WWG News & Events

2014 FORMULA ONE USGP - AUSTIN, TX

Attend the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on November 2, 2014 with VIP Hospitality tickets, hotels or private home rentals, private club golf and events like an all star concert at Austin City Limits. We have hotel rooms downtown within walking distance to all the Austin nightlife, and ticket options from general admission, to reserved seating, to luxury Paddock VIP Hospitality passes. This is an incredible event and a great weekend in Austin! more...

PGA MEMBER GROUPS "PRO GOES FREE"

We have partnered with many USA resorts (Bandon Dunes, Pebble Beach, Erin Hills, Kohler, Pinehurst etc) and International Destinations (much of Scotland and Ireland) to offer PGA Professional complimentary places, airfare, spending money and 4% Golf Retirement Plus. Benefits and inclusions vary by destination. Check out our Hawaii Pro Am for May 2014! PGA Golf Professionals call WWG for more information on a group trip!

2014 UK & IRELAND COURSES BOOKING FAST

Contact us soon for information on a 2014 overseas trip because the courses are already getting very busy. August is already heavily booked, and The Ryder Cup will make September very busy, so we suggest May thru July as the best time to travel to Scotland, Ireland or England in 2014.

HAWAII PGA PRO AM & MORE

Attend our Hawaii Pro-Am in Maui this May 2014 - 6 nights, 4 rounds including Kapalua Plantation and Wailea, parties and more (Pro Goes Free). These events are very popular and always great fun. Non-golfing spouses welcome too. Call for details ... The 2014 (British) Open Championship at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake)in England will again prove to be a popular venue, as will the 2015 Open at St Andrews! more...

Testimonials

from Wide World of Golf Customers & The Media

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What They Are Saying

"The best in golf travel" - Associated Press

"Wide World of Golf will take care of everything" - Robb Report

"Five star service in world golf tours" - NY Times

“The world could be your golf course if you travel with Wide World of Golf.  In business for (50) years, Wide World of Golf is the Granddaddy of them all when it comes to luxury golf tours.” – Golf Digest

“Wide World of Golf has made a business out of designing exotic trips for the country club set.  The well-heeled and experienced golfer wanting the best in travel and golf get just that with Wide World of Golf.” – Associated Press
 
“As a trip meeting the highest standards, we suggest an exotic golf tour offered by Wide World of Golf.  With them you immediately realize that experience does count.” - The Arizona Republic

N.B. at Spanish Bay

"Thank you for the planning and execution of our (2011) Pebble Beach trip.  It was GREAT. Your staff’s attention to detail made everything easy and smooth.  Neil was great as a forecaddie and the caddies he selected for us were spectacular.  Lyle shot a 72 at Spyglass and attributes much of it to Josh who gave him great reads. We will both recommend you to our friends and use your services in the future ourselves!" NB - Port Chester, NY

" I wanted to take a moment and express to you my graditute with regard to our recent golf trip to St. Andrews Scotland in June 2011. This was a trip I have dreamed about for ten years and had planned for the last two years. It was a trip to celebrate my 50th birthday and I wanted to spend it with my golfing buddies at the home of golf. So many things could have gone wrong but your reassurance through e-mails and by cell phone helped me to keep things in perspective. From the time we got off of the plane in Edinburgh we were greated by David your Wide World of Golf representative who walked us through the airport, got us packed up in the van and accompanied us to the rental car agency. He was very helpful. The next morning we were met at the Jubilee course by Euan Findlay who got us all set up for a great beginning to our golf vacation. Overall you met and exceeded my expectations and we all had a great time. I will have no problem recommending your organization to anyone thinking of a golf vacation and I will be calling you in the near future for a Pebble Beach trip. Thanks again;  ADM - Pennsylvania

