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The K Club Makes Facilities Available in Pandemic Battle

Society is coming together in the fight against COVID-19, and The K Club is no exception, with Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken encouraged to see the acclaimed venue make its facilities available to the government and health service in Ireland. read more ...


Brora Seeks Support of International Golf Community In Coronavirus Fight

Faced with financial anxiety, Brora Golf Club, the renowned Scottish Highland links, is seeking the support of its international community to help safeguard its future during the Coronavirus crisis. read more ...


Is It Time To Bring Back Honesty Boxes?

When did you last play a course that had a honesty box? Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on this traditional system of honour that is still widely seen across many golf courses in rural Scotland, where rather than having a professional or member of staff to welcome you, a sign will encourage visiting golfers to deposit their green fee through a latch or directly into a box. read more ...


Top Stay & Play Venues on Golfshake

Golfshake recently unveiled 100 Must Play Golf Courses in 2020, but which of these acclaimed venues can you also stay at? We have searched through our travel partner Golfbreaks.com to identify those Highly Recommended courses that have notable hotel options attached. read more ...


The Magnificent Lumine Golf & Beach Resort

Hosting the European Tour's captivating Qualifying School Finals since 2017, for many professional golfers, the stunning Lumine Golf and Beach Resort has been a site of contrasting joy, pain and relief, but for everybody else fortunate enough to step on the striking property, it's quite simply one of the most magnificent venues that you could experience. read more ...


Experience the Spectacular Magic of Praia D'El Rey

Portugal is blessed with many revered destinations for golfers, but none are more spectacular than Praia D’El Rey, which is simply magical. Situated 50 miles to the north of the stunning capital city of Lisbon, this wonderful venue boasts two 18-hole courses that rank among the finest in Europe. read more ...


Discover 5* Luxury Golf in the Algarve

Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine each year, the Algarve is an ideal destination for a golf break, with many welcoming options being available. If you are searching for a touch of luxury in a perfect location, then a Tivoli hotel - owned by the Minor Hotels group - is a great place to start. read more ...


20 of the Most Popular Courses to Play in 2020

When you are looking for new courses to play, you may want to hear what other golfers had to say about the venue. We wanted to highlight the most popular courses on Golfshake, those that drew more reviews than any other in 2019, charting a path for you to follow this season. read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Practice Facilities in 2020

Golfers love spending time working on their games in the pursuit of improvement, but you need the requisite space to get the most from practicing. Many clubs and venues have invested heavily in enhancing the infrastructure of their property, delivering more appealing practice facilities to both members and visitors.  read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Facilities in 2020

Golf clubs pride themselves on more than just the quality of their course, but also the facilities that members and visitors can enjoy at the venue. To help you discover standouts across the UK, we saw which destinations the Golfshake Community rated highly. read more ...


20 of the Best Value for Money Courses in 2020

Everyone loves a bargain and golfers are no exception. Finding great value isn't necessarily about the courses that are the least expensive, but also those that deliver a memorable experience for the cost. Rated by the Golfshake Community, we reveal 20 of the Best Value for Money Courses. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the South

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


20 of the Best Courses for Pace of Play in 2020

The majority of golfers want to get round in a comfortable, consistent pace, rather than finding themselves stuck waiting for lengthy periods on tees. But where should you go to ensure that experience? We revealed which courses the Golfshake Community have reviewed most positively for their Pace of Play. read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Condition in 2020

Golfers value the condition of a course more than any other quality, but what are the standouts across the country? Studying the Golfshake Course Section, we have discovered which venues the Golfshake Community rated most highly for their Condition in 2019. read more ...


You Could Experience The Masters in 2020

Walking around Augusta National and sampling the unique atmosphere of The Masters is something that most golfers would place on their bucket lists, but with this year's event only weeks away, you may think that it's time too late, however, Golfbreaks.com still has a series of packages available if you want to transform a dream into a reality. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in Scotland

Scotland is the spiritual Home of Golf and is blessed with over 500 courses, ranging from the archetypal classic links to picturesque parklands and tree-lined heathery layouts. You could spend a satisfying lifetime ticking each of them off, but to help you pick out just some of the very best places to experience, we have delved into the Golfshake Course Section. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the South East

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


20 of the Best Courses for Food & Drink in 2020

When the Golfshake Community reviews courses they have played in the Golfshake Course Section, Food & Drink is one of the key categories that are rated, showcasing the best venues for enjoying lunch or dinner after your round. read more ...


Find Your Next UK Spring Golf Break

Spring is approaching, so what better way to kick off your peak months of golf than by embarking on a break in April? We take a look at just some of the UK's most popular and highly regarded venues that you could experience. read more ...


Escape the UK Weather for Winter Golf & Sun

If you have been exhausted by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis, maybe it's time for a last minute winter golf break to a sunnier, warmer climate. We have taken a look at some of the best destinations, many of which have incredible deals available. read more ...


La Cala Ranked Top Three Destination on Golfshake

Spain's La Cala Resort has been ranked in the top-three of golf destinations worldwide by Golfshake. Compared against more than 15,000 reviews submitted by everyday golfers on the website in 2019, La Cala achieved one of the highest ratings on record, placing it at the top of the rankings for courses outside of the UK. read more ...


