Background

Gloria Old & New


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 situated amidst the pine forest of Belek, at the foot of Taurus mountains.


Each hole is an exciting challenge on the Gloria Old Course. 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.


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 9 hole Gloria Verde academy course is one of the best 9 hole academy courses in Europe, and open to players of all handicaps at selected times. It is possible to combine 9 holes on Verde with 9 holes on another Gloria course for a different 18 hole combination, and this is often done in high season when the course is busy. Gloria's great practice facilities and 45 holes make it ideal for teaching groups. Gloria's Club House is tastefully decorated and features a restaurant, bar and pro-shop.


Currently there is a plan for a slight redesign of the Gloria Golf Club courses to carry the Greg Norman signature, which promises to be an exciting revamp of two already very popular courses.