what others are saying
July 2020 – Port Stephens NSW
Thanks Steve for arranging our Port Stephens golf trip. The guys had a great time & everything was well organised. Accommodation was perfect & courses were all excellent – Nelson Bay GC greens not so great, but didn’t take-away from the day.
Thanks again Steve & I’ll be in touch when we are looking at organising another golf trip.
Bill Casey & group
March 2020 – King Island
Our group of 18 really enjoyed the experience of travelling to and playing golf on King Island. All arrangements made by Steve and the team were set out which allowed us to enjoy two of the most spectacular golf courses any of us have ever played. We also enjoyed wonderful food and wine from our dining experiences. The transport and golf arrangements went without any problems. We can recommend anyone thinking of heading to King Island to play golf to utilise the team at Golf & Leisure Getaways.
King Island, we will be back!!
Thanks again for all of your help.
February 2020 – Vietnam
Once again Golf & Leisure Getaways have proved to be a most professional company when putting together yet another golfing trip for my group. The complete itinerary including hotels, golf courses, transportation and tour guides you provided was perfect.
The restaurants you recommended, Cau Go in Hanoi and Golden Nut in Hoi An, were both excellent with their quality and service. Also thanks for arranging our bus trip on our last day from Than Golf Club to be delayed, as this allowed us some quality time to enjoy our farewell lunch before heading to the airport and back to Oz.
Most important as a travelling group, we all agreed that everything we experienced in Vietnam was above our expectations and will definitely be looking at this trip again in the near future.
Rino Pittello & Group
January 2020 – King Island
Just wanted to thank you for organising a great King Island experience.
Everything fell into place and we really enjoyed the Netherby Rocks house and the golf courses.
Daniel Crouch & group
December 2019 – King Island
Thanks for everything last week it was a blast.
Everyone enjoyed it and I’m sure we will be back at some stage.
Everything ran like clockwork, even with the transfers on King Island.
2 great golf courses with a great back drop!
Thanks mate, will be in touch.
Kris Morrow Group (Melbourne)
November 2019 –
King Island, Barnbougle & Launceston
All over everything went fine, all accommodation was great and golf fantastic. Thanks for organising, will definitely contact you regarding our next trip.
October 2019 –
Melbourne & Mornington Peninsula
The week was great and all the boys enjoyed themselves immensely. The trip was super organised and went off without a hitch which is a huge credit to yourself and your company.
Accommodation was great (a lot flasher than what we are used to). Transfers were perfect & John was awesome!
Thanks again for everything that you have done for us and we look forward to working with you again in the future and I will be recommending you to others.
Barba Group (Qld)
October 2019 – Kaho Yai, Thailand
On behalf of our group, we once again thank you for organising our trip which went very smoothly. We played some very good courses, with Toscana Valley the pick of them and probably one of, if not, the best course we have played in Thailand. Our driver Unn looked after us brilliantly, as did all golf club staff.
Would recommend playing golf in Khao Yai area to everyone as the golf courses are equal to any of the other popular golfing destinations in Thailand and the weather is a little cooler up in the mountains.
Geoff Wallace Group
October 2019 – Hua Hin, Thailand
Thank you for organising the trip, it was brilliant!
Loved Banyan and Black Mountain courses the most. Transport was flawless, they were on time every day and the hotels were perfect.
I want to go back already!
Looking at the same time next year, probably go back to Hua Hin, as it was so good.
Simon & Tom Camp (Queensland)
September 2019 – Pattaya, Thailand
The boys had a blast mate…..the trip and all transfers went well, where the hotel was located is a great place.
The drivers were on time, spot on every day and the vans are very good and never a problem to stop for a drink along the way.
It was a very good trip and I have 8 hands up to book the next one next year.
Many thanks Steve
August 2019 – Hua Hin & Pattaya, Thailand
I know I can speak for all our group and resoundingly say that a great time was had by one and all.
