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Attend the 2021 Open at St Andrews

Despite being two years away, anticipation is already rising for the 150th Open at St Andrews in 2021. This milestone edition of the game's original major at the Home of Golf is an unmissable event, with Golfbreaks.com unveiling attractive packages to ensure that you can experience the dramatic setting of the Old Course with the iconic Claret Jug on the line. read more ...


Luffness New Golf Club Feature Review

Luffness New is a traditional links course in East Lothian, home to a club that prides itself on respecting the history of the game. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor had the opportunity to visit and shares his thoughts on the experience. read more ...


The Best Golf Experiences in the UK

In the 2019 Golfshake Course Survey, we asked for your feedback to identify the Best Golf Experiences in the UK, with hundreds of golfers sharing their favourites. Will Trinkwon has taken a closer look at the most popular responses. read more ...


Woodhall Spa Hotchkin Course Feature Review

Home of England Golf, Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire is considered among the finest inland venues in the UK, its Hotchkin Course being frequently ranked with the best. Golfshake's Andrew Picken had the chance to play this renowned layout and shares his thoughts on the experience. read more ...


Olton Golf Club Feature Review

Olton is a private, mature parkland golf course founded in 1893 set in 95 acres near Birmingham Airport. Renowned for its condition and quality of greens, Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies had the chance to play there and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Woodhall Spa Bracken Course Feature Review

The Bracken Course at Woodhall Spa is sometimes overshadowed by the revered Hotchkin Course that neighbours it, but Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook discovered during his visit that this layout is an underappreciated gem. read more ...


PGA National Ireland Slieve Russell Feature Review

Slieve Russell, which has been rebranded as PGA National Ireland, is a premier stay and play facility. Golfshake's Andrew Picken had the chance to experience this visually striking venue and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Cavendish Golf Club Feature Review

Designed by Alister MacKenzie, Cavendish in Derbyshire is noted for its design similarities to Augusta National, rolling and undulating in nature. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Cross had the chance to play this Highly Recommended course and shares his thoughts. read more ...


St Andrews Eden Course Feature Review

The Eden Course was the fourth opened in St Andrews, designed by the legendary Harry Colt. Golfshake's Andrew Picken had the chance to experience this layout, and he was blown away by the quality of this underrated gem at the Home of Golf. read more ...


Carnoustie Buddon Course Feature Review

Known for its legendary Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links is also home to the Burnside and Buddon. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken had the opportunity to play the Buddon during a visit and shares his thoughts on this unique layout. read more ...


Bamburgh Castle Feature Review

Bamburgh Castle is one of the scenic golf courses in the UK, a clifftop layout that measures only 5,645 yards. Golfshake's Rob Treanor had the chance to stop by and experience this venue, which now ranks among his favourites. read more ...


Goswick Golf Club Feature Review

Goswick Links in the North East of England is a James Braid masterpiece that is an Open Qualifying Venue. Golfshake's Rob Treanor had the chance to play there and shares his glowing praise for the golf course. read more ...


How to Get the Most From Your Golf This Summer

Golf is your passion, more than a hobby, something that consumes your thoughts during the average work day. Time for playing is precious - especially with the main season beginning to drift towards its latter period. We have some ways to help you get the most from your game. read more ...


Diss Golf Club Feature Review

Set just a very short drive from the main town of Diss on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, Diss Golf Club is a friendly venue welcoming visitors and societies alike to enjoy a excellent experience all year round. Golfshake's Matt Holbrook recently had the opportunity to visit. read more ...


Experience Dordogne Valley in France for Golf and More

Dordogne is a beautiful region in the south-west of France, one that you may have not have consided a golf destination, but there are many courses to choose from. However, the main attraction is the variety of activities available, something that Golfshake Amassbador Andrew Picken had the chance to experience.  read more ...


Finca Cortesin Upgrades Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy

The luxury Spanish golf complex, Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has just further enhanced its position as one of the premium golfing locations in Europe by making a series of top-quality investments in its Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy. read more ...


