Cornelia Faldo Golf Course

Cornelia Faldo Golf Course

The 27 holes Cornelia Faldo Golf Course has been delighting visitors of all handicaps since its opening in 2006. The course, which can be played in 3 different configurations of 18 known as the King, the Queen and the Prince, provides a variety of different challenges for golfers of all abilities who have come to play in the Belek area.
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Designed by professional golfer Nick Faldo, the course regularly makes it onto lists of the top 100 best course in Europe, as voted for by players. It has also played host to a number of international tournaments. Once you get out on to the course, you will certainly see why that is; varied terrain, challenging doglegs and excellent on-site facilities means that this course is the whole package.

The course is routed around pine forests, and the design makes use of the naturally sandy Belek terrain to produce tricky yet enjoyable hazards. As many of the holes are short, the challenges of the course come from working out where best to place your shots, rather simply than being able to drive long. However, those who are able to play a smart game of golf are sure to enjoy all of the challenges that are thrown at them by the Cornelia Faldo course.

Onsite facilities at the Cornelia Faldo are second to none. Visitors are able to gain guidance and support from the David Leadbetter Golf Academy (DLGA), which has opened its first site in Turkey at the Cornelia Faldo. The methods and philosophies utilized by the David Leadbetter school have revolutionized golf teaching worldwide. When combined with state-of-the-art technologies, the Academy has proven time and time again that they can improve the game of all golfers, regardless of age or ability.

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Hole by Hole "Tips from Faldo"

Hole 1 – Taurus Mountains

Place your drive down the centre of the fairway to avoid the waste areas down both sides of this hole. This is a relatively short hole but check your yardages and take enough club to reach this heavily contoured green.

Hole 2 – Corridor

The best advice here is to keep your ball straight down this long and narrow corridor. Play your percentages, carefully pick your landing areas and steer clear of the deep greenside bunker.

Hole 3 – Jaws

A short but deceptive uphill par 3 hole. This elevated green location makes club selection very important. Should you fall short of this undulating green then the Jaws located well below the green will gather in your ball.

Hole 4 – Fox hole

Although this hole appears to be very narrow from the tee, there is actually more room available than you think. However, don’t allow your drive to slide too far right as the fairway falls sharply off into the waste area and your approach into the semi-blind green will be blocked off by tall trees.

Hole 5 – Wall

This is an average length par 5 hole with a green that hangs out over the lake. A right to left tee shot is required here, although too far left as your ball will either end up a long way below the fairway or in the scrub vegetation. Should you manage to find the higher section of fairway, then it may be possible to reach this green in 2 shots, providing that you can get over the wall!

Hole 6 – Plateau

A green located on a high plateau, with steep sided slopes and a strong cross wind make this a really tough, target par 3 hole.

Hole 7 – Faldo’s choice

Faldo’s choice is simple. Either play safe towards the higher ground or go for the green in one shot. Either way the green slopes from left to the right towards 3 deep greenside bunkers with dense native vegetation all around. Which ever way you choose to play this hole, accuracy and control are of the utmost importance.

Hole 8 – Twins

The tight line off the tee is between the 2 large pines and the 2 bunkers set into the bank of the lake. Providing you manage to avoid both sets of twins then you will be rewarded with a shorter pitch into this difficult green. Should you take the more cautious approach and play down the centre of the fairway, then you will have a much longer approach shot into the green which must carry over the cavernous greenside bunker.

Hole 9 – Straight home

Time to head straight home with a well placed drive that will hopefully avoid the 4 fairway bunkers. Ideally, the right side of the fairway is preferred as this will present you with a clearer view into this heavily bunkered green complex with the sanctuary of the clubhouse just over the ridge.

Hole 10 – Waste

The ideal drive here is a slight left to right shot, but be careful not to over do it, as a waste area protects the inside of the dogleg, whilst the narrow green is protected by a large Pine tree.

Hole 11 – The Long

As the name suggests, this is a very long hole and a true par 5 even for the big hitters! Try to shape your drive to turn the right and around corner. This will set up the best position from which to plan the rest of the hole. With your second shot steer clear of the lake down the right and with you approach, be careful to avoid the deep hollows and the mound which protect the right half of green. You will have to work hard for par here!

Hole 12 – The Dip

Depending on the wind direction, your shot across ‘the dip’ could play quite short or very long. Be sure of your club selection and play for the centre of the green.

Hole 13 – Deception

Play down the left side of the fairway in order to open up the green. Too far right and the fairway bunkers come more into play and provide the deception. Check your yardages!

Hole 14 – The swing

You must swing your tee shot from left to right on this long par 3 which plays downhill towards the lake. Anything shot of the putting surface will feed towards the waste areas. Carry too long and surely you’ll be in the lake!

Hole 15 – The Glen

The Glen appears to be wide open and presents the opportunity to open the shoulders for a long drive. However, a carry over a waste area, deep bunkers, an undulating fairway and a narrow green make this a more difficult hole than first perceived.

Hole 16 – Pond

This is an average length but narrow par 5 hole, that requires you must shape your drive from right to left. Should you avoid the 3 fairway bunkers, and then going for the green in 2 shots is a real possibility; however the green is protected by deep bunkers, a small pond on the left and a large lake to the rear.

Hole 17 – Front to back

This par 4 may be short in length but will present a tough test of ability. You must find the fairway off the tee before playing your approach into this elevated and very narrow green which slopes from the front to the back.

Hole 18 – Mountain peak

Drive long and straight towards the mountain peak on this the longest of the par 4 holes. You will need to shape your approach shot from left to right around the Pine tree in the centre of the fairway and make sure you take enough club in order to find the putting surface.

Hole 19 – The Black Hill

From the shadow of the clubhouse, guide your drive onto the higher ground down the right side of the fairway. This will present you with the best line of approach into the green situated on the top of the hill. A drive down the left and you will leave yourself with a tricky blind pitch over a deep greenside bunker.

Hole 20 – Eucalyptus

After an easy start, Eucalyptus presents a much steemer test. From the elevated tee position, you are required to turn your ball from right to left around the corner. From the fairway, you must play a controlled approach shot into the green which is set on the slope of the ridge and protected by the lake on the right and a pot bunker on the left.

Hole 21 – The Pots

This is a short par 3 hole with a heavily contoured and well-protected green. Four very deep pot bunkers guard the front with a fifth bunker to rear. Be sure to find the putting surface or you could be in the sand for a very long time.

Hole 22 – 3 Sisters

Guide your tee shot past the tall pines and the fairway bunkers to set up a mid-iron approach into the green. Check your yardages and be careful to avoid the three sisters who are waiting to catch any misplaced approach shot.

Hole 23 – Split

The fairway for this par 5 sweeps from the left to the right then left again to the green and is split by a belt of dense natural vegetation. Place your drive between the two tall pine trees that frame either side of the fairway. Carry the natural vegetation and aim to land shy of the line of sight bunkers to leave you with a short pitch into the green.

Hole 24 – Aquarius

The only required carry over water on the entire course. Either play to the right of the two pine trees onto the safer high side of the fairway or take the more difficult line to the left of these trees. Naturally, the more difficult line will be rewarded with a much easier approach into this green. Whichever route you take, be sure not to go long with your approach shot, otherwise, you will end up wet!

Hole 25 – Step

From within the chute of trees, try to shape your tee shot from right to left into the green. There is a steep step in the putting surface so ensure that you find the correct level, otherwise, a three-putt or more may be on the card.

Hole 26 - A tight squeeze

As the name suggests, it is a tight squeeze through the trees to find this fairway. Try to place your drive as close as possible to the two fairway bunkers, as this will provide you with the best view of the rest of the hole.With the narrow fairway, it may be prudent to play for this green in regulation and place your approach shot shy of the two greenside bunkers that protect the green

Hole 27 – Lakes

Keeping your drive down the centre of this final fairway is essential here. However, with the cross winds that sweep across these lakes, this may not be easy thing to do. The best line of approach into this green is indicated by the old gnarly pine that sits on the slope. Club selection is important again, as you need enough club to carry over the corner of the lake. Come up short and you will have a wet end to you around.

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Packages with Cornelia Faldo Golf Course

Cornelia Deluxe Resort
5, 6, 7Nights
Unlimited Golf
from 543 €
Cornelia Deluxe Unlimited
Cornelia Deluxe Unlimited golf package includes deluxe all-inclusive accommodation and 4 rounds pre-booked unlimited golf on the Faldo golf course.
Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa
30Nights
Unlimited Golf
from 2700 €
Cornelia Diamond Long Stay
Cornelia Diamond Long Stay golf package includes 30 nights diamond all-inclusive accommodation and unlimited golf on the Faldo golf course.
Cornelia Deluxe Resort
5, 6, 7Nights
2 Rounds
from 462 €
Cornelia Deluxe 2 Rounds
Enjoy Cornelia Deluxe 2 Rounds golf package which includes deluxe all-inclusive accommodation and 2 rounds golf on the Faldo golf course
Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa
5, 6, 7Nights
2 Rounds
from 576 €
Cornelia Diamond 2 Rounds
Cornelia Diamond 2 Rounds golf package includes diamond all-inclusive accommodation and 2 rounds golf on the sensational Faldo Golf Course.
Cornelia Deluxe Resort
5, 6, 7Nights
3 Rounds
from 486 €
Cornelia Deluxe 3 Rounds
Cornelia Deluxe 3 Rounds golf package includes deluxe all-inclusive accommodation and 3 rounds golf on the 27 hole Faldo golf course
Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa
5, 6, 7Nights
3 Rounds
from 585 €
Cornelia Diamond 3 Rounds
Cornelia Diamond 3 Rounds golf package includes diamond all-inclusive accommodation and 3 rounds golf on the 27 holes Faldo Golf Course.
Cornelia Deluxe Resort
30Nights
Unlimited Golf
from 2370 €
Cornelia Deluxe Long Stay
Cornelia Deluxe Long Stay golf package includes 30 nights deluxe all-inclusive accommodation and unlimited golf on the Faldo golf course.
Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa
5, 6, 7Nights
Unlimited Golf
from 644 €
Cornelia Diamond Unlimited
Cornelia Diamond Unlimited golf package includes diamond all-inclusive accommodations and 4 rounds pre-booked - unlimited golf on the Faldo golf course.
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Based on 314 Reviews
tripadvisor

