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Why You Must Play Golf in The Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol literally translates into "Coast of the Sun" or "Sun Coast" and it draws vast numbers of visitors each year to this majestic enclave in the south of Spain. Located within the community of Andalusia, there is much here for golfers to relish, including spectacular courses and tranquil resorts. 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 ...


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 ...


Where to Stay in Marbella For a Golf Break

Marbella is one of the most famous holiday destinations in Spain. It is, of course, famous for its mix of night clubs, beach bars and shopping. But it has far, far more to offer both holidaymakers and golfers, including the spectacular Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort. read more ...


3 of The Best Winter Destinations For Golfers

As the red-hot summer starts to become a distant memory it might be time to start thinking about a winter golf break in the sun - and there are plenty of options to choose from to suit all budgets. We look at the USA, Dubai and the beautiful island of Mauritius, each coming recommended by our friends at Golfbreaks. read more ...


Penha Longa Resort Review

You don’t get a much better setting in Portugal than at the Penha Longa Resort where a luxurious hotel and accompanying 27-hole golf course nestles in the middle of one of Europe’s most spectacular parks. read more ...


Visit Cascais in Portugal Launches Innovative Golf Passport

There’s good news for golfers travelling to Lisbon looking to play a group of courses in the vicinity. The nearby town of Cascais, just 40 minutes along the coast from the Portuguese capital and home to several top courses, is launching a Golf Passport to make multi-round tee-time bookings faster and cheaper. read more ...


What Makes Amendoeira Golf Resort a Must Visit

Located within the Monchique Mountains of the Algarve, the spectacular Amendoeira Golf Resort has become one of Portugal's most glittering jewels. Featuring the dramatic Faldo Course and the tranquil O'Connor Course, this destination is quite the paradise retreat for visiting golfers. 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 ...


3 Winter Golf Destinations You Must Experience

As the days get shorter, our thoughts may turn to the prospect of heading off for some winter sun. And there are some incredible destinations recommended by our friends Golfbreaks that are closer than you might think. 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 ...


Sustainability Drives The Future at Dom Pedro Golf

Last week's Portugal Masters was a celebration for both the winner Jordan Smith on the Victoria Course, but also for Dom Pedro itself as the resort cemented its reputation as a pioneer in sustainable golf. read more ...


PGA Catalunya Remains Top Ranked Golf Resort in Spain

Continuing to draw acclaim, PGA Catalunya Golf and Wellness has been recognised as one of Europe’s finest golf and wellness experiences, a status that has been further confirmed by its placing in the latest ranking lists. 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 ...


12 Reasons to Play Golf in Ireland

Fancy a trip overseas without having to travel too far? Ireland is the perfect choice, with more than 400 courses ranging from the world’s greatest links to friendly member clubs where the green fee is little more than a round of Guinness. When you visit the Republic of Ireland you can be rest assured you will find no warmer welcome. 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 ...


Dom Pedro Victoria Course Ready to Host Portugal Masters

It's set to be another great week at the Portugal Masters as the DP World Tour makes its return to the acclaimed Dom Pedro Victoria, which is looking in great shape for the tournament. 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 ...


La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort Review

With an ambition to create a top class destination to rival the best in Europe, the golf offering at Spain's Alcaidesa has been rebranded as La Hacienda Alcaidesa Links Resort and enhanced following major investment. Golfshake Travel Editor, Andy Waple had the chance to experience it for himself. 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 ...


Discover The Best Golf Breaks in France

France is becoming an increasingly popular destination for UK golfers. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which are the quality of courses combined with how easy it is to get there. However, we believe that The Resonance Golf Collection can provide you with the answers to all of your French golf questions. read more ...


What Makes Murcia The Ideal Golf Destination

Murcia is a historic city located in the south-east of Spain and is the perfect location for a golf break, no matter what time of year you may be thinking of heading off for some R&R. 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 ...


Golf And Culture Combines in Magical Madeira

Golfers who are experiencing the magic of Madeira can also enjoy a series of cultural events across the destination this autumn, something that further enhances its status as a paradise for holidaymakers. 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 ...


How You Can Attend The Ryder Cup in 2023

European captain Luke Donald will be hoping to maintain a 30-year unbeaten record on home soil when the United States seek to successfully defend the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone in Italy. And you could be there - as with the showpiece event less than a year away, there remain options to ensure that you can be part of the biggest event in the sport. read more ...


DP World Tour Qualifying School Returns to Las Colinas

Stage Two of DP World Tour Qualifying School will make a welcome return to Las Colinas Golf & Country Club this autumn, with the upgraded venue ready to showcase its outstanding Cabell B. Robinson designed layout that is renowned for its condition, wide fairways and undulating greens. 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 ...


The Top Rated Golf Courses to Play This Autumn

With summer firmly behind us, autumn can feel a little ominous for golfers as winter approaches, but that means there is all the more reason to make the absolute most of your playing time to experience some of the very best courses. read more ...


