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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 ...


The Unforgettable Images of Golf in South Carolina

Golfshake Member Sam Ruddle recently experienced golf in South Carolina, one of the most revered destinations in the United States. To showcase what makes this area so great, we have brought together a selection of Sam's photographs from an unforgettable holiday. read more ...


The Magic of a Golf Holiday to South Carolina

South Carolina is widely regarded as a paradise for golfers, including exceptional resorts like Hilton Head and Kiawah Island. Winning the Up & Down to South Carolina Challenge on Golfshake, Sam Ruddle reflects on his experience in the state, the courses he played and the accommodation, showcasing why it's such a renowned destination. read more ...


20 of the Best Summer Twilight Rates of 2019

Play the greatest courses for less. Here are many of the best courses in the UK & Ireland - frequently ranked within the Top 100 in the British Isles - that have twilight rates on offer to visitors in 2019.  read more ...


The Best Golf Accommodation in the UK

We asked regular golfers to select the Best Golf Accommodation in the UK, based on their own experiences, which has identified a wide variety of destinations, from iconic Ryder Cup venues, to lesser recognised gems. read more ...


The Best Golf Accommodation in Europe

We asked the views of regular golfers who shared with us their favourite golf venues in Europe for accommodation, identifying a wide variety of destinations across countries like Portugal, Spain, Turkey and Cyprus. read more ...


A Guide to Golf at The Barriere Hotels

France is becoming an increasingly destination for golfers, and The Barriere Hotel Group is perhaps the best way to unlock the nation's secrets. From luxury accommodation to superb courses, we take a closer look at these venues that are certain to deliver an unforgettable experience. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #38: Carnoustie, Panmure, Montrose, Golf Trip Report

Kieran Clark is joined by Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken, who recounts his experience of visiting Angus and Perthshire in Scotland, playing the likes of Carnoustie, Panmure, Montrose and Murrayshall, describing why this part of the world is an essential and unique destination for any golfer. read more ...


The Best 19th Holes in Europe

We asked regular golfers in the 2019 Golfshake Course Survey to identify the Best 19th Holes in Europe, showcasing venues that deliver a great experience away from the golf course, including destinations as notable as Vale Do Lobo and La Manga. read more ...


Visitors Flock to Stunning Venues in Northern France

Visitors have been flocking to Golf d'Hardelot and Le Touquet Golf Resort on the northern coast of France, with both venues noting a significant rise in the number of visitors. read more ...


Gleneagles Reveals Special Golf Packages to Mark Centenary

Marking the centenary celebrations for its renowned King's and Queen's courses, Gleneagles has revealed special golf packages available during May to invite golfers to the spectacular estate within the heart of Perthshire and experience two of Scotland's most acclaimed inland layouts. read more ...


The Belfry Among Winners at Golf Service Awards Ceremony

It was quite a gathering in St Andrews and The Old Course Hotel for the ninth 59club Service Excellence Awards, where a series of the golf industry's finest resorts and clubs - including The Belfry - were recognised for their achievement in a ceremony. read more ...


Your Best Experience on a Golf Course

In our Janurary 2019 Golf Course Survey, we asked hundreds of golfers to pick out their favourite experience in golf, something that has happened to them. The responses were diverse and fun to read, and we decided to ask some of the Golfshake Team about theirs. read more ...


From the Bahamas to Brora

Brora Golf Club in the Scottish Highlands has become a cult-favourite, renowned by legendary Open champions, and celebrated by international visitors. Author and journalist Ed Hodge shares the story of Scott Cowper, who travels annually to Brora from the Bahamas, to explain the worldwide appeal of this wonderful layout. read more ...


HSBC Women's Championship Showcases Sentosa Golf Club

This week's HSBC Women's Championship boasts a spectacular field on the LPGA Tour, and showcases the impressive and widely acclaimed Sentosa Golf Club, a venue that is drawing many visitors to Singapore. read more ...


Gleneagles Launches Special Group Green Fee to Celebrate Solheim Cup

Gleneagles is hosting the Solheim Cup in September, and to celebrate that fact, the revered hotel has launched a special four-ball green across each of its three golf courses until the end of April.  read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #36: Golf in Northern Ireland, Causeway Tour, Royal Portrush

Kieran Clark was joined by Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken, who recently experienced the Causeway Coast Tour, which included the opportunity to play Royal Portrush, the spectacular Portstewart and the visually striking Castlerock Golf Club. read more ...


Golfshake Rising Stars in Wales

Varierty in abundance for golf in Wales.  We have delved into course reviews on Golfshake to identify venues that have increased significantly in popularity with reviewers, noting a rise in average rating in 2018 compared with 2016. Here are the Rising Stars in Wales. read more ...


Golfshake Rising Stars in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland continues to delight golfers with an array of golf courses to play.  We have delved into course reviews on Golfshake to identify venues that have increased significantly in popularity with reviewers, noting a rise in average rating in 2018 compared with 2016. read more ...


Golfshake Rising Stars in the South East of England

A golfing hot spot if you are looking for somewhere new to play. We have delved into course reviews on Golfshake to identify venues that have increased significantly in popularity with reviewers, noting a rise in average rating in 2018 compared with 2016. Here are the Rising Stars in the South East of England. read more ...


Golfshake Rising Stars in the South West of England

The South West offers more than just golf. We have delved into course reviews on Golfshake to identify venues that have increased significantly in popularity with reviewers, noting a rise in average rating in 2018 compared with 2016. Here are the Rising Stars in the South West of England. read more ...


Golfshake Rising Stars in the South of England

This is the UKs most populated area for golf courses. We have delved into course reviews on Golfshake to identify venues that have increased significantly in popularity with reviewers, noting a rise in average rating in 2018 compared with 2016. Here are the Rising Stars in the South of England. read more ...


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