Where to Stay: Regnum Carya Golf Resort and Spa
Carya Golf Club
This five times European tour championship golf course is the very best in the area, and 40th in continental Europe and designed by Australian Golf legend Peter Thomson.
Peter wanted to recreate the famous heathland layouts like he played and loved when playing competitively and took inspiration from UK Golf Courses Sunningdale, Wentworth, and Swinley Forest.
Incredibly and thankfully to a local nursery, he managed to grow and mature almost a million heathers.
All Parties Involved in the design somehow managed to pull off a heathland style championship course with a Mediterranean twist.
A true Championship Layout designed to test the world’s best golfers.
You have to plot your way around incredibly tall pines, demanding and avoid at all costs heather, well-positioned water hazards, and over 75 bunkers with heather-covered edges.
The course has a multitude of tee positions however to suit golf addicts of all ages and skill levels so the course can challenge the best players in the world.
2018 saw Justin Rose victorious (-17) beating a field that included; Martin Kaymer, Tommy Fleetwood, Danny Willet, Shane Lowry, Thomas Pieters, and Lee Westwood to name a few in the top 50.
The course is always immaculate and you get a very special feeling and welcome when you arrive at Carya Golf Course.
Being one of the most popular country golf courses in Turkey, “Carya Golf Club” also is responsible for the first full flood-lighted golf course in Europe with a major investment.
By lighting all the 18 holes, Carya Golf Club offers the opportunity of playing golf at night with the comfort of daylight. In this way, golfers can enjoy playing golf under the warm climate of the Mediterranean Sea up until late at night.
Having been selected as the best golf destination in 2008, the golf resort of Belek, has been flooded by golf lovers ever since.
Carya Golf Club has thereby considerably contributed to the Turkish Tourism sector with this project, which is the first of its kind not only in this region but also throughout Europe.
Pro Tip, “Carya was the first fully floodlit golf course built in continental Europe so you can play any time of day here and Night Golf is well worth a go should you get the chance?”