Thursday, July 18, 2019

PerryGolf Celebrates 35 Years Of Making Golfers’ Travel Dreams Come True

(WILMINGTON, N.C.) – PerryGolf, a leading provider of golf tours and cruises to over 30 of the world’s most memorable destinations, is celebrating its 35th year in the golf travel business.

PerryGolf arranges all aspects of travel for groups of men, women and couples including tee times, lodging, sightseeing, local transportation and airfare. The company offers Custom Tours, Escorted Tours and Golf Cruises to many of the world’s most memorable destinations including the British Isles, New Zealand & Australia, South Africa, the Mediterranean, South America, Baltics, and Southeast Asia.

The company offers VIP Golf Coaches with Concierge Drivers for groups touring the British Isles. PerryGolf is an Authorised Provider of Guaranteed Tee Times on the Old Course, St Andrews, and is also an Authorised Provider of attendance packages to The Open.

Gordon Dalgleish, who co-founded PerryGolf in 1984 with brother Colin, is proud of how PerryGolf has earned a reputation of utilizing innovation to thrive in an industry that has seen its ups and downs. The company is always on the cutting edge of innovation that leads to greater enjoyment and convenience for its traveling customers.

“We are pleased with how our company has evolved over the years in an ever-changing golf and travel industry,” said Dalgleish. “Our No. 1 goal – providing the ultimate travel experience for golfers wishing to experience some of golf’s greatest venues – hasn’t changed. Some of our methods of providing those experiences, however, have changed over the years. We are constantly innovating, as we remain cognizant of our customers’ needs.”

One example of the company’s evolution is the focus in recent years on the combination of great links golf and cruising. PerryGolf is now the industry leader in providing golf cruise packages that include play on some of the world’s top courses. Some of those packages include attendance at The Open.

Six departures to the British Isles are on the PerryGolf cruise schedule for 2020 and 2021, five of which include rounds on the famed Royal Portrush Golf Club, host to The 148th Open this week. Two of those cruises include tickets to The 149th Open at Royal St. George’s and The 150th Open at the Old Course, St Andrews.

PerryGolf Cruises sail throughout the year beginning with South Africa and New Zealand & Australia in January and February followed by the British Isles including attendance to The Open plus the Mediterranean and Baltic Sea during the spring and summer. At the end of the year, PerryGolf cruises the Arabian Gulf each November plus South America for the first time in December 2020.

PerryGolf’s cruise partners include Azamara and their three 690-guest ocean liners Quest, Pursuit and Journey plus the unique hotel barges of European Waterways whose exclusive-use vessels for parties of 8-18 meander their way along the rivers and canals of the Scottish Highlands and England.

Another example of PerryGolf’s evolution as a cutting-edge provider of golf travel can be found in the company’s proprietary golf travel research tool. PerryGolf’s website features QUICK QUOTES, the industry’s only true online trip calculator which produces an instantaneous quotation.

“Virtually everyone considering a custom tour like ours will begin by researching their options online. We did a complete redesign with that visitor in mind who particularly appreciates being able to get a price before they engage a sales agent.” said Dalgleish. “It’s quick.  It’s simple. Visitors to our new site will be impressed.”

PerryGolf remains the industry leader for custom land golf trips to such iconic courses as the Old Course, St Andrews. A PerryGolf travel expert, who becomes the group’s personal concierge, handles details for the entire trip, from golf tee times and caddies to sightseeing, dining reservations and ground transportation.

PerryGolf has been working with St Andrews Links Trust longer than any existing tour operator. As an Authorised Provider, PerryGolf has access to specific Old Course inventory by early June of the preceding year, and can provide a choice of confirmed starting times on the Old Course for clients who wish to have PerryGolf create them a customized golf trip to Scotland with guaranteed play on the Old Course.

Another example of the PerryGolf’s innovation was the introduction of luxurious VIP Golf Coaches and Concierge Drivers in 1998. The company used a Mercedes chassis, originally designed to accommodate 20 passengers, and completely reconfigured both the interior and storage to provide an ideal environment for groups of 8 to play, relax and sightsee. It began with spacious leather armchairs, each with its own armrests and facing a table. Since then, the vehicles have evolved with different sizes but always include the current amenities any traveler would reasonably anticipate. The vehicles are equipped with a refrigerator stocked with soft drinks and bottled water, and include an ample storage area.

The Concierge Driver will meet you at the airport upon your arrival and return you to the curb for your departure. In between, he will take care of everything from handling your golf equipment and luggage to caddie arrangements, dinner reservations and sightseeing suggestions.

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