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Testimonials

We take great pride in a job well done and are delighted when our clients take the trouble to write to us expressing how much they enjoyed their vacation with us. Here is a selection of what they said:

  • Everything was wonderful

    June 2017

    Tracy,
    Just got back home and wanted to thank you for all your help with the trip. Everything was wonderful and the guys all had a great time.  Noel was really good with our group. 

    Thanks,
    Kevin

    Kevin Mealey

  • A really memorable and special trip!

    November 2016

    Hey Jerry - 

    I wanted to let you know that Spain was awesome!
     
    Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed the golf, hotel and food. The last night’s dinner was awesome!
     
    Also I wanted to let you know that Kate did a phenomenal job!  She went way above and beyond to help us arrange a few things that weren’t planned and she did it in the most pleasant way possible.
     
    Thank you both for putting together a really memorable and special trip!
    Armand Cimaroli, Golfweek

  • I am so happy my trust was placed with such a professional group.

    October 2016

    Tracey,
    I just wanted to send you and everyone at Celtic Golf a thank you email on behalf of my entire group. We had a blast! The accommodations and staff at the Ross Hotel were great as well. Jerry was a fabulous host, greeting us daily at each property with a smile and to give us all of the pertinent information for the days round. The send-off dinner was a nice touch that my guys are still talking about. 
     
    I believe the words used by my group were…..”Once in a lifetime trip!”  quickly followed by, “that will happen again.”
     
    As a PGA Professional for over 25 years, we find ourselves trying to exceed our members expectations daily. When we turn that task over to someone outside of our operation, there will always be hesitation. I am so happy my trust was placed with such a professional group, who was able to not only impress my members but to earn my trust for future adventures.    
     
    Thanks again for handling everything we could need while on the trip!

    Mickey Finn, Director of Golf and PGA Professional

  • Everyone had a fantastic time!

    October 2016

    Hi Tracey, 

    Thanks again for all your excellent work in helping us with the Ireland golf trip!  Everyone had a fantastic time and all very impressed with the golf courses and hotels. 

    We will definitely be making another golf trip and will use Celtic Golf!  And recommend to all our friends!! 

    Chris

    Chris Monahan

  • … I want to go back …

    October 2016

    We had a fantastic trip, thank you very much for all your hard work.
    Philip O’Neil our driver was beyond accommodating and a true professional.
    Next year I want to go back to Scotland.
    Thanks.  Sam

    Sam Winberg

  • Celtic Golf and the Quinlans are who you want to contact for the golfing trip of a lifetime!

    October 2016

    Josephine,

    It is time to make you aware of the fantastic experience we had in Ireland and Scotland. The weather could not have been better. On the days we played golf we had sun and very little rain or wind (if any). The overall weather for the entire trip was excellent. Truly, the luck of the Irish. Our accommodations in both countries were unbelievable especially the suite at the Old Course Hotel. The breakfasts, pub food, restaurants and especially the people, were an experience in themselves. This was my third time on a Celtic Golf trip to Ireland (98, 04, 16) and my first time to Scotland. It will probably be my last because I don’t think this trip could be duplicated. We couldn't have asked for better drivers or buses as Johnny in Ireland and John in Scotland were informative, funny, and extremely caring. And most of all I would like to thank you for your hard work and patience in working with us and putting a great experience together for six golfers and their wives from Longmont, Colorado. People are wanting to know about our trip and we are telling them that Celtic Golf and the Quinlans are who you want to contact for the golfing trip of a lifetime!

    You’re the Best Josephine,
     
    Mike and Marybeth Flynn
    Chuck and Bonnie Allen
    Ken and Karen Kanemoto
    Gregg and Linda Kalbfleisch
    John and Sue Haley
    Tim (John) and Janie Waters

    The Flynn Party

  • As usual, you guys are the best.

    October 2016

    Joe,
    As usual, you guys are the best. We had a wonderful time and to say that John our driver was tremendous is an understatement! He is superb and all the boys were raving about him. The accommodations were wonderful and all 28 guys had a great time. I look forward to continuing our relationship. As usual I would like to thank all of you for making my job so easy.

    Thanks...Mike

    Mike Casey

  • Thanks so much for making the trip 100% excellent and effortless!

    October 2016

    Jerry,
    I would like to thank you for putting together an absolutely great trip for our group. The courses, the Fitzwilliam, the transportation - all perfect!
    Everyone loved it and I have told many people that Celtic Golf is the only way to go when planning a trip across the pond. Thanks so much to you and Tracey for making the trip 100% excellent and effortless!

    Kovacevich Group with Celtic Golf

    That’s us at European club first tee, my favorite round, as it was crazy windy and rainy from about hole 4 onward. Priceless.
    That’s me 5th from the left.

    Tom Kovacevich

  • The trip to Scotland was superrrrrb.

    September 2016

    Hi Joe,
    The trip to Scotland was superrrrrb. The accommodations were very good; the golf was historic; the Scottish people were very friendly and the driver John Bryan (JB) was excellent.

    Ron

     

    Ron Defeo

  • Our trip to Scotland was fantastic.

    September 2016

    Joe,
    I must say our trip to Scotland was fantastic. The driver, John (JB) was great and very knowledgeable, the accommodation and golf could not have filled our expectations any better.
    Thank you for all you did to make this happen for us.
    Here is hoping we can do it again !

    Best Regards, Ed

     

    Edward Alberts

  • Thanks for a well planned trip!

    September, 2016

    Thanks for a well planned trip!  Hotels were great and our driver Enda was a delight.  Golf course arrangements were perfect.
     
    Appreciate your good work!


    Charles Pizzi

  • a dream vacation for any golfer!

    Josephine!!! What a wonderful week we had in Ireland! You planned a dream vacation for any golfer! Harry was in his glory and I enjoyed walking each of the courses! Each one had its own charm. Killarney Park Hotel and the dinner there was memorable and delicious. The staff were so attentive and welcoming.

    More thanks to come in the days ahead!

    Mary Jo (and Harry)

  • The golf over the last six days was awesome!

    August 2016

    I am now on "part two" of my European trip with personal vacation in Paris and Italy. The golf over the last six days was awesome!

    I just wanted to let you know that Jim was fantastic all week long for the group. He did everything we asked and was 100% professional in doing it. We loved having him and look forward to hopefully having him again on a future trip!

    Sincerely, Mark

    Mark VanDyck, PGA Director of Golf, SFPGA

    Mark VanDyck

  • Perfect and well organized

    Our Ireland trip was perfect. No rain, good weather, well organized. Johnny was icing on the cake. We look forward to next time.

    Chip Van Meter

  • You guys did an amazing job

    July 2016

    Tracey and Jerry,

    I wanted to report back on our Ireland trip. You guys did an amazing job putting together and unbelievable adventure - FIRST CLASS all the way.  The accommodations were amazing from start to finish, and the drives from place to place put us through some of the most amazing country we’ve ever experienced.  Ellena and I have been lucky enough to have done a lot of foreign travel and I can say without any hesitation we’ve never seen countryside like we saw in Ireland. The Burren was probably the most amazing region I’ve ever seen.  

    The golf course were wonderful with Connemara topping my list as the most beautiful setting for a golf course anywhere. All I could say while there was “unbelievable".  

    In all the years Ellena and I have traveled, Celtic Golf has been the only agency we have ever used to organize trips for us as I typically do all the planning and arrangements myself.  There is no way I could have done anything better than what you've arranged for the two trips we’ve experienced through you.  

    I’ll bet you can’t tell we enjoyed our trip.  

    Thanks a million,
    Mike Conway

    Mike Conway

  • I can't thank you both enough

    June 2016

    Hello Josephine and Jerry,
    We want you to know the response from all the participants of our Scotland trip all agree it was one of the very best trips they have ever been on.  I can't thank you both enough for ALL of the EXTRAS that you provided. It did not go unnoticed.  Thank you so very much.  It is a pleasure working with both of you.  Nancy Lopez and Ed both had a really great trip also.  Looking forward to our Ireland adventure in 2018!  

    Thanks again and Play Happy!

    Teresa, Sue & Nancy

     

    Teresa Zamboni, Nancy Lopez Golf Adventures

  • a true pleasure

     

    Dear Joe,

    Thank you very much for putting together the trip of a lifetime. Everything from start to finish has been a true pleasure.

    Thank you,
    John Snellman Jr.

    John Snellman Jr.

  • Awesome Ireland trip!

    June 2016

    Back home. Awesome Ireland trip! All went well! Killarney Park was over the top good. Very glad we went that way. The Irish are very friendly and we had a great experience. Wouldn't do anything different. Thank you!

    Doug Cross

    Doug Cross

  • You are NUMBER ONE for IRELAND!

    Hi  Jo,
     
    You  did  it  again!!!!! FABULOUS   TOUR  OPERATOR! They  really  loved  their tour  guide.
    You are NUMBER ONE for IRELAND! You’re the BEST!!!
     
    Thanking you 
     
    Sue  Coll
    Traveler’s Choice, Inc

    Sue Coll

  • … terrific service

    June 2016

    Tracey,

    Due to the terrific weather that you arranged, we enjoyed Ireland at its best.  The courses were super ... and the accommodation was also top notch.  Our favourite was Waterville, so much so that I am going back there with my wife next week.  All in all, a wonderful trip and I will spread the word of your terrific service and organizational skills.

    Again, a big thank you.

    Ray Boland

  • If I ever have the chance to take a trip to the British Isles again, I will contact Celtic Golf

    June, 2016

    Josephine-

    Thank you so much for a wonderful trip to Scotland two weeks ago.  It was better than I had imagined it would be in my mind.  I loved the organization of everything.  I hate waiting and everything was so punctual. If I ever have the chance to take a trip to the British Isles again, I will contact Celtic Golf.

    I have attached a couple of pictures that I thought you would like.

    Thanks again,

    BJ Schuller

  • I had a marvelous time and will remember every moment in the future.

    May 2016

    Hi Tracey.
     
    I just wanted to offer my thank you for setting up the Gallagher group golf "tour" to Ireland. I had a marvelous time and will remember every moment in the future. Everything was just as advertised and there were no "hitches" whatsoever.
     
    Thank you again for providing a wonderful trip.
     
    Don Lowry 

    Don Lowry

  • Everything was simply the best

    May 2016

    Josephine,

    We are back from our trip.  And what a wonderful trip it was.  Five days of golf on absolutely gorgeous layouts and not a drop of rain! Catherine at the Lodge was a delightful hostess.  Everything was simply the best.  Thanks for your efforts in arranging it for us.  Maybe there is another trip in the future.

     

    Alan Blackwood

  • It was truly a trip of a lifetime

    Hey Josephine,

    I just wanted to personally say thank you for all you did for us to make this trip finally happen. It was truly a trip of a lifetime and even though dad wasn't there with us physically he was there in spirit and gave us seven beautiful days in a row to enjoy. We had so much fun and Johnny was an incredible driver/tour guide for us and was always patient with us when we wanted to drink a few pints after the round before going home. I can't wait to come back! I'll send you a few pictures via email as well.

    Thanks again!

    Cheers,

    Trygg

    Trygg Danforth

  • We could not possibly have had a better time!

    May 2016

    Josephine -

    I just wanted to say thank you for putting together our Ireland golf trip.  We could not have possibly had a better time!!  

    The golf courses were all absolutely fantastic, the hotel was perfect and our driver Danjo was a wonderful guy and a true professional.  I will make sure that I refer all of my friends to Celtic Golf for Ireland / Scotland adventures.  I know that we all hope to return to Ireland in a few years for round 2 - and I will be calling you for help.  I'd like another shot at Ballybunion...

    Thanks again for arranging the trip of a lifetime.

     

     

     

    Dave Sobol

  • … exceeded all expectations

    May 2016

    We’re all back, and it was an amazing trip! Thanks again for all your help in getting me slotted into the group.

    Even during what was a wonderful week, there were a couple of things that exceeded all expectations:

    - Our driver, Johnny, was simply incredible. He went out of his way to be helpful, and his knowledge and narration of the journey made it even more memorable. I can’t praise him enough.

    - The hotel in Ballybunion, 19th Lodge, was outstanding. Mary and James couldn’t have been more accommodating. The rooms were spacious, well appointed, with all of the proper touches. And our hosts even prepared a special hot breakfast for us even though we left at an ungodly hour, and they never broke stride. It was a delightful stay.

    All of the courses ranged from wonderful to over-the-top unbelievable I’d play Lahinch every day if I could, and Strandhill when I couldn’t, and feel badly about not playing the rest!

    I would recommend your agency to anyone planning an outing to Ireland, and I wish you and your colleagues a great travel season.

    Richard Hunt

  • We had a fabulous trip.

    November 2015
     
    Tracey, I have been meaning to take take the time to thank you and your company's owner. Nice work! We had a fabulous trip. Our driver Brendon was excellent and exceeded my expectations . I appreciate the work you did and the impact that had on our experience . When I go back I will call you again, and feel free to use me as a reference. Sincerely , Steven Mings , MD
    Steven Mings

  • Thank you … for the trip of a lifetime!

    October, 2015 

    Dear Jerry and Josephine,
     
    I wanted to sincerely thank you for such a memorable trip to Scotland a few weeks ago.  Rich and I were the lucky ones to accompany these great people to the home of golf and it is something we will never forget.  The communication, organization, recommendations, beautiful scenery and excellent accommodations all made it a very relaxing and pleasurable trip.  We really appreciate your accommodations you make for our non-golfers.  That is a key sellling point for those that don’t play or those that just want a little sample of golf.  I must say that we thoroughly enjoyed the bus drivers also.  I had the pleasure of having John drive in Ireland for a tour I went on with your company in 2004.  When I recognized him at the airport I knew we were in for a great time for our non-golfers.  They had as much to say about their day’s journey as the golfers did reliving the awesome golf courses we played.  In addition, Stephen was always there to point us in the right direction, make lunch or dinner reservations for us, unload or load our bags or crack a joke to keep the mood festive.
     
    We are in the business of relationships and we strongly value our relationship with you.  You have provided very memorable and stress-free trips to us twice now and I look forward to working with you both in the future.  Thank you again for the trip of a lifetime!
     
    Thanks,
     
    Travis McCubbin, PGA/CMAA
    General Manager
    The Club at Old Hawthorne

    Travis McCubbin, PGA/CMAA

  • We will definitely plan another trip in the future.

    October, 2015

    Hi Tracey,

    Just a quick note and a big "THANK YOU"!  

    Our trip was great!  The weather cooperated and the golf was wonderful.

    Hotels and locations were perfect for a group of our size.  

    Thanks again!  We will definitely plan another trip in the future.

     

    Mark W. Johnson

    Fargo CC

    Mark W. Johnson

  • … a wonderful travel package …

    September 2015

    Tracey, that was a wonderful travel package you put together and Sue and I can’t thank you enough. To be able to play those once-in-a-lifetime courses and have the incredible weather we enjoyed most days was simply amazing.

    Your choice for the overnight lodging was fabulous, particularly the Slieve Donard hotel!

    Johnny, of course is the best and we were so lucky to have him with us two trips in a row.

     Hopefully we will be planning another trip with you in another year or two.

     Many thanks again!

    Bob

    Robert F. Knight

  • This was the best trip to date!

    Hello Joe!

    Jen and I wanted to thank you for everything you did to make our trip to Scotland memorable and very much enjoyable!  We are impressed with the level of service and delivering all of our requests and needs in a very organized fashion!  We will definitely pass along your business as a referral to friends.  We are now at the airport heading home and this was the best trip to date! 

     

    John Shearson

  • Everything went as planned, a blend of great golf & touring

    Thanks so much for your help in making our trip wonderful!
    Everything went as planned, a blend of Great Golf & Touring.
    Our driver, Anthony Doody, was a Great personality, Excellent driver, Tour guide & Friend to us.
    Thinking a 4 some for next year.

    Thanks Again!

    Ed Bridge

  • We had a wonderful vacation!

    August 2015

    I want to thank you for arranging our trip to Ireland, we had a wonderful vacation! The hotels were good and the coach is the only way to travel …

    Thanks Again …

    Jeff Stringer

  • Thank you … for customizing such a great trip for us.

    July 2015 - 144th  Open Championship, St Andrews

    I want to thank you for organizing such a great trip for me and my family. It was such a wonderful experience …
    Thank you again for customizing such a great trip for us.

    Steve Clark

  • … a wonderful experience.

    July 2015 - 144th  Open Championship, St Andrews

    We had a great time and look forward to doing it again.
     
    Thank you for providing a wonderful experience. You and your staff will be recommended to many of my friends.

    Scott Hilgendorf

  • Once again, we had a great experience traveling with Celtic Golf.

    July 2015 - 144th  Open Championship, St Andrews

    Joe, 

    We have returned to steamy NJ and I wanted to send a quick note to thank you for your assistance in the planning of our trip and please pass on our sincere thanks to Jerry and Ailish for their hospitality over the past week.

    Once again, we had a great experience traveling with Celtic Golf.

    Cheers,

    Steve 

    Steve Kreuger

  • A trip to remember

    July 2015

    Dear Jerry, 

    I want to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks to you and your staff, most notably Joe Dwyer, for the meticulous preparations he made that made our recent Family Holiday a trip to remember. Joe was able to coordinate 19 people on a 12 day odyssey which included 4 rounds of golf and lots of fun. The task was not an easy one, and he took ever change and question in stride and was the perfect coordinator … as usual!
     
    The coach that we traveled in was exquisite, with large windows allowing panoramic views of all of the beauty that is Ireland. The fact that the coach was also supplied with bottled water and treats was a first class touch … and much appreciated! We also took advantage of the three refrigerator compartments, to be perfectly honest!
     
    As usual, our friend John Keane, took care of all of us in a manner that is worth special mention. Our group consisted of many first time travelers to Ireland and his knowledge and humor were greatly appreciated by them. All of the group mentioned to me at one time or another that John was a special part of the Ireland experience. 
     
    I don't have to tell you how appreciative I am personally to you and your family and to the group at Kerry Coaches for all you do. You will continue to have my loyalty and I will continue to tout the attributes of your company to anyone that will listen! Slainte.
     
    All the best,
     
    Lynn Frame

    Lynn Frame

  • Wonderful trip, well done Joe.

    June 2015

    Joe,

    We’ve just returned from our 5 rounds in Ireland and all the arrangements you set up worked perfectly. Thanks from the entire foursome.

    Thanks again,

    Vick

    PS: if you need recommendations anytime or anywhere, let us know. You get an A++ from us.

    Vick Kelly

  • What a way to celebrate so many of our 50ths!

    June 2015

    Joe-

    Thank you for helping us organize and plan such a well executed and enjoyable trip to Scotland.

    Everything ran very smoothly throughout the trip and we finished on a high note at Muirfield – we even made it into the lunch with borrowed coat and ties from the locker room attendant – what a treat.

    Thank you for all your time and effort in helping our group over the last year.

    What a way to celebrate so many of our 50ths!

    Best regards
    Dan

    Daniel P. Verbic

  • The best of eleven trips

    June 2015
     
    Just a quick note to let you know 2015 was the best of the eleven trips Celtic Golf has arranged for me and my group. The weather couldn’t have been better … The accommodations were exceptional, and the courses were well conditioned…

     

    Paul Coalson

  • We had a wonderful time !

    June 2015

    I want to thank you for a wonderful trip to southwest Ireland. The hotels, schedule, car, etc., all was fantastic. Dooks was special. Ballybunion old was terrific, as well as Old Head. The best to us was Tralee. Just amazing all of them!!! We had a wonderful time ! Thank you for your assistance in planning the trip.

    Ken Keneally

  • …a memorable and special trip.

    May 2015

    Just wanted to reach out to you to tell you what a fabulous time we had on our trip to Scotland. Thank you so very much for planning such a memorable and special trip. We created so many memories and thank you for making it possible. Look forward to working together again!

    Cindy Monokian

  • Thanks for making our holiday perfect.

    May 2015

    Gentlemen, Returned last night from Scotland from our grand trip. All the troops had a wonderful time. John, our driver from Woods, was excellent had all laughing, gave great info on lay of the land, recommendations for restaurants the best. Everything went according to plan. Hotel was excellent, food good, beds comfortable perfect location. Only rained first day for about 4 holes, of course in that time frame besides rain wind was pushing 40mpg, hail stones falling parallel to the ground, wind was so hard broke my umbrella and thunder and lighting, all in 30 minutes or so!

    Aer Lingus on time and no issues.

    Thanks for making our holiday perfect.

    Ronald Chalmers

  • awesome accommodations, top notch driver

    January 2015

    I wanted to write to you to thank you for everything that you did to make our trip to Ireland so enjoyable. Our driver was top notch and the accommodations that you arranged for us were awesome – each of the places that we stayed was so nice and had its own unique personality.

    We had a wonderful time – you and your company did a great job – thank you again!

    Mary and Tom Bucheit

  • impressed with the experience

    December 2014

    Dear Jerry

    On behalf of the over 1000 PGA Members and Apprentices in the New England Section, thank you so very much for your partnership and support of the New England PGA this past season!

    Your support of the Ireland Pro-Am and becoming one of our NEPGA Travel Partners truly enhanced the overall experience for everyone that participated and gave us instant credibility among our Members. Having such a successful Pro-Am was a welcomed addition to our tournament program, and all attendees came away impressed with the experience provided by yourself and Celtic Golf. We hope you found your interaction worthwhile.

    Larry Kelley, PGA – President. Susan Bond, PGA – Vice President. Ron Bibeau, PGA – Secretary. Michael Higgins – Executive Director PGA, New England section

  • the perfect bucket list experience!

    September 2014

    Tracey,
    This note is long overdue and very much needed.
    Everything was coordinated perfectly. The bus, Johnny, the hotels, the courses and the weather was unbelievable.
    We will definitely promote Celtic Golf as well as you and hopefully get another chance to use your services.
    Thanks for the perfect bucket list experience!

    Sean and the gang, ReCommunity Recycling

  • a great success

    I wanted to tell you what a terrific job you did on these two programs.

    While every program has a few challenges, none of them were anything you had control over. All of the logistics you put in place went as planned and both of these groups were a great success!

    Thanks again for everything you do!

    Best regards,

    Scott

    Scott Dillion SDI Meetings & Incentives

  • another wonderful family trip to Ireland

    Thank you for another wonderful family trip to Ireland. It was outstanding !! We all had a great time and look forward to future trips. Please extend our thank you to your entire team. We look forward to working with you in the future on other adventures.

    Brendan McKernan

  • it went GREAT!

    Another trip in the books and it went GREAT! How’s this:

    • 198 holes of golf and only 8 holes of rain
    • No logistics issues whatsoever
    • Staffs at North Berwick & St. Andrew’s Old recognized one of our party was really struggling and allowed cart usage for him
    • Three holes-in-one in our group in a week.
    • Wonderful location and the guys really appreciated staying at one place

    I could go on and on but you get the picture. I just wanted to thank you guys for your efforts – it’s always a pleasure working with you and I hope you know that you can always use me for marketing, a reference, or in any way to help the company! It looks like 2013 will be in Bandon but 2014 will see the guys trip to Northern Ireland and I think I’ll take my 2014 Mixed Trip to St. Andrews so more business is on the way! Thanks again for everything.

    Jim Smith Jr., PGA Director of Golf, The Philadelphia Cricket Club

  • WOW!

    Good morning Tracey – WOW – that’s all I can say about our trip to Ireland. It was simply incredible. The courses were fantastic, the people were super friendly, the pubs were fun, and the hotels were excellent. I cannot say enough good things about the trip – it was awesome. Absolute top bonus on our trip was our driver for the week – Derry O’Keeffe. He is an absolute gem – he made everything ten times better for our group. From setting dinner arrangements for us, recommending the right pubs/stores or just simply getting us moving at the right time, he was the best – we all consider him part of the group by now. The trip would not have been the same or near enjoyable without him. I would recommend him immediately to any group going over…he was absolutely A+. Thank you so much for all your assistance on the trip – it was a pleasure working with Celtic Golf and you Tracey. Very enjoyable – you would come highly recommended. Back to real life…Thanks again.

    Tim DeMaster

  • Had a great time

    Tracey,

    Had a great time. Driver was great, good hotels, golf wonderful. Good work.



  • We had an amazing trip

    Tracey

    Well today is my first day back to work after my bypass surgery and our return from Ireland. Been almost 10 weeks. We had an amazing trip. Hotels, golf courses, weather (you must have been in charge of that) and best of all our driver and mentor, Senan Murray. I can’t imagine it going any better.

    I met your uncle at Royal County Downs during a brief rain delay. I suppose your entire family must be gracious and joyful judging from the two of you.

    I wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you. You did a wonderful job managing our trip. With this group that is not a small task. We are already talking about Scotland or going back to Ireland. You will be my first and only call. Thanks again for everything. It was a pleasure doing business with you.

    Harry J. Patin, Dwight Andrus Insurance

  • You set the standard for the industry

    It has been such a joy to work with you to put together these trips that mean so much to the fathers and sons who attend as well as to my golf program. Your professionalism, patience, expertise, kindness and value set the standard for the industry. It would be unthinkable to put together one of these trips without your help.

    Please be assured that we had a wonderful time in Scotland last week. The weather, course and hotels were all terrific. John Bryan was once again the ultimate ambassador for both Scotland and Celtic Golf. His attention to detail, advice and sense of humor added so much (as it did in 2009). Needless to say, when we are in Scotland we want him with us. Of course Joe Dwyer was invaluable in seeing to every detail for us before we left. I sent him a separate thank you.

    And what a joy to finally meet you both and have a chance to thank you in person for all you have done for me and the families in the Darien High School Golf Team.

    Tom O’Donnell - Darien High School Golf Coach

  • Our trip to Scotland was amazing

    I wanted to write back to let you know our trip last week to Scotland was amazing. Everyone in my group had the time of their life. The golf, the pubs, the country were all top notch. We even had the pleasure of hitting the Old Course ballot on the 1st day. We were very lucky about the weather, too, while we were there. It only rained the day we played Carnoustie, but, fortunately, the wind wasn’t there, so the wetness was not a big deal.

    When you sent your last email stating that John Bryan was your #1 driver in Scotland, I was thinking you probably say that about all your drivers. Well, I was completely wrong about that one. John couldn’t have been a better driver, tour guide, and friend. He made us feel so comfortable and relaxed while we were there for the week. I couldn’t have asked for a better guy. All of his recommendations on restaurants and pubs were right on. You are very lucky to have such a wonderful person who is very passionate about his job.

    Lastly, I want to thank you again for putting together such a wonderful trip. My friends and I really hope that one day we will get to head back and play some of the other courses that we missed out on. I appreciate all that you did for me to make my 40th birthday trip a memorable one.

    Dave Wildes | California

  • Beautiful memories

    Some great feedback from members of Philadelphia Cricket Club after their recent trip to Scotland, organised by Celtic Golf:

    Jim, Reed and Ladies,

    I, too, would like to say thank you! Jim, you did a great job once again organizing a wonderful trip. (Thanks to Joe at Celtic Golf, too!) All of the courses were fabulous and how lucky were we with our weather? It was a great trip and I feel like I am coming home with new friendships and lots of new girlfriends to play golf with. Many thanks to you all for putting up with my whining about my back and helping me out along the way! I look forward to seeing you all again soon! Best,Jill

    Ditto. Scotland was a terrific trip. Jim, thanks so much for the planning. Jim and Joe, thumbs up for our weather! (We heard it hailed and there was sideways wind at Castle Stuart on Saturday.) Karen and Jill, dinner planning was wonderful. Here’s to showing the world about ladies’ golf trips! Wendi

    Very little to add that hasn’t been said. Special thanks to Jim and Reed for all of their work and patience. Ditto the rest of the sentiments and I am especially pleased to know more about those of you with whom I already had relationships and to start learning about those with whom I did not. As. promised. I am going to host a Potluck get together for all in the early fall. Date to follow soon, Hope to play many rounds of golf prior to that. Susan

    I thought about all of you at 2:00 am this morning when my body naturally awoke! With no amazing golf planned for the day, nor a delicious Scottish breakfast waiting for me, and more importantly, the absence of my 15 new friends to share my day with, I went back to sleep, forcing my body to adjust to Philly time! I cannot thank all of you enough for a truly astounding trip, one I will treasure for a lifetime. Beautiful memories for sure! I look forward to enjoying y’alls company again very soon. Cheers to our outstanding PCC Golf program led by Jim Smith, Reed Lansinger, and our own Bossy Pants Jill Kyle! As well as, to Joe and Bryan with Celtic Golf for taking good care of us! Best, Kathy :)

    Philadelphia Cricket Club

  • we could not be more pleased

    I just completed a fourteen day trip in Scotland put together for twelve of us by Joe Dwyer and we could not be more pleased. All the accommodations were perfect and as we expected and the golf arrangements were as ordered. John Bryan made the trip even better with his banter and his superb helpfulness, all day, everyday. I am two for two with Quinlan’s (Celtic Golf) and couldn’t be happier. When I was with the University of Washington golf team in Ireland with Brendan and Johnny. Brendan helped a buddy and I to stay on for 3 more days and get another 5 rounds in. Because of his expertise and Quinlan’s (Celtic Golf) fine job I contacted Brendan about a year ago to help put together a Scotland trip and was referred to Joe. I could tell from day one that he was going to make this happen for us. I laid out our golf course goals, living arrangement needs and Joe did a fabulous job putting a stunning itinerary together. Even when we had to made a mid trip correction it was pulled off without a hitch. I know you’ve been in business a long time and know what you’re doing but may I congratulate you on your great staff, here in the US and your reps driving the coaches in Ireland and Scotland. I hope these economic times are not too hard on you. I’m trying at this very minute to recommend Quinlan’s (Celtic Golf) to anyone who’s headed to Ireland or Scotland. I’m sure we’ll be doing business again as well. If you ever need an endorsement or testimonial, I’m your guy. All the best to you and Quinlan’s (Celtic Golf).

    Rick Keating

  • it was the trip of a lifetime

    I just wish to extend my personal thanks to the Quinlans for providing my family and myself the most wonderful experience at this year’s British Open in Scotland. My nephews, my niece and I could not recommend Celtic Golf any more highly. From the accommodations, to the personal services, to their warm hosting skills, to the Quinlan’s sincerity, it was the trip of a lifetime. I would encourage any lover of golf to avail themselves of the Quinlan’s services and we look forward to using their wonderful services at future British Opens. The Quinlans are first class hosts and even more importantly five star people. Thank you for the wonderful time at this year’s Open.

    Bill Dunsmore Family

  • A life changing experience

    Penn State Women’s Golf Team

  • top notch experience

    August 2014

    Thank you for your hard work. Our driver was a fantastic guy and a wonderful host. We had a little bad luck with the weather (50 mph+ wind gusts at Old Head) but also had some really good days. Can’t say much for the scores, but the experience was top notch.

    Thanks again J

    Clarke Story, P.E. MAS HVAC

  • wonderful day

    Hello Jerry, Just wanted to say thank you for all the golfers you have sent to us here over many years. It is very much appreciated. One recent group – Philadelphia Cricket Club, had a wonderful day on 17 August and we had great positive feedback from them. Their group leader was Jim Smith Jr. PGA Director of Golf and he was pleased with the photo we took of the group which you can see attached. You may remember me from our meeting at Mount Falcon last year.

    Albie O’Connor, Hon Secretary, Enniscrone Golf Club

  • real pros

    Just a short note of thanks for setting up such an amazing trip for our group.

    As I texted the group on my return Friday, Never has walking over 120 miles and losing over 45 golf balls been so fun! You and your group are real pros.

    Steve Denison, Roundhill Capital LLC

  • We had a terrific time!

    We had a terrific time! Our group of 8 thoroughly enjoyed themselves and just absolutely loved the courses we played. We want you both to know how much we appreciate the time and effort you put into making our trip such a great success. The itinerary you put together was fantastic, as were all the accommodations. I most certainly will recommend Celtic Golf to anyone I know who is considering a golf trip! I can’t wait until our next excursion! Thanks again.

    Jim Smith | Pennsylvania

  • another fantastic trip to Ireland

    Thanks again for planning another fantastic trip to Ireland. I know there were a few unexpected requests and we learned a lot from that (it will never happen again). The first timers appeared to have all the fun they could stand and everyone without question is already asking about the next trip. You will hear from me in 2014 as we look to plan another trip to the Southwest for sixteen golfers. Have a great summer and we will talk soon.

    Paul Coalson

  • Really enjoyed the trip

    October 2014

    Jerry – quick email to say thank you for a great trip. I am the tall golfer from Manchester NH…. Really enjoyed the trip, and will be in touch about a trip in 2016 for my 50th!

    Cheers!

    David Larrivee, Principal Consultant, HUB International New England

  • wonderful week

    Ireland – August 2013

    I just wanted to thank you once again for the wonderful week you and your staff put on for the SFPGA. After all the years of telephone and emails, it was a pleasure to finally meet you both in person. I look forward to reaching out to you again when FLCC goes across the pond on a future trip.

    Mark VanDyck, PGA Director of Golf, Vice President, South Florida Section PGA, Fort Lauderdale Country Club

  • unforgettable trip

    Josephine,

    After a long day of travel from MAN to LHR and then LHR direct to MIA yesterday, as well as a good night’s rest, I’m now catching up on emails, work, etc.

    Before I do, I just wanted to thank you so very much for making our trip one of the most unforgettable in recent history. EVERYTHING, and I repeat, EVERYTHING was fantastic. The group loved the Vincent Hotel and all the courses. Our first and last night dinners at the hotel and Warehouse restaurant were special nights as well. The guys are already asking where are we going next year. Perhaps Northern Ireland or London? Who knows :)

    More importantly, I want to personally thank you for your diligence and promptness to all my requests and calls during the week. You are truly wonderful to work with and I can tell you that I will be talking to Geoff Lofstead tomorrow about mirroring this fantastic trip for a future Section Pro-Am (hopefully soon). Can’t wait to work with you again on our next FLCC club trip!

    By the way, can you get me the email address to Angela (motorcoach service you used)? She and our driver Tony were the best and I want to send them a thank you as well.

    Mark VanDyck, PGA Director of Golf Vice President, South Florida Section PGA Fort Lauderdale Country Club

  • couldn’t have been better

    Scotland – British Open 2013.

    Getting re-acclimated finally and just wanted to send you a quick note of thanks–the Open trip and London were fabulous. As always it was up to the Celtic Golf standards of excellence. Accommodations, transportation, arrangements, people, etc. couldn’t have been better. Thanks to you and your team! Hope the rest of the year goes well, enjoy Killarney (we miss it), and hope to see you over there next year.

    Tom & Kathy Flynn

  • Friendly and professional

    Having just returned from our pilgrimage to Ireland and Scotland, Anna and I would like to thank you most sincerely for having arranged this truly wondrous golfing trip for us. The flawless planning and execution thereof was remarkable, and even the weather with one or two exceptions, was really surprisingly benign. Accommodations were generally excellent. The Killarney Park Hotel was most comfortable and pleasant – excellent cuisine and staff. As far as the golf courses were concerned, the selections you made were unbeatable. We were very graciously received at every clubhouse, and we were most pleasantly surprised by the quality of the visitors’ locker rooms! The starters everywhere were friendly and professional, as were the caddies. Doonbeg was a total delight, and we loved the tranquility of the bucolic countryside with the cows adjoining the fairways – to say nothing of the greenskeeper’s sheepdog who scours the gorse for lost balls and deposits them on the fairway for his master. Doonbeg was, in every way, quite extraordinary – a totally satisfying, comfortable, and beautifully run complex. On our last day golfing, we were paired with two Greek gentlemen from Cyprus who were non-golfers until two years ago, when one of them built a golf resort on that island and they decided it might be well for them to learn something about the sport, and hence their visit to Scotland. Honestly, we had a ball throughout our trip and once again thank you and your associates for this splendid outing. We have already praised your organization to a number of our golfing pals.

    Bill & Anna Mann | Florida

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