Imagine this, you've just worked out how to find seven days holiday combined with a three day seminar and you need to travel on a round trip 2500kms?
Some of you may go to a last minute.com or something like that only to find that at last minute they need two weeks to organise a mini holiday, then you pick up the phone and ring GOLFSelect and ask Gary can he organise accommodation in the city and then get you onto some of Australia's finest sandbelt golf courses.
The reply is a courteous The reply is a courteous "yes mate, Matt will contact you to get your dates and locations and leave it to us".
Within two hours I had confirmation of accommodation and course locations with booking times to be confirmed over the next 24hrs, from that point on all contact was done via email and mobile phone and I set out on a very memorable motoring holiday.
On check in at our Melbourne Hotel a parcel was given to me with instructions, a bound itinerary and maps precisely giving driving instructions, distances, turns offs and exact directions to be there on time for Tee - Off.
The Package for two people, ten games, electric carts and great Tee times was reasonable and turned out to be great value compared to a DIY holiday.
Along the way Matthew contacted me by phone to check that I was happy and if there was anything else they could do to make my trip and holiday more enjoyable.
Funny things always happen to well laid plans, I contacted Matt and asked him if there any way of trading an unused Tee time for another Tee time at another course, this became the highlight of the trip as a new Tee time was organised on the National Golf Course early morning and I squeezed in a last 16 holes prior to a 1:00pm Matinee session of Ben Elton's "We Will Rock You".
The following day on our way back home we reflected on the past 8 days and concluded it was one of the most memorable and well organised golf holidays we have been on. Thanks again to GOLFSelect!
I have had the good fortune to use GOLFSelect's services on two recent occasions. for a personal golf trip and for a foursome of over-the-hill alpha male choppers from Chicago Golf Club.
This latter group has combined golf experience of nearly 200 years, enjoys regular play at their much-revered home course, has played great courses all over the world, and, quite naturally for quasi-retired geezers, expects everything to be perfect or better !!!
Except for me, none had ever played golf in Australia. All were missing their anchovy-stuffed olives in Ketel One martinis and were just waiting for any excuse to bash me for having seduced them into traveling halfway around the world to play golf in a country they didn't know had any golf courses !!! Let's just say the margin for error was pretty slim !!! 10 days, 11 courses, 16 rounds and three very surprised and satisfied golfers returned as converts (not convicts) ! I, of course, was already a convert based on my previous outing. Gary and his people know the courses, know the people at the courses, understand the travel logistics and all the other details to package a perfect golf odyssey or single-day outing. He adds to that his genuinely personal and amiable service and he is always available to deal with the inevitable changes. I recommend GOLFSelect unequivocally!
To make a long story short: thanks a lot once again for the perfect planning of everything!
The whole vacation was great and your preparation and execution of the itinerary was just the best I have experienced yet.
Thank you for your assistance in organising our US Masters tour and associated golf.
In summary, we had a fantastic time. We really appreciated your assistance in advising on course selection, and timing of the trip - we couldn't have planned it without your assistance.
Thanks again to you and your team for your assistance.
I am writing to thank you for the wonderful golf holiday that you put together for Paulina and me at very short notice. When we decided to make a visit to Melbourne we looked up websites and found yours.
After contact I gave you a "wish list" of courses little expecting that you would be able to accommodate them all into a two week stay which amounted to us playing 17 different courses in 13 days.
Your organisation was excellent, accommodation very adequate for the stay, and we were well
What a great trip! The arrangements you made for us were outstanding and we truly enjoyed all the accomodations and golf courses.
Looking forward to returning to such a beautiful part of the world sometime soon.
We used GOLFSelect and I can recommend them highly.
They made reservations for us at 14 different courses in Australia, all with golf carts which are tough to come by, gave us a GPS system that covered every airport, golf course and hotel on the trip that did not get us lost even once.
When I overpaid him by mistake in US Dollars instead of Australian Dollars, he refunded the money immediately and I would never have caught my own mistake.
Everything came off without a hitch.
The two courses I played in NZ were some of the best ever. We had a wonderful time and appreciate you arranging this trip. I will recommend you to ANYONE who will listen!
Thanks again for all your hard work, and let me just reiterate that I had a fantastic time, and I'm DEFINITELY going start planning another Australia golf trip with you sometime soon, most likely for the end of the year.
Once again, thank you for providing us with a fantastic golf holiday. On a scale of 1 - 10, definitely 11+ !!!!!!
The golf trip was fantastic. The drivers were helpful, the courses were wonderful, the accommodation was fine and the transfers were fine.
