Gloria Golf Resort
Turkey, Antalya, Turkish Riviera, Belek
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Gloria Hotels & Resorts is an exclusive complex formed by two championship golf courses and a 9 hole course, a spa, sports and conventon centre, three distinctive beachfront five star hotels as well as select villas with private butler service, all set amidst acres of lush pine woods on the shores of the Mediterranean. Planned with great consideration to details and the environment, Gloria is the perfect golf retreat in Belek, a new golfing Mecca with over a dozen golf courses of international standards.
Gloria Hotels & Resorts is run on a half board accommodation basis and offers 24 hours room service, various à la carte restaurants serving Turkish and international cuisine and a wide range of bars and cafés with live music and entertainment. Leisure facilities include several outdoor and indoor pools, tennis courts, fitness centre and a miles long sandy beach with a fully equipped section and all watersports.
Gloria Hotels & Resorts boasts two championship golf courses, both of international standards, and a nine hole academy course. These are complemented by Gloria Golf Academy and Belek's other golf courses, all connected by shuttle service. The pristine setting, the environmental friendly development, the efficient infrastructures and the balmy Mediterranean weather provide the ideal mark for golfing holidays year round.
The International Golf Federation has selected Antalya as the site of the 2012 World Amateur Team Championships. These Championships will be hosted by the Turkish Golf Federation: The Espirito Santo Trophy (Women): 27-30 September at Gloria Golf Club (Old and New Courses), and The Eisenhower Trophy (Men): 4-7 October at Antalya Golf Club (PGA Sultan Course) and Cornelia Golf Club (Faldo Coure)
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Gloria Golf Resort
Gloria Golf Resort is the most established of the three true beach front hotels. Offering a total life of experience, Gloria Golf Resort has become an established favourite among the Gloria Brand of hotels.A luxury beachfront hotel formed by several low rise buildings and individual villas nestling in lush gardens. Accommodation options range from standard rooms to junior suites, suites, two-bedroom villas and two bedroom garden suites. Guestrooms are distributed between the various wings and most of them enjoy sea views while all are provided with every modern amenities.
5 Stars • 516 Standard Rooms, Junior Suites, Suites, Garden Suites & Villas • All rooms with A/C, balcony, satellite TV, DDL phone, minibar & safe • Garden Suites with 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Villas with terrace or balcony, living room, kitchenette, 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms.
Dining: 3 à la carte, Table d'hôte and Turkish Restaurants • Snack bar, Pool & Beach Bar and Lobby Lounge (24hr.)
Tennis Centre • Health Centre • Swimming pools • Beach, Watersports • Entertainment Centre • Private sea plane excursion around Belek
GLORIA VERDE RESORT
Gloria Golf Resort is the most established of the three true beach front hotels. Offering a total life of experience, Gloria Golf Resort has become an established favourite among the Gloria Brand of hotels.
5 Stars • 272 Standard Rooms, Junior Suites & Deluxe Suites • All rooms with air conditioning, balcony, satellite TV, DDL phone, minibar, safe
A la carte & Table d'hôte restaurant • Wine House, Turkish Coffeeshop, Bar, Pool bar, Vital Bar and Lobby Lounge (24 Hour meal service)
Swimming pools • Tennis • Private Beach • Bowling & Billiard room
Asklepion Thalasso Centre: Thalasso pool • Water gym • Skin & body care • Balneotherapy
GLORIA SERENITY RESORT
A new hotel concept with its ultimate quality... A unique Mediterranean nature with unlimited VIP service. With modern architecture, decoration and the details specially designed for you Gloria Serenity Resort is a unique land where you will find every opportunity to feel rejuvenated.
367 Standard Rooms, Suites, Villas and Presitential Villa
3 à la carte restaurants, 2 main restaurants and 8 bars • 2 Outdoor + 1 indoor pool • 4 Tennis courts • Spa (2.000 m2) • Fitness Centre, Bowling, Amphitheatre, Disco
Guests at Gloria Serenity enjoy full access to all resort facilities
GLORIA SELECT VILLAS
For the ultimate in privacy and services, Gloria Select Villas offers twenty exclusive duplex villas in a pine grove on the fairways between the two hotels. Guests enjoy 24 hour butler service and their own private pool and snack bar, as well as unrestricted access to all the facilities at the resort.
20 Villas • Duplex units with 2 bedrooms/bathrooms, salon, study and terrace • Air conditioning, satellite TV, DDL phone, internet access and safe
24 hour butler service • Private pool & snack bar • Private Beach • Priority booking at the resort's restaurants
Gloria Golf Club
The International Golf Federation has selected Antalya as the site of the 2012 World Amateur Team Championships. These Championships will be hosted by the Turkish Golf Federation: The Espirito Santo Trophy (Women): 27-30 September at Gloria Golf Club (Old and New Courses)
• Gloria Old Championship Course
Michel Gayon (1997) 18 holes - 6,887 yds - Par 72
The Championship Old Course has been host to several European Tour Events and has been a favorite with golfers since it opened in 1997. Designed by reputed French architect Michel Gayon, under the supervision of Belgian golf project management company JNC International and Turkish consultants, the course blends perfectly with its natural surroundings. Extending through lush pine groves, the layout is doted with deep bunkers and seven large lakes, acting as reservoirs to irrigate the course.
