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Turkish Delight

Belek, turkey

February 22nd – 29th 2020
7 nights, 5 rounds

£1,365

Golf's Quintessential luxury resort…

The Gloria Serenity Resort is a 5* luxury retreat surrounded by the picturesque and lush pine forest of Belek. With an abundance on offer from relaxation to energy, food to golf, this resort allows you to tailor your holiday experience in any way you wish. 

The Serenity offers an all inclusive board so you can enjoy the overwhelming food and drink on offer as you please. With eight different dining experiences, including various bars and even a Patisserie, you’ll get to enjoy a range of worldly dishes. From the indulgent Komnenos Steakhouse Restaurant to the worldly Sha Japanese Cuisine Restaurant, you’ll have almost too much to choose from. Or if you can’t decide and want to experience a local Turkish grill, pop over to Tetrasomia Main Restaurant where the hot coals are sure to cook up a storm. Then wash it all down while watching some live music, from Latin Dancers to Opera, all provided by the Serenity’s excellent entertainment team.

Between the five rounds spread over the seven nights, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to relax and unwind as you please with the abundance of facilities on offer at the Gloria Serenity Resort. You’ll also be able to relax along the 500 meter stretch of golden beach and take a dip in the dazzling turquoise sea. If you’re after something a little more active then there’s excellent sporting facilities on site, a gym and also a huge pool.

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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. 

This tour will take in five rounds including the Gloria’s Old course, Antalya Golf Clubs, Sultan and Pasha, and two rounds on the Gloria New 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.

I have been on quite a few winter golf trips with this group. They are superbly organised, at hotels with first class facilities and service. The golf courses are amazing and the camaraderie and fun is second to none. I have joined the trips with friends of mine, or by myself. The groups are always welcoming and I have made many friends with whom I maintain contact outside of the trips. The golf professionals create a unique atmosphere of excellent coaching skills with an air of casual enjoyment and laughs. It is always one of my favourite holidays of the year and I plan to go in again in 2020. I can't recommend it enough to travelling golfers who want more than just a golf experience. It's a complete package which will leave you wanting to come back for more.

Maz O'brien
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Turkish Delight overview...

accomodation

  • 7 Nights at the five-star Gloria Serenity Resort, Antalya
  • All inclusive
  • Twin/Double or Single supplement
  • Hotel and airport transfers
  • Including flights

Golf courses

  • 5 Rounds​
  • Golf instruction from your PGA Pro host before each round
  • Carts and course transfers
  • 18 holes at Gloria New Course - Texas Scramble
  • 18 holes at Antalya Sultan Course - Betterball Stableford
  • 18 holes at the Gloria Old Course - Individual Stableford
  • 18 holes at Antalya Pasha Course - individual Stableford
  • 18 holes at Gloria New Course - Ryder Cup

Experiences

  • Coaching with Trackman before every 18 holes. Refine your game with insights from the worlds leading swing sonar technology system
  • Rest day visiting the beautiful town of Antalya on the Turquoise Coast
  • Europes largest comprehensive sports complex on site

Price per person

  • £1,365 (Twin/Double)
  • £1,655 (Single Occupancy)
  • £1,100 (Non golfer)

Day to day...

22nd February
After arriving on the four hour flight into Antalya from Stansted, 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 a late evening check in at the Gloria Serenity, those still full of energy, we’ll finish off the night with a few drinks in the Ella Fitzgerald Lobby Bar and Terrace.

23rd February
Start your day with breakfast served in the Tetrasomia restaurant overlooking the resorts beautiful gardens. After breakfast we will head to the resort Golf Academy where your host will hold a short game instruction, including Trackman which will help when it comes to getting out of all the bunkers and water that comes into play on the New Course.

Once confident you can splash the perfect bunker shot, we’ll head down to the first tee of the Gloria’s New Course for a team Texas Scramble competition. This is the second ‘championship’ course, par 72, 6,523m which undulates through the tree lined terrains, in a challenging and unforgettable but fair test of golf. Like many of the great courses, the final holes live up to the hype, especially the 17th which isn’t too dissimilar to another legendary 17th at Sawgrass with its own take on the island green. This lake comes into play on a few holes so in your Texas Scramble team just make sure one plays safely out of trouble as scorecards can easily dramatically turn around if you don’t give it respect.

After your round it’s time to relax with some post round drinks on the veranda overlooking the 18th before making our way back to the hotel for a bit of rest time before dinner. 

Before dinner we will meet in the lobby bar before making our way to enjoy the very finest of French, Italian, Asian, Aegean, Turkish and world cuisines at the stylishly presented Tetrasomia Restaurant.

24th February
After breakfast and golf instruction looking at fairway woods and drivers, it’s off for our first of two rounds at the Antalya Golf Club. This first round is at 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.

This evenings meal is a taste of magical Japanese cuisine amid the exotic atmosphere of Sha Japanese Restaurant.. After dinner the evening continues in to the Lobby Bar where the regular evening entertainment of live music keeps the day alive well into the night.

25th February
After breakfast together you’ll have the opportunity to stay back at the hotel and enjoy some of the wonderful facilities on offer at the Gloria Serenity, or join the hosted tour as we experience the local town of Antalya. 

With the Serenity offering one of the best spa experiences in the whole of Turkey 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.

In the evening we will meet in the Lobby Bar before experiencing the best of French cuisine on this side of the Mediterranean coast at the Le Jardin Au Printemps Restaurant. 

26th February

After breakfast and golf instruction looking at fairway woods and drivers, it’s on to the second of the resort courses, this time on the Old Course which is on of Turkeys oldest and a 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. 

With an earlier finish to the round we’ll make it back to the hotel with plenty of time to unwind by the pool or experience a treatment or two in the luxurious spa facilities before dinner.

Tonights meal is at the resorts steakhouse restaurant, Komnenos. In a warm and relaxing atmosphere, you’ll exceptional dry-aged steak and red meat at its most delicious, which is sure to be a meal to remember.

27h February
Just like Antalya Golf Clubs sister course Sultan, the Pasha is no walk in the park and even being slightly shorter, it certainly makes up for in danger. Again there 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.

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, this time at the River Landing Fish Restaurant which is another of the Gloria’s amazing restaurants. You’ll experience a magnificent Mediterranean evening by the river with the most delicious seafood, crowning off your day beautifully.

28th February
After two rounds at Antalya Golf Club and rounds on Gloria’s New and Old courses, its back to the Gloria for one final round at the amazing New Course. 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 before we transfer back to the hotel.

After our final dinner at La Trattoria Romana Restaurant for some delicious Italian food before its time to congratulate all our players and winners throughout the weeks competition with a cocktail presentation evening.

29th February
After your final breakfast it’s a lazy day and opportunity to make use of the vast facilities that the Gloria Serenity has to offer. You can exchange your clubs for rackets at the tennis court, hit the gym, take it easy down at the pool and so much more. The Gloria Serenity resort isn’t the place where you’ll be wondering what to do, its the decision of what to choose. 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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