Turkey Review: Play & Stay at Cornelia Resorts in Belek
Nestled between Europe and Asia, Turkey overflows with a multitude of different influences, which is best portrayed through its delicious food and stunning architecture. What’s more, the country is home to four of the top 100 golf courses in Europe, attracting elite golfers from all overthe world.
The golfing capital of Turkey has to be Belek. Formerly a small fishing village, it is here that discerning golfing couples and groups can experience ultra-luxurious fivestar
golf resorts with spectacular all-inclusive offerings.
Home to 14 immaculate golf courses, many of which are championship courses, Belek is the most concentrated golfing region in Europe. All 288 holes, carved through avenues of fragrant umbrella pines and across natural sand ridges, are located within 20 minutes of one another. They are accompanied by crystal-clear lakes and breathtaking panoramas of
the sea and Taurus Mountains. Top courses include the Faldo-designed course at Cornelia Golf Club, the Montgomerie Maxx Royal and the Old Course at Gloria Golf Club.
Luxury resort packages in Belek area fraction of the cost of other golf destinations, without compromising on quality or service.
Off the course, holidaymakers can relax on Belek’s clean white beaches or admire ancient
sites such as the Roman amphitheatre at Aspendos and the ancient Greek city of Perge.
A spectacular and stylish hotel, sitting in impressive grounds that roll down to its private Blue Flag beach, Cornelia Diamond is positioned next to the championship 27-hole Faldo-designed golf course. Popular with couples,groups and f amilies, the resort is just two minutes’ transfer from the fifth fairway.
Hotel guests receive courtesy transfers to the Faldo Clubhouse and access to considerably cheaper green fees than non-residents. This is Cornelia’s premium brand, with 571 lavish rooms open in the summertime, many of which are the best standard you’ll find on the coastline. The facilities are endless; with 10 swimming pools, tennis courts, football pitches, an aqua park and a large spa. The extensive grounds feature elaborate fountains and a series of beautifully-landscaped swimming pools leading downto the sea, interspersed with bridges, an amphitheatre, and a la carte restaurants and bars
in the garden area.
Voted ‘Turkey’s Best Golf Hotel 2018’ by the World Golf Awards, Cornelia De Luxe Resort is less ornate than its sister but boasts the same luxury all-inclusive concept.
Returning guests praise the hotel’s 12 restaurants and bars, children’s facilities and sports – including FIFA-approved football pitches, tennis, bowling and exciting watersports.
Guests also have access to the Cornelia Golf Club (just a five-minute shuttle ride away)and are within easy reach of the many other flawless courses in the area. The resort has been designed with plenty of glass to allow stunning views of the beach from most of its public areas, and being one of the smaller golf hotels in Belek, Cornelia De Luxe also provides an enjoyable stay in the winter period, retaining a pleasant ambience.