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Here are some genuine comments from years of satisfied DGH clients!!

We played our last game this morning. It was my second visit as you booked the resort for me last April. The other 8 are delighted with the resort and will return.

Thanks for everything yet again.

Kindest regards

Michael O’Connell


It's just dawned on me that i forgot to thank you for organising our recent trip. We all had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the new courses we played. All being well i'll be in touch later in the year to sort next years trip.

Best Regards,

 Tony Courtney


Just a short note to thank you for organising our holiday.

Everything went to plan.  The hotel was great value for money.   The rooms are spacious and there was lots of choice and variety in the food and plenty of it.  The staff were very accommodating and friendly.  The golf course was in good condition and challenging (with all those trees)!  We had perfect golfing weather too to top it off.


Patrizia Spella group

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Just a quick email to thank you for all your hard work and delivering a great break. The golf was great and the hotel good as ever. Everything went really well. 

Thanks again and I will be contacting you again later in the year to re book.


Lee Gray from Halifax 

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I have just returned from our November golf holiday and I wanted to let you know straight away, we had a brilliant time.

The staff were all lovely, food was good, the golf course was in great condition and the transfers you organised, were very prompt and they were very nice Mercedes vehicles.

Thank you so much, as always, for organising an excellent golf holiday for the four of us.

Very best wishes,

Brian Hogben

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Thanks again for organising an excellent week; everything went smoothly, no problems from landing to taking off (except French air traffic controllers) and all the courses were in good condition with fast greens.


Trevor Tape


hi Diane 

id like to thank you for arranging our golf trip we had a fantastic time thanks to you, is it possible to send a list of the coarse we have played the last few years where i and roy williamson have bocked

i will message next year to arrange our trip again

thank you again


ps merry christmas and a happy new year


Ciao Diane,

The group of Archigolf 2019

All was ok thank you


Marzio Dalcin / Archigolf, Italy

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Dear Diane

Many thanks for your excellent organisation.  Everything went to plan (except the rugby!), and we had a great time.

Best wishes

Gerry Shaw


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the organisation and handling of our golf holiday in Alvor. We in the past we enjoyed the time and the arrangement very much again. Once again our sincerest thanks until the next time.

Best regards,

Klaus Schuerer


We’re a few weeks back from our trip and can confirm everything went like clockwork – even the weather was kind to us this year so no complaints!.

I have copied PJ on the mail as he has the pleasure of organising next years event and I’m sure will be seeking your assistance in 2020.

Kind Regards

Sean Maher


Everything  perfect.

Wonderful weather in RC Sotogrande and Valderrama, cloudy with roars of water in La Reserva but everyone very, very happy.

This is our Group after the awards dinner.

Thank you for all.

Best Regards,


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Thank You very much for everything.

We were happy with our trip to Portugal.

Best regards

Slavo Laurinec


Just thought i would give you some feedback on our recent trip to Los Alcazares.

Hotel - Costa Narejos, this hotel is perfectly fine for golfers and a good base for travelling to the various courses. 

The staff are very friendly and helpful at all times. Rooms are basic but clean and comfortable, pool are is adequate for the number of guests and again very clean.

Restaurant is a good size, breakfast is typical spanish version of uk breakfast but the continental choice is varied and very good.

Evening meals are buffet style and there is enough choice to find something good to eat every night.

The bar is excellent with a happy hour on weekdays from 5pm through to 7pm, example of prices were 4 large beers 5 €. 

Parking is plentiful around the hotel so if there is no room directly outside the hotel there is more just to the left hand side which is all free.

The town of Alcazares is three minutes walk straight across the road from the hotel. The strip has many restaurants and bars to enjoy and for a weeks stay is plenty.

The beach is unfortunately in a mess at the moment due to the floods so the promenade isn’t currently looking its best.


GNK resorts

Hacienda Riquelme was very good, the facilities are brilliant and the course was in wonderful condition. Highly recommended 

El Valle was also superb, lots of great water features and very good par 3 holes. Course was in great condition and a good test.

Alhama signature was a fantastic course, unfortunately due to the extensive flooding some of the bunkers were closed throughout the course. The clubhouse is very small but adequate and practice facilities are great.

These three GNK courses are all of a high standard and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them.

Hacienda del Alamo, this course had by far the best greens, they were fast and pure. The facilities are great and the course is a real test but very enjoyable. Lots of water but fair and playable, highly recommended.

Lo Romero, this course is very different to the others we played and is more parkland than the desert style of the others. This course is also of a very high standard with great practice facilities and very good greens. The last hole had an island green which is a challenge and a fun way to finish.

All in all a very successful trip at a fantastic price in our opinion.

Thanks once again for a great trip Diane.

Best regards 

Pete Simpson


As always we had a wonderful trip in Cascais and got there no problem despite the impending hurricane!! Many thanks on behalf of the group for all your organisation!!. On both days (Beloura and Quintha Da Marinha) we had  a bit trouble getting buggies and didn’t realise we could have reserved them by phoning the day before. Perhaps you could find that out for us for the next courses that we play?

Take care,

Marian Farrelly

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Just to confirm that we got back relatively unscathed yesterday .....

We had a brilliant trip and everything went smoothly. Let’s hope the refurbished hotel retains the same high  level of service .

Many thanks from everyone on our SIXT Group.

Hopefully I’ll be contacting you on the near future about a trip for my wife and I

Best Regards,

Rob Jones


I never sent you an email regarding our trip to Turkey back in April, i would like to say, on behalf of all the lads who went, it was the best golf trip abroad any of us had, from the moment we stepped of the plane to getting back in Britain the service was 2nd to none. The Golf courses where some of the best we have ever played, the hotel was unbelievable, so i would like to Thank you for all your help and pass our thanks on to the team in Turkey.

Sean Caves


I would once again like to pass on the thanks to you, on behalf of this years golfers, for all your help on this years trip which went smoothly as always, & was enjoyed by all those attending.  Both new golfers & those who have been before.

The golf was great, well in most cases, but I think the drinking had something to do with that, the weather was fantastic, & it was all facilitated by the ease with your admin.

I'm already getting pressure for next years trip, but will have to wait until Jet2 announce flight dates for next year.

So I'll be in touch as soon as I know.

My personal Thanks, & kind regards

Ian Serginson


Apologies for the late reply, I have been meaning to report back sooner. We had another fantastic trip, thank you, transfers were all spot on, and the 3 courses all excellent.

We are just in the process of deciding which courses we want to book for next years trip, but will be in touch soon to confirm and get the ball rolling.

Thanks again for organising our tour.

Paul Clayton


Just a quick thanks , we had a great trip and all the lads enjoyed it.

All looking forward to next years trip and I will be in touch when we know what flights we are going on.

Couple of pics for your website  if you want to put them on, let me know if you do.


Mark Smith

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Thanks very much for all your organisation, we are a very small group but everything went smoothly. The transfer company especially, on time all the time, nice coaches.

Damien O’Reilly


Hi Diane .Just a quick email to thank you for organising  our golf holiday to Fuengirola.  Everything was perfect and all of the group really enjoyed it.  The transport was 1st class, the hotel was great and the golf courses were top class especially Santana.

I would recommend  Direct Golf Holidays to anyone thinking of a golf trip abroad.

I attach a group photo as requested 

Best Regards 

Joe o Shaughnessy

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Just back from our wonderful holiday and looking forward to next years trip already! We give you 100% for organisation.

Everything from collection by Paulo at the airport to staff at each of the golf clubs and hotel and back to Fernando who looked after us yesterday and brought us back to the airport today ran so smoothly.

We would like to make you aware that our rooms were on the ground floor facing the street where the hotel waste bins were located and collected quite early each morning. Although we asked the hotel, they would not move us. Were you aware of what rooms were allocated to us (pool side or street side)?

Patricia Doyle


Ballybay Golf Society

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Hola Diane back from fab break Thanks for your very good service Hotel and course were excellent and I would love to repeat again if you are doing same next year

Thanks again Michael Dolan


Hi Diane – just a short note to say thanks again for organising our trip in Valencia.

Everything went to plan and the mix of minibuses and taxis worked well.

Everything was sorted for us at the courses and hotel so we had no hassle at all.

We are already talking about next year and wondered if you could help us if we went to Seville or Madrid?

Kind Regards

John Cumming


And on behalf the lads we would like to thank you very much we had a brilliant 4 days and everything went absolutely fantastic we will be using you again for sure.  The package worked very well especially the transfers, the bus company were brilliant.  The lads have already told me to start on next years.


Tony Delaney Group


We had a great time .

The hotel was super . Ten times better than last year with very good breakfasts . The Europe course at La Calla was disappointing and a bit untidy but we enjoyed it .

We missed our flight home on Friday and had to stay an extra night .

Thanks for everything .

Yours Sincerely,

Ken Jones


May I take this opportunity to thank you very much for all the organising you did for us for our Golf trip to Bena Vista. The accommodation was superb and I already knew the area. The bus company was superb also and can you pass on our thanks to them.

I never got the chance to see the other apartments being used other than my own, so I have no idea how they were left. All good I hope, but please let me know if there are any issues with any of them.

Once again Diane, thanks very much for your help

Yours faithfully,

Kenny Glasgow - Alpha Arms Golf Society


Just wanted to give you a short feedback from our trip.

The hotel was very good, the only complaint was they opened breakfast at 7:30 when we were leaving at 8:00. But if we come again I think we would start 1/2 to an 1 hr later.

Los Noranjos was v good, La Quinta and Marbella had spectacular views, but were not as popular, and if we came again I think we would play different courses. The organisation at the Marbella Country Club was good for storage and showers.

The transport was v good, mostly early or on time. I think they were late 5-10 mins late one morning an 15 minutes on the last day (which caused a little panic).

I, personally had a little accident on the first day on the first hole, the going to the buggy after my second shot, I slipped and banged the back of my head.

The club organised an ambulance with a doctor, who took me to a private hospital Helicopter Sanitaros in Puerto Banus. 5 stitches later I went and played the last 9 holes! The treatment was fantastic!

Our next trip will be in 2 years, I think we will return.

Your organisation was excellent.

Best Regards


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Thank you Diane, as normal everything was perfect. 


Geoff Atkin


Just a quick line to say thank you for organising the golf, hotel and transport for our group trip to Portugal last week, everything was excellent!  Having always used hire cars for transport on previous trips, the group was blown away by the standard and reliability of the Transfair minibus element this year. Thanks again and we look forward to using your company again next year. (Group photo of ageing golfers attached, Palmeres Golf Course.)

Best Regards

Stuart Hanson


My trip with the guys to Vilamoura earlier in the year went great.

Everything spot on as usual.

Photo attached.

We are thinking about Villaitana again next year again though. It has everything for us.


Yesterday Rose and I returned from there with the Bains.

We had a bad start due to the severe thunderstorms, which I am sure that you were well aware of further down the coast.

The first day was abandoned as the course was flooded and closed.

The staff at Villaitana golf were tremendous. They moved things about to get us to play our remaining rounds and our cancelled day at the end of our trip.

A special mention to Brendan Graham running the show and Javi our starter and "carer".

On arrival we were even upgraded to 2 bedroomed family suites per couple.

All in all another great trip you organised for us.

Transfers were bang on time and drivers smart and polite.

Many thanks, and photo enclosed. (cropped one sent by my phone).

Looking forward to our next one.

Diane and DGH take another bow,

best regards,




You did us proud once again fantastic golf trip excellent service from you and Kevin coach transfers spot on please pass on to Kevin our thanks to all his drivers. Me on the left be back next year think it will be Monday 29th June


Allan Gill


Quick thank you - everything went really well - hotel really good - transfers on time - golf courses friendly - couldn’t fault a thing.

Course condition was a bit iffy - especially arcos - I sort of expected that - time of year - certainly can recommend the other two for any other clients you may have. Sherry especially!

Sadly my golf was shocking.

Consensus view - good tour - nice to have short journey - good for another year maybe earlier - but Albufeira again next year.

I’ve told them to expect a wallet shock if we play the Dom Pedro Courses.

If you’re looking - is there a hotel that’s closer to the old town in albufeira - there’s little interest in the strip - so being based down there would be good. 

Anyway - as always thanks for everything - I couldn’t and wouldn’t do it without you.

Chris Sharp / Tourettes Tour


Kathryn Crowly Group

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Holiday all went great and to plan .Thanks for your professionalism and we will be dealing with you again.

Pearse Keating


Just a quick email to express our thanks for arranging our golf trip to Mar Menor just the other week. 

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and haven’t stopped enthusing about it since our return.

Gary and Julie Lewis - Tiverton 24 group

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Just to let you know that we got back safely on Monday . The trip went very well and the weather was spot on !!

The hotel was excellent and as regards the courses we all preferred Lo Romero but Roda was still enjoyable - better facilities at Roda .

We could not believe the difference in the price of food and drink compared to the Marbella and the Algarve - almost 50 % cheaper !!

I think we would like to return next year - maybe early June to the same area and maybe a hotel in Torrevieja as possible more to do than in Los Alcazares .

A lady from Ireland in the hotel approached us and asked about the golf and how we organised it so I passed on your details to her

Once again thanks for a well organised trip.

Many thanks

John Crawford


Hi Diane, We had a fabulous time at the Gloria, the only downside was Lykia Links very poor service and lack of Buggies on site caused some grief we won’t be going there again, I know that’s out of your control, maybe one to avoid if others ask your advice, please can you get me a quote for 2020 May 1st for 7 nights, staying at Gloria Golf resort all inc, with 5 rounds 4 at Gloria and one at the Sultan with transfers, hopefully if we book early we can get a bigger choice of tee times aiming for between 11am to 1pm; I’ve got flights sorted, hope to hear from you soon,

kind regards

Rob Morgan


I would just like to thank you again for making out golf trip in April a great success, As always everything went without a hitch and everybody had a great time .

Now we have to start all over for our trip in 2020

If you would be  kind enough to put some packages together we can discuss and hopefully get it all sorted.

As always thank you for all your assistance.

Kevin  Davies


Thanks to Direct Golf Holiday’s.

Just home from the wonderful golf trip you recommended to Monte Gordo Portugal, we had twelve guys traveling from Ireland and from start to finish they had an amazing time. This is nothing new to us as we are traveling with Direct Golf for quite a number of years. I just wanted to offer a quick but sincere thank you to Diane for all her work, nothing seems to be a hassle to you, your research and attention to detail is brilliant.

Thanks again


Dermot Hobbs – Ballygarrett Golf Society


Further to our earlier conversation, I am writing to give you feedback regarding our recent trip to the Almerimar 4 star hotel.

Our initial thoughts were that the hotel itself looks a little tired and we standby that. However, the hotel was very clean, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was always fresh and tasty and the overall service was excellent. We also thought it was going to be a hassle getting to the golf course but the staff could not be more helpful in arranging the transportation, which was always very timely. In summary, our experience of the Almerimar 4 star hotel was a very positive one.

I think it is important for potential customers to be aware, there is also an Almerimar 5 star hotel, a short distance away and unfortunately, when I was booking the holiday, I was looking at the wrong website, so had a false impression of what to expect but that does not detract from the fact we had a brilliant holiday.

Thanks once again Diane, for organising yet another great holiday for us.

Very best wishes.

Brian Hogben


I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for organising our golf trip to Benalmadena.

Everything was great from the transport, golf and hotel  I would have no hesitation in booking any future golf tours with yourselves.

Yours faithfully 

Owen Lovell


Many thanks for organising my trip to Nuevo Portil Hotel and Golf.

I would give a very high rating to the golf course. A small item was insufficient signage from green to Tee Box.

The Hotel was first class with rooms, breakfast and lunch exceptionally good and great value for money. Surprisenly the evening meal was below its own standards.

I will certainly return to that resort.

On returning the car I was asked to put the key and car park ticket over the sun visor. I felt incomfortable leaving the car in that condition so I photographed the car, the fuel guage and the parking ticket in case some unauthorised person drove off with the vehicle.

Many thanks again

Michael O’Connell – Nuevo Portil Hotel and Golf Resort


Paul Clark Group

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Hi Diane,

Hope you are keeping well, as usual your service was fantastic and your patience with all queries is appreciated. The bookings and services provided by your company was superb all went off well.

Some basic feedback below for your information on our entire trip :

Transfers : All were as promised vehicles were clean drivers spoke English and were all pleasant . Always punctual in my opinion better than Spain.

Accommodation Algarve Anantara was overall average the breakfast and spa/gym was excellent, rooms were average and generally housekeeping of rooms were poor.

Accommodation Lisbon Corinthia was excellent from rooms to service etc.

Golf Courses

Monte Rei : Excellent service and welcome , course was good.

Faldo : Average Course service and facilities

Victoria : Average service great course.

Old Course : Great service and great course.

San Lorenzo : Good service and nice course.

West Cliffs : Poor Service , course was stunning but very difficult.

Overall we had a good trip if I had to compare to trip to Spain I would go for Spain again.

Our trip for 2020 will be in mid-April or end of May, we want to do France or Bulgaria, please give me your thoughts and when we should start planning.

Keep Well


Yuraaz Osman


Just a quick note to thank you for our recent trip which as usual went off without a hitch,we had 5 lovely days of weather,excellent golf and good craic.

