Take a minute to read some TESTIMONIALS from a few of our happy golfers

Just a formal thank-you for your efforts in looking after the “Whitewash Cup” group last week – it was an outstanding weekend and your service and advice was most appreciated.
Thanks again – and looking forward to 2010. Will be in touch in the new year to organise. Cheers,
On behalf of the Whitewash Cup, Goblett Pro-am and Cinderella Shield competitors, Gold Coast 2009

Nick O

The weekend was great – everything ran perfectly and everyone was very impressed and happy at the organization. The package was good value and we would definitely use ABOVE PAR again and recommend. All in all – excellent. Really appreciated you going to all the trouble you did for us.

Nick R – Warragal, VIC

The only thing that makes golf better is to have it fully organised by Michael at Above Par Golf Tours. I have been using Michael and his services for over 5 years and he has continued to deliver high quality service and value year after year. The accommodation, green fees and times have fitted our budget and needs perfectly on every occasion, without fail. I cannot thank Michael enough for his ongoing and outstanding personal service and value.”

Dean King – Director of Personal Edge Consultancy

Your organisation and communication has been first class, well done.
Our holiday was very good value, and we would definitely recommend you to our friends.

Bruce W – Auckland, NZ

Hi Michael,
We are all home safe and sound. All the boys had a great time and were all hugely impressed with your professional operation. Cant speak highly enough and all wanted to give me there deposits for the next trip!

Brad E – Maitland, NZ

Hi Michael,
We received our documentation today for our forthcoming visit to Mooloolaba. Right from our first contact with you, we have been greatly impressed by your friendly, efficient and thoroughly professional business methods. A real bonus in today’s cut and thrust society, and we offer you our heartfelt thanks for your efforts.Hopefully, our golf scores will be BELOW par! Thanks and best wishes.

Marl & Tony

Hi Michael,
Back to work today, thought I would send you the last thank you for looking after us so well on our Anniversary Tour, the boys were full of praise and very grateful for the timely pick ups and drop offs, our accommodation was first class and the additional room for the same price was exceptional. The only disappointment for me was my form but that will change when I get back to my home course.
One again thank you and I will definitely spread the “ABOVE PAR” word.

Graeme Wilson

Hi Michael,
We had a great trip and were very pleased with the accommodation and courses played. We were impressed with the way the courses were ready for us with carts, etc and we were well looked after.
If I hear of anyone organising a trip I will definitely pass on your details with a strong recommendation.

I M – New Zealand

Thank you for a great week and we all enjoyed ourselves thanks to you.
You were there for us during the week and that’s what it is all about. You did not just take our money – you accommodated our request for changes and worked to ensure that we were satisfied. The comments from all the guys are that we would use you again and recommend your company to all.
I will look forward to speaking with you again.

Trevor W – Sydney, NSW

We were very impressed with your service and follow-up. Your replies to phone calls and emails were very prompt and all dealings were efficient.
The accommodation was expensive, but we understood this came with the time of the year that we chose. The overall package was good value and we would very happily use you again and recommend you to others.

Janice S – Loxton, SA

Now that I’m finally back in my office I just wanted to thank you another excellent tour – without exception, all the comments from the guys was positive and I hope you received some of the feedback directly. In particular, they were impressed with the way in which you resolved Hope Island – and they fully understood that it was nothing to do with you or your organisation.
We are all looking forward to the next tour in March 2011 – and trust you will be there to warmly greet us again.
Always a pleasure dealing with you and while I have received a lot of praise and credit for the organisation – I have had to admit, more than once, that my role is easy – I email you and you sort it – all the credit belongs with you. Thanks again,

Tony I – Invercargill, New Zealand

With respect to our Trip we were extremely impressed with your professionalism, so much so we have already decided to use your company for our 2006 trip.

Phil C – Botany, NSW

We both had a fab time, and were very happy with all aspects – you guys taking care of the logistics and hence making it easy for us, the courses were great, as was the accommodation. Even things like Bruce taking care of our clubs overnight makes the whole thing hassle-free. Your staff were well organised, efficient and gave the impression that nothing was too much trouble.

Jeff W – Sydney, NSW

Thanks Michael on a job well done. Everybody enjoyed the trip immensely. Your organization made everything work smoothly. It’s just a pity that the golf didn’t reach the same level of excellence.

Andrew M – Wellington, NZ

We had a great time, the accommodation, the courses and the organisation was great.
Appreciated advice of hire car instead of transfers was much more convenient.
We Would have no hesitation in recommending your company to other golfers.

