Thank you so much for the photo. We had an absolute wonderful time. The package you had put together for us was perfect. I could not imagine what it would have taken on our part to be able to plan the trip that you made for us. The hotels were perfectly located for all of our rounds of golf. I must say that Old Loans Inn and Ardgowan are great hotels and the staff was very helpful and accommodating. As for the golf, THANK YOU! What an experience. I was in heaven every round and enjoyed every minute and yard that we walked and played. You put together my dream come true golf vacation and I don’t think that I will be able to ever recreate something like it. If I ever do head back to Scotland, or even Ireland maybe, I will definitely be getting in contact with you to plan such a trip. Gary was great, meeting us at the airport and again at The Old Course. He checked in and made sure that things were going smoothly and of course they were.
The trip was EVERYTHING we had hoped. The van was perfect including the welcome and instructions in Glasgow Airport at trips beginning. The layout of courses was thoughtful and couldn’t have been better. In the evening hours, we relaxed at local pubs and visited with other golfers. They all commented on the impressive course schedule you put together. We had so much fun we added a 10th course (Castle Course) on our day off. The accommodations were exactly as represented. Not (as we requested) the top of the line and expense but reasonable and clean. VERY accommodating. We made friends along the way. We saw some historic sites. The caddie set up was great. We added forecaddies on the remaining courses so we could have local knowledge at every hole. If I were to do it again I don’t think I would change a thing.
Everything was absolutely wonderful, our accommodations were fantastic and the golf courses we played were a lot of fun.
Chris and Mike Mahoney,
Chicago, Il. 2014 Ryder Cup Trip
The trip was great and things went very smoothly without any significant issues. I could have stayed at the Old Course Hotel the entire time. Rooms and suites were fabulous with great views above the 17th tee. Turnberry, Royal Troon, the Old Course and Carnoustie were great. Didn’t much care for the Kings at Gleneagles. Our coach driver…a must…wouldn’t travel around any other way for sure. Only thing I would change is more time in St. Andrews to see the town. Thanks for helping us with our experience.
Tulsa, OK. 2014
We had a great time, lots of laughs and great golf in some fantastic places. The accommodations were excellent – we all agreed we would like to have spent more time in Doonbeg, what a great hotel and golf course. Our drivers in both Ireland and Scotland were fantastic, we couldn’t have asked for anything better.
Other than the caddie no shows at Gleneagles, the trip was perfect. You and your company did a fantastic job of putting this together. Thank you and Wilkinson Travel for all your help, recommendations and patience in making our vacation one of the greatest ever.
Cerritos, CA August 2012
Just got home, the trip was fantastic, no real snafus at all other than the tee time mixup at Kintyre and the airline delays. Our driver was great, the hotels fantastic and the weather could not have been better. I played 16 rounds in 13 days and it only rained on me for three holes the entire trip.
On my extension I played the new Renaissance Club adjacent to Muirfield. It is fabulous.
We truly had the trip of a lifetime. Thanks for making it happen.
Des Moines, IA August 2012
FABULOUS!!! We had the best time, and everything ran so smooth. Our drivers were great and there for whatever we wanted. The golf is so different, but wonderful. Gail and I played 7 rounds and Bob and Alan played 9. Not too bad for 12 days of fun, huh!
Our hotels were great, the only thing I would do differently is stay at the K Club a little longer. Wow, what a beautiful place.
I have to tell you one outstanding story for me. Before the trip I was reading Travel + Leisure Golf magazine. It was the July/August 2007 issue. One of the stories was called “The Last Bag Men” and told bits about some of the older caddies that are leaving and how most of them are the younger guys now. As I was reading I thought how great it would be to get an older guy. I had all younger guys except at Turnberry I got an older man. We were walking and talking and it was the guy in the story I had read, David Scobie! I told him I had read about him and we just had a great day. Took my picture with him and have the article to keep also.
Villa Park California
Just wanted you to know the trip was great and everything went off with nary a glitch. The company you used over there had everything in perfect order and we never once had the slightest of problems. The bus was quite nice, and the driver was a great guy, great driver and very helpful. Plus he was always on time. Never once had to wait.
