About Belek

Updated: 25 January 2014 Created: 09 October 2013
When thinking about Belek, only one thing comes to mind – golf. Known as the European centre for golf enthusiasts around the world, there are currently more than 17 championship quality golf courses in Belek, some even designed for world renowned pros themselves. 

Belek beachfrontHowever golf is not the only pastime to enjoy in Belek, there is also tourism landmarks such as the Kursunlu Waterfall, and over 100 different species of bird living in the area. There is a hidden cave found at the back of the waterfall, which is ever popular amongst tourists and travellers. Belek is also well positioned along the coast with great transport links to neighbouring towns and cities. Close to Belek is the Hellenistic city of Perge and the ancient Aspendos Amphitheatre which holds up to 15,000 spectators. Side is also close to Belek, and a short drive you can find yourself in almost any part of Antalya under the hour. 

There are also several blue flag sandy beaches stretching for miles along the coast, however parallel to the beaches are hotels, with the golf courses being perched just behind them followed by residences and properties for sale. 

Located in the Serik district in the popular Antalya Province in Turkey, Belek is known as a hotspot for tourism, especially during long summers with golf enthusiasts from all over the world travelling to Belek to sample the courses, the long summer days, and much more. There are currently more than 30 four to five star hotels in the region accommodating tourists year round. 

Belek map TurkeyBeing a tourism hotspot, the population of Belek can swing dramatically depending on what season it is. During summer you can expect up to 80,000 people flocking to Belek, however in low season, Belek dies down to a residential area with numbers dropping to as low as 10,000 as life patters down to a heartbeat of what it is during summer. 

The weather in Belek is generally dry and summery, with over 300 days of sunshine per year; there is never really a bad time to visit Belek. During the summer, weather will never drop below the high 20 degrees, with averages of around 28 degrees and highs into the 40 degrees. Winters see temperatures drop to around 12 degrees, with some rain also expected. 

Belek will only truly be appreciated by a true golfer, someone who enjoys playing on endless golf courses day after day – the area would probably be best described as a holiday destination but nothing more than that. The area has great weather, great golf courses, great tourist attractions, but you could say it lacks a little authenticity. For those with families, we would advise perhaps looking at Side, Side is within easy distance to Belek but boasts a better atmosphere and a strong cultural history and colourful scenery – a perfect area for families to settle. 

There are certainly a few bargains to be found in Belek that’s for sure. A two bedroom apartment can be found for as little as 60,000 Euros, while large 3 bedroom detached villas can be picked from 120,000 Euros. For more luxury options, a budget of up to 250,000 Euros will see you pick up a stunning property for sale in Belek near some of the best golf courses in the Mediterranean.  

With over 17 golf courses in the region, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly what are the best golf courses in the region, you will just have to go and find out for yourself. However, here are our top courses we recommend you try in Belek:

Golf in Belek TurkeyNational: the oldest golf course in Belek, more than 15 years old and a true classic course. There is where it all began in Belek, the established fairways and delicate carved greenery makes for a difficult course to play. Put yourself to the test at the National. 

Montgomerie: The first European golf course designed by the world renowned Colin Montgomerie. The spacious course is wide and very playable. The clubhouse is extremely large in size and is well looked after year round.

Cornelia: Another course designed by a world famous golfer, this time by Nick Faldo. Cornelia is tight and will demand the very best of you, daunting views from the tee-off will make for a challenging round.

Have a read of our detailed guide to golf in Belek by clicking on the link. 

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