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Zoom Focus S Laser Rangefinder Review

The Zoom Focus S is a laser rangefinder full of features in a stylish design with benefits such as vibration feedback, slope mode, flag scan mode and continuous measurement for scanning the golf course. If you want to know more about this device, you can see the tech specs and our new 2024 review. read more ...


The Best Mid Handicap Irons For 2024

Are you thinking of buying new irons this year? If you're a golfer who is looking to gain that edge on performance but without sacrificing forgiveness, then these mid-handicap tailored models should be an attractive prospect. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has picked out a series of irons from across the industry that should meet your requirements. 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 ...


Odyssey Ai-One Jailbird Putter Review

It's always an exciting time for golf equipment fanatics when Odyssey reveals new putters. Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall recently had the chance to test a pair of them in detail, specifically the Ai-One Jailbird Mini and Ai-One Jailbird Cruiser. read more ...


The Best Fairway Woods 2024

Fairway woods are among the most useful and versatile clubs that you can have in your golf bag - meaning that it's essential to get your hands on the model that is absolutely right for your game. read more ...


Callaway Ai Smoke vs TaylorMade Qi10 LS vs PING G430 Max

It's been another exciting year for new driver releases, but it can be a challenge to genuinely separate the model of one brand from another. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall decided to put three of this season's finest drivers to the test against each other; namely the Callaway Ai Smoke, TaylorMade's Qi10 and the PING G430 Max. read more ...


The Best Game Improvement Irons 2024

It's been another busy year for equipment releases, and if you're a mid to higher handicap golfer who is seeking greater forgiveness from a set of irons, then you may be intrigued to learn more about the best game improvement products on the market for this season. 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 ...


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 ...


2024 TaylorMade TP5 & TP5x Golf Ball Review

The new golf season is approaching and TaylorMade has unveiled its range of golf balls for 2024, including the latest TP5 and TP5x models. Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, has tested and reviewed the balls for us, including analysis of the technology and what it could mean for your game on the golf course. 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 ...


Titleist TSR3 Driver, Fairway Woods, Hybrids Review

Titleist is a brand synonymous with the game of golf at the highest levels and its TSR3 family has only enhanced that enviable reputation in the minds of players from the tour to everyday clubs. 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 ...


Golf Mate Cleaning Brush Review

When you're playing golf regularly - especially during winter - then your clubs are likely to get dirty quickly! There are many different methods to keeping your equipment maintained - which is essential to ensure they remain at their best performing - but the Golf Mate Cleaning Brush might just be among the most handy options. read more ...


TaylorMade Qi10 Drivers Review

With the launch of its new Qi10 Max, Qi10 LS and Qi10, TaylorMade has declared that it has produced its most forgiving drivers yet. Ryan Rastall, Golfshake's Equipment Expert, has taken a closer look at each of the drivers for us, sharing his insights behind the technology and analysis of their performance courtesy of TrackMan. read more ...


TaylorMade Qi10 Fairway Woods Review

Optimal performance is the mantra with regards to the development of TaylorMade's newly launched fairway woods - Qi10, Qi10 Max and Qi10 Tour. Ryan Rastall has taken a closer look at each of the woods from his Performance Centre at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds, where tested and reviewed the entire Qi10 Family. read more ...


TaylorMade Qi10 Hybrids Review

TaylorMade has unveiled its latest offering for the hybrid golf club market. Referred to as Rescues, the new Qi10 Family boasts an innovative Carbon Crown in the Qi10 and Qi10 Max models, which frees up mass for weight distribution and forgiveness, while each club features a different shape, with the oversized Qi10 Max, classic Qi10 and compact Qi10 Tour. read more ...


TaylorMade Qi10 Irons Review

TaylorMade has revealed its brand new Qi10 Irons for 2024, which have been engineered to find that attractive balance between a minimalist style alongside advanced technology. Designed to offer a game improvement iron that reduces slices, the Qi10 irons have significantly less right bias, which encourages straighter and more accurate shots. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Should Have Played in 2023

Studying the Course Section and its many thousands of newly submitted reviews during the past 12 months, we have identified the venues in the UK that most impressed and resonated with the Golfshake Community. These are the golf courses that you really should have played in 2023 - so why not rectify that during the coming year! read more ...


The Golf Courses That Other Golfers Think You Should Play

If you're looking for inspiration about where to play in 2024, then here are just some golf courses that other golfers think you should play! read more ...


The Most Popular Golf Courses on Golfshake in 2023

The year of 2023 was as busy as ever and these are 15 venues that acted as the most popular for Golfshake readers during the calendar year. read more ...


The Top Rated Golf Courses on Golfshake in 2023

As we slowly approach the New Year, we have identified the 15 top rated golf courses on Golfshake for 2023. To celebrate those venues who have performed exceptionally well, we have provided a short synopsis on each facility and a review comment that one of you has left. read more ...


Review Golf Courses on Golfshake to Win Prizes

Thousands of you also have been adding reviews into the Golfshake Course Section this year, charting where you have played and what you thought about the venues. Providing an even greater incentive to share your thoughts - and as a little thank you to the Golfshake Community - we have launched a prize draw giveaway! read more ...


Tewkesbury Park Deerpark Golf Course 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 in Autumn 2023 to find out how this venue had continued to grow its reputation into being one of the finest destinations for a UK golf break. read more ...


Selby Golf Club Review

Selby Golf Club, founded in 1907, is a charming par 71 heathland/parkland golf course situated in the mostly southerly point of North Yorkshire near Leeds, York and Doncaster. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore recently played and reviewed it for us. read more ...


36 Golf Courses Worth Playing This Winter

Golfers don’t have to put away their clubs just yet if you want to keep playing in winter.  This article features 36 golf courses which have all been highly recommended from reviews submitted during winter months and could ensure you keep golf a little but more enjoyable. read more ...


PAYNTR X 006 RS Golf Shoes Review

Having previously tested and reviewed PAYNTR GOLF's X 002 LE, X 004 RS, and X-005 F, Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has become a connoisseur of the brand's golf shoes and now turns his attention to the X 006 RS. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses You Probably Haven't Heard Of

There are golf courses dotted throughout the country that offer a memorable time for visitors that perhaps don't receive the wider acclaim and recognition that they deserve. Fortunately, that's where we can help, presenting to you now The Best Golf Courses You Probably Haven't Heard Of. read more ...


