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:
Greg - THANK YOU! The trip could not be going any better. You’ve outdone yourself expertly managing all the details. The guys are grateful and appreciative.
Jerry, Josephine and Greg
I’m not sure how to put all of this into words but I will try……
I’ll start with Thank You from the bottom of my heart for a trip I will remember for the rest of my life! We were blown away with simply everything about it. Having taken many of these with my members, it was the most fun to share everything with you all. WOW is a start! We thoroughly enjoyed being with you each and every night and as Josephine said …..to be part of your Family.
I will also make the statement having spent time with Greg…….it certainly appears you will be in good hands going forward! Greg “ get’s it “ and has so many of the family friendly traits that you both have as you’ve forged your relationships these past 30 years.
I will end this rambling with the same way I started……Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You’ll never know how much we will treasure these memories.
Dick and Joanne
Dear Celtic Golf (Jerry Quinlan and Tracey Fox),
How can we thank you enough for helping the four of us experience the golf trip of our lifetime. We could not have asked for better treatment. What joy it was working with you Tracey. You listened, advised and planned every detail, helping to make this trip so special. All the hotels were top notch and perfectly situated. The best golfing trip by far! EXCELLENT, Outstanding. Whether you’re standing on the cliffs of Old Head or Hogs Head, the shores of Ballybunion, Dooks, Doonbeg, Waterville, or Tralee, it is absolutely breathtaking. Ireland is softly burning a hole in my heart and soul. What a wonderful feeling! I drew a line through my bucket list. The golfing is great, the caddies are terrific, food is delicious, people are friendly, accommodations are truly Ireland, and the pints are cold. Celtic Golf and Jerry Quinlan are just what the doctor ordered...hopefully real soon beginning the planning for another Ireland adventure.
The Cochran Group (Ron Bartlett, Bob Lentz, Kurt Shader, Barry Cochran).
Well, another great Celtic Golf Ireland trip in the books for the Flynns.
Thanks to you and Jerry for putting it together. We had a great time as did those on the trip who joined us for the first time-they loved it. It was good to see Johnny again and spend time with him. Always a treat. The room at the Killarney Park was magnificent-thanks for arranging that. Can't wait for our next trip.
Tom and Kathy
Please accept sincere thanks from my son, Andy, and me for a most wonderful trip to Ireland. Our combination of attending The Open followed by a customized trip to play golf in Kerry was planned beautifully and came off without a hitch. We experienced every kind of weather imaginable and had an absolutely fantastic time!
Thanks, too, to Jerry and Greg for their dining recommendations in Killarney… spot on!
Wishing each of you the very best,
Good Morning Jerry,
Steve and I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful trip to Ireland. All of the hotels were wonderful, the boys said the golf courses were fabulous and your suggestions for things to do and restaurants were perfect.
...We are forever changed from our 2 weeks in Ireland and we cannot wait to go back! Thank you so much for arranging such a great trip.
Jeanette and Steve
Just wanted to thank you for setting up our trip to Ireland. Everything was spectacular and we loved the trip. Our driver, John Murphy, made everything so much better and was absolutely fantastic. Thanks again, and we will be reaching out again. Cant wait to go back!
On behalf of my brother and my friend, I would like to thank you for your part in making our experience at this years Open a very memorable one. All the particulars related to this trip were well thought out and executed by you, Hugh and Mr. Quinlan. Should another golf or golf related excursion come up, I/we will not hesitate to look to Celtic Golf for our accommodations.
PS Also, our limo driver, Collum was as classy as the car he picked us up in.
…I wanted to thank you for your efforts, patience, and expertise in putting together the Wuertz trip at the end of May to Dublin/Belfast. I was part of the original trip in 2002 – unable to return with them in 2012 for the Notre Dame/Navy game. It was a very special return (2 of the guys I hadn’t seen since 2002!). Everything was splendid (even enjoyed the mats!!!!). Will be watching the Open this week with great interest.
Lastly, I wanted to send a note to Dave Stephens, our driver … He was simply awesome.
Just a quick note to thank you for putting together a great trip for my family and friends. Everything was perfect and only wish we could do it a couple of times a year. Our driver Allen was super and felt like family when we departed. Both hotels were fabulous from the rooms to the service, great trip and memories, also the book was a great read before the trip. We added Elie and that was a treat, and 3 of the 4 players in our group that hadn't played the Old Course did get on so that was nice. Again thanks and hopefully we reach out to you again for another trip in the future
I want to let you know that we had a GREAT time in Scotland. Additionally, I want to thank you for all of your efforts in the planning/arranging of our trip. The logistics of 12 people and multiple hotels/rooms and various golf courses were executed seamlessly and that did not happen by chance; your efforts and diligence are responsible for making our family vacation a roaring success! Of course, John Bryan was fantastic as our driver/tour guide/historian/philosopher/grandfather figure/comedian, etc. John came with high billing from many of my golfing buddies and he exceeded their praise.
My family has previously booked two vacations with Celtic Golf and we will certainly be booking another in the near future!
Again, thank you for ensuring our vacation was a success
Re: Exceptional Customer Service = a Unique and Memorable Vacation!
Dear Jerry and Josephine Quinlan,
Please accept this letter and share it with the appropriate individual(s) in recognition of the exceptional customer service and quality of work that Greg O'Mahony, Travel Coordinator provided to us.
Greg organized and planned a nine day visit to Ireland for my husband and I who are not golfers. Greg’s planning and timing was impeccable. Prior to suggesting a trip itinerary Greg spoke with me on several occasions and through these conversations he openly shared his knowledge but most importantly he listened and heard the things that my husband and I enjoy doing on vacation. He was flexible and willing to change the itinerary based on our preferences. As a result we had a terrific and stress free vacation to Ireland that was indeed unique and memorable.
Greg attended to the details, suggested points of interest and places to eat. He checked all of the boxes that you advertise on your web site – he arranged superior accommodations, coordinated the rental and handled all of the fees for hotels, taxes etc. We feel fortunate to have benefited from Greg’s expertise, information and experience.
It was our sincere pleasure to have been acquainted and associated with Greg and Celtic Golf! Greg is a quintessential employee who epitomizes, as you advertise, “a passion for creating memorable vacations to Ireland!”
Good morning Josephine, I just want to let you know we are having a wonderful time and your Company is great. Thank you very much.
Greg – Just returned yesterday from our trip to Scotland, with a detour to Malta, and cannot thank you enough for the excellent arrangements which you made for us. All went very smoothly from start to finish and we were blessed with excellent weather on each of our golfing days. Enjoyed our nights at the Chester Hotel in Aberdeen. Your arrangements at the Dakota in Queensferry worked extremely well with the golf gear storage while we were in Malta.
All in all an excellent trip and we would not hesitate to use you again and recommend Celtic Golf to others.
Burry and Karen
MAY, 2019Hi Tracey,What an amazing trip! You did such a wonderful job setting EVERYTHING up:John Clifford - He made our trip really special: from the minute we got on the coach: The local/national history, suggestions on where to eat: from our 1st lunch at Moran’s on the Weir, suggesting eating at Pubs, dining, passing sites (extra special locations to stop at for a photo op), castles, stone fences, livestock, unbelievable scenery, the right souvenir shops, making sure everything was perfect when we got to the courses - from getting there at the perfect time, to checking in the pro shop, checking on the caddies - boy were they a trip! - I don’t know how you and John did it , but all 3 were perfect! - Their accents, quips, suggestions, humor and course knowledge. For FUN!You set up our tour(Trip) perfect: Destinations, coordinating day to day activities, the accommodations (all were 1st Class!) - boy did we feel privileged. The courses were the perfect introduction to Irish Links golf. - Thank you.Boy, did we ever luck out on the weather!All of your suggestions from our questions were very helpful.Please give Jerry and Jo Quinlan our best. Thank him for Tom Coynes’ book, “A Course Called Scotland”. (I am half way through).I need to tell him you and John deserve a raise! (I bet you hand picked John especially for us - I understand you have known him for 25 years!). John is such a good story teller. James was also wonderful. - we had him for The Ring of Kerry - wow!I think I over used exclamation points!!!Slainte!Sincerely yours,Mike and Sandy Clayton
Great trip, everything top class from the driver to our coach and all the hotels and golf courses we played.
We also dined in some great restaurants, especially Kinsale.
The weather was fantastic - we just got 30 mins of light rain on our last day at the O’Meara course.
Off the parkland courses The O’Meara was rated the best.
For true links the European Club was rated the best.
You can’t surpass the Old Head for its stunning location.
In 1995 we started our first tournament with Jerry so 20 /20 is going to be our 25th anniversary .
I want to plan something special for that event, will talk in the new year and see what we can come up with .
Thanks again for all the effort you put into this, as always top class service from Celtic Golf .
This was one of the most awesome times I enjoyed with a group of Sportsmen.
I could not have imagined it being so much fun, something I will never forget.
Attached are some of the photos that were taken at the Entry to Old Head and the first holes of a couple courses,
Thank you all so very much.
We just got back from our trip to Scotland and we all had an unbelievable time. Thank you so much for the work you and your staff did helping plan out our trip, all the details helped. Everything went as good as we could have asked from our rental car, hotel accommodations, and tee times. We were met as we walked through customs by Graham (very helpful) and he walked us out to our car, and gave us all the information that we needed to know. From there we navigated our way around Scotland anxious for our next tee time. I attached a picture of our group in St. Andrews. This was truly a golf trip of a lifetime and I wanted to let you know we couldn’t have done it without Celtic Golf.
Andy Bang, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Austin Country Club
Thank you so much for organizing our trip to Scotland! Everything was so easy and organized.
Our driver Brian was fantastic. He really made the trip extra special for the group.
The accommodations were great.
The courses were also great, along with the caddies at each club.
I’m already looking forward to the next trip!
I just wanted to thank you and the Celtic Golf group personally for all of your wonderful arrangements for the recent Bass Rocks Golf Club trip. We so enjoyed the golf as well as the socializing, and the opportunity to see an absolutely beautiful environment.
As an intermediate golfer, I had a great time on all the courses, but particularly enjoyed Scotscraig and Kingsbarns. The former was by far the most relaxing for me, and the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome, with friendly attention and welcome packages. And Kingsbarns was simply drop-dead gorgeous - golf performance definitely took a second priority on this course! Having never had caddies, this advantage was a pleasure and made walking the long courses enjoyable.
John Bryan was an amazing tour guide, always helpful and always cheery, and a wealth of information which we put to good use as we walked and dined around St. Andrews. Thank goodness for him!!
And the Fairmont was lovely lodging. The two group meals there were delicious, and the staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful.
Thank you for all of your expertise!
Ann Jo Jackson
We are on our flight back from an absolutely fabulous, once in a lifetime trip to golf haven! It was truly awesome!!
David Lyttle, our driver was beyond amazing. He took care of us from the moment we arrived to our farewell hugs at the Radisson airport hotel.
He truly went out of his way to make our trip that much more fun & enjoyable.
We started at the Guinness Factory (the only way to begin ones visit to Ireland), then back to hotel to wash & change for golf. He made dinner reservations, spa massages appointments,took us to places, like Malahide, made transportation arrangements to RCD & was our professional photographer & a caddy as well!
He couldn’t have been more personable, gracious & professional.
Our accommodations were perfect & of course the golf was beyond!
We are exhausted & broken but so happy!
Thank you again for planning for us a golf experience we will never forget & we have the photos to prove it !!
All the best, Cathy, Lynda, Val & Jill
Thank you again for a wonderful week in Killarney! My guys, as well as the entire group, had a blast!
A very, very special thank you again to Greg for going the extra mile and getting our clubs at SNN the next day. My guys were truly appreciative!
