Golf holidays in Turkey

Turkey

Turkey may not immediately strike most of us as a luxury golf destination, but jet out to the southern coastal area of Belek and you will be surprised. In the past three years, this popular area of Turkey has quickly established itself as one of the world’s premier golf destinations. With it’s pre-prepared infrastructure, a new sprinkling of excellent courses have popped up, with a choice of terrain including heathland, dunes, pine forests and groomed lawns. And now these wonderful championship and links courses can be reached more easily, with direct flights from the UK. For year-round sun, fantastic 5 star hotels, many with all-inclusive dining, spas featuring Turkish hammams, and miles of sandy coastline to enjoy, Turkey rivals any other European golf location.

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Golf Hotels and resorts in Turkey

Must Play Course
Must Play Course
Gloria
  • 18 holes ·
  • 5419 yards -
  • 6930 yards ·
  • 72 par
Gloria Golf is another 36 hole golf complex that has the added benefit of an additional 9 hole course that can be played from different tee positions to create a 3rd 18 hole experience. Both Gloria Old and New are relatively flat courses that are easy to walk, but with the New Course having more elevated tee positions. They both wind through avenues of pines with strategic hazards located amongst the trees to punish wayward shots. The Old Course has held a number of European Seniors Tour Events, whilst the New Course, which only opened in 2001, is now regarded as the better of the two. They both provide a terrific golfing experience, especially when capped off by a drink or a bite to eat in one of Europe's best clubhouses.
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Gloria Verde Resort
Gloria Verde Resort 5 Star Hotel

Just half an hour from the airport (38km) and nestled in 50,000 sq metres of pinewood on the coast, the Gloria Verde Resort brings together the best of both worlds for holidaying couples – the Gloria Golf Resort with three golf courses (a total of 45 holes) just 800m away and reached by complimentary shuttle and a 75-metre long sandy beach complete with showers and changing cabins. For a change of pace, the Gloria Serenity Resort is also only 2.7km away through the gold course or you can travel to Antalya, the nearest city, just 46km away.

The hotel’s 144 Standard rooms are anything but – roomy with a balcony or a terrace, each also has a separate sitting area for relaxing. Upgrade to a suite or Junior suite for a French bed and an extra living area or try a Deluxe suite for two bathrooms, one of which has a Jacuzzi bath for a little more luxury. Opt for a spacious family suite for two bedrooms with a garden view or for a huge 176 sq m King Suite for a variety of buttons that change your environment at just a touch. For more independence, the resort’s villas are also on offer with a fully furnished kitchen, private buggy for getting around and access to a private fitness centre. Top of the range is the Verde Presidential Villa – complete with its own butler, marble bathroom, sauna and meeting room as well as two private buggies.

Be prepared to live in your swimsuit – not only is there an adult pool with poolside bar and children’s pool, there’s also a Thalasso pool filled with treated seawater – and for when the sun gets too hot, an indoor pool and beach pavilions for private sunbathing. The beach is also worth experiencing – not only is it perfectly maintained but if you’re there at the right time, you may even spot a Caretta turtle, whose habit is carefully protected. You can also stay active at the fitness centre, try watersports, play a round of golf or a game of tennis or football. The resort aims to keep children occupied too with the Gogi Kids Club – split into the Mini club for young children, Junior Club for those aged 8-12 and a Teenager Club. And in the evenings, there’s plenty to see at the resort’s amphitheatre or take in a game at the bowling alley or entertainment centre.

Get on board with a Mediterranean diet at the Mythos restaurant with fresh seafood, vegetables, creamy cheeses and hearty grains or sample rich French flavours at the Basilica a la carte restaurant, complete with French tradition-trained chefs. For dining a little further afield, there’s the Garuda restaurant – a fabulous fusion of Chinese and Thai tastes, such as Beijing style duck and veal with abalone sauce. Casual dining is also on offer at the Neptuno Bar and the Grill Verde Pub or you can grab a nightcap at the Zodiac Bar, Lobby Lounge or Select Bar.

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