The van transfers were great.. their drivers were always there on time ready to pick us up and deliver us safely to our destinations and their staff assisted brilliantly when requested.
The Avani hotel was fabulous, a real oasis in the heart of Pattaya. The upgrade to Garden View plus was a real highlight!
Siam Old and Laem Chabang were both spectacular, and Chee Chan was a great experience,
So I’d like to extend a hearty thank you for the arrangements you made for us.
Greg Bolton & Group
April 2019 – King Island
Golf & Leisure Getaways organised Pacific Dunes members a fantastic trip to King Island. Steve was excellent to work with and ensured everything we needed was there for us. Pacific Dunes will no doubt book with Golf & Leisure Getaways again in the future. King Island for those who have not been, is a must do, especially if you like a challenging test of golf.
April 2019 – King Island
On behalf of my group and myself, I want to thank you for organising what turned out to be a perfect weekend. The golf, food, accommodation and hospitality were all first class and the whole trip played out without a hitch. The feedback that I got from my group was that they had the trip of a lifetime. We were also extremely blessed with the weather with only a brief shower on Sunday morning which soon cleared in to a perfect day.
I will definitely be in contact to organise the same trip in 2020. Thanks again, you have been a pleasure to deal with.
March 2019 – Saigon & Danang, Vietnam
Thank you so much for organising such a memorable trip. Great hotels and wonderful courses. Everything went according to plan and expectation without exception.
Looking forward to next year’s trip.
Thanks again and good luck.
February 2019 – Hua Hin, Thailand
A quick note to thank you for all your diligent work in organizing a truly seamless golf tour to Hua Hin. Everything went perfectly, from the airport transfers, accommodation and of course the golf bookings. It was a pleasure to deal with you and have already recommended your services to a couple of other golfers keen for overseas trips.
Look forward to dealing with you again soon.
February 2019 – South Australia
Thanks again Steve, the South Australia trip went to clockwork. Royal Adelaide and Kooyonga were in brilliant condition and Links Lady Bay lived up to a true links course…light rain and windy. Great experience! Tununda was enjoyed and followed up with some great wine….”when in Rome…” The accommodation you chose suited us well, as we ate out each night and enjoyed a great night at Chinatown. Another Fabulous golfing week away – thank you!
I will keep in touch as we are still keen on Queenstown NZ later this year.
North Island, New Zealand
I just want to say what a great trip we had to the North Island of New Zealand playing golf at Wairakei and Kinloch at Taupo, Cape Kidnappers at Napier and Royal Wellington and Paraparaumu at Wellington. The whole trip went off without a hitch and you even managed to organise perfect weather!
It really was a trip of a lifetime for a lot of the group.
In particular thank you for all of the work you did in making this all happen so seamlessly and being available when we were on tour to answer a couple of questions and assisting when the luggage from one of the group went temporarily missing. Your organisational skills and easy to deal with manner is why we will continue to be repeat customers.
Steve Leathley & Group
September 2018 – Vietnam
Arrived back a couple of days ago and just want to say thanks for organising the trip, we had a great time. Vietnam is certainly a great experience. We felt a bit apprehensive before going but we had nothing to worry about. Everything worked well with the transport and hotels. Our original concerns about the internal flights were not justified as it all went very well. The transfers to the golf courses were always on time and very helpful
The golf was really good with Laguna and The Bluffs our favourite courses and we can say that the caddies at all the courses were top class. It’s going to be lonely playing back home without them.
We will recommend your services to any of our friends are considering an Asian trip.
John & Jane Holmes
Chiang Mai & Bangkok – Thailand
Everything went like clockwork… we had a fantastic time in Chiang Mai and Bangkok. Your drivers were friendly and on time every day – great coordination!
The Anantara was just superb and could not fault in any way. In- house dining was first class & plenty of other options all in walking distance….we would stay there again. The golf courses were all enjoyable, but the Alpine club was a standout followed by Highlands…I’ve played some great golf courses in the world and they are both up there!
