Concierge Golf Ireland Testimonials
“I took my family to Ireland in September of 2018. We used Concierge Golf (John Dooley) to arrange everything. Our group was complicated in that it had golfers and non-golfers. He accommodated both! That is, he helped us with our hotel (Trump Doonbeg; which was fabulous……..and i am not a Trump fan!) and he helped us with arranging golf, caddies and transportation. Moreover, he also picked up at the airport and took back as well. Further, my wife and 2 daughters did not play golf and he set up a separate driver and coach (van) for sight seeing. He went out of his way to come and check on us during the trip making a 2 hour trip (each way) just to check on us. A little about me and my family so you can appreciate where i am coming from. My wife loves to travel; that is her passion. I love to golf, that is my passion. At the risk of sounding immodest, we only like to travel “first class”. (sorry but true). Anyway, John came through with first class arrangements for the golfers and non-golfers One always is concerned dealing with someone over the internet (at least i am) and allow me to ease your fears! He’s fabulous”
~ Bob Joyce, Florida, USA, September 2018.
I would certainly recommend Mr. John Dooley and his team. The organization and personnel were flexible, fully engaged and first class. If you’re looking for a well coordinated golfing and/or cultural tour around Ireland, look no further. Thanks JD
~ Jerry Sykora, Vancouver, CAN, September 2018.
“John and his team at Concierge Golf truly know how to plan and deliver a 1st class experience! From the first day John and I connected to start framing up the trip, through the many changes and iterations that always occur when trying to organize a group of unorganized golfers, all the way through the in-country delivery, John was a true professional. John was able to line us up with the best courses in all of Ireland, humorous caddies, 5 star accommodations and transportation, amazing food and somehow even delivered amazing weather! John is also well known and respected by all the club pro’s… great asset to have on your side! I look forward to working with John on future trips and have already recommended him to many friends back in the USA.”~ Tim Partridge, North Carolina, USA, September 2018.
“Hi John! I just got back from the USGA Senior Amateur where I caddied for a great friend of mine! He missed the match play but we had a great time!Here is my feedback for the fabulous trip: The best courses were: Old Head, Adare Manor, Portmarnock and the European Club. Tralee and Waterville were fun and enjoyable but Ballybunion and Lahinch were not fun because of the conditions!The hotels were excellent and the food and service were outstanding. With the helicopters taking you to the courses, the experience was terrific because you eliminated the drive time which could have been considerable and taken away from the experience. However, it would have been a little more convenient to stay in one place as a home base versus moving to another hotel. Not a big deal but it might make the experience a little better.Finally, your service and attention to detail was incredible! The service was terrific and you made all of us feel very special! It was truly a trip of a lifetime! My only regret was that you did not have a chance to play with us, although you played with Steve one afternoon, and we did not get more lessons from you! John, thanks again”~ Bill Nardiello, Texas, USA, August 2018.“Just finished a fantastic week of golf. John Dooley and his Concierge Golf are a first-class outfit. John is a great guy and a good communicator. His organizational skills are outstanding. Nothing is left up-in-the-air. Transportation, hotel, tee times etc. are all buttoned down months in advance. Accommodations were very good to fabulous. He has an excellent reputation with the golf courses, starters and caddy masters. As his clients, you get excellent service at the courses. John knows Irish golf and knows the restaurant scene as well. Follow his advice and you will have a memorable trip. Somehow he got us 8 days of sun & 70’s. Divine intervention! Thanks John.”
~ Dan Carroll, Scotsdale, Arizona, July 2018.
We just wanted to send you a note of sincere appreciation for the fantastic golfing vacation that you and Concierge Golf Ireland arranged for us. The level of personalized service that you afforded us was truly exceptional, from the initial planning sessions, to the fantastic suggestions of hotel accommodations, to the fabulous choices of golf courses. The fact that you took the time to personally greet us upon arrival at the airport in Dublin, and became our fourth during two of our golfing excursions, was a fantastic bonus for us, and is greatly appreciated. To top it off, the free golf lessons you afforded us during our rounds were certainly unexpected and much appreciated!
