Customer Feedback 5

July 5, 2016

We had a great trip AGAIN! I think we were all especially fond of Liz at Sandown House but all of the accommodations were very nice. Great golf courses and Nairn was so flexible with our first day tee time when we arrived late. We appreciated that. I agree with Jeff and we wouldn’t have changed a thing. Thank you!

Denise Klemens
Wisconsin, USA

July 4, 2016

Everything was terrific, we would all strongly recommend staying at Sandown House in Nairn for any future travelers, Liz was fantastic. Thanks again for helping with everything.

Andy Wiziarde
Wisconsin, USA

June 20, 2016


The trip could not have been better and the weather was fantastic! We played a half of hole in the rain out of 144 holes of spectacular golf. We did have 40 mph + wind the last three rounds but that just made it all the more challenging and what I expected. The accommodations and scheduling was spot on we loved every place we stayed and the ole Irish Breakfast was worth looking forward to every morning. You did a great job of scheduling great courses, great hotels and excellent tourist stop recommendations.

We are already starting to plan a date to return next year and would do half up north and the rest back in the SW. We will be more than happy to leave comments on your website and have some really great photos we can send you as well. Thank you again for a trip of a lifetime and will be back in touch when we have set a date for our next visit. We will also recommend your services to anyone that asks for our recommendation.

Cheers and I shot even on the backside at Tralee!

Charlie Ortega
Oregon, USA

June 12, 2016

Seems like all made it home successfully. The trip was great and we appreciate your coordination work. All players were pleased with the setup and outcome. I believe referrals will be the best form of appreciation.

Bruce Brooks
California, USA

June 9, 2016

Marc. Thanks again for arranging a great trip. We arrived home safely and on time yesterday afternoon. The courses were all good, accommodation was great, Ger was his usual safe, helpful and informative self and the weather was spectacular. We arrived back home to thunderstorms and heavy rain so timing was also perfect! Look forward to doing it again before too much longer.

Alan Steel
Connecticut, USA

June 6, 2016

It is hard believe all the planning and waiting is complete and here we are back in Alberta. From the welcome in Edinburgh and his great narrative around St. Andrews, the trip went perfectly. The Ardgowan was lovely except for the stairs. Five Pilmour Place was great and they gave us the wonderful garden cottage which was perfect. The golf was all we hoped for and much more. The rain gear stayed in the suitcase with great weather throughout. All the transfers and the tour day with Steve was a joy. We thoroughly enjoyed the castles, palaces and museums of Edinburgh and we wrote the Manager of the Channings to express our delight with his property and staff.

Thank you for your big role in making this a perfect holiday. Highest recommendations.

Ross & Anne Shuman
Alberta, Canada

June 2, 2016

It was indeed a great trip Marc. The hotels you chose were all wonderful, each with it’s own charm and identity. The Irish people are every bit as engaging and courteous as I remember them from my previous trip 30 years ago. And the countryside is something you really have to experience first hand to appreciate. The stories about weather and golf in Ireland, well they are now just a myth to me. Each course was a true experience and an eternal thank you for the beautiful weather. I hope you know that you have a real gem in Brendan. He always had a smile on his face, was very flexible but kept us on time, and was responsive to more requests than I can keep up with. He was the glue that kept this trip together and really made it a lot of fun. I cannot now imagine this trip without him.

Thanks again for everything!

Tim Burgess
Georgia, USA

June 2, 2016

Fantastic job, Marc. Couldn’t have been better. Our driver Brendan did a splendid job. Thanks for a wonderful experience.

Griff Doyle
Georgia, USA

May 8, 2016

Hi Marc,

The trip was fantastic. It started the moment we landed and got on the bus, great suggestion on having the driver that way everyone was able to enjoy the trip. Steven was a perfect match and went out of his way to make sure we had a wonderful time. He had many tips and suggestions on where to eat and what to see in each town. The way the trip was broken up with the multiple nights in each area gave us time to explore and get the feel for the area. I would have like to add one more night in Edinburgh if I had known how much there was to see and do. The guys had the best time on each day of golf and the weather was truly on their side each time. The golf courses treated them like royalty and they enjoyed all the attention.

The hotels were lovely and each one had character and special amenities to make our stay enjoyable. The sightseeing trips and all the ground we covered was amazing for the amount of time we had. There is not much I would have done different and with all your help it made our trip possibly one of the best we have taken. I have been asked what is next on the list by some of my travel buddies. We do know Ireland is on our bucket list so when we start thinking about when that could happen we will be in touch. Thank you again it was great working with you and your attention to all the details.

