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7 Golf Resorts in Europe That Every Golfer Should Visit

The latest Golfshake Survey asked golfers to rank their favourite European resorts and the community did not disappoint with their selections. Here are seven of the very best resorts available in Europe - all of which you should consider experiencing in the future. read more ...


Is Gleneagles The Ultimate Golf Destination in The UK?

There are many outstanding golf resorts in Britain, but what is the finest? There is one revered location that continuously cropped up during our latest Golfshake Survey, and that venue was Gleneagles. Golfshake's Liam Moore explains why. read more ...


Golfbreaks Group Golf Giveaway Returns

Due to popular demand, Golfbreaks’ hugely successful Group Golf Giveaway has returned for 2022 and 2023 travel. This year features additional savings alongside the introduction of more destinations than ever before. read more ...


The Winter Golf Courses You Need to Play

When it's cold and damp, it can be hard to fully grasp the motivation to play golf, but discovering memorable courses to play is one step to correcting that. Helping you to banish those seasonal blues, we reveal The Winter Golf Courses You Need to Play, all of which come Highly Recommended by golfers.  read more ...


Why Aroeira Golf Resort is The Perfect Golf Getaway

2022 could be the perfect time to plan a golfing getaway to Portugal, including the 36-hole Aroeira Golf Resort, which has showcased its new on-site hotel in a stunning location just south of Lisbon. Andy Waple reports on the destination for us. read more ...


The Golf Courses That Golfers Recommended to Others

Leading magazines routinely publish rankings of golf courses and websites like Golfshake present data that showcases highly rated destinations, but sometimes the most valuable review you can consume is from another golfer. Looking at the past three years, the following have been recommended by 100% of a significant number of reviews. read more ...


The Golf Courses You Should Have Played in 2021

What is the best course that you played in 2021? The Golfshake Community managed to tick off many outstanding layouts. However, there are some that stand above the rest in the minds of our users. It's time for you to meet the Golf Courses You Should Have Played in 2021. There's a variety of destinations to choose from, including championship hosts and lesser-known jewels, but all of them are united in that they achieved perfection in the minds of golfers. read more ...


Experience Minthis Golf Club & Resort

Cyprus has long been an enticing destination for European golfers, but the reopening of Minthis Golf Club & Resort has further highlighted the island’s connection to the game of golf. We provide an in-depth summary of the venue, in addition to some fantastic deals that are available exclusively with Golfbreaks. read more ...


Slaley Hall Stay & Play Review

Slaley Hall is a large hotel, spa and golf resort that is based in Northumberland, and is home to a pair of renowned courses, the Hunting and Priestman. Golfshake's Liam Moore has reviewed the complete Slaley Hall experience for us, including the venue and accommodation. read more ...


New Golf Alliance Showcases Mallorca Courses

One of the favoured destinations for a golf break, Mallorca, is set to be further strengthened by the launch of a new golf alliance that features some of the leading clubs and resorts that are situated on the island. read more ...


Great Value Golf Courses to Play This Winter

Winter is the time of year to secure a bargain with golf clubs offering tremendous value green fees, but where should you treat yourself? We have been studying course reviews closely, specifically analysing those entered during the winter months to identify worthy venues for the Golfshake Communty to visit. read more ...


The Best UK Golf Breaks For 2022

It's that time of the year when golfers are looking ahead and planning where they would most like to play. Our travel partners, Golfbreaks, have kindly recommended a selection of venues that you should consider experiencing during 2022, a collection that spans Ryder Cup hosts to tranquil resorts in the heartlands of England. read more ...


Foxhills Receives Prestigious Award For Excellence

The acclaimed Foxhills Club & Resort in Surrey can proudly promote another feather in its cap after the venue was recognised by the prestigious Condé Nast Johansens Awards. read more ...


The Best 36 Hole Golf Venues You Can Play

When finishing an enjoyable round on a great design, sometimes you just want to walk back to the first tee and start again. But what if the venue gave you the chance to play another incredible layout just yards away. That can be even more enriching. If you want to find two great courses to play at the one place - arguably the complete golf experience - then you should consider starting with these. read more ...


Bargain Golf Courses You Must Play This Winter

Sometimes you need a touch of inspiration to play golf during winter - and visiting new courses is a great way to find that. Making the prospect of experiencing somewhere different even more appealing, at this time of year, reduced green fees make that extra enticing. read more ...


