What our clients say...
Charles Daigle & friends at Ballybunion 2007
The trip was truly
outstanding. The golf courses were out of this world. The most amazing was
Old Head; while the golf was good, the scenery was breathtaking. Our entire
group was in awe of this place. Every golfer has to play this course once
before he dies. Overall, we found the links courses in Ireland quite
difficult. Only two players shot below 80 during the week. Yours truly was
one of them with a 78 at Waterville on day 2.
The hotels were just great
also. Killarney Plaza was ideally situated in the middle of town. and Vaughn
Lodge was just perfect in Lahinch. Not knowing what the food would be like
in Ireland, I can categorically state that it was extremely good and
moderately priced. We ate primarily in classic irish pubs. That's the way to
We were also extremely
pleased to have gone with a bus and driver for the week. The bus was first
class as was the driver. We took the opportunity to hoist a few on our treks
back to the hotel after golf. I would strongly recommend a bus and driver to
any group planning a golf vacation to Ireland.
Barry, just want to say
thanks for everything you did for us. We were extremely pleased with
everything. There was not one disappointment on the trip other than some low
golf scores. One of the guys on our trip has been on 12 to 15 golf trips in
his life, and this was by far his best.
We are now looking at
Scotland for 2009. We'll be in touch laddy. With respect to the pictures, I
am the guy with the knickers in the Ballybunion picture and shaking hands at
many thanks. You delivered a great package. Let me know that you received
Ginny's hole in one at Old Head of Kinsale
Ginny & friends in Waterville
It was a magical day even before the Hole in One! The weather was perfect, the
course incredibly beautiful, great service, and Ian was a great caddy. To have
my first Hole-in-One, while on vacation in Ireland and under such perfect
conditions, ranks as one of my life's most special memories.
Thanks to you and your team at Irish Pro Golf Tours for a flawless
vacation. The Mercedes Coach was perfect for our size group and Pat, our driver,
negotiated the driving on your narrow roads expertly. The accommodations were
great. I am glad we chose to stay in central locations. We lucked out arriving
in Ennis on the weekend that had an annual Music Festival. All of the pubs had
musicians jamming with traditional Irish music - great!
We negotiated the journey from Cork to Druids Glen with only a couple wrong
turns. Your directions were VERY HELPFUL. The European Club was a beautiful
course. We were lucky to play with a couple of very nice local brothers who
helped us play the course as there are no caddies. Dublin residents going to the
beach to enjoy the weather made for interesting traffic jams on our exit from
Again, your directions were essential in getting to the Davenport Hotel in
Dublin and to the airport on Tuesday. Unfortunately the Bank holiday meant that
a lot of museums and city services were closed. We arrived home Tuesday night to
Thanks again. We will recommend your services to any and all. Let us know if you
are ever in the Phoenix area.
Mike & Ginny Kaus, AZ, USA
I had a great trip. your directions and itinerary worked like clockwork. Well
done, thank you. I loved Enniscrone, Lahinch, Carne, Doonbeg, Waterville. Met
some great folks, and even took the German ambassador to Ireland for 2 euro.
He's a great guy, by the way. I'll be in touch if any more thoughts come to
Peter Sacks, ID, USA
Pierre with his friends at Aghadoe
Dear Enda and Barry,
Many thanks for the very
professional services Irish Pro Golf Tours provide. My friends and I are
VERY pleased by all. Your country is Great and beautiful. All golf courses were
And a challenge! A special thanks to Kevin O'Sullivan. Our guide he so good!
Pierre and Joanna Shama, Lausanne, Switzerland
And all our team!
had a wonderful time on our trip. Actually the weather was pretty good. The
first nine at Ballybunion was the worst of the week. My umbrella broke by the
third hole! But it quit and the back nine was fine. We had off/on rain at Old
Head but mild wind so it was not bad. Waterville, Portmarnock, European Club and
especially Doonbeg were beautiful days. Lahinch was cloudy and cool but no rain.
It poured all night prior to our departure so that was good timing!
