Testimonials

I think I speak on behalf of the other 3 guys in saying that we had a great time, the way you were able arrange the great weather for us was amazing!The golf courses were great, the accommodation great and the way that you and Ben treated was as well. We really appreciated the lunch packs.

Please keep us advised of any deals you may have in the future.

Dennis KrillichBarnbougle Tour

A quick note to thank you for organising what was a brilliant experience for us in attending the 2017 Masters. The entire event was first class – the accommodation, host facilities and people as well as the tournament itself. Augusta National is a magic place and to have the finish we did was unbelievable.

The par 3 being cancelled due to weather has given us a great excuse to return !!

Hayden KingUS Masters 2017

Stu organises all my golf tours and he is super-efficient, gets back to me promptly, treats my clients like they are his own and above all loves a chat. The perfect tour guide. If you go on one of his tours you will love every moment of it.

Anne Rollo

This was a great tour guys, you are all top blokes! Please come and visit us in QLD any time, or see you on the next trip.

Nick DreyerPelican Waters Family Doctors

Just a quick note to say many thanks for all your work in putting together a great Hunter Valley golf tour for us. All 16 participants had a thoroughly enjoyable time- the courses were all great and the accommodation outstanding and exceeded our expectations. We were also very impressed with the value you were able to get for us for the 4 days/ 3 nights. And all 4 rounds along with the accommodation went off perfectly without a hitch.

From a personal point of view, thanks as well for being accommodating through all the challenges we threw up- the late change of dates, taking longer than expected to finalise our numbers, as well as some delays in getting everyone’s payments in. I look forward to working with you on our next golfing extravaganza!

David Smith partyHunter Valley

I must congratulate you on making a short sharp golf “long weekend” so memorable. Yes it was challenging, but that is the point is it not? The venue was awesome, book me in for the annual event.

No criticism, none whatsoever.

Also thanks to all the blokes for your camaraderie and good humour, we certainly laughed a lot J. I look forward to seeing you all again next year, if not before (Stu……….Hammo ? Mornington Peninsula?).

As for Ben Doney, the quintessential Aussie sportsman entertained us all…..up there with Doug Walters and Wayne Riley.

Rowan AstillBarnbougle Tour

A quick note to say a huge thank you for the recent trip.

It was a trip of a lifetime. So well organised, host house was amazing. Being so close to the course and host house was fantastic Catering awesome and staff very friendly, all ran so smoothly. I will definitely be recommending friends to this tour in future years along with my return as well one day!

Cheers

Chris StottUS Masters 2017

Had an awesome time – everything went so well and can’t wait for the next one.

Matt KnoxAustraland

The trip to Mission Hills was absolutely incredible. Thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed it. Everything (well, everything except my golf game itself!!) was first class and I couldn’t speak highly enough of the whole experience.

Kevin and Steve are great guys and were excellent, professional guides/hosts. They couldn’t do enough for us and were exceptionally helpful. I have recommended the trip to a couple of my serious golfing buddies, described it, shown them some photos and I wouldn’t be surprised if a few of them participate in a future tour(s) to Mission Hills.

Dean Godbee, Mission Hills

Just wanted to send you our thanks and congrats for the past weekend at Barnbougle. Everything was so well organised and the golf, although it won on the day(s) was tremendous. Thanks for asking Brett to drop me back at Lost Farm on Saturday– you didn’t have to do it, but I think that’s what makes you guys absolute stand outs. Pass my thanks to Brett again please – it allowed Maria to get out for 9 holes and for a beginner it was a real treat – more importantly it was her best 9 holes ever!

Geoff Cooper Barnbougle Winter Challenge

Hi Stuart, Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed our week at Mission Hills. the organization was great; ambience beautiful and company delightful. We had nothing to do but turn up on time and enjoy our golf.

Would love to come back another time and replay those courses.

Marg IrelandMission Hills

The entire trip was completely AWESOME and EXCEEDED ALL OF MY EXPECTATIONS. Credit goes to you all. The hosting was great for all 4 days…….genuinely great entertainment. Thanks also to the PGA Pro Ben for all his Golfing advice and letting us weekend hackers take the mick out of him! I am already looking forward to the next tour.

Dave Starmans

An exceptionally well run event, first class attendees, golf, food, social and friendly event. I will be back for my 3rd time next year. Highly recommended for golfers of all abilities.

