After the success of last year's inaugural professional golf tournament, 2013 will see another world class event being held in Antalya. The Turkish Airlines Open will take place 7-10 November at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club in Belek in Antalya.
Many of the best golfers in the world, including No 1 Tiger Woods, will be coming to Turkey to compete in this high profile tournament which will be part of the European Tour's prestigious Final Series.
The Turkish Airlines Open will consist of 78 players competing for a US$7,000,000 prize fund. The tournament will be one of the highlights of the international golfing year. It will be the third event in the European Tour’s Final Series and will ultimately decide who qualifies for the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Turkish Airlines Open will be a good opportunity to promote Turkey around the world. Live and delayed coverage will televised by over 38 broadcasters and to a possible audience of over 500 million homes.
The World`s Best Golf Courses in Antalya-Belek
One of the main attractions of Belek is its six superb golf courses. Belek has been particularly developed as an attractive golfing holiday destination. It is one of Turkey`s premier golf centers with a world-class 18-hole golf course where both the novice and the expert can hone their skills. The golf clubs are paired into two groups within ten minutes driving distance of each other. Most of the hotels and golfing resorts are located in between adding to the tourists` convenience.
Here at Belek Area, seven golf clubs are grouped in two pairs separated by a ten minute drive with most of the hotels in between. All ready to serve you not only sunshine and secluded beaches but also the unique and hidden golf treasure of our Antalya.
Golf courses; In planing the course, the architecs took into special account the wishes and expectations of Europen golfers. The perfect sight of the golf courses present the wonderful panorama and landscape of the neighborhood while providing the golf players with terrifie golf pleasure and struggle.Some annex fields are being planned for the development of the golf facilities. There are daily, even hourly tours from all resorts and holiday villages at the neighborhood to the golf field and bookings are available via these tours and clubs.
The golf facilities enable individuals and groups to play throughout the twelve months of the year including the winter sunshine period that averages over six sunshine hours a day. Records show over 300 days of sunshine annually for the region.