Sightseeing tour Turkey – Antalya Golf Club: the Pasha and PGA Sultan
Sightseeing tour Turkey – Antalya Golf Club, Belek, is one of the most popular golf clubs in Turkey, with two outstanding golf courses. Both the Pasha and PGA Sultan are regularly rated in the top 5 courses in Belek, with the PGA Sultan course often in the number one spot. The Pasha: At an inviting 5731 meters par 72, it may be a surprise to hear that the Pasha is by no means a ‘holiday’ course. Far from easy, the Pasha course presents a combination of challenges to test the high and low handicapper.
Tricky dog-legs, cleverly placed bunkers and undulating greens ensure that even the seasoned golfer must think over each shot carefully. However, it is a course which can be enjoyed whatever your handicap, as the shorter length and generous fairways; are kind to any wayward shots. Towering umbrella pines; crystal clear lakes and the snow capped Taurus Mountains provide a spectacular backdrop to the course as it winds its way through the forests of Belek.
Indeed these peaceful surroundings are interrupted only by the call of the emblem of Antalya Golf Club, the Hoopoe birds. PGA Sultan: Opened on September 1st 2003, the PGA Sultan is designed for those golfers who enjoy a challenge. European Golf Design and David Jones spared nothing to maintain the competitive level of course; while at the same time blending it seamlessly into the forest environment. The layout is extremely well thought out; with tactical bunkers and water hazards strategically placed to deliver a real test of golfing ability. The PGA Sultan presents a difficult but ultimately very rewarding challenge. A true yardstick by which to gauge skill.
Sightseeing tour Turkey – Cornelia Faldo Golf Club
A very popular course, the 27 Hole Nick Faldo Championship Golf Course in Belek was opened in November 2006. Cornelia Golf Club is located on the eastern side of Belek in an excellent forest location; with a modern stylish design and first class amenities for golfers. It has been designed in a natural environment amongst big pines and natural sand sub oil. A broad dune ridge runs right across the course and is a major part of several of the holes, with elevated tees and greens on many holes. Typical of the Faldo design, there are several holes which require very careful consideration.
This is definitely a thinking man’s course. Cornelia Faldo has already established itself as one of the must play courses in the area. The emphasis on course upkeep and management is obvious. The Faldo course is always in very good condition even in high season; and as it has 27 holes at least 18 are always playable. The clubhouse features a David Leadbetter Academy with a driving range (both sides use); 3 putting greens, 2 chipping and pitching greens, and separate practice areas for groups. Golfers playing at the Cornelia Golf Club Nick Faldo course also receive one free range token each.