Stephen AllanBarnbougle Winter Challenge

Stu & the GTC team arranged a 3 month golf tour of Oz & NZ for us during my sabbatical, which included all the top courses in both countries. I was amazed how we got peak tee times at the best courses and I can’t praise the service highly enough. Nothing was too much trouble even when we decided to change quite a few things along the way!

Stephen Vincent

Just a quick note to say thank you and your company for putting one great golfing tour. The golf was fantastic even though my scores were rubbish. Barnbougle lived up to its reputation and I was surprised we had 2 magnificent days of weather, best not to talk about hurricane Saturday.

Les Richards

I didn’t get a chance to thank you and Ben for a great weekend, I really enjoyed playing Barnbougle and would love to do it again one day. The trip was very enjoyable and you guys did a great job. I will definitely be looking at other trips with you.

Thanks again and please also thank Ben for me.

Damien MirkovicBarnbougle Tour

I’ve been on a few trips to Barnbougle with The Golf Touring Co. Each trip has been fantastic and brilliantly organised. Stu and his team ensure that everyone has a great time and everything is taken care of. It’s a great combination of stunning golf, outstanding hospitality and value for money. I recommend anyone who plays golf to book a trip with The Golf Touring Co

Fraser Thomson

We’ve been working with The Golf Touring Company for the last 3 years and have sent hundreds of golfers on their tours.

The feedback from our members has always been extremely positive and the number of repeat trips booked confirms these guys are masters in this field.

Steven Mulraney

Thanks, Stu. Yep, we all had a ball mate.

The feedback I received from the boys is that we are coming back for sure.

Thanks very much to you & Ben for a wonderful weekend.

Col DugganBarnbougle Tour

Went on the Barnbougle Winter Challenge this year and have booked for next year already. Every golfer should play these courses, they are “special”.
Stuart does the best job of hosting, so you can’t help but have a fantastic time. 5 star all the way!!

Jennifer Connors

I have been working with Stu and The Golf Touring Company on tours and travel for several years. TGTC has organised some amazing golf tours and has looked after my guests, clients and co-workers fabulously. Highly recommend!

Richard Mercer

Thank you for your time and organisation of the golfing trip. The guys we played with were all gentlemen and that made it the more enjoyable. Being our first golfing trip to Tasmania (and Barnbougle), we were impressed with both courses, the accommodation and the meals provided.

The golfing trip was well organised and we both had a great time.

Ted ZammittBarnbougle Tour

Thank you for organising a wonderful trip to the Masters and to Pebble Beach. The Masters experience was truly amazing.

From the accommodation , proximity to to Course, the Host House and the hospitality, friendliness, and kindness of everybody made it a wonderful experience. I enjoyed especially all the guys and gals from Manchester. They enhanced the trip.

The food provided was memorable and we all agreed that it was the finest Restaurant in town. Pleases thank the Chefs and the girls who helped make this Masters experience a trip of a lifetime for me.

What can you say about Augusta and the Golf. Mind blowing. Pebble Beach was also great. 2 off my bucket list. We enjoyed Spyglass, Spanish Bay and of course Pebble Beach. I even managed to play Amazing Grace and Bring Him Home at the 18th in the dawn on my harmonica.

The accommodation and service at the Lodge, in fact all over America was superb. We have a lot to learn here. We will always remember the super clean toilets at the Masters and the lovely way we were moved through by the attendants!

Frank Cheok

What a trip….

As you know this was our 25th year that the same group of guys have been going away to play different golf courses mainly here & New Zealand & this trip was our first overseas & what I trip it was. Being only five days it needed to work like clock work & you & the guys on the ground sure made that happened.

Mission Hills is a golfer’s paradise & even though we had a little rain on the first day the Norman course didn’t disappoint even the low markers with-in the group. Ever course we played is so different from the one before, as you know we played the Norman, Olazabal, Faldo & Annika courses & I’m sure each one of us had our favourite, I love both Olazabal & Annika but it’s so hard to pick one over the other.

One thing you don’t see from any of the pictures is the change in elevation from tee to green, one stands on the tee & you are in awe of what is in front of you & then the cameras come out.

The resort is mind blowing, the staff are amazing, the facilities are the best you will find anywhere in the world & let’s not forget the golf caddies.

The only regret we all have is we didn’t have more time to spend & play a few of the other great courses.

Thank you for all your help in making this trip one of the best we have had & for those of you reading this testimonial & thinking about going to Mission Hills to play golf then Stuart is your man.

