The Perfect Golf Holiday in Turkey
Golf tourism is especially important in the world and plays an important role in the tourism sector. While the demand for new golf areas is growing rapidly, climate and geographical location are also becoming very important factors that have to be considered in meeting that demand.
In that respect, Turkey comes up with unequalled assets. Turkey is a country where historical values can be administered without being spoilt. Thank to the temperate climate prevailing in most parts of the country throughout the year, great opportunities await the national and international golfers and potential real-estate owners.
Another attraction is of course the effect of the climate on Turkish people. Always friendly, naive and sympathetic, they offer the traditional Turkish hospitality and kindness to their visitors.
Golf was introduced to Turkey at the end of 1800s. The first golf club was founded in 1895 in İstanbul as “Istanbul Golf Club.” This club had a great role in introducing golf to Turkey. Izmir Bornova Golf Club followed this in 1905, Boğaziçi Bebek Golf Club in 1911 and Ankara Golf Club in 1949. These clubs were affiliated to Tennis Federation, founded in 1926.
The first golf field was built in Maslak district, İstanbul.. This field moved to Levent in 1922, then moved to the Fourth Levent after 1940 before moving to its present place in Harp Academies. The first caddie competition is made in the field of Istanbul Golf Club in Maslak on 22 June 1977. Bulent Cakır ranked the first in the competition.
With the acceptation of the main targets and principles in the 6th and Five Year Development Plan on 22 May 1989, golf sports gained a new chance for a rise. Luckily, Ministry of Tourism provided the assignment of golf fields in Antalya and Izmir in 1990. The first professional golf field in Turkey, Istanbul Klassis Golf Country opened in 1994. National Golf Club and Kemer Country Club followed them in Belek, Antalya. Raif Bilir was appointed to be the chairman to the Golf Federation, founded in 1995.
It is now easier than ever to enjoy the perfect golf holiday in Belek-Antalya, Turkey.
We specialise in designing golf holidays tailored to meet your precise needs and at surprisingly affordable prices.
Once you step off the airplane, we take care of everything; from airport transfer to hotel accommodations to tee-off time, thereby ensuring that everything runs according to plan and that there are no disappointments or unpleasant surprises to ruin your holiday.
Belek golf holidays have become extremely popular, attracting visitors from all over the world. In addition, there are numerous golf tournaments and corporate-sponsored golfing events that take place throughout the year.
Therefore, to avoid the risk of arriving in Belek only to discover that the golf course you would like to play is fully booked, or that the available tee-off times are inconvenient, it makes sense to book in advance.
Visit our hotels, golf courses pages to see details and special offers section to view our packages for golf breaks in Turkey, or fill our offer request form for a free, no obligation price quote for the perfect golf holiday in Turkey.
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