Welcome Travel Professionals!
PerryGolf is pleased to welcome Travel Professionals. This section of our website provides an overview of the most respected tour operator in the international golf travel industry. If at any time you require personal assistance, our staff of Golf Travel Specialists always welcomes your call on 800.344.5257 and email to Information@PerryGolf.com.
We offer international golf and lifestyle travel to twelve of the world’s most memorable destinations: Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Completely customized land itineraries are our longstanding expertise while we also offer an exclusive selection of small –ship and river cruises plus major golf events like the British Open and Ryder Cup. Beginning with expert travel planning assistance by our highly knowledgeable sales staff, every aspect of a PerryGolf tour is seamlessly arranged from tee times and accommodation to local transportation, sightseeing excursions and international air travel.
We are particularly pleased with the popularity of our new Golf Couples Tours and Cruises. We are in position beyond any international golf tour operator to capitalize on the growth of Couples Tours with more destinations and travel experiences ranging from safaris with golf in South Africa to epicurean golf tours in the Mediterranean plus New Zealand and Australia. Better still, we offer the largest and most diverse collection of Golf Cruises ranging from exclusive-use hotel barges in Provence, Burgundy, England and Scotland to the elegant motor/sail yacht Le Ponant in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
There are several ways you can contact our Sales and Reservations staff. To request a quote and to book a reservation, call 800 344 5257 then the Extension below for the destination of your choice. Inquiries and questions are also welcome by email and Live Chat.
Scotland & Ireland
PerryGolf is the host of choice for golf and travel to the fabled links courses of the British Isles. Unrivaled access to guaranteed play on the Old Course, St Andrews along with our fleet of exclusive, 8 passenger VIP Golf Coaches with Concierge Drivers continue to define the standard for comfort and convenience.
Whether you have a group of men who travel for golf – and more golf – or couples who wish to combine their play with garden tours, river cruises, epicurean or historical interests, we have an experience beyond compare.
Couples Golf & Travel
PerryGolf is pleased to offer more destinations and travel experiences designed specifically for golf couples than any other international golf tour operator. Join us to experience South Africa’s outstanding golf with a safari and wine touring. Cruise the Rhône River through Provence, France on board the 12-18 guest Le Phénicien for six nights, three rounds and gourmet dining. Parties of 8 will experience the golf and history of London’s western suburbs on board the Magna Carta along England’s Royal River the Thames. New Zealand is fascinating for its natural beauty, boutique lodges and what is very possibility the most astounding golf course in the world at Cape Kidnappers. Our couples tours among the British Isles routinely combine play on famous courses like St Andrews with historical and ancestral explorations.
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Click here to submit your literature request allowing five business days for delivery. If you have an urgent need, PDF versions are available for immediate download. We encourage you to provide an extra copy of the brochure anytime you find interest for a PerryGolf tour. Golf is inherently a group activity so very often the extra copy will be shared with golfing friends who are also excellent candidates to travel.
Founded in 1984 by a pair of Scottish brothers who were accomplished amateur golfers, PerryGolf has risen to become America’s leading provider of luxury international golf vacations. The Company maintains a marketing and sales office in Wilmington, North Carolina with a sales and operational headquarters located in Helensburgh, Scotland. PerryGolf is recognized and respected for providing unique and innovative golf travel experiences including privately chartered small-ship cruises, luxury train tours, helicopter tours and personalized land tours utilizing an exclusive fleet of nine custom-configured Mercedes-Benz VIP Golf Coaches. The business has evolved into two distinct products;
Customized Travel - completely personalized itineraries for a group of golfers who are typically close acquaintances. Non golfers will frequently join the group to enjoy local sights, history, resorts, etc while the golfers play. PerryGolf arranges the complete vacation including airfare, tee times, hotel accommodations, sightseeing and local transportation. Group size can vary from single traveler to more than 100.
Destinations Served - Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, France, Spain (Costa del Sol), Portugal (Lisbon & Algarve), Italy, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Travel to the British Isles is predominantly May - October with travel to Spain/Portugal in April - June and September - November. During the summer months, these areas can get quite warm for golf. Desirable, quality golf may be found throughout France and Italy, so visit may be enjoyed year round: April – September for the northern regions, October – February for the southern coasts. South Africa is also suitable for year round play, with October – April high season. New Zealand and Australia are also year round destinations.
Client interest / motivation - Passion for the game is obviously the primary factor but many simply treasure the experience shared in the company of friends, plus it is a refreshing opportunity for those who walk to get meaningful exercise.
Completely unique interest is found for trips to British Isles. As the “home of golf” and with so many famous, highly regard courses available for visitor play, Scotland and Ireland in particular provide a level of golf experience which does not exist elsewhere in the world. The types of courses ("links" golf courses are the most popular), and their historical significance all work together to create an ambience that is impossible to duplicate. Another specific interest is attendance to the British Open, the oldest of golf’s four major professional championships played each year during the 3rd week of July. The Ryder Cup is similarly compelling event hosted at regular intervals in the British Isles.
