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With Turkey about to host the new Matchplay event - the Turkish Airways World Golf Finals on the Antalya coast, has declared Turkey is joining the big boys.

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Seven golf courses would sit comfortably in any ratings and the remaining dozen or so are, what we would call, superior holiday courses

With a dozen courses being constructed, seven already featured in Europe’s Top 100 and the golfing mecca of Belek just about to host a mega-star (and mega bucks!) Matchplay event boasting Woods, McIlroy, Westwood and Donald, Rose and Schwartzel among the competitors, Turkey can easily claim to be in the golfing VIP tent according to, an online golf holiday tour operator.

Taking place from Tuesday October 9 to Friday October 12, the four-day event is a big-time taster for the Turkish Open next year and is part of Turkey’s aim to host the Olympic games in 2020. has featured Turkey for over a dozen years and features a huge amount of hotels and all the golf courses. “Seven golf courses would sit comfortably in any ratings and the remaining dozen or so are, what we would call, superior holiday courses. Popular but very well-maintained thanks to European-standard green-keeping, the latest equipment and impressive course infrastructure and the wonderful weather, this is a year-round destination with the only things to avoid being sunburn, the water hazards and the well-co-ordinated reseeding in September” says Morgan Clarke, Managing Director of

Some of the hotels – like Gloria Serenity, Maxx Royal and Cornelia Diamond – are truly excellent and the famous All Inclusive has made Turkey the major player it is today. Entertainment, variety and decent service – as well as the comfort of knowing the total holiday price before you go – has appealed to golfers looking for economies and particularly groups.

“Tee-times can be hard to get but that’s why we have a team on the ground to ensure our clients get the prime tee-times” continues Morgan.

It’s an easy holiday – a five hour flight, Meet & Greet with a smile, a private transfer to a welcoming five-star hotel, all you can eat and drink and a few (or many) rounds of golf on very pretty golf courses either by taking the hotel shuttle or, for courses further away, a private transfer at your call. It’s a “no brainer” as far as taking it easy is concerned and the prices seal the argument. Spain and Portugal are fighting back hard though so it’s going to a fight over value and quality so that’s good news for the travelling golfer.

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