Customer Feedback 6

July 6, 2015

Marc, the trip was absolutely awesome! And that includes playing in the “Irish Rain”. As my youngest son Drew said, it wouldn’t have been Irish golf if we didn’t play in the rain at least once. Ger was outstanding as well and I hope he didn’t think we consumed too much of the great Irish beer!

I will without a doubt recommend you and your company to anyone traveling to Ireland. I think I can speak for the entire group and say that your input and organization of this trip was definitely the way for us to go. Lots of golf, lots of pubs, lots of beer for sure, and lots of laughs. Thanks for everything!!

Jim Johnson
Minnesota, USA

July 6, 2015

Hi Marc,

Our trip was absolutely amazing. Everything was perfectly planned. I think the old guys were pretty tired by the end but I told them they could sleep on the plane. We loved all of the towns equally. We had great food in Kinsale, great pubs in Killarney, met the mayor in Ballybunion and had a five star meal at the Vaughan lodge in Lahinch. We loved every golf course except for maybe the greens at Doonbeg. Old Head was easily the most scenic but I think we enjoyed the challenge of Waterville and Ballybunion the best. Our weather was good everyday except for the first and last. We battled 35 mph winds and rain the last 12 holes at Old Head and faced 40 mph winds at Lahinch.

We really appreciate all your help in planning. The accommodations were spectacular across the board. The people were so friendly and the food surpassed our expectations. Kilcoolys in Ballybunion was probably our favorite as they were the most authentic and nicest people. We will certainly let everyone back home know about our great trip and recommend Dunbar Golf Tours wherever we go.

Pennsylvania, USA

June 16, 2015

Hello Marc,

Thanks for all of your work with our tour. I was very pleased and thought that you did an extraordinary job of organization. You even arranged great weather at the Old Course. Thanks again.

Bill Potter
Florida, USA

June 4, 2015

Marc, I too had the trip of a lifetime! Cullen was an absolute hoot and we had a blast with him. Everything went off without a single hitch, and we met great friendly people everywhere we went. Thanks again for arranging such a memorable trip! It was the dog’s bollocks!

Los Angeles, USA

June 3, 2015

Hi Marc,

We made it home safe and sound and while the weather didn’t cooperate like our last visit we still had a wonderful time. Enjoyed some great golf, food, lots of Guinness and, thanks to you, excellent accommodations. One of the really cool things about these trips is the friends you make. We played two rounds with a couple from North Carolina who I’m sure we will see again. All in all Marc it was a super 10 days. Thank you!

Mike Corr
San Diego, California, USA

June 2, 2015

Hi Marc,

Just a short note to say thanks for all the organization for our trip. Everything was very well done. I think the timing of the tee times was perfect and we had a nice cadence to our trip. Being greeted by Nan was nice and lowered the hassle of car rentals. The hotel service levels were excellent and the golf experience was perfect.

It was much appreciated by people who have a great respect for the game of golf and we also got very lucky on the weather. In the next few years; we’ll need to do an Ireland run!

Chris Considine
Chicago, USA

October 8, 2014

Hi Marc,

Just a final note to thank you once again for an excellent golf experience in Ireland. With the weather we experienced we certainly had the full Irish! All other aspects of the trip were first class and very enjoyable. I now know why when I asked for a few good pubs everyone indicated that they were all good, which they were. I had only one negative comment and that was about the hotel in Kinsale. Agreed it was the least nice hotel but most of us thought it was fine.

I’m sure you hear this a lot but Ger made the trip even that much more enjoyable and if I ever have the opportunity I would ask for him or someone just as friendly and attentive. What a great country and I can only hope I can visit again! One of the guys who might call asked me what was the worst part of the trip and without hesitation I said, “Leaving Ireland”.

Wilmington, Delaware, USA

October 8, 2014

Hi Marc,

Sorry to be so long in getting back to you. Arrived home on Sunday night having had a most wonderful two weeks. Much of that goes credit to you and Colm. Diane and I agreed that the Ireland journey had to be one of the best holidays we’ve taken. Colm’s attention to every detail made our trip flow like clockwork.

