A Guide To Golf In Belek

Located along the immaculate Turkish Riviera lies a golfer’s paradise waiting to be discovered: Belek. For British golf enthusiasts seeking a sun-soaked, world-class golfing experience in Turkey, Belek is the ultimate destination. With its stunning Mediterranean backdrop, a number of luxurious golf resorts, and championship-calibre courses designed by some of the sport’s legendary players, Belek has firmly established itself as one of Europe’s premier golfing destinations.

In this comprehensive guide, brought to you by Glencor Golf Holidays, we take you on a journey through the lush green fairways, rolling putting greens, and the vibrant culture of Belek, tailored specifically for those considering booking a golf holiday to this region. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just finding your way at the start of your golfing journey, this Turkish destination offers fantastic experiences to suit every golfer’s taste.

Our mission is to equip you with all the information you need to plan the golf getaway of your dreams for you and friends. From tee times at world-renowned courses like The Montgomerie and Carya Golf Club to insider tips on the best times to visit and how to get the best value deal, we’ve got you covered.

So, grab your clubs, pack your sun cream, and join us as we uncover the beauty of Belek, a golfer’s paradise that promises unforgettable moments both on and off the course. Whether you’re planning your first Belek golf adventure or returning for another round, this guide will be your trusted companion in crafting the perfect golfing escape. Get ready to tee off in paradise!

 

Carya Golf Club

Ariel shot of Regnum Carya Golf And Spa Resort

 

This course is well-known in the region not just for its incredible quality but also because all 18 holes are floodlit. This heathland-designed course stretches over 7,000 yards and is a former host of the European Tour’s Turkish Airlines Open in 2016,2017 and 2018.

Follow in the footsteps of Justin Rose who won here in 2016 and 2017! This course is connected to the beautiful Regnum Carya Golf & Spa which provides a luxurious stay for any golf break.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Designer: Peter Thomson
  • Opened: 2008

 

The Montgomerie Maxx Royal

Montgomerie Maxx Royal picture of fountain and fairway

Designed by Scottish golfing legend Colin Montgomerie and another absolutely incredible golfing experience, this course features 8 lakes and roughly 7 hectares of bunkers!

On-site is the stunning five-star resort which is considered one of the best in Belek, Staying and playing here would be the ultimate golfing experience.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Designer: Colin Montgomerie
  • Opened: 2008

 

Cullinan Links Golf Club

Cullinan links golf club

 

Covering 110 hectares, this is the only golf club in Turkey to have holes by the Besgoz River and the Mediterranean Sea which provides fantastic scenery, not forgetting the Taurus Mountains as a beautiful backdrop. This golf club was previously Titanic Golf Club but was redesigned in 2022 to offer two 18 hole golf courses (Aspendos & Olympos), each with a Par of 71.

Also, for those looking for something truly unique then you can experience night golf here as nine of the holes are floodlit!

  • Holes: 36
  • Par: 71
  • Designer: Martin Hawtree (Updated by European Golf Design)
  • Opened: 1997 (Re-developed to two courses in 2022)

 

Sueno Golf Club

Ariel shot of Sueno golf club

With both courses surrounding the Sueno Golf Hotel, and just a few hundred yards from the beach facing sister property Sueno Deluxe Resort, this is the perfect location for those looking to stay and play with two top courses on your doorstep. We often suggest these courses and the Sueno Golf Hotel if it’s your first time to Belek due to its incredible value.

  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72 (Pines) & 69 (Dunes)
  • Designer: Andrew Craven & International Design Group
  • Opened: 2008

 

Cornelia Faldo Golf Course

Wide shot of Cornelia Faldo Golf Course

 

This is a stunning 27 hole championship course consisting of 3 loops of 9 holes. This course is made up of The King Course (holes 1 to 18), The Queen Course (holes 10 to 27) and The Prince Course (holes 19 to 27 and 1 to 9).

Accommodation can be sought at both the 5* Cornelia Diamond Resort and 5* Cornelia De Luxe Golf Resort. Staying here offers access to preferential tee times and reduced green fees.

  • Holes: 27
  • Par: 72
  • Designer: Nick Faldo
  • Opened: 2006

 

Gloria Golf

Photo of Gloria New Course in Belek, Turkey

At Gloria Golf you can play the New Course, Old Course or the 9 hole Verde Course.