We have already mapped out next years tour but no doubt Gary will be on to you about this.
I think GOLFSelect's service is wonderful. We just had a wonderful week. Thank you for all your help.
Would use you guys again and recommend you to anybody thinking of doing something similar.
Very happy customers! No improvements, just great and thank you for all your efforts on our behalf.
We really enjoyed our trip down under and appreciate the quality of the arrangements you made.
Really just a positive experience all around and full of great memories. We have several friends who we have spoken to about doing a golf trip down under and we will certainly refer them your way for arrangements.
Chris and I look forward to you visiting for a round with us on our home course so we can earn our money back!
Once again thanks for the wonderful memories and friendship.
We had an absolute ball. I can't thank you enough for help through out the whole booking process.
The transfers were very professional. As for the golf...Spectacular. Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath, The Heritage, Woodland - they were all great.
I can only say thank you again for a great time as everyone of us a great time.
What a wonderful time we have had. We were met and taken to Millbrook and shown to the most fantastic villa with two huge bedrooms and 2 verandahs and magnificent views.
Surely we were up-graded! Golf at Millbrook was a delight.
We were so sad to leave the next day but Paul was there on time with our car & we were off to Jack's Point. The most stunning course. Thank you for organising this great prize. Trish and I felt very special.
What can I say about GOLFSelect? We keep coming back. This is the fifth trip I've been involved in (two Masters, Melbourne, Barbougle and New Zealand).
From a personal point of view, I was delighted and very grateful for your help and advice.
In the unlikely event that you need further references, tell potential clients to talk to me!
I just wanted to drop you a note of sincere thanks for arranging this trip and golf outings including the resort.
The selection of golf course was perfect and beyond what I had hoped for! Geoffrey and I had a blast and everything simply went as planned without a hitch.
Please consider me one of your most referenceable clients should you need any testimony to your skill in arranging such trips.
Again, thanks for a purely enjoyable time!
We had a great trip thanks to GOLFSelect. The golf courses were all in good condition, the receptions were warm and friendly and there was not a weak course amongst them.
Our favourites were Royal Dornoch, Royal Aberdeen and Machrihanish.
Your logistical arrangements were outstanding with a good driver, hotels and general assistance. All in all a great success.
This would have to be the best golfing trip we have been on, in the fifteen years we have been doing it. The courses you selected were all superb and each course made us feel so welcome.
My favourite was Lake Karrinyup although the Dunes at Joondalup took some beating.
Thank you for your eye to detail because everything went to clockwork without any hiccups.
Just a quick email to say thank you so much for all the work you did in looking after us on our trip to Melbourne.
The grandstand seats, the tee allocations, the game at Royal Melbourne, the carts where possible, to name a few things. You did a great job! We had an amazing time and all the lads were over the moon with everything.
I'll certainly be in touch next time we're booking a golf trip.
Many thanks for your assistance in putting together our golf trip of a lifetime to Scotland.
We expected the courses to be fantastic and they were.
Just as importantly the accommodation and travel arrangements you put together for us were first class and greatly enhanced the experience.
On behalf of the entire group we thank you and GOLFSelect for a great trip and professional service. Everyday was full of fun, great golf and enjoyment.
We had no negatives and the courses and staff at the Clubs we visited were all outstanding.
The books and the welcome gift you kindly gave each of the tour members were well received and a big hit as all 3 courses plus Kingston Heath were included in the book.
Thanks for organising an awesome tour for us…everything went so well…the guys were very happy with the courses, the accommodation, the special inclusions (balls/tees/the book etc etc).
Glen did a great job with the coach transfers and it all made me look like I knew what I was doing, so that was good too!!
Hope to organise another trip before too long. Thanks again
We had a great time on our trip and enjoyed all the golf. Your service was excellent! I feel that you gave us the same consideration that you would give a large group, and I really appreciate that.
We appreciate your meeting us and enjoyed lunch very much.
Thank you for arranging for us to play Royal Melbourne West. It was so kind of you to go to that extra effort.
We will definitely recommend your service at any opportunity.
I recently had the good fortune of doing a bucket list golfing odyssey to New Zealand and Australia (including King Island and Tasmania) planned by Golf Select. It was nothing short of spectacular!! The golf, the accommodations, the transportation and organization were all first rate. It was really nice to be able to enjoy the trip to its fullest without having to worry about all of the many details that go into organizing such an action packed itinerary. Having investments in the golf industry and knowing a bit about courses and golf travel, I could not more highly recommend Golf Select for any group or individual wanting to get the most out of their precious golf and vacation time.
