April 20th – 27th 2020
7 nights, 5 rounds
Sitting in stunning surroundings within the heart of Belek’s pine forest sits the 5* luxury resort of the Gloria Golf. With its own private beach and riverside location, not to mention a poolside full of action, the Gloria Golf is spoilt for choice on the water.
You’ll be staying on an all inclusive board, free to experience the overwhelming food and drink on offer, and theres plenty of it. With seven different dining experiences, you’ll enjoy a range of worldly dishes including the local flavours of the Turkish Kitchen where the hot coals are sure to cook up a storm. Then wash it all down while watching some of the excellent live music and entertainment provided by the resort team. Or enjoy a more relaxed setting as you sip cocktails from the Dock’s Pier Bar watching on as the sun goes down.
This tour will take in five rounds including the Gloria’s New course, Antalya Golf Clubs, Sultan and Pasha, and two rounds on the Gloria Old course. To make this more fun your host will run a range of competitions between the groups, giving plenty of opportunity for all to compete with a final cocktail prize presentation taking place on the final evening.
After breakfast, each day begins with golf instruction where your tour host will focus on a different element of you game. We use a Trackman swing analysis system which tracks your swing and ball flight via sonar so you can get detailed insights into your swing, helping you improve like never before.
Between all of the golf there is plenty of opportunity to make the most of this resorts fantastic spa facilities where everyone can relax and unwind. Or why not get the heart rate going over at the sports arena which offers more than 50 sports from Europe’s largest complex. The resort also boasts a host of extra activities from yoga to volleyball and a gym for those who don’t want to let things slip whilst away.
After arriving on the four hour flight into Antalya, you’ll make the short transfer across Belek’s pine forests where the luxurious Gloria resort awaits. Sat on the Mediterranean coast with 500 meters of private golden beach the Gloria is a tranquil heaven, perfect for those who want to get away from it all.
After check in at the Gloria Golf Resort you’ll enjoy one or two well earned welcome drinks in the Oasis Bar where all the groups guests will meet before dinner.
Dinner on the first night takes place in the Anatolia buffet restaurant where you can experience mouthwatering Turkish cuisine, featuring a different theme every evening. For those still full of energy, finish off the night with a few drinks in the Lobby Bar.
Start your day with breakfast served in the courtyard of Anatolia overlooking the resorts beautiful gardens. After breakfast we will head off on the short trip across Belek to Antalya Golf Club where your host will hold a short game instruction. This coaching should pay dividends in helping to getting out of all the bunkers and hazards that comes into play on the Pasha Course.
Pasha is no walk in the park and even being slightly shorter than the Sutan course that we play later in the week, it certainly makes up for in danger. There is plenty of water and even on the shortest par 4 of 291 yards, it challenges you with water down the left and bunkers surrounding the green. With undulating terrain and sloping greens, combined with an attractive and testing layout, the Pasha is a superb course for players of all abilities. With danger on so many holes it’s perfect for Texas Scramble, so just make sure someone on your team plays safely out of trouble as scorecards can dramatically turn if you don’t give the course respect.
With a late tee off you’ll probably have taken up the opportunity to indulge in the spa and get a massage ready for your day on the course. After a freshen up back at the resort we will meet in the lobby bar before making our way to enjoy the very finest in À La Carte Italian cuisine at the stylishly presented L’ancora restaurant overlooking the poolside.
After breakfast and golf instruction looking at iron play, it’s the first of the two resort courses. We start on the Old Course which is on of Turkeys oldest and favourites for travelling players. Designed by Michel Gayon, this is a classic design set in the beautiful pine woodland has some very strong holes set in and around 60 bunkers. This might mean you need to be creative around the greens but once on the dance floor, these carpet like greens will do all they can to help, being that they are among the best in the area.
After a fantastic round and no doubt wondering what could have been, it’s on to the Pier Bar. This is the perfect spot for a sun downer as we can all call the winning team out over their handicap, but more importantly enjoy a refreshing cocktail as the sun drops over the horizon.
This evenings meal is a taste of world cuisine, featuring Ottoman-inspired design at the Harem International Restaurant. After dinner the evening continues in to the Café Bar where the regular evening entertainment of live music keeps the day alive well into the night.
After breakfast together you’ll either have the opportunity to stay back at the hotel and enjoy some of the wonderful facilities on offer at the Gloria Golf, or join the hosted tour as we experience the local town of Antalya.
With the Golf Resort offering a superb spa experience and a host of sporting options, not to mention an extra round of golf, you’ll have your work cut out deciding on what to do. For those who want to experience more of Turkeys culture you can join us as we head over to the local town of Antalya, know for its historical yacht filled marina. Antalya actually was once a Roman port and remains of its history are still reminiscent to this day.
Back at the hotel for the evening, we will meet in the Lobby Bar. Dinner for the night is at the Pescado À La Carte Restaurant which offers a traditional Spanish atmosphere and delicious flavours. For those who like live music, it’s off to the Lobby Bar for more live music into the night.
After breakfast and golf instruction looking at fairway woods and drivers, it’s off for our second of two rounds at the Antalya Golf Club. This time we taken in the Sultan course which has been designed around crystal clear lakes in a beautiful woody setting. With water featuring on more than half the holes, if your ball doesn’t get wet, then surely it will get sandy in one of the many tricky pot bunkers the course has to offer. Your score card will be tested around this risk and reward course which is topped off at the 18th named ‘Looking Back’, with water lining either side of the fairway, leaving little room for error before you plot your way onto the heavily bunker guarded green.
Once back at the resort, it’s time to relax and then down to dinner at Turkuaz. These unmistakably outstanding dishes offer the best in Turkish cuisine from a country that knows a thing or two about food.
After breakfast it’s time for some well needed course management as todays round is back at the New Course. It’s time to reflect on the first round and manage your game differently as today you’re on your own in the Stableford competition. Try not to admire the lake down the right of the 9th as you’ll be surely sucked in as it shapes the length of the whole fairway, requiring a day for straight shots.
After working up a thirst, it’s time for something different down at the Patisserie where we’ll have the afternoon enjoying freshly baked cake, cookies, macaroons and not to mention prosecco. After a freshen up it’s time for dinner at Mosaique. Each evening is different, taking on a new theme all set in the striking architecture of the Mosaique Main Restaurant.. For those who like live music, it’s off to the Lobby Bar for more live music into the night.
After a round at each of the tours four courses, its back to the Old Course for the final round. Who will hold their nerve as you’ll be split into two teams, competing in the ultimate Ryder Cup style battle. Before taking on the challenge todays golf instruction will focus on your short game and putting so you can make the most of the carpet like greens. After a great game, our two teams will soak it all up with post round drinks at the Club House before we transfer back to the hotel. Why not take advantage before dinner and pop down to the spa or for the more active, try any of the countless activities and sports available on the resort.
After our final dinner its time to congratulate all our players and winners throughout the weeks competition with a cocktail presentation evening.
After your final breakfast and quick spa swim, your host will transfer you to Antalya airport for the flight back. Hopefully now you’ll be itching to book a golf experience and we would love to welcome you on an Ike hosted tour soon.
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