Golf Holidays Turkey

Golf Breaks in the Antalya province of Turkey

Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Turkey offers so much for the tourist including a great all year-round climate, historical attractions, nature, and great holiday resorts for all to enjoy. Many of the resorts are located on the south west and south coast which has been labelled the ‘Turkish Riviera’, the most popular being the city of Antalya and the surrounding areas. The country has 463 beaches and received the Blue Flag certification in 2019.

Turkey is said to be becoming the “next Spain” in the case of tourism and it’s popularity is growing fast as an alternative golf holiday destination. Due to popular demand and many requests from our clients, Direct Golf Holidays are pleased that we can now offer you Golf Holidays in Turkey at our usual outstanding rates. We have negotiated discount rates on a selection of quality hotels and golf courses in Turkey, ensuring we continue to offer you the same great value, that we provide in Spain and Portugal. Check out flights to Antalya, the local airport for Belek

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Our Choice of the Best Golf Courses in Turkey

Turkey’s entrance onto the world stage of golf holidays is still relatively new. But just as the past two decades have seen the development of amazing resorts to match the increased demand for quality holidays in the country, we’re now seeing a major rise in new top-class golf destinations.

Golf is taking off in Turkey and here are a few of the great courses that are making their mark.

Carya

Five-time Open champion and Australian golf legend Peter Thompson played a significant part in this course coming to life in the early part of this century. Inspired by the famous parkland courses in the heart of England, Carya offers a delightful blend of old English familiarity with a distinctive Turkish twist.

The course is immaculate and designed with the hosting of tour events in mind (it’s a host course for the Turkish Airlines Open). This means quality and imaginative holes that are as challenging as they are fun to play.

It really is a proper championship venue, playing long off-the-back tees and offering all manner of tricky outcomes for wayward shots. But don’t let that put off the higher handicappers in the group. There’s a lot of enjoyment to be had, and playing off some of the friendlier tees means you can hit the same approaches as Justin Rose might have done when winning here in 2017.

One of Turkey’s very best golf courses, and one for the must-try lists when visiting the country.

If you’re looking for a quality golf holiday in Europe, blending great golf and amazing facilities in which to stay, then Antalya might just be the perfect spot for you.

Visitors are welcomed by a stunning resort full of high-quality amenities and amazing service and, importantly, two magnificent 18-hole courses laid out across the vast grounds.

Of the two, it’s arguably PGA Sultan that edges it, purely for its slightly more championship feel.

It’s very much a risk-and-reward kind of course, where bravery can make or break your round.

Located in the heart of the Belek golf belt regionBelek golf belt region, Antalya is a fantastic golf holiday destination (albeit a newish one) and a real treat for anyone looking for a new place to play and enjoy.

Designed by the former world number one, Nick Faldo, Cornelia is a course and golf resort very much in the image of its creator.

A golfer’s golf course, visitors are treated to quality facilities and exceptional practice facilities. A beautiful clubhouse offers quality service and quality dining fit for a golfing group before and after the round.

But what of the course itself?

Well, it’s a sheer delight.

Not only is it perfectly maintained, but every hole is also imaginatively laid out and offers a thoughtful test for all who play. From double dog legs and risk-reward par fours to short holes that demand accuracy and careful club selection, this course has everything.

Another of the Belek collection of courses in the southwest of the country, add this fine venue to your itinerary for your next golf holiday.

The Colin Montgomerie designed course opened back in 2008 as part of a 5-star luxury resort that’s entirely in keeping with Turkey’s drive for quality holidaymaking.

Across the resort, you’re treated to world-class practice grounds and sumptuous settings in which to kick back after your round, all offering the ideal backdrop to the real reason you’d want to come here: the golf.

A former venue for the Turkish Airlines Open, the course has played host to some of the very best names in the sport, including Justin Rose and Tiger Woods.

And, for such illustrious guests, the course needs to stand up to scrutiny - which it certainly does.

Fairways that trace a path through dense pines and plenty of water to keep you focused, the layout is certainly a test and a lot of fun to play.

In the heart of the Turkish golf region, Monty’s course is another gem to complement its local counterparts and another spectacular example of why Turkey is one of Europe’s hottest new golf destinations.

Few courses on the European mainland boast as much pedigree as Valderrama, host club of the 1997 Ryder Cup.

The iconic venue is an imposing challenge for all golfers but a joy for all who experience it nonetheless. With a range of tees to moderate and difficulty, the sheer pleasure of treading the famous fairways and greens is part of the thrill.

The Costa Del Sol is a hotbed for golf travellers and is situated close to Malaga, Valderrama is a true must-play course on your Spanish golf holiday to the region.

The Belek region of Turkey truly is one of the most exciting new regions for golf tourists anywhere in Europe, and arguably around the world, with the Lykia Links yet another spectacular course to add to the local mix.

Providing variety from the abundance of parkland courses in the area, Lykia is a classic links set-up, replete with rolling sand dunes and undulating fairways that can be unforgiving for wayward drives.

And it’s long, stretching out to more than 6,800m.

Make no mistake, this is a truly top-class golf course, but it’s not one for the faint-hearted and can be daunting. If you’re up for the challenge then this is an absolute Turkish delight.

Is Turkey the hottest golf destination around?

There are so many classic destinations for a memorable golf holiday and so many choices around Europe and the rest of the world.

But every once in a while, it’s a refreshing change to really mix things up. And, with a collection of truly magnificent new golf experiences to be found, aligned with some stunning resorts and accommodation choices, Turkey is a new and exciting hotspot for golf breaks.

So, if you want to see if golf is best where east meets west, try a Turkish golf holiday. Give our consultants a call today and take one step closer.

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Why Choose Golf in Turkey?

Varna, a close neighbour to the popular coastal resorts of Golden Sands, St. Constantine & Helena, and Albena is a major tourist destination that lies in the Bay of Varna and nestles in a deep valley between the Frengen Plateau and the Avren Plateau. Streching over 11 km in length, the city’s structure resembles an amphitheater as it follows the curves of the Bay of Varna and is surrounded by gardens, vineyards and groves. It’s the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and is commonly referred to as the marine capitol of Bulgaria encompassing the so called “Bulgarian Las Vegas” and “Golden Sands” It’s Baroque, turn of the century and contemporary architecture offers a pleasant stroll through the shady streets of this cosmopolitan city.

Golden Sands, often called the pearl of the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast thanks to its unique park, cool fresh woods and vast stretch of fine golden sand, (3.5 km long and up to 100 metres wide) is located 17 km north of Varna and offers some excellent hotels and golf accommodation all nestled into the magnificent forest that slopes down to the coast.

Just 40km away from Varna is the area of Balchick which plays host to three world class golf courses guaranteed to make any golf holiday to Bulgaria extremely memorable. The BlachSeaRama and The Thracian Cliffs, two absolutely stunning signature courses set amongst the coastal cliffs and designed by Gary Player are both must play courses and the challenging but magnificent parkland-style golf course at the prestigious Lighthouse Resort designed by Ian Woosnam ensures an interesting and testing game for most of the non-professional players.

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Great Value Golf Holidays in Turkey

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