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The Glamorganshire Golf Club Feature Review

The Glamorganshire Golf Club in Wales boasts a rich history, including the fact that an early member conceived the format of Stableford. Popular with societies, Golfshake's Liam Moore had the opportunity to experience this scenic venue for himself, penning his reflections in a new Feature Review. read more ...


The Best Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Summer

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


Why You Should Book a Golf Holiday to the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol has long been a favourite destination for golfers, and it's easy to see why, considering this region is home to such iconic venues as Real Club Valderrama, La Reserva Club, and the 2023 Solheim Cup host, Finca Cortesin. Throw in the welcome ingredient of year-round sunshine and magnificent accommodation, this is one special place to experience. read more ...


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

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


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

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


QHotels Launches Three Year Golf Investment Plan

Launching a major investment programme over the next three years, The QHotels Group has announced significant enhancements that will be made to its acclaimed golf resorts in Britain. read more ...


The Algarve is Ready to Welcome Back UK Golfers

Golfers have missed the option for travel during the past year, but many will now be looking forward and planning their next trip to the glorious sunshine of the Algarve, which opens up again to visitors from the UK on May 17. read more ...


Close House Celebrates Ten Momentous Years

Close House is celebrating a momentous decade, marking ten years since the club first opened in 2011, a time that has seen the venue twice host the British Masters and welcome thousands of golfers annually to its pair of Lee Westwood championship layouts. read more ...


20 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in The Midlands

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


20 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is home to an incredible range of golf courses, several of which are considered among the finest on the planet. However, what makes this small corner of the world so appealing for golfers is that there is something for everyone, reflecting any budget without dropping in quality. read more ...


How to Experience The Masters in 2022

We have all been thinking about things that we'd love to experience in the future, and for any golfer, that raises the simple thought of the Masters and Augusta National. Attending the iconic event and walking around the famed property is a dream, and as we gaze ahead to 2022, it's a piece of magic that could be turned into reality by Golfbreaks. read more ...


20 Great Value Golf Courses to Play in Wales

Wales is an underrated corner of the UK for golf, its courses are diverse and packed with quality, but perhaps best of all is the fact that these memorable experiences can be discovered and enjoyed for a reasonable price. read more ...


The Manor House Presents Roadmap to Normality

We're all looking forward to the return of more normal times, and what that could mean for playing golf and enjoying breaks, with The Manor House unveiling a series of tempting packages and timelines for a visit to the Cotswolds. read more ...


Dundonald Links - A Modern Classic in the Making

Dundonald Links is a jewel on the magnificent golf coastline of Ayrshire, and it's set to become an essential must-experience destination in 2021, thanks to the unveiling of course enhancements, a new luxury clubhouse, and quality lodges on the property. It was already a special spot - but it's one that is soon to be unmissable. read more ...


Must Play Golf Courses to Experience in the North of England

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


5 of the Best Golf Courses in the West of England

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


Bourn Golf & Country Club Brings Luxury Experience to Cambridge

Bourn Golf & Country Club is set to deliver a 5* experience to Cambridge, following the creation of a new multi-million-pound leisure complex, which will see the venue renamed as Cambridge Country Club. read more ...


21 Highly Recommended English Golf Courses to Play in 2021

Golfers throughout England are keenly awaiting the game's return, but where are you going to crown the resumption of play? We have brought together venues that all boasted a PERFECT 100% Highly Recommended rating on Golfshake last year, meaning that reviewing golfers would either return to play again or suggest the destination to a friend. read more ...


Special Summer Fourball Rate at Acclaimed Nairn Golf Club

Highly Recommended on Golfshake, The Nairn Golf Club is offering keen UK golfers searching for a memorable experience the chance to book a great value round on the renovated Championship Course. read more ...


Dundonald Links Golf Resort Project Receives Environmental Award

The ambitious project that is transforming Dundonald Links has received a ‘Good Practice Award’ from the VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards 2020. This recognises the collaborative working between Dundonald Links and main contractor Thomas Johnstone Ltd on the environmental sustainability approach to the development. read more ...


Are These The Best Halfway Houses in Golf

Whether you need warmed up on a cold winter morning or cooled down on a hot afternoon in summer, halfway houses on golf courses can be just the ticket for those needing refreshment. Here we look at a selection of the best you can experience throughout the UK. read more ...


Are Hidden Gems a Thing of the Past

Many a golf course has been described as a 'Hidden Gem', but in the age of social media, can there really be such a thing? Golfshake's Derek Clements believes it's time to retire that overused cliche, declaring that it needs to be redefined. What can be considered a true gem today? Derek attempts to identify the criteria. read more ...


Where to Travel for Golf in 2021

The pandemic has disrupted our lives in numerous aspects, and one area that has been clearly impacted is travel, with many a golf break postponed or cancelled in the face of restrictions. However, keen golfers are looking ahead to better days and have shown their enthusiasm to embark on breaks, at home or abroad. For those considering a golf holiday - whether it be this year or in the future - here are some recommended hotspots to consider. read more ...


Thousands of Golfers Target Post-Lockdown Play at QHotels

We have been living through nearly a full year of uncertainty, likely with more to come, but despite that many golfers are looking forward with optimism and planning ahead after it was revealed by the QHotels Group that 25,000 people had already booked to stay at its family of golf resorts in 2021. read more ...


Must Play Bucket List Golf Courses to Experience in 2021

Every golfer has that list of courses that they would LOVE to play the most. Whether it be a legendary championship venue, a scenic paradise abroad, or somewhere under the radar with a personal connection, golfers are dreamers by nature, and fortunately in this great game, many wishes can become a reality. But what should be on your proverbial bucket list for this year and beyond? We surveyed regular golfers to identify some majestic layouts to experience. read more ...


