Real Guests, Real Opinions

Welcome to our testimonials and feedback section, where you can hear firsthand from our valued guests about their experiences with Excelerator Luxury Golf Tours. We take immense pride in curating unforgettable golf vacations that exceed expectations, and nothing brings us greater joy than hearing about the incredible moments our guests have enjoyed. Our dedicated team is committed to providing exceptional service, luxurious accommodations, and access to the Ireland’s most prestigious golf courses. Don’t just take our word for it – read on to discover what our guests say about their journeys with Excelerator Luxury Golf Tours. Happy to organise for you to communicate with previous guests to discuss their experiences.

“Hazel was extraordinary! I worked with Hazel, back and forth via email, text and phone calls for weeks. I sent her my requests and she organized the trip of a lifetime for me and my son. She thought of everything. From the time we arrived until the time we left we were waited on and treated like royalty! Every car was scheduled, tee time was booked, hotels rooms, dinners, tours, all planned with perfection. Even the Pro Shop employees knew we were coming and our names as we got out of the car! If you’re apprehensive about having Hazel plan your trip don’t be. Tell her what you want to do, where you want to go and let her plan everything. All you have to do is enjoy it. So very glad we found Hazel and let her plan this trip. I wouldn’t change a single thing and I would use her again tomorrow. We love you Hazel!”

G. Atkinson USA

“Thank you Hazel and would definitely recommend your golf tour…five stars for you. Luxury was a highlight and access to extraordinary golf courses essential …you provided it in spades. Well done working out the personalities so the group was harmonious.”

J Bethnall and P Smart 2023 Melbourne

“This was another fantastic trip Hazel, which no-one else could have delivered. Thank you so very much.”

A Vanstone 2023 Adelaide (was also on a tour in 2019)

“Hazel Thompson and her Excelerator Golf Tours has done a great job with organising this group and all the golf and events. It was a great trip. Thank you for all you did to make it special.”

L Potter 2023 Florida

“Thank you, Hazel, for organising an unforgettable 2023 castle and links tour. It was such an honour to see your beautiful country and play on some of the world’s most highly rated and exclusive golf courses, in absolute luxury. Such a high level of thought and organisation has gone into making this tour such a fantastic experience. The inclusions were all first-class and exceeded expectations: the various hotels and accommodations were all modern and luxurious, the coaches were very comfortable with wifi and everyone had their own space, the restaurants were all high-quality, and there was a perfect balance of golf and experiencing the Irish culture. Many of the experiences were very unique and cannot be replicated by other mainstream tours.

The selection of golf courses was superb, especially being able to play the same courses as recent and upcoming major professional tournament, such as Portstewart (2017 Irish Open), Royal Portrush (2019 & 2025 Open) and Adare Manor (2027 Ryder Cup). But perhaps the greatest experience was sharing it with a great bunch people. I felt I have made many new life-long friends, including acquiring a high number of reciprocal golfing rounds which I intend to fully take up at some point in time. Hazel you should be so proud of what you have achieved! Definitely one of the best travel experiences I have ever had.”

D Yung 2023 Sydney

“Hazel, I had the best time with you in Ireland! Thank you forever.”

T Biggin 2023 Melbourne

“Thank you!! Two small words with a lot of feeling. We have had so much fun and played all or most of the Irish No. 1 courses, besides dining in a castle with Noblemen and staying in a castle. You have given us a wonderful two weeks”

W Pullar Australia

“For a unique Irish adventure join Hazel’s “Castles and Links Tour” Experience exclusive entre to Castles, fine dining, top ranked golf links and Irish culture. A once in a lifetime “tour de force”

Prof J Angus AO Australia

“Hazel thank you so much for a very smooth and fun few weeks – we really enjoyed the experience and on a scale of 1 to 10 you get 10. The trip was fabulous and was such a smooth ride with Hazel at the helm – your pride for Ireland shines through.”

D & T Waller

“I have finally arrived home after an amazing holiday to your country. Every night before I go to sleep I think of each course, very vividly I might add!  I loved every golf course we played. Wish I could do it all again! Your organising skills were immaculate, nothing was left to chance, also your happiness, bubbly personality and friendship, came across very strongly. As I have said the Tour was well above my expectations! A very Big Thank you for making a dream come true! Thoroughly recommend this trip! If you ever dream of playing golf in Ireland this is the way to go!!!. Above all expectations. Hazel is a wonderful leader.”

B Pinchbeck

“Hazel your attention to detail, choice of accommodation sublime. You should be proud Hazel. Such a special country so refreshing in such a generic world !! Beautiful people.”

