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Joys of Golf in the Sweltering Heat of Perth, Australia

Golfshake writer Derek Clements has been enjoying a February break in the sweltering heat of Perth, Australia. Reporting on the temperatures and quality of golf, our man provides just a bit of insight and colour behind his experience Down Under. read more ...


Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Unveils Corporate Memberships

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has introduced a fresh corporate golf membership category, which is set to offer businesses throughout the United Kingdom with a range of appealing opportunities. read more ...


The 18 Hardest Greens in the UK

There is no exact science to determine what makes for a difficult green, but we have delved into the Golfshake Score Tracker and taken data from 125,000 rounds of golf to pick out some recurring greens that consistently drive alarming putting stats from regular golfers across a spectrum of abilities. read more ...


Four Highly Rated Clubs Seek England Golf's Most Welcoming Title

Four golf targets have reached the final in the race to be declared England Golf's Most Welcoming Club, sponsored by American Golf, and each of them have achieved a positive rating on Golfshake, being Rated as Highly Recommended. read more ...


Secure Great Deals and Benefits with Golfbreaks.com's 2018 Group Golf Giveaway

We may only be in January, but there is not a better time of year to plan and book a golf holiday, thanks to the 2018 Group Golf Giveaway with Golfbreaks.com. Take a trip across the UK & Ireland, Europe, United States, and Worldwide, or maybe even the Masters or Ryder Cup, and secure a variety of benefits and rewards. read more ...


20 of the Best UK Courses to Play in 2018

Here, we bring together 20 of the Best UK Feature Reviews on Golfshake, packed with information and opinion, which should be helpful when it comes to identifying worthwhile places to visit across Britain in 2018.\ Here, we bring together 20 of the Best UK Feature Reviews on Golfshake, packed with information and opinion, which should be helpful when it comes to identifying worthwhile places to visit across Britain in 2018. read more ...


Fina Cortesin Declared Best Golf Resort in Europe

Highly regarded Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa is thrilled after being declared the best golf resort in Europe at the prestigious Square Mile magazine awards. read more ...


Italy Named Best Emerging Golf Destination in Europe

Italy has been declared the finest 'up and coming' destination in Europe, with the innovative Italy Golf & More - the first pan-Italian international promotional golf project - having been a major factor behind the raising of the country's emerging profile as a golf break option. read more ...


European Amateur Golf Tour Stops at Tenerife in 2018

The spectacular island of Tenerife will host the European Amateur Golf Tour (EAGT) in April, as popular destination joins an striking list of host venues across Europe for 2018. read more ...


The Alternative Top 100 Courses

Golfshake's 'Alternative' Top 100 rankings offer a list of the best golf courses that aren't in the 'Official' Top 100 rankings in the UK and have more than 50 reviews on Golfshake.com These courses are based off the expectations of the everyday golfer. read more ...


Italy Enjoys Huge Rise in Golf Tourism

Italy is fast growing in popularity as a golf destination, and following encouraging survey data with travelers, new figures have shown that the number of international green fees booked as increased by 40% during the past three years. read more ...


Golf Groups Drawn to UK Stay and Play Venues

Having already noted an increase in the numbers booking at its ten highly regarded golf resorts, Redefine|BDL Hotels (RBH) is excited to report an unprecendented level of enquiries having been submitted for 2018 golf groups. read more ...


Finca Cortesin Ranked Among World's Top 50 Hotels

Highly regarded Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa has seen its elite reputation boosted by a pair of major endorsements from UK magazine Condé Nast Traveler, after being rated as one of the best 50 hotels on the planet, and second in Spain and Portugal. read more ...


Spectacular Sentosa Golf Club Showcases Beauty in Video

The spectacular Sentosa Golf Club has showcased its award-winning facility with a video that presents the feel of the venue and presenting the stunning vistas of The Serapong and newly unveiled New Tanjong. read more ...


Miguel Angel Jimenez Opens Short Game Facility at Las Colinas

Ryder Cup and European Tour legend Miguel Angel Jimenez has officially opened the superb 'Las Colinas Short Game Facility designed by Miguel Angel Jimenez' at the famous venue in Spain. read more ...


