The National Golf Course was opened in November 1994 as the first ever golf course in Turkey. Since then, it has set the bar for the standard of golf in this popular golfing destination. With a challenging layout that welcomes all players, and a stunning landscape in a forest of pine and eucalyptus trees, at the National Golf Course, you are set to have an unforgettable round of golf.
The National Golf Course was designed by former European Tour golfers, David Jones and David Feherty. They successfully created the first ever golf course in Turkey, which since its creation has established itself as one of the most prolific golf courses in Belek, despite the development of many other competing golf courses. Due to the impeccable standard of golf it has to offer, it comes as no surprise that the National Golf Course has been awarded the 16th Best Golf Course in the World by the readers of Germany’s Golf Journal magazine.
Not only is the National Golf Course one of the most well-known golf courses in Belek, it is also one of the toughest with umbrella pines lining the fairways, several strategically placed water hazards, and some challenging doglegs. The terrain has gentle undulations running between the pine and eucalyptus forests, keeping golfers on their toes throughout. To finish off the stunning landscape here, golfers can enjoy beautiful views of the neighbouring Taurus Mountains.
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Despite the creation of dozens of other golf courses in Belek, the National Golf Course has still maintained a steady reputation as one of the most popular golf courses. The golf course spans across 6,300 metres of forest and hybrid Bermuda grass, with a challenge around every corner. There are sixty-four bunkers and plenty of water hazards to test golfers throughout. The fairways here are typically narrow, making it increasingly difficult for players to manoeuvre their shots around the hazards.
A signature hole at the National Golf Course includes the final 18th hole, a testing par-4. This hole is one of the most challenging across the golf course, and it has even been labelled as a signature hole in Europe, not just at the golf course. To start with, golfers must send their drive between the two bunkers on the right side of the green, then across the narrow island green, surrounded by water. If golfers score well at this hole, they can anticipate a round of applause from the nearby clubhouse.