Golf Holiday In Turkey; Recently, many golf facilities with international standards have been put into service in Turkey and Turkey has become one of the important centers for golf sports. Golf lovers were brought together in various tournaments held in Turkey, and the interest in golf in Turkey is increasing rapidly. There are golf courses in Muğla and Istanbul, especially in Antalya, and Belek district of Antalya is the leading golf center of the country with its qualified golf courses and facilities, as well as its historical and natural structure. Belek also hosts many international golf tournaments.
In this article, we would like to give some information about Golf Holiday In Turkey and golf facilities in Turkey.
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Golf Facilities in Turkey
Golf Holiday In Turkey; Golf facilities in Turkey are mostly located near the accommodation facilities near the sea. These accommodation facilities, which are intertwined with nature, are close to the sea and have rich eating/drinking and accommodation options. These facilities offer their visitors opportunities to spend a holiday in a nature-oriented environment. According to the data of the Turkish Golf Federation, as of 2022, there are 36 golf courses in 18 facilities in Turkey.
Antalya is Turkey’s largest and most popular golf destination. Belek, which was awarded the Best Golf Region of the Year in Europe in 2008 by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), in particular, has 27 golf courses in 11 touristic facilities.
Golf facilities in Turkey and their locations are as follows:
|City||Facility Name||Number of Pitches|
|Istanbul||Kemer Golf & Country||2|
|Istanbul||Marmara Golf Kulübü||2|
|Antalya||Antalya Golf Club||2|
|Antalya||Carya Golf Club||1|
|Antalya||Cornelia Golf Club||3|
|Antalya||Gloria Golf Resort||6|
|Antalya||Kaya Palazzo Golf Club||1|
|Antalya||Lykia Links Golf Course||1|
|Antalya||Montgomorie/Maxx Royal Golf Club||1|
|Antalya||National Golf Course||1|
|Antalya||Sueno Golf Club||2|
|Antalya||Titanic Golf Courses||4|
|Bodrum||Bodrum Golf Klübü||1|
|Bodrum||Regnum Golf Country||1|
|Aydin||Kusadasi International Golf||1|
|Ankara||Ankara Golf Kulübü||2|
|Samsun||Samsun Büyükşehir Belediyesi Golf Kulübü||1|
Golf Tournaments Organized in Turkey
Golf Holiday In Turkey; With the development of golf tourism in Turkey and the construction of golf courses with international standards, Turkey has become the host of world-class golf tournaments. In this context, the Challenge Tour, the first leg of the European professional golf tour, was organized in our country in 2010 together with 22 countries, and IGTM 2011 (International Golf Travel Market-International Golf Tourism Fair), which is considered as the most important event in the world in golf tourism, was held in Belek on 14-17 November 2011. was carried out in.
There are golf courses in Muğla and Istanbul, especially in Antalya, and Belek district of Antalya is the leading golf center of the country with its qualified golf courses and facilities, as well as its historical and natural structure. Belek also hosts many international golf tournaments.
The World Golf Championship, which is defined as the Olympics of golf and held every two years, was held in our country in 2012, and this championship was hosted by Belek, which received the best golf destination award in Europe in 2008. The Turkish leg of the World Corporate Golf Challenge was held in Belek on 5-7 April 2013.
Golf Holiday In Turkey; The Turkish Airlines Open Golf Tournament, which has become one of the most important golf tournaments in Europe and is the first leg of the European Tour final series, was held in Belek between 03-06 November 2016 and 78 golfers from 20 countries participated in the tournament. A total of 108 national and international golf tournaments were organized in Turkey in 2018.
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Golf Sport in Turkey
Golf Holiday In Turkey; Golf sport started its activities in Turkey with the Istanbul Club, which was established in 1895. The club’s own court consisted of 12 holes. This club was registered under the name of “Istanbul Golf Spor Specialized Club” in 1952 and was affiliated with the Turkish Tennis Federation. This club, which is one of the oldest clubs in the world, hosts various tournaments today and continues its existence as a natural park in Istanbul as a sports club with international standards. Although the history of golf in Turkey is so old, the sport of golf could not spread to the general public in Turkey and was limited to a small group.