West Cliffs & Praia D'el Rey Stay & Play VLOG

Golfshake's Kevin Paver took a trip to Portugal and the 'Silver Coast' for a stay and play at Praia D'el Rey and West Cliffs, staying at the Praia D'el Rey Marriot. His VLOG showcases a truly breathtaking venue and one that will surely have you adding it to the list! read more ...


Golf on the Troia Peninsula

The Troia Peninsula in Portugal is home to a striking Robert Trent Jones Sr designed course and many other attractions, including fine dining, casinos, Roman Ruins and horse riding. Andy Waple takes a closer look at the region for us. read more ...


OGIO Mutant Travel Bag Review

When embarking on a golf holiday, among the primary concerns that most of us will have is successfully and safely transporting our clubs to the destination. But here is one possible solution. Golfshake's Kevin Paver recently tested the OGIO Mutant Travel Bag during a golf trip to Portugal. read more ...


15 Must Play Golf Courses in the East of England

From top quality parkland layouts, to wonderfully idiosyncratic links courses, the East of England offers a rich variety for golfers. Will Trinkwon has picked our 15 of the best venues that should be on your must play lists. read more ...


South Africa is an Unforgettable Destination for a Golf Holiday

South Africa may not receive the attention that it deserves as a destination for golfers, but there are reasons why that is changing. Bringing together scenic landscapes, an attractive climate, and spectacular courses, looking specifically at the Western Cape, you are left with a memorable experience. read more ...


Emerging Golfers to Follow in Brooks Koepka's Footsteps in Tenerife

Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka early journey in the professional game included a victory on La Gomera - near Tenerife - in 2013, and emerging golfers will be following in his footsteps this summer. read more ...


Extra Attractions to Golf Travel in Kent

Golfshake's Andrew Picken recently experienced golf in Kent, playing and reviewing many spectacular courses. But there is much to this county than just that. Here are some other attractions that will make your time visiting Kent memorable. read more ...


A Great Greek Resort Good Enough for the Golfing Gods

Situated in the Messinia region of Greece, Costa Navarino is a paradise for golfers and anyone seeking a magical holiday experience. In this feature, Clive Agran provides an insight behind this destination, and explains why it should be on your list. read more ...


Canterbury Golf Club Feature Review

Canterbury Golf Club is a parkland layout situated in the heart of Kent, Highly Recommended on Golfshake. We dispatched Andrew Picken to visit this venue and to discover what is behind the hype. read more ...


Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club Feature Review

Known as the club on the cliffs, Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club is perched high on the White Cliffs, halfway between Dover and Deal. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken had the opportunity to experience this visually spectacular venue. read more ...


Whitehill Golf Club Feature Review

Whitehill Golf Club has received Highly Recommended status as rated by Golfshake members, achieving a whopping 100% approval rating. This outstanding record deserved further investigation so we sent Rob Treanor to play the course and find out more. read more ...


Golf in Madeira Sees Boost in Visitor Numbers in 2019

Madeira is a rugged and visually spectacular destination for golfers, becoming increasingly popular for its climate, with a significant boost being reported during the first half of this year, with two main venues seeing near double-digit growth. read more ...


Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort Review

Druids Glen is an acclaimed venue in Wicklow and former host of the Irish Open, which Golfshake's Andrew Picken had the opportunity to visit and play. Discover his thoughts and insights behind the experience. read more ...


The Burstead Golf Club Feature Review

The Burstead is nestled away in the pretty Essex countryside and comes Highly Recommended by the Golfshake Community. We sent Rob Treanor to discover the formula for this success. read more ...


Experiencing Golf in Ireland via Stena Line Ferries

Ireland is a revered destination for golfers, home to many of the most spectacular courses on the planet, and it's a journey that most will probably take by plane. But how about crossing the Irish Sea for an added touch of adventure and romance? Golfshake's Andrew Picken had the opportunity to experience the magic of Ireland via Stena Line. read more ...