Golf's Greatest Holes Moves to Portugal For Series 2

If you enjoyed Golf's Greatest Holes featuring Paul McGinley and Chris Hollins playing across the spectacular Island of Ireland, then you can now look forward to the guys showcasing destinations throughout Portugal in a six-part second series that will be broadcast early next year. read more ...


Major Development Confirmed to Upgrade Dunbar Golf Club

Dunbar Golf Club is a jewel on Scotland's Golf Coast, but the East Lothian venue will soon be enhanced after major proposals were confirmed that will upgrade the facilities following the development of 78 new homes. read more ...


The Alternative Top 100 Golf Courses to Play

Now for something a little different, it's time to showcase the Alternative Top 100 Golf Courses. These are exclusively UK courses with a minimum of 50 reviews that do not commonly feature in published rankings elsewhere, bringing attention to venues that don't always garner the attention they deserve but which offer a quality of service and experience that resonates with everyday golfers. read more ...


Play With Golf Legends at Stunning La Manga Club

Amateur golfers will shortly have the opportunity to enjoy the ultimate playing experience at the fabulous La Manga Club when the venue hosts the Legends Tour's Farmfoods European Senior Masters hosted by Peter Baker. read more ...


The Bell Inn Stay & Play Review

The Bell Inn is a former coaching inn nestled in the heart of the ancient New Forest National Park in Hampshire. Its heritage can be traced back to 1782 and today it retains a traditional and quintessentially English charm. Under new management, which also encompasses three very different golf courses, Golfshake sent Ambassador Rob Treanor to take stock of the accolades this impressive venue has gained with Golfshake members. read more ...


Bramshaw Golf Club Forest Course Feature Review

Bramshaw Golf Club in Hampshire has been graded Highly Recommended status by Golfshake members for the past five years, as well as being classed as an Outstanding Venue in 2020 and 2021. The club also featured in the Must Play list for 2022, so we took our own advice and sent Ambassador Rob Treanor in July to experience the venue’s two courses. read more ...


Macdonald Cardrona Stay & Play Review

Macdonald Cardrona in the Tweed Valley boasts a very well regarded Championship Golf Course designed by the renowned architect Dave Thomas, as well as an onsite hotel and luxury spa. This true destination venue played host to Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor in June 2022 who was lucky enough to experience the magic and charm of the Scottish Borders. read more ...


Macdonald Cardrona Championship Course Feature Review

Macdonald Cardrona comprises a four star hotel with a full range of complementing leisure facilities and an 18-hole championship golf course. Golfshake sent Ambassador Rob Treanor along in June 2022 to experience the venue. read more ...


10 Great Last Minute UK Autumn Golf Breaks

There are some wonderful destinations to enjoy within the UK, where many an excellent deal can be secured at this time of year. But where should you be considering? For helpful inspiration, our travel partners, Golfbreaks, have come up with a selected group of venues that are perfect for a last-minute break this autumn. read more ...


The Best Scottish Golf Courses to Play in Autumn

Autumn is a time of year when many golfers in Scotland pursue warmth and sunshine by visiting reliable destinations like Spain and Portugal, but for those of us who stick around when the leaves begin to fall, there are many joys to be experienced somewhere closer to home. read more ...


Foxhills Successfully Stages PGA Cup For Second Time

The acclaimed Foxhills Club & Resort was a fitting setting as Team USA overcame a resilient Great Britain & Ireland performance to successfully defend their title across three days of the PGA Cup. read more ...


Costa del Sol Prepares to Welcome 2023 Solheim Cup

The Costa del Sol is readying itself to host the Solheim Cup, with the iconic match coming to Spain for the first time in 2023, ushering in an official countdown that starts today with a series of events to commemorate 'One Year to Go' until Europe's women take on the United States. read more ...


Mallorca Golf Resort Nominated For Eco Friendly Award

Mallorca's Pula Golf Resort can boast several nominations from the 2022 World Golf Awards, including ‘World’s Best Eco-Friendly Golf Facility’ - which showcases the venue's impressive green legacy. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses to Play in London by Tube

The capital city can be a pain to get around at the best of times, but there’s few things more stressful than being stuck in a traffic jam, worrying that you’re going to miss your tee-time! Why not save the hassle on your next round in London and hop on public transport? We’ve picked out nine of our favourite courses to travel to by Tube. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Must Play in England This Autumn

Hot and dry conditions were a near-constant presence throughout summer, but as we move into autumn, more temperate weather has resumed, ensuring that our courses will look fabulous as the main season draws to a close. So, while the days are getting shorter and it's becoming a little cooler, that shouldn't stop you from experiencing these 35 Golf Courses You Must Play in England This Autumn! read more ...


