Feedback from golfers

I have just got home from a fabulous golf tuition week at Hotel Jaz, Sohkna, Cairo. Prior to going on the holiday when I said I was going to Egypt to play golf friends came back with the reply “ooh plenty of sand for the bunker practice” and yes there is a lot of sand out there but also a Championship quality golf course, which we had to ourselves, an amazing hotel with two great pools, good food and beautiful beach with bar, sun loungers and towels set out as you arrive prior to enjoying a swim in the Red Sea.
On our day off we visited Cairo Museum followed by eating an Eqyptian meal in a Bedouin tent and then onwards to the Pyramids and Sphinx. Oh what a sight to see, breathtaking and another tick against my bucket list.
As a Solo female traveller I felt so safe at this resort, and had the best golf tuition from Stu, lots of laughs with Siani and my fellow holiday crew who I now can call friends. It is a definite must do new to most golf holiday location.
Cheers Kath
Kath Barratt
Married to a lady golfer, Teresa, who plays off 16 and annoyingly drives constantly into the middle of every fairway, I thought a Golf Tuition Holiday would be a good birthday present for Teresa and perhaps an opportunity for me to get back into golf after many years of not playing.
Going on one of the Egypt trips would also give us both the opportunity to visit the Pyramids, Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo - all on our bucket list.
What materialised was way beyond my expectations - Stu actually managed to teach me how to hit the ball off the tee and consistently achieve a good distance in a straight line such that my ball was also ending up in the middle of the fairway (sometimes) - something no Pro had previously managed to do! And with confidence gained on the driving range with Stu, I was in much better shape of mind to go out and drive off the first tee in front of the other 12 members of the group without that fear of making a fool of myself.We would both recommend Golf Tuition Holidays and we are planning to go on more trips later in 2024 or 2025 to the likes of Gran Canaria and/or Morocco.
Steve and Teresa Tarrant
Just returned from my 7th trip with GTH and this time Stu and Siani found us something really special – golf in Egypt. The weather at this time of the year (Feb/Mar) is perfect, mid 20s with a gentle to moderate breeze to keep us comfortable. I stayed for the 2-centre holiday, the first being Katameya Dunes in the outskirts of Cairo. The course is spectacular with large undulating greens and plenty of water and sand to keep us honest. It was beautifully maintained with greens that were fast but true. Three nine-hole loops gave us some variety, but I was happy playing any of them. The hotel is modern with very spacious rooms. The food was good but the service in the bar and restaurant was like Cairo traffic, a bit chaotic, but we soon learned how to manage it. The staff were always cheerful and friendly. On our day off some of us chose to play the New Giza course closer to the centre of Cairo, claimed to be the best course in Egypt. It was truly spectacular and well up there with some of the best courses I have been lucky enough to play around the world. One particular Par 3 was like driving down into a deep quarry. Standing on the front of the tee box gave me vertigo! The next hole was like playing through a small canyon with spectacular white cliffs on each side. A most memorable experience and made all the better because there was only one other player on the course, truly millionaire’s golf.
For the second week we moved on the 50 miles or so to the Sokhna Resort close to the Red Sea. Again 27 holes in immaculate condition and virtually no-one else on the course. The greens were also large and undulating but with some nasty run-off areas so where to land on the green was critical. The on- site Jazz Little Venice hotel was OK but more exciting was the new spectacular Hotel G built overlooking the main 1st and 18th holes. This hotel is due to open very soon and will raise the standard of the resort to something quite exceptional, and I certainly want to return.
As ever the tuition from Stu was first class and very intensive if desired for the smaller group at the second location. For both weeks Siani made sure everyone was happy, and as always, the company was great - similar like-minded golfers keen to improve our play but mostly looking for some enjoyable winter golf. We certainly found that.
Ray Bull
Hi, I’m Sue from South Wales and have a handicap of 22.9 but unfortunately, I have not played to it for 2 years due to me resting for two years. I went to see Stu, Siani and the team in Agadir 2023 and they have built my confidence with their professional approach and their enthusiasm to see everyone improve and enjoy themselves. I’m going away from here thinking I love golf and I want to play, and can’t recommend them enough to everybody.