Very best to you and family Marc,

Ontario, Canada

October 4, 2014

Hi Marc,

Just arrived into Austria for stage 2 of our holiday. The golf tour was great and thanks for the excellent organisation by Dunbar Golf Tours. All golf and accommodation was first class. The only down side was the masses of people at the Ryder cup. Not used to crowds of this size in NZ. We watched the Saturday matches from bars in Edinburgh. The atmosphere on Sunday was amazing and a great victory for Europe. Thanks for everything.

Wanaka, New Zealand

September 29, 2014

We got home last night. Thanks again for all of your help. Everything went well on the trip (except for my back). It was hit and miss. Unfortunately, it was particularly bad at RCD and County Louth. It was quite disappointing but it could have been worse. C’est la vie! No problems with the car and the driving. We both got the hang of it pretty quickly. All the hotels were nice. We particularly liked the Slieve Donard which was fantastic! The people and pubs were wonderful and we enjoyed our post golf time in the various towns.

We were blessed with great weather the whole week which was great. No need for all the warm clothing and rain gear which was just fine. In hindsight, I would not go to Ballyliffin again as it was a very long driveto get there and I thought the courses were solid but not anything spectacular. We played the back nine on each course to get a flavor of the two at the suggestion of the Pro. Nevertheless, it was a wonderful trip. I will definitely let you know if I have the opportunity to go back to either Ireland or Scotland. I have two different sets of friends who want to do a trip next year and I will send them your way (regardless of whether I go or not).

I appreciate all of your help and the personal meeting in Dublin. I look forward to doing it again in the not too distant future. I will definitely make sure my back is healthy before I come over again though. Thanks very much and I’ll be in touch. Take care,

California, USA

September 28, 2014

Hi Marc,

The Ireland trip was the most amazing trip and everyday was like living in a fairy tale! Adjectives would be enchanting, magical and beautiful, to name a few. The itinerary you prepared was fabulous, the flow was perfect and the site seeing like nothing we’ve ever experienced. Truly God smiled when he created Ireland, I’ve never seen anything so beautiful with mountains touching oceans, valleys, lakes, farms and such a rich proud culture. Just spectacular.

The accommodations were splendid. Each site had its own beautiful unique feel, if we had to rate each stay we would say that Ashford Castle had the most charm, scenic beauty and activities. We are so grateful we had the opportunity to stay at all three hotels you recommended. Our rooms at each hotel were “grand” and we are so happy that we opted for upgraded rooms with specific views. Dromoland was beautiful and the rooms grand. The lodge feel at Sheen Falls was another highlight, our room overlooked the falls so it was so cool, especially since we could open the windows and hear the water falls all during our stay.

We are so grateful you recommended Bunratty for the medieval banquet experience. It was so cool to go back in time and be entertained by thespians as if they were part of the Irish nobility. The food was delicious, the medieval touches so fun (no eating utensils), and pitchers of wine.  The entertainment was splendid, both acting and singing.  The icing on the cake was as we exited Bunratty we left with melodic sounds of an Irishman playing the bagpipes. Colm topped the night off, as if it could get any better, by taking us to Durty Nelly’s, which was the perfect pub and everything we envisioned an Irish Pub to be.

Every detail you attended to was perfect, from meeting us at the airport, a special delivery of Tullamore Dew, Liam driving us to Ashford, arranging Colm as our Driver/Tour Guide and ending with Conor driving us to the airport for our departure.

Bridget, Jeannie, Rob & Chevonne
Hockessin, Delaware, USA

September 18, 2014

Marc, everything was great. The boys all had an amazing time. First class all the way.  Tim was great and we can’t thank you enough.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

September 15, 2014

Good morning Marc,

This was the best golf trip our group have ever been on. Our driver, Ger was outstanding and was always prompt on his pick-ups and knowledgeable about the surrounding places as we travelled from town to town. We could not have asked for a better person to have because he was looking to help us get the most out of our days, which we appreciated and he is someone who was looking out for your business like it was his. We had some places that we picked out for dinners and he was more than happy to accommodate us in our transport to and from these restaurants at night.

