A golf holiday to Turkey is best spent in the country’s golfing capital, Belek. With nine spectacular championship courses, over 32 four or five-star establishments and some of the finest all-inclusive resorts you’re likely to find, it is truly one of the best golfing destinations in the world.
At the very top of the accommodation options is Kempinski Hotel The Dome, a five-star deluxe hotel which exudes luxury and elegance throughout. The hotel is located in the heart of Belek, along the stretching Belek beach, close by to the area’s best golf courses and offers guests premium services and facilities, it’s arguably the area’s finest hotel.
A stay at the Kempinski Hotel The Dome is one that you won’t forget in a hurry. Across the 157 guest rooms, suites and 18 private villas, visitors will not only enjoy the modern, yet traditional decor and furnishings but also the views from the private balconies across the neighbouring golf course, luscious gardens or out towards the idyllic Mediterranean Sea.
While the incredibly luxurious villas are located at the PGA Sultan and the Pasha Course at Antalya Golf Club, the main hotel is home to the premium suites and guest rooms where most of the guests will enjoy the five-star amenities including flat screen TVs, marble bathrooms and of course high-quality king size beds which ensure you rest well.
In addition to the lavish rooms, suites and villas, the hotel also boasts a range of brilliant leisure and dining facilities. With the perfect sandy beach and stunning ocean on the doorstep, the hotel boasts its own outdoor swimming pools, jacuzzis and saunas as well as various sports courts and even opportunities to enjoy water sports at the beach. Guests can either choose to be active at the resort or simply unwind, whether that be in the fully-equipped modern gym or at the Thalasso Therapy Centre, one of Turkey’s largest and is the perfect place to relax.
In total there are four restaurants and six bars at The Dome. The restaurants all offer the best dining experience, with friendly staff members tending to your every need while the menus offer a range of local and international cuisines; the Selçuk restaurant is definitely one to try if you want to embrace your surroundings and taste the regional cuisine. Amongst the bars, there is the Putters Bar, which is dedicated to golfers returning from their round and again offers a range of beers and wines from around the world.
Nearby golf in Belek
The enviable location of The Dome is not only great due to the easy access to the beach, nor how it is just 40 minutes from Antalya Airport, but also because it is set amongst Turkey’s greatest golf courses.
Just five minutes from the hotel is Antalya Golf Club, Regnum Carya Golf Club and Kaya Palazzo, making the hotel is extremely popular with discerning golfers. 10 minutes more in the car will take you to Gloria Golf Club and in the other direction is the established Titanic Golf Club.
5 things to do in Belek
Have a Turkish Bath
Indulge and relax at one of Turkey’s ancient hammams. The heated baths will get rid of any stresses, aches or worries as your skin softens and pores open to help release toxins. Many marble-tiled rooms will feature a gobektasi where you can get a body scrub and massage in bubbles and oils; no wonder they’re one of Turkey’s most popular attractions.
Go on an off-road Safari
Take on a unique adventure and experience Turkey like never before with an off-road safari. The tour will take you high into the hills overlooking the beautiful coastline and Turkish riviera while you can explore landscapes you didn’t even know existed. As you drive along the mountain roads and through the rural villages you will be thankful you took on this exciting experience.
Tour the Kekova Island
This tour is not one to be missed. Take a boat to the beautiful Kekova island and take in incredible heritage from ancient times before enjoying the smooth mediterranean sea. After enjoying the waves and some lunch, you’ll then get to explore Myra including stop offs at the fascinating rock tombs and amphitheatre .
Explore the Manavgat Market & Waterfall
Don’t miss out on the Selale falls on the Manavgat River to capture some action photos of the crashing waves. Just a short distance away you can head to the Manavgat market where you can browse local food, clothing and souvenirs. Before finishing, you can complete the tour of Manavgat with a cruise along the serene river, passing sandy beeches and absorbing the rich history it has to offer.
Have a splash at Troy Aqua Park
Visitors of all ages can enjoy a day at Troy Aqua Park with a variety of water-based activities to keep you entertained. With an impressive 15 slides, including the Hera and Zeus, you’ll be sure to get your blood pumping while whizzing down towards the pools. If that doesn’t sound like your thing then head next door to the Dolphinarium where you can watch a special show featuring white whales, seals and loveable dolphins.
If you like the sound of Belek and the incredible Kempinski Hotel, call 0800 043 6644 or visit yourgolftravel.com for more information.