Costa Navarino Becomes Part of European Tour Destinations Network

Greece's incredible Costa Navarino has joined the European Tour Destinations Network, showcasing four signature golf courses including two new Jose Maria Olazabal designs at Navarino Hills, which opened in February this year. read more ...


The Top 100 UK Golf Courses in 2022

As part of new enhancements made to the website, visitors and members of the Golfshake Community can now enjoy the benefits of a special Golfshake Top 100 Section, which have been calculated by the ratings posted by everyday golfers. Firstly, we are going to present the Golfshake UK Top 100, introducing this ranking by highlighting the Top 25. read more ...


Playing Golf on Northern Ireland's Causeway Coast

Northern Ireland is a fantastic place to visit. The golf is first class, there’s wonderful scenery, a remarkable history and it’s blessed with a legendary warm hearted welcome. There are some great inland courses, yet many golfers flock to the Causeway Coast to enjoy some brilliant links. Golfshake's Andy Waple describes the experience offered here. read more ...


Dom Pedro Laguna Golf Course Reopens After Refurbishment

The Laguna Golf Course at Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection has opened its doors again following extensive work to improve the overall quality of the course as part of a new dimension to the resort’s well-renowned golfing portfolio. read more ...


Royal Birkdale Golf Club Feature Review

Regarded by many as the best golf course in England, Royal Birkdale is revered for hosting many unforgettable Open Championships, where legends of the game have triumphed. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook grasped at the chance to play here and describes the experience in this new review. read more ...


Macdonald Linden Hall Stay & Play Review

Situated in Northumberland, Macdonald Linden Hall is only a short distance from both the stunning coastline as well as the Scottish border. The venue opened in its current guise in 1997, making 2022 its 25th anniversary. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor stopped by in June to experience it all for himself. read more ...


Macdonald Linden Hall Golf Course Review

Macdonald Linden Hall is a historic country house hotel with an impressive 18-hole Championship golf course and luxury spa. Awarded Highly Recommended status in 2019 and 2021 by the Golfshake Community, it also featured on the 2022 Must Play list. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor stopped by in June 2022 to appraise the venue’s facilities. read more ...


28 Golf Courses You Have to Play in Scotland

Scotland is the spiritual home of golf and naturally its landscape features an extraordinary depth of courses to choose from. Many of these are historic and iconic, the likes of St Andrews, Carnoustie and Gleneagles, but there are also exceptional layouts that reside under the radar. read more ...


Discover The Spectacular Las Madrigueras Hotel in Tenerife

Tenerife is one of the most popular year-round European destinations for British tourists - and it is not difficult to work out why. You won’t be surprised to learn that it is also a paradise for golfers, boasting no fewer than nine courses, many with luxurious accommodation. Let’s start with Hotel Las Madrigueras and the superb Golf Las Americas. read more ...


What Makes Penina Golf Resort a Timeless Jewel in The Algarve

The Algarve boasts a variety of spectacular golf courses that will live long in the memory. Perhaps the most famous of all is Penina, designed by the legendary Henry Cotton. It was also the first course to be built in the Algarve. And while many others have since been created, Penina has stood the test of time and remains a must-play for anybody visiting the region.   read more ...


The Golf Courses You Should Play in The Midlands

The Heart of England, The Midlands covers the central portion of the nation and is home to a rich variety of acclaimed golf courses, including several of the finest resort venues in the entire United Kingdom. Ryder Cups and many European Tour events have regularly been a feature in this part of the world, but we wanted to bring you a diverse collection of destinations that represent the depth you will find in this region. read more ...


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 ...


La Finca Resort: Spain's Golf Haven

La Finca Resort resides in Alicante, where the sun shines relentlessly and the climate could have been hand-crafted for a round of golf. Spain is a popular hotspot for European golfers and resorts such as La Finca demonstrate why so many opt for Spain for their next golfing trip. read more ...


It's Time to Book Your Scotland's Golf Coast Experience

With travel restrictions easing, Scotland's Golf Coast has once again become a hot destination for golfers worldwide, with visitors being encouraged to secure their East Lothian experience by booking now for 2022 or early for 2023. read more ...


Why You Should Play Golf at Woodhall Spa

Woodhall Spa Golf Club lies in the Lincolnshire countryside, where 36 holes of golf have been crafted to the highest level. Golfshake's Liam Moore takes a closer look at this magnificent venue and explains why it should be on your list to experience. read more ...


7 Scottish Golf Destinations You Must Experience

Scotland is arguably the ultimate destination for a golf trip, but which destinations should be at the top of your list? We are going to discuss the absolute best of Scottish golf, all of which scored well in the recent Golfshake Survey. read more ...


6 English Golf Destinations You Must Experience

Visiting other courses can help rejuvenate our passion for the game, in addition to providing us with once in a lifetime experiences. The problem is, with so many exceptional resorts and courses available on our doorstep it can prove difficult to determine which one to visit next. Fortunately, the Golfshake Community have voted their favourite resorts, and this article will focus on where to travel for an English golf trip. read more ...


