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2013 European Tour at the Montgomerie Course in Turkey


montgomerie maxx royal golf courseThe 2013 European Tour is all set to take place in one of the world’s most popular region for golf travel vacation, Belek in Turkey. Scheduled on November 7 to 13 of next year at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal, golfers from all around the globe will surely be pleased with what Belek can offer, from its finest golf courses to many other enchanting spots. The tour serves as a prelude to the DP World Tour Championship to be held in Dubai which is also the final stretch of the next year’s European Tour.

Montgomerie Maxx Royal measures more than 7,100 yards. This par 72 course is said to be the most difficult course in the country since its opening in 2008. The challenges set by the course layout has been tested and proven by the many travelers who have chosen Montgomerie to be their golf holiday destination. Different landscapes like tree-lined forests and sandy seaside comprise the course’s 260 acres of expanse.

The Turkish Golf Federation and International Sports Management (ISM) aims that the major tournament will attract more tourists and golf travelers toward Turkey. The 2013 European Tour will serve as an avenue for more and better exposure of the different golf travel destinations the region has to offer.

The Managing Director of ISM, Andrew Chandler said, “This is just a great move for Turkey. This tournament ticks a lot of boxes for Turkey who are really driving towards a bid for the 2020 Olympics. Hosting big events like this tournament can only help that strategy and to be able to announce a three year deal for a $7 million tournament is a very rare thing these days. I’d like to thank Ahmet in particular because he has been the driving force behind this.” Chandler is also a former European Tour Professional.

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Turkey Hosts the 2013 European Tour


2013 European TourThe 2013 European Tour will be hosted, for the time, by Turkey. The Tour is scheduled one week before the DP World Tour Championship ends its season on November 7 to 10, 2013.

It has been announced that the tournament will be held in the famous Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Belek, Antalya. The world’s most renowned names in golf will compose the seventy-eight players who will compete for the $7 million Turkish Open championship.

The information was shared to the public during the second round of the Turkish Airlines World Golf Finals. This event was an exhibition game consisting of eight players including world number one Rory McIlroy and world number two, Tiger Woods. All these actions are believed to be part of Turkey’s preparation of the 2020 Olympics which the country will also be hosting.

Andrew Chandler, the Managing Director of International Sports Management, said, “This is just a great move for Turkey. This tournament ticks a lot of boxes for Turkey who are really driving towards a bid for the 2020 Olympics. Hosting big events like this tournament can only help that strategy, and to be able to announce a three-year deal for a $7 million tournament is a very rare thing these days.”

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Belek Awarded Best Golf Destination


Belek, a municipality in Serik district, Antalya Province in Turkey, was recently hailed as the Best Golf Destination by the Golf Journal Travel Awards for 2012. The ceremony for this prestigious award was held at ITB Berlin.

Belek, known as the developing golf center of Turkey, is a well-liked tourist destination. The city has a number of charming beaches, natural scenic spots, fascinating historical sites and, of course, some first-class golf courses. Among the most popular golf courses are the Gloria Golf Resort, Nobilis Golf Otel, and Kempinski Hotel The Dome. More than thirty luxury hotels provide accommodations to guests, who come from all over the globe to savor the experience of playing golf in Belek.

The Gloria Golf Resort is considered a Gayon classic. It is situated at the bottom of the Toros Mountain. The 63 deep bunkers of this stunning golf resort cover an area of 16,000 square meters, while its seven ponds cover 30,000 square meters.

The Nobilis Golf Otel features a property of 729,000 square meters with an 18-hole course. It is situated near the Belek Acisu River, beside a natural pine forest.

The Kempinski Hotel The Dome features an outdoor swimming pool with an area of 2123 square meters. It has connecting lagoons and sandy beaches that meet the Mediterranean Sea.

Both business and leisure guests, as well as avid golfers, will surely enjoy the natural beauty of Belek.

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