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8 Advantages of a Turkish Golf Holiday

Everybody seems to be headed to Turkey to play golf right now. Turkey is currently on an all-time high, golfers are flocking to the popular resort town of Belek to enjoy the best of Antalya’s courses that have won awards. With so many fantastic golfing destinations in Europe it’s worth asking why everyone is heading to Turkey?

Here’s the reason why Turkey and specifically Antalya hosting the Belek golfing region is getting so popular…

World-class golf

A large portion of the nation’s top championship golf courses are situated in Belek, a buzzing tourist town on Turkey’s stunning Turquoise Coast. In fact, there are more than fourteen courses in Belek and the surrounding area and the most prestigious of them is the Carya Golf Club, which even though it only opened in 2008 is already ranking among the top courses on the continent.

Akin to the classic inland courses along the sandbelt of Berkshire/Surrey, Carya became the pioneer heathland course be built in Turkey’s Mediterranean coast and demonstrates the depth and diversity of courses that are available in the region.

In just a few miles, golfers can find a genuine Links layout in Lykia, and quintessential tree-lined tests such as the renowned Nick Faldo design at Cornelia.

Antalya is stunning

Situated on a stunning stretch of coastline better than”the” Turkish Riviera, Antalya isn’t only about all-inclusive resorts and top golf holidays in Turkey. With stunning beaches and backed by The Taurus mountains, this area is extremely diverse, with the roaring of waterfalls, caves hidden from view and postcard-perfect landscapes making for a stunning backdrop to your trip.

The Mediterranean climate

With over 300 days of sunshine each year and mild winters and mild winters, the Turkish Riviera serves up a beautiful Mediterranean climate. Despite the wet season that begins in February and March, there’s no bad time to travel to the region. And while during the hot summer months, they can get extreme, they’re offset by the glorious summer evenings that are breezy and cool.

Unlimted shots on the 19th Hole

Belek has been nicknamed the birthplace of all-inclusive golf holidays, and for great reason. Nearly every golf course in the region is in a 5-star resort that are not only inexpensive, but also offer exceptional service.

Hotels such as that of the Regnum Carya tick all the appropriate boxes, offering access to the beach directly on the premises, an extensive spa with a surf and wave pool, and a variety of eateries and bars.

The region is full of the remains of ancient monuments

Get away from the aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean and you’ll find an abundance of historical sites. Some of the most notorious civilizations and empires of the past have made Antalya their home throughout the years, leaving an abundance of monuments and landmarks to explore. While in the capital city of the region the cobbled streets of the magnificently preserved old city wrap around a bustling Roman-era harbour. The ideal spot to celebrate your stay.

The flight schedule is frequent (and cheap)

No matter if you’re from Manchester, Cardiff, Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle or London you’re likely to be a reasonable flight trip to Antalya from a nearby airport you. Regular and inexpensive there’s no reason Turkey shouldn’t be in your list of destinations.

Are you a fan of water sports?

Golf may be the sport of most travelers to Turkey however this Turquoise Coast is also a paradise for those who love thrills. Antalya is positioned as one of Europe’s premier adventure sports destinations. Less than an hour from many of the resorts in the region’s stunning guests will find Koprulu Canyon, a beautiful National Park located high in the mountains. Instead of laying on the beach and take on a full-on adventure from rafting and canoeing, to diving. Whatever you’re interested in, this adventure paradise is likely to deliver.

Follow the steps of the stars

Over the past 10 years, Turkey hosts some of the most famous players to compete in the Turkish Airlines Open. It is a Rolex Series event, the $7,000,000 tournament has been staged at numerous venues across all of the Antalya zone, including The Montgomerie Maxx Royal which is a four-time host of the famously acclaimed tournament.

With all inclusive resorts, long golden beaches, and some of the best golf courses It’s no wonder Turkey is a major golfing holiday popular destination.