In recent years, since the golf facilities with international quality entered into service respectively, Turkey has become an elite golf center where golf players all around the world meet in an environment of delicacy, quality and prestige. For those in-the-know, Turkey’s golfing scene is one of Europe’s best kept secrets, boasting 29 courses and counting. Top class 2 golf courses are being operated in Istanbul, 14 in Antalya Belek, 1 in Ankara, 1 in Bodrum, 1 in Kusadasi, 1 in Marmaris. The golf scene in Turkey is lent even more credibility thanks to courses designed by the likes of Faldo, Feherty and Montgomerie. The Ministry of Tourism plans to establish much more golf courses in these tourist areas.
In Turkey, most courses are in the vicinity of tourist resorts, around the coastal regions which have the necessary facilities like accommodation, restaurants and entertainment. Especially the area of Belek, 30 km east of Antalya, is a potential for golf tourism with the unique bonus of the cultural, historical and natural sightseeing of the region. Due to its Mediterranean climate and sweeping seaside vistas, the the sun-kissed courses along Antalya’s coastline have made this region the defacto capital of golf in Turkey.