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The Most Reviewed Golf Courses on Golfshake in 2023

By: Golfshake Editor | Tue 26 Dec 2023

The Golfshake Course Section and Score Tracker has seen another year of heavy usage - thank you to everyone who has utilised the database during 2023.

Naturally, Golfshake readers have been playing a lot of golf over the last 12 months, with several venues popping up more frequently than others.

There are some big names amongst the 15 most reviewed golf courses on Golfshake in 2023; a few surprises made the list too!

Below we provide information on 15 of the most reviewed courses on Golfshake this year - have you submitted a review?

Cranham Golf Course

Based in Essex, Cranham Golf Course attributes its success to the fantastic draining system that surrounds the premises, ensuring golf can be played all-year round. Boasting a par of 67 and measuring only 5,119 yards from the tips, accuracy and bravery is rewarded around this southern venue. Multiple water hazards round off what is a superbly maintained club that should be experienced by all.

Review Comment: “A short course offers some challenging holes, especially when the wind is blowing. Closing stretch of five holes are such a pleasure to play and look great.”

Burnham Beeches Golf Club

Moving over to Buckinghamshire and you’ll find the beautifully presented Burnham Beeches Golf Club, which provides a terrific challenge for an array of abilities. Having opened for play in 1891, the stunning parkland setting will ask stern questions of your short game as you negotiate slippery greens and undulating fairways.

Review Comment: “The club looked after us very well, as usual with a warm welcome. Food and drink always good - we will be back!”

Pedham Place Golf Centre

Pedham Place

Pedham Place Golf Centre had previously been described as the ‘perfect place to play golf’, which is supported by a lot of Golfshake reviews! Located in Kent, Pedham Place is home to both an 18-hole championship course and a smaller, 9-hole par-3 layout that places an emphasis on wedge play and dialling in your short game. There’s something for every golfer at Pedham Place.

Review Comment: “Rain or shine, winter, spring or summer, always great condition with excellent greens.”

Sherdley Park Golf Course

Sherdley Park

Situated in St Helens, which isn’t too far away from Liverpool, Sherdley Park Golf Course is an excellent test of golf bundled into a family environment. The mature woodland setting is spectacular and the challenge is rewarded if visitors can score well. The Park Bar & Kitchen - in addition to Coley’s Sports Bar - are excellent locations to unwind and enjoy a drink or two after your round.

Review Comment: “Always enjoy playing Sherdley as it’s my home course, maintained brilliantly by the greenkeeping team and the pro shop staff are always friendly and welcoming."

Celtic Manor Resort

The following two venues need no introduction, as both have previously held one of the most integral events in golf - the Ryder Cup. Celtic Manor was deservedly selected to host the 2010 edition, which was played on The Twenty Ten Course. Whilst undoubtedly the strongest offering, both Roman Road and The Montgomerie will ask many questions of your golf game. The large resort is rounded off through excellent restaurants and bars.

Review Comment: “Fantastic course and we were looked after incredibly well by the golf team. Everyone who we came into contact with couldn’t have been more helpful to make our stay so enjoyable.”

The Belfry

The Belfry is an iconic venue that has recently been the home of the British Masters for the last three seasons. Boasting three golf courses and tremendous facilities, it could be argued that The Belfry is the most visited golf facility to be based in England. Bars and restaurants, a driving range, a fitting centre and just about anything related to the sport of golf can be found at this world-class venue.

Review Comment: “Another level. The best and hardest course I have ever played. Lost a lot of balls but still enjoyed the weekend.”

Cobtree Manor Park Golf Club

Cobtree Manor

Kent is the home of another club in this list and Cobtree Manor Park Golf Club prides itself on the challenge it sets its visitors. Although short in length, the beautiful parkland setting allows for a relaxing atmosphere. As is typical with shorter courses, an emphasis has been placed on accuracy so you will want to plot your way around Cobtree Manor Park.