How Much Does it Cost to Play The Best Golf Courses in America

There are approximately 15,000 golf courses in the United States, but many belong to intensely private clubs. However, there are revered public and resort venues located across the nation that are widely recognised for hosting major championships and PGA Tour events. We take a look at just some of the best and how much they could cost you to play. read more ...


Unforgettable Golf Road Trip to Ireland's Ancient East

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recaps his recent golf road trip across Ireland's Ancient East, where he played Rosslare, Bunclody and Mount Juliet, with evenings spent in towns including the magnificent city of Kilkenny. read more ...


Yas Island is Ready to Host First Abu Dhabi Championship

The stunning Yas Island is set to host many of the world's best golfers at this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, when the internationally renowned destination welcomes the DP World Tour for the first time. read more ...


7 Golf Resorts in Europe That Every Golfer Should Visit

The latest Golfshake Survey asked golfers to rank their favourite European resorts and the community did not disappoint with their selections. Here are seven of the very best resorts available in Europe - all of which you should consider experiencing in the future. read more ...


Is Gleneagles The Ultimate Golf Destination in The UK?

There are many outstanding golf resorts in Britain, but what is the finest? There is one revered location that continuously cropped up during our latest Golfshake Survey, and that venue was Gleneagles. Golfshake's Liam Moore explains why. read more ...


Golfbreaks Group Golf Giveaway Returns

Due to popular demand, Golfbreaks’ hugely successful Group Golf Giveaway has returned for 2022 and 2023 travel. This year features additional savings alongside the introduction of more destinations than ever before. read more ...


The Winter Golf Courses You Need to Play

When it's cold and damp, it can be hard to fully grasp the motivation to play golf, but discovering memorable courses to play is one step to correcting that. Helping you to banish those seasonal blues, we reveal The Winter Golf Courses You Need to Play, all of which come Highly Recommended by golfers.  read more ...


Why Aroeira Golf Resort is The Perfect Golf Getaway

2022 could be the perfect time to plan a golfing getaway to Portugal, including the 36-hole Aroeira Golf Resort, which has showcased its new on-site hotel in a stunning location just south of Lisbon. Andy Waple reports on the destination for us. read more ...


The Golf Courses That Golfers Recommended to Others

Leading magazines routinely publish rankings of golf courses and websites like Golfshake present data that showcases highly rated destinations, but sometimes the most valuable review you can consume is from another golfer. Looking at the past three years, the following have been recommended by 100% of a significant number of reviews. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Should Have Played in 2021

What is the best course that you played in 2021? The Golfshake Community managed to tick off many outstanding layouts. However, there are some that stand above the rest in the minds of our users. It's time for you to meet the Golf Courses You Should Have Played in 2021. There's a variety of destinations to choose from, including championship hosts and lesser-known jewels, but all of them are united in that they achieved perfection in the minds of golfers. read more ...


Experience Minthis Golf Club & Resort

Cyprus has long been an enticing destination for European golfers, but the reopening of Minthis Golf Club & Resort has further highlighted the island’s connection to the game of golf. We provide an in-depth summary of the venue, in addition to some fantastic deals that are available exclusively with Golfbreaks. read more ...


Slaley Hall Stay & Play Review

Slaley Hall is a large hotel, spa and golf resort that is based in Northumberland, and is home to a pair of renowned courses, the Hunting and Priestman. Golfshake's Liam Moore has reviewed the complete Slaley Hall experience for us, including the venue and accommodation. read more ...


New Golf Alliance Showcases Mallorca Courses

One of the favoured destinations for a golf break, Mallorca, is set to be further strengthened by the launch of a new golf alliance that features some of the leading clubs and resorts that are situated on the island. read more ...


Great Value Golf Courses to Play This Winter

Winter is the time of year to secure a bargain with golf clubs offering tremendous value green fees, but where should you treat yourself? We have been studying course reviews closely, specifically analysing those entered during the winter months to identify worthy venues for the Golfshake Communty to visit. read more ...


The Best UK Golf Breaks For 2022

It's that time of the year when golfers are looking ahead and planning where they would most like to play. Our travel partners, Golfbreaks, have kindly recommended a selection of venues that you should consider experiencing during 2022, a collection that spans Ryder Cup hosts to tranquil resorts in the heartlands of England. read more ...


Foxhills Receives Prestigious Award For Excellence

The acclaimed Foxhills Club & Resort in Surrey can proudly promote another feather in its cap after the venue was recognised by the prestigious Condé Nast Johansens Awards. read more ...


The Best 36 Hole Golf Venues You Can Play

When finishing an enjoyable round on a great design, sometimes you just want to walk back to the first tee and start again. But what if the venue gave you the chance to play another incredible layout just yards away. That can be even more enriching. If you want to find two great courses to play at the one place - arguably the complete golf experience - then you should consider starting with these. read more ...


