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I was fortunate to jump in on an open spot for a recent golf trip with 7 other great guys. Dornoch and St Andrews for fabulous golf, reliable travel arrangements and good hotel accommodations. All went without a hitch making the experience even better than expected.
So pleased you had a great experience Greg. You played some stellar courses! Thanks so much for your kind review. All the best, Chris
Chris at Gingerbeer is a consummate professional. Responsive, thoughtful and always puts the client first. He went above and beyond in planning our golf trip to Scotland. Details and execution matter, and Chris excels.
Thanks John for your kind review. 2 years between planning and execution and many Covid-related twists and turns to negotiate. Thank you for being the group lead on this trip. You made my job much easier to carry out. I hope playing Old Course, Royal Dornoch, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns (to name but a few) will provide you with some great memories of your trip. Best, Chris
8 guys, 2 cities, 9 rounds of Championship links golf over 6 days, the experience was PRICELESS.. Thanks to Chris at Ginger Beer for making it all work flawlessly.
You are very welcome Dave! Thanks for your kind review. Best, Chris
8 of us were planning to go to Scotland in Aug 2020. Covid caused the trip to be canceled so Chris did a phenomenal job keeping us informed on our options, rescheduling everything for us. Golf was fabulous, the hotels were great, transportation reliable and comfortable and dining recommendations top notch. I will do this again and will be using Chris at Ginger Beer. Thank you for making a bucket list trip so memorable.
Thanks so much for your kind review Jeff. I'm really pleased the trip was memorable for you. I'll be delighted to help you plan another trip in the future - there are so many great courses in Scotland to choose from. All the best, Chris
Getting tee times at St. Andrews so we can plan our Scotland vacation is tough enough - throw in a health dose of COVID 19 and 2020 tee time transfers to 2021, and the challenge becomes almost unsurmountable. Thankfully, I stumbled across Ginger Beer Golf Travel and engaged with Chris in helping us get our heads wrapped around the various options. Chris was extremely helpful and navigated us to a successfully scheduled four day golf package which will now allow us to plan the remaining days of or Trip. Chris's knowledge and ability to answer questions we had, and even those we didn't, but still needed to know, helped us immensely. Hats off to Chris for his professional and personal touch.
Thanks so much Mike for your generous review. Yes, finding a tee time for 2021 is quite a challenge but we got there, thanks in no small measure to your thorough understanding of the options, flexibility and great communication. It was a pleasure to assist you and I hope you have a great trip next year. All the best, Chris
I have been looking to see how to best secure a tee time for the Old Course without paying the high prices of “Authorized Provider” packages that didn’t fit our plans. I came across Chris’ website and was amazed at the amount of information provided. My direct communications were even more informative. He is extremely knowledgeable, forthcoming with information and quick to respond to all inquiries. After previously being shut out to play the Old, I am confident Chris has improved our chances significantly. I highly recommend working with Chris on however you plan to approach visiting and playing at St Andrews. You won’t be disappointed.
Thank you so much for your review Michael. Getting an Old Course tee time can be a difficult process, so I was happy to clarify the options for you. Although not a guarantee of future results, I hope my analysis of 2018 and 2019 ballot results will help you target an interval that optimises your chances of a ballot time. Enjoy your stay in St Andrews next year! Best Chris
Brilliant service and knowledge. Would not hesitate to recommend or use again. First class, thank you.
Thanks very much for your kind words Giles. I was pleased to point you towards the new Old Course guaranteed play opportunities being offered direct by St Andrews Links Trust, and even more pleased that you were successful in securing a package. I hope you have a memorable round. Best Chris
My wife and I wanted to take our grandson somewhere to play golf as a college graduation present. When thinking about where to go, we said "Why not Scotland". We came upon Chris's name out of the blue and since our grandson is just taking up the game and we are both in our 70's/80's (age--not score), he sounded like a perfect match for us.
We did it all by phone and e mail, and although I was pretty familiar with Scottish golf, I did not know of some of the courses that a beginner and two elderly might be able to play with caddies and buggies.
In short order Chris had an itinerary together for us and off we went. His attention to detail was unquestioned and our whole trip went off without a hitch. Even the Scottish weather cooperated!!! Chris was an excellent communicator during the pre trip phase and even got in touch with us while we were there. E mails were answered promptly and I always felt I could get in touch with him at a moments notice.
In short I would highly recommend using Ginger Beer Travel for a future trip. Not everyone in this world is a single digit handicapper and it is great to play some lesser known course which, nevertheless, have all the beauty and challenges that you would expect from a Scottish golf experience.
Hi Page, Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to write such a full and considered review. So pleased you and Barbara had the Scottish golf experience with your grandson that you were hoping for. It's great to receive your endorsement of my service. It's the same service I try to offer each and every client. Your responsiveness and attention certainly helped the planning process and made the itinerary a pleasure to arrange for you. Best Chris
Chris offered me valuable tips for the insight of balloting for a tee time of playing Old Course. A knowledgeable and kind professional in travel/golfing business.
Hi Arthur, You are very welcome! Thank you so much. Kind regards, Chris
Well what can I say, Chris dotted every I and crossed every t, our trip was exactly as planned by Chris with excellent info and itineraries provided. Will definitely use this company again.
Thank you David. It was a pleasure to arrange the trip for you. I'm so pleased it worked out as planned. I'll be delighted to assist you again, perhaps if you fancy a trip down to Spain to play at Valderrama? Kind regards,ChrisTIP: If, like David, you are from the UK and are willing to take a bit of a chance with the weather, then April is a particularly good month for a long weekend in St Andrews, trying to get a time on the Old Course via the daily ballot. There is less competition compared with other months so your chance of success is greater, and green fees (in the first half of April at least) are less than in the high season.