Introducing Bunker Mentality - Tri Colour Quarter Zip Review

Bunker Mentality is an online golf brand who have been in existence for quite some time, but you may not have heard about them. Allow us to shine some light on the company and the type of products that they sell for avid golfers. read more ...


2023 Cuater Golf Shoes Review

Cuater is the footwear arm of TravisMathew, and their sponsored players include PGA Tour stars Jon Rahm and Sam Burns. Also part of the Callaway family, Cuater is rapidly establishing itself as one of the leading collections in the golf market. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, was sent The Moneymaker and The Ringer to test. read more ...


Callaway Apex Utility Wood Review

Utility clubs have been introduced to golf in a bid to make challenging clubs easier to use, which should boost confidence as a consequence. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, was sent the new Callaway Apex Utility Wood to review and shares his extensive thoughts. read more ...


FootJoy Performance Fit Process Review

Golfshake Ambassador Ed Dimambro recently experienced the new FootJoy Performance Fit process, which proved to be an illuminating process and showed that he had been choosing the wrong pairs of golf shoes for a long time. Ed describes the process and the lessons he took away from it. 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 ...


Stanedge Golf Club Review

Stanedge Golf Club, situated between Chesterfield and Matlock, has been an underrated and unappreciated venue for many years by the wider golfing public. Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently visited and found a wonderful community facility. 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 ...


GolfBuddy Aim W12 Watch Video Review

Ryan Rastall, Golfshake's Equipment Expert, was sent the Aim W12 watch from GolfBuddy to review and he shares his thoughts in a full video review. read more ...


The Isle of Bute Offers The Best Value Golf in Scotland

You may not have considered the Isle of Bute as a possible destination for your next golf holiday, but here is an impassioned case as to why this jewel in the Firth of Clyde offers arguably the best value golfing menu in Scotland. read more ...


Are These Dream Golf Courses on Your List to Play

As winter approaches, it's always a time for golfers to reflect on what they have accomplished this season and what they hope to achieve next year. For many of us, that can include playing new courses, perhaps experiencing the layouts that have long held a place in your mind. Are these dream golf courses on your own personal list to play? read more ...


Spike Golf Review

Spike Golf was started by three friends and for two reasons. Firstly it was to convert golfers from plastic tees to bamboo tees and secondly to add a bit of edge and youth to the game. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has taken the opportunity to test their products. read more ...


Callaway APEX Pro Irons Fitting Experience

Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, was invited to The Belfry by Callaway for a custom fitting. Having gamed his current clubs for two years, Ryan was in the market for a new set of sticks and tested several Callaway products. 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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The Best Parkland Golf Courses in England

England's rich golfing landscape boasts a diverse range of courses, each with its own unique charm and challenge. Whilst links courses may enjoy the spotlight for their coastal allure, parkland courses have their own enchanting appeal. Nestled amidst rolling hills, lush forests, and picturesque landscapes, these parkland gems provide golfers with an unforgettable experience. read more ...


Sunningdale Heath Golf Club Review

Sunningdale Heath is a Berkshire based heathland-style golf course that every golfer needs to visit. It is an experience that is full of history and charm. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore describes it for us. read more ...


CaddyTalk Cube Rangefinder Review

A new accessory is on the market and the CaddyTalk Cube Rangefinder looks set to be a popular inclusion for golfers across the world. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested the compact device and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Hidden Gem Golf Courses to Play in Fife

Hidden Gem is a fairly redundant term these days, but there are golf courses in Fife that don't receive wider recognition that offer a memorable and thoroughly pleasant experience on their own terms. read more ...


10 of The Best Golf Courses to Play in Las Vegas on Vacation

Las Vegas’ golfing reputation and fame has risen dramatically since the turn of the century, as the entertainment capital of the world continues to invest in their golf courses. We provide information on ten of Las Vegas’ very best and what to expect when you’re next in town.
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Callaway Apex Pro, CB, MB Irons Review 2023

The Apex Irons have been met with resounding success from Callaway’s touring professionals - and they look set to emulate that accomplishment with amateur golfers too. Ryan Rastall, Golfshake Equipment Expert, has been sent all three models to test and he shares his thoughts. read more ...


Motocaddy S5 GPS Electric Trolley Review

Now the world’s biggest selling electric trolley brand, Motocaddy has never been behind when it comes to product development. One such innovation is the S5 GPS, introduced in March 2023 as the flagship of the S series range, a top quality electric trolley that incorporates GPS technology. read more ...


Alnmouth Village Golf Club Review

Alnmouth Village Links was established in 1869, making it the oldest 9 hole links in England. Classic in its design and rustic in feel, Golfshake's Matt Holbrook describes his experience here. read more ...


Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course Review

Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course sits in the shadow of the 14th century castle ruins sharing the same name. This outstanding links test has picked up Golfshake Highly Recommended status five years running. Matt Holbrook went to visit it for us. read more ...


Bamburgh Castle Golf Club Review

Sat atop of the cliffs just outside the village of Bamburgh itself, Bamburgh Castle Golf Club is a truly authentic and rugged course that boasts breathtaking scenery throughout. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook recently played there and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Goswick Links Golf Club Review

Located just 15 minutes from Berwick-upon-Tweed, Goswick Links is a three-time recipient of the Golfshake Highly Recommended Award and has hosted Regional Open Qualifying. Matt Holbrook had the chance to experience it for himself. read more ...


15 of The Best Golf Courses in Perthshire

You’re never too far away from a hidden gem in Scotland, but the area of Perthshire is particularly littered with some outstanding venues. We provide information on 15 of the best golf courses in this region - have you managed to play any yet? read more ...


The London Golf Club International Course Review

Set in idyllic Kent countryside, just 20 miles from the capital that shares the same name, The London Golf Club boasts two championships courses that have built a solid reputation within the county. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook had the opportunity to play and review The International Course. read more ...


Motocaddy M7 Remote GPS Electric Trolley Review

Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall has been testing Motocaddy's M7 Remote GPS Electric Trolley. Ryan describes the model, what you can expect, how it performs on the course and whether it's worth buying. read more ...


