Turkey continues to impress golfers from around the world with the quality of golfing that the country has to offer. Those on all inclusive golf holidays to turkey typically find themselves heading to Antalya Province, as the usual weather and golf infrastructure there are pretty much unmatched.
At the well-known Antalya Golf Club, for example, many golfers speak highly of the challenges and character of the PGA Sultan course. Designed by world-renowned architect David Jones, that layout stretches over nearly 6500 beautiful meters, offering up a par 71 experience that is a challenge for even the world's best players.
Concerning the par 5 third hole, for example, golfers familiar with the course only by way of its score card have been known to suppose that the 485 meters in play could make for a fairly pedestrian stretch. In fact, however, the course challenges lesser players with an intensity that belies its handicap rating of 15, owing to a number of well-placed hazards.
A pond placed just in front of the four tees which should never capture any but the most errant of shots, for example, nonetheless causes many players to tighten up enough that their drives are impacted. That can make a big difference on golf in turkey the rest of the hole, as failing to max out the distance from the tee on the first shot turns what should be an easy second one into a challenge.
Only two holes later, an even greater obstacle awaits those who head to Antalya Golf Club on their golf holidays to turkey. Although also a par 5, the seventh figures, statistically speaking, as the third toughest hole on the course, a relatively unusual placement for a hole with a five-stroke allowance.
There is plenty of good reason for that rating, though. At nearly five hundred meters from the back tees, the seventh is long enough that most players will have to make the most of their distance in order to comfortably reach the green in regulation.
Plenty of challenges await those who would do so, however. The narrow alley that leads directly from the tees is fraught with overhanging trees that can knock down even slightly sloppy drives, and falling into this trap will make the rest of the seventh into a tough slog. Many who book All Inclusive Golf packages that take them to the course also regard the scattered traps that line much of the rest of the hole's fairway as among the toughest foes they face while in Turkey.