018 season. read more ...


Golfshake Updates to kick start 2018

To kick start your 2018 season we have started to roll out new updates to Golfshake to improve the service we provide and provide even better information for you on your quest to playing better golf and lowering your golf handicap. read more ...


The Best of Golfshake 2017

2017 may now be behind us but we hope you had a great year, played lots of golf, had the chance to try some new courses and enjoyed your golf.  Before we fully look ahead to 2018 we wanted to share with you some of the most read and watched articles from 2017 on Golfshake as well some stats that have been generated by you within the scoretracker. read more ...


10 Things to Help Make 2018 Your BEST Golfing Year Yet

With 2018 now here it is the perfect time to plan your golfing goals, challenges and trips; whether that is playing better, simply playing more golf, playing new courses or a quest to lower your handicap.  Check out 10 great ideas and Golfshake content series' to help get your game on track for 2018. read more ...


The importance of digital tech and social media for golf

Digital platforms are becoming increasingly important for golf businesses and golf clubs with 90% of golfers surveyed in the 2017 Golfshake survey stating that they have a smartphone device.  Digital services and apps are now a great way for golf businesses to connect and engage online. Find out more for the 2017 Golfshake survey. read more ...


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