10 of The Best Golf Courses in Cumbria

Cumbria is home to gorgeous countryside and general greenery, which makes it the perfect location for a round of golf. This area of England contains some truly hidden gems that all golfers will enjoy playing. read more ...


Grass Routes by Richard Pennell Book Review

A keen student of the written word when it relates to golf, Andrew Picken, Golfshake Ambassador, has reviewed Grass Routes, a new book written by Richard Pennell, who shares a collection of reminiscences from a unique life spent in the game. read more ...


Have You Played The Most Underrated Golf Courses in The UK

Introducing you to The Other Top 100 Golf Courses on Golfshake. These are destinations that haven't routinely featured in national Top 100 lists and boast a minimum of 50 reviews submitted on the website. 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 ...


One of The Funniest Golf Books Ever Written

When was the last time you read a golf book that was laugh out loud funny? Golfshake's Derek Clements reviews Two Ruddy Ducks and a Partridge on a Par Three, The Unexpurgated Golf Letters of Mortimer Merriweather, penned by Clive Agran. read more ...


TaylorMade TP Reserve Putters Full Range Review

The TP Reserve putter line from TaylorMade has enjoyed positive feedback since its release during the 2023 golf season.Featuring four bladed models and three mallet options, all types of golfer and ability have been catered for through the impressive collection. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has tested the line-up and provides his thoughts. read more ...


Motocaddy S1 Electric Trolley Review

Motocaddy was founded in 2004 and now claims to be the world’s biggest selling electric trolley brand. Its best seller is the S1, a model that has seen several reincarnations and improvements. Golfshake's Andy Waple has reviewed the latest version. read more ...


Last Minute Affordable Golf Break Deals in England

There is no better feeling than travelling for a golf trip, full of excitement and wondering if this could be the location for your lowest round ever.  To help you with your search for a last minute golf break we have rounded up eight affordable offers provided by Golfbreaks.com. read more ...


10 of The Best Golf Courses in Suffolk

Suffolk is one of the greatest regions of England for golf as there are many brilliant venues that can deliver a first-class golfing experience.  From heathland to a true links, Suffolk is home to some outrageously good and unique golf courses that present a brilliant challenge.
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10 of The Best Golf Courses in Derbyshire

Derbyshire is home to many golf courses thanks to the beautiful surroundings of the region - whether you live in the area or you’re planning a golf trip to the county, it’s always good to know which courses have been rated as the very best. read more ...


10 of The Best Golf Courses to Play in Essex

The county of Essex has always been a popular hotspot for golfers, largely thanks to the impressive collection of golf courses it can offer. Whether you’re looking for a parkland test or a shorter 9-hole offering, Essex has it all. read more ...


The Best Time to Experience The Norfolk Golf Trail

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently experienced the award-winning Congham Hall Hotel and played some of the finest golf courses in Norfolk. And now you can walk in his footsteps courtesy of a new discounted offer. read more ...


Bedlingtonshire Golf Club Review

Bedlingtonshire Golf Club is situated in Northumberland just 20 minutes outside of Newcastle and easily accessible from the A1. The golf club is set among charming agricultural land providing some beautiful views. It has 750 members and warmly welcomes visitors. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore experienced it for himself. read more ...


10 of The Best Golf Courses in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire is known for boasting a serene collection of golf courses - and there are many to choose from! If you’re looking at a potential golf trip to this part of England, you are truly spoiled for choice. read more ...


10 of The Best Golf Courses in Norfolk

For those who either live or travel to Norfolk, you will be pleased to know that the district is home to a collection of first-class golf courses. We provide information on ten of the very best - how many have you played? read more ...


Oulton Hall Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort TrackMan Range Review

Oulton Hall recently introduced TrackMan Range technology to more than 15 bays at its driving range. Ryan Rastall, Golfshake Equipment Expert, was joined by Carly Booth and Simon Dyson to test the new facilities. read more ...


Royal Cromer Golf Club Feature Review

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken was excited to visit and review Royal Cromer Golf Club in Norfolk, a venue with a rich history that has been awarded Must Play Status after consistently being Highly Recommended by the Golfshake Community. read more ...


The Carrick at Cameron House Golf Course Review

Sitting proudly overlooking the world famous Loch Lomond, The Carrick at Cameron House is a par 71 championship course that serves up stunning views, a superb test of golf and facilities that will tick every box you could think of.  read more ...


Cameron House Hotel at Loch Lomond Review

Celebrating its 200th Anniversary during 2023, Cameron House is a spectacular hotel overlooking the world famous Loch Lomond. With an array of different rooms, dining options and activities on offer, we had the chance to sample the delights as part of their anniversary celebrations. read more ...


Nike Golf Shoes Review - Nike AIR MAX G & Nike Infinity Tour

Nike have released two new shoes to the golf market, with the Nike Air Max 90G and the Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour options being offered to golfers worldwide. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, was sent a pair of each design and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Reviewing a Full Bag Club Fitting at Precision Golf

Following recent struggles with injury, Golfshake's Derek Clements wanted to make a return to the golf course, but was sure that his clubs no longer suited him. Derek visited Precision Golf to undergo a full bag custom-fitting with Simon Cooper, something that has made an enormous difference. read more ...


Sheringham Golf Club Review

Sheringham Golf Club is rich with history, tradition and a course that represents a pure form of the game. Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently had the opportunity to experience this atmospheric venue in Norfolk. read more ...


The Perfect Base For a Norfolk Golf Break

Looking for the perfect golfer and non-golfer break, Golfshake's Andy Picken visited Congham Hall Hotel in Norfolk, which turned out to be the ideal base for a relaxing trip while experiencing several outstanding courses along the coastline. read more ...


Esker Hills Golf Club Review

During his journey of discovery in the Heartlands of Ireland, Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken visited Esker Hill Golf Club, the home of 2019 Champion Golfer of the Year, Shane Lowry. read more ...


Portumna Golf Club Review

Continuing his journey through the Hidden Heartlands of Ireland, Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken stopped by Portumna Golf Club in County Galway to experience a course that has big ambitions for the future. 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 ...


Royal Winchester Golf Club Review

Designed by five-time Open champion J.H. Taylor and home to Hampshire's only Royal Club, Royal Winchester is located to the north west of the historic city of Winchester. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies recently enjoyed a memorable day there. read more ...