Just wanted to say thanks for another superb golf tour.
The ever important transfers worked like clockwork. The only thing I was disappointed in was your choice of weather at Royal Melbourne.
The golf courses were sensational, better than Barnbougle and according to a couple on the trip better than Cape Kidnappers. Flights there and back were fine as were the transport arrangements. Everything went according to schedule.
Hospitality on King Island was great, food very good (the Boomerang probably the pick) and the accommodation acceptable.
Thanks for your usual excellent service.
We all had a great trip. All three courses (Glenelg, Royal Adelaide and Kooyonga) were fantastic
and we were made to feel very welcome. The organisation was seamless throughout so thank you
for all of your efforts in ensuring that. We have used Golf Select for several of our tours now and I
will most definitely be recommending you to next year's organiser of the KoW, and anyone else for
We definitely had a great time in Vietnam. Loved the courses, found them hard but had I been on my golf would have been easier!
Always hard hitting a new courses but all part of the fun. Accommodation was fine, a nice bit of luxury. Dat (our guide) was brilliant.
I have had feedback from most of our group and all, without exception, were full of praise for all the arrangements you had made for us.
The Cullen was an ideal location and very well featured. The golf courses and facilities were stunning, and enjoyed by all.
Hospitality at each was great and were made to feel very welcome. Lachie was excellent driving the bus and very accomodating when we were delayed by an extra beer at the end of a round.
Thanks to you for all your hard work and o
Speaking for TJ, Jim and myself, we all had a FANTASTIC time on our trip to New Zealand and wanted to extend a big THANK YOU to you and to GOLFSelect!
Our trip went off flawlessly and I know you worked very hard to get a lot of moving pieces to come together for us.
I look forward to a return trip to make sure we hit Cape Wickham, Ellerston, the Australian and some others, if not next year, then in 2017 and I look forward to using you and GOLFSelect again.
I will also recommend you ever
Thank you for setting up a great golf itinerary on my trip to Australia. Each course is world class in its own unique way but what stood out to me most was that everyone I met at the clubs could not have been nicer or more welcoming. Golf select is a great service and I will be sure to recommend it.
A sensational trip on the Mornington Peninsula with everything organized down to the last detail by GOLFSelect, including perfect weather! Will have to book another trip to play the rest of the courses. Thanks for your efforts.
I just want to thank GOLFSelect so much for organising our wonderful trip to King Island. Everyone was really thrilled with every part of the trip and how smoothly it all went. Thanks also for all the extra effort you went to accommodating our increasing numbers after the initial booking. We wouldn't hesitate in booking with GOLFSelect again in the future.
We, the team at the OC, would like to send you guys a big thank you for everything you did to make both of our trips so successful.
It was a pleasure working with all of you as well as the lovely ladies that you have working on your team.
It was an excellent experience and we wanted you to know that we really appreciated all of your attention to detail and hard work during the 3 to 4 weeks that we were in country.
Thank you very much. Well done.
Hope to see you guys over here soon.
As usual, you and your team went above and beyond to prepare an itinerary and secure accommodations that exceeded our expectations; and if you also had a hand in shaping the weather, well played!
As for the golf, it was consistently sublime; and starting our holiday in Tasmania was definitely the right choice, as the Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm property proved to be an escape for the ages.
Our experience in Melbourne was just as incredible; Kingston Heath set a new standard for course conditions and hospitality, Royal Melbourne East and West were simply epic, the Moonah course at the National Golf Club was positively relentless, and the Old Course at the National Golf Club retained its coveted position as our absolute favorite!
Much to our delight, the golf in Sydney was also fantastic; Royal Sydney had us recalling Riviera in Los Angeles, and New South Wales had us seriously considering extending our trip!
Thanks again for all of your efforts, and we'll see you again in 2018!!!
We would like to thank everyone at GOLFSelect for making our trip very memorable. The best way I can describe your planning and execution is to tell you that every one I have spoken to about our Australian experience is that when I come back I will only use GOLFSelect and they should too.
Once again you mate's are the best, and we really appreciate all that Tom did for us while we were there as he was always so very helpful.
Every thing was great with our golf at Royal Sydney and NSW Golf Club! We loved the courses and thought the services you provided were excellent. Very thorough, nice touches, very professional. I hope to work again with you and will certainly recommend you to others.
Hi Gary Thanks again for organising our golf holiday. We all had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the golf courses (even though we all duffed our drives when you were watching!)