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4 Guys, 4 days of golf and fun and the best part about it is we didn’t have to do much at all! John at Golf Tours Tasmania arranged and organised everything that we could need, and even stuff that we didn’t think we would, rehydration we found out is very important, thanks for the water each day JD, never thought I would look forward to seeing a bottle of water!! Nothing was a problem, all we had to do was relax and concentrate on having a good time, which we did!!! Golf courses were great, friendly natives and JD the perfect host, coming back with a few more mates, might as well share the love, thanks again JD, see you later in the year, or maybe sooner!! And by the way, the limousine ride was sick, great idea and was not expected when you met us at the airport, rock star or movie star, all good, and I think we pulled it off, ha ha!!

Gummy, Bugs, Chopper & Jiffy - January 2010

Hi John, just a quick line to say thanks for looking after us, your assistance in getting our trip organised in such a hurry was fantastic. Phil, Karl, Sandra & I never expected the level of service that you provided, previous trips away do not compare to what you gave us, and it made it truly memorable for both couples, thanks. The limousine was very comfortable and a level of luxury that we have not experienced on previous trips sure beats anything we have had before, the trailer was perfect and completes what you offer, we were certainly impressed. We hope that others read this and take up the opportunity to experience this at least once, we are coming back, it was that good, all the best for the future and thanks again John

Phil & Sandra Roark, Karl & Sue Holloway – January 2010  

 Thanks John for a very well organised and enjoyable weekend for our 28 players. It was like you were part of the group - even to the point of playing with us on the last day, after one of our golfers fell ill. Nothing was ever an issue, even when plans had to change.  You were happy to stop the bus wherever requested - from picking us up from the airport, taking us to Barnbougle each day from the Casino, and then dropping us off at the airport ( for two different departure times ).  The weekend ran very smoothly, which allowed for the guys (who would usually have to do the running around) relax and enjoy their golf......

Thanks again JD, can highly recommend your service and we look forward to coming back and playing the new course in the future


The “Drought Breaker” Boys March 2010

Hi John, I welcome the opportunity to give you some feedback from our Tassie Golf Experience. I think I passed on to you at our parting that I, as well as the rest of the group offer you our many thanks, from the moment you met us at the Airport to the moment you dropped us off we could not have been happier or more impressed with your service. I believe the way you value added with refreshments before every round and helping us with the necessary golf equipment (although the Tee’s were a bit expensive but it was going to a good cause!!!) was first class. Dropping us of for meals and picking us was terrific, when traveling like that with a large group to have someone so reliable and with local knowledge made life so much easier. I would be only too happy to for you to use me as a reference if you felt the need. John you really did exceed our expectations and that doesn’t often happen, wishing you all the best for the future, thanks again.

The Mafia Cup Squad - Feb/March 2010

“Nothing could put a dampener on a fantastic weekend organised by John in early September. The weather was not ideal but the golf and service was unbeatable. John’s friendly personality was very refreshing and he was more than happy to go the extra yard to make our trip more comfortable and memorable. The only thing we weren’t happy with was the unbelievable performance of a less-experienced left-hander that unexpectedly took our cash! And being a fellow leftie, John couldn’t be happier with the result!

Barnbougle Dunes is definitely worth the trip,
but was even better with Golf Tours Tasmania.”

Brad Palmer
NSW Account Manager
Australian Golf Digest
September 09


What a great way to celebrate Geoffs 50th Birthday Bash with our family and friends.
Nothing was too hard for John to organise (fine attention to details) and he kept all 14 of us in line beautifully (that being a job in itself!)
The wineries and brewery tours great and Barnbougle was awesome yet again both course, accomodation and hospitality wise. Thanks John for a wonderful repeat performance it was a blast! We can't wait for the next trip in the future.

Carol & Geoff Hall & Friends
(even you Mick!!) May 09

THE "GEGC" BOYS - April 09

This is my 3rd trip to Tassie as a member of a social group, the last 2 times we organised the Golf, Accommodation, and one of us had to drive the rented bus, in all, these 2 trips where good.
But, this last trip was superb, John D is a sensational bloke, nothing was to much for him, and all of us had stress free and relaxing time due to all the organization done by John.
I for one have no hesitation recommending that any group looking for a great golfing experience use the excellent service offered by John and Golf Tours Tasmania.