• Gloria New Championship Course
Michel Gayon (2005) 18 holes - 6,892 yds - Par 72
The Championship New Course opened in 2005 and instantly became a firm favorite with all golfers and played host in 2007 to the European Seniors Tour Classic. Set in 700.000 m2 of Pine trees and with 4 large lakes and with 67 bunkers the New Course is a worthy sister to the Old Course. The signature 17th hole is modeled on the 17th at The TPC Sawgrass and the lake lined 18th hole make sure your finish will be truly memorable.
• Gloria Verde Academy Course
Michel Gayon (2001) 9 holes/18 tees: 3,092 yds - Par 36
The Gloria Verde Golf Course opened in 2001 this 9 hole course is certainly `no walk in the park` set in 450.000 m2 and with 2 large lakes and 28 bunkers it is one of the best 9 hole courses in Europe and is extensively used as a teaching facility and is open to players without handicaps at selected times.
• Gloria Golf Academy
The Gloria Golf Academy is the leading teaching facility in Turkey, the special purpose built Academy building has the very latest video analysis equipment from Swinger Plus and the latest Vector Pro Launch Monitor. We specialize in all types of golf lessons from individuals to groups and special Junior programme`s are available, all equipment is provided including the latest equipment from Nike and Taylor Made. The Driving Range and practice areas, the largest in Turkey, consist of a 2 tier covered range with 48 bays and grass tee areas for 60 players. 4 putting greens including the Toros 18 hole putting course Covering a total area of over 3000 m2.
• Gloria Clubhouse
The Clubhouse at the Gloria Golf Resort covering a total area of 3200 m2 has everything the discerning golfer requires, a beautiful golf terrace surrounded by water, changing rooms, bag storage areas, the clubhouse restaurant and 19th hole bar and the pros shop carrying all the very latest fashions. There is no better spot to enjoy the beautiful views over the course and of the Toros Mountains.Free shuttle service to Gloria and all Belek's golf courses
306 holes of golf on the 9 mile "Belek Golf Strip" (From West to east)
• Tat Golf International
Martin Hawtree (1997)
One of the finest realisation of British architect Martin Hawtree, the layout has maintained the natural character of this splendid estate extending on sand dunes and through lush pine groves, right on the shores of the Mediterranean. Many of the elevated tees are place on small mounds, providing sweeping views over the forested dunes, the Mediterranean and the snow capped summits of the Taurus mountain range in the distance. They also provide players with good views of hazards to come.
• National Golf Club
David Feherty & David Jones (1994)
Inaugurated in 1994, the National Golf Club was the first international standard golf complex on the Turkish Riviera. In spite of its young age, it has already won international recognition and played host to the PGA Europe Seniors Turkish Open in 1996 and 1997, as well as being ranked amongst the Top 50 Courses in Continental Europe by British golf magazine Golf World. Designed by Ryder Cup player David Feherty, with the leading consultancy of senior player David Jones, the Championship Course is set amidst lush forest of umbrellas pines and eucalyptus and there is an abundance of natural water hazards which have created four beautiful lakes.
• Antalya Golf Club
European Golf Design & David Jones
- The Pasha (2002)
This resort style course has been carved out of an eucalyptus and pine forest. Towering umbrella pines, crystal clear lakes and the snow capped summits of the Taurus Mountains in the distance provide a spectacular backdrop to the course as it winds it's way through the forest of Belek, the peaceful surroundings interrupted only by the call of birds.
- The Sultan (2003)
Created for the discerning golfer and to play host to international tournaments, The Sultan delivers a stern but rewarding test of golfing ability that any keen player will relish. A true yardstick by which to gauge one’s skill.. European Golf Design and David Jones spared nothing to maintain the competitive level of the course, while at the same time blending it seamlessly into the forest environment - as its sister course The Pasha, it has been carved out of an eucalyptus and pine forest.
• Kaya Eagles Golf
David Jones (2007)
Kaya Eagles was five years under construction before former European Tour pro David Jones completed the job in 2007. When it finally opened, draped around eight sizeable water hazards and set amid clusters of mature pine trees, this layout turned out to be very attractive, with numerous exciting holes that interact pleasingly with the eye only to take its toll on the scorecard !
• Carya Golf
Peter Thomson, Perrett & Lobb (2008)
A little bit of Surrey can be found in Belek thanks to the Australian course designer Peter Thomson. By deploying nearly a million heather sprigs throughout Carya, which opened in October 2008, the five-time British Open champion has produced a course radically different from others in the east Mediterranean. Naturally cultivated in specially constructed greenhouses at a neighbouring nursery, the heather has helped to create an authentic heathland layout in the heart of the Turkish Riviera. The heather is flourishing on the sandy soil and has been planted extensively, in particular on top of and around the course’s 75 bunkers.