Review Comment: “Nice setting and a good course to play to get back into the swing. It’s not the longest or most challenging, but a nice course and friendly staff.”

Chelsfield Lakes Golf Club

Remaining in Kent, Chelsfield Lakes Golf Club boasts two golf courses that can be enjoyed by all abilities. All 27 holes are maintained to a great standard and the shorter 9-hole course acts as the perfect introductory to golf. Furthermore, Chelsfield Lakes is also home to a TrackMan Range, which contains capabilities such as virtual golf and real-time data tracking.

Review Comment: “Had not played here for a while, the course was in good condition. Pretty open, which is good for a mix of abilities and most should score well. Decent breakfast pre-round and sandwich afterwards.”

Farleigh Golf Club

Farleigh Golf Club

Surrey is the destination for Farleigh Golf Club. Three outstanding loops of 9 comprise the golfing holes at Farleigh, all of which are championship quality. Golfers will be able to either select the two loops they play or have them assigned by staff. An interesting driving range provides a unique experience. Farleigh is a challenging course, so please bring your A-game!

Review Comment: “Course in good condition with great bunkers and large, fast and tricky greens. Generous fairways make it a reasonable challenge.”

Redlibbets Golf & Country Club

Kent seems to be one of the most active areas for Golfshake users, as Redlibbets Golf & Country Club also makes the cut for the most reviewed courses throughout the year. The mature parkland setting boasts hundreds of trees from varying species. The panoramic views are considered to be some of the best to be found in Kent.

Review Comment: “Absolutely loved playing here and I will return again and maybe even enquire about a membership at some point. Favourite UK course I’ve played so far.”

Warley Park Golf Club

Warley Park Golf Club is found in Essex and opened for play in 1976. Situated just 10 minutes from the Dartford River Crossing, Warley Park is one of the best courses found in the county. The fine 27-hole layout is perfect for societies or visiting groups, as you can rework teams depending on what course you play.

Review Comment: “A good course with a mix of holes. Make your pars where you can because 4, 5 and 6 are particularly challenging.”

Hurtmore Golf Club

Hurtmore Golf Club is situated in Surrey and the course, which opened for play in 1992, was designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark. Measuring 5,530 yards from the tips, it is a fairly short course but several lakes ensure accuracy is at a premium at Hurtmore. Moreover, well positioned bunkers threaten to ruin the fun - so be decisive with your decisions!

Review Comment: “Best winter course on the planet. Dries out very quickly after a lot of rain and even if the greens are wet, they are still very quick.”

Stapleford Abbotts Golf Club

Home to 36 holes of golf through two 18-hole layouts, Stapleford Abbotts Golf Club is a real treat for when you’re next in the Essex area. The charming Stapleford Abbotts countryside provides a relaxing atmosphere for a game of golf. The Abbotts Course is home to water hazards and generous fairways, which should see all abilities enjoy their round.

Review Comment: “Not long but well laid out so you need to plan your way around. Given the weather, in fantastic nick.”

Mardyke Valley Golf Centre

Mardyke Valley is set across 140 stunning acres and presents a parkland challenge to any members or visitors. The undulating fairways place a premium on accuracy from the tee, whilst lingering water hazards means you’ll need to be precise with the scoring clubs too. If you’re looking for a fine test in the Essex area, you’ll love Mardyke Valley Golf Centre.

Review Comment: “Well maintained tee boxes and greens. For a high handicapper like me, it presented some decent challenges without being daunting. I’ve played here before and have always enjoyed it.”

Blakes Golf Club

Visitors are welcome to Blakes Golf Club all-year round, with the terrific golf course providing a challenge for many golfers on an annual basis. All guests enjoy the signature island green on the 8th hole. Undulating fairways, deep bunkers and firm and fast greens combine to create a hefty challenge.

Review Comment: “Blakes was a new one for me. It seems longer than the card says, with a spectacular island hole 8th. Fairly open and a few long walks from green to next tee.” 

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