Sue Hayes
Thank you all for a super week of fun & friendship. Stu & Siani as always the consummate hosts, you were fab. Thank you Stu, Siani and the lads for a fab week, it was great to meet up with fellow golfers from previous trips and meet some new ones too. Thanks Stuart for my first induction. Your tuition methods are pure inspiration and I look forward to a future venue. Great venue and super company. Thanks to everyone for making me feel so welcome and I had a great week. Speacial thanks to Siani, Stu & the boys. My first ever golf holiday abroad and I thoroughly enjoyed it – everyone was so welcoming.
Agadir 2023
Marrakech Nov 2022
Kay, my wife and I went on our first Golf Tuition Holiday to Marrakech. Our primary motivation was to improve our golf.
Without reservation we can say that we had a most enjoyable and wonderful experience. The golf tuition was excellent and we both hope to significantly improve our game this coming season. Both Stuart and Owen were excellent and gave much guidance.
Beyond the tuition – we met a wonderful group of golfers and had much fun. We hope to continue our friendships beyond this trip and look forward to meeting up again on future Golf Tuition Holidays.
Best wishes to Giles and Owen for the forthcoming season – do let us know when you are playing in the Midlands – we will come and support. Finally, many thanks to Stuart & Siani for their kindness and wish all the best for the big event.
Raj & Kay Naik
Thanks again for an amazing week in Marrakech. As you know, I was apprehensive about joining both as a solo and as someone very recently returning to golf. I need not have worried as everyone was very welcoming. The daily format of lessons followed by 18 hole rounds of Texas scramble or Stableford meant that all skill levels were catered for and no one felt out of place. Lessons, whether before or during the round, were concise and not confusing allowing us to immediately put the learning into action on the course. The post-round drinks and communal dinners each night ensured everyone got to know each other too. I couldn’t have asked for anything more from the holiday and can see why your repeat booking levels are so high. Huge thanks to you, Siani, Owen and Giles.
Just back from Turkey (November 2021) what a trip. As a first time …new golfer..lady 50+…single .. (not as sad as it sounds lol) holiday it took a lot of bravery to do this. I should never of had any doubts it was the best choice ever. Stuart and his team were brilliant (despite my moaning lol about my golf) in every way. Fab people, great company, as much coaching as you can bear and a social life too… I love it and will be back (if they’ll have me). Guys you have it … where do I vote ??
Jo Elliott
A formal thank you for a lovely time in Cyprus (February 2022). My thanks to your whole team and their professionalism. Owen even ensured that I got my bags and clubs all sorted at Gatwick and saw me to my taxi. Attention to details, which is one of your many fortes, to the end. My love to Siani who was very encourgaing.
Jane Cowan
I have had the very best time this week and thank you to everyone who played with me for your patience, kindness and support. It’s been such a fun happy group with so many amazing people. I must also offer the biggest THANK YOU to Stuart, Siani and Owen for your never ending support, professionalism and happy faces… you’re just brilliant!
Rently joined the trip to Spain staying at the Barcelo Montecastillo. There were circa thirty other guests, a fairly even male to female ratio. Most were likely over fifty, but there were a few notable exceptions younger. Most were single although there were also a few couples. The golfing ability too was a spread across low to high handicappers. Each day consisted of breakfast, followed by an hour or so on a grass range with the instructors giving you specific pointers to work on. Another hour or so of short game instruction/practice. A break for lunch followed by a round of golf. A drink or two before dinner to discuss where it all went right (or wrong) Dinner Nightcap Played with different people each day and generally sat with different people each day in the restaurant/bar. As long as you are willing to talk to anyone and everyone then you could not fail to enjoy the experience. You will also learn an awful lot. The hotel/course was excellent and so were Stuart and the team.
