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Best Golf Courses in Turkey

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Golf in Turkey

Emerging as one of Europe’s best holiday hotspots, Turkey is home to a number of incredible golf courses most of which have been sympathetically merged with the magnificent natural landscape by the some of the games greatest designers and players. England’s most famous golfing son, Sir Nick Faldo and 2010 Ryder Cup Winning Captain, Colin Montgomerie have utilised their expertise and created two stunning resort courses in the heart of Belek.

Despite not boasting the quantity of courses of the Costa del Sol, the beautiful region of Belek is the epicentre for some truly quality golf courses. Home to more than one European Tour course, for those looking to experience championship golf in a glorious country then a golf trip to Turkey is for you.

Read on to discover the courses our experts have played and consider the best in Turkey or check out some of the best golf holiday deals in Turkey >>

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Carya Golf Club

Situated in the heart of Turkey’s tourism hotspot lies one of Europe’s top ranked golf courses. Carya Golf Course winds its way through the indigenous trees of the region and is one of the only courses in the area to feature heather.

Created by Thomson, Perrett & Lobb, the design firm of five-time Open Championship winner Peter Thompson it is no wonder it is one of the most desirable courses to play in Belek. With year round sun and perfectly manicured fairways make Turkey your next golfing destination.

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Carya Golf Club facts
Location Belek, Turkey
Length 7,186 yards
Par 72
Designed by Thomson Perret
Established 2008
Where to stay Belek

"You get 5 standards and service from bag drop to transfer home. Home to the European Tours "Race to Dubai" series Carya has the pedigree of a true championship course."*
Dan (European Team: Handicap 3)

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Lykia Links

When it comes to Links golf it is hard for any UK player to look beyond the array of courses on their front doorstep. However, Lykia Links in Turkey allows golfers to experience the beauty of British links golf with a warm Mediterranean breeze.

Designer Perry Dye has combined masterful design with the natural landscape to create one of Beleks leading golf courses and is a must play on any tour of Turkey.

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Lykia Links facts
Location Belek, Turkey
Length 6,924 yards
Par 72
Designed by Perry Dye
Established 2008
Where to stay Belek

"The stretch from 13 to 17 is the most enchanting at Lykia, caved through the dunes along the coastline – be sure to avoid the treacherous pot bunkers."
Simon (European Team: Handicap 7)

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Sueno Pines

Ranked inside Europe's top 100, players are taken on golfing journey through the tree lined fairways and water hazards for more than 7,000 yards which as a result creates a truly amazing golfing spectacle.

The course design incorporates the beloved rugged nature of a links course with the pristine fairways on a result style layout to make one of the jewels in Belek’s golfing crown and with a number of tees it caters for golfers of all abilities.

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Sueno Pines facts
Location Belek, Turkey
Length 7,013 yards
Par 72
Designed by Bob Hunt
Established 2007
Where to stay Belek

"The Pines course is truly beautiful, studded with huge water hazards and expanses of sand, it is a stern test of championship golf."
Max (European Team: Handicap 10)

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Gloria Old Course

The Old Course at the Gloria Resort is yet another of Turkey’s top 100 European courses. Golfers who choose to play this stunning resort style course are treated to 6,759 yards of perfectly manicured fairways that skirt 7 lakes.

Its shimmering water requires pin point accuracy from all players and its multiple tee boxes tests all facets of a golfers game.

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Gloria Old Course facts
Location Belek, Turkey
Length 7,140 yards
Par 72
Designed by Michel Gayon
Established 1997
Where to stay Belek

"Fantastic water hazards and perfectly manicured putting surfaces are among the array of attractive features that make Gloria's Old Course one of the most celebrated and desirable courses in Turkey."
Max (European Team: Handicap 10)

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Nobilis Golf Club

The Old Course at the Gloria Resort is yet another of Turkey’s top 100 European courses. Golfers who choose to play this stunning resort style course are treated to 6,759 yards of perfectly manicured fairways that skirt 7 lakes.

Its shimmering water requires pin point accuracy from all players and its multiple tee boxes tests all facets of a golfers game.

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Nobilis Golf Club facts
Location Belek, Turkey
Length 6,465 yards
Par 72
Designed by Dave Thomas
Established 1998
Where to stay Belek

"The 10th is the signature hole at Nobilis, where both the drive and approach shot must have pinpoint accuracy to negotiate the bunkers, streams and lakes that threaten."
Ian (European Team: Handicap 1)

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Cornelia Faldo Course

Designed by one of England's most celebrated golfers, Sir Nick Faldo has produced yet another gem of a course. For those who truly love their golf then there is arguably no better place to play in Belek.

