Golfshake 2017 Highly Recommended Golf Courses

By: Golf Shake | Thu 29 Mar 2018


With over 220,000 independent golf course reviews for courses all around the world from regular golfers the Golfshake system is the #1 resource when researching where to play golf, planning a round or researching a golf trip.  The recommendation updates were added to system 18 months ago allowing golfers to highlight whether they would play again or recommend when they left a review.

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Golfers continue to utilise digital platforms for all aspects of their golf and reviews online continue to be more and more important. The Golfshake system allows golfers to review all aspects of their visit and the overall rating will be based on their expectation which will factor in; price for the round, previous visit, word of mouth and their experience.  Additionally the recommendation option provides another level of benchmarking for golf clubs and feedback for golfers.

Following the release of the Golfshake review print assets in 2017 we are excited to release the first list of courses receiving 'Highly Recommended' status for 2017 - based from a strict set of criteria .  All clubs have been sent certificates direct to their golf so that they can share this great achievement with visitors to their club.


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Below lists the courses receiving the status of outstanding from all reviews received and courses receiving status of highly recommended in 2017 from reviews during 2017.  The lists highlight courses that are regularly visited by regular golfers who leave reviews on Golfshake and highlights clubs embracing digital services.

Outstanding - Highly Highly Recommended

To meet this level all the clubs below must have had over 200 independent reviews, over 100 recommendations and with a recommendation rating above 99%

Golf Club Location Rating %
St Andrews The Home Of Golf Fife 5.00 99.32%
Woburn Golf Club Buckinghamshire 4.99 100.00%
Toot Hill Golf Club Essex 4.93 99.42%
London Golf Club Kent 4.91 100.00%
The Grove Hertfordshire 4.91 100.00%
The Oxfordshire Golf, Hotel & Spa Oxfordshire 4.83 100.00%
Hever Castle Golf Club Kent 4.71 100.00%
Goodwood Golf Club West Sussex 4.69 99.30%
Sweetwoods Park Golf Club Kent 4.69 100.00%
The Warwickshire Golf Club Warwickshire 4.63 99.03%
Ramsdale Park Golf Centre Nottinghamshire 4.60 99.36%
The Menzies Welcombe Hotel Spa and Golf Club Warwickshire 4.59 99.02%
Rufford Park Golf & Country Club Nottinghamshire 4.58 99.20%
Westerham Golf Club Kent 4.54 99.44%
Gatton Manor Hotel Golf Club Surrey 4.50 100.00%
Merrist Wood Golf Club Surrey 4.46 99.15%
Sharpley Golf Centre County Durham 4.40 100.00%
College Pines Golf Club Nottinghamshire 4.39 100.00%
Thornbury Golf Centre Gloucester 4.36 100.00%
Dummer Golf Club Hampshire 4.33 99.26%
Hill Barn Golf Club West Sussex 4.27 99.15%
Henley Golf & Country Club Warwickshire 4.27 99.04%
Chichester Golf Club West Sussex 4.23 99.28%
Woldingham Golf Club Surrey 4.21 99.22%
Stockwood Park Golf Club Bedfordshire 4.20 99.07%
Hurtmore Golf Club Surrey 4.19 99.17%
Willow Valley Golf Club West Yorkshire 4.14 99.04%
Wycombe Heights Golf Centre Buckinghamshire 4.13 99.15%
Cranham Golf Course Essex 4.12 100.00%
Paultons Golf Centre Hampshire 4.07 100.00%
Hersham Village Golf Club Surrey 4.07 99.17%
Pype Hayes Golf Course West Midlands 4.06 100.00%
Brentwood Golf Centre (Hartswood) Essex 4.02 100.00%
Southampton Golf Club Hampshire 3.96 99.11%
Stevenage Golf Centre Hertfordshire 3.94 100.00%
Abbey Hill Golf Club Buckinghamshire 3.93 99.00%
Tinsley Park Golf Club South Yorkshire 3.83 100.00%

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Highly Recommended in 2017

The following golf clubs all received '2017 Highly Recommended' status from reviews during 2017.  This was based on receiving over 30 reviews in 2017, at least 25 reviews with recommendations and achieving at recommendation for 2017 greater than 95%

