Sir Nick Faldo's verdict on golf in Turkey's Belek region

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Some of the biggest names in golf course design have been talking to TG about the legacy they have left in the Turkish Riviera and why it is a must visit for golfers of all ability.

"Myself and the team at Faldo Design had a great site to work with at Cornelia," said Sir Nick Faldo.

"We had these great ridges running through the property and mature trees to route it
through.

"It is a real test of your golf game, not just of hitting the ball but also course management – just as I like it to be."

Perry Dye said: "It isn't often an American course architect gets the chance to work on a links course so I was thrilled when I got the job at Lykia.

"I love it there and am proud of what we did. I love to go back and see the links keep on maturing – it is truly one of the most fantastic sites I have ever seen with amazing sea views."

The thoughts of Dye and Faldo were echoed by Peter Thomson who said "My team and I knew from our first visit that this was a very special site for a golf course.

"The heathland-inspired design of Carya Golf Club had all the potential to become both a highly enjoyable course for golf tourists, as well as an outstanding venue for professional golf tournaments."