From the very first time I spoke to John I knew he really wanted to help me put together a trip of a lifetime for my Father. John accomplished that with flying colors!! I cannot say enough good things about John and his ability to manage every little detail with care and precision. Even when we returned to the States he has been very helpful trying to work out a solution for an issue we had at the hotel that was none of John’s doing. From start to finish it was a first class trip and a first class experience working with John!!It’s now time to start working with John on next summer’s golf vacation.
Excellent experience- John Burke was very easy to work with in setting this trip up. The trip vouchers were well organized and readily available online. I appreciate the way he worked to give us what we really wanted and not to push us into anything that we were not interested in. We’ll be going back to Scotland and Ireland for golf one more time each and would hope to work with your group again.John-Thank you for helping set up a ‘once in a lifetime’ golf trip for me and my three best friends.
Hi John, just wanted to thank you again for putting together another amazing trip to Ireland. The courses and accomodations were, as usual, fantastic.If you ever need a reference you know how to get in touch with us. Tim and Dana Rotter
Dear John, The trip was great!! Irish golf courses are very different than we are used to, took a couple of rounds to get the hang of things. I was most pleased with the way everything went. We are talking about going to Scotland in 2010 and will not heistate to contact you again. I will recommend you to all my golfing buddies who are planning a trip across the pond. Thanks for all your help in making our trip so enjoyable.
Dear John,Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you did to make our FIRST trip to Ireland so special and memorable. We will be forever grateful for your assistance, suggestions, expertise, and many kindnesses in helping us plan and execute this trip.I hope we can stay in touch periodically as we think of ideas for our next trip to Ireland, England and/or Scotland!
Kelly & Jack Hardy
Dear John, Thank you for putting together an outstanding trip for my group of friends. You did a good job of coordinating everybody and making everyone feel comfortable going into the trip. We had a great time from start to finish. Their were no snags throughout the week, everything went smoothly. All the golf courses and lodging exceeded our expectations. Beyond that Eddie (our driver) was a good sport and alot of fun. He put up with all of our nonsense and got us to our destinations on time everyday. I will recommend your company to others and hope to utilize On-line Golf Travel again in the future.
Dear John, Thank you very much indeed for all you did to make this trip what it was. It seems that you have nailed every aspect of this business except for your relationship with the weather Gods. You should try to improve on this.
Otherwise, Alan and I thought the trip was the best ever ( despite your poor relationship with the weather man), and we cannot thank you enough for all your professionalism.
The Moy House and the Killeen Guest House are without doubt world class in what they offer and the hospitality in both places was beyond our wildest expectations. We shall definitely be back and will be using your services exclusively,
Thank you so much once again.
As Yanks are known the world over for an insistence on getting to the bottom line, here it is up front ??” Without fail, we all had a lovely time in Ireland. Your work on our behalf was received with rave reviews and (almost) outright applause. Thank you. THANK YOU. I’ll try not to bore you with details, but I feel like relating some of the impressions.
Upon arriving, a bit late, at Shannon, we were greeted by Joe O’Leary with a smile a firm handshake and were made to feel welcome immediately. As we had to wait for the other half of the crew to show up on an Aer Lingus flight, which was a bit later even than ours, we were walked to the bus to load our luggage. On the ride to Killarney, Joe commented on the scenery and was generally a bon vivant and excellent host. Through our tour, he kept us on time, handled all our luggage and clubs, and even shopped for emergency supplies, while we were busy on the various golf courses. The women were treated to entertainment and sightseeing and shopping while the fellows were practicing the manly art of golf. Joe was one of the many, and perhaps nicest lovely surprise you arranged for us.
The accommodations at Fairview were wonderful. The staff treated us very nicely, and the rooms and meals were top notch. The lovely and talented Patricia was the highlight of my visit to the Fairview. She was extremely nice and helpful to us. One morning she arranged to have the breakfast started earlier than normal, as we had an earlier start to the course that day. And on our departure she arranged to have some cold breakfast packed for us to take on the bus. The location was perfect. As I was told on the phone, although they don’t have a bar, we could literally stumble out the front door and hit two different pubs, which we did of course.
The Golf was superb. I love Waterville, and I think I could play there all year and not get tired of it. To varying degrees, all the golfers liked or loved Waterville. Dooks was at the bottom of most players’ list of favourites’, but I think that was mainly because the others were so good, rather than any fault of Dooks. Killeen Course was in better shape than the last time I played it, and the improvements make it a much nicer course. Ballybunion is superb, of course. Then there is Old Head. Let me recap some comments: Who in this right mind would have thought to build a golf course out there?; Every hole looks like one of those fantasy golf courses with impossible holes reachable only by helicopter; Are you kidding me?; Look at that! It was wild, beautiful, challenging, incredible golf. I can’t wait to go back. Maybe I will commute between Waterville and Old Head the next time I come to Ireland.
And Dromoland Castle was an absolutely perfect way to end our trip. My only regret is that I didn’t book it for two nights and passed up a chance to play there as well. All in all, the sights, the people, the golf, in fact everything about our trip, was wonderful. Again, my thanks for putting it together. Your suggestions worked great, the logistics were right on the money, and we couldn’t have had a better time. I’m already thinking about next year. My only regret is that we didn’t get the chance to meet with you.
I wish you and your crew continued success, and look forward to the next opportunity to work with you, hopefully soon.
Sincerest warm regards,
The holiday was great, we really enjoyed ourselves and the hospitality was excellent as always. People, hotels, food ??” even the weather was not that bad except for two misty days at Spanish Point when we did not see the Cliffs of Moher. Your organizing was also, as usual, absolutely spot on. Will look forward to the next time ??” with golf clubs! Although we did drop into Lahinch and Doonbeg. Lahinch looked fantastic but then I’m a traditionalist.
Dear Sinead, I will write more later and call you sometime soon, but I wanted to get this note off to you upon my return. On behalf of myself and all the rest of the participants in this year’s Tour de Erin, I would like to thank you for setting up an almost perfect trip.
The guest house was a wonderful location. The people there, especially the lovely and charming Patricia, treated us very well, and were very accommodating to us, going out of their way to make us feel at home. The food was quite good, the rooms and amenities top notch. Our coach and driver were a really pleasant surprise and everybody raved about how it and Joe suited us very well. Mr. O’Leary also showed a lot of class and knowledge and willingness to go out of his way to make our trip a success. He was a combination driver, guide, food and beverage consultant, and always got us where we needed to be in a timely and professional manner. His suggestions for pubs and restaurants and points of interest were invariably good.
The courses we picked and you suggested were top notch. We all have a million stories about each of them. Shots not hit, putts made, beautiful scenes, caddies and their stories, weather endured. And thanks for your suggestion about Dromoland Castle. What a fitting and wonderful way to close the week.
You can be sure that we’ll be taking another trip to your wonderful country, and when we do, I’ll make sure we work thru’ you again. Please pass on our regards and thanks to your cohorts who assisted you in putting this together, and please pass on our warmest thanks to Joe O’Leary. I plan on writing to many or most of the golf clubs to thank them, and especially to the Fairview to let them know we appreciated their hospitality.
Hi John, it was a great trip and I’d like to thank you for all your help and flexibility while organising this. The choice of courses and order played was close to perfect and everyone really enjoyed them. We also ended up having great weather for the whole trip and there were quite a few very sunburnt faces.Once again thanks for all your great help, it was very much appreciated. Hope we get chance to do it again.