The Best Links Golf Courses in Wales

There are over 30,000 golf courses located around the world, but only the tiniest fraction of them meet the definition of being an authentic links. If you're looking to play a links course in Wales - here is a place to start! read more ...


MacGregor Golf V-FOIL Putters Review

The new V-Foil putter line from MacGregor Golf features five varying designs that should entice all styles of golfer. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested several of the models and shares his thoughts on the range. read more ...


Callaway 2023 Big Bertha Irons Review

The Callaway Big Bertha irons are now available for purchase and they look set to be exceptionally popular for amateur golfers. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, has been sent the irons to test and he provides his thoughts. read more ...


Have You Played These English Links Golf Courses

Depending on whose expert opinion you consult, there are approximately 250 true links courses on the planet. Many of the finest of them can be found across England. read more ...


10 of The Best Golf Courses in Merseyside

Merseyside is home to some of England's greatest golf courses, which is why The Open Championship makes a frequent stop at this part of the country. From some of the best links in the world to brilliant parkland layouts, Merseyside is truly a golfing haven. read more ...


10 of The Best Golf Courses to Play in Cornwall

Cornwall has always been a desirable holiday destination, but were you aware of the fine collection of golf courses the region has to offer? read more ...


The Best Golf Courses to Discover on Scottish Islands

When golfers flock to Scotland in their thousands, they're likely to travel in the direction of St Andrews and the surrounding area, the golf coasts of East Lothian and Ayrshire, or maybe even the many wonderful courses found in the Highlands. But for those of a more adventurous disposition, there is much to discover and savour across Scotland's islands. read more ...


Burnham Beeches Golf Club Feature Review

Burnham Beeches Golf Club is situated in a hidden, quiet and exclusive part of South Buckinghamshire just a few miles off the M40. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore recently visited, where he discovered that it's the perfect location for a modest size golf society to experience. read more ...


Motocaddy CUBE Push Trolley Review

Motocaddy has become a household name within the golf industry due to the quality of their design and functionality for golfers of all ages and abilities. Wanting something lightweight, compact and without the worry of needing to charge a battery, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has tested and reviewed the Motocaddy CUBE trolley. read more ...


Have You Played These Scottish Golf Courses

Every golfer accumulates a list of their favourite courses that evolves throughout their lifetime playing this game. Determining what makes the cut is a reflection of your tastes, but it can also be a sign of your personality. Golfshake Digital Editor Kieran Clark shares his personal list of favourite courses in Scotland. read more ...


The Best 9 Hole Golf Courses in The UK

Golf courses come in all manner of shapes and sizes, each packed with the character and uniqueness of the landscape on which they have been laid out. Classic designs and championship behemoths often dominant rankings and receive the most acclaim, but a truly underrated category of golf course is the quintessential nine-holer. read more ...


GolfBuddy aim Quantum Rangefinder Review

The GolfBuddy aim Quantum Rangefinder is a pocket sized device that boasts a stunningly fast measurement speed of only 0.15 seconds courtesy of Zero Second Technology. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has put the product to the test and shares his thoughts on its performance. read more ...


PAYNTR X-005 F Golf Shoes Review

PAYNTR Golf's newest spikeless shoe, the X-005 F, brings together its innovative technology to benefit golfers on the course. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies had the opportunity to test the new shoes and shares his thoughts in this new review. read more ...


25 Highly Rated Golf Courses to Play This Year

Continuing with our series of articles focused on where to play golf this year, we take a look at some of the most highly rated golf courses from 2022 but taking into account the all round experience.  read more ...


How Many Open Qualifying Golf Courses Have You Played

Ahead of The 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, such has been the demand for entries, two new venues have been added for Regional Qualifying. This got us thinking about how many of these outstanding courses that we had played. How many have you ticked off? read more ...


GolfBuddy aim W12 Watch Review

Knowing your distances is a crucial part of the game of golf. Rangefinders and GPS Watches are two common aids to assist that, including the GolfBuddy aim W12 Watch that Golfshake's Liam Moore has tested and reviewed for us. read more ...


QHotels Oulton Hall Golf Club Feature Review

Set just a short drive from the centre of Leeds, Oulton Hall Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is a fine golf destination that is offered up from The QHotels Collection. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook grasped the opportunity to play each of the 27 holes on the property and shares his thoughts in this review. read more ...


8 Extra Reasons to Stay And Play Golf in Ayrshire

Travel journalist Matt Carr recently visited the Ayrshire coast with a group of 12 keen golfers of mixed ability, with scores on their tour ranging from 69 to 109. He describes the embarrassment of golf-adjacent options to explore in the area from his chosen base at Dundonald Links. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses to Play For Under £100

The UK is blessed with hundreds of exceptional, world-class golf courses that draw visitors far and wide, but that quality has lately been reflected in a sharp rise of green fees, meaning that many of the most elite layouts in the country are now simply not affordable for the average golfer. However, there are still incredible experiences out there that are somewhat more attractive, you just have to look a little harder for them. read more ...


Odyssey TRI-HOT 5K Putter Review

Odyssey's TRI-HOT 5K Putter Range is a premium offering, featuring the acclaimed White Hot insert and Red Stroke Lab shaft and includes tungsten weighing to provide optimal MOI. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall describes the full range, including specific insights into his own model of choice, the TRI-HOT 5K ONE. 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 ...


Shirley Golf Club Feature Review

Shirley Golf Club is just a short drive from Junction 4 of the M42 so is easily accessible for most. Bordered by fields and natural woodland on the outskirts of south Birmingham, Shirley nestles in the Blythe Valley, enjoying a well-planned blend of parkland with mature, wooded areas. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies describes it for us. read more ...


PAYNTR X 004 RS Spiked Golf Shoes Review

PAYNTR GOLF's X 004 RS Spiked Golf Shoes have followed the brand's principle of creating products that are deeply grounded in the biomechanics of the golf swing. Naturally, with all of that information, Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies was thrilled to get his hands on them for a comprehensive test and review. read more ...