From Karl Kampe - Aka Kraut!!!

from Warwick Murphy....aka Capper:
JD was the perfect golf tour host who should shut the hell up
when Essendon wins a close one against the mighty pies! Thanks for a great trip!



from Greg Weller..aka Hoss
You will not regret in any way having John Doherty (JD) arrange your golfing holiday to Tasmania. With his contacts and local knowledge everything was organised perfectly. On top of that he is just a great bloke as well. Nothing was too much trouble and any group of people looking for a relaxing pleasant golfing experience would be well advised to make sure that JD is the one looking after you. Our social group was considering other venues for next year's trip but the popular vote will be to return to Tassie and do it all again.

from Neil Reid...aka Saltbush:
I think it was the best decision we made booking the trip through John. It was great not having to worry about anything but hitting the little white ball and what we were gonna drink afterwards.  Lets do it again.


from Lorenzo Caio...aka Knockout:
As a social club we have been on many successful and well organised golf trips and this trip through John Doherty from Golf Tours Tasmania, has been the best of the lot. As one of the organisers for this golf trip, dealing with John D has been an absolute pleasure. Nothing was an issue and the process from initial inquiry, firm booking, confirmation and finally payments was nothing short of sensational, made my job a breeze. John took care of the lot and his recommendations were spot on. 
The fact that John picked us up and dropped off us everyday, without an hassle, was fantastic. 


The thought that we didn't have to draw straws..or leave it up to Ferret..to drive the bus was even better. And on top of all that he is just a ripper bloke.
If you are looking for a great golfing trip on magnificent golf courses without the hassles, plus have a ripper host to look after you, then I have no hesitation in recommending a tour to Tassie with John Doherty from Golf Tours Tasmania, you will not regret it... I'm still raving about it to my family and friends. Can't wait for next year..we are doing it again!! 

 April 09


The Conference Golf Tour 08 to Tassie went perfectly and your service and positive approach played a big part in that. Nothing was too much trouble despite the fact that some of our members are very demanding (I won’t name names here)! Apart from that, we enjoyed your company and look forward to doing it all again soon.

Sounds contrived? – We mean it.

Thanks John, look forward to catching up with you again for our next trip to Tassie
Alistair Hamblin & Friends Dec 08

A group of long time friends from Sydney were looking for a golfing holiday in Tasmania. Having used the internet to assist us, we utilised the services of Golf Tours Tasmania and John Doherty. What a master stroke. John organised our programme which included games in Devonport, Launceston and at Barnbougle Dunes. Quality accommodation was arranged in Launceston and all of our travel needs were catered for by John, including the provision of suitable refreshments, fruit etc. whilst in transit.

A friendly face at the airport to greet us and drop us off at the conclusion of our visit. Our clubs were stored and looked after so we didn't have to worry about these from the moment we landed in Launceston. Literally everything was looked after; all we had to do was concentrate on enjoying ourselves, playing golf and sampling the local cuisine and wines. Late on the day of travel to Tasmania, one of our party of eight (8) had to change to a later flight. It was no trouble at all for John to make a separate trip to the airport to transport our late arrival back into Launceston and on to the restaurant. We would thoroughly recommend John at Golf Tours Tasmania and one day we will be going back to Northern Tasmania. John will once again be looking after us.

Chris Bournon & Friends Feb 09 

Hi John, we all enjoyed our 2 week visit to Tassie and thank you for your hospitality and organization of our activities. And we will certainly recommend you to anyone that we know considering a golf trip to Tasmania.


Here are our thoughts on our experience:

  • You were an excellent host, friendly and accommodating.
  • Bus and trailer are first rate.
  • Days off were for the most part enjoyable
  • Wool Store hotel in Hobart was excellent.
  • We all enjoyed your company and cheery demeanor. You do it well!!!

Thanks again for an excellent tour, all the best,
Kind Regards,
Norm Steketee & Friends Feb/March 09



 Right from the first time I saw the Golf Tours Tasmania website I knew I was on to a winner. As a kiwi based in Sydney trying to organise a golf/punting tour for 16 lads (none of whom live in Tasmania) I needed a huge amount of assistance. As soon as JD and I started communicating I knew we were in safe hands — nothing was a problem. JD organised accommodation (Hobart and Launceston), a round of golf (incl beverages), a day at the races and all transfers for an incredibly reasonable cost! I can say on behalf of every one of the 16 of us that we had a great time and every future “Koro Classic” will be benchmarked against this one!