The Marriott in Bangkok was also fantastic with a high level of service. The Nikanti Golf Course was a gem…the layout, the condition and the clubhouse were fantastic – I would recommend this to everyone.
We had a very memorable trip and I must say you did a great job putting it all together…I will recommend your service to all my golfing friends.
Gary Rumble & golfing friends
April 2017 – Queenstown NZ
We engaged Golf & Leisure Getaways to manage our Millbrook New Zealand golf event in April 2017. From the start to the end they were a pleasure to work with. We found Steve very professional, the communication was impeccable, and all aspects of the event ran like clockwork, combined with Steve escorting the group of 22 and ensuring that everyone was looked after & having a wonderful time.
We would highly recommend Golf & Leisure Getaways & we have already rebooked for 2018!
King Island & Barnbougle
Dear Steve, just a quick note to thank you for putting together a trip of a lifetime. The courses, as you know, are spectacular. Apart from the actual golf, we would like to sincerely thank you for the outstanding service provided around the actual golf games. The Vortex flights were exciting, professional, and a joy to be on. The travel connections on both King Island and in Tassie were impeccable. Also your dining recommendations were perfect. Thanks again and we will talk to you re our next trip soon.
Chris, Rob, John and Allan.
January 2017 – Thailand
Thank you for an absolutely wonderful golf tour to Thailand last month. We can’t speak highly enough about it. All the golf courses were unbelievable, the accommodation excellent and the tour arrangements throughout impeccable.
Congratulations for such a wonderful holiday and golfing experience.
We look forward to booking our next golfing holiday with you.
Just a brief note to thank you for a great weekend to Barnbougle Dunes. Myself and the boys had a wonderful time. Everything went to the exact plan we discussed and the golf courses were unbelievable…and how good is the sports bar!
We are already planning our 2017 trip, maybe combining King Island this time? Will definitely be in touch to get your support & advice again.
March 2020 – Queenstown NZ
Thanks Steve for a well organised week for the Pacific Dunes members in Queenstown. Steve knows his way around Queenstown, trust me!
From accommodation location, to transfers, suggested dinner locations and the amazing weather he provided.
Anyone looking to go to Queenstown for a golf getaway, would be mad not to book with Steve. Thanks again!
Pacific Dunes Golf Club, NSW
March 2020 – Mornington Peninsula
Thanks for a great trip, you were awesome to deal with!
We had a great time, everything was awesome. You guys looked after us so well…. we really enjoyed the golf and the house was perfect for our group.
John (transfers) was excellent …. He went out of his way to help us. We had a ball! The wine/beer tour was excellent and where we had lunch, I’m still talking about it!
Thanks once again for all you did. We try and book these every 2 years, so expect to hear from us again.
Rob Brown & group
February 2020 – King Island
Steve organised a great tour and everything was well planned .. from great accommodation at Netherby Rocks to the restaurants and of course to the golf.
A great tour and everything worked really well. Steve really does keep in touch to ensure the tour is great.
Thanks .. will point my mates to you for organising the next tour!
Jim & Christine L’estrange
January 2020 – King Island
The trip was amazing, thanks for all your assistance. All the arrangements turned out great.
Wild Harvest Restaurant was fantastic, and the transfer to and from was great. Both courses are truly world class and will definitely be back – hopefully next time the weather is a little better.
Thanks again for all your help. Will be in touch for my next golf adventure.
Dave Mueller & group
November 2019 – King Island
We all had a ball thanks. Everything ran so smoothly. The transport guys were all so friendly, and we got a quick visit to the dairy cheese factory on our way back to the airport.
Both courses were stunning….and hard, but enjoyable.
Thanks for organising the trip – all 6 of us will be talking about it for years!
Paul Hutchins (VIC)
October 2019 – King Island
Just wanted to send you a big THANK YOU for making our annual “Salopian” golf event seamless.