"Bill and Euan: It is really hard to put in words our appreciation for the wonderful golfing trip you put together for us last week. The Turnberry cottage and the Fairmont were superb in their hospitality and services, convenient venues for all of the courses we played, and perfectly suited for accommodating a group of our size and needs. I would recommend them both without qualification - and to top it off, the Haggis ceremony at Turnberry was truly one of a kind! All of the arrangements went along smoothly, and Walter (and you, Euan) were able to work around the split days at Carnoustie and St. Andrews to get them in alignment for us to all play at the same time. Your handling of the myriad small things (such as bag handling and starter dealings) that were necessitated by the arrival of a coach-load of boisterous Americans  was excellent and attests to the respect which Wide World of Golf has in this most special golfing area. And Walter was terrific - solid and steady, unflappable, great sense of humor, and a perfect fit with our group. He was on top of every detail, and was a great "mother hen"! And you even kept the unplayable weather at bay for the week - it got close at Western Gailes (what a great course!), but play at all the others went along well. We also had some excellent dinners at friendly restaurants with wonderful charm and first rate food. In short, it was a first rate trip, and your knowledgeable attention to all the details made this a golfing experience at the highest level. Thanks so much for everything, and I look forward to recommending Wide World to anyone I hear is thinking about a golfing trip to Scotland!   BK - Virginia (Scotland 2011)
 
 “The most experienced golf travelers I know, Wide World of Golf, are the original specialists in pleasure golf travel.  During (50+) years of operation, Wide World of Golf have personally shepherded over 25,000 golf bags on their tours to many famous destinations.” – Lee Tyler, American Express Golf Annual
 

 “It’s about time that I wrote to tell you that the trip was an outstanding success in ever respect.  I would recommend Wide World of Golf to any of my golfing friends and, in fact, I have.” – Frank Dill, San Francisco, CA 

Scotland

"Thank you for everything. The trip was terrific.  Your driver, Mike could not have been better.  The Vaughan Lodge and Killarney Lodge were very nice people and were very accommodating.  The golf was spectacular.  The weather was to say the least challenging.  I am looking forward to my next trip with you.  Thanks again and if you ever need a referral, feel free to use me."  S. S., New York, NY

"I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for arranging the golf trip to Ireland for the Miller's and my son and me.  Everything worked out just great.  We were greeted in Ireland by Alison Deane, who was most helpful in providing maps, brochures, detailed driving instructions, and advise.  The three hotels we stayed in were all just fine.  They were all very hospitable and helpful.  The ladies who operate the hotel in Killarney were especially helpful in helping us dry out our golf equipment and shoes etc after we experienced some liquid sunshine at Tralee.  They also came in an hour early to fix breakfast for us when we had an early tee time at Waterville.  The golf courses were all spectacular and the arrangements were all as advertised (tee times, caddies, etc.)  We had only one day of rain, and then for only about five holes at Tralee.  There was some strong winds at the Old Head, but it was great fun.  The rest of the time the weather could not have been nicer.  We enjoyed our trip thoroughly.  When we go back to Ireland or Scotland we'll give you a call. Thank you for all your help.  It has been a pleasure working with you". P. S., Harrisburg, PA
 
 “Thanks for putting together an absolutely first rate visit to Scotland.  I congratulate you and your colleagues for the extraordinary relationships and high quality planning which makes a Wide World of Golf tour so rewarding and satisfying.” – D.A, Monterey, CA
 
"We arrived back in the States last night as scheduled.  We had a wonderful visit and loved Ireland.  Hated to leave. Thanks a million!!! "G. R., Lancaster, PA
 
"We just got home last night and I wanted to thank you so much for arranging such a wonderful trip.  WWG did a fantastic job.  We loved our tour person in Ireland and Scotland both.  The hotels were super as was all of the food.  We were upgraded at the Killarney Park and Dromoland Castle so our rooms were REALLY great there.  We loved the Adare Manor and of course the entire St. Andrews experience."  M.L., Plano, TX 
 
