Golf courses

Golf courses that golfers have recommended to others |

Major magazines regularly publish golf course rankings and websites like Golfshake present data that features highly rated destinations, but sometimes the most valuable review you can look up is from another golfer.

When the Golf Shake Community submit their thoughts on a place, they are asked if they would recommend it to others, a criterion that leads to the coveted Highly recommended status on this site.

This is perhaps the most important rating we have on Golfshake. So, which golf courses do golfers recommend?

Over the past three years, the following have been recommended by 100% of a significant number of reviews.

With this degree of validation, it’s worth taking note of ahead of the upcoming season and beyond!

Region: East of England

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 140

Golf Shake rating: 4.95

Review Comment: “Well maintained, lightning fast greens, beautiful setting. Enough to challenge most golfers.”

Region: West Midlands

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 105

Golfshake rating: 4.81

Reviewer’s Comment: “Greens stood out. Haven’t played faster or truer this year. Great effort. Will be back in our company next year.”

Ramsdale Park

Region: East Midlands

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 77

Golf Shake Rating: 4.73

Review comment: “Great greens on both courses. Maybe too hilly for some people but the new main course is spectacular. Great range, great set up overall.”

Region: East Midlands

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 76

Golfshake rating: 4.53

Review comment: “Excellent layout and the greens are outstanding. Very welcoming pro shop and staff. Definitely a player to play again.”

Region: East of England

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 69

Golf Shake Rating: 4.58

Review Comment: “In fantastic condition. The greens are very undulating in places but an ok test. I agree with its current high rating as the overall experience was one of the best I have ever had. lived in the vicinity.”

Sapey

Region: West Midlands

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 62

Golf Shake Rating: 4.66

Review Comment: “You will not be disappointed with the excellent condition of the course which continues to improve year on year. The condition of the course is a real honor for the maintenance staff and truly deserves a “to be recognized for one’s efforts. There is always a friendly and polite greeting from the golf pro, catering staff and members, it makes for a thoroughly enjoyable experience.”

Region: South of England

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 61

Golf Shake Rating: 4.41

Review Comment: “I played the forest course and felt like a valued customer, rather than just a visitor. The course steward was very helpful and explained the course to us. Highly recommend a visit.”

Region: North of England

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 53

Golf Shake rating: 4.39

Review Comment: “The course is in fantastic condition, the tees, fairways and especially the greens are perfect, absolutely every putt you can read. The ground staff do a wonderful job.”

St Andrews links

Region: Scotland

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 51

Golf shake rating: 5.00

Review Comment: “Excellent experience but very expensive, which I guess is to be expected given the history. Course in immaculate condition.”

Longhirst Room

Region: North of England

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 51

Golfshake rating: 4.64

Review Comment: “Both courses are exceptionally scenic and the hospitality of the staff and members is perfect. A great test of golf where distance off the tee and accuracy are both rewarded equally. Highly recommend playing play on these courses.

Region: East of England

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 50

Golf Shake Rating: 4.63

Review Comment: “As a member here I’m probably a little biased…but this is without a doubt one of the best courses in Hertfordshire. With rolling hills and spectacular views of the English countryside surroundings, you will not be disappointed.”

Region: West Midlands

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 49

Golf Shake Rating: 4.40

Review Comment: “Had a great day at Ombersley Golf Club. Really enjoyed the course, amazing views. Friendly and welcoming.”

Greetham Valley

Region: East Midlands

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 49

Golf Shake Rating: 4.73

Review comment: “Definitely worth a visit here whatever the weather as the hotel and food packages are so reasonable. Get the log cabins if you can as they are lovely “Healthy food and challenging courses. My favorite of the two is the valley course as every hole has something about it.”

Studley Wood

Region: South of England

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 48

Golfshake rating: 4.64

Review comment: “Very welcoming club, the course is in excellent condition with championship standard greens. Excellent practice and practice facilities.”

Chartham Park

Region: South East England

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 48

Golfshake rating: 4.68

Review comment: “Nice course and the greens were very true. Would recommend. Slightly pricey, but worth the free green if the weather is nice.”

Region: West Midlands

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 46

Golf Shake Rating: 4.93

Review Comment: “I play over 100 rounds a year and often in different parts of England so I don’t mean lightly that Enville is exceptional golf and a great value day out.”

Harleyford Golf

Region: South of England

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 46

Golfshake Rating: 4.42

Review Comment: “Harleyford Golf Course never disappoints. The course plays extremely well and is in great condition. If you haven’t played Harleyford, what are you waiting for!”

The County of London

Region: East of England

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 45

Golf Shake rating: 4.71

Comment of the review: “Difficult course and very good condition. Very friendly staff and good atmosphere. Will definitely play again.”

The Grove

Region: East of England

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 44

Golfshake rating: 4.83

Review Comment: “The greens are true, the fairways are in good condition and the rough is challenging. Good course.”

Cavendish

Region: East Midlands

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 43

Golf Shake Rating: 4.79

Review comment: “An excellent test, excellent condition, beautiful surroundings, great food.”

Region: East of England

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 42

Golf Shake rating: 4.39

Review Comment: “Been coming here for years and the course looks in excellent condition. The clubhouse has also been upgraded – quite a bit of investment has been made in the course as well with some changes to come. “

Prince's Golf Club

Region: South East England

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 39

Golf Shake rating: 4.71

Review comment: “Been a regular visitor for several years. Always a very enjoyable challenge. Very hospitable club with great food.”

Carden Park

Region: North of England

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 38

Golf Shake rating: 4.49

Review comment: “Played over two consecutive days, the course was in great condition considering the time of year. Great facilities, nice clubhouse and friendly staff. We will definitely be back.”

Nefyn

Region: Wales

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 33

Golf Shake Rating: 4.74

Review Comment: “An absolutely stunning golf course with equally stunning views. Can’t say enough good things about this course, which includes both the ‘point’ as your back nine or other setup, but the point really leaves you in awe of the spectacular scenery and original layout of the holes. I can’t wait to go back and back and back.”

Saint Mellion

Region: South West England

User Recommended: 100%

Number of reviews 2019/2020/2021: 33

Golf Shake Rating: 4.62

Review Comment: “Amazing destination and a thorough test of golf. We had dinner, bed and breakfast and the whole trip was first class.”


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