The Rushcliffe Golf Club Feature Review

The Rushcliffe Golf Club is situated just 10 minutes from Jn 24 of the M1 and is set on a hillside with beautiful views overlooking south Nottinghamshire and boasts 18 uniquely individual golf holes. It has a nice traditional clubhouse perched on top of the hill providing panoramic views. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore reviewed it for us. read more ...


25 Golf Courses You Need to Play in The North of England in 2023

From the championship layouts of the coastline around Southport to the hidden gems of Yorkshire and Lancashire, the North of England is a strong region for golf and perennially underrated by those looking in from the outside. 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 ...


25 Golf Courses You Should Play in Scotland in 2023

There is nothing else quite like playing golf in Scotland; the spiritual home of the game. From legendary championship links courses to gems tucked away in the Highlands & Islands, there is something here for everyone, whatever your taste or budget. read more ...


TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Review

Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, has tested the BRNR Mini Driver from TaylorMade and he shares his thoughts. Ever since the unveiling earlier in the year, golfers - amateurs and professionals alike - have gone crazy for this club. read more ...


Dromoland Castle Golf Club Feature Review

Last year, Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken had the chance to play the scenic Dromoland Castle in Ireland. In this new Feature Review, Andy describes the venue, the experience, and the wider atmosphere of Limerick during his visit. read more ...


Llanymynech Golf Club Feature Review

Situated in Shropshire right on the Welsh/English border, Llanymynech is just a short drive from Oswestry to the north and Welshpool to the south. It was the home course of 1991 Masters Champion Ian Woosnam. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies had the chance to experience it for himself. 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 ...


Srixon ZX MKII Irons Review

Srixon’s 2023 iron models have been highly popular for golfers across the globe, with each one offering something different than the other. Higher handicappers will be interested in the Srixon ZX4, but the ZX5 performed exceptionally well during testing. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, has reviewed all four models and provides his thoughts on them. read more ...


Everything You Need to Know About Odyssey Putters in 2023

If you’re in the market for a new putter, then look no further than the impressive Odyssey range of putters for the 2023 season. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, provides insight on this year’s release and details which putter can best suit your game. 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 ...


Callaway Big Bertha Driver Review

Callaway's Big Bertha has for decades been among the most recognisible names in golf equipment - and fans of that iconic brand will be thrilled to hear about the new Big Bertha Driver. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall has tested out the driver, sharing his own analysis and thoughts following a period of evaluation both on the course and deploying the data captured inside his Indoor Performance Centre. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses You Haven't Considered Playing Before

Golfshake's Derek Clements has been lucky to play many of the most famous golf courses on the planet, but he wanted to share with you some of the lesser-known tracks that he has been fortunate enough to tackle over the years. read more ...


23 Golf Courses You Have to Play in Wales in 2023

From championship links courses to immaculate parkland resorts, golf in Wales is pretty spectacular, varied, and probably underrated by many aficionados of the game. If you're looking for new places to experience this season and beyond, then we are thrilled to present 23 Golf Courses You Have to Play in Wales in 2023! read more ...


Brocket Hall Golf Club Feature Review

Just 22 miles from Central London - the 540-acre estate grounds at the stunning Brocket Hall plays host to two formidable golf courses. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook grasped at the opportunity to both The Melbourne and The Palmerston and shares his thoughts in this new Feature Review. read more ...


10 of The Best Twilight Golf Green Fees in 2023

Twilight golf is more than just a fun concept that we all should really embrace - it can offer significant benefits for those who wish to play the best courses for less money. We have taken a look around the most acclaimed courses across the UK to pick out ten of the very finest that offer twilight rates in 2023, something that could help you experience some truly unforgettable layouts. read more ...


Srixon ZX5 MK II & ZX7 MK II Driver Review

Srixon have announced their arrival to the 2023 driver market with two outstanding offerings that are packed with technology. Ryan Rastall, Golfshake Equipment Expert, has reviewed both the ZX5 MK II & ZX7 MK II and shares his thoughts and insights. read more ...


Why England is Golf's Most Underrated Destination

Whilst Scotland and Ireland garner much international attention, England seems to fly under the radar for many travelling golfers, despite boasting some of the best golf on the planet. read more ...


Mizuno ST-Z 230 & ST-X 230 Driver Review

Mizuno have treated their loyal customers with two drivers, both offering something different to the other. The ST-X will be tailored for the majority of players, as it features plenty of technology to salvage off-centre strikes. On the other hand, the ST-Z is the low-spinning option but the driver still includes plenty of forgiveness when needed most. read more ...


23 Must Play Golf Courses in The South of England in 2023

The South of England is renowned worldwide for its range of classic heathland layouts and seaside links courses, but there is a tremendous diversity beyond even that, ensuring that there is something ideal for every player to enjoy. But what are the places most recommended by those golfers? read more ...


East Lothian vs Ayrshire - What Really is Scotland's Golf Coast

Considering there are 21 courses seemingly flowing simultaneously along the coastline within reach of Edinburgh, many naturally consider East Lothian to be the undisputed golf coast of Scotland. But is it, really? Golfshake's Kieran Clark believes that Ayrshire holds a stake to be declared Scotland's Golf Coast. read more ...


20 Must Play Golf Courses in The Midlands in 2023

Located in the Heart of England, The Midlands is naturally situated in a position where it's easily accessible from both the North and South, but what is there specifically to attract golfers? Well, it turns out that there is considerable appeal for anyone looking to experience a rich variety of courses! read more ...


EA Sports PGA Tour Review

After an eight-year hiatus, EA Sports have officially released their latest golf game to the masses. The game was announced back in 2021 and after two delays, EA Sports PGA Tour released to the public on April 7th to coincide with The Masters. Golfshake's Liam Moore got his hands on the game and shares his thoughts in a full review. read more ...


The Most Forgiving Drivers in Golf - 2023

The hunt for a new driver is among the most exciting in all of golf. As golfers, we love to hit the ball as far as possible, but it’s the forgiveness of a club that will typically produce lower scores. Fortunately, Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall has tested the latest batch of drivers from all the popular manufacturers, and he shares his thoughts. read more ...


GolfBuddy Laser ATOM Pocket Rangefinder Review

The GolfBuddy Laser Atom features a high-quality construction process that results in a neat and attractive rangefinder that handles exceptionally well. Golfshake's Liam Moore had the opportunity to test the device and shares his thoughts in this review. read more ...