Regards and Thanks

Sean Motherway (Cloyne GAA Trip)


Hi Diane, how are you? With us everything all right, after our South African Golf Trip.

Carlo is a very kind guy and stayed with us for many times.

Next year maybe Portugal, Lisbon area, we're thinking about.

Here the photo for your file.

Thanks again and best regards.

Jose Roberto Carvalho Group – Stellenbosch Golf Course

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Thanks for arranging our golf break.

All went well and every one enjoyed it. Hotel and staff were excellent and could not do enough for us.

The golf course was in great condition and a big thanks for organising the good weather too.

We shall be in touch with you soon to arrange our next break


Keith Toms

El Chaparral A Team - On Tour at Costa Bellena Golf Club


I would to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Diane, for all her help and professionalism. Everything I requested for the golf trip was delivered upon. Diane booked our hotel, transfers, 4 golf courses, buggies and golf club hire. All of above worked out excellently and efficiently. 

My golf group consisted of 12 golfers and all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We played Mijas Olivos, Marbella Golf & Country Club, La Cala Europa & Cabopino. Excellent courses and highly recommended. 

Thanks again Diane.


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Artur Matwijow


Attached is a photo of the group from Vilamoura. Unfortunately the weather was not too kind for us and although we were able to get out to play every day, it was very wet some days!! Anyway such is life! As usual the organisation of the trip was excellent and everyone sends their compliments.

As always,

Kindest regards

Marian Farrelly


Just a quick email to say that we had a GREAT trip this year. Definitely going back to Spain again next year. Hotel was excellent but I have to say that the transfer company that you organized were probably the best that we have ever used. Both the efficiency and professionalism of ALL drivers was exceptional. Looking forward to dealing with ye again for 2020 trip.

Kindest Regards,

Brendan Mullane


Hi Diana,

We had a great time, just a few notes for the next trip. Hotel and bus collections perfect. Mijas golf course and Santana perfect for next trip, we might change the other two. Once again a great job done, talk to you later in the year.

Mike Minihane


Just wanted to say a big thank you from myself and all the boys,we have had a fantastic time the H10 Estepona was a great call we were all very impressed , transfers were excellent prompt , polite and comfortable, and you even managed to sort the weather for us. We met a few other groups of golfers and have past your name and contact details on so you may well get some phone calls thanks again I will be in touch soon to sort out next year.


Matt Leatham


Just a little note regarding our trip to Fuengirola last week Thank you so for everything we had a great week and will be returning next year as you had had everything in order Golf courses were magnificent hotel was great and I will be back to you in May/ July

    Thanking you

  Declan o brien


Dear Diane,

Everything was amazing,  a great golf  trip,

thanks to you.

Best regards,

Paolo Caldara


Sorry I haven't got back to you before now but we've had some family issues.

Great trip in a fab resort on two superb courses.

Everyone enjoyed. Here's to next year.

Many thanks for your help again.

Vanessa, one of our ladies may well be in touch with you regarding a trip they're looking to organise

Take care

Hugh Thomas


Dear Diane

First of all, wish you a happy New Year 2019! All the Best!

Apologies, no feedback from October trip so far. Have been too lazy.

Like to share big hands from the whole group. We all were enjoying your well organized stay. 

Unfortunately during our stay we had a lot of rain. But but you're not responsible for it. But due to ou choices with regard of golf courses and timing we only had at our first day first 5 wholes rain during playing golf.

On behalf of the whole group once again our heartfelt thanks for the super organized stay!!!!! THANKS

Promise will ask for your kind service again. 

All the Best for the time being.


Hi Diane

I have to complement you on sourcing El Rompido. Everything about the resort was first class. We will certainly play the two golf courses again. We actually played 8 rounds in the 6 days and the extra 2 rounds were at a nominal price in sharp contrast to La manga. To top it all we were blessed with beautiful weather.

Many thanks again.

Kind regards

Michael O’Connell Group


Many thanks for your help with our recent trip to Spain.

Despite the hiccups before we went, all the arrangements for the trip were first class and everything went without a hitch.


Tom Ryan


Hi Diane

Myself and my son, Rob on the first tee Europe course, we had the most amazing time, I cannot find even the smallest fault, everything from the transfers, hotel, food, room, golf, staff and service was second to none, I cannot thank you enough for your part in arranging everything and I will definitely be back in contact for my next trip.
Once again many thanks

Stev Stipanovic


Just to let you know we had another fabulous golf trip. The Hotel Fuerte was a really nice place as your recommendation said!!.

Of course the weather was more Irish than Spanish but while we know you can do wonders organising things we also recognise the weather is a bit beyond your powers!!!!

Anyway attached is a group photo at La Quinta Golf club. We are proposing to go early April 2019 so a couple of initial questions?

Are there good golf courses near Nerja or indeed Porto in Portugal as some of the group were expressing ideas for there.

I’ll be in touch in the next few weeks to firm up a destination and some dates.

Take care


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Hi Diane

The resort is top clsss. We have enjoyed the holiday immensely. We were also blessed with the weather. Friday, Saturday and Sunday were to be a wash out but transpired to be a little overcast and breezy. Monday, yesterday and today were sun drenched days. Could not wish for more.

Many thanks again for a great golfing holiday.

Kind regards

Michael O’Connell


We’re just back from our trip and everything worked really well. The weather did us no favours but despite that we managed to get out on all three days. The hotel and car hire worked well with the hotel in particular very accommodating and helpful. Many thanks for your help.

I have copied Sean on the mail as he has the pleasure of organising next years event and I’m sure will be seeking your assistance in 2019.

Thanks again.

Mark Kenny


Just thought I'd say we all had a wonderful time again, were lucky with the weather & we even managed to squeeze all 18 holes in on the last day due to being picked up at the clubhouse.  Mind you I'm glad I contacted the company to make sure the driver knew where he was going, because he went to the wrong place to start with.

All those who went previously, & those who were new thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and asked me to pass their thanks on to you.

Everybody wants to go back next year, so I will be in touch early in the new year no doubt.

Thanks for all your help.

Ian Serginson


Hi Dianne

All went very well and all had an excellent time.  ( one near miss with a lost phone hour before pick up but all sorted in the end after us chasing the taxi with said phone in it all over Albueferia ! )

Some feedback for you that might help with future groups.

Hotel complex,   excellent facility,  perfect for this type of group,  some of the rooms are a little bit tired but nothing extreme or significant to be critical.   All staff really helpful and they let us have a late checkout on one room to help with pick up time...

Transfers  -   Transfair were brilliant,  always there early and happy to change time at drop of hat when we finished earlier than expected on one round.  Vans in very good condition and drivers all very pleasant and helpful.   I really would recommend them to anyone in the future,  in fact we might use them when I go back for family holiday in May 19.     It was them that helped us chase that Taxi round.

Courses  -    All good and different,      Salgados - lots of water and therefore very tight but good course.    Espiche  -  superb course with some of the best greens I have ever played on.  However very very tight and difficult.  I would suggest that if only very high handicappers playing (say 16+)  then this would be too difficult and not enjoyable.   I play of single figures and found it very tough. ( and I wasn’t hungover ! )     Alamos  -  Another good course,  much more forgiving than the other 2 and for that reason a number of our group thought this was the best.   This course would suit all.

So all in all fantastic trip and I have a funny feeling that we might end up looking at Portugal again in the new year for next October.

Thanks for all your help.

Paul Muumford


Just a brief note to thank you for all your help . We went to Spain last week – the weather was difficult but we had a great time and somehow managed to play both rounds of golf . Everything was well organised . We will most definitely ask you to do the same again next year .

Thanks again .

Yours Sincerely,

Ken Jones


I am just sending a short message to say thanks again for your hard work on our behalf.

The golf trip with 16 guys was wonderful; hotel, transport and golf all went without a hitch. So from me and all the guys another BIG thanks.

Regards Ronnie Duggan


Good morning Diane,

I hope the weather has picked up in Malaga. It was raining when we left yesterday and it is absolutely pouring down back in the UK.

Thank you for all the arrangements made for last weeks trip. Everything went well and the chaps enjoyed all of the courses and were particularly impressed by the quality and timing from the transport company.

We're looking forward to the next trip on 21st Oct so you can send the vouchers when you have time.


Mike Godfrey


Thank you for a wonderful holiday. Everything went smoothly. The group were delighted with the servuce. I will be in touch again


Pearse Corbett


Hi Diane, just to let you know we had yet again another wonderful holiday. We had 3 new guys with us and they absolutely loved it. That’s 2 years in Spain now. Time for a wee change. We are thinking of Turkey, and also going the end of May. Same setup as always, get us a good deal sweetheart. Once again, thank you so much for another wonderful holiday. Sam. Xxx


Just a quick note to say that everything went perfectly on our trip. The course were great and the transfers were all bang on. Your drivers are a credit to your company.

We will be doing another trip roughly same time next year and we were thinking about Valencia.

Do you cover that area?

Kind Regards

John Cumming


Apologies for the delay in getting back to you with Feedback on our trip to PGA Catalunya.

Overall we all really enjoyed the trip and the staff in the hotel and at the golf course were really helpful and friendly. The only negative was at check in which took almost 45 mins and I think could have been avoided. We will definitely return next year as the overall experience was really positive.

Many thanks as always for your assistance on this and we look forward to another successful trip in 2019.


Paul Slater


Thanks again for organising our trip.

Everything went like clockwork again.

The transfers were spot on as usual, considering all the different places that we have booked with you, and not one concern, must be a big plus, and a feather in your cap.

The tee times were fine, although the staff in the clubhouse were only too happy to adjust them on the day, if required, for any reason.

Congratulations on running a successful and friendly business,

We will certainly be contacting you again,

best regards,



Brilliant trip once again. Thanks for everything. Please find attached group photo. I'm not organising next year's but have passed your contact details onto to my successor who will hopefully be in touch.

Thanks again.



Just a quick e-mail to say THANKYOU for arranging our golf in Murcia last week.

It went without a glitch, so a perfect service.

We are currently arranging another trip to Torrevieja in March next year, so will definately be contacting you again nearer the time when we know numbers.

Thanks again,

Lee Jennings


Good morning Diane!

Well, back from our 2018 golf tour and suffering with post hol blues/hangover as usual, but just wanted to say thank you yet again for sorting it for us, arguably the best trip we have had in the 5 years we have been going.

One slight niggle to report this year was the transfers weren't as slick as usual, the polotours airport shuttle that picked us up from the airport when we arrived, was a ford focus estate, not a minibus as normal, we were told he expected 3 golfers, and no minibus was available, so we spent 30 mins struggling to shoehorn four golf bags, suitcases, and ourselves into his tiny car, don't know how we managed it but somehow got us all in with golf bags and cases across our laps etc, it was a very uncomfortable ride to the hotel. He also took us to the wrong hotel (dom pedro vilamoura instead of dom pedro marina), and the return airport shuttle was a fair bit late as he had also gone to the wrong dom pedro hotel first before finding us at the dom pedro marina.

On the plus side, the hotel upgraded us to a room with a balcony terrace, which proved to be a huge plus, and we will look at booking this again going forward.

I have attached a picture for the website, thanks again and I will be in touch in the coming months to organize next years trip! :)




Firstly the team have asked me to convey their gratitude and delight for a great weeks golf holiday . Everything went like clockwork when we can't thank you enough for your professional commitments .

We have decided next early May we want to return to the same Hotel on the half board basis.
At the present time I don't have numbers but if you can give an approximate cost for next year on my estimated numbers and courses would be good .

12 to 16 players
All transfers inclusive.
Courses,  Las Colinas, Lo Lomero and La Finca play this one twice.   Include buggies.
Prices just might be on the high side for these courses but it will give me a bench mark.

Kind regards,
Bill Hamilton

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Hi Diane, we all had a fantastic holiday all went off to a Tee.

Airport and golf transfers  spot on please pass on our thanks to Kevin and the team of drivers highly recommend.

Will post some photos soon

All that traveled 12 are up for it next year but maybe 16


Allan Gill


We would just like to thank you very much for all that you done for us. We had a great time and everything went so smoothly thanks again



Good tour - we all really enjoyed the golf courses - certainly playa Serena & Almerimar were the best run with bars able to cope with an influx - the other two not really set up for big groups - but the people were nice, generally - the odd grumpy bar man.

Transfer company were good - delayed one day, which was a bit stressful for me thinking we might miss our tee slot, but they were available by phone to keep me updated so can’t complain.

Aguadulce itself, bit quiet in June, like stepping back in time 20 years here I suppose, but more than enough in reality.

Hotel was good, tired for sure but at that price what can you expect,  brekkie was good, some are in the restaurant at night and complemented it.

Yup good tour, deserved winner & cheap.

2019 - already decided where we’re we are going.

Looks like it will be another cheapie, Horaah!!



Good Afternoon Diane

I would like to thank you very much for arranging our annual golf trip. This is now the 6th successive golf event that you have organised and it has proved to be very successful.  This was all made possible by your efficient and confident guidance, plus your immediate replies to my emails and calls that made it completely hassle free

I have received many emails of thanks all echoing the same sentiments that not only was the golf courses amazing but, the hotel and restaurants (all arranged by you) were too! A perfect combination. 

So, thank you once again and I would have no hesitation in recommending you and Direct Golf Holidays.

Thank you and Kind Regards

Kind Regards,

Karina Sullivan


Hi Diane,

Hope you keeping well, been meaning to get in touch just to say thanks for making the arrangements for our trip a few weeks ago it all went well had a good time. Keep yourself busy with the business and again thanks for your help.

Allan Reed


Many thanks for organising our trip again this year,

Everything went just superbly as usual.

Kind Regards

Alex Savage 


Sorry for the delay in getting back to you after our trip to Portugal but not been home this month.    Anyway we all had a great trip      hotel was great with perfect location and great views. As always golf courses were excellent  and transfers were always on time. You even organised the perfect weather. Thanks to you and all your team.          We will be returning next year.   I am back home next week so will be in contact then with next years details and will upload photos.   Thanks as always.  Kevin Davies 


Hi Diane.  As promised, a testimonial for the website to go with the very prominent photo!!

Another fantastic holiday.  Just what we have come to expect over the last few years – excellent accommodation, great organisation and good courses with Los Naranjos being the pick of the bunch.  Next year the four of us have a combined age of 300 so here’s hoping we can all make it back to celebrate!  Thanks again for providing us with a great trip.  Neil, Ian Ray and Arthur.


Just a note to thank you once again for organising our Spanish trip, this time to Almerimar.

As usual everything slotted in perfectly. Airport transfers, golf tee times were spot on, and the hotel was excellent.

I'll be back in touch nearer the time for our trip to Villaitana in September.

Many thanks and best regards,



Just back from another fantastic trip which went like clockwork thanks to your  meticulous organisation. We are on the road again in November, arriving in Malaga on 14th at 11.25. There are 12 of us.

Many Thanks Again

Peter Molumby


Hi Diane. Thanks for everything in Marbella again. It was perfect.

Congratulations and until the next time.


Jose Roberto Carvalho


Just a note of thanks for setting up the golf holiday in Spain.  We had a wonderful time; the weather cooperated and the courses were in great shape.  Thanks again for all your help.  Hope to see you next year!

John Krzysiak


Once again another successful trip to Vilamoura with everything going off without a hitch, thanks again for all your work on our behalf.

We will be travelling again in 2019 so could you please advise when I could book hotel and golf.




Hi Diane,

I hope you are keeping well, and busy. I thought I would send you a short message.

I have spoken to the guys recently and they had a great time in Marbella, again, and apart from some quite wet weather they enjoyed the golf.

All your arrangements went according to plan, and they were particularly impressed with the transport to and from the courses.

I was really sad to miss the trip but couldn’t be helped. Next year, hopefully.

I have now got a date for the operation on my back – 17th May, so keeping fingers crossed that all goes well.

Thank you once again for a good trip, and best regards.

John Ellis / Chris Cotton Group


1st tee box in Espiche. We had a great trip Diane. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t too kind to us and Lagos a small bit too quiet. I have to say that the transport company were without doubt the Best transfer company you have ever set us up with. Really efficient and were always on hand for us. Thanks again for everything and will be in contact again early next year for Golf Trip 2019.


Brendan Mullane


Diane, just a quick note to say thank you for all your hard work on this holiday for us.

The hire car collection was simple and easy and the car though a Megane had plenty of room for us and our luggage.

The Apart hotel was great, lovely rooms and the staff were excellent.

The clubs arrived before we did, so we had the chance to take them for a test run at the driving range before hand , great. Clubs were excellent too could have only been 1 to 2 years old. I may have to buy myself a set of pings.

The courses were in good condition and despite the mist and rain on the Sunday we enjoyed them both. I think we preferred the San Lorenzo course over all, but the club house at Pinheros Altos was fantastic.

Thank you again for a great trip.

Regards George Marits


The boys from Guernsey on the first tee box at silves golf course.

 Regards Brian Le Tissier



One of the best trips yet, everything was of top notch. From the welcome of the transfer and the great people we met at the resort; 5 out 5 for the hotel and golf. Thanks very much for your help and now looking forward to another trip next year late Feb early march in Spain or Portugal.

Again thank you all for a great trip, would go back their again sometime in the future.