Golf Club Location Rating %
Abridge Golf Club Essex 5.00 100.00%
Fairmont St Andrews Fife 5.00 100.00%
St Andrews The Home Of Golf Fife 5.00 97.56%
Woburn Golf Club Buckinghamshire 4.99 100.00%
Toot Hill Golf Club Essex 4.93 100.00%
London Golf Club Kent 4.91 100.00%
The Grove Hertfordshire 4.91 100.00%
Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort Wiltshire 4.88 100.00%
Celtic Manor Resort Golf Club Gwent 4.85 98.33%
The Shire London Hertfordshire 4.85 96.88%
The Oxfordshire Golf, Hotel & Spa Oxfordshire 4.83 100.00%
Burhill Golf Club Surrey 4.74 100.00%
Gaudet Luce Golf Club Worcestershire 4.73 100.00%
Hever Castle Golf Club Kent 4.71 100.00%
Barnham Broom Golf Club Norfolk 4.71 96.43%
Goodwood Golf Club West Sussex 4.69 100.00%
Sweetwoods Park Golf Club Kent 4.69 100.00%
Horsley Lodge Golf Club Derbyshire 4.68 100.00%
Marriott Forest of Arden Golf Club Warwickshire 4.64 97.83%
Ashbury Golf Club Devon 4.64 100.00%
The Warwickshire Golf Club Warwickshire 4.63 100.00%
Eastham Lodge Golf Club Merseyside 4.62 95.24%
Test Valley Golf Club Hampshire 4.62 96.77%
Ramsdale Park Golf Centre Nottinghamshire 4.60 100.00%
Old Thorns Golf Club Hampshire 4.59 100.00%
The Menzies Welcombe Hotel Spa and Golf Club Warwickshire 4.59 96.67%
Rufford Park Golf & Country Club Nottinghamshire 4.58 100.00%
Welford on Avon Golf Course Warwickshire 4.56 100.00%
Redlibbets Golf Club Kent 4.54 97.30%
Westerham Golf Club Kent 4.54 100.00%
MacDonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa Cheshire 4.54 100.00%
Little Lakes Golf Club Worcestershire 4.53 95.00%
Hart Common Golf Club Lancashire 4.52 100.00%
Lakeside Lodge Golf Club (Huntingdon) Cambridgeshire 4.52 100.00%
Seaford Head Golf Club East Sussex 4.50 100.00%
Marriott Breadsall Priory Golf Club Derbyshire 4.49 100.00%
Bromsgrove Golf Centre Worcestershire 4.49 100.00%
Bondhay Golf Club Nottinghamshire 4.48 95.65%
Merrist Wood Golf Club Surrey 4.46 100.00%
Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club East Sussex 4.46 95.83%
The Hertfordshire Golf Club Hertfordshire 4.46 100.00%
Three Rivers Golf & Country Club Essex 4.44 97.30%
Kingswood Golf Club Surrey 4.44 95.00%
Pyrford Golf Club Surrey 4.43 100.00%
Leeds Golf Centre (Wike Ridge) West Yorkshire 4.43 100.00%
Eccleston Park Golf Club Merseyside 4.42 100.00%
Bewdley Pines Golf Club Worcestershire 4.40 95.24%
Sharpley Golf Centre County Durham 4.40 100.00%
Pine Ridge Golf Club Surrey 4.40 97.40%
The Essex Golf & Country Club Essex 4.40 100.00%
Aldenham Golf Club Hertfordshire 4.40 100.00%
College Pines Golf Club Nottinghamshire 4.39 100.00%
Styrrup Hall Golf and Country Club South Yorkshire 4.38 95.24%
Sutton Green Golf Club Surrey 4.38 100.00%
Morley Hayes Golf Club Derbyshire 4.37 98.00%
Boughton Golf Club Kent 4.37 100.00%
Dibden (Bramshott Hill) Golf Centre Hampshire 4.35 100.00%
Donnington Valley Golf Club Berkshire 4.35 100.00%
Ombersley Golf Club Worcestershire 4.35 100.00%
Silvermere Golf Club Surrey 4.34 97.50%
Weald of Kent Golf Club Kent 4.34 96.77%
Essendon Country Club (Hatfield London) Hertfordshire 4.33 100.00%
Dummer Golf Club Hampshire 4.33 96.97%
Warley Park Golf Club Essex 4.32 100.00%
Bletchingley Golf Club Surrey 4.32 95.83%
Thorney Park Golf Club Buckinghamshire 4.32 95.00%
Langdon Hills Golf Centre Essex 4.31 100.00%
