GLORIA GOLF COURSE (2 x Gloria)
New Course (By Michel Gayon) - Holes: 18 | Metres: 6239 | Par: 72 | Handicap Men: 36 | Handicap Ladies: 40
Much like the Old course only shorter and more open, the Gloria New has held the European seniors tour in May 2007 and was a big success. Off the pro tees the course is not as forgiving as the forward tees but it is one of Beleks shorter courses. The Gloria New golf course, officially opened in November 2005, consists of three rolling lines and features 4 big lakes and 67 bunkers. The Gloria New course is a superb test for every golfer, and was host to the European Senior Tours Classic in 2007. The lake lined 18th hole promises a memorable finish. The designer of the challenging Gloria New golf course, which consists of three rolling lines is again the famous architect Michel Gayon.
Old Course (By Michel Gayon)
Holes: 18 | Metres: 6181 | Par: 72 | Handicap Men: 36 | Handicap Ladies: 40
The course has a beautifully dense forested feel to it, and on some holes you cannot see another fairway or green. The old course was re-shaped to accomodate the New Course but is still as challenging as ever.
The two different courses compliment each other perfectly as the Old is long, narrow and has lots of hazards whereas the New is shorter, more open and greens are more forgiving. Gloria Golf Club was the first resort in Turkey featuring its own on-site golf course. All 45 holes of the Gloria Golf courses have been carefully designed by the French golf course designer Michel Gayon and the Belgian golf project management company J.N.C International, with the cooperation of Turkish Consultants, to suit the Mediterranean climate and impress even the most demanding golfer. The Gloria courses are amidst the pine forest of Belek, at the foot of Taurus mountains. You will find that on Gloria Old Course, each hole will pose an exciting challenge. Opened in September 1997, Michel Gayon's specialty, the "deep" bunker, the 600 square meter greens and 7 lakes of which the largest is 30,000 square meters, are some of the features of the magnificent Gloria Old course. The Old course immediately became a favourite amongst golfers to Turkey, and indeed remains so.
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