Your help in the selection of golf clubs to play and where to stay were spot on. This is what we were looking for in an experience that we all had hoped for. You were a great help from start to finish in the open communication of any question I had. I have been on around 30-40 golf trips here and in many countries and I can honestly say that your company was the finest and best value of any our group has taken. I have been the point person in most of these trips and I have never had such smooth sailing on a golf package. It went as seamless as could be imagined. There was not one error or misstep in this week long trip.

I hope that you will post this on your web page and hope that everyone who reads this will jump at the opportunity to partner with such an outstanding professional like yourself. My brothers 60th birthday trip wasone for the ages and we could not be any happier with the performance of you and your staff .I will post this where I can to let others know where to look for a truly well run trip with someone who is knowledgeable and very trustworthy in the handling of a premier golf trip.

With much thanks and appreciation,

Joe Maro
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA

September 2, 2014

Dear Mark,

I have now been home for two days with a bit of jet lag. Once more you excelled yourself with our recent trip to your beautiful country. I am embarrassed by your wonderful generosity on our last night and I am sorry I made you drink red wine rather than your beloved Guinness! It was also a great pleasure to meet Sandra. Keep in touch!

Jim & Robby
Adelaide, Australia

August 27, 2014

Hi Marc,

Once again you put together a perfect golf trip for us. All the guys were impressed with the entire trip and it would be very difficult to make the trip any better. Thanks again Marc and I hope that at least one more trip is in my future. Will be in touch.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

August 26, 2014

Just a quick note and I will send you a photo or two after I catch up on all my work that has piled up.  It is no exaggeration to say our trip to Ireland was perfect. The Dublin airport pick-up, golf course selection, all hotels (particularly the Moy House), recommendations on what to see, car rental and even the weather was outstanding. You have given us some wonderful memories.

Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

August 19, 2014

Marc, I just wanted to let you know that the trip to Ireland with my sons was fabulous! Conor and his staff were great to work with and the hotels and golf courses were top notch. I did not know if you were sending Brian a survey or something about our experience but I wanted to let you know myself.

Thanks for the planning. Look forward to coming back.

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

August 18, 2014

Now that reality is upon us I wanted to send you a quick mail thanking you for making our Scottish golf excursion a terrific experience. Although we can’t pinpoint our favorite course, we thoroughly enjoyed each course for their own beauty, difficulty and architectural challenge. If any of our friends plan a holiday to Scotland we will be sure to pass your name to them.

Thanks again and cheers.

John and Tore
Thousand Oaks, California, USA

August 11, 2014

Marc, the trip was lovely and the Malmaison was a big hit. We had a perfect mix of rural and urban. As a perfect way to end the trip, we were actually to get 8 of us out to play 18 on the Old Course on our final day. I will follow up with some more detail later today after I have had a chance to dig out but I can’t thank you enough for your efforts. Be sure to add Trump to your list of suggested courses as we were able tosneak on there and it was amazing!

Bethesda, Maryland, USA

August 11, 2014

Sorry for the delay in thanking you for putting together an awesome trip.  I’m not sure we would change anything. We are so glad we had caddies on every course, they just added to the experience. We were trying torate the courses but found we can’t but Old Head was by far our favourite in Ireland and what can one say about St Andrews! Turnberry was a favourite also, John got up early and played the other course before we left that area. As for rooms, all were wonderful, except the last stay, where the hotel is getting a little tired.

Thank you once again. I’m trying to put together a photo album before I forget everything we have seen. John also got his very first hole in one at Lahinch! Very happy and thanks again,

John and Gwen
Alberta, Canada

August 9, 2014

Marc, we had a fantastic time on the golf trip you arranged for our group. All the courses as well as the accommodations were outstanding.  Tim our driver and guide did an exceptional job as well.

