The Sultan Golf Course at Antalya Golf Club was opened in September 2003, and since then it has already established itself as one of the very best courses in Europe. This golf course is among some of the most challenging in the area, therefore it is the perfect accompaniment to its sister golf course at the Antalya Golf Club, the Pasha. For an unforgettably challenging round of golf, the Sultan Golf Course is an unbeatable option.
Off the back tees, the Sultan is a monster, at over seven thousand yards long. However, with a range of tee off options, golfers of all abilities can enjoy a round of golf here without feeling too challenged. The Sultan was designed to predominantly accommodate players with a lower handicap, with several hazards and dense forest areas. The golf course’s hazards are generally water-based; twelve out of the eighteen holes here include water hazards, so players would do well to finish a round at the Sultan without misplacing a ball!
Due to its stunning layout and the invigorating challenge it offers, it comes as no surprise that the Sultan Golf Course has been chosen to host the Turkish PGA as well as several other major golf tournaments. Whilst the golf course is typically flat, golfers must not be led into a false sense of security as they must play with the elements of risk and reward in mind, especially in the front nine holes.
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Like many of the other golf courses in Belek, the Sultan Golf Course is set in an idyllic pine forest, however the landscape has been changed to incorporate elements of both water and forest. The golf course’s architect, David Jones, has intricately carved a stern test of golf out of the landscape’s natural features. The lakes that stand today were once marshlands, and bunkers have been strategically carved into the greens to keep players on their toes.
A signature hole at the Sultan Golf Course includes the 476-yard-long 12th hole. This hole has even been labelled as one of the most challenging holes on any of the golf courses in Belek, meaning players should approach this one with caution. Even the club advises that players should walk away from this hole happy with a par. At this par 4, golfers must find the perfect balance between length and accuracy in order to avoid the many bunkers and the dense pine lining the sides of the fairway.