One week of golf! Sounded to good to be true. Especially in my case since I haven’t played a round for a very long time. Therefore I couldn’t wait for this trip to start and was über-excited the days before.
I did extensive reading and preparation in order to play the best or most suitable courses and I’m pretty sure I ended up with the perfect combination. All of these courses I played I could recommend playing (to the more skilled player probably, not a beginner). All of them are fantastic looking, challenging, well-kept and placed in a stunning environment. If you love pine tree settings, then Belek is the place to be! It’s a pine tree golf heaven.
As a recap, I played the following courses. Please use the tag Belek2013 or click on the links below to read my course reviews (sorted by my personal course preference).
- Cornelia Golf Club
- Carya Golf Club
- Antalya Golf Club, PGA Sultan Course
- The Montgomerie Maxx Royal
- Gloria Golf Club, New Course
In a next trip someday I would like to play the National, the Gloria Old and the Sueno Pines. Probably I would check out the Lykia Links Course as well although I’m not a big fan of links style (so far) and would replay some of the ones I played in this trip, starting with the Cornelia and Carya, my favourites (which is sort of unfair to all the other fantastic courses I played).
I booked all my stuff via yourgolftavel (excluding flights). They fixed the hotel, the tee times and the transfer to the courses each day. The actual work was executed by Noyan Golf Travel, a local Belek agency that operates the drivers who pick you up, get you to the course and collect you again after your round, they were very helpful and always supportive.
All in all a great trip to this golf mecca Belek. The town is not offering much other than the most beautiful golf courses in this part of the world. Paired with sunshine on 360 days a year you definitely should consider to come!