A selection of some of the emails and letters we have received from our recent visitors to Scotland...

Dear Donald,
We herewith want to thank you for organizing our trip to Troon last week. Everything was well organized. Compliments to the bus-driver Graham, who was always on time, very helpful and a safe driver.
The hotel was perfect; one night we went out to Scotts, perfect ambiance and food.
Dundonalds was the cream on the cake!
It has been a pleasure working with you and will recommend you to other golfers.
Thanks again and kind regards,
Henri Geursen



Good Afternoon Donald,
My party and I (17 in total) have just returned to London and the South East after our Golf Break to East Lothian.
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you very much from all of us for an excellent week.
I notice that most of the testimonials on your website relate to the more famous courses and more Northerly courses.  I can state without fear of contradiction that we were as equally impressed with your choice of courses in East Lothian.  The majority of my party are members of Parkland courses in the South East and therefore the Links golf was a new and interesting challenge. Everyone had their own favourites, and for me Dunbar, Gullane No2 and Kilspindie were outstanding.  I have to congratulate you on the choice of Hotel, The Mallard Hotel in Gullane was excellent, Cameron, Susan and all the staff were brilliant and looked after us all week.
I believe we are off to Spain next year, but listening to the feedback from my party we will probably be back to Scotland for 2014.  I will definitely be booking through you.

Thanks once again, Bob Aird




I just wanted to thank you for one of the most exciting golf adventures we have ever been on. Your arrangements were truly professional and the course selections were awesome. Looking forward already to our next trip. Golf Around Scotland will always be our #1 choice. Thanks again Donald, it was OUTSTANDING!

Warm Regards,



Good evening Donald,

My apologies i never got the chance to reply to your email...I just want to write a quick note about our trip...It was fantastic...The accomadation was perfect and made our golf very accessable.....The three courses were in terrific condition and was enjoyed by all...On behalf of our party i would like to thank you for the attention to detail that you continually carry through...Our party were impressed with the package left for us and the social options,directions and overall advice that made sure our trip went so well.

As regards to our round in Gleneagles i would like to thank you for facilitating the change to the Kings course it was truly memorable....Finally this experience just like our last one means that we will continue to use your services for our future Scottish adventures..We are already talking about next year and i look forward to organising our next trip with you..Take care and we will be in contact.

Your in golf




I realised that my old email address no longer works, as such, I would not have received an email if you sent something in the past couple weeks.

First off, I would like to reiterate what we spoke about on the phone - the trip was outstanding. The golf, the hotel and your restaurant suggestions were all wonderful. You did an incredible job planning the trip.

As you suspected, Kingsbarns was without a doubt one of the favourite courses of our foursome. Also, Carnoustie was better (not as punishing) than we all suspected and another favourite. All of the tee times were right when requested; the caddies / carts were ready to go for the requested games. We could not have asked for a better line-up of games.

The van rental company was very good and kindly let us take a smaller vehicle – this was a definite plus. For our next trip we will likely use a driver rather than a rental van. We slightly underestimated the difficulties of driving on the “wrong” side of the road and while we emerged unscathed, the drives were something of an adventure (maybe a plus for the passengers if not the driver).

We are currently putting together a group for another trip to Scotland. Right now we are thinking 2011, but that might move either way. Thanks again for the great trip you put together and I look forward to speaking with you at a later date to discuss future trips.

Kind regards,




Firstly, let me thanks you so much for all your help on the Golf trip we took this last week. Without your help the trip would not have been such a success. The weather was absolutely fantastic. The golf courses were in perfect shape and Gordon and his team were the best.

The birthday was just blown away by everything. Thank you so much and I will be sure to refer you to anyone I know who is planning to book a trip to Scotland.

It is nice to know that good service and attention to detail still abounds.

Thanks again
Gavin Elwes




Let me take this time to assure you that we all had a great time playing the courses you recommended and booked. I still get SMSes and mails from my buddies expressing their satisfaction with everything. Also what was a very nice experience was that it is possible to do a low cost trip like this. Most trips you read about in golf magazines are out of reach for the common man, but this setup should be in reach for many people.

The timings were also perfect, and as you may have understood, we also included a visit to Edradour Destillery on Saturday after gold, another success event. So all in all we had a tight, but well syncronized schedule without any gpas to be filled, probably something that contributed to the success of the trip.

Arriving at the Guest House in Ayr was almost like arriving at some relative's. What a friendliness and helpfulness without even being asked for! It was almost kind of sad to leave them, as we did not know what would meet us later on, but we met great friendliness througout the rest of the trip as well.

I must admit that the Dunkeld and Birnam golf course was my favourite course of them all. Probably the the least posh of them all, maybe also the least expensive, but still so totally charming and differennt from anything you find in Norway with the terrain it was located in.

Another charming thing was on Saturday when we played Murrayshall, over the hills suddenly we heard bagpipe music. Then you really knew you were in Scotland! The music kept on for quite a while, only adding flavour to the game and stay.

You probably had nothing to do with the weather, but the weater was also fantastic for the entire stay, so all in all a fantastic extended week end in Scotland.

One of the guys from the trip plans to take his father to Scotland in connection with his 60th birthday next year, so I gave him your cotact info, and you will probably be hearing from him.

We are planning a trip to Ireland in the spring (and maybe return to Scotland next autumn). Are you aware of anyone in Ireland providing the same kind of services as you, i e taylor made golf trips?

Ole J Iversen


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