Customer Feedback 2
October 1, 2018
The trip was absolutely phenomenal. Each location was exactly what we were hoping for and each course was better than the previous one – my favourite was Lahinch. You made the process incredibly easy and the result was more than we could have ever asked for. We will absolutely recommend you to anyone who asks about planning a golf excursion to Ireland and please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
Thank you again and all the best.
September 25, 2018
The trip was beyond my expectations. The golf was really something special and having caddies at each course was definitely the way to go. Even the weather cooperated quite nicely – beyond your control but certainly appreciated. Beyond the great golf there were three things that really made this trip great and I attribute to you:
1. Extremely good response time by you for every question and need. Your excellent organization and detailed responses really were helpful to all of us to make it a great trip.
2. You picked really fabulous accommodations and we were taken care of at each one. Rufflets, Sandown House and Gregans Castle were standouts.
3. There was not a single hitch. In two weeks, every detail you laid out happened without any problems.
I will certainly highly recommend you to any and all of our golf friends looking to head to Scotland and Ireland.
Thank you so much for making this trip fabulous.
September 18, 2018
Well the four blokes had a great experience in Ireland and Northern Ireland for thirteen days travelling and playing ten first class golf courses. We started in Dublin and finished in Cork and everything went like clockwork from collecting the car to the accommodation and the tee times. The itinerary you put together was the right balance between golf, travel and sightseeing. The highlights for the group were playing at Royal Portrush, Ballyliffin, Old Head and the accommodation at Bushmills Inn. Also thank you for arranging the weather as we only had one rainy day and that was at Lahinch.
Thanks Marc for making it happen and we will definitely recommend you to others.
Rob Gilbert, David Gleeson, Glenn Kerr & Mark Selby-Hele
September 13, 2018
The trip was a dream come true for all of us. The courses you selected were amazing and there was not one that everyone didn’t enjoy. Thanks for putting this trip together for us Marc, we will all be recommending you to our friends and families for any golf trips they are planning and of course we will be in touch for our next trip.
September 10, 2018
Another great trip. Thank you for the great job in planning everything for us. Not one complication. For the most part the weather cooperated, the hotels were perfect, driving the van was problem free, caddies great and golf courses were ideal.
We’ll be back.
San Diego, USA
September 10, 2018
We had a fabulous time. The accommodations and golf courses were outstanding. Thank you so much for your thoughtful care in planning our trip.
San Diego, USA
August 20, 2018
Thank you very much – Dunbar Golf Tours organized an absolutely magical trip for our group. From start to finish your experienced care and professional insights in planning the perfect golf and touring vacation for the boys and our wives was obvious. Adrian, our driver, is now a friend. He was safe and insightful while driving us, providing information in an appropriate and courteous manner.
The whole trip was first-class. The coach was big and beautiful – thanks for recommending that we not drive ourselves as we would have missed out on the fellowship and safety of the coach; not to mention having Adrian with us. We certainly would have missed a number of important sites and the short-cuts Adrian knew like the back of his hand. The accommodations were ideal – every hotel was excellent and right in the middle of the action in each town – and the ladies will be talking about Perryville House as the standard for years to come. Even the tee times were perfect to accommodate the driving times, touring opportunities and other factors that we would never have anticipated without your help.
Rest assured that we will recommend Dunbar Golf Tours to anyone considering a golf vacation to Ireland or Britain. You can be certain that we will be in touch for another trip – hopefully, sometime very soon.
July 9, 2018
I wanted to convey my extreme pleasure in my recent trip with Andy, Terry and Dave. As with my past trip through you to Ireland, it was outstanding. The arrangements were flawless, the courses amazing and the weather beyond belief. I’m not sure how you arranged that! It turned into the golf trip of a lifetime.
July 3, 2018
I had a wonderful trip. The course selection was excellent. Our driver Adrian was excellent and far exceeded all expectations. I can’t say enough good things about him. He was a driver, tour guide, concierge, customer service etc, etc. He did everything and more. I would absolutely ask for him again if I go back to Ireland and highly recommend him. All of the accommodations were great and exceeded my expectations. I really liked the hotels you selected for us. No complaints for any of them whatsoever.
Thanks for your hard work and everything you did to put this trip together. It was a fantastic trip and you run a great operation. The boys were already talking about when we were coming back before we left Ireland. Put us down for 3-5 years from now. I can’t imagine trying to put a trip together like you did for us. Everything was spectacular down to the smallest detail. I appreciate your help with arranging the rental clubs and assisting with the airlines. I will be shipping my clubs next time I travel.
Thanks for everything and talk to you again in 3 years or so.