All went extremely well from the flight over on the Friday morning to transportation and accommodation. Both Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes are incredibly torturous and picturesque courses.
Dinners were a real highlight, we thoroughly enjoyed both Wild Harvest and the King Island GC which was a real surprise. Pity the weather wasn’t favourable but that does mean that we will be back again.
Thank you for making us as organisers look professional.
October 2019 – King Island
It was a great experience for all the guys, everything went well and everyone was so helpful.
The golf was fantastic and the weather only added to the experience.
Once again thank you for arranging everything, it was a pleasure and I look forward to working with you in the future.
Paul Pless (NSW)
October 2019 – Phuket, Thailand
Everything went really well. The Hotel was great and perfectly positioned. The golf courses were great, the best by far was Red Mountain.
Everything went smoothly and we will contact you for our future golf tour bookings.
Laurie Miller Group (WA)
September 2019 – Hua Hin, Thailand
Just wanted to provide some feedback on our recent golf trip to Hua Hin. As this was my first overseas golf trip, I did not really know what to expect, but what a fantastic trip it turned out to be.
The golf courses were amazing and in immaculate condition. The Amari Hotel was outstanding. The rooms were beautiful and quiet and the staff very friendly and helpful.
The van drivers were fantastic and always there before the expected transfer time & with plenty of water for the transfers and golf. The vans used were really modern and very.
Steve, many thanks to you and your team for organising what was a fantastic golf holiday. We had loads of fun and some great golf and I will definitely be going on more of these trips in the future.
August 2019 – Hua Hin Thailand
Just got back from our golfing trip. Had a great time and all went to plan, transfers always on time, golf bookings fantastic (a little wet this time).
Accommodation in Hua Hin and Bangkok spot on.
Again thanks for all your help and bookings were top notch!
Larry Madalena & Group
May 2019 – Queenstown, New Zealand
Thank you Steve for another great week of golf, R&R & camaraderie at Millbrook in Queenstown NZ. This is the 5th year you have managed our Millbrook event & it continues to be an outstanding success, only possible with your commitment & dedication to delivering a high quality experience for our guests.
All of the arrangements you made were spot on & ran smoothly, including all the transfers throughout the week. The private functions at Millbrook Resort were again outstanding & provided our guests with a first-class experience.
The feedback from the group was very positive & they are looking forward to future golf holidays under your management. Many of our guests are keen to introduce their friends to our group & give them the opportunity to experience the superb Millbrook Resort at first hand…which is great news.
Thanks again Steve for all your hard work & dedication. As discussed, we have already locked in our dates for March 2020!
Platinum Sports Events
March 2019 – King Island
We have just arrived home after the most amazing weekend on King Island!
The lead up to our trip was fuss free, and nothing was too much trouble – flights, transfers, golf and restaurant bookings!
Everything went to plan – flights on time, Gary waiting for us at the airport on landing.
Matt and Emma at “Ocean Dunes” made us toasted sandwiches and a fabulous cheese platter post golf.
Jane at Cape Wickham was also gorgeous and we had another beautiful cheese platter after golf!
We all loved our meals at “Oleada Restaurant” and “Wild Harvest” – again lovely staff.
Our keys were in our doors when we arrived at “Boomerang by the Sea”
Mike introduced himself as we were having a drink on the balcony. Seemed to be a common scenario wherever we went that people knew who we were!!
Gary our main driver has lived on the Island for 63 years and filled us in on the history of King Island as we travelled between courses.
The weekend was made even better with stunning courses, weather and company!
We will be back!
Lyndel Admegis & group
February 2019 – King Island
Our group of eight has travelled for golf since 2007 and in the past done our own bookings, but no more!
For our recent trip to King Island to play Ocean Dunes and Cape Wickham, we used Steve and his organisation was outstanding. With everything going like clockwork, from the accommodation to golf bookings and the amazing service of Mike our driver, who was always on time and a great communicator.