4 Magical Golf Courses You Must Play in The Scottish Highlands

The Highlands is home to some of the very best golf in Scotland, and the world. The likes of Royal Dornoch and Castle Stuart are rightly considered to be bucket list experiences. However, beyond these headline acts, there are also plenty of other links courses in the area to make for an interesting and varied golf trip, as Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Heggie discovered. read more ...


The Best UK Golf Courses To Play On a Budget

There has been much talk lately about how green fee costs are rising, placing greater pressure on nomadic golfers and those who like to travel around to play different courses during the season. However, despite the extortionate pricing at the most famous venues, there is still fabulous value for money available throughout the United Kingdom. read more ...


20 English Golf Courses That You Should Play in 2023

Where are you going to play in 2023? We have studied the Golfshake Course Section and discovered even more English courses that come Highly Recommended by golfers. Whether you're based in England or just visiting, there should be somewhere for everyone on this list that delivers exceptional value and a fine experience to match. read more ...


FootJoy HyperFlex Carbon Golf Shoe Review

The FootJoy HyperFlex Carbon Golf Shoe was unveiled at the beginning of this year and was described as being the Ultimate Walking Golf Shoe, offering a lightweight and comfortable fit alongside maximum stability. Golfshake's Ryan Rastall, got his hands on the shoes and tested them on the course over several rounds during a recent golf trip in Turkey. read more ...


The Best Hybrid Golf Clubs - 2023

Hybrids are the perfect addition to your golf bag if you’re someone who notoriously struggles with longer irons out on the course. They can be used off the tee, from the middle of the fairway, in the rough and - for the more confident players - they can be deployed as a touch club around the greens. We have selected some of the very best from this year! read more ...


25 Must Play Golf Courses Recommended in England

England is home to a staggering depth of quality golf courses. The nation boasts incredible, historic championship layouts alongside many superb resorts and influential designs that rank among the best examples of course architecture worldwide. But just where would other golfers recommend to you - especially those venues that perhaps don't receive wider recognition? read more ...


Wilson Dynapower Irons Review

Engineered for the game improvement category, Wilson's new DYNAPWR Irons are packed with technology that has been created to provide maximum forgiveness, ensuring they are easy to launch while still offering distance gains. But how do they perform? Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested the irons for us. read more ...


20 Golf Courses That Golfers Recommend You Play

When the golf season approaches, there is excitement in the air with the days growing longer and the promise of spring and summer now within reach. But where are you going to play this year? The Golfshake Community - which consists of thousands of keen golfers - have some valuable suggestions for you. read more ...


The Best Game Improvement Irons - 2023

A new golf season means fresh equipment; are you in the market? We’ll be focusing on game improvement irons in this article, which are tailored to mid-high handicappers. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, the Head Pro at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds, provides an overview to share his favourite irons from this year. read more ...


2023 TaylorMade Golf Equpment - Full Bag Review

Successfully deployed by many of the world's best golfers, TaylorMade equipment remains incredibly popular, and the manufacturer has much to offer in 2023. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall decided to put the brand's latest gear to the ultimate test - on the course at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds, where he played the 16th, 17th and 18th holes. read more ...


Trump Doonbeg International Golf Links Feature Review

Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland, also known as Doonbeg, is situated on the main coastal road between Ballybunion and Lahinch, one hour from Shannon Airport in County Clare. Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken had the chance to play this stunning venue, which he describes in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Tom Williamson, The Complete Golf Professional - Book Review

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken reviews Tom Williamson, The Complete Golf Professional by Nick Jones, a book that profiles the father of golf in the Midlands and celebrates one of the most important and underappreciated figures in the game. read more ...


The WedgeTrainer Training Aid Product Review

Launched just last year, the WedgeTrainer is the creation of Kevin Redfern, who has worked with tour professionals for decades. It was designed to reduce the activity in the wrists when chipping and pitching to help develop the technique required to deliver sold contact every time. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has found out for himself this winter. read more ...


23 Standout Golf Courses to Play in 2023

When looking around for different courses to play, we always want to know what others think of them. The Golfshake Ambassadors can also contribute something too; seeing as they visit a variety of venues each season. Reflecting back on the places they experienced two years ago, we can showcase 23 exceptional courses that you should consider ticking off in 2023! read more ...


COBRA AEROJET Fairway Woods Review

COBRA Golf recently announced the launch of the AEROJET family, a range of drivers, irons, and fairway woods. Ryan Rastall, Head Pro at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds, tested and reviewed all 3 models of the fairway wood range, the LS (low spin), Standard, and draw-bias Max, all of which are available in various lofts. read more ...


COBRA Forged Irons Review - KING TOUR, KING CB, KING MB

Many golfers will be excited to see the new KING TOUR and KING CB and MB irons, which are part of COBRA's 2023 KING Family. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, was among them! He was thrilled to get his hands on the irons at his Indoor Performance Centre at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses to Play in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland undisputedly boasts some truly wonderful golf courses, including several of the world's absolute best. The 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush was a perfect showcase for this destination, which provides a rich variety of venues to experience. read more ...


COBRA AEROJET Irons Review

COBRA's AEROJET Irons feature an AI designed Hot Face, PWR Bridge Technology and tungsten weighting all designed to aid ball speed, forgiveness and distance. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, the Head Pro at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds has tested and reviewed them for us to discover just how well these irons perform! read more ...


The Top Rated Golf Courses That You Should Play in 2023

Just which golf courses should be on your list to play this year? We surveyed the Golfshake Community to ask them what was the best they played last season. The majority of these are definitely considered to be of the bucket list variety, so why not choose one of them to make your 2023 on the fairways truly unforgettable! read more ...


Callaway Paradym Fairway Woods Review

Callaway has released three new fairway woods for 2023 as part of its exciting Paradym Family, which have been engineered to suit golfers across the spectrum of ability. Putting each of them to the test, Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, the Head Pro at Howley Hall Golf Club reviews and compares the clubs from his Indoor Performance Centre. read more ...


The Best Place to Play Golf in Wales

Wales is a hugely underrated part of the UK for golf, featuring many incredible links courses, tranquil resorts and scenic parklands to be discovered and explored. Introducing you to the best of golf in Wales, the Golfshake Course Section is home to over 300,000 independent reviews submitted by everyday golfers, which offers a unique and valuable insight. read more ...