Donny xx



everythink was perfect: perfect location in Lisbona, amazing courses, perfect organization.

Thank you so mutch for all of that.

See you soon.

Best regards.


just a quick line to thank you once again for another great trip and in particular for sorting our transfer back from pinheiros altos, it saved us sitting about for 2 1/2 hours. All being well I'll be in touch later on this year to arrange next years visit.

Best Regards,

                    Tony Courtney

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Just come back from a great trip. Hotel and courses were fabulous and everyone really enjoyed. The all-inclusive worked a treat and the food was plentiful with a great choice.


Hugh Thomas





Just returned home after our 7 day golf trip , just want to say a big thank you for organising the trip , from getting picked up at the airport to getting dropped off at the airport everything was spot on . thanks very much Craig skitt



Good afternoon Diane

I hope you are well and still enjoying your warm Autumn!

Just a quick line to thank you for organising such an excellent trip for my friends and I.  The hotel recommendation was excellent and the staff there were all so friendly and accommodating.  The transfers throughout were superb and quite luxurious to some I have experienced over the years.  Finally, the golf courses were challenging and we did struggle to come to terms with them, even my single figure friend didn’t have it all his own way.  Of course, you did arrange lovely weather throughout which was a huge bonus even if the golf wasn’t brilliant.

It looks highly likely that we will return to Portugal next year and if, as I understand, you arrange trips there too, I will have no hesitation in asking you to price the package I have in mind.

As soon as I have finalised the details, I will be back in touch.

In the meantime, may I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.

Warm regards



Hi Diane, just a quick thankyou to you and Martin, all the lads were very happy again, and we'll probably see u again sooner than later, could you find me some information on stopping in Malaga or near, and golf courses around that area 

Norman Emberson


Good morning Diane. Thanks again for your support. We are enjoying our golf break in southern Spain. Every day sun, unbelievable. Will be in touch for next coming break.

Klaus Schuerer and Peter Klunk


This is a photo of our ARCHIGOLF group at Emporda!!

Thanks again to Diane for the great organization!!





Hi Diane and just a wee note to say thank you for organising the golf, etc.

We only had the one wee issue at the hotel when checking in. Some of the guys had a sea view and others did not, but the hotel were accommodating. One of our squad was moved to a superior room (with a superior sea views) and was charged €70 for the privilege! His choice.  




A wonderful 5 days (which turned into 10 due French air traffic controllers strike and Ryanair's incompetence) but there's nothing DGH or we could do about that, so we suffered in the sun but then someone's got to do it.

Great golf courses, wonderful weather and it was good to meet so many friendly people who went out of their way to offer a good service this includes staff at the courses, Kevin and his team who took care of our transport and staff at Costa Narejos Hotel who couldn't do enough for us especially when we had to extend our stay at short notice.  

The hotel was first class with excellent meals, very clean rooms and great views.

Thanks for organizing it, every thing went as planned with transport arriving on time everyday, no delays at the golf courses so we got to tee off as detailed in the timetable. 

I'm looking forward to doing it again soon.

I've included a photo. (Vic on left, I'm in the middle and Tony on the right) You will see that only three of us made the trip, unfortunately Vic's brother could not make it.

Many thanks,



We are just back from our trip to Lisbon (Cascais)and a big thank you from me and everyone in the group for yet another trip with flawless organisation!! We were all absolutely delighted with the way everything went!!

I’ve included a group  photo for the website.

We are planning to go again in March 2018, but will probably opt for Alvor again. I’ll be in touch shortly with some preliminary dates and numbers.

One small comment for future golfers to the Lisbon area. The BELAS course is in very poor condition and we would not recommend it for anyone, especially those who are unfamiliar with the courses

Enjoy the week end (not sure if you have a bank holiday like us ?)

Take care



Hi Diane

What a brilliant trip we had this year. Perfect golf, perfect weather and the best transport and transfers we have ever had. Always on time, exceptional quality. We will definitely be back again another great job.

All the Best



Just thought I’d drop you a quick note now that we’re back, to say thanks on behalf of all of us for the organisation of our recent trip.  As with last year everything went smoothly, of apart from the thunderstorm on the last day, but it’s a little hard for you to control that.  However it didn’t stop us completing all 3 rounds, & gave us some great talking points.

The hotel & location on the first night was excellent, and the transfer drivers prompt & helpful.

Once again I really appreciated you help early on when numbers kept changing, & for sorting out all the issues.

Thank you once again, & I will be in touch sometime next year to organise the next one.

Kind regards

Ian Serginson Group – MURCIA OCT 2017

Hi Diane,

We have just returned from another great trip organised by yourself. As usual everything was spot on. I would particularly like to mention the transfer company. They provided a fantastic service. Top of the range buses. Friendly,efficient and helpful drivers. They were always at the pick up points fifteen minutes before the time and really added to the enjoyment of our trip. I will be in touch very shortly to organise our May trip. Once again Many Thanks.

Peter Molumby


Thanks for everything. Hope to see you next year Billy



Thank you for arranging our golf tour this weekend gone, we had a lovely time and your arrangements were perfect. I will recommend DGH to all at the golf club.

Kind Regards



Hi Diane,

Hope you are well.

First of all, thank you once again for organising this years trip, great time was had by all and we can't wait to get back next year. So, can you please quote for the following courses/dates:

Look forward to hearing from you, 

Thank you.



Back home now. Everything went like clockwork apart from the Birmingham 2 who were flown back to Gatwick and then bused to Birmingham.

Great organisation will be in touch next year.

Kind regards



Hi Diane, how are you? Once again you've pulled it off. Hotel great, everything about it. All transfers on time. The golf was good. First course great, 2nd and 3rd okish, 4th the best. All in all we had another great holiday. I'll be in touch for next year, only thing, don't know where to go.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thanks again pet. Cheers Sam. X


Thanks for arranging the Portimao trip, we had a great time. Photo below on the first at Palmeres.

One of the boys had a moan that the hotel didn't know we needed twin rooms, not doubles which the hotel said they didn't know about. Anyway he got a room switch and the rest of us just got on with it. Not that we had much sleep!

Palmeres in the afternoon was very slow, 3 hours and 10 minutes for 9 holes. We did complain and ask about compensation, even a round of drinks would have been good but by the time we finished (in the dark), the clubhouse had shut. It would be interesting whether you can get any joy with them. Beautiful course though!

Our attention is turning to next year, the boys want Italy. Are you interested in looking into it for us? I don't see it on your website but it might be a new destination to add.....




Just wanted to say thank you.

Everything went to plan. The guys had a great time.

Kind regards



Just back from holiday since Wednesday and just want to say thanks!

Hotel was excellent, great location and service.

The Chauffeur service brilliant!

The courses were lovely only blip was Calanova greens were shocking but they said they have a problem at the moment

but overall we had a great time and just wanted to say thank you for organising.. we'll be back.



Hi Di....thanks for booking our break to Portugal. Amendoeira was 1st class. Villa was worth half a million, stunning in appearance & quality. The courses were first class too.

We were looked after thoroughly & all golf was complimentary because we were in that villa, so we could play more if we so wished.

Thanks once again & hope to be in contact again soon

Cliff Dawe


Just a quick note to say thanks from myself and my group.  We had a wonderful 5 days and the courses were superb, and the arranged transfers with Polotur were excellent.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Just one small glitch.  One of the party left his iPhone on the bus when we reached the airport, and by the time he realised, the bus was gone.  We tried ringing the phone but could only get the voicemail.  I was wondering if it would be possible for you to contact them and see if the driver found the phone (not really hopeful but worth a try).  If you give them my contact number I can arrange to get it collected as a friend of one of our party is going to Albufeira next week.

Again. many thanks for the excellent way you treated us/

Regards, George.


Thank you very much for organising the hotel and golf for us in Algarve.

Anantara is an excellent hotel. The staff are very courteous and professional, the rooms are great and the food is very good. We can highly recommend it.

The golf courses were excellent and we appreciate your choices which provided a different challenge at each one. The transfers to the courses were seamless and we just had a great time all week.

We will pass your contact details on to our other friends who may visit Spain and Portugal for golf.

Kind regards,

Michael and Elaine


Hi Diane , golf trip all went great and the airport golf transfers excellent service clean inside/outside please thank Kevin and all his staff . look forward to next year ,Mar Menor the residence golf will be Roda Los Colinas hacienda requelme el valle and mar menor.




From “Three Auld Jocks and a Geordie”

Yet again Diane and her team at Direct Golf Holidays came up trumps.  A fantastic trip with trouble free car hire, four great golf courses and lovely accommodation for a bargain price.  And Diane even came to us after the last round at Mijas Olivos and picked up the hire clubs. Fantastic.  It’s our sixth trip with DGH and they just keep getting it right.  Thank you and see you next year.jocks_and_geordie.jpg

Firstly just a note to say thanks for organising our golfing holiday to Villaitana once again.

Everything went smoothly as usual, with no problems whatsoever. Airport transfers, hotel accommodation and golf course bookings were spot on. Thank you.

many thanks and best regards,

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Sorry about my state of panic at the start of the holiday but given what happened with Poloturs last time, I was prepared for the worst!

No hitches at all this time – the driver was even 10 minutes early for the trip back to the airport.

So no issues at all with the transfers, the hotel or the golf. It all worked out very well so thank you very much for organising.

In terms of the courses, the only one we wouldn’t be in a mad rush to play again is Pinhal – and only because it is so similar to Vila Sol. Laguna is very different with its lakes and bunkers so I’d recommend this one as a “lower-cost” course. As we have discussed before, Vale do Lobo is an ideal final day pre-airport course. Great facilities, showers, space for luggage and reasonably priced food. Buggies were cheap also – as you suggested – 20 Euros after 11am.

Vilamoura is a top resort – it has something for everyone. Old and young alike. But we knew that already!

I wish I could dish out similar praise to my local airport – Luton. But the bottlenecks there on Sunday evening are getting worse. 30 minutes to get through passport control at midnight. Delightful…

A few things to make you aware of – in case you didn’t already know and which might help with other tours you organise to the region.

  • As discussed when we arrived at Faro – the tourist post with Poloturs has disappeared completely. I needn’t have worried as our driver was shrewd in waiting for 15 minutes after the flight landed before showing up.
  • The deal with free hotel transfers to golf courses (for the Dom Pedro branded ones) is that you ask at reception 10 minutes before you want to leave and then they usually arrive within 15-20 minutes. You can’t book in advance. It’s a “seat of the pants” service but it works really well.
  • Our rooms at Dom Pedro did not have balconies this time but did have large lounges with a comfortable pull-out sofa bed in each. This is great as with the oppressive heat, it is far better to split the occupants of a twin room than both sharing one small twin bedroom where it can get really stuffy.
  • The other good thing about the hotel is that the aircon doesn’t switch off when you leave the room. A huge plus when it gets to 35-37 degrees outside.

I think we’ll certainly be back to Vilamoura – possibly every other year. Too early to say where we’re going next year. Some suggestion of basing ourselves around Estepona if we can get flights to work. Anyway, we’ll no doubt be in touch.

All the best



Just wanted to drop you a quick e mail to say we all had a great trip to Benalmadena last weekend , the courses were in great condition , the mini buses were superb and they were on time every day, hotel was excellent again.

Everything went like clockwork and we will be booking again for next year probably same arrangements.

I will be in touch when the flights come out for around mid Mayish 2018

Probably more going next year for one of the lads 40th Birthday , are there any discounts for more than 16 golfers ?


Mark Smith


Just back yesterday . It was good to meet you at last albeit briefly at Cabopino on Friday .

The trip was excellent and we all enjoyed the 2 courses. The hotel was also excellent and very customer focused - will go back to it again .

Trust the golf clubs got picked up OK from the hotel .

Once again many thanks and will be in touch again in September / October to arrange next years trip !!

Kind regards

John Crawford


Just a wee heads up to say thanks for a great golf trip again back in Marbella. Everything was great again but especially the hotel which was fabulous the best we have had in Spain. We have never had a bad hotel but the El Fuerte we all agreed is on another level altogether. The golf course choices are down to us but all four were great especially course B at La Quinta although course A wasn't quite up to par pardon the pun as they were obviously carrying out maint on the course but was still enjoyable. We all agreed Marbella is the best location and suits all our needs best, hotel, golf, restaurants, bars and near the courses we like, so hopefully we will be back again next year.

All the best and take care.

Kind regards





Hi Diane,

My utmost apologies to you! I was talking today to someone about golf holidays and he was asking me who used I organise it with and then I realised I forgot to email you about our trip. Everything went smoothly as usual, and I was even looking at places for next year.

So will be in contact again close to the end of the year to organise 2018




Back to work today and still a little hungover if I’m honest!!

Apart from a small miscommunication with the transport that was entirely our fault I wanted to thank you so much for everything you organised.

The hotel was far better than we remembered, the golf courses as challenging as we knew they would be and the transport between airport and golf course was 1st class luxury.

The guys that went on the tour had the times of their lives and my friend who was celebrating his 60th is still smiling.

I will be recommending Direct Golf and certainly your services again. You’ve always been available and you’ve made my part of the organisation easier to do.

Thank you once again and we’ll be looking to use you again on our next trip. There is talk about returning as one of our members on this tour will be 80 next Oct (would you believe it and was still out with us most nights)!!!

Let’s keep in touch over the coming months once we’re all back to reality and decided the next time for a tour.




Dear Diane,

We though you might appreciate some feedback on our week in Seville.

Both couples felt you had put together an excellent, well co-ordinated package. 

The hotel was very good and the transport firm was outstanding.

The first and last courses were very good but, as you said, Hato Verde was somewhat tatty which was a shame since it was a very interesting course. Some fine detail on each course:

  • Zaudin – A4 plan of the course left much to be desired, no handbook but nice course. Chased at one time for slow play but after 9 holes, no-one really behind to pressure us.
  • Hato Verde – poor course plan (on a sheet of A5). No pressure after the front nine but don’t recall much at any time.
  • Real Seville – most professional set up of the 3 but signage could have been better (as indeed for the other 2). Disappointed not to have buggies – they’d all been taken before we arrived. I think that if you book as we did, and whether being closer to 70 years old than not is a factor, you should not have to negotiate these on the day.

I hope this is both constructive and helpful.

We loved the city and, as you know, were able to hire the transport company for a day trip to Cordoba – seriously wow factor as I’m sure you know. Thank you for your help with this.

As a matter of interest, is it possible to develop a similar package with Cadiz or Granada as the centre point?

Our thanks.



Thanks for re-arranging our golf in Spain on our day off due to the heavy rain we had. The lads really enjoyed all the courses you selected for us.

Once again many thanks from all of us for arranging our trip this year.




Our golf trip was excellent and so was the hotel. All 8 of us thoroughly enjoyed the week.

Looking for a similar deal for next April, probably Portugal.

Thanks for enquiring,



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Just a note to thank you for our recent trip to Vilamoura which went of without a hitch.We had 2 poor days weather that were our non golfing days so we had to take refuge in the local bars !!!!.

We plan to return again next April so when will you be able to book courses with Oceanico.


Sean Motherway

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I would like to thank you for organising our golf trip. 

We had a wonderful time and everything went very smoothly.

The winner gets to organise next year's trip and I unfortunately did not win but I will forward on your contact details to Mark Kenny who did win.


Daniel OMahony


We are just back from our golf trip to Marbella and wanted to let you know that we had a great time. Thank you for making it so easy and fabulous!  Everything ran like clockwork – not one complaint.  It was brilliant.  The weather wasn’t as good this year but it didn’t stop us and thankfully no rain. 

We are already preparing for our 2018 trip so will be in touch about it very soon! 

Thanks again,

Liz McFarlane

Marbella April 2017

Well back in Sweden after a very nice golf break in Spain (La Manga) I wish

to thank you so much for all your efforts. I will be happy to contact you

again in case of any future trips to play golf in Spain.

Kind regards

Mats Littorin

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Just a short note to say thank you for all your help in making our trip to Portugal successful.

Hotel was perfect   location superb  transfers and golf brilliant all players were well impressed with whole set up.

So again we all say thank you.

Will be in contact next month to book for 2018.


Kevin Davies

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Dear Diane

On behalf of our group I want to say a big, big thank you to yourself and your team for the superb organisation of our recent golf trip to Marbella.

We had no problems whatsoever and everything ran like clockwork from start to finish.

From being collected at Malaga airport and taken to El Fuerte Hotel, which had great rooms and very obliging staff, perfect golf reservations with buggies and “millionaires’ golf “ most of the time, club hire – which saves the hassle of bringing clubs from home, to being delivered back to the airport for our return journey, it was all perfect with nothing at all to complain about!!

I mentioned to yourself about the possibility of purchasing some of the clubs which I used, as I found the driver, three wood and five wood particularly good for my limited ability. I also liked the rescue club, the H3 I think it was

These clubs were from the red bag and were i Drive make, the driver was 460/ TI 10.5 degree, Perimeter Weight. The three wood was 15 degree, and the five wood was 19 degree, both these were described as Hyper Steel and Perimeter Weight.

Will it be possible to get me a price for these three or four clubs to buy, along with shipping costs?

Once again, many thanks for your efforts on our behalf, Diane, and I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Best regards,

John Ellis.