• Sueno Golf Club
Bob Hunt, PGA Design Consulting (2007)
- Dunes Course
With sweeping dunes, strategic challenges and picturesque views, this course sets a new standard for the game in Turkey. The Dunes makes use of the natural sand features and reflects the links traditions of course design and construction. Its blend of spectacular views, island greens and waste bunkers has blessed the Dunes with a truly special environment.
- Pines courses
Longer, narrower and generally harder than the Dunes, the Pines presents a serious challenge to low-handicap players and PGA professionals from the back tees, but also a fair test for us mere mortals from the more forward tees. It has all the attributes of a potential European Tour venue. The Pines is heavily wooded with mature trees which provide a stunning backdrop to the fairways and greens.
• Faldo Championship Course
Nick Faldo (2007) 27 Holes
The six-time Major winner's first design in Turkey forms the centrepiece of the resort, extending through a wonderful pine-clad sandy site. A broad dune ridge runs right through the centre of the property and forms a major feature on a majority of the holes. The layout has three combinable nines - King, Queen and Prince, each including several spectacularly elevated tees. Faldo has applied a "thinking man's approach" and "memorability factor" to his design so that a round at Cornelia will linger for long in the memory.
• Montgomerie Golf Club
Colin Montgomerie (2008)
Laid out by eight times European No 1 Colin Montgomerie, the 18-hole course he has laid out in conjunction with European Golf Design is already attracting rave reviews. It is certainly exciting to play, both visually and as a test of golf. The Montgomerie has been carefully shaped to blend naturally with both its indigenous trees and age-old sandy ridges, features which contribute greatly to the variety of strategic options presented from every tee.
• Gloria Golf Resort
Michel Gayon (1997 - 2005) 45 holes
• Nobilis Golf Club
Dave Thomas (1998)
This splendid championship course weaves its way through a lush pine grove on the banks of the Acisu River. The ever present tall pines lining the fairways and strategically placed water hazards call for precision, in particular for the second shot. Nevertheless, most of these hazards are not frontal and always clearly visible. The large and fast greens are heavily defended by deep bunkers - a Dave Thomas trademark, and offer many pin positions.
• Lykia Links
Perry Dye (2007)
Perry Dye – son of legendary Pete Dye – designed this Turkish delight of a Links course that lies within the sprawling Lykia Estate in Turkey’s Antalya region. It’s yet another in a line of fabulous 18-hole layouts to emerge from the Belek tourist area, one of Europe’s most vibrant golfing hot spots. Actually, the course sits a little bit away from the eastern end of the “Belek golf strip”, beside a river estuary that runs into the Mediterranean, and it’s laid out over a classic links landscape, complete with natural sand dunes and rumpled fairways – ideal terrain for the first links course in the country.
Situated directly on the Gulf of Antalya (Antalya Körfezi), this quickly growing epicentre of both ancient history and thoroughly modern Turkish culture has, since the 1960s, become known as a gateway city for the country’s so-called ‘Turkish Riviera’. Over the past decade sun-worshippers heading to nearby Mediterranean resorts have been laying over in Antalya in such great numbers that the hotel industry has experienced astounding growth of its own.
It isn’t difficult to discern why: The preserved Roman-Ottoman quarter of Kaleiçi commands a heart-stopping view of the Beydağları (Bey Mountains), as well as the Roman harbour at Kaleiçi’s base and the refreshingly clean body of water in between. And although its populace hasn’t yet reached the level of urban sophistication found in İstanbul or Ankara, life here nonetheless pushes forward at a remarkably modern clip. Antalya lays claim to some of Turkey’s finest restaurants, one of its most impressive archaeological museums, and some of its best-preserved Ottoman architecture.
The Belek region on the Mediterranean coast is located 30 kilometers on the east side of Antalya province. Recently it was chosen by the Ministry Of Culture and Tourism to be a tourism model not just for today's tourist, but also for the tourist of the future. A truly paradise for tourists on the shore of the Mediterranean in the midst of its own pine forests. Belek's natural beauty was discovered in 1984 and the region was proclaimed the "Belek Tourism Center". In later years, Belek became what it is today, a paradise on earth, thanks to cooperation between the Belek Tourism Investors Association and the Ministry Of Culture and Tourism.
The region boasts 47 four or five-stars hotels and first-class holiday villages and over fifteen golf courses. All of the facilities that have been designated first-class provide an ideal atmosphere for families and meticulously offer many opportunities and services aimed at pleasing their guests. All the facilities offer floodlit tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, completely equipped health and fitness centers, play areas and many more possibilities.
Address & Contact
Gloria Hotels & Resorts
Mail Box 27
07500 Belek (Antalya)
Beachfont in Belek, Turkish Riviera
Antalya International Airport (AYT), 45 km.
All year (Golf & Hotels)
Mediterranean, with mild winters and dry, hot summers