Transformed Dundonald Links Celebrates Exciting New Era

The transformation of Dundonald Links will be showcased to an international audience following the exciting announcement that it will host the Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open next year. read more ...


The Oaks Golf Centre Feature Review

Nestled in the outskirts of the City of London lies The Oaks Golf Centre and the 18-hole parkland layout is fantastic value for money. Golfshake's Liam Moore took the opportunity to play an early morning round here and describes his experiences in this new Feature Review. read more ...


The Golf Courses You SHOULD Play This Winter

For some, winter golf is a grind that is best avoided, but for many, it can be a hugely rewarding time of year to make the most of daylight and enjoy the benefits that the game offers. That is especially true if you play somewhere memorable, which this period of the year makes possible through reduced green fees and attractive visitor packages. Make this a winter golf season to remember and experience one of these magnificent courses. read more ...


Darwin Escapes Unveils Springs Resort and Golf Club

Following years of investment, Darwin Escapes has revealed its enhanced Springs Resort and Golf Club in Oxfordshire, which has seen the transformation of its 19th century Manor House into a boutique hotel and spa. read more ...


Suffolk Golf Courses vs Norfolk Golf Courses

Having extensively covered both counties through the years, Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook compares the golf courses of Suffolk and Norfolk, assessing the strengths of both, before determining the Battle of East Anglia! read more ...


What Makes Emporda Golf Resort a Special Destination

The Emporda Golf Resort is well-known to UK golfers who have been enjoying the 36 holes there for some years. Golfshake's Andy Waple had the opportunity to experience the venue for himself, which he describes in this detailed new review. read more ...


How a European Tour Golf Course is Made Tournament Ready

The Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course has long been considered a jewel in the crown of the Algarve, a stunning design that is renowned for hosting the Portugal Masters. Rui Grave, Head Greenkeeper at Dom Pedro, described the process involved to provide the grandest stage possible to both visiting holidaymakers and leading stars of the European Tour. read more ...


Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Feature Review

Opened nearly three decades ago, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club has long been a popular destination for golfers. Golfshake Ambassador Richard Moore took the opportunity to play it, describing a memorable experience in this new Feature Review. read more ...


Las Colinas Wins Major Titles at 2021 World Golf Awards

Las Colinas continues to exceed itself, after it was voted as ‘Spain’s Best Golf Course’ and ‘World’s Leading Golf & Villa Resort’ at the 2021 World Golf Awards. read more ...


Dubai Hills Golf Club Feature Review

Dubai Hills is an estate set a few miles in land from the coast roughly in line with the famous Burj Al Arab Hotel. With views of the Burj Khalifa, it's a spectacular location for a golf course. Golfshake's Richard Moore had the opportunity to play it and describes the experience in his new Feature Review. read more ...


Emporda Golf Resort Acclaimed by Challenge Tour Players

Regarded as one of Europe's leading golf destinations, Emporda Golf Resort cemented that reputation after drawing comprehensive praise from players who recently competed in two Challenge Tour events at the venue. read more ...


The Hunting Course at Slaley Hall Feature Review

Not only is The Hunting Course at Slaley Hall Highly Recommended on Golfshake, it is also commonly known as 'The Augusta of the North' - and Matt Holbrook explains why it’s held in such high regard in his new Feature Review. read more ...


International Golf Travel Market Hosts First Golf Travel Meeting in Wales

RX (Reed Exhibitions), the organiser for IGTM (International Golf Travel Market) successfully held the first international face-to-face meeting of the golf industry for the first time in two years. The event took place at the 2010 Ryder Cup venue and the ICC Wales headquarters, The Celtic Manor Resort. read more ...


The Carrossa Hotel Spa Villas Review

Golfshake Ambassador Andy Picken recently had the chance to visit Mallorca and experience the stunning Carossa Hotel Spa Villas, while also playing golf at Capdepera and Alcanada. Andy describes the destination and what makes it special in this new review. read more ...


Eastbury Hotel & Sherborne Golf Club Review

Devon's Eastbury Hotel & Spa has a reciprocal agreement with nearby Sherborne Golf Club, making it a potentially ideal destination for a short golf break. Golfshake's Derek Clements had the chance to experience it for himself and he has reviewed the setting for us. read more ...


More Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Autumn

Autumn is a great time of the year to experience different courses as conditions generally remain good, the weather can be reasonable, and it's the period of the season when many venues offer reduced green fee prices. However, if you want great value for money, we can reveal More Bargain Golf Courses to Play This Autumn. read more ...


MacGregor Golf Extends Travel Cover Range

With international travel starting to improve and the previously impossible dream of securing winter sun on the fairways being available, MacGregor Golf has introduced two premium travel covers to protect your gear when travelling. read more ...


Introducing The Golfshake Golf Break Giveaway

Running for six weeks and featuring three amazing prizes, we are thrilled to reveal the Golfshake Golf Break Giveaway. During this qualifying period, you could win a golf break for yourself and three friends to either Slaley Hall, Dale Hill or Wychwood Park.  read more ...


ClubstoHire Prospers From Updated Travel Requirements

Due to the relaxing of travel restrictions, ClubstoHire have announced that foreign travel for golf trips is rapidly improving in both busyness and convenience. read more ...


Dundonald Links Unveils New Luxury Lodges to Great Acclaim

Completing the latest phase of its transformative £25m investment, Dundonald Links has opened 18 luxury lodges on its property, establishing the Ayrshire venue into one of the UK's most striking modern golf resorts. read more ...


What Do The New Travel Rules Mean For Golfers

The 4th of October 2021 signified alteration to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, with the former model being completely replaced.  This is excellent news for UK golfers, as travelling to our favourite winter hotspots has become easier to access. We round up the current requirements for anyone looking to travel for a golf break. read more ...


Golfbreaks Extend 2022 Early Birdie Promotion

After experiencing the busiest September for domestic bookings in the company’s 23-year history, Golfbreaks are proudly extending their 2022 Early Birdie promotion by an extra month.  read more ...


How to Play The Old Course at St Andrews

It's not likely that you'll ever take to the hallowed pitch at Wembley or step on the iconic Centre Court at Wimbledon, but you can play the legendary Old Course at St Andrews. If you wish to walk in the footsteps of that greatness, it's an easier process than you may think, with several attractive options available to help you experience the round of a lifetime. read more ...


Delamere Forest Golf Club Feature Review

Highly Recommended on Golfshake and regarded as one of the finest courses in Cheshire, Delamere Forest is certainly a gem. Author and journalist Andy Waple has played and reviewed this striking layout for us. read more ...


Palheiro Golf Club Feature Review

Located just 15 minutes to the north-east of Funchal, the capital of Madeira, lies Palheiro Golf Club. Set at nearly 500m above sea level, this par 72 course was designed by Cabell Robinson and was first opened in 1993. Golfshake Ambassador Kevin Paver has reviewed it for us. read more ...


Even More Golf Courses You Must Play This Autumn

Now that summer is but a distant memory, it's time to put away the shorts and dig out the jumpers and waterproof jackets, because autumn golf is here! However, it does have its fine moments, of both weather and enjoyment, but it's key to find the right courses to play. We are thrilled to present Even More Golf Courses You Must Play This Autumn - all based on ratings submitted by everyday golfers. read more ...


The Astbury Golf & Country Club Feature Review

Situated a short drive from the market town of Bridgnorth in the heart of the Severn Valley, The Astbury Golf & Country Club was originally designed by K.K. Downing, former lead guitarist of Judas Priest. Now under new ownership, Golfshake Ambassador Mel Davies visited to see the exciting changes being made. read more ...


Sunshine, Views, Golf: Welcome to The Algarve

The Algarve epitomises golf in Portugal but this wasn’t the case prior to the 1960s when this region was turned into a golfer and tourist’s dream following heavy redevelopment. There are plenty of golf courses in the area with a collection of five-star hotels and other outstanding accommodation options on offer too - including the fantastic Pestana Hotel & Resort Group. read more ...


8 Golf Courses to Play in Alicante

The area of Alicante is a highly sought after destination for a holiday. Warm weather, good food and an excellent array of activities is what entice visitors to this popular area of Spain situated in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula. read more ...


Where to Stay For Golf Trips in Alicante

Alicante belongs to the Costa Blanca and there are 30 golf courses within this district of Spain. With so many options, Alicante has quickly become a popular destination for European golfers. Below, we provide extensive detail into the resorts and what golf courses can be experienced read more ...



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