Golf in Turkey
Golf Holidays to TurkeyTurkey is truly a golfing paradise; all year warm climate makes this an extremely desirable location for a luxury golf holiday. Besides the climate the area is also culturally diverse with an eclectic mix of sites to visit such as the historic city of Istanbul to the beautiful golden coastline along the Mediterranean Sea. The boom in tourism across Turkey has helped to improve not only the hotels and resorts but the quality of the golf courses too.
Particular mention should be made to the Belek region which has the country’s highest density of golf courses, many of which are played by professionals from around the globe. The last 10 years have seen Turkey develop as a top-notch golfing destination offering a better value option than Spain or Portugal. The purpose-built beach resort region of Belek, which lies just 40 minutes east from the airport of Antalya boasts an array of 5 star resort hotels and luxurious golf courses. With so many courses located within a small radius of just 20 minutes this makes Belek the most concentrated golfing region in Europe. The Belek area of Southern Turkey is served by low cost direct, daily flights to Antalya.We have selected the best hotels with golf onsite, many of which offer all-inclusive food and beverage packages. For non-golfers who still want an active holiday, Belek golf hotels provide plenty of opportunities and sports including a wide range of watersports such as windsurfing, parasailing, jet skiing, water skiing and sailing, as well as spas, children’s clubs and other relaxation facilities. With great temperatures year-round and scenic views, we expect Turkey to become more and more popular every year.
Golf courses in Turkey
At an inviting 5731 meters par 72, you may think that The Pasha would be a walk in the woods but do not be fooled by the scenary. The Pasha will test the skills of high and low handicappers alike with a combination of different challanges.
The tricky dog-legs, cleverly placed bunkers and undulating greens will ensure that think over every shot carefully Following hotel guests get the special rates: – Sirene Belek Hotel – Kempinski The Dome. Caddies available please give one days notice in advance – handicap certificates are required – under 16 years of age will be entitled to a 50% discount of green fee.
Sultan beckons the heartiest of golfers to take on the par 71, 6411 metres challenge. European Golf Design and David Jones spared nothing to maintain the competitive level of the course, while at the same time blending it seamlessly into the forest environment.
Created for the discerning golfer, the Sultan delivers a stern but rewarding test of golfing ability that any keen player will relish. A true yardstick by which to gauge skill.
Guests of the following hotels get special rates: Sirene Belek Hotel and Kempinski The Dome. Handicap certificates required – under 16 years of age will be entitled to a 50% discount off the green fee.
Kaya Eagle Golf Club in Belek, Antalya, Turkey opened on the 16th November. This ultra modern style 18 hole resort course was co-designed by David Jones the Irish golf course designer. The wonderful Mediterranean climate and Turkish hospitality makes Belek one of the top golfing destinations.
Belek is Turkeys top golfing resort and is gradually becoming known throughout the world for its variety of golf courses, high standards and value for money. Whether you are already a keen golfer or a complete beginner, this is the place to hone your skills.
The Kaya Eagle course has quite a few dramatic holes where the player must choose between risk and reward. The shorter par threes provide interest because of strategically placed bunkers and the subtle contours on the greens. The snow – capped Taurus Mountains provide a spectacular backdrop to the course through the eucalyptus, olive, pine trees and crystal blue lakes.
Kaya Hotel guests get special residents rates, there are also discounted rates for staying at the other Golfing hotels such as Gloria, Sueno, Cornelia, Papillon hotels, Lykia, Sirene, Kempinski and Robinson hotels. Otherwise the All Other Client rates apply.
David Feherty has incorporated aspects of the best courses he has competed on in the world, and has ensured that no two holes are similar. Carved through a forest of eucalyptus and pine trees with the back-drop of the snow capped Taurus mountains and an abundance of natural lakes, the National will test players of all abilities.
The National was opened in late 1994, but it has taken only six years to win international recognition in the year 2000 rankings of UK’s Golf World magazine as the number 42 and in the year 2001 rankings as the number 39 golf course in mainland Europe, and also in Germany’s Die Welt magazine as the number 9 golf course on the European Mediterranean coasts in 2000.
This wonderfully natural, pine-clad, sandy site is among the finest we have seen. A broad dune ridge runs right through the centre of the property and we will utilise this feature on a majority of the holes; each of the nines will include several spectacularly elevated tees and greens and the bunkering style that I have in mind will be unique to this part of Europe.
Constructed in a manner that is extremely sensitive to the existing landscape, the course will be strategically very strong and a great test of golf. Golfers of every standard will find it enjoyable, inspiring and full of interest. Course designed by Nick Faldo.
The world famous architec Dave Thomas, has masterfully created the ultimate golfing experience. Nobilis Golf Resort has been created within the natural pine forest that borders the Acsu River that flows through Belek and out to the Mediterranean.
The result is a championship golf course with creeping bent grass greens, tees and bermuda fairways that provide some of the finest playing sufaces for the golfer.
The picturesque views throughout this 18 hole par 72 championship golf course highlight the natural beauty of the setting while providing a challange and fair test of golf for all levels of player. Following hotel guests get the special rates: – Gloria Golf Resort – Gloria Verde Golf – Robinson Club Nobilis – Kempinski the Dome – Sirene Golf Resort.
The Sueno Golf Club Belek – Dunes course opened on in 2007 and is part of a wonderful new 36 holes project with a 170 resort style golfers hotel on site. The Dunes course makes use of the natural sand dunes and reflects the links traditions of golf course construction.
It has spectacular views, island greens and waste bunkers, the courses contrasts so well and combines to make it a really unique experience in a truly special environment. Most holes still thread their way through mature umbrella pines but it is much more open than the Pines course, giving it a links style feel with the sand ridges which run through the course.
Residents of the Sueno Resort are able to use the reduced Sueno Guest Rate. The other Golf Hotel rate is to be used for residents of other Golf Hotel resorts ie Gloria, Sirene, Kaya Hotel, Kempinski, Cornelia Hotels and Papillon. The third rate showing is for guests not staying at the above accommodation.
The international championship course, Sueno Pines Course, which is a longer narrower and more difficult than the Dunes course offering a challenge for low handicap golfers and professional golfers alike. Capable of staging European tour events Sueno Pines is heavily wooded with mature trees and represents a stunning back drop to the golf course.
The Pines Course measures over 6400 meters from the championship tees. Employing the wild shaping of the links courses and a natural bunker style this course offers a rugged beauty as well a tough but fair golfing challenge Following hotel guests get the special rates: – Sueno Hotels – clients staying in the other Golf Hotels in the area, ie Gloria, Sirene, Kempinski, Kaya, Lykia, Cornelia and Papillon hotels pay the Golf Hotel rate, clients now saying in any of the above properties pay the ALL other client rate.
Hawtree of England, Golfcourse architecs, created a dream of a golfcourse on 110 ha. In their plannings they have looked especially for the wishes and expections of European golfers.
On the three 9 hole golf courses you have many possibilities for combining the 27 hole of the course. The course itself is in excellent shape and of perfect design. The various challenges of the different hole and the natural outlook vegetation are an unforgettable excitement.
Resorts in Turkey
Situated on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, Cornelia De Luxe is a five-star luxury all inclusive resort. With a vast array of leisure activities from three tennis courts to windsurfing, you will be spoilt for choice. Cornelia Golf Club offers 27-holes which were designed by world famous golf professional Nick Faldo.
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