Tracy R – Perth, WA

Just a brief note to thank you for all the effort last weekend.
The trip was a great success due in no small part to your attitude and professionalism (not to mention your tolerance). Nothing was too much trouble, in fact I would suggest that you exceeded all our expectations.
I’m sure I speak for all the boys when I say that we would have no hesitation in both booking with you again and referring ABOVE PAR GOLF TOURS to anyone who will listen.
Thanks again, look forward to seeing you next trip. Best regards,

John Mason – Sydney, NSW

On behalf of the 42 people in my group, I wish to express my sincere appreciation for your professional approach and assistance in providing such an excellent service to our group during their stay and golfing from 5 May to 11 May. All of our queries prior to departure were responded and attended to very quickly. The entire group were happy with the accommodation and happier still with the 4 rounds of golf. Without hesitation, we will certainly recommend you to any other groups intending to visit and golf in the Gold Coast. Best regards,

Ahmad F – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Michael was extremely helpful through the organisation of this holiday. Nothing was too much trouble. Your website is wonderful. I particularly liked the way we could organise the trip in our own time and the prompt replies I always received to emails. The tee times were just as we has requested. We were very pleased with the cost of the package particularly the way we could select the inclusions that suited us.
I would have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends. In fact we are planning a trip to the Gold Coast in the near future with a group of friends so will definitely be in touch again.

Jan K – Cronulla, NSW

Hi Michael,
Just wanted to drop you a note and thank you and your team for arranging a fantastic tour for us. Every one of the guys on our Hak ‘n Yak Tour were amazed at how smooth it all went, the location and quality of the accommodation, as well as the timeliness of the transfers. Not sure how you do it for the price, but we will certainly be telling our fellow golfers about the fantastic value for money and friendly service. There was not one request that couldn’t be handled.We will be sure to book with you again next time we are on the Gold Coast. Thanks again,

Simon – Hak ‘n Yak Tour (Berowra, NSW)

Just a quick note to say thank you very much. We all got back yesterday after a very “large” weekend. Fantastic. The boys loved it and everything ran smoothly.
Thanks again for arranging everything. We look forward to returning next year. Regards,

Matt Bastin – Melbourne, VIC

Your service was outstanding. Michael was always prepared to follow up and suggest ideas/alternatives, not just book a course and accommodation. You helped make our trip a pleasure. We WILL use you again next year. Thank you!

Richard J – Newport, VIC

I thoroughly enjoyed our groups trip. The organization was 1st class. If I’m planning a trip up your way personally I’ll certainly be in touch. I’d have no trouble in recommending your company to any friends looking to organise a golf tour.

Steve G – Sydney, NSW

Hi Michael,
Just a short note to thank you for the organisation of our golf trip. All aspects were first class and the group were unanimous in their praise of your organisation and efficiency. I will be in touch about future trips but thanks once again for this one.

Greg Rowden

Hi Michael and Chris,
On behalf of Brian, myself and the rest of our group we’d like to thank you guys for everything you did. Your superb organisation and absolutely pleasant demeanour made our trip that much more enjoyable. Thanks too for the gift pack. Everyone will now have an Above Par towel hanging from their golf bag. We’ll certainly recommend you to anyone looking at golfing up your way.

Don S

Thank you for your wonderful service and product that you offer. Your driver Bruce is a credit / asset to your company and made our trip even more pleasurable. Very efficient courteous and punctual every time. Once again thank you very much we will use you again and will highly recommend you to others.

Regards, Colin B On behalf of SOCS Golf Trip

Hi Michael,
Just a short note to thank you for organising us a wonderful weekend of golf.
The accommodation was superb, the views great. The organisation of the whole weekend went like clockwork, no matter what course we played at, everything was right. The only thing you didn’t organise was for us to play good golf!! Ha Ha!! Thanks again for a great weekend in our lives and we look forward to booking another weekend with you in the future

Regards, Steve T – Bradbury, NSW

Just to say thank you for a wonderful holiday. Everything was perfect apart from our golf!
We struggled to adapt to the courses but loved every minute. Accommodation etc was superb.
We will happily recommend your service to friends and fellow golfers.