Renee Greene
Florida, USA

April 15, 2016

Thanks so much for organizing a trip of a lifetime, Marc!

Matt Lemman
Oregon, USA

September 28, 2015

Hi Marc,

The trip was fantastic. Weather was for the most part great, accommodations perfect, golf courses amazing, and the driver was outstanding. In short the trip was a 10. It was nice not to have a bunch of reservations for dinner due to the time of year we were traveling as with a large group like this one, on several occasions guys had different dinner schedules. My hip held up fine and enjoyed the walk at RCD. Hit the ball a bit better but still managed to find a few of those bunkers resulting in double bogies. The guys really enjoyed Ardglass as the wind was blowing about 25 and a very unique course with spectacular views. At RCD we has a 60 degree day and 5 mph breeze so can’t get much better than that.

I want to re-emphasize the quality of John as our driver. He always had a can do attitude whenever we needed anything or plans changed at the last minute. He helped make the trip very stress free for me as being the planner, I have a few more daily obligations than the rest of the guys. Finally Marc, I would recommend you and your organization to anyone that is thinking about taking a trip across the sea. Everything was spot on and if we return to see the southern side of Ireland, I will definitely give you a call.

Craig Hallett
Minnesota, USA

September 22, 2015


We had a great trip and the golf courses, hotels and coach arrangements exceeded expectations. You’ll be happy to know the Irish team easily defeated team Italia to capture the Irish Cup. We look forward to a rousing trophy presentation at our home course, Bellevue Country Club in the very near future. I would like to send a special thank you to Tim Hickey for his outstanding job chauffeuring us throughout our trip. Thanks again for everything and I will not hesitate to highly recommend your company to anyone planning a trip to Ireland. We had an absolute blast and the stories and memories will last a lifetime.

Jim Chapman
New York, USA

September 15, 2015

Marc, thanks for all your help planning our trip. We had a wonderful time and hope to return soon! We appreciate your planning, organization and communication and we will definitely recommend you to our friends.

Karen & Don
Georgia, USA

July 17, 2015

Marc, I will follow up with a letter. We had a fantastic trip that will be a great memory for all of us. Everything you did was top notch and Stuart our coach driver was really a part of our group very quickly. He is a fantastic asset to his company. I am very appreciative of all you did to make this a memorable trip. Many thanks!

Scotty Miller
Arizona, USA

July 15, 2015

Hi Marc,

Our trip was great. Your planning and suggestions were right on target and much appreciated. Ger did a fabulous job. Thank you for all your efforts. I imagine you will see some referrals or repeat trips from the boys. Well done!

Josh Weinreich
New York, USA

September 14, 2015

Marc, we had a wonderful time. The accommodations were very nice and the suggested itinerary was helpful. The golf courses and tee times were all set and I had no problems. We appreciated how the itinerary was set because you took into account traveling times and sightseeing excursions. We did not feel that the traveling was onerous at all. The longest trip was Ballybunion to Malahide and that was just over 3 hours. The weather was glorious. Thank you for that. I did not get out my rain gear a single time. Hard to spend 8 days in Ireland and not have a little precipitation. Overall, we had a great time and will recommend you to others in the future.

Cal Hayslip
North Carolina, USA

September 3, 2015

Thanks Marc. We had a wonderful time. You did a great job planning our trip. We will definitely be coming back to Ireland and I will contact you for that trip. The next time we will go north to play golf.

Dan & Nancy
Virginia, USA

September 2, 2015

Hi Marc,

Thanks very much for your email, it was really great to finally meet you. My only regret was that we did not have a little bit more time to chat over coffee or a cold beer. Such is life when there is golf to be played! We all appreciate you taking the effort to come to the airport to say hello in the early morning, you are a first-class gentlemen!

We truly had a fabulous time in Ireland, all the accommodations and courses were excellent, I don’t think anyone had any issues whatsoever, all went perfectly. Personally, my best round was an 80 on the Dooks in mild weather conditions, so I was quite pleased with that. The other courses were quite challenging yet thoroughly enjoyable and fantastic tests. We only had heavy rain on two days, at K club and Lahinch. Playing in the wind like we did at all the courses was just a great experience for everyone. That’s the way links golf is, and should be!

John Nugent
New York, USA

August 27, 2015

We’re back in States and wanted to write a quick note thanking you for arranging a fantastic trip. It could not have been better and I did not know you also arranged great weather. We never had a drop of rain. Arthur was the perfect driver and it felt like I had my grandfather on the trip. We loved our accommodations in all places, very comfortable and friendly. It was a great 60th birthday trip for our family. Thanks for everything you did. I will pass your name around to anyone looking to taking a golf trip to Scotland or Ireland.