The Golf Lover's Guide to England Book Review

Following his Guide to Scotland, author Michael Whitehead has returned with The Golf Lover's Guide to England, offering everything you could want to know about the nation's finest courses. Will Trinkwon has reviewed the book for us and shares his thoughts. read more ...


36 of the Best Golf Courses to Play in 2021

It's been a hugely challenging period for everyone and we're all looking for a glimmer of light at the end of a bumpy road in 2021. But where should you play in the coming year? We wanted to point you in the direction of venues that were showcased in great detail throughout the past 12 months. The Golfshake Ambassadors were on their travels, experiencing stunning layouts and reviewing them for us. It's here we bring that commentary together into one piece - 36 of the Best Golf Courses to Play in 2021! read more ...


Gil Hanse Designs Stunning New Course at Les Bordes in France

Highly respected architect Gil Hanse has completed a stunning design project that will soon be unveiled, creating the New Course at Les Bordes Golf Club, 90 minutes south of France. read more ...


10 Most Improved Golf Courses in The Midlands in 2020

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


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

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


A Magical Links Experience in Scotland

With restrictions on international travel, Golfshake's Ryan Rastall and a group of friends decided to take an adventure up to the Home of Golf, Scotland, where they experienced Kingbarns, Carnoustie, Dumbarnie Links, and the Jubilee Course at St Andrews. Ryan's describes their journey, the courses played, and the memories forged. read more ...


20 Most Improved Golf Courses in England in 2020

It's been a year unlike any other we've experienced, but despite the impact of national lockdowns, golfers across England took full advantage of time they were given to play in massed numbers. But how did your favourite golf course fair in 2020? We have sought to identify England's biggest improvers, those which can boast a significant enhancement on their rating this year compared with 2019. read more ...


OGIO Golf Bag & Travel Product Review

Everyone is looking forward to the return of golf travel and the joy that can bring, but to make that process easy, you need to have the right gear. Fortunately, OGIO provides some of the best products available for the travelling golfer, something that Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall had the opportunity to discover. read more ...


Celebrating a Century of Tournament Golf at Gleneagles

The recent announcement that Perthshire's legendary Gleneagles Hotel is set to host the Senior Open in 2022 continues a story that spans a century of tournament golf being held at the famed Scottish resort. read more ...


Predict the Masters Champion to Win a UK Golf Holiday

This year's most unique of Masters Tournaments will provide a welcome distraction from the anxieties of 2020, but looking ahead to better days, the QHotels Group is offering a striking competition to win a golf break for 16 people at any of its acclaimed resorts. read more ...


Cumberwell Park Stay & Play Review

Cumberwell Park in Wiltshire is a modern venue that boasts 45 holes, split between four loops of nine and an excellent par 3 course. Golfshake's Andrew Picken had the opportunity to experience this Highly Recommended destination and shares his thoughts on what visitors can expect. read more ...


Hayling Golf Club Feature Review

Author Simon Hawkins was joined by two Ryder Cup players - Peter Dawson and Steve Richardson - to review the acclaimed Hayling Golf Club in Hampshire. Simon describes the venue, the course, and sums up what was a wonderful day on the links. read more ...


25 Must Play Golf Courses This Winter

Playing golf during these darker months isn't for everyone, but for the best winter golf experience, you need to know where to play. We pick out 25 Must Play Golf Courses, all of which are suitable for the time of year and come Highly Recommended on Golfshake. read more ...


Gullane Opens New Short Game Facility as Part of Exciting Plans

The renowned Gullane Golf Club is set to further enhance its reputation after the opening of a stunning new short game facility, and unveiling plans for the development of a striking Visitors' Clubhouse. read more ...


Heacham Manor Stay & Play Review

Heacham Manor has quietly established itself as a golf haven since its inception ten years ago. The family owned venue has continued to make significant investments to the golf course, accommodation and an incredible new clubhouse facility. Golfshake dispatched Ambassador Rob Treanor to get an early look at the new setup. read more ...


Blackmoor Golf Club Reveals Clubhouse Extension

Hampshire's revered Blackmoor Golf Club has revealed the extensive work completed at its clubhouse, expanding the bar and restaurant, including the creation of a first floor sun terrace with views across the Harry Colt designed course. read more ...


The West Lancashire Golf Club Feature Review

Founded in 1873, The West Lancashire Golf Club (‘West Lancs’) is among the oldest clubs in England and is home to a renowned course that is Highly Recommended on Golfshake. Richard Moore went to experience the layout for himself and see what the hype is about. read more ...


The Manor House Stay & Play Review

The Manor House Golf Club is a beautiful and classic parkland course set deep in the Cotswold Valleys offering stunning views, but what sets this venue apart is the accommodation and cuisine on offer. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken describes the experience of staying and playing there. read more ...


Dundonald Links Builds Towards Exciting New Chapter

The acclaimed Dundonald Links is building towards an exciting new chapter in its story, following the launch of a new website that outlines the ambitious £25m investment that will transform the venue into a luxury resort in time for next summer. read more ...


Church Stretton Golf Club Feature Review

Church Stretton Golf Club is a unique venue, located atop the scenic Shropshire Hills, a stunning course that has welcomed the likes of Sandy Lyle, Ian Woosnam and Henry Cotton through the decades. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies decided to follow in their footsteps and experience this Highly Recommended layout for himself. read more ...



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