Highly recommended new golf courses on Golfshake

The game of golf continued to thrive throughout 2021 as sustained enthusiasm led to crowded courses and high demand tee times, which was demonstrated by increased activity on Golfshakewith the traffic on our services (in particular the Directory of golf courses) highlighting this feverish appetite.

Golfers remain keen to know where they should be playing, and with more 13,000 new reviews submitted to our golf course review system, we have once again compiled a list of golf courses that excelled in the golf experience they offered in 2021 based on review data and recommendation from everyday golfers visiting their site. All these sites deserved Highly recommended golfshake status for 2021.

Highly recommended golf courses in 2021

The data compiled provides great publicity for all the courses listed as everyday golfers who visited their site felt the experience met their expectations and would recommend to others. To receive this distinction, golf courses required at least seven independent ratings and a highly recommended rating of over 90% in 2021.

The 2021 Highly Recommended list includes more than 500 golf clubs, significantly up from 2020, with 67 of those courses achieving ‘Outstanding’ status. Find out which courses met expectations in 2021 based on reviews and feedback from visiting golfers by visiting Golfshake Highly Recommended 2021.

Exceptional “highly recommended” courses in 2021

To achieve this level, all clubs below must have had more than 15 independent reviews with a 100% recommendation rating. 67 clubs meet these criteria for reviews submitted in 2021.

Golf Club

Price scale

County Region
Warley Park Golf Club £££ Essex East
Aylesbury Vale Golf Club £££ Bedfordshire East
Pavenham Park Golf Club £££ Bedfordshire East
Basildon Golf Club £££ Essex East
Toot Hill Golf Club ££££ Essex East
Burstead Golf Club ££££ Essex East
Stapleford Abbotts Golf Club ££££ Essex East
South Essex Golf Club ££££ Essex East
Six Hills Golf Club ££ Leicestershire East Midlands
Birstall Golf Club £££ Leicestershire East Midlands
Morley Hayes – Manor Trail £££ derbyshire East Midlands
Kirby Muxloe Golf Club ££££ Leicestershire East Midlands
Hinckley Golf Club ££££ Leicestershire East Midlands
Ramsdale Park Golf Center ££££ Nottinghamshire East Midlands
Oakmere Golf Club ££££ Nottinghamshire East Midlands
Greetham Valley ££££ Leicestershire East Midlands
Willesley Park Golf Club ££££ Leicestershire East Midlands
Marriott Breadsall Priory Golf Club £££££ derbyshire East Midlands
Lingdale Golf Club £££££ Leicestershire East Midlands
Longcliffe Golf Club £££££ Leicestershire East Midlands
Seacroft Golf Club £££££ lincolnshire East Midlands
Duxbury Park Golf Club ££ Lancashire North
Styrrup Hall Golf and Country Club ££ South Yorkshire North
Hart Common Golf Club ££ Lancashire North
Berrington Hall Golf Club £££ Merseyside North
Doncaster Town Moor Golf Club £££ South Yorkshire North
Rother Valley Golf Center £££ South Yorkshire North
Denton Golf Club ££££ Lancashire North
St Andrews, the home of golf £££££ Fife Scotland
Huntswood Golf Club £££ Buckinghamshire South
East Horton Golf Center £££ Hampshire South
Three Locks Golf Club £££ Buckinghamshire South
The Hampshire Golf Club £££ Hampshire South
Black Nest Golf Club ££££ Hampshire South
Bramshaw Golf Club £££££ Hampshire South
Heythrop Park Resort Golf £££££ Oxfordshire South
Horsham Golf & Fitness West Sussex South East
Chingford Golf Course Greater London South East
Chiddingfold Golf Club ££ Surrey South East
Rookwood Golf Course £££ West Sussex South East
North Downs Golf Club £££ Surrey South East
Seaford Head Golf Course £££ East Sussex South East
Chichester Golf Club £££ West Sussex South East
Mill Hill Golf Club ££££ Greater London South East
Sudbury Golf Club ££££ Greater London South East
Echinghill Golf Club ££££ Kent South East
South Valley Golf Club ££££ Kent South East
Button Golf Club ££££ Kent South East
Chartham Park Golf £££££ West Sussex South East
Croham Hurst Golf Club £££££ Surrey South East
Westerham Golf Club £££££ Kent South East
Milford Golf Club £££££ Surrey South East
Foxhills Club & Resort £££££ Surrey South East
London Golf Club £££££ Kent South East
Prince’s Golf Club £££££ Kent South East
Ashbury Golf Club £££ Devon South West
Dorset Golf and Country Club £££££ Dorset South West
Cleeve Hill Golf Club ££ Gloucester West Midlands
Stratford Park Golf Club £££ Warwickshire West Midlands
Bromsgrove Golf Center £££ Worcestershire West Midlands
Forest of Dean Golf Club £££ Gloucester West Midlands
Nuneaton Golf Club £££ Warwickshire West Midlands
Golf Gaudet Luce ££££ Worcestershire West Midlands
Shropshire ££££ Shropshire West Midlands
Warwickshire Golf Club £££££ Warwickshire West Midlands
Sapey Golf & Country Club £££££ Worcestershire West Midlands

Hallmark Welcome Hotel Spa and Golf Club

£££££ Warwickshire West Midlands

If you’re looking for inspiration on where to play this season, check out the Golfshake Golf Course Directory: www.golfshake.com/course/

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


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