Having opened in 1997, the ‘Old’ course is one of the more mature courses in Belek. This features stunning tree-lined fairways and amazing views of the Taurus Mountain range.

Gloria’s ‘New’ golf course has become a beloved choice among golfers of varying skill levels, having served as the venue for European Senior and Challenge Tour events, PGA of Europe tournaments, and the World Amateur Championships. On top of this, the Gloria Verde is considered one of Europe’s finest 9-hole golf courses and certainly shouldn’t be dismissed!

  • Holes: 45
  • Par: 72
  • Designer: Michael Gayon
  • Opened: 1997

 

Antalya Golf Club

Antalya Golf club

Home to both the Pasha and Sultan golf courses, considered two of the finest in Belek. Pash offers beautiful scenery with mature trees surrounding each fairway but also testing with dog legs that require real thought, well-placed bunkers, and tricky greens.

PGA Sultan is considered a tough test for golfers whatever their level and experience but a thoroughly enjoyable one.

  • Holes: 36
  • Par: 72
  • Designer: European Golf Design & David Jones
  • Opened: 2003

 

Everything You Need To Know About Belek

  • Location: Belek is approximately 40 minutes east along the coast from Antalya in Turkey
  • Closest Airport: Antalya Airport
  • Flight Time: Between 4 hours 15 minutes and 4 hours 45 minutes dependent on which UK airport you fly from
  • Best Time To Travel: High season for golf is March to June and mid September to November
  • Climate: March to April is around 19-22 degrees Celsius, October to November is around 22 to 27 degrees Celsius

 

Other Things To Do In Belek

All of the golf resorts in Belek are huge complexes which offer an all-inclusive board basis with access to numerous restaurants and bars within each site – they really do make the effort to provide enough facilities and choices so that you don’t need to leave the resorts. This includes stunning Spa’s, access to private beach clubs, gyms, and incredible sports facilities, some resorts even have cinemas and nightclubs!

However, should you wish to venture away from your accommodation or the fairways, you can visit the nearby city of Antalya which is approximately 40 minutes away. This features the district of Kaleici, a seafront historic town which dates back to Roman times. This area is littered with narrow streets where you can meander through quirky shops and discover old Mosques.

Whilst in Antalya you can also check out Lower Duden Waterfalls (a great choice to explore via a boat trip), Antalya Muzesi (which explains the beginnings of the region), and Perge Ancient City which features the arch of a Roman Gate as well as an amphitheatre.

As you would expect from any big city that is brimming with tourists, Antalya offers plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to explore.

 

Top 5 Travel Tips For Your Belek Golf Holiday

  • Embrace All-Inclusive Board Basis: This particular destination offers all-inclusive as standard so it’s great for groups who want to budget all their costs upfront. Many resorts offer the all-inclusive concept in the clubhouse of their affiliated golf course too so make sure you ask us specifically which ones!
  • 8 Is The Magic Number: Many resorts offer a free place for every seven paying guests. So if you are able to travel in multiples of 8 then this is the most cost-effective way of playing in Belek!
  • Book Early For Prime Tee Times: With just over a dozen courses in the region, it is incredibly popular in peak season. Compare this to the Costa Del Sol which has over 70 courses, you can see that tee times can become scarce. We recommend booking at least 12 months in advance, especially for those in a large group.
  • Play Courses Associated To Your Resort: Resorts either own or have an affiliation with one or two golf courses which are then bundled in their packages. As a resident of that resort you get access to prime tee times of the affiliated golf course (assuming availability) as well as heavily discounted green fees. However, adding in other courses associated with other resorts will increase your price dramatically and not give you access to prime tee time slots which will be reserved for their own residents.
  • Explore Beyond Peak Season: Turkey’s climate is warmer than most European destinations so it’s still possible to play in sunny weather in November and even early December, which is a much cheaper time of year to travel than September and October or Spring.

 

Top 5 Golf Holiday Deals Playing Belek’s Best Golf Courses

Our team have selected some of the most popular accommodation options in Belek, playing the best courses with our top Belek golf breaks below:

 

About Glencor Golf

To plan the most memorable golfing trip to Turkey, reach out to our dedicated team at Glencor Golf who have experience of staying and playing in Belek! Contact us at 01904 406550 or email info@glencorgolf.com, and let us assist you in crafting the perfect getaway. Get ready to tee off on Belek’s best golf courses and create lifelong memories during your ideal golf break.