I would recommend Steve to all and we will use him for our next trip to Vietnam in 2019.
February 2019 – Hua Hin, Thailand
Hi Steve, we had an wonderful golf trip to Hua Hin & Pattaya. The hotels you chose were perfect, the golf courses stunning & the transfer company you used were always on time & drivers very professional. Thank you for all recommendations you supplied me…. that made our whole Thailand experience very enjoyable including restaurants & places of interest were enjoyed by all in my group.
In summary, it was an amazing and rewarding trip, so on behalf of myself and my group we congratulate Golf & Leisure Getaways for an excellent and professional itinerary you prepared for us. I look forward to contacting you again as we have decided that our next trip will be to Vietnam.
Central Coast/Hunter Valley NSW
Just a short email to thank you for your efforts in organising our recent golf trip to the Central Coast and Hunter Valley.
From the moment we arrived in Sydney to playing the golf courses and the accommodation arrangements, they could not have been better organised. We didn’t have a worry in the world. We enjoyed the golf and the mixture of courses you recommended.
I know our group is already looking forward to our next golf trip and will discuss this with you next year.
Chris Barker & group
May 2018 – King Island
Hey Steve, just wanted to say a massive thanks for everything you did to get all 7 of us over to King Island for our golf trip. Not only did you have to arrange flights from Melbourne and Launceston, nothing ever seemed to be a problem, this included changing names on flights etc. Your recommendation for dinner on both nights was sensational and absolutely delicious. All the lads enjoyed the dinner, the transportation (which was flexible and at our needs) then to play 2 of the best courses in Australia was just to die for. We have all left the island with the fondest memories and will now complete yearly golf trips in our little posse. I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve and the team for anyone whom is thinking of doing any golf traveling in the future. We will definitely use Steve for our trip to President cup next year. Thanks Steve, you are a champ and if we ever meet face to face there’s a beer coming your way.
April 2017 – King Island
Everyone had a wonderful experience playing the two top courses on King Island
All arrangements were fine and well organized , from the friendly bus drivers to the accommodation and restaurants. Country hospitality at its best!
We are certainly going back & will be in touch re our next golf trip!
March 2017 – King Island
Just a quick note to thank you for organizing our recent golf trip to King Island. Everything went really smoothly and we had a fantastic time.
The two golf courses are magnificent and we were all pleasantly surprised by the quality of the accommodation . The food at the Boomerang restaurant was terrific and the ease of having all transfers included made it very easy to get around without worrying about a designated driver.
We will certainly be recommending you to our friends and thanks again.
February 2017 – King Island
We decided that King Island was a place that we really needed to go in order to play on the two championship courses that everyone was raving about. We were not disappointed. Both Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes are incredible courses with fantastic water views.
Steve organised the whole trip and did a fabulous job. He sorted out our flights, great accommodation and even booked us in at a fabulous restaurant that had awesome views over the original King Island golf course. Steve made regular contact with us to check that we were all sorted.
We would definitely recommend getting him to sort out any golf trip you are planning on doing. We would also definitely recommend a golf trip to King Island … it is just incredible!
November 2016 – Queenstown NZ
Thanks again for a wonderful tour to NZ. You did a magnificent job of organizing and hosting and we all enjoyed the chance to play on some magnificent courses in Queenstown! We had a great group of people and all in all it was a fantastic trip.
Thanks again Steve and we look forward to our next golf trip with you.
Bev & I would like to express our thanks for such a wonderful trip you organised to the Hunter Valley. We had so much fun and haven’t stopped talking about it since we have been home.
I have also told all the golfers we know, if they ever get the chance to go on any golf & leisure getaways tour, we know they will have a great time.
You made the trip, with your sense of humour, and professional organisation.
Please let us know when you have dates for your NZ trip next year. Many thanks & also for the team photo, we loved it.