What are the fundamental elements that are essential to consider when choosing a golf tour operator for your golf vacation to Ireland or Scotland? Here we discuss the main things to bear in mind: –
Our Experience & Expertise
Surely you are looking for a golf tour operator that has walked the walk? A company that can use that expertise to create a unique experience for you and your guests. We are a business that appreciates the bespoke nature of each golf vacation – The Consummate Pro is that company. We use our experience to help shape your golf vacation. We will save you considerable time and money by you not having to spend hours on end on the internet trying to piece it all together. Our offices are in Ireland. We are not in some obscure location overseas detached from the day-to-day ebb and flow of what’s going on at the hotels and golf courses. This enables us to react to situations as they happen, not 7hrs later when someone wakes up on the other side of the world.
Our Golf Knowledge
It goes without saying that knowledge is key. You would expect a golf tour operator to have an in-depth understanding of every facets of your trip. You would expect them to anticipate the unknown and navigate you in the right direction. What you might not expect is a business that does annual inspections on all of our properties to ensure they are maintaining standards. Or, one that visits golf courses to experience upgrades first hand, or to restaurants to inspect food quality or taste their new menus. A company that visits transport providers to personally examine their fleet. The Consummate Pro is that company.
Our Attention to Detail
They say ‘the devil is in the detail,’ and we couldn’t agree more. Attention to detail defines everything we do. Conducting hotel inspections, we take notes on room type and location so that we can request specific options, even specific rooms, for our clients. We will ask for particular tables in restaurants, particular caddies, exact tee times, private tours and even specific coach drivers to compliment individual clients personalities. If you are looking for a company to go the extra mile, every time, The Consummate Pro, is that company.
Relationships are key to any business success, and that’s why we spend a lot of time cultivating them. Good relationships ultimately help us to make your travel experience the best it can be. We know the General Managers to the floor staff in all our hotels and the PGA Professionals to the Greenkeepers at the courses. At the beginning of each season we personally visit each of the properties that we use during the season. We meet with the owners and our contacts and to inspect any changes or updates. We engage with them regularly at trade shows and over the telephone. If you are looking for an organization with the contacts to deliver for you, then look no further than The Consummate Pro.
Golf Tour Operator Body
We are members of IAGTO (The International Association of Golf Tour Operators) the world’s leading body representing our industry. This membership ensures that we keep and maintain the highest standards possible. We are regulated, insured and bonded for your protection.
At The Consummate Pro, we understand how important it is to get the right proposition to our clients. We, therefore, make a considerable effort to choose only the most appropriate properties and experiences for each group. Time invested in undertaking site inspections, meetings, and visits, allows us provide you with a bespoke golf vacation. The more we get to know about you, the better your experience will ultimately be. The itineraries we present will be influenced by a vast range of factors, and we will justify them all to you. Whether it is budget, golf courses, lodgings, transportation or time, everything will be unique to you. We’re all individuals, and your golf vacation should reflect that.
We are all golfers! That might sound odd, but you would be surprised how many golf tour operators are not.
Whether it’s a vacation to the Caribbean, a break to Lake Tahoe or a golf vacation to Ireland, it is the people we encounter that makes it unique. At The Consummate Pro, we know this only too well having spent decades playing and travelling. For that reason, we are very particular about who we work with, and who we have working for us. The team is hand chosen, not just on ability, but on attitude. We work with people who go the extra mile for our guests, who can anticipate issues before they even arise. People who we can rely on to do the right thing for our guests if circumstances demand it. That may all seem very simple, but how often do we encounter the exact opposite almost single every day.
Our Value Promise
“Quality comes at a price.” How often have you heard that? At The Consummate Pro, we firmly believe that you get what you pay for in life. But, we also believe that doesn’t need to mean you should experience poor quality or service if you don’t opt for the luxury end of the market. Whether your golf trip costs you three or thirty thousand dollars, the level of service should be the same. Luxury travel does not come cheap, and we appreciate that it is difficult at times to compare what appear to be similar itineraries. The choice of a Superior room over a Standard room can distort the total cost of a trip often by thousands. When we present you with a proposal, we will demonstrate value for money, every time.
Our Client Testimonials
We are always delighted to share feedback from our clients own experiences, with you. Nothing gives us more pleasure than hearing what a wonderful time they and their friends have had on one of our trips. If a prospective client ever wishes to get feedback directly from a past client, we can even put you in touch with those that have offered to do so. In the meantime, why not read some of their comments here.
Your Financial Protection
The Consummate Pro is a golf tour operator committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no cost to you, and per” The (EU) Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018” all passengers booking with us are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently, the balance of monies paid. The policy also includes repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to our insolvency. Arranged through Towergate Chapman Stevens, this forms part of our commitment and duty of care to you.