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The 50 Best Reviewed Golf Courses in 2019

What is the best venue that you visited this year? Thousands of golfers reviewed courses they played on Golfshake in 2019. We have picked out the most consistently highly regarded from the past season, positively rated across a wide range of categories. read more ...


Most Popularly Reviewed Golf Courses in 2019

Online reviews have become increasingly relevant in the golf industry. We have studied ratings left on Golfshake this year to identify the most popular venues, which received more ratings from golfers than any other this past season. read more ...


Royal West Norfolk Golf Club Feature Review

A regular feature in numerous ‘Top 100’ rankings and Highly Recommended on Golfshake, Royal West Norfolk has a unique place in Britain's golf landscape. Kevin Heggie recently had the chance to play Brancaster and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Archerfield Dirleton Course Feature Review

The stunning Archerfield Links is a Highly Recommended venue on Golfshake and boasts two acclaimed golf courses. Ambassador Rob Treanor played the Dirleton and shares his thoughts on the layout. read more ...


Huddersfield Golf Club Feature Review

Huddersfield Golf Club - often known as Fixby - has recently completed a project to improve the bunkering, taking the course back to its heyday when laid out by Herbert Fowler in the 1930s. Andy Waple took the chance to visit and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Hunstanton Golf Club Feature Review

Hunstanton in Norfolk is a Highly Recommended links course on Golfshake, popularly reviewed by the Community. Kevin Heggie recently had the opportunity to experience this layout and visit the club, sharing his thoughts in this feature article. read more ...


Gleneagles Reveals Special Green Fee to Celebrate Solheim Cup

Gleneagles is celebrating its recent staging of the most thrilling Solheim Cup yet to reveal its special £201.90 four-ball green fee across all of its three championship golf courses. read more ...


Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club Feature Review

Royal Mid-Surrey is located on the border between Middlesex and Surrey, offering an aesthetic gem that takes advantage of a beautiful area of parkland. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon visited this Highly Recommended venue and played the course. read more ...


Hagley Golf Club Feature Review

Highly Recommended in the West Midlands, Hagley Golf Club is a welcoming an accessible venue for visiting golfers. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies had the opportunity to play there and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Discover the Magic of Golf in Perthshire

Located in the heart of Scotland, the tranquil and beautiful landscape of Perthshire is home to many of the most scenic, enjoyable, and affordable courses in Britain. We take a closer look at what you can experience in this magnificent part of the world. read more ...


Golf in Kent is Open for Business Ahead of 2020 Open

The countdown is now on to the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George's, but that is just part of an exciting year for Golf in Kent, which has declared itself open for business as the world of golf heads to the south east coastline. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #44: Ed Hodge, Gleneagles, Golf in Perthshire

Author Ed Hodge joins Kieran Clark on the new Golfshake Podcast to take a closer look at the rich history behind Gleneagles, the venue of the 2019 Solheim Cup, in addition to reflecting on what the region of Perthshire can offer golfers. read more ...


Patshull Park Hotel, Golf & Country Club Feature Review

Patshull Park is a beautfully presented parkland golf course on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border. Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies had the chance to play this layout and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Tandridge Golf Club Feature Review

Tandridge Golf Club is sometimes unfairly overshadowed by other courses in Surrey, but this is a sublime, Highly Recommended venue. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook had the chance to visit and play this Harry Colt design. read more ...


The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club Feature Review

The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club features two 18-hole courses, The Earls and The Kings. Golfshake Member Kevin Heggie has visited this Highly Recommended venue and experienced what it has to offer, sharing his thoughts in this review. read more ...


Golfbreaks.com Launches Early Birdie Exclusive for 2020

The golf season may be nearing its end, but it's a perfect time for you to start planning ahead for 2020. Golfbreaks.com has just unveiled its popular Early Birdie Exclusive, which provides customers with the opportunity to claim major savings from an even bigger variety of destinations across the UK, Europe and beyond. read more ...


Stoke Rochford Golf Club Feature Review

Stoke Rochford Golf Club is situated near the Lincolnshire town of Grantham, just off the A1. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook had the opportunity to experience this Highly Recommended venue for the first time and shares his thoughts. read more ...


Gleneagles Showcases Reinvented Holes on Queen's Course

Legendary hotel in the heart of Scotland, Gleneagles has showcased enhancements made to a pair of the short holes on the spectacular Queen's Course through the acclaimed photography of David Cannon. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #43: Carnoustie Golf Links, Playing Championship Course

The Golfshake Podcast returns with Kieran Clark joined by Andy Picken reflect on the revered Carnoustie Golf Links, sharing their experiences of the Championship Course, the impressively modern facilities, and what this legendary venue represents.  read more ...


6 Reasons to Play Golf at Fairmont St Andrews

Located just a couple of miles from the historic town of St Andrews, the Fairmont is a popular gateway to experiencing this iconic corner of Scotland. We take a look at just some reasons why this hotel is special and how it may be the resort that you have been looking for. read more ...


Guide to Golf in South Africa

South Africa remains a relatively underappreciated destination for golfers traveling internationally, but that perception quickly changes once you discover what this nation can offer. We take a closer look at the courses, venues and hotels that you can experience. read more ...


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 ...


Selsey Golf Club Feature Review

Selsey Golf Club is a nine-hole links course that comes Highly Recommended by members on Golfshake. Will Trinkwon took the opportunity to see for himself and shares his thoughts in this review. read more ...


Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club Feature Review

Founded in 1893, Royal Worlington and Newmarket Golf Club has long been home to Cambridge University's Golf Team, with many notable faces playing on the nine holes. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon reviews this hidden gem for us. 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 Resorts to Stay at on the Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol boasts some of Spain’s finest family hotels. It is, after all, an area that attracts huge numbers of British tourists, as they head there in search of summer sun, sandy beaches, restaurants, shops, bars and cafes. Here we look at a few of the best golf resorts. read more ...


The Best Golf Courses to Play on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is one of the most popular destinations in Europe for British holidaymakers. It is also a haven for golfers, with courses to suit every pocket and handicap. Here, we look at nine of the best. 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 ...


The Best Golf Courses to Play in Tenerife

There is a huge selection of golf courses on Tenerife, all of which offer spectacular views of this beautiful island. Here, we look at seven of the best. read more ...


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