Welcome to the National; the first International Standard golf complex to be located on the Turkish Mediterranean coast, and one of the courses that helped to kick of the area’s golf tourism boom. Despite the introduction of many newer courses to the area, the National is still one of the most popular choices for visitors who want to play a great round of golf in Turkish climes.
The course wends its way through a mixture of mature pine forest and peaceful eucalyptus trees, and across gently rolling terrain. A provocative backdrop is provided by the spectacular snow-capped Taurus Mountains, which frame the local bays and provide spectacular views to those out on the course. However, the almost year-round warmth and the sunshine which bathe the course are one of the main draws for golf tourists.
The design of the National was finalised by European Ryder Cup player David Feherty, and many players regard it as his finest course to date. The course itself regularly makes it into lists of the top 100 course in Europe, and it regularly plays host to tournament golf. It certainly offers something special for golfers of all ages and abilities.
If you are looking to warm-up at the National, or spend some time practicing your skills, then the 40 bay Driving Range, 9 hole Academy Course, and the chipping and putting greens are an excellent place to visit. The National Golf Academy is also able to provide comprehensive instruction facilities for whatever golf skills you need to work on.
Back at the clubhouse, you can take a drink on the main terrace or visit one of the course restaurants. The acclaimed Meridiana restaurant serves a range of international cuisines or you can alternatively finish your game at The Park restaurant, which overlooks a picturesque lake adjacent to the 18th hole.