Golfshake Golf Course Awards 2018

By: Golfshake Editor | Fri 11 Jan 2019 | Comments

Those familiar with Golfshake will be aware that our comprehensive Course Section includes over 235,000 independent reviews submitted by regular golfers. Providing a rich portal and resource for members and visitors, thousands of venues across the United Kingdom and further afield have been rated on a variety of criteria, reflecting the expectations of those golfers, hopefully delivering a useful service for those searching for new courses to experience, with the strongest reviewed being granted Highly Recommended status on Golfshake. 

We have delved into the reviews submitted during the past 15 months to identify the most popular and top rated courses and venues with Golfshake Members, which is a credit to them, particularly with survey data illustrating that online reviews are becoming increasingly influential and relevant in all industries.

Looking at highlights, iconic Ryder Cup venue The Belfry surpassed 1,000 ratings, while The Berkshire features considerably, as do Archerfield in East Lothian and St George's Hill. Lesser known Scottish courses such as Pitlochry and Stirling were highly regarded, and the likes of Hurtmore, Toot Hill and Westerham were popular with Members.

Nothing is definitive, but these have all earned the right to be recognised. Don't forget, when submitting a round on the Golfshake Score Tracker, you can submit a review for the course there, but you can enter a review anytime in the Course Section, which could help see your favourite golf course feature in these rankings in future.

So, without further ado, here is the Golfshake Golf Course Awards for 2018.

Most Reviewed Venues in 2018

Pine Ridge

The Belfry

Pedham Place

Most Highly Recommended (50+ Reviews at 100%)


Toot Hill


Top Rated 2018 all Ratings 5* (Minimum of 10 Reviews)

The Berkshire


Bearwood Lakes

The Course Layout all Ratings 5* (Minimum of 10 Reviews)

The Berkshire

Hadley Wood

St George's Hill

Best Facilities all Ratings 5* (Minimum of 10 Reviews)

The Berkshire


St George's Hill

Top Rated Value for Money (Minimum of 10 Reviews)

Whitburn Golf Club

Castle Hawk

Bowood Park

Best for Pace of Play all Ratings 5* (Minimum of 10 Reviews)

Renishaw Park

Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell)

Bovey Castle

Best for Hospitality all Ratings 5* (Minimum of 10 Reviews)

The Berkshire



Best for Course Conditions all Ratings 5* (Minimum of 10 Reviews)

The Berkshire

Sand Martins

Turnberry Resort

Best for Practice Facilities (Minimum of 10 Reviews)

Turnberry Resort


Royal Birkdale

Best for Food and Drink (Minimum of 10 Reviews)

The Berkshire


The Point at Polzeath

Top 3 Rated Courses in 2018 Outside UK

Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club

Los Naranjos

Top 3 Rated Courses for the Course Layout in 2018 Outside UK

Los Naranjos

Aguilon Golf

Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club

40 of the Best UK Golf Courses to Play in 2019

Golfshake 2018 Highly Recommended Golf Courses

Top Reviewed Golf Courses of 2018

20 Popular Courses to Play in 2019

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