Georgia, USA

August 1, 2014

Hi Marc,

The trip was excellent. The two van rentals were large enough to accommodate all of us. The hotel accommodations were great, especially in St. Andrews being so close to the Old Course and the golf courses you selected were first class. There were no issues with any of the things you arranged, great job! Thanks again for making our trip such a memorable one.

Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

July 28, 2014

Marc, this was the trip of a lifetime, no question about it, there are first tee jitters and then there are first tee jitters at the Old Course. We lucked into a beautiful day and both my wife and Morley’s wife walked the entire 18 holes with us, which made for a very special and very memorable day.

All of the accommodations you chose for us were first rate and the courses were exceptional. Everything went smoothly and there were no issues at any of the hotels or at the courses, or with the vehicle rentals. The only inconvenience, which was certainly out of your control was when Aer Lingus left our clubs behind in Edinburgh. Thanks for the follow-up and all of the attention you paid to the details. It was truly appreciated and made everything that much more special.

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

July 27, 2014

Hello Marc, thanks again for your help with our trip. Everything went very well and the group had a great time. Already thinking about the next trip and I wish you continued success.

Chico, CA, USA

July 11, 2014

Hi Marc,

We had an outstanding trip. The hotels were great as was the golf. Tanner said that the best day of his life was the day we played the Old Course. We just played the three times that you set up for us and it all went smoothly. On the day we played the Old Course we met a couple from Australia that were playing in front of us. You must have set up their trip also because the two Australians, New Zealanders and Americans were all discussing what a fantastic job you do in running the trips and keeping everything going smoothly.

Thanks for the experience and hopefully we can do it again in the near future.

George Robinson
Naples, Florida, USA

June 16, 2014

Hi Marc,

I want to send you a personal note on how much we enjoyed our trip and your contribution to making it so successful. My wife was a reluctant traveler until we came around the corner and saw the Culloden House in Inverness. Our stay was delightful which made our golf more fun. The golf was great, tee times perfect and the experiences wonderful. Thank you again for your help.

Edmonds, Washington, USA

June 15, 2014


Just a note regarding our recent trip to Ireland. Everything you set up went off perfectly. All of the tee times, hotels, and transportation arrangements went exactly as planned. Ger, our driver was fabulous. He was polite, prompt and accommodating to all of our wishes. We would recommend him to anyone booking a golf package. The side trips went very well and he made sure we had plastic cups and plenty of ice every day.

We all enjoyed Kinsale very much. I personally liked the hotel but a few of the boys thought the rooms a bit cramped. The location right in the middle of town was great and everyone thought the breakfast was the best of all the locations. The Killarney Royal is always a great choice and John at the hotel also makes it a most enjoyable stay. The Lahinch Golf Hotel was great and some of the boys even liked it better than staying at Vaughan Lodge.

I have a number of your cards from the package you left us and will be forwarding them to a couple of different people who have expressed an interest in booking a trip in the future. Hopefully they will be smart enough to use you as the booking agent. Thanks again for another great trip. If you ever need a reference please feel free to use me if needed.

Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

June 2, 2014

Marc my golf was troublesome but the weather and views more than made up for that. We had a wonderful time and I expect that the young guys will be back a number of times in the years ahead. Our driver Tim was very nice and accommodating. The hotels were good, as were the pubs and the Irish people were as charming as ever.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

June 2, 2014

I would like to thank you and your company for a wonderful experience. The accommodations and golf were fantastic. As for Ger he was timely, polite, informative and all around great guy. In speaking to our group on the way home we could not find anything we would have changed. Once again thank you and if the opportunity arises we would certainly recommend Dunbar Golf Tours to any group making a trip like this.

Waconia, Minnesota, USA

June 2, 2014

Hi Marc,

We all had an excellent trip and the weather couldn’t have been better. The golf was outstanding and the hotels were very comfortable. Ireland has a beautiful landscape and some beautiful golf, and the people wereall very nice. Tim was a great driver and fun to be with. He helped out when needed and was always on time. There was a lot of travel between hotels and golf courses and the van was perfect for the size of our group. Thanks for everything, you did a super job! I have our trip all planned out for next time and will be in touch.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada