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Belek is back!

Turkey, particularly the holiday region of Belek sold like the proverbial hotcake in 2015 and was one of our most popular golfing holiday destinations with record demand for the great all-inclusive packages on offer. Forward to the current day and with the current political situation demand is less so.

We think it is always easy for people to forget how big a country Turkey is, over three times the size of the UK (244 thousand sq km) Although travel to certain areas bordering Syria isn’t encouraged, even the foreign office reiterates the fact that beachside resorts are not significantly affected by this situation being some 800 km from these areas. With this blog, we hope to remind you about all the great things Turkey has to offer you in terms of luxury, value for money and of course, golf and of course the warm welcome you will receive.

cornelia deluxe

The Cornelia Deluxe is seen to be one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Belek. With spacious, modern rooms which are fully-fitted with all the amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard, various A’ la carte restaurants as well as the buffet restaurant and 8 bars to enjoy, you could never be short of somewhere to enjoy some relaxation time! The hotel also boasts several spectacular pool areas – 8 to be exact – and like the other Belek hotels, has direct access to a private strip of beach. There is also a spa for those of you who want the ultimate relaxation experience where you can enjoy different treatments as well as a sauna and Turkish bath. With reduced green fees at Cornelia Faldo golf course as well as a free shuttle service from the resort to the course and all the other amenities that this hotel has to offer it is no wonder it is seen as one of the best resorts in the area.

The Cornelia Diamond

The Cornelia Diamond is another fantastic five-star all-inclusive resort in Belek where you can enjoy top-quality service, beautiful surroundings and a lovely hotel. This hotel is very impressive from the way in which swimming pools wind their way around the resort to the hotel’s own Amphitheatre. The hotel boasts one of the largest spa areas in Belek with a wide range of treatments available. You can also enjoy relaxing by one of the many pools, take a slide in the hotel’s own mini-waterpark or take a short stroll down to the golden sands and relax there! With many bars and restaurants to enjoy you will always be able to get a snack or a drink at any time of the day. This is one of the most luxurious hotels with plenty to do and see within the resort. Guests here also receive reduced green fees at Cornelia Faldo and the free shuttle down to the course so there really is no excuse for not considering this hotel for your next golf break…

cornelia faldo

Cornelia Faldo is a superb test of golf with many of the holes requiring you to pay stern attention to your shots. The course is kept in fantastic condition and is one of the best courses in the area – a must-play for any golfer. The course features 27 holes so at all times there are at least 18 holes open to play.

gloria golf resort

Gloria Golf is a five-star hotel where you can enjoy peace and tranquility in all areas of the hotel. The site of the hotel is so big that you will always feel isolated from the outside world and can enjoy relaxing by the pool or beach whilst sipping a few ice cold drinks! The two Gloria golf courses are just a few minutes from the hotel and you can use the free shuttle service from the hotel to get to your round so there really is no need for you to hire a car to stay here. The rooms are spacious and nicely decorated with a balcony or terrace featuring either garden or pool views. There are many different pools, some are adults-only so you can enjoy some peace and quiet here away from the mini-waterpark and kids’ club! The hotel also features a lovely spa area where you can purchase a range of different treatments from. This is a fabulous resort, with 8 different bars and 5 different restaurants as well as the nearby golf making it ideal for a relaxing golf holiday.

Gloria Serenity

Gloria Serenity is one of the finest hotels in Belek and will offer you the ultimate luxury. The hotel is very popular for couples as there is such an atmosphere of tranquility throughout the resort. The hotel boasts a beautiful spa area which is Far-Eastern themed and you can enjoy a Turkish bath, sauna or a range of treatments here in beautiful treatment rooms. You can enjoy relaxing by one of the pool areas or enjoy a short walk to the hotel’s private stretch of beach where there are plenty of sunbeds for you to relax on! With many different high-quality A’ la carte restaurants and bars you will never go hungry or thirsty here. Like the other hotels, you can also take advantage of the complementary shuttle service to the two Gloria courses where you can enjoy a round or two before returning to the hotel and relaxing on the beach with a cold one! This is a hotel which offers everything in high quality from service to the wide range of amenities and a holiday here is truly something else.

Both the Gloria Old and the Gloria New courses offer spectacular, fine courses in beautiful locations with amazing scenery. Both the courses offer a test of golf with their strategically placed bunkers catching all but the most accurate of shots. These courses are fabulous and are of high quality much like the hotels which border them!

We hope that this has reminded you of the high quality golf courses and hotels that are available to you in Turkey. Having just got back from Turkey we can confirm that all is normal in Belek and it certainly is ‘business as usual’ so why not take advantage of all that Turkey has to offer and book your golf holiday today…

About the Author

Ella Ruben

Final year student at University of Surrey about to complete a degree in psychology. My first contact with golf was driving the buggy with my Dad on holiday and now I enjoy the odd round now and again. My favourite place has to be Sueno in Turkey.

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