Why You Must Stay & Play at The Vale Resort

Located in the tranquil beauty of rural Glamorgan, The Vale Resort is a gem of a stay and play venue for golfers. Home to a pair of superb courses - the Lake and Wales National - this magnificent venue is easily accessible from all corners of the UK. read more ...


Want to Experience The Ryder Cup in 2020?

The Ryder Cup has become a sporting occasion unlike any other, dramatic and atmospheric, a rich spectacle that all golfers should experience. And you could there at Whistling Straits in September, backing Team Europe, thanks to incredible packages available from Golfbreaks.com. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the East

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


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the South West

Hugging the Atlantic, the coastline of the South West of England is a revered part of the country for golf courses, rich in variety and quality. Choosing betweem them can be impossible, but thanks to the reviews of the Golfshake Community, we have something that you can work with. read more ...


20 of the Best Courses for Hospitality in 2020

Venues aim to deliver a quality experience alongside their course. The layout and its conditioning will always be the main attraction, but something you take away from visiting a new place was the welcome and hospitality that you received. If you want to visit somewhere where excellent service can be assured, here are 20 of the Best Courses for Hospitality in 2020. read more ...


Why You Should Experience PGA Catalunya Resort

Little over an hour north of Barcelona, PGA Catalunya is a short drive from Spain's famous Costa Brava coastline and is widely considered among the finest golf resorts in Europe. We believe that there is a strong case to be made that this is the venue that you must experience. read more ...


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the North

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


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in the Midlands

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


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in Wales

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


20 Courses to Play in 2020 in Northern Ireland

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


20 of the Best Course Layouts to Play in 2020

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


2019 Golfshake Golf Course Awards

The Golfshake Course Section is home to over 250,000 independent golf course reviews. We have compiled each of the reviews from last year to reveal our 'Golfshake Golf Course Awards' to recognise those venues that had a successful season when it came to connecting with our Members. read more ...


What Makes Mallorca a Top European Golf Destination

It has been over 80 years since the first course opened on the stunning Spanish island of Mallorca, and decades later this destination has truly blossomed into a golf offering to be reckoned with. Golfshake's Andy Waple explains why this beautiful part of the world should be considered a must visit. read more ...


Golfbreaks.com Group Golf Giveaway is Back for 2020

If you want to kick off the new decade in style, then there isn't a better time to secure your next golf holiday through Golfbreaks.com, who have just announced the return of their celebrated Group Golf Giveaway for 2020, with more savings, rewards, and destinations than ever before for golfers to book for travel this year before the end of January. read more ...


10 of the Best Pete Dye Golf Courses

Pete Dye, the prolific golf course designer, who has passed away at the age of 94, was among the most significant figures in his field of architecture. Reflecting on the golf courses that he has left behind, we have taken a glance across the map to pick out some of his best. read more ...


Golfshake Prize Winners Experience Acclaimed UK Venues

Last year, three Golfshake Members won golf breaks to acclaimed venues across the country. Having now experienced their destinations, our winning golfers have responded with their feedback, reflecting on a memorable weekend away with friends. read more ...


How Many Golf Courses Have You Played?

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


Must Experience Golf Holiday Destinations in 2020

Embarking on a golf holiday may be an objective for 2020. Sampling the game in a fresh environment, with the sun on your back, is something to be savoured whether it's done in a small or larger group. We help you find the perfect destination. read more ...


Join Overseas Coaching Trip to Penina Resort in Portugal

Start the new decade in style by joining PGA Professional & Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall on a four night break to the iconic Penina Hotel & Golf Resort in Portugal, where you will have the opportunity to improve your game in a beautiful climate. read more ...


Bury St Edmunds Golf Club Feature Review

Bury Edmunds Golf Club in Suffolk is a parkland course that was originally designed by legendary British golfer, Ted Ray. Highly Recommended on Golfshake, Matt Holbrook went to experience the venue and discover why it's so positively regarded. read more ...


50 of the Best UK Courses to Play in 2020

2020 is significant for not only being a new year, but the beginning of a fresh decade. To help you find new courses to experience in the Twenties, we bring together 50 of the Best UK Feature Reviews on Golfshake, all published during the past season. read more ...


Gleneagles Retains Status as Best Golf Resort

It has been a historic year for the iconic Gleneagles Hotel, culminating in further success, with the renowned venue being named the #1 Golf Resort in the UK & Ireland. read more ...


Guide to Golf in Mauritius

Located in the Indian Ocean, the spectacular island nation of Mauritius is a paradise for golfers, offering a luxury, breathtaking experience befitting a millionaire, but this gateway to Heaven on Earth is within the grasp of any long-haul traveller in search of something truly unforgettable. read more ...


Golf Courses to Play in Scotland in 2020

Begin the new decade in style by playing somewhere for the first time. Scotland is the spiritual Home of Golf and boasts a wide range of courses, a strength celebrated within this feature, sharing courses that have been rated highly by the Golfshake Community. read more ...


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