Kevin and Taba provided our group a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime experience. From the luxury transportation to the golf and hotel arrangements, every last detail was taken care of and well organized. Ours was not an easy trip to organize because we played 15 rounds of golf in 10 days, all around Scotland, but Kevin and Taba made it easy on us. If anyone is considering a golf trip to Ireland or the U.K. we would unequivocally recommend having Kevin and Taba Dale craft the trip for them.
The Straka Family
Hi Kevin and Taba,
Today is the last day of our trip and we wanted to thank you for your wonderful itinerary. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed Turnberry golf course and enjoy staying at the Trump Hotel. It was wonderful to meet my friend who lives adjacent hotel too! We played final round of golf at Western Gailes today in the SUN!! Claudia will leave for home tomorrow and rest of us will head for Iceland tour before we return home.
We enjoyed it so much, we would like to do it again soon.
Thank you for making our trip so seamless. We are tremendously appreciative for all your thoughtfulness and help with our trip. We would love to connect with you again, please keep us posted with any upcoming opportunities. We can be on a plane in 2 seconds!!
The golf was truly breathtaking and we enjoyed all the courses very much.
Keep in touch!
Jackie & Dave
We had the best trip, all my group loved it. Our driver Jim Greer was the best I've ever had, I'd truly recommend him. Thanks again Kevin, the trip was fantastic. Trump Aberdeen was so difficult! Almost too difficult to enjoy. Castle Stuart was brilliant with great views.
Craig Hunter PGA
Director of Golf Sand Point Country Club
We arrived home last night after a perfectly planned trip by you and your team. Every arrangement was executed to perfection and we did not have to worry about a thing.The Old Course was a treat, even with 40 mph gusts. My son drew the oldest tenured caddie, the first day on the New Course; and he made a point of getting himself assigned to Ben for the Old Course. His name was Willie and he was a hoot. Rest assured I will be recommending you to anyone who mentions golf in Scotland and Ireland. Your attention to detail and follow up is a lost art in business today. It is refreshing to experience it. All the best and thanks again.
I am a man of few words! I just wanted to thank you for a great trip that I experienced and would like to thank you for it! I was asked by a group of other golfers if we would use u again and would I recommend you to others. Brett and I said Absolutely! My trip and experience exceeded my expectations. Both travel, places to stay, golf courses, and of course traveling with Patty is a great experience.
Just wanted to thank you for helping us have the best golf trip of our lives!The accommodations are fantastic and the location is ridiculously amazing.We loved staying at Golf Place and exploring St. Andrews.We found so many great restaurants.We were fortunate to have great weather all week and the golf courses did not disappoint.Thank you again and we look forward to planning new adventures with you guys in the future.
Many thanks on booking a great trip for the girls we had an absolute blast .. Getting an ace at Kingsbarns was highlight of the trip.. What a great place to stay in the flat / apartment you arranged for us .. What a view.
I had what I would call three Great caddies and the caddy I had at Kingsbarns - we have been emailing back and forth because he goes to Scottsdale a few times a year .. Great people wonderful clubs , I have to laugh because Perry told me the food was terrible and every meal we ate out was great ..
We are wanting to do either Scotland again or Northern Ireland in 4 yrs so we will keep you posted
Many thanks again
Thought I would drop you this note of thanks for making our trip to Ireland and Scotland greatly exceed our expectations!!!!! In other words it was simply fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!
Staying in the flat at 12 Golf Place for seven days worked very well. We got to know and golf with some of the locals. My caddie at St Andrews Old Course (Andy) was great, too! He had just caddied for Bill Murray in the Dunhill. He even gave me his tammy!
The only negative we had (nothing to do with your agency) was that midway through our play at Lahinch, Rick hurt his right arm and was not able to play golf the rest of the trip. When he saw his doctor, earlier this week, he learned his bicep had separated from his shoulder and will have to have surgery. I guess you could say he has a sports injury.
Tommy, Rick’s caddy at Lahinch knew who you are and as did the owner of the Dunvegans in at St Andrews. You get around.