Bargain Golf Courses You Must Play This Winter

Sometimes you need a touch of inspiration to play golf during winter - and visiting new courses is a great way to find that. Making the prospect of experiencing somewhere different even more appealing, at this time of year, reduced green fees make that extra enticing. read more ...


Transformed Dundonald Links Celebrates Exciting New Era

The transformation of Dundonald Links will be showcased to an international audience following the exciting announcement that it will host the Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open next year. read more ...


The Oaks Golf Centre Feature Review

Nestled in the outskirts of the City of London lies The Oaks Golf Centre and the 18-hole parkland layout is fantastic value for money. Golfshake's Liam Moore took the opportunity to play an early morning round here and describes his experiences in this new Feature Review. read more ...


The Golf Courses You SHOULD Play This Winter

For some, winter golf is a grind that is best avoided, but for many, it can be a hugely rewarding time of year to make the most of daylight and enjoy the benefits that the game offers. That is especially true if you play somewhere memorable, which this period of the year makes possible through reduced green fees and attractive visitor packages. Make this a winter golf season to remember and experience one of these magnificent courses. read more ...


Darwin Escapes Unveils Springs Resort and Golf Club

Following years of investment, Darwin Escapes has revealed its enhanced Springs Resort and Golf Club in Oxfordshire, which has seen the transformation of its 19th century Manor House into a boutique hotel and spa. read more ...


Suffolk Golf Courses vs Norfolk Golf Courses

Having extensively covered both counties through the years, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook compares the golf courses of Suffolk and Norfolk, assessing the strengths of both, before determining the Battle of East Anglia! read more ...


What Makes Emporda Golf Resort a Special Destination

The Emporda Golf Resort is well-known to UK golfers who have been enjoying the 36 holes there for some years. Golfshake's Andy Waple had the opportunity to experience the venue for himself, which he describes in this detailed new review. read more ...


How a European Tour Golf Course is Made Tournament Ready

The Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course has long been considered a jewel in the crown of the Algarve, a stunning design that is renowned for hosting the Portugal Masters. Rui Grave, Head Greenkeeper at Dom Pedro, described the process involved to provide the grandest stage possible to both visiting holidaymakers and leading stars of the European Tour. read more ...


Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Feature Review

Opened nearly three decades ago, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club has long been a popular destination for golfers. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore took the opportunity to play it, describing a memorable experience in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Las Colinas Wins Major Titles at 2021 World Golf Awards

Las Colinas continues to exceed itself, after it was voted as ‘Spain’s Best Golf Course’ and ‘World’s Leading Golf & Villa Resort’ at the 2021 World Golf Awards. read more ...


Dubai Hills Golf Club Feature Review

Dubai Hills is an estate set a few miles in land from the coast roughly in line with the famous Burj Al Arab Hotel. With views of the Burj Khalifa, it's a spectacular location for a golf course. Golfshake's Richard Moore had the opportunity to play it and describes the experience in his new Feature Review. read more ...


Emporda Golf Resort Acclaimed by Challenge Tour Players

Regarded as one of Europe's leading golf destinations, Emporda Golf Resort cemented that reputation after drawing comprehensive praise from players who recently competed in two Challenge Tour events at the venue. read more ...


The Hunting Course at Slaley Hall Feature Review

Not only is The Hunting Course at Slaley Hall Highly Recommended on Golfshake, it is also commonly known as 'The Augusta of the North' - and Matt Holbrook explains why it’s held in such high regard in his new Feature Review. read more ...


International Golf Travel Market Hosts First Golf Travel Meeting in Wales

RX (Reed Exhibitions), the organiser for IGTM (International Golf Travel Market) successfully held the first international face-to-face meeting of the golf industry for the first time in two years. The event took place at the 2010 Ryder Cup venue and the ICC Wales headquarters, The Celtic Manor Resort. read more ...


The Carrossa Hotel Spa Villas Review

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently had the chance to visit Mallorca and experience the stunning Carossa Hotel Spa Villas, while also playing golf at Capdepera and Alcanada. Andy describes the destination and what makes it special in this new review. read more ...


Eastbury Hotel & Sherborne Golf Club Review

Devon's Eastbury Hotel & Spa has a reciprocal agreement with nearby Sherborne Golf Club, making it a potentially ideal destination for a short golf break. Golfshake's Derek Clements had the chance to experience it for himself and he has reviewed the setting for us. read more ...


More Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Autumn

Autumn is a great time of the year to experience different courses as conditions generally remain good, the weather can be reasonable, and it's the period of the season when many venues offer reduced green fee prices. However, if you want great value for money, we can reveal More Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Autumn. read more ...


MacGregor Golf Extends Travel Cover Range

With international travel starting to improve and the previously impossible dream of securing winter sun on the fairways being available, MacGregor Golf has introduced two premium travel covers to protect your gear when travelling. read more ...


