Meet the Team!

Name

Ainslie Saunders

Where do you live?

Southern Highlands, NSW Australia

Which Golf Club are you a member at?

Moss Vale Golf Club

Handicap

38 – I’m in the office more than I’m out on the course!

What is the best golf club you’ve ever played at?

It’s so hard to choose!  I’m been fortunate enough to play on so many amazing courses…. Finca Cortesin in Spain was amazing, especially when the drinks cart came around to our group to give everyone cups of chilled Gazpacho.  Mauna Lani Golf Club’s South Course on the Big Island in Hawaii is spectacular too.

Which club is on your bucket list to play?

Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand

What do you enjoy the most about hosting tours?

Meeting all the new people who come on our tours, getting to know each person and seeing the friendships that develop between everyone.  I love hearing about those friendships growing outside of the tours too.  We have lots of repeat guests, and when they book on another of our tours, with a friend that they made on a previous G&T trip, that really is just so special.

What do you love the most about travelling?

I love experiencing different cultures.  I travel to see how different life is in other places, but what I’ve learnt is how similar we all are.

What do you think are the most important attributes of a Tour Host?

A Tour Hosts’ role is to create an extraordinary travel experience.  They need to be well organised, calm, fun, engaging and inclusive.

What do you do when you’re not hosting tours?

I am the Founder  and Managing Director of Golf & Tours.  If I’m not hosting a tour, you’re likely to find me in the office.

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am a mother, wife, aunty, sister, daughter and a seasoned traveller.  I love my family and was very lucky to have been raised in a family who valued the education that travelling can bring.  I have tried to pass that on to my daughter too, and have taken her to many places around the globe.  I love travelling like a local, and always prefer to have authentic experiences.  I’m always asking locals that I meet to tell me where they go to eat and drink.