Again, thank you very much for make our bucket list trip a great one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi Kevin and Taba,
We're back from Scotland with wonderful memories! Had a great trip!! Weather was quite decent - sunny and low 70's most days - with a bit of wind while playing Carnoustie. Other than some showers on the New Course - great golf weather. Your recommendation of Kingsbarns was right on - what a fun course in a great setting! The thing I was fretting about the most (car and driver) was not worth the worry. The Fife St. Andrews taxi drivers and service were phenomenal. These gentlemen were on time, or early, for each pick up, and everything went very smoothly. An excellent choice for our transportation - THANK YOU!!
Anyway, back home now with great memories, not the least of which was Tom's birdie to a round of applause on 18 Old!
Thank you very much for your efforts, resulting in a great trip.
Hi Kevin & Taba,
I’ve been watching the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews and remembering what a great time and experience I had. I can’t thank you enough for letting me share the apartment with the both of you, Roger and Jane. It was the highlight of my golfing life and I hope that I live long enough and healthy enough to do it again. I’ve enjoyed all the trips that you have put together. I know that it has been a lot of work and you do a terrific job of which I am most appreciative. I know that you will be leaving for Arizona soon, so have a happy and safe trip back to the states. Till we meet again, take care.
Julie and I want to thank you and Taba for a great golf trip. I enjoyed the golf courses very much and overall had a great time.
Julie enjoyed herself as well getting to see Scotland and she had a great time with Jane and Taba. We will have dinner tonight in Edinburgh with Roger and Jane, they are great people.
Once again thanks, have a great summer. Perhaps we will see you in Florida sometime.
HFB and JKB
Hi Kevin, hope all is well, I wanted to drop you a line and thank you for a great trip !!! Ireland was everything we anticipated and more, the accommodations were great and the golf courses spectacular. John was a great driver and was most helpful with the non golfers, made their trip most enjoyable. The boys are talking Scotland again, maybe in a year or two. Again thank you immensely, job well done.
Hi Everyone (on the Gary Wiren Tour to Scotland),
As promised, here is the link to some of those special memories I captured for all to enjoy. I took over 700 photos and needed to go through them to pick the very “best” ones. It was great getting to share an experience like this one with such an incredible group of folks. It really was definitely a trip of a life time for me and “the guys from CBM.”
Thanks Gary for being so persistent in persuading me to break away to do this trip. You and Ione, with a “little” help from Kevin and Taba really made this adventure a “once-in-a-lifetime dream trip” and one that will be fondly remembered by all of us for the rest of our lives. Now that is special!!
Special thanks go to Kevin & Taba (and Walter, our driver) for making this trip so magical, memorable and fun.
But most important, thank you Kevin & Bill for “The Match at Castle Stuart” and for being such good sports. Your respective donations to the Mike and Bruce retirement fund will be much appreciated in the years ahead. We are hoping for a rematch soon. We need to start college funds for our grandkids.
All the best to you and I am hoping that our paths will cross again soon,
Good Morning Kevin and Taba,
Thank you so much for the incredible experience in beautiful Ireland. It was wonderful meeting you and Taba. You both were unbelievably hospitable providing us with truly "a trip of a lifetime". Also, your introduction of Bob and Katie was icing on the cake. We feel like we have made lifelong friends with the four of you...And, the golf at Portmarnock and the following dinner at the Joe Carr room was over the top. Thank you!
We did make it home safely after a pleasant traveling journey. (and Rick and Jeanene made it home with their beautiful trophies!) It is remarkable how easy it is to fly to Ireland for an extraordinary golf and life adventure.
Keep us informed of all of the golfing activities. We are interested in everything.
All the best,
Greg and Margo
We all made it without a drop of rain save for some beautiful Irish Mist at Waterville, and with a lot of laughs (best medicine), Guinness and great Irish food. Good food and no rain!!!!!!!...Who'd believe it was Ireland? We certainly jelled as a group without, I hope, infringing on things each wanted to do and we played just the best of the best that SW Ireland has to offer in golf. The accommodation was excellent with the smaller Killeen House hotel demonstrating the best of hoteliers around, and the Doonbeg Resort showing us that the Irish know how to do a fine resort experience. Don't forget to give Michael and Geraldine Rosney a great TripAdvisor rating...it helps their business! And what a team we encountered with the Kevin McGrath organization...and the Willie Scales experience! I think that (our coach driver) Willie is now ready, after his experience with us, to handle Alzheimer's Golf Groups (lost clubs, phones, and insulin etc). While some of us kissed the Blarney Stone, the rest were kissing the rim of a glass of Jameson on that triple distilled tour, minus the gunpowder.
