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Holes: 18 | Metres: 6571 | Par: 72 | Handicap Men: 28 | Handicap Ladies: 36

Carya Golf is the first classic, heathland style golf course to be built on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Designed by Thomson Perrett & Lobb, the international golf course architecture practice founded by five times Open Champion Peter Thomson, it is a championship golf course set on undulating sand hills and cutting through mature pine and eucalyptus forest, at the heart of Turkey’s golf coast. Peter Thomson, said: “This is an exceptional piece of land on which to build a golf course. It is reminiscent of the famous Surrey heathland courses near London that I rate among the world’s best and which I was fortunate to enjoy much success on in my playing days. I am very excited about the prospect of TPL creating a classic, traditional style course in Turkey.”  Carya is a classic course, unique to the region, and featuring naturally cultivated heather. Grown in an extensive nursery on site, Carya’s heather shapes define the course into a truly magnificent spectacle. The course is a demanding test of golfing strategy with free flowing holes that run between pine and eucalyptus trees and across a dramatic sand ridge. Carya Golf Course also boasts a spectacular new clubhouse and state-of-the-art driving range.


Design:    Thomson, Perrett and Lobb
Opening Date:    November 2008
Location :    Belek – Antalya
Greens:    Average per green approximately 600m2
Grass Characteristics :    Bent
Tees  :    Five tees per hole
Fairways:    Wide & Woodland
Bunkers:    75 with heather covered edges
Lakes:    3
Driving Range:    Double ended with a unique two storey Acacemy building with 22 bays and 2 teaching studios
Putting Green:    2,300m2 – 130m long
Pro Shop:    Golf equipment for rent and sale, golf clothing available from well known European and local brands



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