Significance of destinations - Scotland is widely regarded as the "Home of Golf" and as result many golfers wish to play golf where the game was invented. Golf is unique as a sport due to a profound interest in the history and traditions of the game. Golf throughout the British Isles is also viewed as a significantly different experience due to the type of golf course, links style courses, which are characterized by their seaside location among natural sand dunes, minimal trees and water hazards, plus fast, firm fairways and greens For our other destinations, the interest lies somewhere between quality golf experiences and lifestyle choices. Travel to enjoy a new golf course AND a different culture.
Target Audience - PerryGolf serves primarily two target audiences among international golf travelers: groups of men and groups of couples. Groups of men, or “buddy trips”, typically prefer to play Scotland and Ireland for 6-8 days in groups of 4-12. Australia’s Sandbelt golf region near Melbourne is another popular destination for the men. Couples enjoy the British Isles as well of course, but their non golf travel interests lead them around the world. Our Mediterranean destinations plus South Africa, New Zealand and Australia are booked almost exclusively by couples, as are our golf cruises. Couples itineraries typically combine golf with local activities ranging from safaris and sightseeing to wine tastings and cooking classes. In either case, couples or men, our clientele ranges in age from 45 – 70+. Geographically, they are found throughout the United States. Nearly all of our clients are members of higher end private golf and country clubs.
In order for a PerryGolf Travel Specialist to prepare a customized quotation, we require just a few questions be answered. This provides sufficient data that we can formulate the initial proposal which serves as a road map for the final itinerary. It helps everyone involved in the process as it focuses the client's attention on a specific plan.
Grand Tour (fixed departure itinerary):
With the information provided from the list above, your PerryGolf Travel Specialist will prepare, within 24 hours, a complete and email a carefully detailed, interactive proposal with a day by day description of activity. Pricing is guaranteed for 30 days minimum. You and your client(s) are welcome to adjust the schedule as you wish. The proposal will not be confirmed for availability however until deposits and completed reservations forms are received for all members of the party.
Custom Quotations Online:
If you prefer to create custom golf schedules on your own, we invite you to visit our online trip calculator – Plan Your Own Tour™. Simply provide your client’s travel dates and group size, then choose their golf, hotel and means of local transportation, and you will receive an immediate online quotation. Should you require a detailed, day by day itinerary – or if you have any questions – a PerryGolf Travel Specialist always welcomes your call.
Step 1: Once your client has settled on a schedule they wish to book, you shall receive our reservations form via email including booking conditions. Once you have returned a completed reservations form and deposit for each client, we then begin the process of confirming the requested arrangements with our various golf and hotel suppliers.
Step 2: On the next business day following receipt of your reservations forms we expect to have your clients confirmed schedule with assigned starting times. In the event we encountered availability issues at any of the hotels or golf courses, your Travel Specialist will contact you and discuss the options available. If we are unable to secure a schedule which satisfies your client’s requirements, there is no financial obligation to either party, and all arrangements are cancelled.
NOTE: It is critically important during the confirmation phase of the booking that you are aware of the time constraints PerryGolf deals with our suppliers. Some facilities will only hold space for a brief period of time before they require non refundable deposits.
Step 3: Final Travel Documents. Approximately 30 days prior to travel you shall receive your clients final travel information with complete documentation for their upcoming trip including final schedule, travel advisor booklet, maps and bag tags.
We invite you to visit the Destinations section of our website where you will find a “Golf & Hotels” page for each country we offer. A country map is provided and divided into regions along with dozens of golf course and hotel selections convenient to each. Place your cursor over any course or hotel name and its location is automatically indicated on the map. Click on any course or hotel name and a pop up window will appear with a photo/text description.
PerryGolf has worked tirelessly with all of the better properties at our destinations to ensure every client is welcomed as warmly as possible. To this end we have developed our Preferred Partners Program which uses the finest hotel in each region. We carefully review each hotel on an ongoing basis and also closely monitor client feedback.
It is critical to address the needs and interest of non golfers who travel with us. We serve their needs in a variety of ways, depending upon the individual situation;
Grand Touring - comprehensive daily sightseeing programs are designed and included in the total cost of all of our Grand Touring events. The schedule varies by destination but the intent is to provide an interesting, cultural experience for those participants not wishing to golf.
Customized Touring - On programs with a Concierge Drive, he will gladly take the non golfers sightseeing during the day when the golfers are on the links. He will assist with shopping & sightseeing ideas to ensure a memorable vacation for those not playing golf.
Self drive Touring - Included in the information travelers receive upon arrival at the destination is a comprehensive package listing sightseeing opportunities and suggestions for their trip.
I am in the cruise department but for years had booked tours as well and remembered PerryGolf as being a first class company. You did not let me down, thank you for making it so easy for me as well as for my clients.
Platinum & Centurion Cruise Specialist
American Express, Travel Phoenix, AZ