C and R Acquroff

“We have been on so many golfing trips and this is the best we have been on.”

Dr S Marks

“The whole tour was a marvelous mix of golf, wonderful accommodation, meals, fun on the bus, pubs etc. Above all I think what you specialise in is the personalised approach.  It is notable that everywhere we went you were greeted with great enthusiasm, everyone went out of their way to spoil us and that is a testimony to you.  I found it all a wonderful experience and thank you for making it so pleasurable.  I would highly recommend your tour to others.

P Devlin

“Thank you for arranging such an amazing trip. We had a great time and your selection of accommodation and golf courses could not be faulted. Your planning and attention to detail was superb. You even provided fine weather!” Many thanks 

Dr P Cowen

“What a wonderful trip you organized for us- it was just so enjoyable and such fun. I would recommend your tour to anyone who is a keen golfer – I never felt we were playing too much golf at all.  Each course was different and challenging and mostly spectacular scenery. Our accommodation was of a very high standard too, which made the whole experience more enjoyable. You had organized all the golf so well – we never had a worry about times or place in the field- loved having the caddies too. It was such an easy trip to be a part of Hazel – thank you so much; all your diligent work and research has definitely been worth it.”

J Coombes

“Dear Hazel, A BIG thank you from us both again for giving us such a memorable Irish experience. Golf, accommodation, dinners and touring all very professionally organized and we truly appreciate your expertise in staging such a comprehensive tour.”

H Angus

“Thank you so much for an amazing experience and tour. You were extraordinary. I thought the coat and hat were fantastic and how each person adopted it and made it there own was incredibly special. And the winner’s gifts are a treasure. I liked your flexibility.

J O’Neil

“Most enjoyable, very well organized, perfect in every way”

K Glenne

“The Excelerator Golf Tour was a fabulous experience. It was a delight to share your love of Ireland and deep knowledge of its people, places and golfing history. Your friendly and playful approach made it great fun for all involved. Thank you for all your hard work which made it such a relaxing holiday for us.”

C Hurley

“What an absolutely fabulous trip we had. Thank you Hazel. No one else would ever have created such an action packed experience. Loved it all”

M Bade

“Dear Hazel, the extraordinary long trip home [to Australia] has done nothing to quell my excitement about a marvelous trip. It was truly exciting and stimulating. I could never have had such a trip without your expertise guiding it. A heart felt thank you for your brilliant efforts. I have never enjoyed Ireland so much. Would really like to take another of your tours. Warm regards”

Hon A Vanstone

“Just sitting at the airport awaiting our flight. Just wanted to say how much Mark and I loved the trip. All your hard work certainly paid off with everyone having such a wonderful time. What a highlight to finish at Old Head certainly will never be forgotten. See you back in Melbourne. Lots of love.”

K Rothfield

“A fabulous trip organized to perfection Thanks Hazel”.

M Beasley

Incredible trip organized by a fabulous gal. Thanks Hazel for a wonderful tour of Ireland”

T Smorgon

Dear Hazel, you are an absolute gem. Your care and consideration of us all is outstanding. My overwhelming memory is one of quality, of the top courses, hotel choices, your arrangements and communications before and during our trip . Tailoring a tour with such a full schedule of courses, special meals, occasions and Irish culture plus the pleasure of meeting your welcoming friends was truly unique.”

L Flahery

Thanks for the greatest golf holiday. Look forward to reminiscing with you when back in Melbourne. Best”

A & M Cookes

“Dear Hazel, you have really excelled with your “Castles and Links Tour” What an extraordinary time we have all had, thanks to your hard work. We all love Ireland, the golf and everyone on tour has thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Long may you keep up the good work of promoting Ireland. Love and best wishes.”

Dr R & R Hanson

Adding to our reflection on the trip, was-Ashford Castle with the BAGPIPES-to welcome us-and the wonderful way you organised the film-THE QUIET MAN-(private viewing!!)-popcorn and lollies.!!!! Then walking into the village and seeing the-Statue and having a delicious meal at an inn (suggested by a Caddy),talking to the locals. Staying and playing at -Adare Manor was also fantastic as after playing-a very different course -parkland  from Links. It was an ideal respite in the middle of the trip. Then going into the Thatched Village to a terrific Pub, recommended by our Caddy, where we had a DELICIOUS MEAL in welcoming atmosphere and walking around the area just outside the Manor.-it was lovely!! Driving down to -Hogs Head -which was so  Opposite the Castles-but still spectacular views was another highlight  There is no doubt-YOU ARE THE ULTIMATE TOUR GUIDE-Nothing is too much for you and you ALWAYS GO THE EXTRA MILE TO HELP.!!! You have the most beautiful personality-(to match the face)- …..We are so grateful. SO GLAD WE WENT.