"Want you to know that we had an outstanding trip to Scotland.  Your staff in Scotland was excellent to be with and accommodated any request we had.  The weather was more like July than May and the first-timers could not believe it.  I thank you for your effort and will look forward to planning another trip with you in the future".  K.S., Carmel, IN
 
"All the lodges were good and we got to know all of the proprietors quite well.  Understandably they are big fans of you and your company. We rated the courses 1) Royal County Down, 2) Portrush, 3) Ballyliffin.  All the rest were excellent... Ballybunion probably didn't get a fair judgement as the winds were 40-50mph!"  R.G., Brekenridge, CO
 
 
 
"Just wanted to drop you an e-mail and let you know that Doc Deputy and his golfing friends had a GREAT time.  They said everything was absolutely fantastic.  Alison actually got in her car and had them follow her to the first lodge, even though it was 45 minutes out of her way.  They all golfed well, but Doc said they all "had their moments on the courses."  - C.J., Harrisonburg, VA
 
"Thank you for all of your help in putting together our Scotland trip.  Eric and I had a terrific time.  Everything was flawless...without question, it exceeded our expectations...please pass on our thanks to Euan Findlay.  He did a great job in getting us acclimated to the St. Andrews area and through his efforts, we were able to play the Old Course twice!  What a treat...it was a great week and we thank you! -" P.S., Elk Grove, CA
 
"I want to thank you and your team for a fantastic Ireland golf trip.  Over the 12 plus months in planning the trip there was never a change that wasn't handles satisfactorily. I honestly was waiting a few times for the can't word to come forward but it never did.  When one guy was leaving a couple of days early you jumped in and set up things for him and his wife who was meeting him in Ireland.  The whole trip was exceptional from meeting Alison Deane and our driver the first day to the accommodations you recommended and the courses.  ...There is already talk of going back and you will be my first call.  Thanks, again".  - J.T. Evergreen Park, IL
 
"Our trip to Southwestern Scottish courses and St. Andrews was "brillian" as they say in the UK.  We all enjoyed the courses and the lodging could not have been better, especially the Westin Turnberry and the Lochgreen House.  Thank you for your excellent work." - S.K., Wilmington, NC
 
"Thanks so much for all of your help and support while we were in Ireland.  We had a wonderful time and it was great knowing you were there.  Everything went smoothly and we are all safely back at our respective homes.  Both of our drivers were excellent and they made a tremendous difference as well.  Thanks." - E.C., Austin, TX 
 
"The golf courses you chose were some of the most prestigious in the world.  The variety in the courses and the Irish weather (did you plan that too?) was amazing.  Thank you for arranging such perfect tee times for each location - giving us time to travel if we needed to and time for the rest of the day as well.  Speaking of travel - Alison Deane was a fabulous resource for us when we arrived.  She got us acclimated to the driving and safely to our first lodging.  Her driving instructions for each leg of the trip were extremely detailed....WE DID NOT GET LOST ONCE!! - thank you Alison.  She also marked our routes and gave us suggestions for restaurants.  She was right on about each choice.  Also, we appreciated the detailed presentation you sent us ahead of time.  Very informative.  All in all the service of Wide World of Golf was impeccable.  You helped make our Ireland trip perfect!" - J.H., Point Clear, AL
 
"Had a wonderful trip.  Alison was very helpful; the accommodations and staff excellent and the courses just got better and better as the week progressed.  It did not hurt that we had eight days of perfect weather as well.  Thanks for all your help and we look forward to another trip next year." - B.W., Western Springs, IL

“It was, without a doubt, the finest golfing experience I have ever had.  You and your staff are to be commended for a job well done.” - K.C., Denver, CO

 “Thanks for putting together an absolutely fantastic golf trip (to Scotland). We all had the adventure of a lifetime. I will be delighted to recommend your company to all of my friends who may journey abroad.” – T.T. Esq., San Francisco, CA
 
