From Our Family to Yours

Our business is about so much more than holidays – it’s built on people and relationships. Ours is a family firm, which spans three generations – and our core team of Willie, Mary and Joseph has been in the Tourism and Hospitality industry for over 40 years.

Scales Golf and Travel is a service-driven family business that designs and manages exclusive golfing holidays for individuals and groups – for those who demand a little more from their travel and leisure. We put together personal itineraries that will take you to some of the finest golf clubs in our beautiful country – with the kind of attention to detail, finishing touches and personal considerations that put your trip in a league of its own.

Willie Scales of Scales Golf and Travel

Willie Scales

The family coach company, Scales Bus Tours Ltd, was started in Ennistymon, Co. Clare, by Willie’s father, Tom, in 1970. Willie has been involved in the Irish Golf and Tourism business since 1990 – and today, he is incredibly proud to have his own son, Joseph, as the 3rd generation Scales family member, working in the business.

Willie has a passion for everything Ireland .  He has wealth of experience and connections and has, over the years, built up excellent relationships within the hospitality industry. His philosophy is a simple one – ‘Treat everyone the way we ourselves like to be treated’ and this is reflected in every aspect of the business.

Nothing is too much trouble and Willie will always do everything to ensure you, our guest, enjoy the best possible Irish experience.

Mary Hartnett Co-owner of Scales Golf & Travel

Mary Hartnett

Co-owner of Scales Golf & Travel, Mary Hartnett, has been involved in Ireland’s tourism and hospitality industry, as a Hotel Sales and Operations Manager, for over 30 years. Mary has a passion for everything Ireland and in particular County Kerry, in the South West. Scales Golf & Travel is personal to Mary and her goal is to ensure our guests always enjoy a seamless Irish experience. Her professional reputation is of utmost importance to her and she leaves nothing to chance.

You’ll also discover that Mary has an enviable ‘black book’ of contacts across the island of Ireland. So whether you are looking for that special hotel, want to experience a seaweed harvest on an Irish beach or would love to cut turf in an Irish bog – Mary can make it happen.

It’s simple – nothing is too much trouble and everything is possible.

Joseph Scales of Scales Golf and Travel

Joseph Scales

The third generation of the Scales family in the business, Joseph joined the firm on a full-time basis after graduating from the National University of Ireland Galway in 2011.

As well as overseeing the maintenance of our fleet of vehicles and the day-to-day running of the business, Joseph drives full time for the summer months – so he may well be taking care of you and your group during your time here.

Proud of and passionate about his Irish heritage, Joseph loves sharing it with our clients – and makes use of his ever-growing network of friends and contacts across the country to give you a holiday with true added value.

For the family team, Willie, Joseph and Mary, Scales will always be about ‘Delivering the Dream’. We look forward to welcoming you.

Our Philosophy

Your experience is our priority and we value:

Your individual needs

We appreciate that your holiday requirements are unique and we go out of our way to make sure our recommendations perfectly match your preferences. We listen, we understand, we care.

Excellence above all

Every itinerary we put together comprises only the best of the best.


We work hard to ensure YOUR Ireland is the best it can possibly be.


You can be confident that your holiday is in the hands of people of integrity and professionalism.


Over our 40 years, we have built up great and sound associations with many leading service providers in all aspects of hospitality – a benefit we pass on to you.

See the Cliffs of Moher with Scales Golf and Travel

Discover the Ireland we Know and Love

Let us lead you from ancient castles and dramatic cliff-lined coast to picturesque fishing villages and traditional Irish pubs.

We’re here to hand-select the destinations, attractions, events and sight-seeing highlights that will enrich your time with us – and from bookings to itinerary and everything in between, we will tailor, plan and manage your trip efficiently, seamlessly and discreetly.

Our Fleet

We take complete care of your transport needs offering a full menu of vehicles.

For the family team, Willie, Joseph and Mary, Scales will always be about ‘Delivering the Dream’.
We look forward to welcoming you.

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