R Green

Thanks Hazel, I really enjoyed my time with the tour”

M Ramsden

Dear Hazel, Thank you so much. Such a special Irish Golfing Experience”

R & T Sloan

The tour was a Vue De Monde degustation golf tour. Course after course was amazing. Hazel you have made us all golf snubs”.

K Anastasiou

Many thanks Hazel – great trip and fun”

S Beasley

All courses were excellent – far too good for me! But my purpose to travel is to learn about people, both present and past, and how they live their lives, what’s important to them. So what I’ll remember in years to come are people like Eoin, Ray, Donal and the guide in Belfast who gave insights into how Irish people live and think. For the same reason I would include the whole experience at Erne Castle which gave an insight into a very different part of Irish life. Similarly drinks at Graham’s home and playing with Helen at Portrush. I’ll remember these people and what they told and showed us about themselves, their lives and their community, more than golf. I’ll certainly remember their thought on what Brexit might bring and I’ll watch closely how this plays out in Ireland. So I feel privileged to have met people like Lord Erne, Donal, Steve at Malahide, Eoin, Graham and Helen because they were open and generous with us and taught us about themselves and their country. I came away with, I think, a better understanding of the Irish and how deeply they love Ireland and identify with it. And, of course, the same goes for you. With your unique insights into both Ireland and Australia and your Irish charm (!), you added to our experience in countless ways beyond your excellent organisation and management of the tour. I should have said the accommodation was the best we have ever experienced on our travels. Thanks for a great trip. Travel home safely

M Green

“Thank you for showing me your beautiful country. I have loved the trip so much. I know how much work went into the planning and the execution. It’s been amazing….a trip of a lifetime for all of us” –

K Rothfiel

“What a fabulous time I’ve had with the lassies. You pulled it all together with such enthusiasm that we got swept up in the craic. A huge thank you again for giving me this fantastic opportunity to see Ireland. I will never forget it…in fact I’ll definitely be back” –

M Bade

“So missing you and all the girls. What an amazing time…will have to go back day-by-day and look at all we did. Can not thank you enough for all the hard work you put in.” –

A Peake

“Thank you for all you have done to make the 2016 lassies golf tour so brilliant and such fun”-

N Wilson

“I appreciate all you have done for me very much. This was the most special and fantastic trip, superbly organized, such enormous fun with such a great group of girls. It was a brilliant experience and I am a huge fan of the Irish and Ireland as a result” –

C Graves

“If I could wrap all the hugs and kisses it still wouldn’t be enough to thank you for the experience of a lifetime. The work you put in for all of us paid off in full. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Thank you.” –

T Marget

“Thank you so much for a wonderful trip and your friendship, Ireland has been good for my soul” –

C Shannon

“Dear Hazel, What an amazing tour leader you have been. I have had the most wonderful time with you and the girls. We have visited the most beautiful places. We have covered most of Ireland in two weeks. I will cherish all the memories forever” –

G Morgan

“Hazel, Thankyou for the wonderful golf tour. You are truly a GREAT ambassador for Ireland. Memories forever” –

S Vance

“Dear Hazel, we love you and thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for your amazing organisation. The trip was so beautifully organised. We loved every moment in your beautiful country” –

S Paget

“Hazel, what an amazing experience this was and what an amazing and generous host you were. You made this a very special experience” –

F Petrakos

“Hazel, thank you so much for organising this trip. I have had the best time and feel very privileged to have been included on this trip” –

A Klingberg

“You have done an amazing job keeping us all organised and not losing our disparate personalities along the way. So much fun”-

T Bennet

How can I thank you, words are not enough. This trip has been fantastic. New friends and memories” –

A Hall

“Thank you!! Two small words with a lot of feeling. We have had so much fun and played all or most of the Irish No. 1 courses, besides dining in a castle with Noblemen and staying in a castle. You have given us a wonderful two weeks” –

W Pullar

“Thoroughly recommend this trip! If you ever dream of playing golf in Ireland this is the way to go!!!. Above all expectations. Hazel is a wonderful leader.” –

B Pinchbeck

“For a unique Irish adventure join Hazel’s “Castles and Links Tour” Experience exclusive entre to Castles, fine dining, top ranked golf links and Irish culture. A once in a lifetime “tour de force”.”

Lieutenant Governor of Victoria Australia – Prof J Angus AO

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