Mark VanDyck, PGA Director of Golf
Honorary President, South Florida Section PGA
Jerry and Josephine,
I want to thank you on behalf of my team for the amazing trip to Ireland. You make everything so easy and enjoyable for us.
We loved the country, golf courses and the food all week long.
I hope to see the two of you soon.
PGA Director of Golf
Jerry, Josephine, and Greg,
I want to give a big Thank You for all you did to make our trip to Ireland a huge success. As usual, you guys did another exceptional job planning, organizing, and keeping us all straight. Everything from A through Z was exceptional. I know I speak for everyone on my team when I say it was a wonderful week and thank you for all you did. I know we’ll be seeing you again soon.
Director of Golf
The Old Collier Golf Club
Just wanted you to know what a great job you folks did as always.
Great seeing both of you. I remember it was at Tralee where I met you both many years ago.
Chip Van Meter
We just returned from our trip and wanted to thank you again for providing such great experiences for my family/friends. Joe and Greg were very helpful partners to me during the process of putting the trip together. Was my 6th trip with Celtic Golf and each time seems to get better! I can't imagine the weather ever being nicer over an 8 day period and our driver Con O'Leary was tremendous. We've had nothing but excellent drivers and Con is right up at the top of the list, just a very nice man with a great passion and knowledge for Ireland. As usual a first class trip all the way. Hope you enjoy the rest of the summer.
Just a quick note of thanks to you and Jerry for organizing our amazing journey to Ireland last week with the Nancy Lopez group.
The ease with which you handle everything is remarkable.
I wish you both a happy and healthy year ahead and I am positive I will see you again soon.
Alicia D. Hurley, Ph.D.
Our trip was fantastic. You did a great job, thank you.
My whole experience of booking, working and traveling with you has been excellent. I gladly will be telling my friends and colleagues to book their next trip with Celtic Golf as the best golf tour operator for Ireland!
Just landing back in New York now - thanks again!
A selection of kind words from happy clients on the Nancy Lopez Golf Adventures Ireland Trip, May 27th to June 3rd, 2018.
Josephine and Jerry,
Absolutely an unforgettable experience. So many wonderful memories were made. Just know that only smiles, giggles, and tons of laughter filled the air and being in your hometown made it so much more special…
Will stay in touch.
Many hugs, Linda (Linda S. Davis)
Thank you for all your wonderful orchestration of this Ireland excursion and our upcoming St. Andrews trip .... and all you did to get us great deals! You guys are truly the best - Looking forward to more excursions! I really want to come back to Killarney!
What a beautiful place. We will definitely be back!
Sláinte! And hopefully we will see you again soon!
Suzanne & Ron
We are just finishing up our round at Portmarnock thus, tomorrow we will be traveling home. We had a wonderful time and the weather cooperated. Peter was wonderful and a true gentleman and any group would be fortunate to have him as a driver.
Many thanks for all the help and direction.
Another fantastic trip thanks to Celtic Golf and Johnny. 41 more happy customers. That is saying a lot! And thanks for suggesting Dingle. As you remember I was hesitant to play there. What a mistake I would have made. Thanks again. - Pete
Peter Gyscek, PGA
Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach
Washington and Lee University
I'm sure you get this all the time, but I wanted to let you know that my threesome (dad and brother) had an unbelievable time during our Dublin/Portrush trip at the end of the September and early October. The weather was 'mild' for the time of year, but we did get our share of wind and rain (which I was hoping for a little bit). The golf courses were beyond expectation. The accommodations were fabulous and we took full advantage of the Irish breakfast each morning.
You went above and beyond by customizing our trip with a rental car and single/double room hotel stays and were able to adjust the total cost of the trip for us.
We wouldn't have been able to do it without you and I just wanted to say... THANK YOU! I've included a few of our photos of the trip as well.
Hopefully we have another trip in our foreseeable future... this time Scotland. We'll be in touch.
Thanks Tracey and Jerry for a great trip. My guys had a blast. Appreciate everything!