Bryan Persons
Georgia, USA

August 18, 2015

Hello Marc. Just a quick note that we thoroughly enjoyed the trip as well as all of the courses. We hit Waterville and Old Head on two of the rare sunny and calm days. Big compliments to Ger, who we really enjoyed and made the trip even better.

Dustin Nelson
California, USA

August 11, 2015

With your helpful suggestions and prompt responses to our questions from beginning to end, the accommodations, golf, travel, drivers, food, Guinness and Jameson were first rate. We were treated to the experiences of true links golf and the scores and fun reflected that. Watching the Open at Portrush in 2019 will provide a pleasant reminder. Hopefully, my health and golf continue in good shape to enable another trip over before too long. Our rounds of golf already played back home have been much easier!

John Joyce
Maryland, USA

August 4, 2015

Marc, we arrived home to Seattle last evening after 10 days of pure excellence in Ireland. We are so lucky to have found you and the trip could not have worked out better. We took your advice on Fishy Fishy in Kinsale, which led to one of the best meals we had in Ireland. The golf dates worked out well, with one exception in Tralee due to wind, but the clubhouse re-booked us to the following morning which led to both Tralee and Ballybunion back to back. It made for a challenging but memorable time for our group.

We will recommend you to anybody that will listen as you were excellent to work with and considering the challenges we had with our group, you set our mind at ease. Many thanks again!

Brett Hulse
Seattle, Washington

August 4, 2015


We did have a fabulous trip. Reality set in quickly though after our 27 hour trip home, back to the work grind for us both. Thank you so much for all you did for us. We will definitely be planning another trip in a few years and will be in contact with you again. We will also give high recommendations to anyone we know regarding Dunbar Golf Tours. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the service and attention you gave us.

Lisa Jones
Washington, USA

August 1, 2015

Our Northern Ireland golf experience was truly special. As one of the staff at a course mentioned, “you can experience all four seasons” in one day with Irish golf. The courses were just exceptional. Each was unique, challenging and highlighted the beauty and natural environment of Northern Ireland. Among the eight golfers in our group, Royal County Down and Ardglass were favorites. Portstewart was exceptional and the weather was great, except for the winds. Ballyliffin’s two courses were a great way to start and they were made more challenging with consistent rain and 30 plus mile an hour winds. How do they design courses so the winds are either at you or cross winds on every hole? Royal Portrush will be a great test as an Open venue and Castlerock was very enjoyable. You provided us with rich diversity and the Irish golf experiences we all hoped for!

This was our second trip with Ger as our guide and driver. He is exceptional in every aspect of his work. His knowledge, relaxed style and constant willingness to help was beyond everyone’s expectations. Our wives were so pleased with his attentiveness, help, guidance and friendliness. He made the entire experience very comfortable. Please extend our sincere appreciation to Ger from everyone of us.

Your organization from our first contact until we returned home to the US was great! Everything was organized, well documented and most importantly, well planned. From the communications prior to the trip to a couple of changes we made during, the trip was very positive. The hotels were memorable. As an example, the Bushmills Inn and the Slieve Donard were just great places to stay. The arrangement for my wife and me to stay at the Mount Juliet Estates near Kilkenny after the golf was truly special and we will return here. During the course of our trip, each of our friends commented on the quality of the experiences, your professionalism and the seamless way all the experiences blended together.

Marc, this is the fourth trip you have arranged for some of us (two in Scotland and now two in Ireland). Every one of these trips has been memorable and professionally planned. Your work is outstanding and we look forward to our next Irish and/or Scottish golf experience!

San Diego, California

July 29, 2015

Hi Marc,

Well we are at the airport at the end of our wonderful time in your beautiful country. Bushmills Inn was superb, the loft room terrific and meals first class as well as the singer guitarist after dinner. What a great part of the world, the little town gorgeous and Giants Causeway incredible. All three courses were interesting and we met some great caddies. Our favourite was of course Royal Portrush.

The K Club is a different feel but still very special. The Palmer Course is a first class layout and we are glad we played it twice. The Island Course is interesting with its blind shots. We had the most special caddy, Paul McBride who had just heard that morning that he had made the Irish team, what a wonderful young man.

Thanks for your great organisation everything went superbly.

Lynne & Ron Pedder
Melbourne, Australia