Everything worked out perfect for the golf trip. Thanks for all your help. 

Chat next year please god. 

Regards Shane

Just to say a big thank you for your efforts,and our well organised trip in the costa's,everthing went to plan, really enjoyed our 3 courses and hotel stay 

Ps..will book again in near future
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Just back from our golf trip to Alvor and as always, a great trip with no problems and really efficient and great service! Thanks again!!

Talk of the next trip is in the air and was thinking of checking out some courses near Lisbon/ Cascais. One of the group mentioned the Vila Gale (?) hotel in Cascais. Perhaps you could quote for a trip in October?

Take care



Hi Diane, just to say a big thank you and to say that all was absolutely spot on we had 5 brilliant day's golfing in what was said to be the best course they had played on, pick up coaches were brilliant and hotel was excellent, all the lad's said they'd be very interested in booking through yourselves for the next outing,again Diane a big thanks to yourself and Co for a superb holiday, we'll be in touch, regards John.

Dear Diane,

here are some pictures of our group, (aways some were missing because of shopping) and the winners of our internal Tournament (I am in the middle).

Our next destination will probably be Portugal. Will contact you.

best regards



Hi Diane

We back now and want to thank you for the trip, everything went smoothly and we all impressed with the organisation, especially the bus transfers which were spot on. Will definitely book with you again.



Just home after a great golf trip all courses were fantastic the deluxe travel was excellent on time every time the hotel was very Basic but did the job maybe better hotel next time and the weather was hot hot hot thanks for everything Paul. 

Paul Clark – Costa del Sol Trip March 2017



I have just arrived home from our latest golfing trip and I wanted to let you know immediately that it was excellent.

The hotel was very comfortable, staff were all friendly and helpful, the rooms clean and the breakfast most certainly filled us up for the day. The golf was very well organised, with the buggies awaiting our use on a daily basis, in the basement, which was very convenient. The only thing that spoilt our perfect golf holiday was the weather, we had a couple of very chilly days but we did not let that detract from the fact we enjoyed it immensely - so THANKS again.

One of the days you arranged for us to play Bonalba, which we all thoroughly enjoyed, so I was wondering what you could do for us at the beginning of November, for our trip with Christina and Dave, on a half board basis (if you recommend this one of course !).

Very best wishes and thanks once again.



Just a quick line to let you know we had a great holiday,and thank you for all your help in arranging the trip for us and the help while we were in the Algarve it was very much appreciated.

When you have details for next year please let me have them a.s.a.p, or any good deals for Algarve / Spain or Turkey. For 2017.

Once again thanks very much.

Kind regards.

Brian Le Tisier  (Guernsey)

Another great trip had by all. Thanks once again, I'll be in touch later in the year to organise next year.

Best Regards,

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Hi Diane, just returned from the 4 days golf at Alicante golf & hotel and just wanted to say that we all had a great time.

All transfers, hotel and golf were first class and hope to book again next year.
Thanks again for making it a very enjoyable trip.


All went well yet again.

Many thanks for your help

Speaknto you afain later in the year or if you see a deal for january 2018 please let me know.



Week ago we got back from Portugal and I want to thank you for the great holiday you arranged! Accommodation and golf courses there in Aroeira was top notch! Breakfast had some room for improvement but I guess we got what we paid for! :)


Just a brief note to thank you once again on organising a superb trip to Montecastillo.

It is a resort that I will certainly return to and despite the bad weather in Spain on Monday all we got was a shower. The resort was first class with regard to the standard od rooms, food, staff friendliness, golf course and value for money. I rate the resort the best I have ever visited. Once our driver saw the van in Malagacar he was quite satisfied.

Kind regards


Hi Diane, and just a note to say thank you for organising the hotel, golf and transfers. Everything worked perfectly and all the guys were thoroughly impressed.

We are planning next year’s trip already? Do you book golf holidays in Tenerife and Portugal?

Once again, thanks.


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First of all I would like state that everything is great during our stay in Portugal. The hotel is good, staff very friendly and food is great. I would highly recommend to anyone for the price point.

S pozdravom / Best regards

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Have been back a few days now, & just wanted to say thank you for all the organisation.

Everything went very smoothly & we had a great time.  Rest assured if any of my mates want to play abroad I will recommend they come through you.

Once again thank you for all your help, & hope I will be asking you to organise another next year.

Kind regards

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Hi Diane,

Thanks for arranging this for us! Everything went as planned, sorry for waking you up Sunday.

I’ll be in contact for next years trips

Kind regards

Richard BriggsBRIGGS_GROUP.jpg

Just a bit of feedback from the holiday, all went smooth as silk, we had a great time.

Kind Regards

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Just a quick Email to thank you .

Our golf trip was very enjoyable and very well organised Thank you .

I would recommend your company to anyone that is taking a golf trip .

Yours sincerely

Barry Kiely

Just to let you know we had a great time everything went to plan and we look forward to next year, where we could be going back to Majorca so hope to have a similar package with yourselves again.

Cheer's Mick Dayton

We had a great holiday and the golf was excellent

Keith Nutton



Another great week, greens at El Chaparrel the exception, but all the lads enjoyed the courses.

I will be in touch iagain shortly to look at next year.


Nicholas Broome

Thanks for the organisation of golf trip
Everything went smoothly
Hotel good location nearby .....taxis on time
Thank you very much
Neil Brallisford

Just the usual thank you email for sorting everything for us again this year, another excellent holiday where all we had to do was turn up! Extra thanks for helping me out with the docs as you were recovering from your op, that was really appreciated.

Will be in touch soon the arrange next years trip, and hopefully get our numbers back up to at least 4 people.

Thanks again, hope you are recovering well, speak soon.

I've attached a pic of our ugly mugs as requested, on the VDL ocean course, that's Chris in the blue who you also spoke to.

Thanks again, look forward to arranging next year, speak to you soon!


Hi Diane, just a line to thank you for a fantastic week's holiday. The transport was better than  first class, the hotel was excellent except for the English side of breakfast. Thanks again and we will definitely recommend you to our friends and use you again next time.

Best regards,

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We have just returned from Villaitana, and I must let you know that, once again, your organisation was first class.

We were met at the airport with no hitches whatsoever, everything fell into place as per our schedule.

At the hotel we had no problems, everything was spot on. In fact we got a room upgrade on arrival.

Our tee times were verified on arrival, and every day we were welcomed along with keys for the buggies, and a smile!

Our driver arrived to take us back to the airport within 1 minute of the specified time.

Thats what I call organisation.

Many thanks for another wonderful golfing holiday, we will certainly be contacting you next year.

Brian Thorburn.

Just wanted to say a big thank you as ever for arranging the trip. We all had a great time. Weather could have been better but I can’t blame you for that.

Good luck with the physio on the leg.

Peter Barnes

Thank you Diane for organising such a fantastic golf trip for our Bundi Tour.

The apartments were perfect, the transport was first class and golf courses were tip top! The whole group thoroughly enjoyed it and the weather was great, which was a bonus.

Thanks again and I know there are many already counting the days until next year.

Kind regards

Steve Westaway and Bob HouseBundi_Tour_2016_picture_1.jpg

Just a quick line to say that our golf holiday went like a dream from start to finish at your end and we would like to send our thanks and gratitude for that.

It is my intention to run this trip annually and so long as your prices are as competitive , we will have no hesitation in using you again.

Transport was very good, accommodation very good and even the weather was good. All in all no complaints whatsoever.

Once again many thanks



Dear Diane - just to let you know that all your arrangements worked perfectly with one minor blip in that Orange Bus did not pick us up last Friday from Adeje.Overall however very good and we enjoyed.

Regards – Mike Miles

Afternoon Diane,

Hope you are well.

Just to say thanks for organising our golf holiday in Portugal.

Everything went well and we had a great time.

It's now back to the real world till next time.

Thanks again,

graham and janette waddell

Thanks for all your help in arranging our weeks golf holiday all the lads really enjoyed it from the hotel and courses selected and especially the transport first class.

Will you quote me a price for the same time next year 2017 for 12 golfers same hotel but different courses.
Once again many thanks.

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Just a quick e-mail to say that this years trip was the BEST one yet. Location, courses and hotel were superb. The transfers ran very smoothly without any waiting. So a Big Thank You for for organising everything and will talk again hopefully in the not so distant future!!


Brendan Mullane

Good Morning Diane

I just thought I would let you know, we had an excellent time at the Isla Canela Hotel, yet another 'Hit' on your part.

The Hotel was very comfortable, staff all very friendly, food excellent and the golf challenging, thank you soooo much for arranging it for us, you are a diamond :-)

Until the next one !

Very best regards.


Just a quick message to say thanks once again for a super trip. Everything went extremely well (as always! ) and the members of the group were delighted with both the golf and the accommodation. In fact I think there’ll probably be another in Oct. Perhaps you could give me a price on same accommodation and 3 round golf for the following dates just as a sample to show the others.

Many thanks


Hi guys . Just a quick email to say thanks so much for all the help and organising our golf & transfers , ye were so professional and friendly ye really made our golf trip hassle free. Sorry for ringing so much and annoying ye but seriously ye were amazing. I'll be booking with ye again for 2017 . Thanks again Richard Ferris, Killarney.


Just a short note to say thanks for organising our golf trip. We had a great time playing at the three courses and Sesimbra is beautiful if a bit far removed from the golf courses.  Many thanks again.

Paul Foran

Just a quick line to let you know that we had a very good holiday.

The weather was not to good, golf was very good and the trolly hire was first class.

Thanks for your help in all the bookings.

Kind Regards

Brian Le Tissier (Guernsey)

Many thanks for organising our trip for us in November, everything was excellent and we couldn't fault a thing, the courses were superb, the hotel was fine and the transport was spot on, I haven't had anything like the level of service on the transfers that you arranged for us on any of the trips I've organised in the past.

Because my group liked it so much they would like to go back in 2016. this time I will be taking a group of at least sixteen players. Dates are 13th November - 20th November playing 5 rounds. two things we would like to change however, would be the Hotel (although OK I would like to go for something better if possible), and not playing at Los Naranjos. If you could come up with the same sort of package that would be brilliant.

Many thanks, Keith Thomas.

Many thanks once again for organising another great holiday, all went very smoothly & even the weather was good, I held up ok although very tired at times, I did have early nights of course & was never later than 4.30 am (except friday). All the courses were in reasonable condition & we all found the new course Alferini a bit of a challenge.

Hope i'm still around to go in 2016 & thank you once again for all your work over the years (sorry to trouble you but can you look to see the first year we came with you)

Kind regards Ken

K R Dawe

Just thought I would let you know, you found us yet another great golfing holiday.....

The hotel was lovely, it had that luxurious feel of '5 star' as soon as you arrived, the staff were very polite and helpful and the golf course was in good condition and very challenging, in fact, I lost quite a lot of balls :-)

The down side was, it was amazingly quiet and on two occasions, Andrew and I were in the dining room completely on our own. The staff did say that it was their quietest time of the year but this was exceptional. There was a bonus to this though, as it meant that the golf course was really quiet :-) One other comment I would like to make is, the beds were really, really firm and interestingly enough, that was something I read on Trip Advisor.

I look forward to you organising our next event in the Spring of 2016.



Just a quick email to say "thank you" for all your help and support with our recent holiday - in particular for rearranging our pick-up time for the return flights... Everything went like clockwork and the guys had a fantastic time... Well done and sincere thanks once again...

We're already looking at possible venues for our 2016 reunion and therefore any information or "early bird offers" would be gratefully received...

Best wishes


Hi Diane and just a wee note to say thanks for organising last week’s golf in and around Fuengirola.

We did manage to pick up an extra couple of rounds and Deborah was very helpful re transport to and from.

The weather was kind for us all week, albeit a bit on the cool side (it is currently 2 deg C here!); so it is all relative!

Hopefully be in touch again soon.



Thanks for organising a great weeks golf . Everything spot on .

Thanks craig Skitt

Thank you for organising our Golf Tour again. We had a very good time at all the clubs and the Hotel was just what we needed.

So thanks again and I will be back in touch about the same time next year.

Kind regards
Chris Bennett

Hi Diane.   Now home from our trip. We  had a great time despite a bit of rain.  We actually only played three holes in the rain and for us that’s a treat!  I have attached a pic taken after our final round at Torrequebrada and after I had collected the winner’s cash!   All the elements of the trip were, as usual, first class with one reservation.  El Chaparral was in very poor condition.   The other three courses were terrific.    The apartment was lovely and the car hire ideal.   We hope to organise another trip in May so keep us in mind for any special offers!

Warm regards


just a quick email to say thank you for the smooth way as always the trip was organised everything went like clockwork thank you again .



Hi Diane.............hope you are well.

Just wanted to thank you for all the arrangements re our recent golf trip to Vilamoura, everything went very well with all arrangements for the hotel, transfers etc spot on ---- thank you.

Also and no rush on this, the Boys would like to go back again next year!!!

Think that's all for now, thanks again

Best regards


Just a quick but belated thank you to you and your team for arranging our recent golf holiday based in Marbella. All four of us enjoyed ourselves very much and especially appreciated the prompt pick ups and delivery to courses and Airport. We will be looking out for any offers ready for another visit in the future.

Thank you

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Hi Diane,just back from the most wonderful golfing break we have ever had.On behalf of the other chap and myself can we thank you for the expert way you organised it.Everthing went like clockwork and the quaityl of the courses and the accommodation were exceptional.I hope that we do business again.Regards Alan Courtney

Thank you for everything on sept trip things could not have been better We have now booked flights for the 21st April 2016

Thank you so much

Chris =

Hi Diane, just a wee note to thank you and Direct Golf Holidays for our fantastic holiday. Everything from transfers accommodation and golf was bang on. We all had a wonderful time.

Without doubt l will be using you and your company again. I will be in touch about March and September for next year.

Many Thanks x

Sam Lowrie

Just a line to say a huge thank you for organising of our trip.

Another huge success and great value. 

We will be in touch in the spring to start planning our next one in April 2017

Thanks again

Hi Diane

Just to say, we were all impressed with the accommodation and golf courses that you booked for us.

Many thanks


Just to let you know it was a great trip - thanks for your great organisation - everyone impressed with the transport (real luxury travel that was).  Only disappointment was Marbella - over 5½ hours playing time!!! - not well organised course!

Thanks again will be in touch soon for next year - definitely Marbella again (Old town was great and no Rugby to get disappointed about!)

Could give me a list of possible courses (would play Miraflores, Los Aqueros and Santa Clara definitely - possible Mijas Olives on last day (very easy!!)) - possibly increase it to 5 or even 6 next year.

Kind regards


Many thanks for managing our trip. Despite my stuff up on the extra player we had a great time and really enjoyed playing the courses! Club hire at airport was flawless –and I got to use the Finca Voucher when I missed Valderama so it all worked out.

Thx again


Thank you for organising this year’s trip we had a really good time and you organisation was spot on again.


Andy Speak

Just letting you know our holiday was all we expected and all 16 of us had a great time,so thank's for your help and we look forward to next year.

Cheer's Mick

I would just like to thank you once again for everything, our trip went very smoothly in my opinion.

Transfer’s to/from airport were on time, Dom Pedro Marina was a fabulous Hotel with very friendly and helpful staff.

Both courses at Vale do Lobo were in superb condition as one would expect but for me the Ocean course remains my favourite and the greens were the best of the 3 this time. The Old Course was a ‘proper’ golf course for me and a wonderful experience to play.

Transfers to/from Vale do Lobo were on time, however we made one observation to the staff at reception. On both occasions out tee of time was 10:32 and indeed first day at the Royal we were asked if we would like to go early. However the pick time on both occasions was 5:30pm and we felt this was too long given we were finished by 3pm both days and even though we asked the driver and reception on both days if we could be picked up a little earlier, they were unable to change the time. I hope you understand this is no reflection on Direct Golf Holidays but on VdL themselves as they facilitate all transfers to/from the course, we made our views known in a polite and constructive way and they indicated a willingness to look at this going forward.

The transfers to/from the Old Course were superb, a bus appeared at the hotel 10 minutes after being called by the Hotel reception staff and then 15 minutes form the call at the course and this was much better as we were able to get back round the pool and relax.

All in all Diane another great trip which can only succeed with your help. I have decided to hand over the organising baton to someone else going forward but I would have no hesitation in recommending Direct Golf Holidays to anyone and would once again like to sincerely thank you for all your help in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

Thank you

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Just a quick note to thank you for organising a fantastic weekend in Seville – it was really enjoyed by all and everything worked really well and was problem free.

I will contact you again in early 2016 so that we can arrange something similar for this time next year.

Many thanks once again.


Paul Slater FCMA CGMA

Hi. Diane had a great week everyone enjoyed it transfers everything spot on cheers.  H


Just a thank you as we had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed it. All taxis and transfers were spot on time and only slight prob with Salgados as could only play front nine as they were top dressing back nine but as we play often at a nine holer here ,we went round twice and it was champion. Thanks again and hopefully we will be back in touch when we want to do it again,

cheers daz

Just a note to let you know our trip was awesome and there were zero issues.All the transport was brilliant,on time and the right size for each occasion.Thanks a lot

I will start looking at next year soon but if you have any ideas of good hotels on the the Benidorm area they would be welcomed.Spain may be an option but the likelihood is that we will go in September due to the European Football champs next year.




