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Turkey golf holidays FAQs

Check out our top tips for golf holidays in Turkey as we answer all of your frequently asked questions on this incredible golf destination.

Tom Ferriday
Tom Ferriday
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Turkey is a fantastic country for golf, in particular the popular resort town of Belek. Known as Turkey’s golfing capital, Belek boats more than a dozen fantastic golf courses along a beautiful stretch of coastline.

The destination has played host to some of the world’s best golfers at the famous Turkish Airlines Open on both the European Tour and the Ladies European Tour, as well as The Turkish Airlines World Golf Final.

Carya Golf Club

From the undulating landscape and sleeper-faced bunkers of Lykia Links to the immaculate fairways and lightning-fast greens of PGA Sultan, Belek is undoubtedly a paradise and is one of the best golf destinations in Europe.

How many golf courses are in Turkey?

There are 20 golf courses in Turkey, with the majority of these centred around Belek. All golf courses are attached to a hotel meaning that they are all very easily accessible and can be easily sold with accommodation. Some of the best golf courses include:

Read our article on the 9 best golf courses in Turkey.

When is the best time to play golf in Turkey?

In terms of climate, the best time to travel is Spring (March-May) and Autumn (Sep-Nov), although in September and October you should be aware of the maintenance schedules of the courses to avoid closures and buggy bans.

Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Course

A great time to play golf, and to take advantage of low-priced deals, is from late November to February. While it may not be sunbathing weather, temperatures are more than adequate to enjoy amazing prices available in these months.

Do I need a handicap to play golf in Turkey?

Some courses may require an official handicap to play in Turkey, however, this varies from course to course. We would suggest consulting your Golf Travel Expert at the time of booking your holiday.

What golf courses in Turkey have hosted a European Tour Event?

The Montgomerie Maxx and Regnum Carya have previously hosted The Turkish Airlines Open, a prominent event on the DP World Tour (European Tour) calendar.

Carya Golf Club

Additionally, National Golf Club has hosted the Ladies Turkish Airlines Open, and the PGA Sultan Course (Antalya Golf Club) has hosted the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final.

Are there any Spa breaks in Belek?

While Belek is known as Turkey’s golfing capital, you will also be able to fully unwind in one of the many spa facilities in Belek, allowing you to recover in preparation for your next round.

Read our article on the best golf & spa resorts in Turkey.

Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa

Can I book for large group sizes in Belek?

Belek caters for all group sizes, with airport and golf transfers included in your golf holiday package. The ‘1 in 8 free’ promotion is available for many of the resorts in Belek, so the most cost-effective group size is almost always 8, 16, 24 etc to make best use of these promotions.

Can I play night golf in Turkey?

Playing golf under the night sky creates a different ambience and adds an element of excitement to the game with cooler temperatures in the evening. The Montgomerie Maxx and Regnum Carya golf clubs offer excellent floodlit courses, providing a spectacular night golfing experience.

Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Course night golf


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Mid Haul Travel Consultant

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