Driving on the left wasn't too bad and got better each day. The narrowness of
the roads in the outlying areas was the biggest adjustment. I got totally lost
in Dublin going to and from Portmarnock but otherwise no problems. We made it to
Waterford Crystal for some nice souvenirs after playing the European Club and
really enjoyed the Cliffs after playing Lahinch. All the hotels were excellent
and we were treated very well every where we went.
The golf was superb. All the courses were great and very unique. I think my
favourite was Lahinch. Chad's was Old Head and Waterville. I think he made 6
birdies each at Ballybunion and Doonbeg so he liked those pretty well too. The
only course that gave him much problem was the front nine at Lahinch with those
blind tee shots. #11 at Ballybunion is the prettiest par 4 I have ever played.
So many incredible par 3's everywhere. Glad I wasn't playing the tips like Chad
was into the wind on several of those! 18 at Waterville and 12 at Lahinch and
Old Head were three of the par 5's that stood out. But with so many great
courses in rapid succession your perspective gets skewed!
Thanks for the great trip. We will look forward to a future trip with great
Don Wilcox, AZ, USA
Enda meets David, Gwen, Kathie & Dave in Adare Manor
weather was awesome and we had a great time. We would recommend the trip. I know
I promised you some pics, and will send them shortly.
We are back in London after our fantastic 5 day trip to Ireland. Killarney was
beautiful and we all enjoyed the lovely hotel and golf courses you picked for
us. I will tell my mate Jonathon that he has to work with Irish Pro Golf
Tours to set up his outing in 07. The prize you sponsored we ended giving to
our overall winner (Graham). It was a marvellous piece of Irish Crystal. Thanks
again for that. We will be back again in 2008 or 2009 and I will be back in
touch early with you so as to be able to play the best courses possible.
Thanks from us all (28)
Roberts’s group, London, UK
Enda meets Ed & the boys at Tralee
I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your entire team at Irish Pro Golf
Tours for a wonderful trip.
Everything went extremely well and our group down
to the last man felt is was spectacular. The accommodations, Tim our fantastic
driver, the courses all were phenomenal. Little Edward took home the trophy that
you so graciously provided and he was tickled.
We would all be happy provide references at any time in the future, and I am
quite sure you
will be seeing some of us again. If ever in the states, I would be honoured to
host you at one of our fine clubs in the Philadelphia area. And by the way, it
was great seeing Monty melt down, disappointed to see Phil collapse, and you
were proved right in predicting Ogilvy taking home the US OPEN championship.
Ed McCrossen, PA, USAEnda,
I believe I have finally landed firmly on me feet!
I would like to thank you and your staff for one of the most memorable
experiences of my life!
Tim turned out to be my Irish Uncle!!! It was very comforting to know we were in
the hands of someone so caring and compassionate. He truly made the trip a joy
and extremely entertaining.
The golf, caddies and scenic views made the trip unforgettable. As a group, I
think we all had one of the most exciting trips we could have ever imagined.
Hope you look us up if you ever get near the area.
John Knowles, PA, USA
golfing trip through southern Ireland last week was fantastic! The arrangements
were perfect: the driving instructions, the tee times, the selection of courses,
the scenic routes, and the hotels couldn't have been better. Everything, apart
from the golf itself, was exceptionally easy.
Pro Golf Tours did a great job. Thanks for everything. I hope to see you
Randy Carleton, MD, USA
I too need to chime in and reinforce that the last week spent in Ireland was the
very best vacation that I have taken. The attention to every last detail, Tim’s
navigation skills and customer service demeanour, the beautiful countryside, the
people of Ireland and of course the unbelievable golf courses. This is truly a
lifetime memory and I am sure that I will be back to visit in the not too
Bruce Skoletsky, PA, USA
This was by far the best vacation I have ever been on. Accommodations were
fantastic, was a pleasure having Tim as our driver and playing extreme golf at
Old Head was the thrill of a lifetime.
Thanks for everything!
I enjoyed meeting Barry and you. You were kind to make the extra effort,
especially on a Friday evening.
