Four reasons to make Belek the destination for your next golf break


For recent years golf in Belek has moved forward like an unstoppable tourism juggernaut and here is why we think you should make Belek's Golf Riviera your next destination.

There is no point pretending 2016 has been a bumper year but we are sure Belek will quickly regain its momentum with golfers who like to travel to play high-calibre courses under the sun and here's why...

Belek Golf Riviera: Titanic

Your spoilt for choice with so many great places to stay...

The luxury hotels – complete with spas, tennis courts, football pitches and a myriad pools and water sports – are pristine. The food they serve – in the a la carte restaurants or the immense buffets – is sensational. It's all-inclusive too, so your beers are 'free'...

The weather is great!

Climate is the main reason Belek got a foot in the golf travel door to start with. Belek's 'season' extends beyond almost any other in Europe. Only really Cyprus can compete with its virtual year-round golf. From May to October there will be barely a cloud in the sky (its seriously hot in mid-summer). In October, March and April you will see the odd cloud and the odd shower but it is ideal golf weather. From November to February you will get heavy showers, but the temperature is still beautifully mild for golf. And remember, these temperatures and sun is only four hours away.

Gloria's new golf course

The value is astonishing!

Exchange rates make the five- star Belek experience even more affordable than ever – and even before sterling got stronger, it was bewilderingly good value as it was.

And last, but certainly not least, the golf...

In Belek, the quality of golf it is never in doubt; the consistency of the courses is truly remarkable. It just never lets you down. Lykia, the top-ranked course, is one of Continental Europe's nest. Carya is another. So too the PGA Sultan at Antalya, Cornelia and Monty Maxx. Dip beneath these Top 100 venues and you have Gloria, The National and Sueno; Find a course you won't enjoy among their 99 holes and you will be either ludicrously fussy or being economical with the truth. All are proper courses – can the same always be said for countries a little closer to home?

Gloria's Old and The National are strong contenders for any respectable Top 100 list too – so, soon, might the new-name, new-look Titanic. Formerly TAT International, the courses as well as the name is getting an upgrade, with European Golf Design's Gary Johnston carrying out a thorough overhaul (see right) that will start late this year or spring next, carrying out the work all in one go or splitting it over two seasons.

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A quick guide to Belek's Golf Riviera