Turkey is truly a golfing paradise; all year warm climate makes this an extremely desirable location for a golf holiday. Besides the climate the area is also culturally diverse with a real varied 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 golf 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 golf 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 water sports 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.
Why should you consider a golfing holiday in Turkey?
Turkey Golf Holidays. While Turkey has long been celebrated as an important cultural and historic gateway between Europe and Asia, until relatively recently, few people would have given much thought to this fascinating country as a destination for a golf break.
Thankfully, here at findagolfbreak.com, we are very much enthusiasts of even the most obscure and unsung golfing holiday spots. In any case, Turkey has been winning the recognition in recent years among both inexperienced and hardened golfers that it has long deserved.
A country that ticks so many of the obvious boxes for golf holidays
In many ways, it’s amazing that it has taken so long for Turkey to gain the prominence that it has among golfing hotspots. Not only does it boast a formidable complement of championship golf courses and pleasant all-inclusive resorts, but it also offers the ideal climate in which to enjoy them.
When you also consider such factors as the excellent value for money that Turkey represents compared to more traditional locations for a golfing break, as well as high service and accommodation standards, stunning Mediterranean coastal scenery and the stimulations of nearby major cities such as Istanbul, Turkey becomes a more and more tempting choice.
Where should you go golfing in Turkey?
While there are many excellent golf courses to be found throughout the country – including in and around such areas as Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Mugla and Ankara – if there is just one place to head for your golfing holiday in Turkey, it is unquestionably the resort region of Belek.
There are so many great reasons to visit or stay over in Belek regardless of its steadily increasing reputation as a golfing centre, including its alluring beaches, wide-ranging shopping opportunities and generous tourist facilities encompassing highly opulent five-star hotels and spas.
However, it also cannot be denied that Belek is becoming ever-more associated with golf on the world stage, with recent key events to have been held here including the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final and the Turkish Airlines Open.
Discover an emerging and appealing golfing experience in Belek
A golfing holiday in Turkey is becoming a ‘must-do’ for so many UK and European golfers, and we can make it possible for you with the utmost convenience, as well as at the right price, here at findagolfbreak.com.
Allow us to put together the perfect Turkish golfing break for you, so that you can focus on enjoying your destination – as well as, of course, honing your game!
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There are so many great golf courses in Belek, 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 scenery. The Pasha will test the skills of high and low handicappers alike with a combination of different challenges. The tricky dog-legs, cleverly placed bunkers and undulating greens will ensure that think over every shot carefully Following hotel guest 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.
Antalya (PGA Sultan)
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.
Carya Golf Club
Carya is a 7100-yard, par 72 course in the Belek region and it is the first classic, heathland style golf course to be built on Turkeys Mediterranean coast. It is a championship golf course set on undulating sand hills and cutting through mature pine and eucalyptus forest and is an excellent addition to the courses at the heart of Turkeys golf coast. Carya also boasts a spectacular new clubhouse and state-of-the-art driving range.
The Gloria Golf Championship Golf Course was opened 1997, the course is a par 72 and is 6,296 meters long. The course is an excellent test of golf with its 7 lakes, 63 Bunkers and tree lined fairways and is an excellent test of golf for players of all standards. Clients staying at the Gloria resort are entitled to the discounted rate. Clients staying in any other accommodation will pay the higher rate.
Gloria Golf Championship Golf Course was opened in 1997. The course is a par 72 and 6,296 meters in length. The course is tree lined, with 63 bunkers and together with the seven lakes make this an excellent test of golf for all types of golfers. The course hosted the Beko European Seniors Golf Tournament in 1998, 2000 and 2001. Guests staying in the Gloria resort get discounted green fees, all other guests pay the higher non-resident rate.
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.
Lykia Links Golf, a first in Turkey is located directly by the sea, it is a great course known as the Links Course which takes advantage of nature’s texture. Built on an 80-hectare site as you would expect the course runs parallel to and overlooking the sea from all points, Lykia Links Golf. The main course is accompanied by a 9-hole academy course and both courses are a great test of golf for golfers of all abilities. The architect is Peter Dye who has together with his father designed more than 300 courses worldwide.
Montgomerie Golf Course was designed by Colin Montgomerie and opened in September 2008. The course is fast becoming known as one of the best courses in the excellent Golfing region of Belek. The course offers golfers of all abilities a chance to try and think their way around this undulating course where good strategy will help you secure a good score.
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.
Faldo Course (Cornelia)
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 architect 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 surfaces 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 challenge 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 contrast 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 i.e. 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, i.e. 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.
Titanic Golf Club
Titanic Golf Club presents golf lovers a very special golf course with the magnificence of the Taurus Mountain and its location between a romantic stream and Mediterranean. The paths of the golf course which directly lay through the coastline presents golf lovers an incredible view at each stop.
Cornelia De Luxe Resort
7 nights in Belek / Antalya, Turkey Golf Holidays
Prices from £669.00
Cornelia De Luxe Resort, located in İleribaşı region on the coastal strip of the golf heaven of Turk More info