Went with my wife on our first Golf Tuition Holiday with Stu, Sian and the team to Turkey 2021. We had the best time and learned so many nice little tweaks to our games. The organisation from the moment that we met in the airport to the saying goodbyes upon our return, was perfect. Each morning before that days game we had 1-2 hours practice where we had 3 professionals watching and advising. The games were a good mix and on the last day we had a Ryder Cup style match which was great fun. Considering the fact that my wife was a beginner for only one year she also loved it even with some pressure teeing off in front of the group on the first tee. We will definitely be booking another and looking forward to seeing several of the friends that we met on our first trip. Great work guys!! Keep it up because to my knowledge there is nothing like this out there and you smashed it.
Tim & Sue Williams
Thank you to yourself , Siani and Owen , for hosting a fabulous holiday. The efforts each of you made for everyone to feel comfortable and included, and the professionalism of each of you in all , and different circumstances was super. Each of you have individual talents , but as a team worked so well together…….and it worked as you will see from my testimonial as follows. Testimonial. “ I played golf today in a Vets Qualifier at my home club in Kendal . I returned home a few days ago after a fabulous , relaxing holiday playing and learning golf with Stuart and his team. I wanted to enjoy my holiday, but also wanted to improve my golf from its current , high handicap , late starter, status. Today I achieved several notable firsts. I hit 40 Stableford Points for the first time in a competitive round. I ‘ broke’ 100 on my home course for the first time since joining Kendal 12 months ago. I ‘ went round’ in 96. I hit 18 presentable drives onto the fairway. I chipped and pitched properly , almost always onto the green. I left loads of puts 5/6 feet short ( the greens were half as fast as in Spain) , but mostly putted in on second putt. For the first time I felt I was playing golf rather than playing on a golf course. I also know I can improve with practise and know now what to practice. “ Thank you for the tuition Stuart. It wouldn’t have happened without it.
Niki and I have just returned from Fuerteventura and wanted to write to say thank you so much for a wonderful week. Stuart, Siani Giles and Owen are simply the best. From the moment we booked the trip the communication and attention to detail was fantastic. As soon as we arrived we were made to feel welcome and introduced to the group which was lovely, everyone was so friendly. We had tuition and practice in the mornings with one or more pro's and 18 holes in the afternoon, Stuart and the team matched up the groups to compliment the various handicaps which worked perfectly. There were golfers of all abilities from 1 year beginners (us) to low handicappers and everything in between, plus all were most helpful, friendly and encouraging. After the game its drinks at the 19th most days which is great fun, then meet in the bar later for pre-dinner drinks/get together. The lessons and demonstrations with Stuart, Owen and Giles were really good, they were informative and broken down so everyone could follow them and then put them in to practice before the days match, I have no doubt our game has improved. Niki and I have done golf trips away on our own before but this was so much better, not just the tuition which of course was priceless, but the comradery of the group, and being a part of that just made it for us. I even had other people in the resort asking me who we all were as the fun being had by the 30 odd in our group was obvious for all to see. One last thing, we have to mention Siani who is the most wonderful lovely lady you could ever meet, she goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is happy and getting the most out of the holiday, Stu, you are a lucky man.
Steve and Niki
Just back from a great week in the sun with Golf Tuition Holidays at Marrakech, Nov 22. A truly excellent holiday and right from the start I was made to feel very welcome, not only by Stu, Owen , Giles and Siani, but also by the other 24 like-minded golfers. This was my first, but not the last trip with Stu and the team, and as a solo traveller I approached it with some trepidation. I was soon put at my ease with the smooth organisation and friendly banter. The weather was just brilliant for golf, and only a 3 hour or so journey from a cold wet Berkshire as I point out to my club colleagues at every opportunity! The golf instruction was first class and covered a range of skills as well as the very important on course play management, something we don’t often get. The golf course itself had some interesting holes and a tough finish, and the spacious practice areas were more than good enough. The hotel may not be truly 5* but it was comfortable and provided all I needed, and at reasonable cost considering we were a captive market. Nonetheless, group holidays like these are made special by the people on them and I count myself very fortunate to have shared this trip with some lovely people,. Thank you all.
Ray Bull