The entire trip could not have been better. Even the ‘full Irish experience’ of wind and rain while playing Old Head Golf Links and Lahinch Golf club with you created a fantastic and lasting memory. Again, thank you very much for all of your time and attention to ensuring our vacation was a memorable one.
~ Tim & Terry O’Day Westborough, Massachusetts, June 2018.
“John, thank you so much for your incredible service and organization for Robert and my incredible Ireland/Scotland golf experience. Truly an experience we will treasure forever! You service accomamadating our changes was 10 Star. Look forward to our next trip and referring you to all my traveling friends. ”
~ Roger Huddlestone, Claremont Country Club, San Francisco, May 2018.
The gang and I arrived back in Toronto last night safety and tired.
This is a short note to express my thanks to you for arranging a fantastic trip for us. I have been on many golf trips over my lifetime and this was by far the best I had never been to the Emerald Isle and it far exceeded my expectations.
Best regards, see you soon and thanks again.”
~ Don Fish, Toronto, Canada, May 2018.
I am the marathon golf dad that John references on his site tab Dooley Noted. I had to take a moment to write a review because it was such an amazing experience. I don’t write reviews very often, in fact I don’t think if ive ever reviewed anyone or any business on google before. So that alone should tell you something. John set us up with a spectacular itinerary ( he was quite concerned that we wouldnt be able to handle it ) but i was insistent and he obliged quite well. He even went as far as asking some buddies to allow us to play with them at their member guest tournament so that we could play courses that were closed to outsiders during a busy time on some of these courses. Wow what amazing people to allow us to play with them, made some great new friends too. Had an absolute blast. Top courses were Lahinch, Waterville, Tralee and especially Old Head Golf Links for scenery and fun. Favorite holes in order were 18 Old Head, lahinch par 3 blind green (not sure which hole), tralee 2, ardglass 12 ( I think; the par 5 along the bay that I eagled ). John as a unexpected surprise, also added a 45 min lesson complimentary after he played a round with us at Cork Golf Club. Very good lesson and very kind of him. thank you for a wonderful trip john!! look forward to doing it again soon!
~ Jed Feller, Las Vegas, NV, Sept 2017.
“The trip was a great success. Now all the Scottish biggies are done! (Carnoustie, Muirfield, and St Andrews) Thanks to John Dooley Concierge Golf Ireland for staying on top of the ever changing world of golf and weather. Thanks for a life time golf event!”
~ Greg Brock, McMinnville, TN, Sept 2017.
“Our group’s experience in Ireland was memorable in every way. Not only was John extremely flexible with any change of plans, but he made sure that all details were covered and on point. This trip was my second to Ireland, and if I ever go back, John will be the first person I contact. On top of all of this leg work, he also joined us on the course for most of the week, where he showed us that he’s still got it out there on the links! It was the best week of golf I’ve ever had, and I am so thankful to John for everything he did.”
~ Keith Zalaski, Boston, MA, August 2017.
“Just wanted to pass along my thanks for your role in our unbelievable week in Scotland. Your attention to detail was evident in every step of our journey. The accommodations were perfect, the day to day management of our schedule made for a relaxing and exciting trip. The golf was – remarkable – your selection and preferred recommendations were spot on. 5 Star trip all the way. Thanks for a week to remember,”
~ Kevin Lund, Toronto, Canada July 2017.
“I would like to thank John Dooley and his team at Concierge Golf for a fantastic week in southwest Ireland. Everything was seamless from airport pick up to our stay in the cottages at Doonbeg , helicopter services and perfect tee times, and even the impromptu golf lessons. To a man all eight of us were impressed and will indeed come back in the future.”
~ Scott Bear, Hamilton Golf Club, Canada July 2017.
