The Gloria golf club includes 45 holes in total, spread across 2 18 hole courses, and the 9 hole Verde course. Visitors can also make use of the Gloria Golf Academy and Driving Range, with bays for up to 48 players to practice their driving skills at any one time. There is also an 18 hole putting course for those looking to work on their short game. The clubhouse includes an indoor and outdoor dining terrace with selections of delicious dishes and drinks for those wishing to make the most of the glorious Turkish climate.
The Old course is hidden away amongst the beautifully dense pine forests of the Turkish countryside, at the foot of the Taurus Mountains. It is perfectly situated for a peaceful round of golf and is an excellent choice for those who are looking for something which seems like it is “away from it all”, without having to sacrifice on quality or top-of-the-range facilities.
The course design means that many of the holes are so sheltered that you would believe that you were the only golfers on the whole course, which surprises many players, as it remains one of the most popular courses in the Belek region. This is ideal for those who want to focus fully on playing their best game.
The Gloria Old course is one of Belek’s most well-established courses, and since its grand opening in 1997, the golf complex has continued to grow and expand. The Old Course is now joined by the 18-hole Gloria New course, and the 9-hole Verde short course, making this complex the ideal destination for a varied golfing vacation in combination with 3 Gloria Resort choices.
The Gloria New Golf Course is part of the multi-course Gloria Golf complex. Whilst it is not as well-established as its older sister course, the Gloria New Course has already become a firm favourite amongst those who are travelling to the region for golf. Opened in 2005, the course has already hosted a number of international competitions, including the European Senior Tour Classic in 2007 and the World Amateur Team Championship in 2012.
The Gloria New Golf Course has been designed to test a range of different skill sets, and the pleasing balance between par-threes, par-fours and par-fives will mean that you will have the opportunity to use every club in your bag if you want to come home with a good score. Although it is not the hardest course in the Belek area, it has been designed to allow most golfers to test their skills or warm-up before progression onto some harder hitters.
Like many of Belek’s courses, the Gloria New course is nestled amongst the area’s natural pine trees, with beautiful rolling fairways and stunning vistas. What sets the Gloria New course apart from its contemporaries is the use of dramatic elevated tees on some holes, tricky doglegs which require careful thought and challenging water holes which call for the utmost precision.
I first played this course in the first week it opened back in the mid to late 90's. Since then they have added 1 further championship courses a 9 hole course and a fantastic club house. Played the old course again this August and the course is simply stunning. The staff are incredibly nice and very helpful. The manager of the Gloria complex is English and incredibly accommodating. Thank you. If you intend to holiday in Belek this year or next, pack your clubs ........ You will not be disappointed.
The golf was good, but the Food and Service in the club house restaurant excels, possibly the best food we had in belek