We all had a wonderful time, the trip exceeded our expectations. Thanks again
for everything. I will be sure to recommend Irish Pro Golf Tours to my
Elliott Harrigan, PA, USA
Can't begin to tell you what a great time we had
and how easy you made everything for us. If you just could have fixed some golf
swings... Great article on Irish Pro Golf Tours in the New York Times
yesterday. Almost ready to sign up for next trip. Thanks for everything.
Park Smith, PA, USA
Hi Enda and Barry,
Our golf vacation in Ireland was a huge success! The golf, accommodations,
touring, coach and driver, the beer and the weather (!) were first class all the
way. It was the most enjoyable vacation we have been on and it seems like
Irish Pro Golf Tours did all the work. I don’t know what you could have done
to make the trip better and Ginny finishing with a hole in one at Old Head was
the icing on the cake. It was a pleasure to meet you and work with you. We will
highly recommend Irish Pro Golf Tours to anyone interested in visiting Ireland.
Connie and Jim Dolan, AZ, USA
Nothing but praises to pass along to you regarding
the Krakowski group!!! Spoke to Mr. K. yesterday and he said there was not one
thing that was not right. (including the weather) Spoke well of all
accommodations and mentioned receiving a head cover from you. Very nice touch.
Thanks for all your work. Have passed along all the praise to others in our
offices. Hope we can do it again soon.
Laurelie - Pro Travel Inc.
Just wanted to extend a thank you to you and your staff for making the
arrangements for my trip with my father earlier this month. We had a great time
and all of your arrangements were perfect. All we have to remember to do next
time is to leave plenty of time to drive on your lovely Irish roads. What an
experience that was!
All in all it was a wonderful trip and we thank you for taking such good care of
John McMahon, IL, USA
Thanks for a wonderful time. Everybody enjoyed the trip. Every think was
excellent. George, the driver, really enhanced the pleasure. We were in
Ballybunion during the musical festival which was an extra feature.
We only had severe rain at Adare. A little Irish mist at other times made my
friends get the feeling of Ireland.
I have already given your folder out and recommended you & Irish Pro Golf
Tours. Hope to do it again in a couple years. I will be in Touch. Thanks
Dr. Kenneth Cavanaugh, CO, USA
Barbara, Phill & Joan arrive in Ireland
Well, another wonderful trip is over and we are safely back in Florida. Everyone
had a great time, and Robby was an outstanding driver (nearly as good as me!).
By the way, Sandy left her favourite pair of blue jeans in the closet at
Bushmills. If you could ring them up and ask them to post them to us we would be
most appreciative. Thanks again for everything, especially our not losing this
Phill Ashkettle, FL, USA
PS. I shot a 37 on the back nine at Portrush on Sunday, matching the
performance of one of my golfing heroes on that part of the course!
I wanted to let you know that we had a great trip in Ireland. The golf and
weather were fantastic and the 3 courses, Ballybunion, Lahinch and Waterville
were a terrific treat to play. Its hard to imagine having better conditions to
have played in.
We all thought the Crown Jewel was
Waterville! What a fantastic place and terrific course. I want to play there
again and again. We heard that Mark O'Meara played there the same day we were
Our next trip to Ireland will be booked through
Irish Pro Golf Tours. You did a great job for us!. Thanks for getting us the
Ford Wagon with an Automatic. I would have died with a standard. Thanks again.
Tim Hannan, CT, USA
Eloise, Sandy & Dave fresh of the plane
I'm a bit tardy in thanking you and Barry for our great trip to Northern
Ireland. As always, you guys go beyond what is expected. I talked to Karl
Kublitz at Grey Oaks and told him how well you guys deliver your tours. He said
he has heard that from other people as well (Dave Reed). Good luck and let me
know if I can help.
Dave Huber, FL, USA
We made it back to Naples just fine, although after a thorough frisking at the
Jim and I just wanted to drop you and Barry a note to tell you how very much we
enjoyed our trip to Ireland. You did a terrific job - everything was perfect.
The golf was wonderful and we were treated so well every where that we went.
