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Golf Trips

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Greetings to all my golf friends. I’m going to start this season by updating what is going on with my golf tours for 2020.

As you all know, I’ve been arranging wonderful golf trips to Scotland and Ireland for many years and have many happy travelers from all the clubs in Highlands and Cashiers. I’m happy to share that my oldest son John has joined the business. He and his wife Daniela will be helping me expand our offerings and make the Toms Golf Tours experience even better.

We are now offering great trips to England, Spain, and France with a number of trips to these locations already booked for 2020. Also, be sure to check out our newly updated website at tomsgolftours.com.

OK, regarding timing, all trips should be arranged six months to one year in advance to make sure you get the courses and lodging you would like. For those of you wanting to get on the Old Course at St. Andrews in 2020, guaranteed tee times are very limited and will probably be gone by June 2019. Muirfield is also very difficult to get on and should also be booked by June if possible. I can help you with both, so let me know as soon as you can. The other courses in Scotland and Ireland are not as critical for early booking. These can be arranged throughout the Summer and even early Fall in some cases.

For any trip, spouses or non-golfing guests are always welcome. There are many sightseeing options for them while the golfers are golfing. All of our trips come with private coach transportation which includes your very own driver/concierge/guide to help with sightseeing and just about anything else you need on your trip.

We are booking more trips than ever before, largely due to the personal and customized service that we offer. I’ve played most of the great courses in these countries several times, and based on that experience I can help you figure out the best selection for your trip.

Feel free to give me a call or email me anytime. I’m right down the road in Sky Valley and would love to help customize your dream golf trip!