Acclaimed Slieve Russell Branded as PGA National Ireland

Located in the spectacular Ballyconnell in County Cavan, the acclaimed Slieve Russell Hotel, Golf & Country Club has been endorsed by The PGA, joining the associations other venues and will be branded as PGA National Ireland. read more ...


Top 5 Tips for Playing Golf on a Family Holiday

Golfshake's Kevin Paver recently took his family on a holiday to Turkey, but as the only golfer, ticking off some of the local courses could have been a challenge. Here, Kevin shares his best tips on playing golf during a family holiday, while crucially keeping everyone happy! read more ...


Aldwickbury Park Feature Review

Aldwickbury Park is situated in Hertfordshire and enjoys a spectacular 100% recommended rating from the Golfshake Community, based on over 200 reviews. We dispatched Rob Treanor to discover why this venue is so highly regarded read more ...


More Great Value Rounds at Highly Rated Top 100 Venues

Following his initial Great Value Rounds at Highly Rated Top 100 Venues article, if you're looking to experience somewhere truly special this season, Golfshake's Alex Picken has identified MORE Top 100 Courses that can be accessed through GolfNow for outstanding prices. read more ...


Ashridge Golf Club Feature Review

Ashridge Golf Club is a Highly Recommended venue on Golfshake, ranking highly for the quality of its layout. We dispatched Ambassador Rob Treanor to find out more about this extremely popular venue. read more ...


Silloth-on-Solway Feature Review

Silloth-on-Solway is tucked away in the North West of England, a traditional links course, which is Highly Recommended on Golfshake and is ranked among the Top 50 Value for Money UK Venues. Golfshake Ambassador Rob Cross played and reviewed it for us. read more ...


Ulverston Golf Club Feature Review

Ulvertson Golf Club sits within the Lake District, a spectacular location and course that was remodelled by the great H.S. Colt. Highly Recommended on Golfshake, we dispatched Ambassador Rob Cross to experience the venue for himself. read more ...


Hanbury Manor Feature Review

Hanbury Manor is a revered venue that has achieved Highly Recommended status on Golfshake, courtesy of ratings by everday golfers. We dispatched Golfshake Ambassador Rob Treanor to experience it for himself. read more ...


Hollywood Golf Club Feature Review

Hollywood Golf Club boasts a mature 18-hole, tree lined parkland course on the outskirts of south Birmingham, with easy access from the motorway network. Golfshake's Mel Davies has played and reviewed the venue for us. read more ...


Guide to Golf at Marriott Venues

Marriott is considered among the most renowned and prestigious golf course operators in the UK, boasting an impressive of idyllic venues across the country, which deliver superb layouts aligned with comfortable accommodation and facilities. We have taken a closer look at each of the venues to capture why. read more ...


Troon's Iconic Marine Hotel to be Refurbished

For decades, visitors to Troon have stayed at the iconic Marine Hotel, and that renowned venue is to be enhanced further after Cannock Troon LLP, its owners, have revealed plans to refurbish and bring a new luxurious feel to the property. read more ...


The Sweet Spot Club Hire Launches on England's Golf Coast

The Sweet Spot Club Hire has become renowned for making golf travel easier in Australia and Vietnam, but the company has now expanded to the British Isles, launching in Liverpool and Southport, helping golfers to experience England's Golf Coast.  read more ...


Great Value Rounds at Highly Rated Top 100 Venues

If you're looking to experience somewhere truly special this year, Golfshake's Alex Picken has identified Top 100 Courses that can be accessed through GolfNow for outstanding prices, something that you'll certainly want to take advantage of. read more ...


The Best 19th Holes in the UK

We asked the Golfshake Community to pick out the Best 19th Holes in the UK, with hundreds of golfers sharing their favourite venues, including resorts such as The Belfry, Celtic Manor and Gleneagles, in addition to revered clubs like Crail and Bromsgrove. read more ...


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