Enjoy Golf and Stargazing in Tenerife

Tenerife is a stunning location to play golf throughout the year, but what you may not know is that it's also one of the finest destinations to watch the stars and enjoy astronomy. read more ...


Las Colinas Receives Major Accolade at World Travel Awards

Spain's revered Las Colinas Golf & Country Club is celebrating further accolades after it was named 'Europe's Leading Villa Resort' at the World Travel Awards, where it also received the title of 'Spain's Leading Villa Resort' for a third consecutive year. read more ...


Golfbreaks.com Launches Domestic US Travel Program

Golfbreaks.com, the widely regarded experts in golf travel across the planet, are excited to launch their domestic US travel program in additino to the October “Early Birdie” promotion, which provides customers with the opportunity to save up to $1000 on a future golf vacation. read more ...


Tenerife's Golf del Sur Celebrates 30th Anniversary

30 years ago, the majestic island of Tenerife welcomed a second golf course - Golf del Sur - that would become iconic over the subsequent decades, hosting European Tour events and thrilling golfers from across the planet.  read more ...


10 UK Golf Holiday Destinations You Must Visit

Most of us like to feel the sun on our back abroad, but there are plenty of reasons to stay at home, especially if you happen to be a golfer. Here, we look at ten of the best UK destinations for golfers and their families. read more ...


5 of the Best Resorts to Visit in Portugal

Portugal is a haven for golfers. It is a perfect place to take the family too, with hundreds of miles of unspoilt beaches, hotels to suit all pockets and amazing local drink and cuisine. And as an added bonus, the Portuguese are a friendly, hospitable people who make tourists feel welcome. Here, we look at five of the best courses/resorts. read more ...


5 of the Best Golf Resorts in Spain

Spain is one of Europe's leading golf destinations and is always popular with visitors from the UK. If you're looking to experience the setting, we have put together a guide to five of the country's best resorts that are worth sampling. read more ...


Club Alcanada Speeds Up Play with Revolutionary TagMarshal

Club de Golf Alcanada, which is viewed as being one of Spain's finest golf courses despite its youthful status, has enhanced the experience of playing there further by introducing the innovative TagMarshal, which is set to speed up play. read more ...


International Golf Bookings to Italy Significantly Increase

Italy has enjoyed a significant increase in the number of golf visitors in recent times, with international bookings having risen by an impressive 25% over the last two years of growth. read more ...


The Belfry Celebrates 40 Years of The Brabazon with Special Deals

The Belfry Hotel & Resort is celebrating 40 years of the famous Brabazon Course - a four-time host of the Ryder Cup - with special deals available for golfers looking to experience the iconic venue. read more ...


Tour the Majestic and Stunning Dunes of Irish Open Venue Portstewart

This week's Irish Open is being played at the striking Portstewart in County Londonderry. Golfshake contributer and photographer Kevin Diss takes us on a tour of the course and area, otherwise known as a shooting location for Game of Thrones! read more ...


Experience Stunning Package Offer at La Reserva Club

The stunnning La Reserva Club in Andalusia has unveiled an exclusive 'Sotogrande Classic' stay-and-play package ove this winter, joining forces with prestigious neighbours Valderrama and Real Club Sotogrande. read more ...


Gleneagles Completes Renovation of Iconic Queen's Course

Gleneagles has resorted its wondrous Queen's Course back to its origins after completing an 18-month restoration programme, which has seen the installation of innovative drainage technology and a return to the principles of James Braid. read more ...


Eagerly Anticipated West Cliffs Resort in Portugal Opens Clubhouse

The eagerly anticipated West Cliffs Golf Links Resort in Portugal is preparing for its official launch next month with the opening of a striking, eco-friendly clubhouse. read more ...


Putt to South Carolina Winner Full Experience Trip Review

Recently, Golfshake partnered with Golfbreaks.Com to send a number of competition winners away on a trip of a lifetime to South Carolina. Playing the likes of Harbour Town and Kiawah Island, a member of the group - Paul Webb - gave a detailed report on what they experienced and why this is a golf destination for all to consider. read more ...