Just a short note to thank you for a wonderful holiday in the Crown Plaza Vilamoura. The hotel was excellent ( room,food,pool,staff etc ) we could not rate it highly enough- only irritation was the difficulty in getting a sunbed at times. Transfers worked perfectly and we got a room on arrival as requested.

thanks again for your help. We would like to return again next year in or around the same time to please let me know when I might be able to book with obtaining the best rate possible etc.

Thanks again,

Mike McGrath

Good Morning Diane

I just thought I would let you know, we all had a great holiday.

The hotel was comfortable, with excellent service, the food good and the course very challenging.

We all agreed that it was not quite as good as Islantilla but still an excellent recommendation by you - thank you.

I think you will have your work cut out to find us something as good,  or better, later this year or early next :-)

Thanks once again.

Brian Hogben


Thank you for organising our very enjoyable golf holiday with friends at Valle del Este. Our transfers were prompt, the hotel lovely and comfortable and the golf course challenging but great fun every day! So much more enjoyable when someone does the work for you, will certainly recommend your company to friends and fellow golfers.

Kind Regards 

Tina Marshall


Good morning Diane

Just a short note to let you know how we got on in Malaga.

The car hire company did not impress at all, every opportunity to extract extra money was taken , which led to me almost walking away.

I will be keeping a close eye on my credit card, just in case they charge more money.

That’s the only negative thing and although it sounds from my description pretty bad, we got through it, not your fault, so don’t be too upset, but cognisant of the situation.

Now for the really good stuff

The apartment was superb, huge, clean, well situated, good food and to say the staff were helpful is an understatement, especially Sarah (hope that is spelt correctly)

The golf course was also great, the staff again could not have done more, unless they had personally carried me round.

Honestly please pass on our appreciation to both the hotel and the course.

Finally, thanks to you for organising the trip, I am already looking at going somewhere early may next year.

I will ask if any of our society would like to join me, and I hope to have a reasonable group (6 to 10)

Once I know this , I will be in touch for prices.

Thanks again.


Mike Atkinson

Thanks for all your help with the holiday it was great came second in the golf as well.

So all good thanks again look forward to dealing with you next year. 



Hi Diane

The trip was absolutely brilliant – Thank you.

Neil especially liked Marbella Resort Golf Club – your choice

And Belvedere Restaurant – your choice again and I think he originally said he didn’t want to go there! He said their food was really good and the service was outstanding – well done you!

Needless to say all the guys acted as though they were 18 again, most are still recovering and swearing never to drink again!

But thank you for everything you did, it’s really appreciated.

Kind Regards

Karina Sullivan


I think I speak on behalf of all of us to say we had a fantastic golf trip (despite the Polotur driver's best endeavours to ruin it for us at the end!)

We were pretty lucky with the weather with 21-23 degrees daytime temperatures and the scheduled thunderstorms not materialising on the final day. This week it looks like it would have been way too hot (32 degrees)

So thanks very much for creating this package for us and for following up on the final minibus trip.

Here is some specific feedback as input into any other golf groups interested in a similar trip booked with yourselves.

Hotel / location:

- I've been to Vilamoura once before and remember some of it vaguely. It is ideal in so many ways. We don't like locations that are "just for golfers" so this fitted the bill perfectly. Short walks to the marina, plenty of places to eat and drink and a real mixture of people all relaxed and on holiday. Despite the great Briitish tradition of ripping the heart out of resorts like this, it hasn't happened here and remains a very pleasant place to stay. Lively but fun and good natured - no 18-30 crowd and no stag parties. Brilliant for the likes of us in our 40s and 50s and family friendly. Inevitably one or two seedy individuals selling you can imagine what late at night (yes both of those things) but nothing too overt.

- The hotel was fine for our purposes, plenty of space, everything worked and staff were great.


- Despite the issues at the start and end (with the same driver oddly enough) all pick-ups and drop-offs were on time. Certainly way better than driving yourself and a really good deal in the end.


- Pinheiros Altos and VDL Ocean were outstanding. Gramacho and Pinta were very good too, if - dare I say it - a bit easy with many par 4s of around 300 yards.

- I would not recommend tackling VDL Ocean without a buggy. I think I read somewhere it's and easy walking course - it's anything but! I did need the exercise though.

Hope to come back to you again next year for our 2016 trip but please come forward and let me know of any deals going on places like Vilamoura (e.g Marbella, Alicante etc). Because of our rather specific travel requirements (Wednesday afternoons - Luton and Gatwick compatible etc) we can't go too exotic or unusual.

Regards and obrigado



I just want to thank you for yet another perfectly organised trip. Every single aspect was spot usual...and the whole group had a brilliant time. I will be in contact again after the Summer to book our next years trip. Or maybe sooner with a bit of luck!

Thanks again


Great holiday, the two new guys with us loved it.

Hopefully be back in contact soon to arrange something similar for next year.

Many thanks,


just a short note regarding our recent golfing holiday to Valle del Este.

Everything went like clockwork.

The company you arranged to do the transfers was excellent. Both pick ups were bang on schedule, and the drivers both very helpful, especially Paco on the return journey.

The rooms were ideal, overlooking the golf course.

We wished to alter a couple of tee times, and the pro-shop staff bent over backwards to accommodate us.

All in all an excellent break, and many thanks for your professional approach.

We will certainly be contacting you for our next sojourn, and if the price is right.............!

kind regards,


Hi Diane.

I appreciate for everything you have done for us. It was a lovely golf trip!

One of the best we have made.

Everything was all right, the hotel, the courses, the cars ( a little bit old, but working).

People loved it and asked me to thanks to you.

You were a very professional in this golf business. Congratulations.

Well, in april next year we are thinking about to play in Dubai.

If you can help us in anything I’ll appreciate.

Best Regards

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Good afternoon Diane, I just wanted to pass on my thanks for arranging my recent golf trip to the Costa Del Sol.

Everything was perfect and the whole week went as planned.

Kind regards Rob Broomhead

Hi Diane

Thanks as usual for all your help. Golf trip went really well apart from a couple of snags which had nothing to do with your good self.

Unfortunately we had a very late cry off on the 10th May. Mr Dunsdon one of the singles fell ill the day before we left and was unable to travel. I haven’t spoken to him but presume he will require a letter for insurance purposes.

Secondly some idiot walked off with my suitcase from the carousel when we landed but luckily the airport staff were able to contact him by mobile and request he brought it back. I wouldn’t mind but he was only 5 foot tall and as I’m 6” 2”I don’t think his cloths would have been much use to me. Can’t blame you for that thoughJ

In short hotel great, Transport company very good and punctual plus all good with the golf courses.

As I have to look after 12 guys for 6 days telling them what to do every 5 minutes its very reassuring that all your organisation works so well. If you ever want any testimonials just let me know.

Best Wishes


Just a quick note to say many thanks for all your help during our holiday, it was definitely one of our best trips and staying in Malaga was a great decision



Just want to say a big thanks, that was a fantastic week!

All of the lads enjoyed without a doubt, the hotel, the area and best of all the golf!

We will definitely want to go back to the same hotel next year will definitely be back up to 16, a maximum of 20, so I will let you work your magic but we are more likely to be looking at 3rd/4th September.

We will possibly want to play 2 or 3 of those courses again, but I will reaffirm with you in due course. But just bear us in mind when looking at any available deals.

Once again many thanks


Michael O'Connell Group relaxing at Guadalhorce Golf 24 Apr 2015


Just to let you know that we had a fantastic trip, only 1 small delay in pick up for La Cala, got to the course 5 minutes before tee time, please inform me if the hotel will do the same deal  with half board included for same dates next year, once again thank you for a wonderful trip,




Just a quick note to say thank you for your help and knowledge in organising our recent trip to Spain

All went exactly to plan and we will definitely be making contact with you again for future trips.

Kind Regards


Just a quick note to say everything went perfectly.

Thanks again for all your help.
Andrew Ewart

We have just arrived back from our golfing trip and i would like to thank you and your team for all your help with making this one of our best trips, and special mention for the transport company you use who were outstanding and very obliging when we had to change the timings.

Many thanks


First of all let me thank you for all the arrangements that you made for our holiday in La Cala. The venues and hotel were really good. Everything went like clock work.

Can I ask you if it is not too early to price up again for 8, same location for golf for next year.

Thanks again

Lee Gray, Halifax.

Just to say thank you for placing me at the Vincci la Envia in Almeria. I had a superb few days at the hotel. The golf course also was excellent.

My friends from Valle de Este who came to play with me, were also impressed. 

I plan to visit Desert Springs end of March and would be grateful if you would look after the booking for me.

Kind regards,


Thank you for organising another lovely trip,weather was very much in our flavour,the courses where in good condition,El Chaparral a little weary,but overall we had a very good time.Have a Happy Christmas & New Year.

Thanks for what you done, Trevor.

Hi Diane, I just thought I would drop you a line to say we had a great time and everything went well.

The hotel was very good and very pleased with the golf club service.

Hopefully will contact you again next year to book something again.

Once again thank you.


Just in off the plane from our very successful golf trip. Everything went smoothly - even the weather was kind - only raining when we weren't playing!

Thanks again for all your work in making it an enjoyable holiday.


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Just wanted to Thank You for organising our recent trip to PGA Catalunya.

Everything went off without a hitch of any sort and the staff at Catalunya were very friendly and helpful.

I understand that you are currently working on costings for a trip to Valencia for us in Jan 15!!

Best regards


Just a quick note to thank you for another fantastic trip.

As always everything went like clock work.

The lads are already talking about next years trip!

Talk to you soon about the next one, thanks again



Hi Diane just a quick note to say thank you from all 16 of us for a fantastic trip,everything from the transfers to the hotel and golf courses were first class.I will definately be using your services for future outings.Yours gratefully ronnie

Just a quick note to thank you for a very enjoyable golfing trip. The courses were very good and the transfers to and fro were excellent. The accommodation was good and the staff were very friendly. We had a great time. We will recommend Direct  Golf Holidays to other golfers who are planning a golf trip abroad.

Thanks again for all your hard work,

kind regards,

Paul. ( On behalf of all the Rugairí ). 

i would like to thank you for your service , all went without a hitch and as they say  i got exactly what was on the tin.

thankyou again , i will be recommending you to my golf friends and will be useing you again.


Peter Skeels

Once again, can't thank Diane and Martin enough for arranging our yearly golf trip, this time to Portugal.  We played some great golf on excellent golf courses - a change from our usual trip to Spain.

We have used this fantastic company for over 10 years and can't recommend them enough 

Chris and Gang


Good morning Diane,

Just a quick (belated) note to say a big thank you for sorting out our Holiday, it was excellent, we all had a great time, the hotel was perfect, courses were amazing, and we had no problems whatsoever with transfers etc, everything went like clockwork.

Thanks again, speak to you soon.


The A team captained by Andy Oliver win the team Millennium Cup, two teams of eight battled it out over 5 rounds Ryder Cup style, which ended up scores all level and a sudden death play off between the two captains Andy Oliver and B team captain Terry Bourne, back up the 18th at La Cala America, won by Andy who was enveloped by his winning team on the 18th green, wow what a finish to another great week arranged by Direct Golf superb :) Team Photo Andy Oliver, Rob Morgan, Roger Crisp, Trev Lloyd, Jumbo Crisp, Milko Williams, Grant Dixon, Chris Price.


Hello Diane - just thought I would drop you a line by way of a thank you for all the help and assistance you gave me and my party on our recent golf break to Spain !

Weather, transport, golf courses and accommodation were brilliant and we all have a great and memorable time - many thanks again - hope we can do the same again at some time in the not too distant future !



Diane - just come to me - never thanked you for another cracking golf holiday, 8 days of blue skies and some great golf. Thompsons are the big wigs now at Cortejo hotel but it's still tops for us. If you heard stories of the pool being closed because of some welsh guys it was not "your" boys but some tossers from the south of Wales. Anyway many many thanks for a great job again - so great in fact we'll be back again next May - so for now it's with our warmest and best regards to you and all yours from myself and the boys

Thank You and sorry it's taken so long!



Everything went great courses were good, buses on time ,hotel fine( don't like singing )...all in all a top few days

Many thanks for your help and support .

James Goodfellow

Just a quick email to pass on our thanks for organising our trip, we returned home yesterday after a having a great break, the hotel was as good as it could be, being that it was full of golfers!!!!

The courses were as good as we remember them and the whole trip was made be the cracking weather.

All that said, everything was spot on from the arrival at the airport and meeting up with the transfer company, checking into the hotel and all the courses expecting us and our buggy requirements being fulfilled, so for all your  input and help from the 14 of us, Many Thanks.

While we where there we had a quick discussion and the majority vote was to return to Vilamura next year, probably in April, as I have had my turn in organising our trip someone will be in touch later to ask you to try and put together a package for us.

Once again, Many Thanks.

Best Regards


Good morning Diane

Thank you for everything, we had a great holiday ,service was excellent ,will talk to you next year,



Just a line to thank you very much for organising our trip to Balchik.

Hotel fantastic. Our driver, Pablo, could not have been more accommodating. Often going above and beyond the call of duty!

The courses were in excellent condition. Thracian Cliffs is a masterpiece. The lads all said its the best course they've ever played.

Only letdown was the very unseasonal weather! One day of constant rain. Another day, we only managed 6 holes due to incredibly thick, fast moving fog!!!!

But Lighthouse allowed us to play 9 holes free on Sunday morning. Even down to giving us use of our buggies!!!!

That would not happen in Britain.

We will thoroughly recommend your company, and be in touch to plan our next trip in October 2015.

Many thanks 


I would just like to thank you for the golf holiday we booked through yourself.

The Formosa Park Hotel was excellent with very good apartments and staff. Unfortunately we only managed 2 of our 4 rounds at Pinheiros Altos and were rained off after 7 holes on our final round at San Lorenzo, hailstones the size of marbles would you believe. Lovely courses though and I fully intend to return to Portugal via your company in the future.

Thank you once more


Great day yesterday. Really enjoyed the course (even without the sun!)

Thanks for the rearrangement on the days.

Happy to recommend your service to others.

We left the clubs in the shop for pick up.

Have a nice bank holiday weekend.



Just back from Spain today. Thought you would appreciate a feedback.

All went very well; Malaga Cars were good and provided good service.

Golf Clubs were generally good, administration-wise. We had trouble finding Calanova (not so good) and Santa Clara (again not that good).

We absolutely hated Europa at LaCala and would have much preferred to play on ASIA (they were prepared to change but at the cost of a later start than 13.10, so we decided to play as booked). Cabopino and Lauro were fantastic, we loved them and they will feature in our next visit, whenever it is. We accidentally landed at Rio Real while looking for Santa Clara, and really liked the look of it. Some fellow guests at the hotel were going to play there and recommended it highly.

The Hotel were excellent as usual.

Finally, thank you for your part in the trip, which was excellent.

Kind regards


Thank you for a nice holiday. Everything ran as expected and on time. Penha Longa Resort Hotel and golf club are perfect, as Oitavos dunes, also. Amoita delivered and picked a car on time and were very helpful.

Best regards

Regimantas Barvydas

Just a few lines to report on our golf trip to Marrakech. We all had a fantastic time in Marrakech, the golf courses we played were as good as any courses we have played around the World. We had a great after noon exploring the Madina, and we went back the following evening exploring the many food stalls sampling the food. Your rep.Abdul did a great job with all the transfers and he sorted out a extra round of golf for the Thursday morning including transfers. The only disappointment was the food in the Hotel, there was not much choice and was only look warm, the Hotel its self was a good base, the rooms were good and had a friendly bar were we met each night. And all the golf courses were only 15 minute drive away. Thanks for sorting out this trip, I will pass your company onto some of golf members at my club who are thinking o trying Marrakech for a golf trip.



hello,dear Diane i have to anounce you that we have been very satisfied with your organization our golf trip in valencia everything was perfect may be exept the course foresoss, it was under average quality but sumarry exelent, thank you again we are interested to come to spain next year on area -malaga may be on the end of february

with regards slavko erzar on behalf of our group

Just back from another great trip. Thanks for all your organisation. Everything went like clockwork. Be in touch later in the year to rebook for next year all being well.

Best Regards,

Tony Courtney

Just a quick note to say thank you for the trip you organised for us last week. Everything went very smoothly, I would not hesitate to use your company again and I will certainly recommend your company to any of my friends or business colleagues.

Kind regards


Had a great holiday in Portugal everything went well, thanks for all your help.


Ian stewart.

Hi Diane had a great time all to short  hope to be in touch for next years trip 

Thanks  Ivor Harron

Everything went brilliantly during our 4 days, Transport on time, Hotel good even the weather picked up having not been brilliant the week before. Courses were superb especially Ocean - I'd forgotten how spectacular it was.

16 golfers were very happy and all went home with the same comment - let's do it all again, SOON.

So no doubt will be in touch again.

Many thanks Diane from us all.


Just a quick email to let you know about our trip.

From landing in Malaga (where we were late, even after our conversation that morning) to being dropped back off there on Friday the whole trip ran like clockwork. The transfers were excellent again, on time for ever pick up and collection, smart friendly staff and nothing was to much trouble for them.