 “I want you to know how much all of us enjoyed the trip to Scotland. You went that extra mile to make it special for all of us.  Everyone remarked on what a wonderful trip it was and how anxious they all were to do something again, and it had a lot to do with how well you arranged and handled the tour.” - T.B., Monterey, CA

 “The trip to Spain was excellent, and the boys were very happy. Thanks for your help, the trip exceeded my expectations.” – F.H., New York, NY

 

 “Now that we have returned and our feet have hit the ground, it’s fun to reflect back on the memories of a golf trip of a lifetime.  Every detail was fantastic and we loved every moment.” - A.K., Pebble Beach, CA
 
 “Just a note to thank you and everyone involved at Wide World of Golf for arranging our tour to Scotland and Ireland.  I know I speak for all eight of us when I say that it was a spectacular trip.  I am certain that we will use your services again in the near future.” - W.Z. PGA, Orlando, FL
 
 “We want you to know how much we enjoyed our Ryder Cup tour with Wide World of Golf. We would highly recommend Wide World of Golf to our friends.” – A.P., Modesto, CA
 
 “The trip was absolutely fabulous!  The personal service you provided gave it a special touch.  You are at the top of our list when we consider any future trips.” – D.V., Scottsdale, AZ
 
 “We were most pleased with all aspects of the trip – the planning, execution, and attention to all details were excellent.” B.L., New York, NY

 

St Andrews Old Course

 "I just wanted to thank all of you for a terrific trip!  Everything went perfectly - great golf, great bus/guide and great lodging.  You guys ran a flawless, fist class operation and everyone of us had a fantastic time.  Thanks again for all of your help."  B.M., West Harrison, NY

 
"I want to thank you for organizing truly a first class trip for Todd and myself.  Alison was an asset, very helpful, she is due a raise.  The courses and accommodations were first class.  We had a great time and a return trip will be in the making." - M.G., Pacific Grove, CA
 
"Wide World of Golf handled every detail to a tee...I highly recommend their excellent service.  My clients were thrilled."  K.B., Suburban Travel, a Virtuoso agent - Glenview, IL
 
"Just a quick thank you for the wonderful golf trip you put together for us.  The courses and accommodations were very good and that Old Head course is very special.  We even had good weather but I am not sure how you managed that!  Alison was also terrific with her directions and help with Sheridan's late arriving bag and getting us on our way that first morning.  Sheridan and I look forward to putting together another trip, possibly for later ext year and we will be in touch. Thanks again." - D. S., Scottsdale, AZ
 
"I have been meaning to write you for some time to let you know how much the Rick Cronk group enjoyed their trip.  They had a great time, fantastic weather (you did order that, right?) and flawless arrangements for golf, lodging and dining.  The Cronk gents and I thank you and your team in Scotland.  They thoroughly enjoyed the company of their driver, not only his expertise, but also his wit and personality."  - R.H., Lafayette, CA
 
"What a fantastic trip.  Everything went really well.  The golf was fantastic, the accommodations were just right and using the bus was a terrific idea and made the trip so much more enjoyable....lots of local knowledge, very fun, always helpful.  Great trips don't happen by accident, it is due to careful planning.   On the way back home, I asked the guys if they would like to do this again and I got a resounding yes!  You and your staff get an A+".  - L.F., Batavia, IL
 
"Got back last night from Ireland.  I am glad that I have copious photos from each venue as no one here will believe we played 6 rounds with no rain, sunshine and negligible winds over 7days....the arrangements were magnificent due to you and Alison who followed us from Shannon to the Killarney Park Hotel to ensure that there were no problems.  We owe special gratitude to Mike who was an utter joy to have as our driver.  We all loved him and felt he was really part of our group.  He always took control at each golf venue and made sure that we had caddies and the proper tee times.   I have had driver-guides before buy he is the best.  Thanks again feel free to use any part of this as a testimonial.  After all, if one has no complaints from 12 lawyers and their spouses, the trip had to be...to cop a line about Mary Poppins, "practically perfect in every way."  -  P.M., Winnetka, IL

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