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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 ...


The Algarve is Ready to Welcome Back UK Golfers

Golfers have missed the option for travel during the past year, but many will now be looking forward and planning their next trip to the glorious sunshine of the Algarve, which opens up again to visitors from the UK on May 17. read more ...



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