The hotel booking was easy and straight forwards, as were all the golf bookings.

The only negative was the state of Torrequebrada GC, I'm not sure if the club is in some sort of financial trouble but a lot of the tees and green were terrible.

It was in better conditions last year when we played in the rain.

Still that didn't spoil the trip and we're already looking towards next year.

So thank you for all your hard work and I look forwards to contacting you early in the new year for our 2014 trip! 

Kind Regards,

Mick Platt

Thanks for organising the golf trip. Really had great time thanks to the pick ups, the hotel and the golf courses.

Do you only do Spain because we want to either come back there or go to Portugal. Not algarve but more north like Porto or Lisbon area. Shall contact you in February again to see what you can do for us.

Thanks again.

Regards Barrie.

I've got a horrible feeling I didn't message you to say thanks for an amazing package deal on our last trip, everything was absolutely outstanding and we had the most amazing time. 

We couldn't fault anything at all, Apartments were outstanding, courses were just AWESOME, car was amazing, service from the car hire people was brilliant. We were so pleased with it all. 

(Feel free to use any of that as an endorsement if you like. I am happy to stand by the quotes)


Jason Little

Great w/e thank you

Table well organised on the night

Bit naughty of the hotel not to have rooms ready by 5pm yesterday and not looking to honour the neighbouring rooms for the larger families, however, they finally accepted their fault and upgraded one of the families to a huge suite and gave them a free lunch today!!!

We will certainly contact you again when we organise the next large event, and recommend you if as and when there is an opportunity.

Kind regards

Mike Nicholls BSc FCA

Just a quick note to say thanks , all went well and the guys had a great time, weather was good to us once again.

Meant to drop you a line earlier to say thanks for your help and we will be back in touch again next year.

Best Regards


Good Morning Diane

Sorry for the delay, things are very busy at work.

Just want to thank you and your team we had a great 5 days everything went as smooth as clock work, again thank you

Best Regards


Just back safely from our Portugal trip and just thought I would let you know that everything went according to plan . The weather wasn't as good as previous trips but at least it didn't rain !!

The Vale da Pinta course was excellent and the Altos was a good choice too.
Hotel fine and transfers all on time . Only criticism was that on 2 occasions a standard car was used to transport us to the courses which was a bit cramped.
Also, I have passed your details to a friend David Lennox who may be looking to book a golf trip for his wife and myself.
Kind regards

Well, another tough campaign ended last night with most of us getting back to our homes in the early hours.

As always we had a great time, and played some great courses (some of us not that well)

Quinta De Marinha was a good start and those in form and those out was revealed early on

Aroeira 1 was in truth a bit of a disappointment. Although the course is lovely its condition was very poor apparently due to problems with their irrigation system. It wasn't just that, the tee boxes were the worse that anyone had seen. To be fair we took issue with them at the end of the day and we were compensated with a case of their fine wine. Suggest you do not recommend the course to other clients (although they told me that Aroeira 2 was ok)

Oitavos Dunes was fantastic, although again for the high handicappers playing it on a very windy day extremely daunting

Royal Obidos was the substitute and as you suggested well worth the trip up there. A wet and windy day made us feel right at home.

And finally Penha Longa. Delightful, beautiful setting and in really good condition. Able to use hotel changing and shower facilities and the end of the day before airport transfer.

The transport arrangements worked perfectly with no problems at all

Finally, as I knew it would be, the hotel was great. It was busy but we knew that.

Thanks for all your help, particularly when it came to the ever changing numbers.

I now hand over to my friend Bob Taylor who no doubt will be in touch soon, but start thinking about Puerto Banus for next year

Many thanks


I just wanted to let that you know that everything went very smoothly, Golf Courses were in good order, transfer company didn't let us down and the Hotel met expectations.

The general consensus was not to change a winning formula for next year. The only fly would be that the courses were at little short hence a 36 handicapper won the tour. That won't be happening again!

If you get any feed back from the Hotel about our party they might inform you of one of our party caused damage to a door. He settled his bill directly. He will not be coming with us again!

Until next time.


Just to let you know we had an excellent holiday in Benalmadena. Everything went to plan.

We really enjoyed the golf courses and thank you very much for organising the tee times, m

minibuses etc. They were all on time and very helpful. The hotel, food etc. were good too.

I will recommend you to anyone else who is thinking of coming out.

Thank you again,

Best regards,


Just to let you know that we have just returned from our golf trip.

I'd like to thank you for organising everything for us.

It all went extremely well, all the coach transfers were on time or early and the drivers very helpful.

The three golf courses we played were very good too, and we had stayed at the hotel previously so knew what it was like.

In fact everyone enjoyed it so much that they are talking about next years trip already.

Once again many thanks for everything this year.



Many thanks and well done on a good service -we had a great trip and it all went very smooth!


Aidan Scully  MSCSI  MRICS

Di - as you can see back in the office - wind and rain horrendous - comes with thanks again from us all.

Contact soon



Just to let you know that we had a great time. Courses , hotel & transfers were excellent, thanks for everything, talk to you next year.



Hi Diane. Another great trip. 4 lovely courses and a beautiful apartment.

Tuesday's round was interrupted by a ferocious storm but we managed to get

back out to complete it. 

The only slight niggle was the lack of housekeeping. I contacted reception

yesterday to ask for some fresh towels but was told in no uncertain terms

that it was not possible. We would have to wash our own in the washing

machine. No instructions so we guessed and set the machine going when we

left for golf about 0900. It was still going when we returned about 1630!!

The towels were certainly clean!

We'll be in touch again towards the end of the year.

Thanks again


Just a quick E-Mail to Thank You for all the organising that you did to make

the trip so enjoyable. Everything went like clockwork. All transfers to/from

airport were excellent as were the transfers to the golf courses. Will be on

to you around October/November for next years trip!!

Thanks again,


Thanks very much for everthing last week ,everything went well and everyone had a great time,we will be planing for the same time next year so we will be in touch with you again and once again thanks again for everything.



Hi Diane just a quick note to say that everything was exceptional and we were very happy.Just one fly in the ointment was we were charged 36 euro for our transfer back to the airport yesterday. As it was me who spoke to the hotel staff member I know I was discussing the shuttle bus transfer. we were not aware that it was in fact a taxi until our arrival at Faro airport.

However everything else was excellent.

Regards Cliff


A belated thanks for your help in arranging our golf trip to Spain last November. The trip went very well and all the arrangements were top class.

We are interested in returning around the same time next year, particularly if the same type of value is available.

I will be in touch with you later in 2013.



Another trouble free, smooth & well organised trip Di, thanks a lot, the

only blip we had was that La Cala America had too many golfers on on
Tuesday 4th, we had to wait for every shot & there was balls coming
from everywhere, otherwise all ok (except for the rain at Santana, our
favourite course) Car hire & hotel fine, everyone enjoyed it
Once again many thanks

Kind regards Ken Dawe

just to let you know our trip went well and I will be emailing you again next year for another 4 day trip.



Just wanted to thank you for sorting our golf break out last weekend

It was great hotel was perfect for us clubs where great transfers very good and on time and the courses where amazing

thank you very much

Hopefully will sort another break out next year

but differently need to sort one out for march 2014 (my 40th) is it to early to be arranging this?

Jerry Cushing

Now that we are back and into the full swing of work, I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you.

All the arrangements were perfect and we had an amazing time.

I look forward to dealing with you in the future for our next golfing holiday.

Kind regards,


Just a quick note to say "Thank You" for all your help with our golf trip this past Oct/12. Helene and I had a great time and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The golf at La Cala was super and the tour to Gibraltar was great. We even got to have the Barbary Apes sit on our shoulders courtesy of the tour guide! The hotel and facilities were everything we needed. Sat by the pool/beach every day. We enjoyed walking around La Cala Costa and took the bus to Fuengirola one day.

 I have past your name and company onto some of our tour friends and friends back here in Canada.

Once again Thank You very much.

Gwen Adamson

thanks for a great weekend trip went off great not a hitch will be in contact soon for next year,s trip

            will require similar package to this year,s.

                                                                        Thanks  Again.

                                                                                              Mike Jones

Well Done! Hi Dianne just a little note to let you know how we got on in Spain. Everything went to plan, Hotel was excellent, Pick up times to & from the airport and the golf courses Excellent, The only problem we had was play was very slow on the first 3 courses and we had to tell the on course stewart severl times regarding slow play. But from your side this has been the second year we have booked through yourself and we will be booking again for next year. Again Dianne many thanks for everything you done for us. Your the Best. 


Philip Dennison

We have just returned from our trip to Alvor , which was organised by you. Everything went just perfectly for us and on behalf of the 12 people who travelled I would like to extend our thanks for all your help and organisation.

thank you,

Padraig Peyton

Thank you so much for organising our trip to Malaga. Everything was superb, from the transport arrangements, the hotel & the golf courses. We could not fault one thing. Everyone really enjoyed themselves & are already talking about going again next year.I will have no hesitation in contacting you again to organise another trip as everything you did for us was very professional & very much appreciated.

Kind regards & best wishes


just a quick note to thank you for your great organisation

we all felt we have had one of (if not the ) best trip yet

we had the same accommodation as last time at Marina del Sol - perfect for us - we would be prepared to pay a bit extra if we could be guaranteed those particular appartments again

the courses were good - not sure we would play Los Arqueros again but Los Naranjos was sensational - as a matter of interest how do Santana and Atalaya Park (old course) compare price-wise with Los Naranjos ?

The driver we had for all the transfers was excellent - always on-time - often early - no problem with finishing our beers at the courses

we only go abroad every 2 years but already looking forward to arranging the next and undoubtedly yours will be the first port of call for the trip

thanks again


Hi Diane, I would just like to take this opportunity to say that our golf holiday went like clockwork - everythng that was booked esp. transfers happened on time. The hotel was a great choice for location and although a little basic served our needs. The golf bookings were also well organised as we had no problems on arrival at courses and although Saturday was rained off we re-booked for Tuesday without any hassle.

Particular note again to Transfer People... which were on time and the drivers were friendly and well spoken.

I would be happy to recommend you to anyone looking to book a golf holiday.

Best Wishes

Raj Prabhaker

Just want to thank you for all the work organising our golf holiday.Overall we had a lovely time but were just a bit unfortunate with those 4 days of very heavy rain. Enjoyed the golf courses especially La Cala. Transport worked really well except for that one day that I called you but I think there was a problem, maybe due to the weather that day, as there were other golfers at the hotel and all transport seemed to be delayed. The drivers facilitated us well with our return times also and were very pleasant and helpful. The hotel was adequate but would not put it in a 4 star category. the single room was not available the first night but they sorted it out after that. Food was not great. Unfortunately I had my handbag stolen with all in it the day after we arrived. I spent 3 days visiting the Police Station and 2 days at the Embassy. What a mess but did not let it interfere too much with the holiday.

Again thanks for everything



Diane / Thanks again for your excellent organisation. Everything on our golf holiday went to plan and we had a great time.

Many thanks,

John busst

Just a short message to thank you for organizing our recent holiday.  We had a fantastic time and the golf was amazin.
Thanks again.

Patricia Clerkson

Just a few words to thank you for your help and excellent service regarding our recent Golf vacation in the Algarve. Everything you arranged for us went perfectly...The Clubs we hired were delivered on time by a lovely lady (Lorraine) and there were no problems at all with the bookings on the courses you reserved for us....which can’t be said for some of the players who we met during our 19th hole get together’s, but I passed on your company’s name to them, in the knowledge they won’t go through the same, next time they book their Golf vacations.

Once again many many thanks for making our trip troublefree and a great success and I would recommend your services to anyone who wants the same. I look forward to dealing with you again in the near future.

Best regards


Another great golfing trip but over all too quickly. Thanks again for all your help in arranging this for us.

The Hotel was great again and the transfers were very good too.

Hope to be in touch at the end of the year to start booking the 2013 trip.

Kindest regards,

Geoff Fenton.

Just to let you know we had a wonderful time in Spain - the 2 courses were challenging - Santa Clara probably preferred to La Cala. The hotel was central and done the trick . All the arrangements went exactly to plan so many thanks for organising it all and we hope to be availing of your services again for next year . Is there a best time to book for next year to get the best prices on the golf and hotel ?- the airlines I will deal with as usual .

Also, I believe in speaking to the guy who dropped of  the golf clubs he mentioned that your husband owns that company and at the end of the season there may be deals to be had on the clubs - I may be interested in the RX15 set that I played with and which seemed to improve my game !!!  Can you advise if this is correct and if he could advise roughly the sort of price for a set pls?

Many thks


Fantastic !  

Having just returned home in the early hours of this morning, it would have been very remiss of me not to have immediately written to thank you for organising such a superb golf holiday.  Everything ran like clockwork, the sun shone, the night life was great even for geriatrics like us, and the courses were superb - if next year you could just arrange for our golf to be up the same high standard, that would make it just perfect, but perhaps that may be just step too far even for you. Please thank everyone who was involved in the arrangements for combining to give us such a good time.
Next year my good friend John Weight will be organising the trip, and he will be in touch with you in due course. The suggestion has been made that we should try Valencia, so perhaps you might like to give this some thought and let us know what you think. 
Once again, many thanks
Kind regards
Stuart B-B

Just a note to say thank you so very much for the arrangements Direct Golf Holidays delivered,  which made our recent visit to Spain thoroughly enjoyable.

On our arrival we were collected outside Malaga airport and driven to the car hire company where our cars were ready for immediate collection.

The directions to the apartments were easy to follow; the apartments were spot-on and well serviced.

The courses you selected for us were all first class and all with buggies, which is a good job really as we would not have finished yet.

We fully intend to repeat the experience next year and as such please keep me informed of any deals etc which you may have coming up.

Best Regards

Peter D Ward

Just a quick email to thank you personally for organising our Golf Trip.

Hotel was bang on and the golf courses were set up brilliantly, weather was fantastic.

Bring on next year.

Thank again for all your input and help.

Kind regards.

Chris Brown

Just wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know we had a fantastic golf trip to Madrid. All of the arrangements worked as planned. The drivers were always on time and very helpful. The hotel was ideally positioned right in the city centre, and again the front desk were always good for help and advice. And we really enjoyed all 3 golf courses, especially La Herreria and Lomas Bosque. We were also fortunate with great weather.

Many thanks to you and the rest of the team. And please pass on our thanks to hotel, courses and pickup company if you get the chance. We would certainly recommend your services to friends and colleagues.



Just a quick note to say thanks for everything again this year

Had a fabulous time in Benidorm and everything went exactly to plan as always. (although need a new liver)

We have decided that we want to return to the same place next year once we have dried out!– same hotel and play 4 rounds on the Levante course which we enjoyed (and it was only 10 mins from the hotel)

So whenever you get the prices in, give us a shout and we can sort it out

Thanks again for everything



Just a brief note to thank you for another great golf holiday. Despite the weather not being at it's best we were fortunate not to have any rain on our golf days.Courses great but have to say that Marbella in the wind was a "toughie". We were also fortunate that we were put in the newish part -rooms

1210/1214- of the hotel which is much nicer and shall request the same next year.Now we're all on countdown for 2013!

Again many thanks for all your help

Kind regards


Thank you for organise our trip, as always everything was on time & courses  were perfect, thanks again, I will be in touch next year.



Thanks for your help in organising the golf trip to Girona.

All went very well and we had an brilliant time.

Roll on next year!

Best regards,


Just a word of thanks once again everything was perfect


Noel Harnett

Just a quick E-Mail to thank you sincerely for organising a fabulous goofing trip for us. Everything ran smoothly and we will definetly be getting you to organise many more trips for us. Will be in contact again around Sept/Oct to arrange next years trip.

Once again thank you.

Yours truly 


Just to let you know all went like clockwork again you even fixed the weather.

   Just a shame it seems to go a bit quick. The guy from Carguaest gave us an opel vittoro

   Which was bigger than the merc so that was great

   Just a quick thanks for arranging everything. Be in touch later in the year ready for 2013


Just to thank you for your help in organising the trip.  Everything for the trip went like clockwork and was much appreciated.  Hotel was very nice and staff helpful.  The transfer company you use was first class, always there before pick up time and very courteous.  Probably do a trip in a year or two so will definitely keep you in mind.

Kind regards

I wish to express my gratitude to you for organising my golfing trip for 4 from 29th November to 6th December in Costa Del Sol. We hit the Jack-Pot with the weather. The Hotel (Riu Puerto Marina, Benalmadena) was superb, the golf courses were first class and Cargest was also excellent. Thank you.

Kind regards

Michael O’Connell

Just got back home after another good holiday, many thanks for all the organisation,

everything went brilliantly, car hire (we had a Fiat Diablo which was perfect for 4),
Hotel & all the golf, all was perfect, even the weather, we had a little rain on Friday
but it cleared up after 9 holes (at Los Naranjos, which was one of our new courses
which everyone enjoyed). The only worry we had was returning the car on Saturday
morning, they do not open until 8.30 & the flight was earlier than normal but we made
it alright & they actually took off 17mins early.
Once again many thanks & we are all looking forward to next November

King regards Ken Dawe

Hi Diane, Just a note to say thank you, we had a ball in Alvor.Golf courses were great, all went very smoothly.Unfortunatley we had one setback,one of our crew had a bereavement while we were there and had to return home.Thankfully he had his holiday insurance in order.We do intend to use your services again and had no complaints. Many thanks Jim O’Sullivan

Thanks once again for another well arranged trip.

