Meet the Team!


Ben Saunders


Managing Director

Where do you live?

Southern Highlands, NSW Australia

Which Golf Club are you a member at?

Moss Vale Golf Club



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

My favourite course has to be North Berwick Golf Course outside of Edinburgh in Scotland. A classic old-school links course.

Which club is on your bucket list to play?

I have a very long bucket list, but high up there would be Pebble Beach, King Island and Loften Links.

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What do you enjoy the most about hosting tours?

For me, the most incredible thing about hosting tours is seeing the joy we can bring to people through care and attention to those little details that make each individual’s experience of the tour go to that next level. Playing some of the best courses in the most amazing places in the world doesn’t hurt either.

What do you love the most about travelling?

Travelling is a whole mind and body experience. Liking someone else’s selfie on Santorini in your social media is nice but it doesn’t tell you what the sun feels like when you are actually there when it’s coupled with the smell of the place, the sound of the wind and birds or the taste of the food. Travel is about experiencing and feeling the world.

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

A tour host needs to have their eyes and ears open all the time to be able to anticipate and react to any situation whilst on tour. And the confidence to react professionally to any challenge they might face.

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

I am a Managing Director at Golf & Tours.  If I’m not hosting a tour, you’ll find me supporting our other amazing hosts from the office, or playing a round at Moss Vale Golf Course.

Tell us a bit about yourself

Gathering with intention is one of my passions. Bringing people together with the intention to undertake a specific activity that forms a fundamental link to all the people involved, gives us a springboard to explore each other’s stories and journeys and in doing so build and nurture connections, community and belonging.

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Testimonials for Ben

… Ainslie and Ben are two fabulous people who are extremely committed to ensure every person on their golfing tour has the best experience possible. The tee times and accommodation were perfect and their flexibility post golf was perfect. We sincerely wish Ainslie and Ben all the very best for a promising future in bringing people together to play golf on the best courses in the world. The golf trip was flawless and extremely well organized, we wouldn’t travel with another tour operator, as I doubt they could be as efficient as G&T Tours, we had an amazing golfing holiday, thanks to Ainslie and Ben. Paul, Adelaide, SA

A trip of a lifetime…exceptional courses, accommodation, and cultural activities hosted by Ben and Ainslie that made our Scottish tour one to remember. Karen, Brisbane, QLD

This was the first Golf Tour I experienced and was a little apprehensive especially being a person not really keen on tours of any kind, but from the very minute I met Ainslie and Ben I knew this was going to be fun. And what fun it was. The organisation was excellent, the choice of venues top class and 5 star in every way. I could not fault the tour in anyway whatsoever, Ainslie and Ben went out of their way to ensure a Golf Trip of a lifetime for everyone. Well done loved every minute. Mike, Noosa, QLD

What a trip!!  No words can truly express how wonderful this week in Pebble Beach & Half Moon Bay has been.  Thank you for embracing David and I.  I feel like we have known each other for such a long time, and consider you dear friends.  The experiences we shared will continue to warm my heart.  I sincerely hope our paths will cross in the future.  Ben and Ainslie you are an inspiration.  I wish you both continued success and happiness.  Thank you for welcoming us into your family. Robin – Pennsylvania, USA