Türkiye: A Perfect Escape for an Outstanding Golf Experience
Türkiye, one of the world's most preferred destinations for golf holidays. In particular, the Belek region of Antalya – the heart of the Turkish Riviera – features a collection of acclaimed hotels and resorts that have made Antalya synonymous with golf.
By: Turkish Tourism
The history of golf in Türkiye goes back further than one might expect. The Istanbul Golf Club, founded in 1895, led to the establishment of golf clubs in the famous Turkish cities of Antalya, Mugla, Izmir, Ankara, Samsun and Aydın. However, with its pleasant climate and gorgeous nature, Antalya's Belek region has emerged as a standout in this field, offering an unrivalled combination of privileged hotel services and golf facilities. Today, Belek's golf hotels, function as a meeting point for amateur and professional golfers. These facilities are why the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) recognized Belek with the "Best Golf Destination of the Year in Europe" award in 2008.
Highlights of golfing in Belek
The region's premium accommodation facilities are complemented by golf courses designed harmoniously with their surroundings. Set amid the emerald nature of the Turkish Riviera, eleven golf clubs and seventeen 18-hole championship courses serve golf lovers in the area. From classic heathland golf courses to international standard complexes with the signature of world-renowned players, golfers of all levels can enjoy a selection of high-quality courses with varying difficulty levels. In Belek, Antalya's golf paradise, the year-round golf experience is enhanced with 24-hour access to courses, further making the region a centre of attraction. To provide a superior golf experience, some clubs feature unique lighting systems for night golfing, an incomparable way to play on Belek's lush green courses. Hosting thousands of people from Europe, Asia, and the Americas annually, Belek welcomes guests with unique advantages.
It is a popular spot for golf tournaments, too
Belek also wins accolades for its golf tournaments. Visitors from Türkiye and around the world gather in Belek to play golf and watch national and international tournaments. Selected in 2012 as the "Best Golf Destination"
In addition to golf, Belek offers visitors an array of other unique holiday experiences. The region is an exceptional travel destination for its natural attractions, rich cultural heritage, renowned Turkish hospitality, and outstanding culinary tradition.
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