About Us

Toms Golf Tours was formed in 2000 by Tom Chillemi – a Class A Member of the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) since 1977. At the time he was the Head Golf Professional and Director of Golf at Sky Valley Resort. He retired from this position in 2009 and is now the PGA Golf Professional Emeritus at the club. Tom still lives in Sky Valley with his wife Jana and 7 dogs.

In 2002 Tom & his Son Tom Jr. competed in the International Father & Son Championship at St. Andrews Scotland. They were fortunate enough to win the competition with a 3 day best ball score of 15 under par – playing the final round on the “Old Course”.

Tom now works a couple of days a week during the golf season at Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club, a beautiful club in Cashiers, N.C.

After visiting Scotland & Ireland he fell in love with the links golf in both countries. His first few groups were arranged by other large tour operators at very expensive prices. After checking with the courses, lodgings and coach companies he realized they were working on huge margins to cover their overhead and he could easily do the trips at much more reasonable prices. And so started Toms Golf Tours.

Through his many years arranging golf tours to Ireland & Scotland he has been able to make arrangements with all the courses, lodgings & coach transport in both countries. Tom is a registered Golf Tour Operator in both Ireland and Scotland, and Ireland and Scotland are the ONLY countries he arranges trip to. Tom is an expert on golf in both countries and is happy to share his knowledge with his clients.

Tom started helping his friends and fellow PGA Professionals with tours as a hobby many years ago. Since then, the business has grown significantly and Tom now helps hundreds of golfers arrange their dream trips to Ireland and Scotland every year. Tom's Golf Tours has grown exclusively through referrals and repeat business from satisfield clients. If you're considering a trip of your own, please contact Tom for a great deal on an amazing golf experience!

Highlights of Toms Golf Tours

  • I specialize in tours to Scotland & Ireland.
  • I offer the finest in professional service and communication.
  • All tours include a luxury coach & driver.
  • I provide access to all courses in both countries including guaranteed times on the “Old Course” at St. Andrews.
  • Groups can be 4 to 16 travelers.
  • Non-golfers are always welcome! Use the coach to sightsee while the golfers play.
  • All tours are luxury tours at the lowest prices.
  • Tom's Golf Tours is a registered Golf Tour Operator in Scotland and Ireland and has golf travel agents in both countries.