Introducing The Golfshake Golf Break Giveaway

Running for six weeks and featuring three amazing prizes, we are thrilled to reveal the Golfshake Golf Break Giveaway. During this qualifying period, you could win a golf break for yourself and three friends to either Slaley Hall, Dale Hill or Wychwood Park.  read more ...


ClubstoHire Prospers From Updated Travel Requirements

Due to the relaxing of travel restrictions, ClubstoHire have announced that foreign travel for golf trips is rapidly improving in both busyness and convenience. read more ...


Dundonald Links Unveils New Luxury Lodges to Great Acclaim

Completing the latest phase of its transformative £25m investment, Dundonald Links has opened 18 luxury lodges on its property, establishing the Ayrshire venue into one of the UK's most striking modern golf resorts. read more ...


What Do The New Travel Rules Mean For Golfers

The 4th of October 2021 signified alteration to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, with the former model being completely replaced.  This is excellent news for UK golfers, as travelling to our favourite winter hotspots has become easier to access. We round up the current requirements for anyone looking to travel for a golf break. read more ...


Golfbreaks Extend 2022 Early Birdie Promotion

After experiencing the busiest September for domestic bookings in the company’s 23-year history, Golfbreaks are proudly extending their 2022 Early Birdie promotion by an extra month.  read more ...


How to Play The Old Course at St Andrews

It's not likely that you'll ever take to the hallowed pitch at Wembley or step on the iconic Centre Court at Wimbledon, but you can play the legendary Old Course at St Andrews. If you wish to walk in the footsteps of that greatness, it's an easier process than you may think, with several attractive options available to help you experience the round of a lifetime. read more ...


Delamere Forest Golf Club Feature Review

Highly Recommended on Golfshake and regarded as one of the finest courses in Cheshire, Delamere Forest is certainly a gem. Author and journalist Andy Waple has played and reviewed this striking layout for us. read more ...


Palheiro Golf Club Feature Review

Located just 15 minutes to the north-east of Funchal, the capital of Madeira, lies Palheiro Golf Club. Set at nearly 500m above sea level, this par 72 course was designed by Cabell Robinson and was first opened in 1993. Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Paver has reviewed it for us. read more ...


Even More Golf Courses You Must Play This Autumn

Now that summer is but a distant memory, it's time to put away the shorts and dig out the jumpers and waterproof jackets, because autumn golf is here! However, it does have its fine moments, of both weather and enjoyment, but it's key to find the right courses to play. We are thrilled to present Even More Golf Courses You Must Play This Autumn - all based on ratings submitted by everyday golfers. read more ...


The Astbury Golf & Country Club Feature Review

Situated a short drive from the market town of Bridgnorth in the heart of the Severn Valley, The Astbury Golf & Country Club was originally designed by K.K. Downing, former lead guitarist of Judas Priest. Now under new ownership, Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies visited to see the exciting changes being made. read more ...


Sunshine, Views, Golf: Welcome to The Algarve

The Algarve epitomises golf in Portugal but this wasn’t the case prior to the 1960s when this region was turned into a golfer and tourist’s dream following heavy redevelopment. There are plenty of golf courses in the area with a collection of five-star hotels and other outstanding accommodation options on offer too - including the fantastic Pestana Hotel & Resort Group. read more ...


8 Golf Courses to Play in Alicante

The area of Alicante is a highly sought after destination for a holiday. Warm weather, good food and an excellent array of activities is what entice visitors to this popular area of Spain situated in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula. read more ...


Where to Stay For Golf Trips in Alicante

Alicante belongs to the Costa Blanca and there are 30 golf courses within this district of Spain. With so many options, Alicante has quickly become a popular destination for European golfers. Below, we provide extensive detail into the resorts and what golf courses can be experienced read more ...


Grange Park Golf Club Feature Review

Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore recently played Grange Park Golf Club in St Helens, which is Highly Recommended on Golfshake, describing his thoughts and experiences in this new and detailed Feature Review. read more ...


Golf & Culture: Why Le Golf National & Paris Are a Perfect Match

Europe’s 2018 dominant Ryder Cup victory at Le Golf National epitomised the very spirit of the competition: togetherness and working as a collective. The city of Paris provides an excellent destination for a first-class golf course that poses no difficulty to access either. We describe why the capital of France and golf make the perfect match. read more ...


China Fleet Country Club Golf Course Review

The golf course at China Fleet - which is Highly Recommended on Golfshake - was designed by Dr Martin Hawtree and is located on the banks of the River Tamar. Matt Holbrook recently played and has reviewed the layout for us. read more ...


China Fleet Country Club Resort Review

Set in 180 acres of rolling countryside, 15 minutes from the centre of Plymouth, the Tamar-Tavy Estuary provides a fitting backdrop for China Fleet Country Club. This multisport and relaxation venue is a must visit spot for those venturing down to the South West of England, as Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook describes for us. read more ...


