The city of Antalya is situated on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey, surrounded by mountains. It is the capital city of the Turkish Province of Antalya. The climate of this Turkish region is typically Mediterranean, with hot and dry summers and mild winters.
Sunshine is guaranteed from April to October and the winters are pleasantly mild which make this area an ideal destination for a holiday or break. Developments in tourism have transformed the Turkish city into an international holiday resort with its own airport. It is a scenic resort of palm-fringed boulevards, with a Roman harbour, blue and turquoise tiled mosques and narrow streets that lead to the old quarter, called Kaleici. Here you will find an array of restaurants, bars and clubs.
To the west of the resort is Konyaalti beach and to the east Lara beach. 30km east of Antalya on the Mediterranean coast in an area known as the Turkish Riviera, Belek has been developed purely for tourism and holiday makers since the early 1990s and has quickly established itself as a golf holiday destination of international repute.
At the heart of Belek’s success is the quality of its holiday resorts, hotels and golf courses, but the underlying importance of comprehensive customer service plays an invaluable role in making this a perfect resort for golf holidays in Turkey. Belek offers several golf courses, all of which satisfy the wishes and expectations of all levels of golfers. The architects have incorporated the beautiful backdrop of eucalyptus and pine trees, the snow capped Taurus Mountains and abundance of natural lakes, whilst providing golfers with a challenging, yet enjoyable golf experience. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, golfers are able to play golf throughout the year.
Golf holidays in Turkey have gained international credibility with courses designed by famous names like Feherty, Faldo and in particular eight times European No 1 Colin Montgomerie, whose Montgomerie Maxx Royal has been selected as a European Tour host course. Shifting his focus towards course design, the former Ryder Cup hero is set to make as much of a mark as an architect as he has as a player if his efforts in Belek, Turkey are anything to go by. Attracting rave reviews, the 18 hole golf course he has laid out in conjunction with European Golf Design is certainly exciting to play, both visually and as a test of golf.
The golf course has been carefully shaped to blend naturally with both its indigenous trees and age-old sandy ridges, features which contribute greatly to the variety of strategic options presented from every tee. Many of the original sand waste areas have been changed for ease of play and aesthetic reasons. The clubhouse is one of the most impressive in Belek with amazing views of the golf course from its 30 metre tower and terrace that looks over the 18th green.