The Koro’s — Haz, Party, D, Pres, Lightning, Hands, Macca, Ness, Redeye, Token, Kapiti, Bouldy, Chinny, CJ, Alty, Honk

A big thank you for making our Golf Tour to Tasmainia a very memorable and fantastic time. This is our third year travelling to different golfing destinations and this was by far our most enjoyable tour to date. A big thank you for your patience and the considerable amount of time you spent in meeting our requirements. Too be able to leave behind our hectic lifestyles and know that every detail has been taken care of made this a trip to remember. Having all the members of our touring team express their delight at how good a time they had attests to the professionalism of your company. Golf Tours Tasmania might not be a club but if I was you would have 12 new members.

Regards Peter J Owen

The four of us went on a 6 day golf trip to Tasmania in April 2008 from Melbourne; 4 days around Launceston; 2 around Hobart. John Doherty of Golf Tours Tasmania laid out a fantastic program for us. He picked some of the finest golf courses, fitted in sightseeing in between games and recommended us some wonderful restaurants. The Colonial on Elizabeth in Launceston and the Old Wool Store in Hobart, which we stayed at were delightful. John went the extra mile and the personalised manner with which he took care of us made the holiday that much more special. John has been diligent, flexible, and accommodative and has a great sense of humour. We all had a great time and would recommend John, his service and programme to others.

Tan Ek Kia, Muri Mohammad, Yeap Ko, Stephen Phong April 08

Thank you John for a fantastic golf holiday Your level of enthusiasm and service was outstanding. The service was far more than we expected and you continued to surprise us throughout the trip. Your attention to detail was meticulous, your sense of humour kept us all entertained. Nothing was too much trouble, we were all able to relax, sit back and enjoy the scenery and the golf! We would have no hesitation in recommending you to future clients. Best of luck John

Wendy Parkinson & Friends April 08

Hi John, I would like to thank you for such a great time in Tassie. The accommodation and proximity to Casino in Hobart, shopping and cafe strips in Launceston was excellent. Mind you I guess “We Women” would find the shopping no matter where we were, “HA HA” It was great to experience the different golf courses, not that the golf we played was very exciting!! We could not have picked a better person to have showed 14 women the sites of Tassie. Thanks again John for all the laughs and your company, with your personality, you’re a natural

Lyn “Cliffy” Clifton & Friends March 08

John, Thanks for making our weekend away a memorable one. Accommodation, golf and shuttle transfers were all on time and beyond the call. We all look forward to utilising your services again in the near future, That’s a guarantee!!

Regards, Vinnie Grillo & The Flog Boys March 08

Hi John,
Just a note of appreciation for the fantastic time we had in Tassie, you certainly showed us a great time. Arthur & I thank you for not only the bookings and professionalism but the personal touches that made our trip a very memorable one! You really did know how to spoil us,
Thanks again, regards,

Chris & Arthur Lackenby

Hi John,
We could not fault anything you did, we were very impressed your easy style and willingness to make things easier and more pleasant for us. As I mentioned to you, the little things are impressive, nothing being too much trouble for you. Thanks again for a great 5 days, and we look forward to catching up with you to organize our next trip to Tasmania.
Thanks & good luck,

Mary Norman & Geoff Salmon

Thanks to JD and the team at Golf Tours Tasmania, we had an excellent time. We could not have asked for more, every request was met with an absolute willingness to ensure we had a great time.

Jeff Davis

Great trip JD, always making sure that everyone is having a good time, even the non-golfers!! Best golf buggy driver ever!
Richard Evans

Thanks Boys, thoroughly enjoyed the trip, I'll work on the beer drinking, and the golf!!
Russel Clowes

As Good As Things Get!! Had a Whale Of a Time!
Ben Annowsky

JD & Greg bent over backwards to make the weekend as enjoyable as possible.
I can't recommend the service highly enough, thanks,
Chris Allan

Facilitated a fantastic time, ensuring that all behind the scenes ran well, whilst always providing plenty of options to do, great job, thanks,
Adrian David

The guys provided a great way to see Tassie. JD ensured a stress free and well organised trip, with lots of laughs included, great fun for all.
Michael Jones

An absolute ripper of a trip. Well organised, flexible, JD & Greg know their stuff, brilliant weekend.
b>Davis Wilson

We had a fantastic time while Golf Tours Tasmania took care of all the details.
Richard McMillan

We had a great time; JD made the trip so memorable by organising it so well, thanks,
Glen Tan

An outstanding weekend. Hosts were great, courses were excellent and everyone had a beaut time.
Stuart Osborne

Great Job boy's, had a brilliant time, highly recommend this to anyone.
Tarquin Leaver