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Reviewing The Praia D'El Rey Resort Golf Experience

There seems to be no stopping the growing popularity of the Praia D’El Rey Resort situated north of Lisbon in Portugal. We have visited on a number of occasions and now, as West Cliffs celebrates its fifth anniversary, it’s time to take another look. read more ...


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

The North of England is home to legendary Open Championship venues and several of the nation's best loved golf resorts, while the unforgettable contribution of Dr Alister MacKenzie is showcased by many exceptional designs within Yorkshire. Celebrating this part of the world, we have studied reviews submitted into the Golfshake Course Section since 2019, presenting Highly Recommended destinations for summer. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Must Play in The South of England

The South of England covers a vast and diverse landscape, which is reflected by the variety of courses that you can experience. From classic parklands to stunning heathlands and scenic links, there is something for everyone in this part of the world and we are excited to share just some of the best with you. read more ...


Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club Feature Review

Founded in 1880 and the only links course in Suffolk, Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club provides its members and visitors with a superb mix of challenging golf, perfect practice facilities and stunning views across the Deben Estuary, with all this just a 25 minute drive from Ipswich. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook recently visited to experience it for himself. read more ...


Conwy Golf Club Feature Review

Conwy Golf Club in North Wales was officially opened as Caernarvonshire Golf Club in 1890. This links course on the Morfa Conwy Peninsula was designed by Jack Morris (nephew of Old Tom Morris). Most recently it has undergone some refinements by Martin Ebert. Golfshake Amabassador Richard Moore went to see it for himself. read more ...


Limited Time Discount For Golfers at Any QHotels Venue

For golfers searching for a getaway, then it's worth checking out a limited-time discount at any of The QHotels Collection’s impressive hotels and resorts. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses to Play in Hampshire

Hampshire is blessed with some fabulous golf courses. The land here varies throughout the region, with links layouts across the South coast joined by both parkland and heathland properties further up the M3. Join us as we take a look at some of the best places to play golf in Hampshire! read more ...


The 20 Greatest Golf Courses For You to Play in Summer

We are so fortunate to have an extraordinary depth of golf courses to play in the UK, but there are standouts among that quality that have especially caught the eye of the Golfshake Community. read more ...


30 Recommended Golf Courses to Play This Summer

From the spectacular Welsh seaside to Scottish classics and English parklands, there is something here for everyone as we reveal 30 Recommended Golf Courses to Play This Summer - all based on reviews within the Golfshake Course Section. read more ...


The Best Courses on Scotland's Golf Coast

Scotland is the spiritual home of golf and each corner of the nation is littered with exceptional and historic courses, but it's difficult to beat the collection gathered within East Lothian, a region that has become renowned as Scotland's Golf Coast. From the legendary Muirfield to the acclaimed North Berwick, there are star names aplenty in this stretch of the country. read more ...


Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club Feature Review

Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore recently visited Staverton Park, which boasts 247 rooms, a spa and a golf course that comes acclaimed and is hugely popular with societies and groups of golfers. Richard describes the experience in his new Feature Review. read more ...


QHotels Collection Unveils Brilliant Summer Golf Break Packages

The QHotels Collection has unveiled an exciting range of stay and play break packages for this summer, starting from just £90 per person per night, which should offer British golfers an appealing option for a getaway. read more ...


25 Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Summer

Playing many different golf courses throughout a season can be an expensive business, especially when you're sticking to the higher-end venues, but that doesn't have to be the case, as there are numerous Highly Recommended destinations that offer tremendous value for money.  read more ...


Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa Review

Macdonald Portal has been ranked as Highly Recommended by Golfshake members in 2018, 2019 and 2021. We sent Ambassador Rob Treanor along in May 2022 to experience the venue’s extensive facilities as well as its acclaimed Championship Course. read more ...


Lilley Brook Golf Club Feature Review

Established in 1922 with links to Dr Alister MacKenzie, Lilley Brook Golf Club is an undulating parkland course that is situated on the edge of Cheltenham and boasts views across the town to the Cotswolds and Malvern Hills. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies recently visited and describes the venue in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Palmares Ocean Living and Golf Review

The Western Algarve has an authentic feel of true Portugal. Here you will find some charming beach resorts, a lively town with bars, restaurants galore and some good quality golf courses. Standing out is Palmares Ocean Living and Golf, which is without doubt one of the best golf locations in Europe. read more ...