“John Dooley and his team at Concierge Golf are exactly what you want when planning and booking a trip: knowledgeable, responsive, detail-oriented, friendly, transparent and reasonably priced. I’ve used other golf travel companies before, and there really is no comparison in the level of services offered and the value received with Concierge — save your time and just contact John, he is the best. From our chauffeured coach to the hotels in certain requested areas to the guided tours to the group dinner venues and recommendations to the types of courses our diverse group sought to play, Concierge executed it all perfectly. We can’t wait to start talking to John about our next trip!”
~ Chad Schmidt, Westhaven Golf Club, Tennessee, USA June 2017.
Dublin was a nice way to end our vacation to Ireland. We spent the first day walking around St Stephens Green and Merrion Square, took in the Whiskey Tour and then found a few neat pubs (Staghead and O’Neils). Yesterday, we toured Kilmainham Prison and Trinity College, found some more neat pubs (Porterhouse Bar, Kehoe Bar) had a great steak dinner at FX Buckley and ended the evening at O’Donohogues for a cleansing Irish whiskey.
Today to left Dublin and are now sitting in the Toronto airport waiting for our flight to Winnipeg. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Ireland and wish to thank you again for helping make it happen. We wish you all the very best and hope that our paths will cross again sometime in the future.
All the best,”
~ Aaron & Maureen, Canada, July 2017.
We have just returned to Toronto from a most fabulous golf trip to Ireland arranged by Concierge Golf Ireland. Everything was perfectly arranged, the golf courses, accommodation, food and suggestions for sightseeing. We wanted a combination trip ( golf and leisure/sightseeing ) as there was so much to see in the area. I can’t say enough about the care and availability of John Dooley in planning and executing the trip. We had no issues and everything was picture perfect. Thank you and we will definately use Concierge Golf Ireland’s services again! ~ Karen and John McBoyle Canada, June 2015.
“Just an unbelievable time last week in Ireland. Highlighted by rounds at The K Club, Ballybunion and Tralee! 3 of my best-ever golf experiences. Add in a first class hotel–the European Hotel in Killarney along with Maurice, the luxury shuttle driver and we couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate our 50th year on the planet! Thanks JD for setting it all up and not missing any details including great dining and entertainment!”
~ John McCabe, Canada, June 2016 .
“Conciege Golf IReland did an excellent job chosing of golf courses and dining establishments suggested. Every detail was perfectly looked after in a thorough and prompt manner. Our Kerry Coaches driver, Maurice, he was truly professional well. A 1000% fantastic experience to last a lifetime and great memories created with the group!”
~ Scott McEwen, Canada, June 2016.
“John Dooley from Concierge Golf Ireland did an excellent job of selecting courses in and around Leeds, UK for our group. Every detail was take care of for us and there were no hitches encountered. The coach service was excellent with very comfortable Mercedes coaches and professional drivers who were always on time and completely flexible to meet our needs and requests.”
~ Jack McCowan, USA – July, 2016.
“John and his team at Concierge Golf Ireland did a great job. Every detail of the trip was awesome. The courses and the accomodations could not have been better. If you are planning a golf trip to Ireland you should use John!”
~ Phil McMahon, USA, August 2016.
“Although our trip was not actually in Ireland, John took amazingly good care of us in England for our golf vacation in 2016. John made arrangements to get us on the golf courses we wanted to play, and the accommodations he arranged were perfect. He allowed us to do little more than get on the airplane; he did everything else. He also, at our request, played a round with us one day — great fun. I highly recommend booking with John for your next UK golf holiday!”
~ Kathryn Vizas, San Francisco, USA, July 2016.
I just wanted to write you a note to show my appreciation for such a great Irish Golf Tour last June 2015, everting thing to the smallest detail was thought of. We really liked the restaurants you selected and the pubs where the atmosphere were all great! I will be touch soon to plan our next trip for 2016 and beyond.
~ Paul Kerr President/CEO Scalar Technologies, Toronto, Canada June, 2015.