PGA Catalunya Unveils Stunning Courses Images

PGA Catalunya Resort is regarded as being Spain's No. 1 Golf Course (Ranked by Top100Courses.Com), and a specially-commissioned series of images has captured and showcased the beauty that has ensured why the layout near Barcelona has become one of the leading destinations in Europe. read more ...


Gleneagles Named Best Golf Resort in the World

Legendary Scottish five-star hotel, Gleneagles has been declared ‘Best Golf Resort in the World’ for an incredible sixth successive year by readers of Ultratravel, the Telegraph’s luxury travel magazine, andthe Telegraph's website. read more ...


Golfy Adds Four Spanish Golf Destinations to Travel Network

Golfy has increased its presence in Spain, with the addition of four leading partner destinations to its impressive network of golf courses and hotels throughout Continental Europe. read more ...


Bespoke Package Launched at Stunning Macdonald Portugal Resort

For golfers looking to combine the highest quality with the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the game's leading professionals, Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa, the five-star Portuguese development located in the Serra de Monchique Mountains, has launched an eye-catching bespoke ‘Champions Package’ to celebrate the Open de Portugal having returned to The European Tour’s schedule after a seven-year absence.  read more ...


Las Colinas Supports #ThisGirlGolfs with Lady Golfer Magazine

The stunning Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has joined forces with Lady Golfer Magazine to support their #ThisGirlGolfs campaign and to provide eye-catching prizes to the winners of three upcoming golf events in the UK. read more ...


Gastro Golf Offers Exceptional Holidays to Lovers of Quality Courses and Food

If you have a passion for quality golf courses and exceptional food, then bespoke travel company Gastro Golf is offering golfers an opportunity to experience the highest standard golf holiday. read more ...


Dubai Launches Exciting Website to Enhance Golf Tourism

Dubai has launched an exciting website to enhance awareness of the world-leading, premium golf destination that brings together - for the first time in one place - everything visitors and tour operators need to know about experiencing golf in the famous city. read more ...


Experience West of Ireland Gems with Exciting Packages

West of Ireland Golf has been launched to raise the profile of a stunningly beautiful region that boasts many championship links courses, with the associated packages set to offer potential visitors easier access than ever before, bringing to their attention seven layouts that they may not have experienced.  read more ...


10 Tips to Help Plan Your Golf Break Abroad

If you're planning a golf trip abroad this year, we have put together a helpful guide to make the process easier. Here are ten tips that will ensure that your break goes smoothly. read more ...


10 Tips to Get the Most Out of a Golf Trip to St Andrews

St. Andrewsis the Mecca for golfers, boasting seven public links courses and extraordinary history. The town is iconic and celebrated for its university, but how can you make the most of a trip there? Here is some advice to help. read more ...


Praia D'El Rey Resort Upgrades Facilities and Opens Stunning Golf Course

The beautiful Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort has completed a significant enhancement of its hotel facilities, upgrading the five-star experience that is offered to guests. read more ...


Second Course at Els Club in Malaysia Unveiled

Generating significant buzz and excitement, The Els Club Desaru Coast, located on the south-eastern region of Malaysia in the state of Johor, the development has earned tremendous anticipation. Following the introduction of the Ocean Course last September, the Valley Course has been unveiled ahead of its official opening. read more ...


Portugal's Largest Course Operator Expands Accomodation Options

The largest golf management company in Portugal, Lisbon Golf has expanded its hotel accomodation options following the redevelopment of the popular Tryp Costa Caparica and the inclusion of the widely regarded Casa Palmela. read more ...


Experience Northern Lights at Spectacular Lofoten Links in Arctic Circle

Remote and breathtaking, Lofoten Links is unquestionable one of the most spectacular courses in the world. Opened in 2015 inside the Arctic Circle, this extraordinary Norwegian venue demands your attention. read more ...


Combine Golf and Football with Portugal Derby and Golf Weekend Package

Sport lovels across Europe will be intrigued to discover that they can once again combine golf and football due to the return of ORIZONTE - Lisbon Golf's popular 'Derby & Golf Weekend' package in April. read more ...



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