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50 Golf Courses to Play This Summer Under £50

Following months of lockdown, we're looking forward to make up for lost time on the golf course this summer. But where are you going to play? We all want to visit more courses without breaking the bank. Analysing reviews submitted by the Golfshake Community, we have identified courses for your list to experience, all of which have green fees no higher than £50. read more ...


Make Your Own Ryder Cup History With Le Golf National Experience

Le Golf National has become one of Europe's most iconic destinations, a modern classic, a Ryder Cup venue, a regular stage for the European Tour, positioned in the shadow of Paris. Courtesy of the superb Novotel Saint Quentin en Yvelines Hotel, you can etch your own memories here. read more ...


Foxhills Golf Club - Bernard Hunt Course Feature Review

Surrey's Foxhills Country Club is home to two championship golf courses, the Bernard Hunt and Longcross. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook wanted to experience this acclaimed venue for himself, playing the Hunt Course. read more ...


The Abbey Hotel Golf Club Feature Review

The Abbey Hotel Golf Club is a popular venue for golf breaks and society days in the Midlands, having been enhanced through substantial investment. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies hadn't visited for years, so he decided to return and see what has changed. read more ...


Tyrrells Wood Golf Club Feature Review

Highly Recommended on Golfshake, Tyrrells Wood Golf Club is a James Braid layout in Surrey that is somewhat overshadowed by its more illustrious neighbours, but delivers a memorable experience for members and visitors alike. Matt Holbrook wanted to see it for himself. read more ...


Hill Barn Golf Club Feature Review

Hill Barn Golf Club is Highly Recommended on Golfshake and is considered to be among the finest courses in West Sussex, designed by Fred Hawtree, who created Royal Birkdale. With such a lofty reputation, Will Trinkwon wanted to experience this venue for himself. read more ...


Golf Breaks Return in England

Now that summer is here and many restrictions have been lifted, there are reasons to be optimistic about discovering a semblance of normality to our lives, including the return of golf breaks, with hotels opening their doors again, golfers are ready to experience venues throughout England with many attractive options available. read more ...


Oura Praia Hotel - The Heart of the Algarve

The Algarve is a magisterial destination for golfers, renowned for its vast collection of courses, the quality of its accommodation, and the friendly climate. If you truly want to experience the heart of this jewel in the European golf landscape, then Oura Praia Hotel is a sure way to reach it. read more ...


Little Aston Golf Club Feature Review

Little Aston is a highly regarded course in the Midlands, considered among the finest parkland layouts in England, having beend designed by the hands of Harry Vardon and Harry Colt. Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Heggie was thrilled by the prospect of playing here and he shares his thoughts in this feature review. read more ...


Vila Gale Hotels - Gateway to Golf in the Algarve

For golfers throughout Europe, the Algarve is considered the ultimate destination, combining stunning courses with acclaimed hospitality and a perfect climate. A Vila Gale Hotel is a great way to start, boasting prime locations with venues situated within close proximity to popular courses, restaurants and tourist attractions. read more ...


Golf Returns to La Manga This Summer

In news that will be welcomed by holidaymakers and families throughout Europe, the revered La Manga Club has announced that it will reopen the famous resort from July 1, welcoming back golfers and guests. read more ...


Iconic Teeth of the Dog Golf Course to Reopen in July

The spectacular Casa de Campo Resort & Villas in the Dominican Republic – home to the iconic Pete Dye-designed Teeth of the Dog Golf Course – has confirmed that it will reopen to guests on July 1. read more ...


10 Golf Courses You Must Play in Hampshire

Hampshire is considered to be one of the finest counties for golf in England, boasting a rich variety, from immaculate parklands to classic links, but which are the best courses that you can experience? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon shares his favourites. read more ...


Brandon Wood Golf Course & Club Feature Review

Coventry's Brandon Wood enjoys a tranquil setting on the banks of the River Avon and is regarded as one of the finest municipal layouts around, but that status is set to be enhanced following an ambitious green renovation programme. Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Heggie went to experience this venue for himself. read more ...


10 Golf Courses You Must Play in Sussex

Noted for its variety of courses, excellent views and pleasant climate, Sussex is a wonderful place for golf, and Will Trinkwon celebrates what it has to offer by sharing ten of his favourite layouts, spanning heathland to parkland to links, which best showcase Sussex’s underappreciated charm. read more ...


Award Winning La Cala Golf Resort to Reopen

The award-winning La Cala Resort, including its stunning 4* hotel and leading hydrotherapy spa, is set to reopen on June 15th, the next stage in the return of tourism to the spectacular Costa del Sol. read more ...


Spain's Finca Cortesin Resort Reopens for Business

Spain's highly rated Finca Cortesin has reopened following the Coronavirus lockdown, providing golfers with the chance to experience one of Europe's most respected luxury venues. read more ...


Quinta do Lago to Revamp Acclaimed South Course

Regarded as one of the finest layouts in Europe, Quinta do Lago's South Course is to be revamped through a significant €7m golf course investment programme that is being introduced at the popular venue this summer. read more ...


Follow the Nicklaus Golf Trail in Murcia

Tucked away in the south-east of Spain is a paradise for golfers. The region of Murcia delivers a sun drenched and unforgettable experience for those who visit, including the stunning Mar Menor Golf Resort, which is proudly home to six Jack Nicklaus designed courses, known as the Nicklaus Golf Trail.  read more ...


Discover the UK Swing Venues

Reminiscent of the European Tour's formative days in the 1970s and 80s, the circuit will spend an extended period across the United Kingdom this summer courtesy of the newly unveiled 'UK Swing' of tournaments, showcasing several courses that haven't been seen on TV for years. We take a closer look at each of the venues you'll see this July and August. read more ...


Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club Feature Review

Nestled in the Warwickshire countryside between Coventry and Leamington Spa is Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club. Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Heggie regularly plays this course, which features the River Avon and many trees, and he describes the experience of this Highly Recommended layout. read more ...


La Manga Club Celebrates Golf Reopening

Iconic resort, La Manga Club had been closed during the coronavirus shutdown in Spain, but a gradual sense of normality has returned, seeing a return of golf at the venue. The venue, owned by Grupo Inversor Hesperia, reopened its North Course on May 16th.  read more ...


Costa Brava Embraces Return of Golf

Normality is returning to one of Europe's leading golf destinations, the Costa Brava, which has now seen golfers back on the fairways on all eight of its stunning courses, following two months of lockdown. read more ...


5 Must Play Bucket List Golf Courses in the UK

During the shutdown period, many of us spent a reflective time imagining the future, considering the places that we most want to experience once a sense of normality returns. We asked Golfshake Ambassadors to identify their Top 5 Bucket List Golf Courses in the UK, looking for the courses that they haven't yet played, but sincerely hope to do so. read more ...


QHotels Venues Welcome Back Golfers

Since golf resumed across England, the UK's largest golf resort operator- Almarose Hotels & Resorts - which many will know for its management of QHotels and DoubleTree by Hilton venues, has seen a significant uptake in tee times from golfers returning to play the game in a safe environment. read more ...


West Midlands Golf Club Feature Review

Near Birmingham Airport sits West Midlands Golf Club, home to a course that opened in 2003, which provides affordable play with memorable holes and is popular with visitors and society groups. Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Heggie reviews this venue and describes the experience of being there. read more ...


Keep Dreaming of Golf in the Algarve

Golf and travel has been halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn't mean our imaginations need to be similarly inhibited. Keep dreaming is the theme of a new video produced by Visit Golf Algarve, showcasing the magic of this region, which has grown into a revered destination. read more ...


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 ...


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