Belek and Golf
Belek, one of Antalya’s most popular holiday centres, has become not only a brand name in Turkey, but one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world thanks to its unsurpassed natural beauty and perfect climate. Located 30 kilometres from Antalya, Belek has a seventeen-kilometre coastline lined with numerous five star hotels. Since the early 1990s, Belek has offeredits guests the most comfortable holiday opportunity in the Mediterranean.
Among the features that make Belek such an attractive location in the region is its ease of access and the ancient cities situated nearby. The region hosted numerous civilisations throughout its thousands of years of history, and with its fertile lands has been a centre of attention in every period.
Though Belek has a typical Mediterranean climate, the freshwater streams which flow from the slopes of the Taurus Mountains give it different characteristics than other Mediterranean locations. Thanks to its large sand dunes, its beaches are sheltered from the harsh effects of the sea and wind.
With all these features in place, Belek offers a magnificent atmosphere, not only as a tourism centre, but as an area that contains all the distinctive Mediterranean characteristics.
For many years now, Belek has been one of the foremost holiday destinations for sports tourism in our country. It owes its preeminent position in this regard to its climate, geographical location and undeniably to its committed implementation of sustainable tourismpolicies.Belek and its hotels are highly popular with sports clubs and cater to their needs across all sports year-round. Belek has also become an indispensable destination for golf tourism in Europe.
Belek’s superb climate is conducive to playing golf almost twelve months of the year. Belek has golf clubs of world standard, luxurious accommodation facilities and one of the best golfing infrastructures, which makes the area so attractive to golf enthusiasts. Belek has ten golf clubs and fourteen golf courses offering high-quality, professional service to Turkish sports tourism. Belek is also one of the biggest sources of income in this field. In 2012, a decision of the Council of Ministers decreed that particular new tourism hubs would focus exclusively on golf. These include the districts of Emişbeleni, Mahmutlar, Kargıcak, Okurcalar and Türkler in the region of Alanya, 50 kilometres from Belek. With this decision the volume of golf tourism in the region will significantly increase and Antalya will continue as an indispensable location for the sport of golf.
Belek has 47 five star hotels and holiday villages, 10 golf clubs, 14 golf courses, 50 football fields and more than 200 tennis courts that serve professional and amateur athletes.