Thanks again, Harry and Rose, Rangiora, New Zealand

Good day Michael
Sorry I’ve been a bit slow in sending you a huge thank you for making our golf trip the best one we have been on…the boys couldn’t sing your praises loud enough when we got home & we have recommended your tour company to 6 or 7 other golf clubs in our area…on that note the boys wish to use your company again for our 2015 trip to the Sunshine Coast and we will be in touch to arrange next year……once again thanks mate for a great trip & for making me look good…speak soon.

Regards Graeme H – Penguin, Tasmania

Mate it was a pleasure meeting you and all the boys had a belter of a time above par tours is the only way to go from now on thanks for everything look forward to seeing you next year

Thanks, Sean Ayres

Dear Michael,
Just wanted to say thanks for your brilliant organisation of our golf tour to the Gold Coast. The 11 of us had a great time and your level of service cannot be faulted. From monitoring our flight arrivals, the pickup service each day, golf organisation and for even driving us through the bottle shop for supplies on the way to the excellent accommodation. We could not have asked for more and will definitely be back. I have been organising this group for 25 years and you made sure this was the best run event we have ever had.
All the best and look forward to seeing you again.

Mike (The Loft Tour)

Thanks Michael,
On behalf of the 19 guys on our recent golfing week on the Gold Coast (5 courses in 5 days) I would like to congratulate you on the complete golf package you supplied us. Everything you offered was extremely well organised, which is essential in having a fantastic golf experience. We look forward to seeing you again next year

Regards, D.W, VIC

Just wanted to say thanks for the weekend
The service was exceptional
It was our 10 year anniversary for Golfarama and it was by far the best.

Regards, Rodney Beckwith, Sebastapol Bowling Club

Dear Michael,
Michael I just want to thank you on behalf of my workmates and myself we had a great time on the weekend the accommodation was flawless the golf was outstanding and I look forward to dealing with you again in the future tour service is terrific thanks again

Yours, John Riggall

Dear Michael,
Just getting over our golf weekend away and what a fantastic weekend it was. You did a fantastic job organising everything for us which went off without a hitch. Bruce was great and kept us entertained. He was on time everytime and looked after us like royalty. You guy’s were the best which made our weekend so much more enjoyable, although sometimes the golf wasn’t the best, always room for improvement
Thanks again

Peter O’R – Prestons, NSW

Dear Michael,
After spending a day washing the gear and doing the books, it’s time to formally thank you again on behalf of the Chag-Ass boys. As you know 2012 was our 4th trip to Qld utilizing the Above Par services and once again you excelled above and beyond the call of duty. The boys are continually amazed at the quality service you provide and I know they all look forward to again playing the Gold Coast at some time in the future Here’s wishing you continued success with the business. Cheers and kind regards

Peter (Bomber) Murray – Perth, W.A.

Dear Michael,
On behalf of my group of 20 thank you for all your help during our Queens Birthday trip to the Sunshine Coast. 10 out of 10 mate – you made things very easy for me, you remained flexible and accommodating right through to the end of the trip. Given the frequency of changes that occurred throughout the trip I could not have done it without you. Absolutely money well spent – everyone was happy with the overall value of the package. No arguments at all and would definitely be using you again and recommending you to anyone who is planning a golf trip to Queensland.

Andrew G – Melbourne

Hi Michael,
Just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic time golfing on the Gold Coast. I want to thank you for your assistance and prompt attention to our requirements. Your organisation made our trip a real joy and we are already talking about our next one, possibly to the Sunshine Coast.
Thanks again. Regards,

Erich Bucher

Thanks Michael,
The boys congratulate you on a fantistic operation that you run, hopefully i can get another trip for you next year.

Craig (The Rebel Tour)

Dear Michael,
On behalf of Billy and myself, our sincere thanks for the way you organised our golf trip to the Sunshine Coast.
We know you organise trips for much large groups and really appreciate the way you looked after a couple of hackers from the South Island. Your advice on which courses to play at the time of year we came was invaluable. The suggested accommodation you organised for us was superb, we couldn’t fault it. We felt like we were your most important customers for the duration of our stay and that level of professionalism will ensure we will be looking no further than Above Par Golf for next year’s trip. Best wishes and Thanks again!

Brett Le Bherz – Timaru – New Zealand

I was very impressed with your prompt and efficient level of service
The package was excellent value and we will most definitely use your company again in the future.

Steve C – Patterson Lakes, VIC

Hi Michael,
We had an absolute ball and loved all the courses on the Sunshine Coast. Everything worked to perfection with the pick up and accommodation. We have this trip every year and I will certainly be in contact with you to arrange our next tour. Thanks again for a great trip I would be more than happy to provide a reference to anyone interested.