The PGA National Czech Republic Offers Luxurious Accommodation Packages

The PGA National Czech Republic, situated at Oaks Prague, has partnered with luxurious hotels within the Prague area to offer golfers exclusive accommodation packages. read more ...


Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Autumn

With many green fees reduced at this time of year, autumn can be an ideal period to experience different courses, especially when the weather remains pleasant. We have been analysing the Golfshake Course Section, which has allowed us to identify venues that rate highly for the months of September, October and November, showcasing those courses that can be played for under £50, representing excellent value for money. read more ...


The Countdown Begins to 2023 Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin

Europe's Solheim Cup victory at Inverness Club in Ohio was thrilling and dramatic, with eyes already looking forward to the 2023 edition at Finca Cortesin in Spain, which is preparing the host the event. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Must Play This Autumn

For golfers who want an extended calendar of regular play, this can be a great time of year, with better value green fees and some fine bouts of weather to be enjoyed. But where should you visit for a memorable round? We have studied the hundreds of thousands of reviews submitted by the Golfshake Community to identify venues that have rated highest, picking out the courses that golfers have most acclaimed for autumn. read more ...


Hidden Gem Golf Courses to Play in Scotland

Studying the engaging 'Top 100' lists that are featured each year in popular magazines, we started wondering about those Scottish golf courses that aren't showcased in glossy print. Looking at the Golfshake Course Section and its countless independent reviews, here is an opportunity to present acclaimed designs that aren't regularly seen in the marquee rankings, but that nonetheless deliver a great experience for everyday golfers read more ...


The Berkshire Golf Club Feature Review

The Berkshire is home to a pair of revered Herbert Fowler designed courses, the Red and the Blue, which places it as one of the UK's finest premium venues. Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Heggie grasped the opportunity to experience this magical destination for himself. read more ...


Costa Brava Festivals Add Cultural Twist to Golf Holidays

For a unique experience, golfers are being encouraged to combine their rounds on the spectacular courses of Costa Brava with the many festivals and events across the region for an added cultural flavour to their Spanish holiday. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses to Play in The Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is a coastal region of Catalonia in the north-east of Spain and is renowned as a holiday destination for many people, including golfers. We take a closer look at some of the best courses in the area that you can play. read more ...


The Best Resorts to Experience on The Costa Brava

The Costa Brava in Spain is a tremendous destination for all holidaymakers - including golfers! Our travel partners Golfbreaks have packages to many spectacular resorts in the region, but to provide an extra touch of inspiration, we take a closer look at some of the finest venues that you can choose from. read more ...


Why Gran Canaria Should Be Your Next Golf Holiday Destination

The second most populated of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria has become a hugely popular, year-round destination for golfers travelling from the UK and the rest of Europe who are keen to discover this spectacular part of the world that is known for its volcanic origin, picturesque views and luxury golf courses. read more ...


Formby Golf Club Feature Review

Part of the magnificent North West of England, Formby Golf Club and Formby Ladies Golf Club are two jewels for the game. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore had the chance to experience both and he describes an unforgettable 36-holes at a pair of gems. read more ...


Childwall Golf Club Feature Review

Childwall Golf Club is a pristine parkland course, which moved from Childwall just a few miles east to its current location around 100 years ago. It is easily accessible from the junction of the M62 and M57 near Huyton, Merseyside. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore grasped at the chance to play here. read more ...


Vale of Llangollen Golf Club Feature Review

The Vale of Llangollen Golf Club is just a few miles into Wales from the border, with Wrexham and Oswestry both short drives away. It is Highly Recommended on Golfshake and is regarded as the top inland course in North Wales. Mel Davies has played and reviewed it for us. read more ...


Lickey Hills Golf Course Feature Review

Lickey Hills Golf Course is located just a short drive from the M5 and also a few minutes from the outskirts of Birmingham, making it easily accessible. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies and Women & Golf Editor Emma Ballard played it for us and share their thoughts in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Western Gailes Golf Club Feature Review

Located on the Ayrshire coastline, Western Gailes is widely considered to be among the finest courses in Scotland. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook grasped the opportunity to play this incredible layout, which he describes in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Chippenham Golf Club Feature Review

Located in the west of England, Chippenham Golf Club has undergone extensive redevelopment, including seven new holes. Golfshake's Liam Moore had the opportunity to experience the venue for himself and shares his thoughts in this feature review. read more ...


West Course at Moor Park Golf Club Feature Review

Moor Park is a popular venue amongst Golfshake members who have awarded the club a faultless 100% recommendation. Ambassador Rob Treanor scheduled a trip for June 2021 to play the West Course and discover the reason behind the club’s popularity. read more ...


Walton Heath Golf Club Feature Review

Brimming with history, Walton Heath Golf Club boasts two exceptional, world renowned championship heathland courses, which have hosted many of the world's best. Golfshake's Matt Holbrook took the opportunity to experience this jewel in Surrey. read more ...


