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Email.. Steve Mackie
Rowan Travel is a family-owned business offering the kind of
personal service and value I recommend to my clients. Rowan is the way
to go when a decision has been made to hire a coach and driver.
Allan McAllister Ferguson, author of Golf in Scotland: A
Steve, I just wanted to
say "thank you" to you for helping us have a most
wonderful vacation in Scotland. You did a great job of getting
us to all the different courses, hotels, restaurants and tours
ALWAYS on time with a bright smile no matter how early or late we
were running. We all laughed many times at what a good
decision it was to have a driver/van and everything about our
trip was fabulous especially the golf.
I've included one of the
many photos we took....thanks again for all your help and please
pass along our thanks to our Driver!!
Darryl Solie Sept 2010
Sorry it has taken this long for me to get the picture to
were talking about you at lunch and talking about how much you added
to the enjoyment of our trip. Thank you very much.
J Mitchell,Aug 2010
Just a quick note to thank you and Tom for a wonderful job you
did hosting us while in Scotland. Tom did such a very good job
handling the women (yes that is a tough task, we shifted Tom's way!).
His patience and great personality made it enjoyable for
everyone. We will do it again next summer and will coordinate
again on dates for you, that is minus the women in 2011!
Hi, Cousin Steve!
I wanted to send you the
pictures of you and Rick together for your Rogue's Gallery.
I'm not sure which ones you would want so I am
sending you all. Something to remember the trip by.....could you
Seriously, thank you so
much, Steve, for all you did to make this trip a wonderful one!
Rick and I are both in your debt! It was truely an
unforgettable trip for me!
You did Scotland proud by
being a great host! So many thanks are sent to you and to
your family! I hope Sam is again feeling well
My best to you and to your
family! I hope that someday you can come to the States so we
can return your graciousness! We would love it!
Carol Mitchell, June2010
Steve, You are
the consummate professional. I wish I knew a lot more people
travelling your way so I could push them toward you. It will happen at
some point, I know.
, August 2010
Rowan travel offer a reliable professional service which insures you
get to your points of interest hassel free. Tom our usual
driver go's beyond his responsibilities to provide incredible
service. I will continue to use Rowan Travel for my business
as i know we are in safe hands.
Gordon McKinlay, President and founder of McKinlay Golf travel,
Pinehurst, NC 2009
What a great trip in 2009, we had and Tom was one of the real
highlights. He was always on time and full of great stories and good
humor. And he literally "went the extra mile". When several
pieces of luggage didn't arrive with us, Tom took us to St Andrews and
made the return trip to the airport in Edinburgh, picked up the
luggage, and returned to St Andrews while we were having dinner.
Really great service. Thanks so much
Rowan Travel took my family and me (8 of us) ranging
in age from 79 down to 14 on a 2 week golf odyssey(sp?) in July,
2009, starting at the Glasgow airport. we travelled to the
Highlands on the east coast and our Rowan driver was supberb, showing
us the sights along every trip to the great golf courses in that area.
After a week, we drove down to St Andrews and stayed there for our 2nd
week and Rowan was always there when needed them. Their Mercedes
bus was perfect, their driver became a member of our family and I
couldn't be more satisfied with their service. I give them a 5
Pete Peters, Iowa.
Our recent golf trip
from Seattle to Scotland was expected to be a golfing highlight
amongst all our golf travel journies.
What we did not
expect was that our driver made the entire ten day trip in every
Not only was our
great resource and escort but became a friend to us all when it was
all said and done.
I highly recommend
Rowan Travel for your next trip
Simon Spratley 2009
"I had the difficult job of putting
together a golf trip to Scotland for a total of eight of my
golfing buddies. One of my biggest concerns was
transportation. No one wanted to drive, and the size of the
vehicles was a big problem. While making a study of sites and
putting together plans I came across Rowan Travel's name. I
contacted Steve Mackie, and from that time on my job got a lot
easier. He helped me with routing, itinerary and even places to
stay. When we arrived he was always prompt and professional.
He made everything go smoothly. His van
was large and comfortable. All eight of our group was in
agreement, Steve was great! I would not hesitate to use Steve
again or recommend him to friends!"
"Thanks very much
for all you did to make our trip to Scotland so enjoyable. That
was my first visit over there and hopefully I will get the chance to
do it again someday. I appreciate your efforts and kind
hospitality. Enjoy the remainder of the summer . . .I hope the
good weather has continued for you since we left. Thanks
"To whom it may
I just wanted to tell
you that Rowan Travel was one of the finest companies
I've ever delt with. I was a little apprehensive on not using a
travel agent to put our trip together. The combination of Mr.
Ferguson's book and your knowledge of Scotland made it much easier
to sit back and enjoy the trip. I hope you are proud of the company
you have created and the company you keep. Tommy was incredible. He
was willing and able to help us and was very entertaining. We all
commented on making a friend for life with him.
We will see you in a few
years to tackle the other courses.
God bless, Stuart
Tillery" , June 2008
transport service we received from Steve Mackie and Rowan Travel was
exactly what we wanted: prompt, professional and reliable.
And, Steve is a pleasure to deal with and knowledgable about the
golf courses, pubs and restaurants. No doubt having his
experience and local knowledge helped make our trip the great
experience it was. Everyone in our group was on their first
trip to Scotland. Everyone wants to go back soon. And
everyone would be thrilled to have Steve at the helm again."