Guenter O, VIC

Your service was awesome, you answered all my original questions prior to confirming the trip, and all the way through you kept me informed. We received 5 other quotes and yours was the best priced, but also the way you responded, and the timely fashion, were good reasons to go with what you offered.
Also found your website very professional and appealing
We will undoubtedly use you again and have already recommended you to others.

Reon G – Rangiora, NZ

Michael and Chris,
Thanks for providing the Casino Crocs with a great 6 days on the Gold Coast.
FYI, I approached 3 companies for this tour and you guys came out in front on cost and supplying appropriate accommodation and great courses. When one of the other companies asked why I selected you they said they could not match your price but that they had access to better courses and provided a better service.
After our trip I don’t believe either statement is correct! We will be organising a tour to the Sunshine Coast next year and will definitely be contacting you guys

Cheers, Dennis – [Casino Crocs]

Just wanted to say thank you for the excellent service, advice and the courses played on our recent visit – all above par! First of all, I was surprised by the level of service provided as my group numbered all of 2. It took all the stress & hassle out of trying to make all the arrangements ourselves. The accommodation was fantastic and the whole trip went smoothly. I would highly recommend your services to anyone planning a golfing trip and hope that my wife will allow me to use it again!!!

Cheers, Richard, Christchurch, NZ

Hi Michael,
Just a quick email to say thanks for organising our golf tour to the Gold Coast.
The level of service offered by yourself and Chris was excellent with the golf courses also being first class.
As for the accommodation at Waves Resort we could not have hoped for nicer apartments with an absolutely amazing location. The whole group had a great time and I would certainly be pleased to recommend you to anyone.

Thanks, Shaun Juniper – Gosnells GC, W.A.

On behalf of Paul and myself, I’d just like to thank you for the excellent organisation of our recent golf trip to the Sunshine Coast. To be honest, having undertaken trips through travel agents before, I was expecting a few hiccups along the way as seems to always be the case. But on this occasion, not one issue. Our apartment was exceptional and we were greeted as being with “Above Par”. From there, 6 games in 7 days with all tee times booked at our desired timeslots, Above Par vouchers were well acknowledged on every course and each club were warm to welcome us. For us, it was unfortunate our golfing expertise did not match the exceptional service Above Par provided for the week….. Between us, we have already discussed next year’s event so you can be confident you can expect repeat business in 2016.
For anyone that reads this testimony, believe me, this was the easiest, most user friendly service I have ever encountered and I highly recommend using Above Par for your next golfing trip. Michael and his team were across everything and communication leading up to the week was informative and correct. And, having done analysis prior to accepting Above Par’s final quote, I can assure readers that booking through Above Par was extremely cost competitive. There is no need for you to feel you are paying “overs”. Honestly, don’t waste your time trying to put something together yourself as I initially did, just give Michael the details of what you want and let his team provide you with a hassle free tour.

Great week Michael, really great week. Just can’t thank you enough.

Cheers, Andrew

Hi Michael,
Just a quick note to thank you for another wonderful golf trip…the courses were amazing…rooms were great good size plus in just the best location…thank Terry for us as he was great nothing was too much trouble…once again ABOVE PAR has delivered and I will only be using you for our next trip up Brisbane way…thanks so much for all your help and speak to you again in about 16 months.

Regards, Graeme Haywood…Penguin Golf Club Tasmania

Dear Michael, Chris & Brucie,
Thanks for a wonderful week, great craic and super courses. Everything was tip top from the airport transfers, the course transfers, the selection of courses, the prompt reply of emails, indeed the entire professionalism of your company. This is the third time we have used an external provider and you were streets ahead.
I would gladly recommend your company to anyone and if our group golf returns to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Queenstown we will certainly use your services once again.

Yours truly, Neil McCulloch, Singapore

On behalf of our group of 12, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for making our recent golf trip to the Gold Coast an outstanding success. Our group has conducted an annual golf trip for 20 years and the general consensus from all who toured is this was the best trip yet. The golf courses and accommodation recommended by you were all fantastic and you made getting to and from the races effortless. Above Par Golf Tours exceeded all our expectations in every aspect. We highly recommend and look forward to using Above Par again soon.