The 27 hole complex boasts an 18 hole spectacle that measures a mere 7,000 yards from the tips where golfers can experience a true examination of their skills.

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Cornelia Faldo Course facts
Location Belek, Turkey
Length 7,011 yards
Par 72
Designed by Nick Faldo
Established 2006
Where to stay Belek

"Faldo's creation is a serious test, especially when tackled from the championship tees. Carved through a stunning pine forest, with a dramatic ridge of dunes running through the middle it ticks all the boxes."
Simon (European Team: Handicap 14)

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PGA Sultan Course

In the heart of Turkey’s golfing haven is perhaps one of Belek’s most challenging courses. Winding its way through the pines, players must navigate bunkers and water hazards in order to score well round this tough track.

On top of an impeccable golf course, players are also treated to spectacular mountain views which have become a hallmark of Antalya Golf Club.

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PGA Sultan Course facts
Location Belek, Turkey
Length 7,011 yards
Par 72
Designed by Dave Jones
Established 2003
Where to stay Belek

"The playing surface is superb and set within a stunning landscape, PGA Sultan has been created for the discerning golfer delivering a stern test of golfing ability."
Ian (European Team: Handicap 1)

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Montgomerie Maxx Royal

The Old Course at the Gloria Resort is yet another of Turkey’s top 100 European courses. Golfers who choose to play this stunning resort style course are treated to 6,759 yards of perfectly manicured fairways that skirt 7 lakes.

Its shimmering water requires pin point accuracy from all players and its multiple tee boxes tests all facets of a golfers game.

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Montgomerie Maxx Royal facts
Location Belek, Turkey
Length 7,132 yards
Par 72
Designed by Colin Montgomerie
Established 2007
Where to stay Belek

"The newest addition to the golfing landscape in Belek sits on the type of sandy sub-soil that is ideal for year round golf and features no less than 8 lakes."
Max (European Team: Handicap 10)

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Titanic Golf Club

Home to a stunning 27 hole setup designed by the world famous Hawtree Association it is no surprise that Titanic Golf Club is seen as one of Belek's leading golf destinations.

The course itself treats players to magnificent views of the dramatic Taurus Mountain range and the stunning Mediterranean Sea. The second nine skirts its way along the seafront providing players with a UK links feel, except in Turkey it is a warm wind.

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Titanic Golf Club facts
Location Belek, Turkey
Length 6,771 yards
Par 72
Designed by Martin Hawtree
Established 1997
Where to stay Belek

"Each loop of nine holes is of a similar quality, but differs in character, with the best one arguably being the second, which runs alongside the Mediterranean coastline."
Ian (European Team: Handicap 1)

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Pasha Course, Antalya

Whilst being the lesser known of Antalya Golf Club's two course, the Pasha Course does not disappoint. Designed in a way which is more friendly for the average golfer, guests are still treated to same magnificent views as the PGA Sultan Course giving players of all abilities the best of both worlds.

The contrast in courses at Antalya make it one of Belek’s most desirable destinations for groups traveling to the region and should definitely be a stop on your next golfing getaway.

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Pasha Course facts
Location Belek, Turkey
Length 6,267 yards
Par 72
Designed by John E. Dent
Established 2002
Where to stay Belek

"Tricky dog-legs, sloping greens and strategically positioned bunkers make the Pasha more of a ‘thinking man’s’ course"
Ian (European Team: Handicap 1)

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Frequently asked questions about golf in Turkey

What golf tournaments are played in Turkey?

The Turkish Airlines Open has been one of the most popular golf tournaments on The European Tour. Attracting a host of amazing players from across the world including Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and Brooks Koepka. This even has been played on The Montgomerie Course and Carya Golf Course. In addition to this Sirene hosted a unique tournament featuring McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Justin Rose and also the Eisenhower Tournament which saw the best of amateur golf compete at National Golf Club.

How much does a golf holiday cost in Turkey?

Prices vary based on season. The cheapest time to go is in the low-season which is typically between November and February with higher prices between May and October. Most people travelling to Turkey will do so for a week and also will stay on an all inclusive basis. 7 Nights on an all inclusive board with 3 rounds of golf starts from £425 per person. The price can increase if wanting to stay at one of the top-rated hotels such as Maxx Royal in the high season where prices will be more than £1200 for a week including golf.