Just a final report to say that we are all safely back in the States. The trip was really quite fantastic and gave us all a good sampling of the best Ireland and Irish golf have to offer. We played Doonbeg in a constant 40 mph wind, which was quite challenging, but overall, the weather was quite good by normal Irish standards; in fact, we are all a bit sunburned. And despite huge meals and a good amount of Guinness, I (for one) came back 5 lbs. lighter.
Paddy our driver guide remained wonderful and accommodating to the end. He’s a gem.
Again, thanks for everything. I hope to have the opportunity to send some more business your way — and will personally recommend including Dooks in the itinerary.Mike Kershow, MD, USA, 2013
Fantastic golf trip. Weather was great with no rain for the week – a small miracle. Thanks to you and your team, from our group of 4, for a spectacular week of golf in Ireland. The caddies and forecaddies were a great suggestion and had wonderful stories and excellent humor that enhanced the overall experience. We learned a lot about links golf from each of them. The Renault mini-bus was also ideal. Pass on my thanks to Eamonn for helping us get lodging in Killarney at short notice and late at night. I grew up in Ireland and this was my first experience as a “tourist” – I was so impressed and very proud to be an Irishman showing my American friends a magnificent part of the world. I have recommended you to several of my golfing circle since my return.Frank Thornton, WI, USA, 2013
We have just returned home, and your GPS was put in the mail this morning at the Dublin airport. Our trip went very well, and we thank you for your assistance. We had a wonderful time, enjoyed all the courses we played, and the hotel accommodations were entirely suitable throughout our trip. Please convey our appreciation to all at GVI who worked on our arrangements.
Best regards,Larry Illion, NJ, USA, 2013
reporting on our trip – it was flawless. All arrangements you made for us were honored as planned. Our driver, Danny O’Sullivan, did a wonderful job getting us to our golf courses and hotels, and giving us a little education and history about each area that we visited.Chuck Smiley, KS, USA, 2013
I will certainly recommend your company to anyone who inquires about Ireland (or Scotland) golf trips.
Many thanks for your help.
We want you to know what a fantastic vacation you created for us. Everything about your tour was wonderful from the selection of hotels, golf courses, the route planning, the food choices, and a great itinerary. Ireland is absolutely lovely.
Thank you so much.Bob and Marie Benevides, USA, 2010
Tom Ayley, Canada, 2010
OK….you are better than very good…you are great.
Season’s Lodge is excellent. Very nice hospitality. We spent Monday at Carne and had a great game in 3 hours. A perfect day for golf – sunshine, and little breeze.Tuesday was fabulous at Enniscrone GC – little wind and lots of sunshine. Went to the end of Achill Island which was a great drive. A large day. Really nice and interesting course – so pleased we booked it twice. We had dinner in Ballina which was pretty good too. Today we played early at Enniscrone before the weather closed in. There was more wind than the day before, but very pleasant. Golf club is a great place for lunch. Had dinner in Enniscrone, at Ait Eile, at Gilroy’s. Excellent. We’re off to Connemara/Clifden tomorrow. The four days here is just about right.
Thanks for all your help, and great choices.
Greg Gruzdowich, USA, 2010
Thanks for coordinating our trip to Ireland. Traveling with two teenagers can be difficult, but everyone in the family had a great time exploring the northwest of Ireland. From the superb golf courses to galloping on the beaches (my wife and daughter rode 3 times in Enniscrone, Ballina, and Westport), we had a wonderful family trip.
We will definitely be back for another trip!
Tony Kiraly, Canada, 2010
We made it back alive from what both of us thought was a fabulous trip. We were very lucky with the weather, only rained 4 days out of the 18 – and it was only showers, not round stoppers. There were several days when the wind was probably 40 mph, which made hitting the ball very interesting but was great fun. We enjoyed the absolute stunning beauty of Old Head, which was very similar in many ways to Kauri Cliffs. We also enjoyed the almost 2500 km of beautiful Irish scenery we saw on the road. We squeezed in Dingle on the one free Sunday we had and played Portmarnock on the Thursday we had open prior to our departure. No complaints to note, although it was a little difficult using the GPS without the windshield mount. Also, I doubt anyone will follow our busy agenda (many of the Irish we talked to were in awe), but now having made the trip and seeing how large Tralee was (even had a McDonalds!), we think we could have stayed there for four nights (vice Ballybunion and Killarney) and covered Ballybunion(s), Tralee, and even Waterville and still been able to see Killarney and the environs. It would have been fairly easy for us to make the drives to/from the courses and being in one place for that period would have been a blessing. But that is a minor observation made in hindsight now that we are experts on Ireland.
Again, kudos to you and your staff for arranging an absolutely super trip. John and I are probably going to look at Scotland next summer because this trip went so smoothly and will certainly keep you in mind, we will definitely recommend you to any of our friends who ask us about setting up a trip to Ireland.
Debbie Taylor, USA, 2010
Just wanted to say thanks so much for helping me with the Lane’s trip to Ireland. They had a wonderful time and high praises to you and your staff.
I will be sure and recommend your company for future travel.
David McCormick, USA, 2010
Hope all finds you well. We had a wonderful time in Ireland and miss it very much.The group has been talking and we were wondering do you plan golf for Scotland?