June 29, 2018
I want to tell you of the wonderful trip you planned for us. It really could not have gone any better. Our entire group was delighted the whole time. From fantastic accommodations, the coach and our great guide Charlie Nelligan (aka Joe Montana of Kerry). Charlie was a true celebrity everywhere we went and could not have been a nicer more humble man. He was a true host. The Killarney Royal was fantastic. John the night porter was our favorite. He was so fun to talk to daily and was extremely accommodating with early breakfast or anything we could ask for. The John M. Reidy bar was our hangout. The boys routinely closed the place down. The food was great. The people, music and atmosphere even better.
Moving to Lahinch, we wished we could have had another day in town but we managed to have our best meal at the Vaughan’s Anchor Inn. Followed by a nice stay and fantastic final round at Lahinch. Ah the Golf… I’m guessing we had the best week of weather Southwest Ireland has seen in a decade. At least that’s what we were told. I can only imagine our scores had we experienced real Ireland golf conditions. Someone has to have the “luck o the Irish” and I guess it was us. Maybe because we brought along a guy named Kerry. Charlie told us our schedule was probably organized better than most he has seen and we want to thank you for that. Our drive from course to course was interesting, scenic and timed perfectly. Pulling off the 10am Tee time change at Waterville made everyone happy. The boys stayed out until 3am that night! Everyone had their favorite course probably due to how they scored but the consensus was Ballybunion, Lahinch, Old Head, Tralee, Waterville & Dooks was the order. You managed for the most part to make each course get better as we went along. The golf by far was the reason for the trip and it did not disappoint. We all regardless of play level had the best golf experience one could imagine.
Marc you really are a true professional and I cannot thank you for making the planning of our trip easier for me. Everyone was so impressed at your level of detail, care and follow up. I will do my best to tell all my friends to contact you when they plan a trip to Ireland.
So, as I get back to real life, I want to thank you for everything and dream about the next time I go back.
Rich & Danny Cody
San Carlos, California, USA
June 26, 2018
Thanks for the follow up email. It was a pleasure meeting you and your boys in Dublin. I would like to THANK YOU for going above and beyond in helping us along the way with the courses and the rental clubs. It was an unbelievable trip! Adrian was outstanding in every way possible. If I ever hear anyone talking about a golf trip to Ireland, I will recommend Dunbar and tell the amazing story of our first-class trip. We will be back again, it just a matter of when.
Thank you again for making our trip a memorable one.
June 25, 2018
Marc, I apologize for not responding sooner but a bit of catch up was in order after our trip. Well you’ve outdone yourself. We thought the Ireland trip you put together for us a couple of years ago could not be topped but our trip to Scotland was off the charts. From a perfect start at Turnberry Hotel and Ailsa Course, including the most spectacular “halfway house” on the planet, to Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews, we enjoyed every moment of this trip. Historical golf courses, including Carnoustie being prepared for the Open Championship, Royal Troon, St Andrews New, Kingsbarns to our final round on St Andrews Old, what a special list of golf courses we had the privilege to play. Memories of tee shots over the shed on the Road Hole, the walk over the Swilcan Bridge and up the 18th fairway on the Old Course are memories forever etched in our minds – it doesn’t get any better. A special thank you to our driver Allan Buckie for getting us to and from all hotels and courses and couldn’t have been more helpful. Allan went above and beyond on a number of occasions when we had a few special requirements while traveling.
Thanks again for all your help organizing our “Scotland Scuffle” and I look forward to working with you again when we plan our next golf trip. The stories and memories from this trip will last a lifetime.
Syracuse, New York
June 22, 2018
Marc, I know Jim has already told you what a nice trip we had. The wonderful weather Scotland was experiencing certainly contributed to that. I wanted to thank you for all your efforts in putting this together for us. I know we had a lot of questions and e-mails over a long period. Your communication has always been excellent, and that goes a long way. Also, every step of the trip went exactly as you had outlined. As far as the tee times, vouchers for golf, car and hotel reservations, everything was smooth sailing. I commend you and your staff for that.
We really did love the golf courses, the sightseeing, the food, but perhaps most of, all the warm, friendly people of Scotland. I do look forward to working with you again, on a return to Scotland and a visit to Ireland.
June 19, 2018
I have enjoyed an extensive array of destinations and enjoyed each and every one of them. Obviously, the icon courses are what you dream of playing, and they are all great, but I thoroughly enjoyed the smaller member clubs for a change of pace, along with chance to meet with members and locals. The accommodation has been excellent, just to name a few, from the grandeur of Slieve Donard, the Fitzwilliam, The Westin, Spanish Point House and of course Lochgreen House Troon and Malmaison in Aberdeen.