Macdonald Portal Championship Course Feature Review

Macdonald Portal has been ranked as Highly Recommended by Golfshake members in 2018, 2019 and 2021. Golfshake sent Ambassador Rob Treanor along in May 2022 to experience the Championship Course. read more ...


Walsall Golf Club Feature Review

Showcasing a design by the legendary Dr Alister MacKenzie, Walsall Golf Club is Highly Recommended on Golfshake and is a jewel of the West Midlands. Ambassador Mel Davies recently visited to experience this tree-lined course that demands accuracy from visiting golfers. read more ...


Edgbaston Golf Club Feature Review

When you think of sport and Edgbaston, most people will be drawn towards the famous cricket ground, home to some of England's most famous matches. However, hidden away within the leafy Edgbaston suburbs, amongst some extremely impressive (and expensive!) looking Victorian townhouses, you will also find Edgbaston Golf Club. read more ...


How to Plan a Golf Break

Looking to get away for a golf break, but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Before getting in contact with a tour operator such as Golfbreaks, there are some things that you’re definitely going to want to know. Having these things sorted at the start of your planning will make the whole process smoother. read more ...


Quinta da Marinha Hotel Secures Global Accolades

Portugal's Onyria Quinta da Marinha Hotel has received two global accolades from Tripadvisor, recognising it as being among the top one per cent of hotels worldwide. read more ...


La Cala Completes Major Upgrade to Popular Clubhouse

La Cala has recently completed a major upgrade to its celebrated clubhouse, further enhancing the hospitality offering at this acclaimed 4-star golf resort in Spain. read more ...


Nuneaton Golf Club Feature Review

Nuneaton Golf Club is Highly Recommended on Golfshake and offers a beautiful mature parkland golf course that was first established in 1906 as a nine-hole layout before it was extended to 18 during the 1960s. Regarded as a standout in the Midlands, Nuneaton is located just a short drive from both the M6 and M69, which makes it very accessible from all directions.  read more ...


What Golfers Love About St Andrews

St Andrews is a remarkable town; it's historic, boasts a celebrated university, and is widely considered to be the spiritual Home of Golf. On Golfshake, hundreds of golfers have left reviews for St Andrews Links, with the overwhelming majority granting perfect ratings. We have studied their comments and now use their words to describe the magic of St Andrews. read more ...


Dundonald Links Launches New Packages to Celebrate Summer of Golf

Celebrating a magical summer of golf in Scotland, the acclaimed Dundonald Links has unveiled new stay-and-play packages that it will host, giving golfers the chance to experience it and other stunning Ayrshire courses, including Western Gailes, Prestwick, Barassie and Irvine - to combine with a luxury stay at the new Dundonald Links hotel and lodges. read more ...


There is More to Experience on Scotland's Golf Coast

Scotland's Golf Coast of East Lothian is famed for being home to the likes of Muirfield, North Berwick and Gullane, but there is also much more than those fabulous layouts to experience here. read more ...


12 Reasons to Visit Quinta do Lago Resort

Looking for a luxury golf break in the sunshine? The Quinta do Lago Resort on Portugal’s Algarve coast is hard to beat for its combination of great golf, superb accommodation and dining set in a stunning location. With easy transport links to Faro’s airport it is perfect for groups, couples and families alike. read more ...


Golf Paradise of Madeira Has Best Beaches in Europe

Golfers are drawn to the spectacular island destination of Madeira for the superb courses and climate, but an international survey has just confirmed another appeal of the Portuguese archipelago; it boasts two of the best three beaches in Europe. read more ...


The Best English Golf Courses to Play in Spring

Spring is a magical time of the year for golfers as we remove the shackles of winter and move into the height of the season, but playing the right courses can make that transition even more memorable. Whether it be testament to their conditioning or the value they offer, there are many standouts across England that you should consider experiencing before the summer. read more ...


Tips For Planning a Golf Trip to St Andrews

Every year, thousands of golfers from across the world make their own journey to St Andrews. A visit to the town is something that everybody who loves our great game should do at least once in their lifetime. However, with centuries of history to consume, dozens of courses to play, and an abundance of landmarks to discover, how can you make the most of your own trip to the Home of Golf? read more ...