Brett Dowd, Kiama NSW

Hi Michael and Chris,
Thank you both for the awesome service and for making the 10th Tin Cup Tours such an awesome event. All the Tinnies appreciated your efforts to ensure the tour went smoothly and without incident……apart from the rain! But having three rounds after those conditions was a credit to you both. I highly recommend those looking to tour the Gold Coast for golf look up Above Par Golf Tours.
“Awesome Old School Customer Service”

Evan Carroll

Hi Michael., Thanking you and your team for a great time on the Sunshine Coast. Accommodation, airport transfers and travel to and from courses was first class, you take all the stress out of organising a large group of golfers as well as catering for the non golfers on our trip. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to organise a trip to Australia, very easy to deal with and extremely well priced. Will definitely use again. Thanks Mat Kinney.

Middlemarch Golf Club, NZ

Thank you so much for a wonderful service this week. The ladies and I had a fabulous time on the golf coast and would highly recommend Above Par Tours to our friends. Hopefully we will see you again next year, maybe on the Sunshine Coast.
Thanks again.


Thank you so much again for helping us have a great trip to sunny QLAND!!
Simon was a delightful gentleman and looked after us all – very flexible and on time every time as discussed each morning.
All the girls enjoyed Noosa and all the courses that were so close to our house.
The markets were a great add on and we were thrilled as the week went on to be able to play bunkers and drive the buggies on the fairways! Will be in touch in the future and always will recommend you to others
Take care


Hi Michael,
Thank you so much for an excellent service from you and your company. The accommodation was just what we wanted. The transport and golf arrangements and courses were great – you thought of everything. Thank you too for our golf towel and goodies – the women were delighted.
We won’t hesitate to highly recommend you. Kind regards


Hey Guys,
What an amazing experience. My group had the best time on the Gold Coast, and the Above Par package was excellent. Will totally be recommending Above Par to other golf enthusiasts in Wellington. Thank you for your professional and friendly service. You guys are great… this was the best golf experience ever.
Kind regards


To Chris and Michael,
A huge thank you to you guys and your Above Par Golf Tours team for a wonderful golf tour of the beautiful courses of the Sunshine coast. As a group (12 of us) we’ve never had so much fun playing golf and I’m positive it was because we had nothing to worry about whilst on this tour. Everything was superbly arranged from accommodation to transport pickup/drop off to airport, pick up/drop off at courses, great drivers taking us to and from the courses, great communication, and of course, the beautiful courses and resorts we got to visit. Thank you for the merchandise given to us (the towels came in very handy on the first day lol.). We will all highly recommend this business to all our golfing buddies as it was a fantastic tour and as already said, “superbly organised’! Thank you once again, and I’m sure you will be hearing from us in the future as we have some unfinished business on a few of those courses!! Cheers guys, brilliant service!

Colin Webby Co-Organiser of the Taranaki Terrors Golf Tour

Hey Michael,
I have just returned from our break in Aus, starting with that week on the Gold Coast playing Golf. Mate just a quick note to thank you for your services, all the boys thoroughly enjoyed the week and your teams professional service. We are now starting to plan for next year, as it will be an annual event, however we now have 12 but the week couldn’t have gone any smoother. Cheers again Michael and we’ll see you next Nov.

Mike Tekotia, Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Hi Michael,
On behalf of the lads and myself this year I would like to congratulate & thankyou sincerely for another fantastic tour. You and your staff excel in every aspect of providing an excellent golfing experience. I look forward to using your services again.

Leigh Williamson, WOBH Tour.

Hi Chris,
From all the Guy’s that have come back from 10 day’s of Golf on the Gold Coast, A Big THANK-YOU to the team at ABOVE PAR TOURS especially Michael and most of all Chris for getting us there and back safely. Service was fantastic. Not sure where our next trip is but if ABOVE TOURS are there we would definitely book through you. Think we will be going to Cairns next time, So if you moved on up there let me know.

Wayne Gravatt, Wellsford Golf Club

Hi Michael,
Thanks for doing a great job, great accommodation, great golf, great weather. We will see you again in 6 months. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Great service.

Ian V

Hi Michael,
I would like to thank you and Chris for making our experience much more easier and stress free than I could have hoped for. The guys were most impressed and you allowed me to focus on my day to day bits and pieces It may be awhile before we come back your way but you’ll certainly be our first choice and will highly recommend you to other golfers we know.
Thanks again.

James & The Wannabes

Above Par Golf Tours were fantastic, from our initial contact to the end of our tour you were very professional and always got back to us in a very timely manner. The package was great value for money and we have already told people to use you. We will definitely use you again in the future

Glyn D, Nelson NZ