Quinta da Marinha Completes Extensive Renovation

Quinta da Marinha has invested in its luxurious holiday villas to offer golfers the perfect blend of privacy, opulence and contemporary and stylish interior decor to accompany golfing trips. read more ...


Ireland Open to Fully Vaccinated British Visitors With No Quarantine Required

In what is great news for many golfers hoping for a break across the Irish Sea, it has been confirmed that Ireland is the first European country that will allow fully vaccinated British citizens the opportunity to visit without requiring any COVID tests or the need to self-isolate in either direction. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Must Play in Kent

The majestic county of Kent has long been known as The Garden of England and is renowned for its beauty and scenery, but there is also a rich heritage for golfers to enjoy, including three Open venues. However, there is more to Kent than just these revered layouts, as the Golfshake Community have discovered through the years. read more ...


The Best Irish Open Venues

The Island of Ireland boasts a remarkably strong collection of golf courses, which for some represents the finest offering on the planet. Since it was first played in 1927, the Irish Open has been a fine showcase for these stunning layouts. We share their unique Golfshake Rating and featued commentary from regular golfers submitted in reviews by the Golfshake Community. read more ...


Green Light For Golf Travel to Madeira

Many of us would love a golf holiday, but in the present climate options are somewhat limited. However, for those needing that overseas experience, the spectacular island destination of Madeira offers the safe environment that we have all been waiting for. read more ...


More Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Summer

We are thrilled to reveal even MORE locations that have been Highly Recommended by the Golfshake Community for the time of year, and which offer tee times for no more than £50. You might have to pick the right day and time for several of these fees, but they are widely available, making them a very appealing prospect for the peak season. read more ...


Why Madeira is a Special Destination For Golf

Renowned for its beauty and spectacular scenery, the tropical island of Madeira has become increasingly celebrated for its qualities as a golf destination, offering visitors immaculate courses that take full advantage of the year-round summer climate, making it an attractive prospect for anyone in search of an unforgettable experience. read more ...


First International Olympic Academy Golf Course Launched at Costa Navarino

Showcasing a world first, revealed by the International Olympic Academy (IOA), the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) and Costa Navarino in Greece, an International Olympic Academy Golf Course has been launched at Costa Navarino’s Navarino Hills, which is the nearest golf development to Ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. read more ...


Bargain Golf Courses to Play in Scotland This Summer

There are more than 550 golf courses in Scotland, which are all part of the fabric of the nation. While many legendary venues draw attention, they are typically expensive to play. However, beyond that, there are some exceptional bargains to be had across the country. read more ...


North Foreland Ready to Welcome Golfers During The Open

Thousands of golf fans will descend on Kent for July's 149th Open Championship at Royal St George's, and nearby North Foreland Golf Club is set to play its part by offering fans the chance to experience its own superb layout. read more ...


New Platform Launched to Inspire Golfers to Experience Scotland

Scotland, Where Golf Began, a new digital platform has been launched to inspire golfers near and far to plan an exciting golf break and make the most of the country on and off the course. read more ...


Golf Courses to Play in the East of England This Summer

Were you aware that the east of England hosts some of the best golf courses in the country? Whether you’re looking for parkland or links, long or short, or maybe just a gem in the middle of nowhere, this district of England has you covered. read more ...


Golf Courses to Play in The South of England This Summer

While the south of England host many revered courses that make the top 100 lists of the country, there are also plenty of hidden gems. With help from the incredible Golfshake Community, we have listed only a few golf courses to play during the summer season. read more ...


Golf Courses to Play in The North of England This Summer

The north of England has proudly boasted a collection of unbelievable courses for quite some time now, and it’s easy to see why many golfers across the nation are willing to travel far and wide to get in on the action. With assistance from the Golfshake Community and their detailed reviews, we have picked out some of the best courses to visit during the summertime. read more ...


Golf Courses to Play in The Midlands This Summer

From short courses to long, parkland courses to heathland courses and some of the most picturesque golf clubs in the country, the Midlands area not only offers quality but a variety of challenging settings. Thanks to the reliable Golfshake Community and their reviews of summertime rounds, we have listed venues within the district that offer a fantastic experience. read more ...


West Surrey Golf Club Feature Review

Set in the tranquil Surrey Hills countryside near Godalming, West Surrey Golf Club is a superbly conditioned parkland course that meanders around the natural terrain which compliments the design that was laid out by Herbert Fowler back in 1910. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook has reviewed it for us. read more ...


Cavendish Golf Club Review

Golfshake last reviewed Cavendish as recently as 2019, but there have been some significant changes going on, so it seemed worth having another look. We dispatched Andy Waple to experience the Dr Alister MacKenzie designed layout that prides itself as “The Inspiration for Augusta.” read more ...


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 ...



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