Huddersfield Examiner Overseas Golf Challenge set for Turkey

Golfers will be based at Belek

2014 Examiner Golf Challenge in Belek
2014 Examiner Golf Challenge in Belek

The 2014 Huddersfield Daily Examiner Overseas Golf Challenge will be held in the increasingly popular golf destination of Turkey.

The five-day competition will be played on some of the country’s finest courses, and participants will enjoy five-star accommodation.

Based at Belek, the trip starts on Sunday, November 2.

Cost for the seven-night break is £1,099 for golfers and £790 for non golfers. Accommodation is classed as five-star ultra, all inclusive, at the Voyage Belek Golf and Spa Resort.

With its 47 hotels and 14 golf courses, Belek has won many awards and is now considered one of the best golf resorts in Europe for high quality value-for-money golf holidays.

Four of its courses have made the Top 100 Courses in Europe list.

Belek features a 20km strip of coastline and beautifully dense pine forest, and has world class hotels and golf courses designed by the likes of Sir Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie, Perry Dye and Peter Thomson.

2014 Examiner Golf Challenge in Belek
2014 Examiner Golf Challenge in Belek
 

The Voyage Belek resort consists of land and view rooms located in the three main buildings and bungalows. It has many a la carte restaurants, unlimited food choices, a golden beach, five swimming pools with distinctive features, as well as a wide range of entertainment and games.

The golf courses:

Tat International – This is a challenge for every golfer with varying tees and 27 holes providing different combinations of 18 holes. With some of the holes along the beach, part of this course is considered links. The fairways are lush and open and the sea breeze and glorious mountain views provide a wonderful setting by a large river flowing out to the sea. The club house is large with a terrace and a bar with clear views of the sea and mountains.

The Montogerie Maxx Royal – Designed by Colin Montgomerie, it is set within 104 hectares of beautiful mixed pine and eucalyptus forest. The design has used the natural ridges and sandy ground of the site to produce a challenging course with some spectacular holes. The clubhouse is one of the most impressive in Belek, with amazing views of the golf course from its 30m high tower and the terrace that looks out over the 18th hole.

Carya – The Peter Thomson-designed course is the newest addition to Belek. Its plot is one of the biggest allowing for a long course with challenging holes and a variety of terrain. It remains a classic design and is inspired by traditional heathland courses such as Sunningdale in the UK. Off the varied tees, the course is fit for all levels, with some unforgettable holes and breathtaking scenery. Recently it was voted the 99th best course in Continental Europe by a leading golf magazine.

National - The 18 hole Championship Course, has played host to the PGA European Turkish Seniors Open in 1996 and 1997. Carved through a forest of eucalyptus and pine trees with the back-drop of the snow capped Taurus mountains and an abundance of natural lakes, the National tests all abilities of players.

As usual, former Examiner golf correspondent David Lockwood will be organising the golf tournament.

To book a place or for further details, call Hanson Travel on 0113 239 3300.

 
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