Belek is a golfing mecca, a beachfront location boasting over 30 5-Star All-Inclusive Hotels, and 13 championship golf courses. This purpose-built paradise is located on the southern Turkish coastline, with luxury all inclusive hotels, top quality golf courses and is serviced by Antalya airport.
The fashionable Mediterranean town of Belek is perfect for golf holidays in Belek for its world-class golf courses, beautiful beaches, and stunning scenery. Here, you can also get an insight into the rich history whilst on a golf break to Turkey. So, if you're planning to top up your tan, play golf in sunnier climates, or explore ancient Greek cities, the famous resort of Antalya will not let you down. Check out our fantastic Belek golf holidays and the latest deals.
While the ideal times are typically March to May and September to November, the weather in Belek allows for golf all year round. In addition, the culture is one in which everyone can feel very comfortable and safe.
If you have yet to experience the fantastic Golf Holidays in Belek, this guide will give you all the information you need to start exploring one of the world's best golf holiday destinations.
Where to stay in Belek is a personal preference. The vast majority of Belek hotels compete with some of the finest 5-Star hotels in the world. In our opinion, the Maxx Royal hotel sits at the top of the tree in an area renowned for its high-end resorts and undulating golf courses popular with celebrities and world leaders. All of the Belek Hotels with golf operate on an All-Inclusive board basis. The rest of the All Inclusive Golf Hotels are all of very similar quality. Of course, they all have their quirks and selling points, but in general, all are of excellent standards.
The most popular Belek golf holidays tend to be those with multiple golf courses attached to the property. This is where the best value lies, and securing hotel resident tee times on the golf courses is an essential priority for most golf groups. It is worth noting that each hotel-owned golf course will hold 08:00 - 12:00 Tee times for its residents. So, although getting as much variety and rounds of golf is very popular, Staying in a hotel where the bulk of the golf is to be played is always the best option.
Famous golf courses are undoubtedly Carya Golf Course and Montgomerie Maxx Royal. Between the two courses, they have hosted over seven European Tour events. Both golf courses are also Floodlit Golf Courses. However, whilstt Carya is fully floodlit over 18 holes the Montgomerie Maxx Royal is only floodlit on the back 9. For more details, see your guide to the best golf courses in Turkey.
So many options are available to you, From Unlimited Golf to European Tour venues. Golf in Belek really has something to offer for all levels of golfing ability.
Golf Holidays in Belek are easily accessible. Antalya (AYT) airport is the closest airport to Belek, which is 23 km away. There are many routes to Antalya from the U.K and Ireland. In addition, you will be able to fly direct with no change required in Istanbul from the following airports.
Manchester via EasyJet, Jet2, Tui, Turkish Airlines, and Sun Express.
Belfast via Jet2
Birmingham via Jet2 and Tui
Bristol via EasyJet
Edinburgh via Jet2
Glasgow via Jet2
Leeds Bradford via Jet2
Liverpool via EasyJet
London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, and Luton via EasyJet, Jet2, Tui, Turkish Airlines, and Sun Express.
Newcastle via Jet2 and Tui
Nottinghamshire East Midlands via Jet2
As with most airlines, booking plenty in advance will give you the cheapest options on flights, always check on comparison sites such as Skyscanner to find the best deals. Our recommended airline would be Turkish Airlines. Flying with Turkish Airlines is a great and comfortable experience. The flights have in-flight entertainment, complimentary food, and beverage. Turkish Airlines is known worldwide for its flawless operation, flight safety, and connectivity.
One other great perk of flying with Turkish Airlines is the Free Golf Club Carriage, which is included in your airfare. This will typically save you around £145 on competitors. So if you can fly from London Gatwick, Heathrow or Manchester, always have a look at Turkish Airlines for your next trip.
Golf in Belek is pretty much an all-year-round destination. However, there are more cost-effective times to travel to Turkey. Your budget might well dictate when it is best for your group to golf in Turkey.
The most popular months to play golf in Belek are April, May, and October, and booking early is essential to secure the best tee times. Therefore, we recommend a year in advance be around the optimal timeframe to ensure your next golf holiday to Turkey.
You will find the best value whilst still almost guaranteeing good weather in March and November. November can be viral in Belek due to the Rolex Series Turkish Airlines Open usually occurring at the start of the month.
The months of June, July, and August are not optimal for Golf in Belek. The daily temperatures are likely to be in the mid thirty's, and throughout August, most golf courses will be closed for summer maintenance. However, these months are hectic still for family holidays.
Although the weather is excellent for golf in the latter part of September and early part of October, there are certain times to treat with caution. This is when most golf courses will close for overseeding for a few weeks. Make sure to speak to one of our experts about course closures in these months. Although only a few are worked on at any one time, It does put extra strain on those that are open as there are fewer tee times to go around.
Belek golf holidays are simply top-of-the-range for the golfers in the group. However, what about those who do not play the game?
Travel to one of Antalya's most beautiful spots to visit. The ruined city of Myra, with its spectacular rock-cut Lycian tombs. Look at the ancient amphitheatre and St Nicholas' Church, devoted to the holy man who became the model of Father Christmas.
Enjoy a boat ride to Kekova Island across the sea. The ruins of Simena, a city devastated by earthquakes about two thousand years ago, can be seen under the clear waters and swim in the turquoise waters.
Travel to Side. The spectacular natural harbour setting of the ancient Greek city made it one of the most important towns in Pamphylia and one of the most important trading centres, particularly for olive oil and enslaved people.
Or stay at the resort, where you can indulge in the hotel Spa's, splash around in the multiple outdoor swimming pools, and relax on one of Turkey's finest beaches. Most Belek hotels have fantastic facilities like shopping malls, cinemas, and boutique cafes.
Golf holidays in Belek do have something for everyone.