Best Golf Courses in Turkey

from the experts in Golf Travel

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.

Carya Golf Club

Unique to the region, Carya Golf Club is the only heathland course in Belek. Designed under the name of the Open winner Thompson, the tree lined fairways and heather are reminiscent of Sunningdale creating a truly unforgettable golfing experience. With a variety of tee boxes, golfers of all abilities are both challenged and rewarded here making it a fantastic place to play for anyone travelling to Turkey on a golf trip.

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Quick facts about the Carya Golf Club

Location: Belek
Length: 7,186 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Thomson Perret
Established: 2008

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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Quick facts about Lykia Links

Location: Belek
Length: 6,924 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Perry Dye
Established: 2008

Pines Course at Sueno Golf Resort

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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Quick facts about Pines Course at Sueno Golf Resort

Location: Belek
Length: 7,013 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Bob Hunt
Established: 2007

Old Course, Gloria Resort

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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Quick facts about Old Course, Gloria Resort

Location: Belek
Length: 7,140 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Michel Gayon
Established: 1997

Nobilis Golf Club

Situated on the banks of the Acisu River, water and woodland combine to create a course that requires pinpoint accuracy off the tee. Despite demanding precision, the 18 hole parkland layout is also very approachable and allows for many birdie opportunities for all golfers. The Romanesque clubhouse provides the fantastic setting for the 19th hole and only adds to the courses reputation as one of Belek's best golfing resorts.

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Quick facts about Nobilis Golf Club

Location: Belek
Length: 6,465 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Dave Thomas
Established: 1998

Faldo Course, Cornelia Resort

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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Quick facts about Faldo Course, Cornelia Resort

Location: Belek
Length: 7,011 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Sir Nick Faldo
Established: 2006

PGA Sultan Course, Antalya

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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Quick facts about PGA Sultan Course, Antalya

Location: Belek
Length: 7,011 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: David Jones
Established: 2003

Montgomerie Maxx Royal

Europe's 2010 Ryder Cup Winning Captain Colin Montgomerie was the curator of one of Belek’s premier golfing destination. The fact it took only took six years for it to become a European tour venue is testament to the magnificent quality of the course. Its unusual layout of 6 par 3s, 6 par 4s and 6 par 5s makes it a truly unique golfing experience with holes featuring dramatic bunkers and inviting lakes.

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Quick facts about Montgomerie Maxx Royal

Location: Belek
Length: 7,132 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Colin Montgomerie
Established: 2007

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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Quick facts about Titanic Golf Club

Location: Belek
Length: 6,771 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: Martin Hawtree
Established: 1997

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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Quick facts about Pasha Course, Antalya

Location: Belek
Length: 6,267 yards
Par: 72
Designed by: John E. Dent
Established: 2002