18 Golf Courses That Offer Perfect Winter Drainage

Those of us who play golf in the UK accept that we often have to contend with the elements, particularly during winter, a period of the year that can render some of our most beloved layouts unplayable. But not all of them. Studying responses into the recent Golfshake Survey, we isolated those comments that praised certain venues for their drainage. read more ...


Exputt RG Putting Simulator Review

Exputt RG is a Putting Simulator that golfers can use anywhere with a TV. It uses a high-speed camera and innovative tracking software to track your swing mechanics and ball movement. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has taken the opportunity to test and review the device - which is ideal for winter practice. read more ...


25 of The Best Golf Courses to Play in 2023

It's time to start thinking about which golf courses you want to visit and experience this year - and we have some recommendations for you! Last season, the list of places ticked off by our Golfshake Ambassadors was impressive and includes stops across England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Spain and Portugal. read more ...


TaylorMade Stealth 2 Fairway Woods Review

Having first reviewed the TaylorMade Stealth 2 Drivers and Stealth HD Irons, Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, the Head Pro at Howley Hall Golf Club, has got his hands on the new Stealth 2 Fairway Woods. read more ...


Srixon Z Star Golf Balls Review

Srixon has revealed the next generation of its Z-STAR Series, with four new golf balls scheduled to be released on the market from 24th February 2023. Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, takes a closer look at each of the balls in detail from his Performance Centre at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds. read more ...


The Golf Courses That Other Golfers Recommend to You

It's that time of the year when golfers start planning where they hope to play during the coming months, either in the near-future or later in the season. Fortunately, we all have an endless number of course rankings to look through, but who could be a more informative and reflective critic to trust than another regular, everyday golfer? read more ...


Wilson Dynapower Driver Review

For this year, Wilson Golf has rejuvenated a famous range from its storied past, the Dynapower, which includes one of the most adjustable drivers that the manufacturer has ever produced. Ryan Rastall describes the new Dynapower Drivers for us and offers key insights behind what is surely among 2023's most intriguing releases. read more ...


The Best Place to Play Golf in England

The Golfshake Course Section offers an invaluable resource of almost 300,000 independent reviews. Having first showcased the overall picture for the United Kingdom, we decided to break down the data to focus solely on England, discovering which corners of the nation boast the finest collection of golf clubs and resorts to enjoy. read more ...


Cobra Golf Releases New KING Irons And Hybrids

COBRA Golf has today unveiled its new KING Range, featuring an impressive collection of irons and hybrids that are set to feature prominently on the market. Many golfers will be excited to see the new KING TOUR and KING CB and MB irons, which are part of the family alongside the manufacturer's KING TEC Utility iron and KING TEC Hybrid. read more ...


TaylorMade Stealth 2 Drivers Review

TaylorMade has released a new family of drivers, the Stealth 2, which are set to provide all golfers with an attractive option for the 2023 season and beyond. Analysing the technology and performance of these new clubs, Golfshake's Ryan Rastall talks through them and shares his insights from TrackMan testing. read more ...


TaylorMade Stealth HD Irons Review

Joining the established Stealth Family, TaylorMade's new Stealth HD Irons have been engineered to offer exceptional forgiveness without the need of sacrificing distance or feel, making it perfect for those golfers in search of a game improvement set. read more ...


COBRA AEROJET Drivers Review

COBRA Golf has made another notable addition to the marketplace with the launch of its new AEROJET Drivers. Discovering for himself, Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has gotten his hands on all three models (Max, Standard & LS) and tested them for us at his Performance Centre at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds. read more ...


The Coolest UK Golf Courses You Can Play

If you're looking for somewhere special to play golf this year, why not check out some of our coolest courses that you can play, right here in the UK. Not only will you have a great memory to take with you, you might also be able to get one over on the boys and girls in the bar. read more ...


Callaway Paradym Irons Review

Engineered to offer the perfect blend of distance and feel, Callaway's latest irons feature Paradym Shift Construction that combines a Forged 455 Face with the all-new Speed Frame. Describing the technology, innovation and performance of these irons, Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed them for us. read more ...


JCB Golf & Country Club - Course Review

JCB Golf & Country Club has fascinated golfers across the UK since it opened in 2019, but with visitor traffic minimal, it remains elusive to most. However, as part of a media day, Golfshake enjoyed access to this remarkable design and we have reviewed the course in detail. read more ...


The Golf Courses You SHOULD Have Played in 2022

Which golf course did you most enjoy playing this year? Well, if you submitted a glowing review into the Golfshake Course Section, then it might just make an appearance in this article! We have been analysing the data from the past 12 months to uncover the standouts that most resonated with our community of golfers. read more ...


30 Golf Courses You Need to Play This Winter

Yes, it's cold, but winter doesn't have to mean that your golf needs to be curtailed! However, to make the absolute most of playing golf at this time of year, it really helps to know where is best to play. Having studied reviews submitted into the Golfshake Course Section, we can identify even more recommended layouts for you to experience! read more ...


TaylorMade P-770 Irons Review

TaylorMade has sought to achieve perfection with its new and improved P-770 irons, which offer maximum forgiveness while retaining an appealing aesthetic. Sharing his thoughts and insights, Ryan Rastall, the Head Professional at Howley Hall Golf Club, has tested the irons both on the course and inside his Performance Centre for TrackMan analysis. read more ...


TaylorMade P-7MC Irons Review

Offering a classic shape with a hint of forgiveness, the new TaylorMade P-7MC is sure to catch the eyes of those good iron players who desire that most rewarding feel with their strikes. See what Ryan Rastall made of these irons and discover whether they could be just right for you! read more ...


TaylorMade P-7MB Irons Review

Major champions Rory McIlroy and Collin Morikawa contributed to the engineering process of the new TaylorMade P-7MB, which gives you an indication that these irons are most suited to the better players and most supreme ball strikers! Ryan Rastall takes a closer look at these clubs and gives them a comprehensive analysis on the golf course and via TrackMan. read more ...


