Golfshake 2018 Highly Recommended Golf Courses

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By: Golfshake Editor | Tue 08 Jan 2019 | Comments


Golfers continue to use online reviews as an important part of their research and booking process when researching new golf courses to play and and planning golf trips.  Following on from previous Golfshake research the 2018 survey highlights this importance even further with only 12.7% of golfers stating that online reviews are not important when researching a new golf course. 

Golfshake Highly Recommended

In comparision 70% of golfers are likely to read reviews when planning where to play.  The 2018 survey also highlighted that independent online reviews from the likes of Golfshake and other review sites are more important then online feature reviews and equally as useful as the clubs own website.  As expected word of mouth and peer reviews continue to be the most important factor with over 54% stating that this is very/extremely important. 

2018 saw over 16,000+ new golf course reviews added to the Golfshake system for over 3,000 golf courses and below we take a look at the UK courses who continue to excel in terms of golfer expectations.  2018 also saw The Belfry become the first golf course to receive over 1,000 reviews, Pine Ridge was the most reviewed course, Cranham was the stand out course in terms of recommendations and Goring & Streatley was the most highly rated popular course.

Outstanding Courses 2018

To meet this level all the clubs below must have had over 25 independent reviews with a recommendation rating of 100% - 76 golf clubs achieved during the last 15 months.

Golf Club Price Range County Region
Stockwood Park Golf Club ££ Bedfordshire East
Lakeside Lodge Golf Club (Huntingdon) ££ Cambridgeshire East
Abridge Golf Club £££££ Essex East
Brentwood Golf Club £££ Essex East
Cranham Golf Course ££ Essex East
Garon Park Golf Complex £££ Essex East
Risebridge Golf Centre £££ Essex East
Three Rivers Golf & Country Club £££ Essex East
Toot Hill Golf Club ££££ Essex East
Aldwickbury Park Golf Club £££££ Hertfordshire East
Essendon Country Club (Hatfield London) ££££ Hertfordshire East
Panshanger Golf Complex ££££ Hertfordshire East
Radlett Park (Elstree) Golf Club £££ Hertfordshire East
Redbourn Golf Club ££££ Hertfordshire East
Stevenage Golf Centre ££££ Hertfordshire East
The Grove £££££ Hertfordshire East
The Shire London £££££ Hertfordshire East
Whitehill Golf Club ££££ Hertfordshire East
Brett Vale Golf Club £££ Suffolk East
Horsley Lodge Golf Club ££££ Derbyshire East Midlands
Marriott Breadsall Priory Golf Club £££££ Derbyshire East Midlands
Tapton Park Golf Club ££ Derbyshire East Midlands
Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf & Conference Centre ££££ Leicestershire East Midlands
Kilworth Springs Golf Club £££ Leicestershire East Midlands
Bondhay Golf Club £££ Nottinghamshire East Midlands
College Pines Golf Club £££ Nottinghamshire East Midlands
Ramsdale Park Golf Centre £££ Nottinghamshire East Midlands
Rufford Park Golf & Country Club ££££ Nottinghamshire East Midlands
Sharpley Golf Centre £££ County Durham North
Marriott Worsley Park Golf Club ££ Lancashire North
Allerton Manor Golf Club ££ Merseyside North
Longhirst Hall Golf Club £££ Northumberland North
Tinsley Park Golf Club ££ South Yorkshire North
Bradley Park Golf Club ££ West Yorkshire North
Gullane Golf Club £££££ Lothian Scotland
Donnington Valley Golf Club ££££ Berkshire South
Wexham Park Golf Club £££ Berkshire South
Harleyford Golf Club £££££ Buckinghamshire South
Blacknest Golf Club ££££ Hampshire South
Cams Hall Estate Golf Club ££££ Hampshire South
Dummer Golf Club £££ Hampshire South
Old Thorns Golf Club £££££ Hampshire South
Paultons Golf Centre £££ Hampshire South
Sherfield Oaks Golf Club ££££ Hampshire South
Test Valley Golf Club £££ Hampshire South
The Hampshire Golf Club £££ Hampshire South
Drayton Park Golf Club £££ Oxfordshire South
Studley Wood Golf Club ££££ Oxfordshire South
The Oxfordshire Golf, Hotel & Spa £££££ Oxfordshire South
Seaford Head Golf Club £££ East Sussex South East
Trent Park Golf Club £££ Greater London South East
Etchinghill Golf Club ££££ Kent South East
Hever Castle Golf Club £££ Kent South East
Poult Wood Golf Club £££ Kent South East
Princes Golf Club £££££ Kent South East
Sweetwoods Park Golf Club £££££ Kent South East
Westerham Golf Club £££££ Kent South East
Clandon Golf £££ Surrey South East
Farleigh Golf Club ££££ Surrey South East
Foxhills Club & Resort £££££ Surrey South East
Hersham Village Golf Club ££ Surrey South East
Hurtmore Golf Club ££ Surrey South East
Merrist Wood Golf Club ££££ Surrey South East
Surrey National Golf Club ££££ Surrey South East
Chichester Golf Club £££ West Sussex South East
Goodwood Golf Club £££££ West Sussex South East
Hill Barn Golf Club ££££ West Sussex South East
Rookwood Golf Course £££ West Sussex South East
Tilgate Forest Golf Club £££ West Sussex South East
Moors Valley Golf Centre ££ Dorset South West
Patshull Park Hotel and Golf Club £££ Shropshire West Midlands
The Shropshire ££££ Shropshire West Midlands
Enville Golf Club £££££ Staffordshire West Midlands
The Staffordshire Golf Club £££ Staffordshire West Midlands
Bromsgrove Golf Centre £££ Worcestershire West Midlands
Ombersley Golf Club £££ Worcestershire West Midlands

Highly Recommended 2018

An additional 296 clubs where rated 'Highly Recommended' in 2018 from the Golfshake reviews.  To meet this level all the clubs must have had over 15 independent reviews with a recommendation rating above 90% during the last 15 months.

2018 Highly Recommended Golf Course List


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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