The golf was spectacular. Especially Royal County Down, Ballybunnion, Old Head and Doonbeg. Believe me, Doonbeg will be on everyone’s must play list very soon. It was a spectacular course. Plus I loved the service we had at Old Head and Doonbeg. Much better than at any other course. The two courses in Northern Ireland were great, …
The Killarney Park Hotel was as good a hotel as I’ve ever stayed at. It rivaled a Ritz Carlton in service and rooms and staff. It was spectacular, …
I will recommend you to anyone I hear going over there. This trip was well planned and was faultless in its presentation. I thank you much for helping us out and making this all so memorable. We really had the times of our lives. For right now, I need some rest and a detox center.
Santa Fe New Mexico
Our trip to Ireland was the second golf vacation you have set up for us. Each trip has been better than the one before, and we are looking forward to our next one already.
This was the trip of a lifetime! Just fabulous! We had rain on only 4 holes out of the 144 we played! We especially liked Turnberry and the Royal Court at Portrush. We can’t wait to go back again.
We just wanted to report back that we had a wonderful time golfing in Scotland, and all the arrangements worked out perfectly, so our warm thanks to you and all the people at Wilkinson’s. Everyone there was most helpful, and in particular Barry Hynd, who went out of his way following up to ensure that everything went well, and that we got to play the Old Course at St. Andrews. Many thanks for putting together a great itinerary with great support at the other end!!
The trip was great! We had no problmes with any of the the arrangements, and the weather was perfect! We loved all the places we stayed especially Culloden House, Carnoustie Golf Hotel and Turnberry. Thank you for planning a great trip for us. We hope to go again in a few years.
I just wanted to personally thank you for putting together a wonderful trip for us. There was not one glitch with respect to any hotel reservations or tee times. The bus and driver were great, and the accommodations were superb. As you know, this was a tough crowd to please. I can assure you that if I plan any future trips to that part of the world, you will be the first person I call.
We had a great time. Everything went very smooth. All of our accommodations were very nice, and everyone agreed that it was worth the extra money to upgrade to the better accommodations. Thanks for all your help.
What a fantastic experience we had in Scotland! Courses, accommodations, people, weather, all were perfect. Your arrangements and directions were very easy to follow. I’m anxious to return! And, my son’s hole-in-one at Gullane was an unexpected bonus.
Everything went extremely smooth. We had a great time. The weather was outstanding. The hotels were 1st class. We played some of the very best courses. Good job. Thanks.
Our entire foursome had a fantastic experience…I chose your company when searching the Internet because of two things — flexibility in planning, and your experience. My group had never been to Scotland before and we were all focusing on the courses and the golf. As a result, we were pleasantly surprised with the accommodations and the excellent food in each hotel. As for my favorite course? Cruden Bay. Awesome. I can’t wait to do it again.
Great golf. Lousy roads. The Irish people in the south were very friendly and accommodating.
Our trip was fantastic. Anyone who loves golf and great golf courses needs to take this trip. The hospitality and people are wonderful, the accommodations were memorable, and the golf was unforgettable. The itinerary was flawless and my party was amazed. Thanks for a great trip. Your Scottish partner, Gary Wilkinson, made this trip a delightful experience.
Ft. Worth TX
What an awesome experience. The golf was fantastic! The weather was great, no rain to speak of, but lots of wind on the ocean. It was a total joy to play golf in Scotland. Thanks for the experience.
It was great. The St. Andrews Golf Hotel truly grew on me, and we were glad to have stayed there. The food was outstanding and the location was perfect. We loved Turnberry! Everything was superb. Thank you for helping us and organizing it so well.
What a fabulous time, and the weather was great the whole time! We even played 9 holes the day we arrived at a gem of a course near Carnoustie, Lethem Grange. It is a different game over there, for sure. I paid the price for not driving the ball in the fairway, but played okay at Carnoustie and on the Old Course; memories I will never forget. I can’t wait to go back and play some of the others! Thanks for a very special time.
San Antonio Texas
Everything went smoothly except for golf clubs didn’t make it from Heathrow to Shannon. Everyone had a great time, all the courses were fun and enjoyable. Loved the three Trump courses and Lahinch the most. Ballybunion was a great course. All hotels were really nice and Trump Turnberry was really over the top.
Gary Fitzgerald, Fairfax, Va. 2016