The Darenth Kent 4.31 95.65%
Brandon Wood Golf Course and Club Warwickshire 4.31 100.00%
Crane Valley Golf Club Dorset 4.30 95.45%
Brentwood Golf Club Essex 4.30 100.00%
Boysnope Park Golf Club Lancashire 4.29 100.00%
Hoebridge Golf Centre Surrey 4.28 96.36%
Hill Barn Golf Club West Sussex 4.27 100.00%
De Vere Staverton Estate Northamptonshire 4.27 100.00%
Chesfield Downs Golf Centre Hertfordshire 4.27 100.00%
Richings Park Golf Club Buckinghamshire 4.26 96.88%
Mowsbury Golf & Squash Complex Bedfordshire 4.23 100.00%
Chichester Golf Club West Sussex 4.23 100.00%
Bushey Hall Golf Club Hertfordshire 4.22 100.00%
Woldingham Golf Club Surrey 4.21 100.00%
Pedham Place Golf Centre Kent 4.21 100.00%
Surrey National Golf Club Surrey 4.20 95.12%
Stockwood Park Golf Club Bedfordshire 4.20 100.00%
Woodlands Golf & Country Club Gloucester 4.20 100.00%
Hurtmore Golf Club Surrey 4.19 100.00%
Selsdon Park Golf Club Surrey 4.19 95.83%
Etchinghill Golf Club Kent 4.19 100.00%
Panshanger Golf Complex Hertfordshire 4.16 96.67%
Stonebridge Golf Club Warwickshire 4.16 96.43%
Moors Valley Golf Centre Dorset 4.15 100.00%
Poult Wood Golf Club Kent 4.13 96.15%
Wycombe Heights Golf Centre Buckinghamshire 4.13 96.00%
The Epping Golf Course Essex 4.13 100.00%
Risebridge Golf Centre Essex 4.13 100.00%
Cranham Golf Course Essex 4.12 100.00%
Kirkby Valley Golf Club Merseyside 4.12 100.00%
Cobtree Manor Park Golf Club Kent 4.11 96.23%
Rookwood Golf Course West Sussex 4.11 96.67%
Wexham Park Golf Club Berkshire 4.09 97.14%
Oak Park Golf Club Surrey 4.09 96.00%
Tapton Park Golf Club Derbyshire 4.08 100.00%
Paultons Golf Centre Hampshire 4.07 100.00%
Hersham Village Golf Club Surrey 4.07 100.00%
Pype Hayes Golf Course West Midlands 4.06 100.00%
South Chesterfield Golf Club Derbyshire 4.06 100.00%
Duxbury Park Golf Club Lancashire 4.05 97.14%
Mardyke Valley Golf Centre Essex 4.04 97.50%
Brentwood Golf Centre (Hartswood) Essex 4.02 100.00%
Beauchief Municipal Golf Club South Yorkshire 4.02 100.00%
Birchwood Park Golf Centre Kent 4.00 96.30%
Widney Manor Golf Club Warwickshire 3.96 100.00%
The Rayleigh Club Golf Resort Essex 3.96 96.43%
The Hampshire Golf Club Hampshire 3.95 100.00%
Stevenage Golf Centre Hertfordshire 3.94 100.00%
Abbey Hill Golf Club Buckinghamshire 3.93 95.65%
Tilgate Forest Golf Club West Sussex 3.92 100.00%
Cannock Park Golf Club Staffordshire 3.91 96.00%
Garon Park Golf Complex Essex 3.89 100.00%
Cocks Moors Woods Golf Club West Midlands 3.89 100.00%
Chelsfield Lakes Golf Club Kent 3.88 96.30%
East Horton Golf Centre Hampshire 3.85 100.00%
Whitewebbs Park Golf Course Greater London 3.84 95.45%
Tinsley Park Golf Club South Yorkshire 3.83 100.00%
Rother Valley Golf Centre South Yorkshire 3.81 100.00%
Trent Park Golf Club Greater London 3.79 100.00%
Southern Valley Golf Club Kent 3.78 96.67%
Basildon Golf Club Essex 3.78 100.00%
Allerton Manor Golf Club Merseyside 3.72 95.45%
Bootle Golf Club Merseyside 3.71 96.67%
Queens Park Golf Club Dorset 3.66 95.83%
Orpington (Ruxley Park) Golf Centre Kent 3.44 97.67%

If you are looking for inspiration on where to play then check out the Golfshake golf course directory: www.golfshake.com/course/

For more information on the Golfshake reviews and ratings system visit: www.golfshake.com/ratings/

 


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