Everything went very well the weather was superb for the first few days then a bit of rain not a problem.

I know we chose The Gardenia Hotel I would not recomend it ,it was clean and fairly comfortable  but the food was disgusting we went out to eat.

Not to be recommended in my book.

Other than that everything else was great.

Thanks once again am going to do the same I think about March will be in touch

Thanks again



You did a grand job of organising the sun shine for us last week.

We were told it rained like hell the week before, we arrived on the Sunday to clear blue skys & it didn't rain until the morning we left.
We would also like to compliment you on your choice of transfer company {MALAGA TRANSFERS} 
All the guys commented on how helpful & on time their drivers were .
What we thought for next year.
It makes more sense, to look at similar facility or B&B in the Mijas or Cala Honda area.
Nearer the golf courses we play, cutting down the time in the bus every day, also giving us some choice of bars & restaurants at night.
Would you please send me your best value for money suggestions of two or three hotels we can look at for our next
"Ryder Cup Tournament"
Oh, by the way, I 'm sure he would want you to know.
Martin Youngs "red team" bet us "the blue team"  again this year.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Best regards, 

Mike Reade

brilliant trip to Vilamoura, thanks for your superb organisation. Everything went according to plan.

Whilst we were there we were talking to a group from London who had played Victoria. If we went a week earkier next year would we be able to play Victoria?



We have just arrived back in Abu Dhabi and would like to thank you very much for arranging the car and the golf course bookings.  We loved the courses and had a great time.

Best wishes

Just a quick mail to thank you for all you effort in making our holiday very enjoyable again.
Apart from one issue with buggies where some of our iast 4 ball started walking the course after waiting for 1 1/2 hours after the 1st group teed off at El Chaperal everything else went like clock work.

Thanks again, we're already looking to do similar next year

Kind Regards


Just to let you know –just back from another great holiday. Everything went even better than usual thanks to Direct golf and yourself.


A belated thanks for the golf tour that you organised. Everything ran very smoothly and the hotel and courses were spot on.

One final thing to close on is that the Goldcar reps who we liaised with when collecting the cars, advised that I would be reimbursed for the unused fuel in each of the cars.

Could you follow up for me and establish if, and how, the refund has been made please?

Kind regards


Many thanks for the golf trip you arranged for us to Albefuira/Villamoura, all of us thoroughly enjoyed it, There were one or two hiccups but nothing to really spoil the trip so once again many thanks to you for your help and patience. I havent forgooten what you did and will be forwarding you something as a small token of gratitude.

Hope you are well and speak to you soon

Kind Regards


I just wanted to say that I was very impressed with golf and airport transfers during our holiday.

They were efficient, flexible, on time and the coaches were of a very high quality.

The Hotel was once again extremely clean and very good value.

Thank you for all the arrangements and hope we can do business again next year.

Best regards,
Geoff Fenton.

Just a quick note to say that this year’s holiday was a big success.

Firstly, the accommodation was of a generally good standard and we liked the location. One of the bathrooms had a faulty shower which was not operational but apart from that it was exactly what we were looking for. We would happily stay in the same complex next year…..

The golf itinerary and the two new courses were excellent. We enjoyed all of the courses, so much so that we would play exactly the same courses in the same order next year.

Thanks for your recommendations and let’s hope you can offer us a similarly good deal for next year!

Thanks and Regards


Just to say many thanks for arranging this trip for us.

It was a great success - I am sure we will be contacting you again



Just to let you know everything went like clockwork, thank you.  The transport company were very good and much better than last year.

Best regards.


Just a quick note from myself and my 19 fellow golfers to say how much we enjoyed our trip to Vilamoura - what a pity I am now sat in work having arrived home in the early hours). The organisation was excellent and all the vouchers, courses and the hotel were superb, in particular the Hotel.

The buses were a little hit and miss, but not really a problem in the main. We understand they do get delayed by other parties, but it all worked out in the end.

Thanks very much for all your help in organising this year's trip ( Oceanico had plenty of buggies by the way)- as soon as the flights are out for next June I will be back to you for quotes for 2012.

Great service as always

Paddy Martin

South Wales

Thanks for all your help organising the trip to spain. Everyone worked out perfectly for us and we had a great time.

All the lads appreciated all that you had done and sent on their thanks as well.

We will definitely be looking at going away again next year around the same time of year. If you have any deals later in the year, can you let me know about them?

Thanks again,


On behalf of myself and everyone who went on the trip. Thank you for arranging a such a superb trip, everything went like clockwork from arriving to going home, I will not hesitate to use you again and will recommend you to anyone that needs a trip organising.

Also please pass my thanks to Martin for the Clubhire, this also was superb.

Many Thanks


thanks for everything

everything perfect,will recommend you to all my friends and will back in touch in September about next year

thanks again

just to say a big thank you for the booking you made on our behalf. Everything was perfect and run like clockwork even if we didn't due to too many late nights or should I say early mornings due to the local hospitality. We had a fabulous time and you made me look good what more can I say.

best regards


Just a quick email to thank you for all your help in organising this years trip, we had a great time, the golf courses were tough and cost a small fortune in lost golf balls, the transport was spot on and if you have contact with them you could thank them for us for a great service, the hotel, well, the accomadation could not be faulted, the apartments were large clean and offered flexibility with sleeping arrangements ie. to avoid the snoring of roomates, the early breakfast was a bonus although the selection of food was disappointing for the first couple of occasions, it did improve with a change in chef, but it was the evening meal which left a lot to be desired, it appeared that we were the only people eating of an evening so they only prepared one meal and only sufficient for one small serving each, so after the 2nd night we ate out, so as a recommendation I would let the bed & breakfast choice stand but if any future clients asked I would not advise the half board option, things could change if the hotel had more people using the restuarant. But all that said it did not detract from the overall enjoyment of the holiday.

So once again many thanks for a job well done.

Many Regards

Paul Montgomery

PS. We will be looking for a similar holiday for around the same time next year, maybe to Portugal or another region of Spain so if you are in a position to help we would be very happy to receive any offers you have.

Just a quick e-mail to say we had a terrific holiday everything ran smoothly back and forth from the golf. the only small hitch was the return to the airport when the minibus driver went to the Fuengirola Park instead of the Gardenia Park so he was about 20 mns late. So on behalf of all the lads thank you very much for the great time and the golf courses were  fantastic

  Andy Reid

Just wanted to let you know that the trip was a complete success, everyone had a fabulous time and the apartments were wonderful, nice location and not too far from Town.

my colleagues thank you very much for very good organisation of their trip.-)  They enjoyed it very much and next time they might use your services again with a pleasure (hope,  with no changes .-) )
Best regards and have a nice time.

We would be very interested in staying there again next year and wondered whether you could quote for this but playing the Victoria Course, The Old Course and one of the others that we played this year (anyone they were all very nice).

Many thanks

Adele Carson

We have just returned from our annual golf trip to the Costa Del Sol staying at the Guadalmina Resort hotel.

I would just like to thank you for all the the arrangements at the hotel and courses.All the guys enjoyed everything about the trip even the weather was superb.We will certainley be in touch with you later in the year with a view to booking again with your company.

Thanks again and have a good summer

Stan Carter 

Just to let you know we had a great few days on the Costa del Sol.  The apartments were great overlooking the sea, the golf was fun and the luxury of the transfers was fantastic.  They were always on time if not early and could not have been more accommodating.

thanks for all your help
Liz Murphy 

great week thanks will be in touch

Good Morning Diane
Just a few words to say what a great holiday we had in Costa-del-Sol.The whole holiday went like
clock work, the hotel was idealy located,the transfer company were on time every day, and the golf
courses were exerlant.
I would like to thank you on behalf of all the guys for organising a great weeks golfing holiday. and I will be
telling the guys I know who go on golfing breakes about your company.

Cliff Murphy ( releaved organiser)

Just returned from a great break organised by yourselves.   Everything ran like clockwork and was enjoyed by all our team.    I was especially impressed with the transport you organised for us.   The quality of the coach was impressive and the driver was very friendly and helpful.    It was so much easier than driving ourselves.   Once again thanks and look forward to next year.


Kevin Ingham

I have received the necessary documents and i would like to thank you for all your help in organising this golf trip for us.We will certainly will be in touch again because you were so helpfull to me with all my queries.I have passed on your company name to many friends and i hope they will contact you in the future.

Thanks again Diane,


Just a short note to advise you that all aspects of our recent trip to Spain passed off effortlessly. Thanks for organising it so well.

Ian Fraher

We are already back from the Murcia Holidays. It was fantastic. I thank you once again for your kindness and I think that w'll hear ourselves soon for another trip. 

Best regards.

Roger Emery.

Thank you for sorting a great but rather wet golf holiday, everything was “bob on” except the weather !!!

Thank you for all your help  

Kind regards

Andrew Bentham

Nearly forgot.

Many thanks for the great organisation of golf holiday. The guys were very impressed.

We'll be contacting you again in the new year for around the same time in october.

A Very Merry Christmas To You. 

Ciaran Murphy.

Just to say thanks for arranging this year’s holiday,everything when well, all had a good time.

Trevor (Ken Dawe’s group).

Dear Diane,Just to let you know everything was 100%,will use your service again,also recomend it to my fellow golfers.

Michael Darrer

Just wanted to say a big thankyou from all the lads for an excellent trip. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves and everything went without any problems even with the strike. Thanks again and i will be in touch soon to try to book another trip for the same time next year.

            Cheers Stewart.

Hi Diane, i just wanted so say thanks for the organisation of our recent trip to the Pestana courses. Everyone enjoyed the courses and the hospitaity of the Pestana employees. Also the transportation was excellent and very accommodating.Those who stayed at Rocha Brava thought the facilities were excellent. Although we normally take in visits to cathedrals, museums etc the bars in Carvoriero sufficed.!

Once again many thanks and hopefully we will talk again on our next tour.



just a quick line to thank you for arranging the holiday for us

 we had a great time and the apartment was very good and at the

price you gave it was great value.i will have no problem booking my

 next holiday with you.thanks again.

         best regards

               christy.manus cyril.

Just a line to say thanks for all your help with booking our holiday, we had a great time with no hiccups and everyone enjoyed their stay.

The rooms were very clean and large, the only issue we had was the walk back up the steps.

If we decide to go back next year I will contact you to book again.

        Best Regards

        Allan Dagnall.

A great golf trip! Pass this on to Frank and stick a couple of photos on the website even though Frank looks like a black man!!


Apologies for not emailing earlier.

Had another great trip. All worked perfectly (except my putting)

Thanks very much.

Some of the guys were talking about turkey next year so I will be in touch later in year.

Everyone says it’s cheaper than Spain but with the limited research I’ve done I cannot see it!

Best Wishes


Just a quick line to say everyone enjoyed the holiday & the golf shame we couldn't get there till Monday but that's life at the moment

Thanks for all your help

Dave Richards

it was great thanks. Nice to play Cima again and Ria was great too, however the highlight was Monte Rei. This place takes first prize for customer care and set up really amazing - definitely worth revisiting. Meet and greet, unlimited balls for practice, 15 minutes between tee times...

One bit of feedback for instructions: a lot of the car hire companies are no longer in the arrivals hall. Here's what you do:
enter arrivals hall, turn left and walk up to exit the building by turning right at the Pharmacy. Cross the road and walk through the first car park and you will see a white structure (I can only describe this as looking like one of those plastic garden gazebos, but larger and made of concrete.)
In there are the reps for the car hire companies. 
other than that everything went smoothly apart from poor old Colin who would have loved Monte Rei
thanks for organising everything so wonderfully Diane  

regards Simon

Just back yesterday from the trip you organised for us and wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of all 8 of us!

You did everything you said you would do and the hotel accomodation, the travel plans you made for us, the golf bookings and the timing of everything went absolutely perfectly.

I will have no hesitation in booking our trip next year with you, in fact, would not consider going anywhere else to book - It was that good!

If anyone needs any reasurance about your company - point them in my direction!

A huge thanks again

Alex, Andy and the lads

Meant to send you an email earlier everything on trip was excellent as usual many thanks had a bit of delay because of volcanic ash but we got a few more games in. A special word for our bus company they were excellent and the O’Connor course is well worth a visit. Once again many thanks talk to you before next trip with the help of god.


Noel Harnett

Just sending you a email to thank you and DIRECTGOLF HOLIDAYS for all your help

      in organising our golf trip to Portugal.
      Our golf trip went very well , golf courses were excellent , accommodation was fine
      and our driver was punctual and helpful during our weeks stay.
      I would reccomend you and DIRECTGOLF HOLIDAYS to any person going on a golf

Just a short note to say everything went smoothly from start to finish. Do not know if we would pick hotel again on an all inclusive basis as dominated by the purple rinse brigade!  However that is no reflection on the excellent service provided by you as that was our choice and the hotel itself was fine.

Would recommend you to others and will definately contact you next time when we come to book. In my opinion that is the biggest compliment I can give.

Thanks again


We would like to say thank you for all you did for our tour this year we had a great time Hotel good cars good Golf Courses good      golf played bad (due to to many Gin Tonics )

Have just got home.    We all had a super time,  enjoyed the golf,  the hotel and the area.    All very much aided by the impeccable arrangements that you had made for us.   Every thing worked like clockwork;  we were very impressed and will be coming back to you again for future golfing adventures.

Do you cover Morocco - Agadir?

Thanks & best wishes


We will be back next year can you let me know when you have prices We would like to drop Los Arqueros ( to difficult ) replace with Torreqbrada We would be happy with same Hotel and same prices (cheeky )

Once again many thanks Dave

hi Diana,Just back from golf trip to the costa del sol  and wish to thank you for everything and will certainly be back in touch again.Kindest Regards, Tony O Shaughnessy

we would like to thank you for a great trip and look forward to booking with you again

just to thank you for a wonderfull holiday will spread the word amongst my friends will be back next year

Just to say thank you everthing was excellent, but perhaps you could have a word with the 'Big Boss' next time and grant us some sunshine!!.

Hope to be in touch again before too long.

just to say thank you on behalf of the twelve of us the trip was great the new car firm were really good to.  all in all it was our best trip to date we even got lucky with the weather. will speak soon about next year again thank you.



I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for the wonderful job you did organizing this trip. The hotel was beautiful, and the golf was incredible. Our only issue with the rental car. It was really quite small for 4 golfers, but we made it work. During our stay, the weather was beautiful and the service at the facility really was second to none!

We will be looking to book another golf excursion next winter to Portugal and be sure I will be contacting you. I have included a photo of the boys for your reference. Again thank you so very much for all your help. You truly outdone yourself

Jason Sutton


Well we are now back home in the rain but we'd all like to thank you for the organisation of last weeks holiday, everthing was perfect apart from one wet day, perhaps you can rectify this next year !!!

Seriously we had a superb time with no problems although we thought on several occasions we were the only party of golfers out there, its so quiet, the hotel has shut one block completely for a while, all the pubs, bars & clubs were almost deserted, I think that the courses will have to drop their prices eventually to try & stimulate more interest, it must be hard work for you to cope,

Once again many thanks, hope to be in touch next year.

Regards Ken Dawe


Just a few words about our trip fantastic  could not fault any thing from the pickup times the hotel the food the beer the last two far too much of and not forgeting the golf   everybody in the group was very imprest   well done  credit crunch permiting hope to use you again    

Kind  Regards  David

We had a great time in Krakow, Adam and Natalia could not have been more helpful and attentive and I would certainly recommend them for any other trips.  I can honestly say that we have never experienced such service on any other golf trip.  On the golf courses I would probably stick to the Valley course as it’s far superior to the Krakow Royal.

Look forward to receiving Marrakech info.



I hope you are well.

I am very sorry I have taken so long to come back to you about this but I wanted to drop you a line on our golfing trip at the end of March this year.

I just wanted to say on behalf of my friend and I that we had a brilliant time. Everything ran like clockwork, from the hotel to the golf to the buggy hire etc. All we had to do was enjoy ourselves - which we most certainly did!! Really can't thank you enough, and will definitely be using you again and recommending you to friends and family.

Kind regards


Sorry I haven’t been in touch sooner.

Anyway, just wanted to say a big thank you for your superb organisation, you ever got the weather right this year.

Everyone had a great time although our golf could have been a bit better.

Many thanks and best wishes


Had a great golfing holiday, great courses and everything went exactly to plan......except the golf as usual.

The apts were all you want and the people were very helpful. Hopefully we will be in contact again and thanks for

your splendid arrangements

       Kind Regards


Hi Diane, the holiday was great and thoroughly enjoyed by all, everything went like clockwork. Thanks again for all your help and hopefully, recession permitting I will be in touch in 2010. Tommy

Hi Diane, just a quick e-mail to thank you again for an excellent golfing break.  Again the holiday went smoothly. 

Many thanks again for all your help. 

Peter Hughes

A note to say thanks very much for arranging the golfing holiday for us this year. We had a fabulous time. Rep was there to meet us and was very efficient, as was the hire car agent; we must have been away to the hotel no more than 45 minutes after landing.