Best Regards from all boys.

James WadeMission Hills

During my life, I have on many occasions heard the expression ‘living the dream’! I really had not thought much about it nor even stopped to think about just what it might mean – I now know! I have just had the wonderful experience of living my dream!

It was an outstanding experience, one, which I think for me would be very hard to top. In fact as one of my colleagues indicated, we generally all agreed that we would probably not do it again because it was so good in so many ways, even over above the fact it was the first time!

We had a great group, very good accommodation in an outstanding location relative the Augusta National, excellent food and food service with a fantastic week of weather thrown in – need I say more.

Well done, Stuart – it was everything and more that you promised!

Richard Michaels

I would like to pass on my sincere thanks for organising our trip to the Masters and Pebble Beach.

The entire experience exceeded my expectations and I think it unlikely I will ever have a golf experience like it again.

The accommodation so close to the Masters venue was very comfortable and homely and the meals provided and the service by all the team was top class.

Whilst in Augusta we enjoyed a huge dose of “southern hospitality” and still can’t get the Georgia Peach Ice Cream Sandwiches out of my mind.

Our group of six from Royal Sydney Golf Club have taken away many wonderful memories.

Michael DunnPrincipal, Richardson & Wrench Double Bay

I congratulate you and Ben for a well operated tour. I could not fault anything as the facilities were excellent, food was superb, golf course was unbelievable and the company second to none.

Well done and can see why the tour in August is booked out. I will spread the good word.

Malcolm BakerBarnbougle Tour

Our trip was amazing. The golf resort at Mission Hills was first class and of course the courses were as well. Our caddies were terrific and we found the staff very attentive to any of our needs. The group on tour were quite friendly and we had lots of fun with a few of them. Highly recommend Mission Hills tour to everyone. Our trip to Mainland China was equally fantastic. We were met by the guides and transported to our respective hotels and taken on various tours. All our guides spoke very good English, were extremely informative and took care of our needs. We came home with lots of history. Lastly as arranged our golf clubs arrived at Hong Kong with no hassle. Looking forward to doing another golfing tour through your company.

Jady RobertsMission Hills

Thank you for arranging a most wonderful golfing experience.

Since I returned people have asked me ‘would I do it again’ and I simply answer that I would be scared to as I am sure it could never be repeated.

Your attention to all of the details from transport, accommodation, meals and attendance at The Masters was beyond my greatest expectations.

I believe you have the right formula for continuing these successful ventures. I congratulate you and look forward to further opportunities to express my gratitude.

Tony Graham

None of us have ever been away on a golf trip so professionally run, by what you could only call “ an international host and entertainer” and, “a great PGA Golf Professional”.

When we go away again on the Melbourne sand belt trip, we would request they both host the trip. These guys are not only great ambassadors for your company, but, work extremely hard in making sure everyone enjoys themselves. They are continually “on the job” with us travellers. Ben’s professionalism with great golf tips, regular clinics and playing holes with each group on all days, was very gratefully received. Philip’s natural manner and humour kept everyone amused and it did our souls good to be laughing for long periods of time. He relaxed everybody from the time he met us at the airport to the time he shook our hands at Mascot on the Monday night.

Don’t lose these boys, they are such an asset to your business.

Thanks again for a great trip and please keep us all “in the loop”.

Kevi Smith

Probably the best experience and holiday I have had outside of family.

Brilliant organisation and the accommodation and friendliness of the team at the host house made it special. Meals and hospitality were first class. Being able to walk to the course was a bonus. Friends are envious of our experience.

Thank you very much for arranging the trip and we will spread the word.

Chris Browne

The trip was absolutely amazing. Apart from the golf courses themselves, the whole package in terms of venue, organisation, travel and lack of stress was the best I’ve ever had.

We were only 4 people but everything worked like clockwork. You will be getting enquiries from references, I’m sure. Barnbougle Dunes has to be the best course I’ve ever played – incredible! Thanks for making it such a great experience.

Robin ApfelBarnbougle Private Tour

Thanks Stuart for organizing such an amazing experience .

Our accommodation and the host house set up were magnificent . The food and drinks were only surpassed by the service from the staff . Nothing was a problem .

Being able to walk 10 minutes to the course is a huge bonus .

The Masters experience itself is something else !

Then onto Pebble Beach , Spyglass and Spanish Bay staying at the Lodge . I am not sure if trips get any better than that !

Can’t wait to go back.

Paul Wearne