I very much thank you for making these arrangements for me and the groups I have visited with. Your skills and caring manner are much appreciated and have been fundamental in the overall enjoyment of each trip. It has been a wonderful experience and my sincere thanks again for all the arrangements you have made on our behalf.
June 14, 2018
Finally home after some great golf, fantastic weather and a holiday around Ireland after the golf. The arrangements went extremely well. Check-in at all courses went smoothly and similarly with the hotel arrangements. Was particularly impressed with the Westport Plaza. Check-in was already completed prior to our arrival, and they also opened the restaurant a half hour early for us to accommodate our schedule.
Enjoyed all the courses and obviously we were very fortunate with the weather. Rob looked after all our needs, got us to the courses on time and was very accommodating. If we come again would definitely request his services. The group was unanimous in their praise for the arrangements and we would like to thank you for your advice and work in putting together this tour.
Hoping we can do it again (I’m planting seeds for the North East Coast – hopefully they germinate).
British Columbia, Canada
June 4, 2018
Hi Marc, The trip was perfect. The accommodations were great. Walking out on our little terrace at the Rusacks Hotel and seeing the 1st and 18th holes and beach at the Old Course was unbelievable. The golf courses were the best, the caddies were funny and knowledgeable. They totally enhanced the golf experience. I would highly recommend caddies to your groups. Garry our driver was excellent. All the transfers went very smooth. He was a very nice gent. The restaurants were also excellent. The weather was perfect. Sunny, warm, slightly windy the exact opposite of our Ireland trip. I know we got really lucky with the weather.
All in all it was our best golf trip in 23 Years. Thanks for all your help in setting up this trip of a lifetime. It was truly special. We look forward to our next European trip. Thanks again for everything.
New Jersey, USA
June 4, 2018
Marc, once again you have provided us with a great golfing vacation. Other than the one day of fog, the weather was more than perfect. The “new guys” on the trip all thought Darrin and I lied to them about bringing a good rain suit. The hotels were all first notch. Noel, the bus driver was the consummate professional. He kept us on track and was extremely flexible for any requests. Thank you kindly for the beers in Doolin, it was a great surprise. I will be going online and doing Trip Advisor reviews in the next few days for all the hotels and places we ate, nothing but good to say. I will also be sure to write up Dunbar Golf Tours. If you ever have a client that wants references, please do not hesitate to give them my name and contact info.
Regards, until we meet again.
June 2, 2018
Just a short note to say thanks for a most wonderful golf trip and entire experience in Ireland. I am a big believer in that little things make a big difference and all the little things were done really well. Adrian was simply outstanding and was part of our team and experience from day one. He had a great attitude, was incredibly knowledgeable, very helpful, and just a nice guy. I will say right now that on my next trip I request Adrian if he is available. Hands down the best driver I’ve ever had on any trip.
Our golf line up was perfect and I wouldn’t change a thing. The long drive wasn’t too bad from RCD to Kinsale and playing RCD and Ardglass was a great move. We are a group of “old souls” and like the traditional Irish links experience. The hotels were all very good. In particular I would say the Killarney Royal was the best. The service provided by John and Joanne were exceptional. Our last day at Lahinch we had such a good time my sons and I went out and played another 18, finishing at about 9:30pm. It was a memorable day and great way to finish an amazing week. All your planning and service provided were spot on and I appreciate it.
May 31, 2018
Marc. The trip was fantastic. I think it exceeded all of our expectations. Greig did a great job driving. Extremely nice fellow and very accommodating. He took us to his private club adjacent to the 18th fairway of the Old Course. I believe it’s called the St Andrews club where we had lunch. It was unexpected and great. The accommodations at Five Pilmour Place were perfect. Jackie and Norman did a fabulous job taking care of us. I believe she is telling the truth on her website where she indicates the best breakfast in Scotland. The location could not have been better.
And last, but not least, the golf was tremendous. Perfect weather. All of our caddies were great and very well trained and professional. This was just like the trip you arranged for us in Northern Ireland. We are already talking about another trip, possibly to either Northern or Southwestern Ireland. We will definitely be using your service.
Thank you for all your efforts and expertise.
South Carolina, USA
May 17, 2018
I wanted to thank you again for putting on “the greatest show on earth”. Alex and I had a sensational trip, and it came off without a hitch. All the accommodations were great, the courses exceptional, and the pacing was rigorous but manageable. Once again Royal County Down was the winner, and I am so happy you worked it out – one can’t come to Ireland and not experience that venue. Our driver Liam was outrageously great! Perfection. Sweet, interesting, professional; I dare say he was a big difference maker for us. Just a great soul, real gentleman.
Thank you for making these lasting memories so special. As I’ve said to you before, trust me, I’ll be in touch soon.
New York, USA