Hotel was absolutely fine - not looking for 5 star, just somewhere to rest the head and have breakfast, but the golf courses were superb. Seve has created a real tester at Quinto do Vale  stacks of water and lots of wind! but a great course. Benamar was very tight, but I didn't mind as I won that day with 36 points. Finally Quinto da Cima was a gem; with Quinto da Ria right alongside closed for top dressing (before it gets hot they said - temp was 21C!!)
General consensus was that we will return there next year when Ria is open

best regards Simon

On behalf of all who travelled to Marbella  last week thank you for the organisation. Everything went very smoothly. The apartment was perfect, the golf courses beautiful and the car hire seemless. Thanks again.

Kind Regards,


A big thank you from Aiden and I for sorting out our situation as promptly as you did.  We were very happy at the Marismas Club , a  beautiful complex and nicely located for the rest of our travel.

Look forward to other trips with you, knowing you are reliably at the other end of the phone makes such a difference to ones comfort.

Thank you for everything with regard our golf trip. We all were very satisfied to Direct Golf Holidays´ services. Everything went well; the car was waitin us at Goldcar, accommodation was ok, golf vouchers and tee-times precise. Special thanks to Chris for his help. And what was best of all: the weather was gorgeous all week.

With best wishes,

Heikki Purola

We arrived back from our Alicante golf trip last night.  Just thought i'd drop you a line to let you know that everyone had a fantastic time. The hotel was beautiful, the golf course was absolutely superb...(though rather on the difficult side for most of the higher handicappers) and the weather was glorious.

Angel Tours transfers were very good and all just seemed very well organised and totally hassle free.

So can i thank you on behalf of all those that made the trip. 

Hope to be looking to organise next years trip very soon.  Thanks again!

Terry and the mob.

Hello Diane,   just to say thanks for all the arrangements,  everything was grand.                                                                                                               Best regards,  Jim

Just got back and would like to thank you

Everything ran like clockwork


Steven Barrett

Just to let you know our golf trip is unfortunately over. We have had agreat time with no problems incurred anywhere.It went like clockwork.Even the weather was fantastic. (beers a bit pricey) thanks for all your efforts,it is much appreciated. We will contact you later in the year to book our next trip.

                         Once again thanks.You organised a great trip

                                                  Kind regards


Just a quick note to say thank you for organizing our break. Everything went smooth with no problems. Hotel was good and the staff very nice. I will without doubt have no hesitation in recommending your company to my golf partners and at our club.

Once again thank you for your help.


Jim Brennan

hi diane, just to let you know the weekend was perfect,hotel and golf was fab, looked after very well by everyone including all the transfers etc,nice friendly people,just a pity i had to come home.thanks for everything and hopefully we can do business again in the future.

Rhys acton

just a few lines to say thank you, for all the work you did on our behalf.

from the moment we were met at the airport we were very well looked after.

the accommodation was excellent, and we all agreed that the golf courses were of a high standard.

We hope to repeat the experience next year, so take this opportunity to ask you to research some prices for us. if you could include the Faldo and O Connor courses. we would like the same hotel and it would be about the same time of year.

with best wishes

ray boxwell

Just a quick note to thank you for organising the best golf trip we have been on.     You even managed to have a word with the man on high and get fantastic weather for us.    Look forward to booking with you again next year.


Kevin Ingham

Just a quick note of thanks for organising our recent trip to Portugal. The transfers, hotel and the golf courses were all very good and everything went very smoothly, except my golf, but that is my responsibility!!

Many thanks


My  party  were  very  pleased  with  the  service,  you  and  your  company  have  given  us. All  details  that  I  requested  were  delivered  in  style. The  travel, selection  of  golf  courses, accommodation  and  service  were  great. I  would  be  more  than  happy  to  recommend  or  use  your  company  for  future  trips.

I  do  need  to  pass  on  this  information, in  the  hope  that  none  of  your   future  customers  will  experience  what  we  had  to  endure  from  the car  rental  firm,  Goldcar.

On  the  second  last  day  of  our  trip  we  had  the  unfortunate  experience  of  being  robbed  on  the  course  at  Alhaurin. We  discovered  that  this  had  happened  before  on  this  course. The  manager  new  exactly  where  someone  had  stolen  property  from  one  of  our  buggies, while  we  were  on  the  putting  green, just  out  of  site  of  our  clubs. Apart  from  no  warning  of  this,  prior  to  our  first  round, the  Director  Gerente, Rafael Cruz-Conde Roca, did  everything  and  more  to  help  us  deal  with  the  problem  and  enjoy the  following  day, our  last  round  of  the  trip.

The  major  problem  was  the  car  company. The  thieves  had  stolen, money, wallet, credit  cards, phone  and  the  car  key. The  cards  were  taken  from  our  driver, the  person  who  had  signed  for  the  car  on  day  one.  When  we  returned  to  the  club  house  Rafael  contacted  Goldcar  to  request  a  replacement  key  and  was  informed  they  would  phone  back. The  call  never  came  so  one  hour  later  Rafael  and  I  made  contact  and  needed  four  calls  to  discover  that  the  company  would  not  send  a  replacement  key  under  any  circumstance. Goldcar  needed  120  Euros  for  the  replacement  key. I  am  sure  you  will  agree,  an  extortionate  amount. I  offered  to  send  a  taxi  with  the  cash  and  Rafael  offered  his  private  or  company  credit  card  to  pay  for  the  key  and  allow  us  to  return  to  our  hotel. All  of  this  was  refused  and  Goldcar  insisted  we  had  to  go  to  their  office,  at  the  airport,  with  a  passport  and  new  credit  card. This  forced  us  to  get  a  taxi  back  to  our  hotel, some  fifty  minutes  away. The  following  morning  another   taxi  to  the  airport  to  pick  up  the  key, including  a forty  five  minute  wait  for  the  driver  and  on  to  Alhaurin  in  the  taxi.  Goldcar  took  the  details  of  passport  and  credit  card  from  another  member  of  our  party  to  pay  for  the  key.  

When  we  returned  to  England  we  discovered  Goldcar  had  used  the  original  credit  card  number, yes, the  one  that  had  been  stolen  and  cancelled  by  our  driver. 

We  payed  another  120  euros  for  the  taxi's  and  lost  £190-00  in  property  and  cash, not  very  pleasant, so  you  will  know  how  we  all  felt  about  the  treatment  from  a  very  unhelpful  company  Goldcar. Not  only  did  they  make  our  misfortune  worse, they  had  the  audacity  to  make  more  profit  from  it.

We  have  not  reclaimed  anything  from  this  unfortunate  incident  but  would  be  delighted  to  receive  recompense  from  Goldcar.

Rgds  Ray  Graydon 

just to let u know we are back we had a fab time hotel was nice and the golf course was brilliant we got free buggys because they had a special offer for the green fees.the only problem was the hire cars because the drivers had to stay off the drink so we got taxis for the golf. next time we will just get airport transfers.

was agian thanks very much

steve and the lads

Thought I'd drop you a line to say we had a great holiday. There were no issues at all with the holiday rep, the hotel, transfers and the golf. We would all like to thank you for the five tickets for the Portugese masters which we all really enjoyed and thought it was a nice touch.

The only thing we could fault was the fact we played the same 18 holes 3 times at Vila Sol and not the whole 27 as asked for. But saying that we had such a good time and enjoyed the course so much we are looking at doing the same holiday next year again.
Once again thak you for a very well organized holiday.
Regards Nigel

Back yesterday from our trip away for my 40th and wanted to drop you a line to say thank-you for organising everything so well!

All the lads thoroughly enjoyed the trip which was made so much easier by the prompt and efficient service of the transfer company who did a grand job.

Hotel was great and thanks for the nice touch of the champagne on Friday (if that had anything to do with you), much appreciated.

Golf courses were in good nick especially Finca Cortesin, what a fab place that is!! i'd definetely recommened that to any of your future clients the place was terrific, good course and great staff. Don't know what the cost of that days play was but it was definetely worth it.

So thanks again Diane and hopefully we can do business again some time.

Yours sincerely

Peter (40 and a little bit!)

Just a thank you note for the trip we had to Spain. Everything went really well (except for the challenges of organising 11 blokes!) and courses were brilliant. Hotel fine and transfers very good.

                  Regards          Roger

Hi Di/ Many thanks for the recent golf holiday. All arrangements went very smoothly and we really appreciated the personal service at the airport.

Regrettably I had to return home after 4 days but the rest of the week went well



Just writing to you to congratulate Direct Golf Holidays on making Martin's Golf Society's first golf trip away a very memorable experience.

We had 17 golfers present and all expressed their complete satisfaction with the entire golf trip.

Direct Golf Holidays organisation of the transfers, golf club hire and choice of golf clubs were all excellent.

The apartment complex was of a very high standard and was an excellent choice.

The transfers went very smoothly.The drivers were on time and were very polite. 
The golf courses were also an excellent choice and both were very challenging.

However there is one issue that we feel we must bring to your attention.

We were very disappointed with the putting greens in Salgados. There were very pooor, bumpy, patchy and needed attention.

The course itself was also in need of attention, mainly on some of the fairways.

We recognise that this is not the fault of Direct Golf Holidays but we feel we needed to bring this issue to your attention.

We complained to some staff at the club house but got little change out of them.

If we are arranging a golf trip in the future we would avail of your services again.


Mick Betts

Just writing to let you know how much the lads enjoyed the holiday.

Hotel went down a treat. rooms were cleaned everyday with fresh towels in place.

Staff were very friendly and helpful and nothing was to much to ask.

Bus transfers were all prompt with times, never once was the bus late. Apart from having a little detour on our first days golf, bus service was great.

Golf courses were excellent, especially the Son Vida golf course. The scenery and set up of the whole course was breath taking. The GPS system on the buggies was a touch of class something that was new to all the lads and will be talked about for months to come.

I would like to thank you from all the lads in our group for a wonderful break and hopefully next year we can do business with you again but in a different location.

Kind Regards Michael.

Just mailing to say thank you for all your help we all had a fantastic time, the hotel was brilliant and the golf was excellent, we look forward to booking our trip with you again in the new year, we are thinking of going to Belenmadena inspain, once again thanks for everything.

Best regards,

Mark Matthews

Seville was a great success.  Beautiful city, and happy with hotel.  The golf clubs were spot on, Club Real de Seville particularly, warm, friendly and welcoming.  Next time will play there a couple of times.  That is not to say that club Zaudin was not up to scratch, just a different feel.

Reception friendly in hotel, clean and efficient, you would not evening dine there, but we never planned to.

Thank you for such a well organised trip

Ann Coleman

Thanks very much for organising our golf holiday, we all had a fantastic time. We thought the golf course at Los Arqueros was gorgeous and we enjoyed the luxury of only being a very short walk from "down town" Banus in the evening. 

Kind regards,

Just to let you know we had a great time in Portugal, with everything going really well. The bus company was excellent, bang on time, every time.

We are already planning for next year and would welcome a quote based around the following:

Olympus Sun Club(same as this time) for the period September 16th 2009 to September 20th 2009. We are trying to organise our flights in such a way as to allow us to play on the Sunday at say 9-10 am in order to allow us to return to the UK on Sunday night, flying at approx 8.30 pm.

We would like an inital quote to play, The Old course, Pinhal, Millenium and the Faldo course, preferably with the old course on the Sunday. This will as always be subject to alteration, but will provide an idea as to costs. Once again we would be looking for private transfers.

Thanks again for your help on this years trip.


Just providing you with some feedback from our recent 7-day golfing break to the Algarve.

Everything went absolutely superbly, from the moment we touched down in Faro until the time we landed back in Manchester.  Our only delay was a short wait for our luggage and golf clubs at the carousel, and we were greeted at the airport as promised.  Our journey to Albufeira was only about half as long as we expected, taking approximately 25 - 30 minutes, and hotel check-in was very rapid.

The hotel was very much fit-for-purpose, with the additional facility of fridge, toaster etc. being put to good use by us all by way of popping along to the local supermarket on a daily basis to make up sandwiches / rolls for snacking on the golf course ( saving us plenty of euros ).  The location of the hotel was ideal for us, allowing us to stroll down to the old town for breakfast and also take a 10 minute walk up to "the strip" of a night time.

The only disappointment we had came on our first day's golf at Pinhal, where the greens were in fairly poor condition, but we were absolutely awestruck by the Old Course on the Monday ( more than making up for Pinhal ) and more than happy with the other courses we chose.  The services of the coach company were also exceptional, although the drivers do somewhat fancy themselves for a spot of Formula One !!

All-in-all we were very impressed with Portugal in comparison with Spain ( where we'd been for the previous 6 or 7 years ) - it was far more busy given that it was the same time of year, and has made our minds up ( en bloc ) certainly for next September and probably for many years to come.

Speaking of which, could you please provide me with a quote, as soon as you get your green-fees sorted for September 2009 ?  Please base this on the same as this years ( transfers, hotel etc. ) but with golf at Old Course, Faldo, O'Connor, QDL North and VDL Royal ?  Just in case it makes any difference, although I doubt very much it does, could you please provide a quote based on 16 people as well as the one for 12 ( as was the case this year ) ?

Many thanks for helping make this year's break such a resounding success, and fingers crossed that we might be able to put more business your way next year as well ?

Kind regards


Firstly let me thankyou for organising the trip. 99% of it went very smoothly, even to the point of organisingSpainto win the Euro cup whilst we were out there! (Don’t know how you pulled that one off, but if you could have a word aboutEnglandin the world cup in 2 years time it would be appreciated!)

Unfortunately the 1% bad thing was the vehicle hire. Luis ( the rep for Gold car), and his obnoxious female assistant, who incidentally, while you were talking to Luis on the phone, confirmed and gestured to him, that whatever the decision, it was a definite NO to the vehicle hire. It was never made clear to us or yourself that vehicle hire was then subject to an additional 86 euro per vehicle surcharge for the fuel. Which is non refundable for returning the vehicle with a full tank of fuel? His advice to us, use as much fuel as possible! Very helpful! Incidentally, our fuel bill for the weekend finished up at a total of 26euros

However, after speaking to you, we went to the Hertz desk and hired a transit type vehicle, which seated all of us and plenty of space for the bags. The cost of vehicle was 580euros. I don’t know the breakdown of the costings of the trip, so not sure whether that is better value than hiring 2 of the smaller vehicles.

I know you are inPortugalat the moment but feel the sooner we can clear this slight problem up the better.

Apart from that, again, let me thankyou for planning the trip and look forward to using you again in the future (possibly September or early next year)



Trust you had a good weekend ..... I went to theDerby, but preferred theSpainweekend ...

Please find attached a copy of the letter I have e mailed for you to use on the web site , if you need anything changing just let me know...

Kind Regards

Steve Tidmarsh
Managing Director
Kumho Tyre (U.K.) Ltd

Well what a fantastic golf tour to Portugal.

The drivers on the minibuses were very smart in there uniforms and could not be more accommadating to our needs.
The Hotel was lovely and staff very pleasant.
The four golf courses were first class.
Overall the fifteen other golfers could not thank me enough for everything and as I explained to them it was all down to you and your company.
The general concensus was that we will be going abroad again next year but will will leave it a couple of months before we meet and discuss where and when for next year.
Do you organise other countrys because Spain and Portugal are getting expensive and friends are telling me about perhaps trying Turkey or Tunisia.
Thanks again for our wonderful trip and hope to deal with you again in the future.
Kind Regards
Alan Hall

Firstly my thanks to you and Direct Golf Holidays for all your help in arranging our golf trip to Benidorm we had a grate time, the bus company was always on time and the driver was very good,

Hotel was also good, within walking distance to the main centre along with good standard of food.

Golf in Real - de - Faula was V good

Oliva Nova was very disappointing all 18 greens where spiked and had sand allover which made it very hard for us to play on, If we hade been advised at the start we might not have started ? I did not complain to the receptionist , but they new that the course was not fit to play but I feel that they should have offered us something back even if it was a drink at the bar.

We play allot all over Spain but that was a bad experience for all.

But on a positive note.

Alicante Golf Course was fantastic the staff well what can I say they where second to none and the course was in excellent condition we only managed to play 9 holes as the rain was bad.

Please can you send my thanks to all.

Once again my thanks and best regards

Wyn Jones

Party Coordinator

Our golf holiday is over,and summer has come toFinland, today +24 celsius.

In Malloca all was OK. But the hotel we choosed was not  very good. It was full of germans ,families with children.and food wasnot same standard as **** hotels inSpain. But golfcourts were good  and people were friendly, We drowe all ower the island and enjoyed our holiday. Thank you!

Best regards


Well we are back in theUK,more Knackerd than when we left.

Thanks for organizing everything, the Hotel was  at the top end of 3 star ,we even ate in on three nights , a first in 10 years boys golf.

The beach and nightlife only a 10 min walk.

All 4 courses were within 15 minutes drive , only Amirilla was a bit like a building site but they did give us free buggies.

The car hire has moved to an industrial site 10 minutes away the Wednesday before we arrived but the transfers were no problem once there guy arrived.

Thanks again

Nige Sherwood and 7 drunken old sods

Many thanks and well done on a good service -we had a great trip and it all went very smooth!



Aidan Scully  MSCSI  MRICS