Even the weather cooperated beautifully after the first two days!
And, most importantly, we wanted to tell you how absolutely wonderful Robbie
was. He made the trip! He truly went out of his way to be sure that we all had a
very special Ireland experience. You are very fortunate to have him working with
your clients. We cannot say enough good things about him. When we return to
Ireland for another visit, we will most certainly request that Robbie join our
group once again. He is a true asset to Irish Pro Golf Tours!
Joan and Jim Stewart, FL, USA
Just wanted to report that we returned on Sunday without mishap or delay after a
very enjoyable vacation in Ireland. Once again we enjoyed very pleasant weather
on both the east and west coasts.
I found the golf to be a bit more difficult than I expected, especially Lahinch
& Ballybunion. On both courses you really had to be accurate and also deal with
the wind. Probably the most enjoyable course was the European Club. It was very
scenic and playable. The owners went out of their way to make it an enjoyable
round. Unfortunately we did not get to play Portmarnock. My right knee was
swollen and sore so I could not play. Dick & Ron decided not to play.
Our transportation was great. Our driver, David Geaney, was a very good driver,
very smart with a great sense of humour. We all enjoyed being with David and he
added a lot to the enjoyment of our trip.
Our plane transportation was on Airbus but we found it very cramped and
uncomfortable going to Ireland, We were on the same plane coming back. We sat in
about the same location but found we had more room and it was much more
Finally, I want to say we were very happy with the
arrangements and will certainly recommend Irish Pro Golf Tours to others
in the future.
Thanks again for your services. I enjoyed working with you over the past year.
Joe Weigand, NYC, USAEnda,
We just returned from our Irish
Pro Golf Tours and the truth is that no one wanted to leave. We are indebted
to you for arranging our tour, which was of the highest quality. We cannot give
enough praise to Catherine Treacy and her staff @ the Killarney Lodge. They were
all very friendly and helpful. On the day it rained she met us and offered to
dry our wet clothing, which she proceeded to do. Each morning after breakfast
she went over our directions to the course we were travelling to that day. The
Killarney Lodge gave us a great deal of comfort during our stay.
The golf courses were second to none. No one should miss Old Head. The day we
played there our caddie said that weather wise it was the best day of the year.
It's truly a remarkable place.
Enda, I think we will want to come back to Ireland in the future and when we do
we will be contacting you and Irish Pro Golf Tours. Thanks for the memories!
Tony Matz, PA, USA
PS The head covers were a nice touch. It won't leave my driver except when
hitting the ball.
Many thanks…the trip could not have worked out better. Your choice of the
Portrush Valley course was excellent…We look forward to another outing with
Irish Pro Golf Tours.
John Boone, NC, USA
Just want to let you know we had a great trip. David our driver was wonderful,
very professional and accommodating. Our wives just loved him. All arrangements
were just as you told us. You have a beautifully country that we thoroughly
enjoyed. I hope we will have an opportunity to visit in the future and would not
hesitate to use Irish Pro Golf Tours again.
short note to gain thank you for helping arrange a wonderful trip of Irish
Golf!! We had a wonderful time and especially enjoyed the most hospitable Irish
people. Our driver Kon(Spelling??) was wonderful and most helpful.
I want to
be sure to pass along our group's sincerest thanks to our driver for the week,
Con. He did an exceptional job of not only driving us, but also giving very good
advise as to eating, drinking where to go, what to do etc. He took four(4)
American golfers under his wing and helped make sure we had a wonderful time. He
is an asset certainly worth protecting!!!
obviously got a break on the weather but still experienced the varieties of
Irish weather changes. I have already recommended you to some others thinking
about the trip and will continue to do so. I hope if you ever get to our part of
the US you will let us know so we can return the golfing favour.
Gray Kimel, NC, USA
Our trip went very smoothly and we enjoyed every minute. Sorry we didn't have
more time to spend with you considering the long trip you made to meet us at the
Our bus driver, David, was great. He made the trip even more enjoyable. The
ladies, in particular, enjoyed his sense of humour. We highly recommend him for
any of your future clients.