The Top 5 Irons For Mid Handicap Golfers in 2022

2022 saw new releases from Callaway, Cobra, Wilson and many other manufacturers in the iron department, and there were some especially big advances seen in the realm of mid-to-high handicappers, with distance and forgiveness coming in spades.  read more ...


The Uncorrupted Pleasure Of An Old Bladed Putter Book Review

The ideal Christmas gift for a golfer in your life, The Uncorrupted Pleasure Of An Old Bladed Putter: A Collection Of Golfing Fables by James Ellis-Caird is reviewed by Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken. read more ...


PAYNTR X 002 LE Spikeless Golf Shoes Review

PAYNTR GOLF's latest innovation, the PAYNTR X-002 LE, is a spikeless golf shoe that has been created to provide greater stability and performance on the course. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies has taken the opportunity to test the shoes in a variety of conditions and describes his thoughts below. read more ...


20 Golf Courses You Should Play This Winter

Considering the warm and waterproof apparel that exists today, there is no reason why you shouldn't be carrying on with your golf this winter. But, there's no doubt that some venues stand up to the harsh weather better than others. Helping you find those suitable destinations, we are excited to share 20 Golf Courses You Should Play This Winter. read more ...


Shot Scope Pro LX+ Review

Shot Scope has established itself as one of the market leaders in golf data collection. The Pro LX+ is one of its premium products, offering a combination of its Pro LX laser guided rangefinder, and the detachable H4 GPS unit, which doubles up as a performance tracker. Golfshake's Andy Waple has tested and reviewed it for us. read more ...


PING i230 Irons Review

Have we just seen the best irons manufactured by PING? Well, the i230 Irons are undeniably impressive, aimed at the better player who wants tour-proven performance with an iron still offering feel and forgiveness, Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall provides his analysis through both indoor and on the course testing. 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 ...


The Telford Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort Review

Located on the outskirts of Telford and pretty equidistant to Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton, Telford Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is easy to find and is also situated not far from the World Heritage site of Ironbridge Gorge. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies reviews the venue for us. read more ...


25 Golf Courses You Must Play This Winter

It's starting to feel a lot like winter! But for those of us who are keen to continue playing throughout these challenging months, it helps to know what exactly are the best courses to visit. Fortunately, that's where our Course Section and Golfshake Community (who have reviewed venues in their tens of thousands) become especially handy to help you discover those winter gems. read more ...


The Top 5 Drivers of 2022

2022 was a big year for drivers, with the likes of Titleist, TaylorMade, Callaway and PING releasing new sticks, showing off the latest technology and adding yards to players’ drives and lowering their scores. From his base at Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds, Golfshake’s Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall has picked out five drivers that have really impressed him. read more ...


Belton Woods Hotel, Spa And Golf Resort Stay & Play Review

Lincoln is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in England, and just 20 miles away you will find Belton Woods Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, a magnificent golf resort boasting a stunning hotel and two golf courses. read more ...


Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club Feature Review

The West Coast of Scotland - Ayrshire, to be precise - plays host to a compilation of great links golf courses steeped in history that provide a true test for any visiting golfer. Included on the list is Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club, which has been offering up its own challenge since 1887. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook experienced it for himself and reviews the venue for us. read more ...


2022 PING Putter Review

PING introduced ten new putter models that build on the rich legacy that the iconic manufacturer has earned through the decades. Among those designs are the Anser 2D, Tyne G and Anser. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested and reviewed those three creations for us, offering background and a technical overview that could help you find the right putter for your game.  read more ...


Pennard Golf Club Feature Review

Located near Swansea and boasting incredible views over Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower Peninsula, few courses enjoy a better setting than the magnificent Pennard Golf Club, which has welcomed golfers to its links for well over a century. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies grasped at the chance to experience it for himself. read more ...


Bramshaw Golf Club Manor Course Feature Review

After first reviewing the unique Forest Course at Bramshaw Golf Club, Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor now shares his detailed thoughts on its sibling, the Manor Course. read more ...


Testing Old Titleist Golf Balls Against The Pro V1

How does the modern Pro V1 compare with the Titleist golf balls of yesteryear? Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has tested three vintage models, from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, alongside the Pro V1, hitting a variety of clubs and looking at the key stats to properly judge the gains that have been made through the generations. read more ...


20 Golf Courses You Have to Play This Autumn

If you have been following the Golfshake Course Section, you will be aware that we have been highlighting some of the very best venues to experience at this time of year.  And before autumn turns to winter, we have one more feature article for you. read more ...


FlightScope Mevo+ Launch Monitor Review

Having been introduced to the FlightScope Mevo+ Launch Monitor, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has now been using the product for a month and describes his progress and thoughts. read more ...


The Cary Arms And Teignmouth Golf Club Review

The Cary Arms is a luxury, five-star venue that is located in a glorious bay in Babbacombe, near Torquay in Devon. It also has a stay-and-play arrangement with Teignmouth Golf Club, designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie. Golfshake's Derek Clements had the opportunity to experience both and he describes his time spent there. read more ...


Ilkley Golf Club VLOG Review

One of Yorkshire's oldest golf clubs, Ilkley has a long history; it was where a young Colin Montgomerie honed his skills and its course has been touched through the years by the genius minds of Harry Colt, Alister MacKenzie and James Braid. Highly Recommended on Golfshake, it's a venue that has consistently drawn acclaim, so our very own Equipment Expert and PGA Professional, Ryan Rastall was excited to experience it for himself. read more ...


How to Find The Right Wedges For Your Golf Game

How do you know if the wedges you're using are the ones most suitable to your game? Ryan Rastall has provided a detailed analysis of the most notable factors within these clubs; including loft, bounce and different grinds, explaining how your technique and the courses you regularly play can inform which configuation of wedges you should have in your bag. read more ...


Amazing Value Golf Courses to Play This Autumn

There are golf bargains to be discovered at this time of year, but you have to know where exactly to look for them, which is where our friends GolfNow come to the forefront, making it easier than ever before to secure a tremendous value deal. read more ...


Golfshake Reveals Must Play Golf Courses For 2022

Offering a unique and valuable resource, the Golfshake Course Section has long been hugely popular, something that was enhanced this season by the introduction of several new features. We previously brought attention to the revamped Golfshake Top 100 Section, but many golfers will also benefit from visiting our new Must Play Courses Section that offers something a little different. read more ...


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