As the old guy in the group, I don't have a lot of years remaining to do these trips but 'try me' for Northern Ireland or Scotland in a couple of years!
Wow, memories of a lifetime. Thank you Doug and Jim for coordinating this incredible trip; and, Kevin and Willie from across the pond, for allowing me the chance to play golf at the most spectacular golf courses in SW Ireland. I now have to return the Gortex rain gear, plastic golf bag cover, vented umbrella and floating golf balls; I had no idea that Irish weather was so similar to Jamaica. I thoroughly enjoyed this golf experience with such a great bunch of guys. Looking forward to many more trips and adventures.
Our trip was great. (The apartment that you provided for us on ) Golf Place was perfect. Everything went just right. We really enjoyed the whole experience. Thanks for your hard work in setting it up.
...for a great trip. Especially to (our coach driver) Willie for keeping us alive on the roads. He was awesome! I really enjoyed this trip! Golf was crazy and I finally figured out how to hit a knock-down drive on the final back 9 hole.
We had an absolute blast in Ireland...everything was perfect...the weather, the courses, Willie Scales was great fun and could not have been more accommodating (one of the best in the business for sure).
Great job and thank you for making this trip such a success.
Co-Founder, The Outpost Club
Kevin and Taba,
Thank you both for making our trip so very special...it was beyond any of our expectations, and truly was our best trip ever! The last night at Dromoland Castle was unbelievable. We enjoyed walking the grounds, lounging in our wonderful room #310, and exploring the castle. It was a perfect ending. So very fun to meet you both...you went above and beyond to make us feel special.
Thanks again so much,
Barbara and John Pat Bourassa
Dear Kevin and Taba,
There are few occasions when the beneficiaries of a wonderful experience take the time to report on a job "well done." Your recently arranged golf tour of the southwest Irish courses was superb. None of us can fully appreciate the amount of time and effort that enable something like this to turn out so well. Everything went so smoothly, even the weather cooperated.
Vermont & Florida
Dear Taba and Kevin,
Bonnie and I are still waiting to come down off the high we experienced while on our recent trip to Ireland. The initial member-guest at Portmarnock Golf Club was a great start to the trip and the "surprise" birthday party you organized for me at Dromoland Castle was another great highlight to savor.
However the "All Roads Lead to Doonbeg" tour throughout the SW was without question the most enjoyable golf trip Bonnie and I have ever taken. We did not really know what to expect, but the group you assembled was unbelievable and we all ended up with 20+ new best friends.
Your own efforts into ensuring that everything ran smoothly was there for all to see and having Willie as our coach driver was icing on the cake.
Bonnie and I cannot wait to return again next year and we plan to talk to many of our golfing friends to see if they will join us. Ireland is a magical place and we are both hooked. We really didn't believe you when you told us last year in Florida that once we came to Ireland we would want to come again and again. To be honest, we didn't want to leave! Roll on next September!
Dear Kevin and Taba,
This was a perfect trip. I could write all day about how wonderful it all was. Everything I hoped for came true. I had no idea though that I would enjoy the other group members so much. I think starting with BIG Jim's Birthday, everyone felt like we were old friends. It all seemed so personal.
Every detail of this trip was well thought out. We loved the people, the food, the hotels and castle. David so rarely travels and he is ready to go again. You made it all so easy.
Willie was the best tour guide I have ever had. He brought the history of Ireland alive and he was so nice to all his "girls." We never felt rushed or pushed along, just relaxed and enjoying every beautiful thing we saw. And he never minded making "pit" stops for us!
We are really looking forward to seeing you both in March. Could we possibly plan an extra dinner with you two? Enjoy the end of your season. Travel safe.
Hugs and Kisses to you both,
Linda and David
Dear Taba and Kevin,
Roger is still talking about all the great courses he played while in Ireland and Scotland in 2009. In fact, he told me that his knees were shaking when he hit his drive off the first tee of The Old Course in St. Andrews.
As a non-golfer, I really enjoyed learning about the history of all the courses. Your suggestion to visit 'Hill House,' designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh while the rest of you played golf at Loch Lomond, proved to be a perfect thing for me to do.
We also really appreciate how you made sure that all the restaurants we went to could accommodate Roger's special dietary needs.
We look forward to seeing you in 2011 and 2013.