The Ultimate Travel Experience at Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

The Eastern Algarve is often overlooked by golfers who flock to Portugal in their droves to enjoy a few rounds in the sun. The number one destination among the cluster of venues is Monte Rei Golf and Country Club, which features one of the finest courses in Europe, complemented by a range of top quality accommodation and dining options. read more ...


Spectacular Praia D'El Rey Golf Resort Reports Surge of Bookings

The truly spectacular Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort is more popular than ever before, with the venue reporting a double-digit growth in bookings this spring compared to pre-lockdown levels in 2019 as golfers flock to Portugal's Silver Coast. read more ...


Why You Must Plan a Trip to Play Golf in The Algarve

With an enticing climate, sandy beaches, and a wide collection of outstanding golf venues, the Algarve is seldom topped for visiting golfers. When it comes to accommodation, the Tivoli Hotel collection can act as the optimal base, where they are linked with surrounding golf courses. read more ...


Las Colinas Reveals New Luxury Real Estate Developments

The stunning Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has revealed the development of new luxury homes at the resort, including villas and apartments, which have been developed by UMA S.L.; a joint venture conformed by Las Colinas and Somium properties. read more ...


8 Reasons to Stay & Play at Emporda Golf

Nestled in the stunning landscapes of the Emporda region, Hotel Terraverda at Emporda Golf is regarded as one of Spain’s top venues and features some of the best golfing experiences in Costa Brava. We round up eight reasons why you should consider this for your next golf break. read more ...


Las Colinas - The Perfect Stop For A Golfing Getaway

For golfers planning their next overseas golf break, then Las Colinas, located in the south-east region of Spain, could provide the perfect destination. Having recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, this relatively new resort continues to win accolades both on and off the course. read more ...


Las Colinas Golf Course Review

Highly Recommended on Golfshake, Las Colinas boasts accessibility from most UK airports, close proximity to two Spanish airports, over 300 sunny days per year and offers a stay that will provide first-class luxury throughout. read more ...


Why You Should Play Golf at Dundonald Links

Dundonald Links is a sensational facility that has grown rapidly over the previous two years, largely thanks to the heavy investment injected into the majestic venue. We detail extensively all of the features found at Dundonald and why you should absolutely play golf at the reinvented hub. read more ...


Stunning New Golf Courses Unveiled at Costa Navarino

Designed by two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal, the new 36-hole Navarino Hills golf courses have officially been unveiled, establishing an exciting new era for Costa Navarino in Greece. read more ...


The Golf Destinations You Want to Experience in 2022

If you were asked what golfing destination you would most want to visit in 2022, what would you respond with? We put that exact question to the Golfshake Community and we provide insight into their 12 most popular answers. read more ...


Play Ireland's Greatest Golf Holes

Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has partnered with TV presenter Chris Hollins to create a six-part series that celebrates the most iconic golf holes on the spectacular island of Ireland. And you could walk in their footsteps and experience those amazing courses for yourself, courtesy of GolfNow who are celebrating St Patrick's Day by showcasing incredible deals to play them. read more ...


Experience The Majestic Anantara Villa Padierna

Anantara Villa Padierna is located in Marbella, and this 5* lavish hotel epitomises why we all desperately seek our next golf break: excitement. We take a look at the resort’s features and explain why a trip here is not just recommended, but mandatory. read more ...


Why You Should Play Golf at The K Club

With two expertly constructed golf courses, an industry-leading spa, beautiful hotel rooms and amazing cuisine, a short or long break at The K Club is something every keen golfer should experience. read more ...


Now is The Perfect Time to Book a 2022 Golf Break

As we move towards the golfing season, there’s nothing quite like the anticipation of warmer weather, longer evenings and drier courses. However, for those not willing to hang around for the Great British climate to play ball, a golf break can offer the perfect solution. read more ...


Combine Golf & Football in Lisbon This Easter

If you love golf and football, then Lisbon is the destination for you this Easter, with the opportunity to sample award-winning golf and a ticket to watch one of the most iconic fixtures in Europe. read more ...



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