The weather was almost perfect. The only problems we had were dense fog for 9
holes at Old Head and strong winds at Doonbeg. Otherwise, the days were very
enjoyable and a big relief from the hot, humid weather here in Alabama.
Our group had such a good time we're already thinking of a trip to Scotland. Any
recommendations for making that trip a success?
Thank you again for arranging our accommodations, etc. We couldn't be happier.
We very much enjoyed Kinsale and Killarney. Lahinch was fine, but not much to do
for the ladies in the way of shopping, etc. We wouldn't have missed the Cliffs
of Moher though. David also turned us on to the restaurant called Cornerstone in
Lahinch. We thought they had the best food of any restaurant on the trip.
If any of our friends or relatives want to make a trip to Ireland, we'll be sure
to recommend you.
Brad C. Rosenwald, AL, USA
the first tee at Royal County Down
exceeded our expectations and Chris and I were delighted beyond our
expectations. We would recommend Irish Pro Golf Tours to any of our
friends and family in the future.
Thanks so much!
Joe Nassif, MO, USA
was great to meet you at Royal County Down. I am sorry we missed you in Adare.
I wanted to write and thank you for helping us arrange our wonderful trip. The
golf was great, the weather was wonderful and the food was excellent. By
separate message, I have given our thoughts on Pat Hurley. He was terrific.
Joe Conron, MO, USA
Hope all is well. The guys
truly enjoyed the trip and I am sure you will get many referrals as a result of
the great job you and Barry did on our trip once again.
Once we start planning for next
year, I will let you know.
Stay well and in touch.
Ashkettle - FL, USA
Enda & Barry,
What a spectacular trip you guys arranged for us in Ireland.
As I arrived in Shannon somewhat disgruntled with my clubs and baggage having
missed my flight from Chicago, I had no idea how accommodating two Irish lads
Kid glove treatment took on a new meaning when you guys fixed me up with the
perfect set of clubs with rain gear and we took on mighty Ballybunion with
frightening winds and rain.
We had the pleasure of experiencing the perfect Irish golf vacation; the
daunting weather at Ballybunion; the calm tranquillity on our last day at Old
Head; and four superb courses in between.
Great accommodations, our private coach and tour guide, the scenic helicopter
transfer and your wonderful hospitality made our visit the trip of a lifetime.
Thanks for the
Ron Emery - Jackson, MS
Enda my friend,
We had the best week of our lives. So much so we are planning the same trip in
September of 2007.
We would consider no other company and we will also be requesting Mr George
Desmond (tour driver extraordinaire).
Thanks from all of us.
Barry Ling - PEI, CANADA
feeling more like I am in the “land of the living” today. It always takes a
couple of days to get your body clock back on track.
We had a wonderful time in Ireland. I can honestly say that I have never seen a
more beautiful country. It is truly the Emerald Isle. The golf courses were
spectacular – everything and more than what we anticipated. The people were all
so friendly and the accommodations were great. We are sorry that we had to miss
the experience of Dromoland Castle, however, as you have pointed out, this will
give us a reason for returning.
What course stood out from all the rest? Our answer would be “Old Head at
Kinsale”. This course is so magnificent. We hired a senior caddy while we were
there and he was fantastic – Gerry was his name. He made the experience even
All of the courses were wonderful – each had it’s own unique feature.
We loved the way that you had arranged the courses and tee times so that when we
were finished playing a course, we still had time to do some sightseeing.
We did the Ring of Kerry after playing Waterville (having driven half of it to
get to the course, we drove the other way home) and we did the Dingle Peninsula
after playing Dooks. We even did the pass – what an experience that was, and the
views were well worth the drive to the top.
I have also been talking to the Devil’s Pulpit this morning, and have said that
anyone wanting to go to Ireland should go through you people.
You did a great job in arranging everything so that we could have such a
The maps that you had provided where invaluable and the accommodations were
great. We even learned to drive on the left-hand side of the road without having
any accidents. Thank you so much!!!!!!
Barbara & Larry Karasiuk - CANADA