In truth we do not think that there is a single weak course in Belek, and the choice is huge.
Most golfers that have visited or researched Belek will know that the top 3 ranked courses are probably
But with green fees at Montgomerie being somewhere around £180 – £185 in high season this can be beyond some budgets.
In fact green fees vary from as little as £40 – £45 in low season at Pasha to £180 – £185 at Montgomerie in High Season. Of course there are always discounts to be secured for playing at the golf course that is owned by or affiliated with the hotel that guests are staying at. Whilst some guests will take advantage of those residents rates and will only play 1 or 2 courses during their trip most of our Groups want to play at a different course each day.
So rather than just putting out another ‘ Top 10 Courses in Belek’ post we have ranked each courses based on a simple value for money calculation. In simple terms we have taken the non resident green fee in both high season and low season and calculated its value for money ranking based on the past guest reviews.
Not surprisingly, given our opening statement about there not being a weak course in Belek, some of what would be the lower ranked courses based on past guest reviews move significantly higher up our Value for Money rankings. This is because there is only a marginal difference in past guest review scores but a more substantial difference in non resident green fees.
In no way are we suggesting that guests should not consider playing the marquee courses such as Montgomerie, Sultan or Carya – although they are high priced in Belek the green fees are still very favourable when compared to other marquee courses around the world. However we recognise that for guests on a tighter budget the opportunity to play a mix of courses that include some that offer better value for money is a consideration. So Here is our TOP 6 based on our Value for Money rankings
At an inviting 5731 meters par 72, you may think that The Pasha would be a walk in the woods but don’t be fooled by the scenery. The Pasha will test the skills of high and low handicappers alike with a combination of different challenges. Tricky dog-legs, cleverly placed bunkers and undulating greens will ensure that the more experienced golfer must think over each shot careful. Water comes into play on a number of holes and the greens and fairways carry a great reputation; an enjoyable test of golf in peaceful surroundings.
As the name suggests, the Pines course winds through the area’s natural pine forests, and makes good use of Belek’s rolling, sandy terrain. The narrow fairways pick their way through the trees, and end in wickedly contoured greens which are sure to test out your short game skills. The course is also dotted with water hazards and strategically placed bunkers which must be avoided if you want to make it home with a score close to par. Only those who display true golfing talent will break par on this course.
Nobilis Golf Resort has been created within the natural pine forest that borders the Acsu River that flows through Belek and out to the Mediterranean. The result is a championship golf course with creeping bent grass greens, tees and bermuda fairways that provide some of the finest playing sufaces for the golfer.
The Sueno Dunes Golf Course is a par 69 course offers and the name suggests, the Dunes course makes good use of the area’s sweeping sand dunes, and offers visitors an intriguing links style course. Both water hazards and sandy areas play a large part in the course design with sand ridges, waste bunkers and island greens dominating the course. The stunning but tricky island 18th is one which is talked about by golfers across the whole Belek region!
Kaya Palazzo Golf Club course was designed by Irish golf course designer and Master PGA Professional, David Jones. He said that, “Kaya Golf Club was a very interesting project for me. I often see golfers frustrated by monster courses of 6500 meters or more in length. At Kaya I had a compact site to work with and decided to aim for a shorter layout which would be enjoyable for all golfers, including those who do not hit the ball vast distances. I think I have achieved that. Kaya is challenging and has quite a few dramatic holes where the player must choose between risk and reward. But we also have many shorter par threes and fours where the interest is provided by strategic bunkers and subtle green contours. A course for everyone, I would say.”
PGA Sultan is a stern test of golf – par 71, 6477 meters. European Golf Design and David Jones spared nothing to maintain the competitive level of the course, while at the same time blending it seamlessly into the forest environment. Few courses can match its quality fairways and greens and provide such a pleasurable round given its length and hazards. It’s a firm favourite among any Belek regular. Recently it was voted the 68th best course in Continental Europe by a leading golf magazine. The 1st tee shot is tight and testing with water left and right, and there is no let up by the time you get to the 18th; an elevated tee with more water comfortably in play. A true challenge for all.
So there is our selection – Sultan proves that even one of the Big 3 golf courses in Belek can offer great value for money. We hope that this selection helps guests to tailormake their next golf trip to Belek whatever their budget