Meet the Team

Nigel Burch
Nigel BurchProfessional Golfer
“I like putting itineraries together, it’s a fantastic feeling creating golf holidays that people enjoy.” After a career on the professional golf circuit, Nigel Burch is enjoying organising golf holidays for our clients. He continues to travel the world playing top courses with clients and is now putting his extensive knowledge to excellent use.
“I enjoy looking for new destinations. There is nothing like going to a place and seeing it for myself.
“I love doing my job. I really enjoy meeting and talking to people, especially about golf! Our business is built on personal recommendations and there is always an added pleasure when clients come back for another holiday.”
Simon Crawley
Simon CrawleyManager
Simon has been involved in the travel industry for over 30 years, and specifically within the Golf Holiday business since 1999. Fluent in french and playing off 17, Simon has visited many of our featured golf resorts, and was instrumental in developing our Golf Planet program.
“I always try and put myself in my clients’ position while working on itineraries with them. As a fellow holidaymaker it’s important to understand people’s needs, from choosing suitable hotels and courses, to ensuring buggies and practice facilities are available if required, transfer timings are appropriate and of course the price is right.
“I have been very fortunate over the years visiting some tremendous places. My favourite destinations to date are probably Borneo and Langkawi in Malayisa with British Columbia in Canada a close 3rd….Some stunning golf courses with amazing wildlife and brilliant cuisine!
“I got into golf quite late, having grown up watching The Masters on BBC. I then did a fly-drive trip around the north-east course of Scotland with a friend and just adored the outdoor element of the sport and the fact you challenge yourself whilst also competing against others.
“Some of my most enjoyable courses I’ve played include Monte Rei in Portugal , Pebble Beach Ocean course and Royal Westmoreland in Barbados.
“Having moved down to Devon I’m now getting to know the courses in the region. After a day in the office it’s great to get out to play a few holes in idyllic surroundings.”
Robert Thompson
Robert ThompsonOwner
Rob is a seasoned entrepreneur in specialist activity and travel. His companies can provide amazing tailored experiences from dance, fitness, skiing and of course, golf. He also heads the Spice network which provides a year-round calendar of exciting social activities in the UK and fun group holidays abroad.

About Golf Planet Holidays

Golf is what we do. Our expert knowledge is built up through years of  playing the courses, visiting the hotels and building relationships with our partners at our featured destinations. We provide knowledgeable advice backed up with personal service and a passion for all good things golf.

Our company began in 1981 sending British golfers to the then little-known resorts of Hardelot and Le Touquet in France. As we expanded across the golf courses and resorts of France and  the world we quickly built a solid reputation for superb service and attention to detail.  Our clients return to us again and again confident in the service they receive.

We are members of PTS (Protected Trust Services) so your payments are safe and held in a Trust Account. We are IATA and ATOL holders through our parent company.

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At a Glance

  • For starters, we love golf. We know that ‘off the shelf’ golf packages don’t work for everyone. We’re here for you if you want something different. Some of you will want to play challenging golf courses every moment of the day and others will want to enjoy some stunning holiday courses and then relax in a luxury hotel

  • We know our hotels and golf courses. We actually go on our holidays!  We also get feedback from our clients to make sure we have the latest information on resorts and golf course conditions

  • When we first talk with you, we will establish what you want out of your holiday and put together a detailed and personal quotation

  • While we understand golf is the priority we know what your holiday accommodation is vitally important to make your Golf Planet Holiday a success. We listen to what you are looking for, whether it’s a glamorous five star with spa or a comfortable country hotel with superb restaurant

  • When you give us the go-ahead, we ask for a small deposit and then get all the arrangements in place for you. We book buggies at the golf courses if you want them and we book restaurants around the hotel to give you peace of mind

  • Your holiday itinerary is easily accessed online so you can look at it as often as you like and tweak it at any time

  • Your holiday itinerary is easily accessed online so you can look at it as often as you like and tweak it at any time

  • We guarantee your holiday price against currency fluctuations once your deposit is paid

  • Your money is 100% safe and your holiday arrangements are prepaid by us


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