"I have been
running golf trips to Scotland and Ireland every year for the past
10 years and Steve and his crew are by far the best of the
best! They are knowledgeable, courteous, friendly and willing
to go the extra mile to make sure your trip goes smoothly. On
our last trip with Steve we had 12 golfers that played 36 holes a
day on 8 different courses. We changed hotels five times and
drove all over Scotland. Steve's crew handled everything perfectly
and the coach driver even went as far as to arrange our dinner
reservations and showed us sights along the way."
Best regards, Joe
Joseph M. Hawayek
"When planning my golf trips to Scotland, I
don't want to worry about transportation. That's why I use Steve
Mackie from Rowan Travel. Steve is professional, knowledgeable,
and always on time. My group and I could not recommend him
After having planed and arranged several golf trips to Scotland, I
have learned to stick with what works. Steve Mackie and Rowan
Travel are your best bet for all your transportation needs. When
asked for a tip on transportation by other groups headed to Scotland,
I don't just recommend Steve; I insist that they use him. I know
they will be delighted with the result.
Hope all is well on your end. Can't wait till we get there in
August. I will be in touch around July to finalize the
logistics. Looks to be a hell of a good trip!"
Members Club at Aldarra
"We had a group of eight and everything was perfect.
Our driver could not have been nicer and he always and I mean ALWAYS
had our best interest at heart. I would not hesitate to recommend
Rowan Travel, you will not be disappointed!"...I hope all is well
and that Tom is still a driver."
Regards, Don Norsworthy
"We used Steve Mackie and Rowan Travel , best
suggestion of the trip. Steve was professional, courteous, on time,
and, most important, knew where he was going. Post trip, to a man, the
group highly endorsed the use of a driver. We could have never
operated as efficiently as Steve did, especially when we had to get
from a morning round that ran late to an afternoon round. He also took
care of restaurant reservations and kept the hotels informed as to
late arrivals. "An absolute gem."....Craig
Brass: Plymouth MI
and Rowan are excellent. You wont find a company with a better
host and more comfortable transportation. Steve knows every
highway and back road in
and also includes points of interest (distilleries/castles/etc.).
He takes care of everything along the way. We had a guy on
our trip whose mother had a heart attack and Steve drove him 150 miles
roundtrip to get him to the airport for a trip home and was back at
our hotel to meet us for our our tee time at 7:30 in the morning.
I have traveled with Steve on three trips in the past three
years and will be making another trip with twelve guys next September.
I cant recommend him highly enough. "
our groups most recent trip to Scotland, we used Steve Mackie
and Rowan Travel for our tour bus. Prior to the trip I asked Steve
for referrals. All of those referrals said that Steve Mackie and
Rowan Travel had been an integral part of the success of their
trips. Our group, likewise, found that Steve Mackie and Rowan Travel
helped make our trip Steve was professional, courteous,
efficient, knowledgeable, pleasant, and most importantly, a
contributor to the fun atmosphere of the trip. I would not consider
putting together a golfing trip to Scotland without Steve Mackie and
"I have used Steve Mackie of Rowan
Travel on two occassions on travel to Scotland. The first time
I brought my daughters and grandchildren to Scotland to memorialize
their Scottish grandmother's life. Steve took us everywhere we wanted
to go on a weeklong tour of the Scotland I knew. He was
knowledgeable about Scottish history and stories, and took us
backroads to see many sites - and to shop! - off the beaten tracks. The
second trip with Steve and Rowan Travel was when I brought a group
of 8 American friends on a "girls' road trip." The
success of our travels was due to his good nature, willingness to
lug our bags, and his ability to enjoy the company of a group of
girls out to just have fun. I'm looking forward to my next
trip in March 2008 when I'm bringing another group on a trip
following "The Road to the Isles." I would never
consider a trip to Scotland without having Steve help me plan my
itinerary and be our driver. Highly recommended to
individuals, and small and large groups for whatever reason you take
a trip to my homeland. "
Charlotte Bleh Schulz, (formerly Dundee,
Angus) now Glendale, Arizona.
"Tommy was friendly, helpful, funny and always had a smile on
his face. He went out of his way to do things above and beyond the
call of duty. When people ask me how my trip was to Scotland the
second thing I tell them about is Rowan Travel and Tommy, the first
is the beauty that this land holds, the golf was a by product. I
would never suggest that anyone take a trip to Scotland without
Tommy and Rowan Travel as their guides.
To a man everyone speaks highly of Tommy and wish him all the best,
please pass on these sentiments to Tommy."
Sincerely, Jim Whitton
wanted to let you know our trip was a huge success, we enjoyed
the golf and especially the company of your driver, Tom Ferguson.
Tom made our bus rides much more enjoyable, and without a doubt, he
is a huge asset to your company. Not one time did he complain, or
make any fuss about moving luggage, driving us here or there on the
way to our course, not one complaint from him the whole week, just
laughs and smiles and a wealth of local information. Our group was always
on time to our destination because he was always on time, and
without a doubt, a wonderful person to be around. He made our trip
one that I will never forget. Sincerely, "
"Our trip in April and May was the best. I can easily
tell any of my friends to spend the extra money and have your
company provide transportation services. My entire group liked
the idea that we could relax, talk or sleep and not worry about
directions, where to get gas and how to find the courses. When
we come back we will use your services again!"
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