PGA Teaching Professional
The Minikahda Club
Great thanks to you regarding the fabulous time we had in Ireland with the Hound Ears group! This poem [by group member Jimmy Epperson] sums it up. Everything was perfect, the arrangements, the golf, the accommodations, everything! It couldn’t have been better. The highlight was Johnny! What a gentleman, what a driver, what a historian, what an individual. He is absolutely awesome! I would give anything to arrange another trip with you in the future, maybe try Scotland. Can’t thank you enough!
Ode To Ireland.
Into Ireland, golf warriors we came,
Golf courses ahead, four to tame,
With skills ranging from great to lame,
And no one else, but us to blame.
We tackled the courses of the Emerald Isle,
Where the weather can be very wild,
The golf God of Old Head smiled,
As we crawled off the course, like a child.
Then, there was the caddy mean Mike,
Who all of us made an attempt to like,
But by the end of our 18 hole hike,
Jack wanted to run him through, with a spike!
We played with people we had hardly met,
And now have friends we’ll never forget.
We’ll play with them for many years,
Thanks to the Community of Hound Ears.
September 15, 2017
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for all you did to make our Ireland trip so enjoyable. Everything was first class and well organized. The staff at our hotels were incredibly helpful and accommodating while the staff at the golf courses made us feel at home.
Celtic Golf has quite the reputation!
Finally, a mention of Maurice McSweeney. What a wonderful man! Easy going, efficient, knowledgeable and helpful. There was nothing we could have asked that he would not have delivered on. He was a delight!
We've already talked about our next Ireland sojourn.
Best to you and Jerry! And thanks again.
I just returned from Ireland and, as usual, the trip you guys organized went great! Everyone had a wonderful time and I’m very appreciative of your efforts, especially the upgraded suite at the Conrad (sick!)! The guys just loved everything about the adventure and it would not happen without you and Jerry – many thanks for a job well-done!
Jim Smith Jr.
PGA Director of Golf
The Philadelphia Cricket Club
Joe, I just wanted to write and say thanks for organizing such a terrific trip to Scotland! The golf was unreal, the accommodations were superb and Jon our driver was a delightful companion and adviser. And, to top it off, the weather was fine too!
Thanks for your immense help. The fellas have indicated the desire for a possible trip in 2019 to Northern Scotland to include Royal Dornoch, Cruden Bay and others. I will be in touch down the road.
Mark and I just wanted to let you know what a great trip you put together for us. All the hotels and locations were great! The included breakfasts would hold us over until 2pm! Mark was so happy to be able to play the courses he wanted, and everything on our trip went off without a single hitch. Our driver, Dermot, was a wealth of knowledge on the history of Ireland, plus a great driver! We were so glad that we didn't drive a rental, we would never have seen all that we did in those 8 days. We will be in touch for our next trip to Northern Ireland, we hope sooner than later. Thanks again!
Kim and Mark Bellard
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.
Hey Jerry -
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!
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!!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
Mark VanDyck, PGA Director of Golf, SFPGA
Our Ireland trip was perfect. No rain, good weather, well organized. Johnny was icing on the cake. We look forward to next time.
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,
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
Thank you very much for putting together the trip of a lifetime. Everything from start to finish has been a true pleasure.
John Snellman Jr.
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!
You did it again!!!!! FABULOUS TOUR OPERATOR! They really loved their tour guide.
You are NUMBER ONE for IRELAND! You’re the BEST!!!
Traveler’s Choice, Inc
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Travis McCubbin, PGA/CMAA
The Club at Old Hawthorne
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
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!
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!
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.
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 …
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.
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.
July 2015 - 144th Open Championship, St Andrews
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.
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,
We’ve just returned from our 5 rounds in Ireland and all the arrangements you set up worked perfectly. Thanks from the entire foursome.
PS: if you need recommendations anytime or anywhere, let us know. You get an A++ from us.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Another trip in the books and it went GREAT! How’s this:
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.
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.
Had a great time. Driver was great, good hotels, golf wonderful. Good work.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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