The Gloria Old golf course was the very first golf course to open in Belek. Since then, it has set a precedence for a range of fantastic golf courses, created to the highest standard. The Gloria Old’s popularity has managed to withstand the creation of other highly acclaimed golf courses to remain to be one of the most requested golf courses in Belek. At the Gloria Old, golfers can certainly expect a true test of golf that they are sure not to forget for a long time.
The Gloria Old golf course was designed by the legendary golf architect, Michael Gayon. He successfully created one of the best-known golf courses in Europe with a range of hazards and stunning views of the neighbouring Taurus mountains. The golf course boasts an idyllic location, created amongst a pine forest at the bottom of the Taurus mountain range. With a stunning landscape and an invigorating range of hazards, it comes as no surprise that the Gloria Old is a very popular golf course in Belek, with players returning time after time to enjoy it again and again.
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At the Gloria Old golf course, players should not expect a walk in the park with several memorable holes along the way offering an invigorating challenge. The fairways here are typically very narrow and lined with dense pine forestry to capture any wayward shots. Furthermore, many deep bunkers have been strategically placed in order to hinder a steady scorecard. Due to its unique landscape, it comes as no surprise that the heads of golfers have not been turned with the creation of many other fantastic golf courses over the years. With seven lakes and more than sixty bunkers, golfers will find every aspect of their game challenged on this golf course.
The Gloria golf course has hosted over twenty international professional golf championships; a true testament to its impeccable quality. Golfers are thrown right into the challenge from the get-go with a tricky opening par 5 for the first hole. Golfers must manoeuvre around a tight dog leg bearing to the left, then reach an island green. Whilst this hole demands precision and accuracy, long-hitters will surprisingly find this hole easier as it demands both. If players can get around the three pine trees planted between the side of the fairway and the lake surrounding the green, then they might be in with a chance of doing this hole in two shots.