I was staying at the Cornelia Diamond Hotel, so it was conveniently play at the course associated with the hotel. Transfer was easy - a buggy ride, club house and the changing facilities were of standard one would expect on a championship course of this repute The course - exceptionally green with wide fairways planted with trees either side. Challenging bunkers and intimidating water hazards - were all part of the fun. Greens were manicured and smooth like rolling velvet carpet. Buggy is a must especially in the heat but always recommend it. Green fees are half priced if you tee off before 7am or after 4pm. There are 3 nine hole courses - Queen, King and Prince . King course was closed for maintenance the week I played.

24.08.2018
tripadvisor

Really enjoyed the round here , great condition and really memorable ninth and eighteenth holes , made a par on nine and bogey on eighteen to halve the match 😀

01.12.2017
tripadvisor

one of the best course in Belek, superb greens, superb fairways, each hole has its obstacles' cant wait till we go again in 2018

25.10.2017
tripadvisor

Amazing course with amazing staff had a brilliant two days here will definitely be back beautiful from start to finish

17.09.2018
tripadvisor

Played as a group of staying at the nearby Cornelia Diamond hotel. Shuttle bus every 30 minutes to and from the course. On arrival golf clubs taken to buggy area if required. Buggies €30 to hire. Played Princes/King courses. All well sign posted. Courses where good with lush fairways and greens however greens were a little slow. Clubs cleaned after round (nominal fee) and we left our clubs in a locked room as we where playing here the next day. Saved having to load into coach and up to hotel rooms. No all inclusive for Cornelia Hotel Groups which was a little strange. Bottle of beer was about €4. Nice layout of holes with scrub under the pine trees should you miss the fairway but balls were easily found and easy enough to play from back out onto the fairway. Had to play Kings/Princes course on our second visit as we were told Queens was closed for maintenance. Good service all round. Definitely play here again.

22.10.2019
tripadvisor

I am now a gold card holder which I received after ten visits, although I have been here more. Mainly for golf but also with my wife and non golf. Weather is almost guaranteed. - I have been here in April, May,, June, September and November and had just the one light shower in all that time. The hotel is big and you can always find a quite spot if required. I am sure that most visitors haven’t explored the full extent as I have over many years. The ala carte restaurants are good but noe exceptional and the main buffet is superb. I enjoy the ala carte restaurants as you are served in a far quieter atmosphere - personal taste. The Faldo course is superb but nearly all the courses in Belek are of a similar standard. A golfers dream. Only criticism is that over the years I have found the service not to be quite as good as previous years and the staff seem to be less fluid in English. However, I would come again. A week is more than enough!

24.09.2018
tripadvisor

This course is tight but you don’t lose your ball that often unless it goes in the water ,oops good luck

28.09.2018
tripadvisor

A group of four keen golfers visited here this month. We were a bit wary having read some of the reviews, but we were blown away by this amazing course and can't wait to return next year. We were welcome by name on arrival at the course, the check-in and buggy hire process was smooth, the Pro shop was well stocked and well presented and we enjoyed drinks on the veranda ahead of our tee-off time. The driving range is a bit away from the 1st tee, so make sure you have left some time if this is part of your warm up routine. We played the Queens and Kings 9 holes and were staggered at how well crafted the course is. Though not long by modern standards, each shot asks a challenging question of the golfer, and good shots are rewarded. The fairways were more undulating than hump-backed and the scrub land was an important feature of the course, and more natural than the extensive bunkers or water used on other courses. Greens were good and the placement of greenside hazards very clever. Since links golf is a different version of the game, this was unanimously voted the best course we had played (but the search will go on!) So saying, we are counting the sleeps to our return visit.

09.10.2019
tripadvisor

Nice but expensive.It seems every golf course is jumping on the band wagon and charging silly prices.

16.09.2018
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