Custom Golf Tours to Scotland & Ireland

Tom's Golf Tours was formed in 2000 by Tom Chillemi – a Class A Member of the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA). Tom started the business as a hobby assisting his Club Members, friends and fellow PGA Professionals plan their personal trips to Ireland and Scotland. After taking a few trips of his own, Tom realized that he could offer the exact trips as other tour companies at more reasonable prices - mainly due to the minimal overhead of being a one man operation. Tom has agents in both Ireland and Scotland that make sure everything goes smoothly with his tours.  Toms Golf Tours has arrangements with all the courses in both countries including guaranteed tee times on the "Old Course" at St. Andrews. Tom offers the same great golf and accommodations as the big guys, but with lower prices and an extremely high level of personal service.


Ireland is synonymous with links golf and offers some of the most memorable golf experience you'll find anywhere.

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Scotland is the home of most British Open venues with St. Andrews Old Course being the “Home of Golf”.

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Here’s what our Clients have to say:

I would like to thank your for arranging a fantastic golf trip to Ireland and Scotland.

Clearly the ease with which tee times were made and caddies were arranged was a huge benefit, but the biggest benefit of using your service was the arrangement of travel.  In Scotland we had 3 different drivers and each was good but Jim was by far the best.  In Ireland John was simply awesome.  In both instances Jim and John truly added to the enjoyment of our bucket list trip and the overall experience would have been dramatically reduced without either Jim or John.

Thanks again for helping us, we had wonderful weather and a wonderful time! Not not to mention playing the finest links golf in both countries.

I would recommend you to any of my friends planning an Ireland golf trip. Bjorn, the Concierge from the Malton Hotel was very helpful in picking me up at the Shannon airport, after my passport snafu, and it was a pleasure talking to him as we drove thru the Irish country side. The trip quality was outstanding, the value excellent. The courses selected were awesome, the weather great. The coach driver, Senan, was very attentive to our needs. Your advice and guidance were excellent.  Hope to do it again someday.

For a great price, personal service and ability to make any arrangements I strongly suggest Toms Golf Tours.

Thanks again,

Wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how much I appreciate your work in our behalf on our recent trip to Scotland. The arrangements went off like clockwork, truly the trip of a lifetime (I’m going to do it again, however). Loved our drivers (Lindsey at the Old Course, Jim Traynor for the rest of the trip), loved the courses (Old Course, Kingsbairns and Dornoch were the kings), and I had great caddies (my caddie at Kingsbairns, Joe Duddy, is from my grandparents’ hometown, Motherwell). I am recommending you to a number of friends and associates, hope they engage you.

Best regards,

Tom’s Blog

  • How to get on the Old Course St. Andrews
    It seems just about all the golfers I send to Scotland want to include the Old Course at St. Andrews. There are 4 ways to do this of which I handle one of them.
  • Ireland Golf Tour June 2013
    Had a wonderful golf trip to Ireland this June. Visited both Northern Ireland and Southwest Ireland. The weather was fantastic with temps 65 – 70 every day with just a bit of mist a couple of days with light to moderate breezes.
  • Golf in Ireland
    As most of you know I own Toms Golf Tours of Scotland & Ireland arranging tours to both countries. I recently spent an enjoyable week with a group and would like to share the experience with you ...
  • Senior Golf
    Today I’m going to talk about some problems and cures for the senior golfer. I’ve recently turned 68 and have been playing golf for 58 years with 45 as a Golf Professional. I’ve always played a pretty respectable game until recently ...

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About Tom

PGA Professional
Tom Chillemi

I come from a golfing family: my Dad, Nick Chillemi, was a Life Member of the PGA of America and my sister Connie spent almost 20 years on the LPGA Tour. I turned Pro in 1964 and received my Class A PGA Card in 1977. I have been associated at four courses: West End Golf Club in Gainesville, FL; Reynolds Plantation Golf Club in Greensboro, GA; Kingwood C.C. in Clayton, Ga. and Sky Valley Golf Club in Sky Valley, GA. After I retired in 2009, I found I needed something more to do than arrange golf tours. I now work a couple of days a week at the spectacular Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club in Cashiers, NC from May through October.

I guess my greatest golf accomplishment was in 2002 when my son Tommy and I won the International Father & Son Championship Old Course at St. Andrews. I try to play weekly with the Men’s Group at Sky Valley and at Mountaintop. I also enjoy tagging along with a couple of groups every year and get in some fabulous links golf in Ireland and Scotland.

I’ve been married to my wife Jana for over 50 years. We still reside in Sky Valley, GA with our basset hounds, dachshunds and a beagle.

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