Played from the back tees the course was pretty long, particularly the par threes, with three well over 200 yds. It was a fair test, with some pretty wide fairways, and well positioned hazards, but enough challenge to make it interesting. Playing in August, the greens had been aerated a week or so prior, so were playing quite slow (maybe touching 8 stimp) with a lot of grain, although rolling pretty well, considering. I played on my own at 8.30am and there were only two other groups on the course, both of which let me through immediately, so pace of play was fast and I finished in around 2hrs 15 minutes. The clubhouse had a bit of renovation going on ahead of the season opening on 1st September, but was in good condition, with excellent changing facilities and a welcoming bar. The staff were very engaging and I was given a complimentary coffee before play. Bar menu was on the expensive side, but not extortionate, and the manager was happy for me to bring my family (with young children) for lunch. Value for money was good - green fee through YGT was around €60 and there was a summer deal on for a cart for €10. Overall an excellent experience, and I will be back on future trips.
Reasons to Visit PGA Sultan Course, Antalya GC
The PGA Sultan Course is ranked in the Top 10 Golf Courses in Turkey
Designed by David Jones & European Golf Design
Antalya Golf Club is home to 2 Championship Courses
The PGA Sultan Golf Course at Antalya Golf Club is considered to be one of the best golf courses in Turkey. Attracting golfers year after year, The Sultan Golf Course is one of the oldest in Belek. The golf course has formed the inspiration for golf courses in the area that have since been created through the use of pine trees, sandy soil and many lakes and streams which meander through the course.
Immediately adjacent to The Sirene Belek Golf Hotel, golfers staying here can get preferred access to both The Sultan and its sister course The Pasha. Given its location, these are popular choices for golfers looking for a golf resort with the hotel and golf course next to each other rather than travelling to play golf each day.
The PGA Sultan Course has a rich tournament history hosting the pinnacle of both amateur and professional events during its time. In 2012, The Eisenhower Trophy was played here featuring the likes of Justin Thomas, Cameron Smith and Hideki Matsuyama. Shortly after that Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose were amongst the 8 selected to battle for the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final where Rose triumphed and claimed the $1.5 million 1st prize.