Autumn start for Belek GC

By AML

The latest development in the Turkish golf hotspot of Belek is expected to start construction in the next month.

Belek Golf Club, which developers say should open in 2012, will be unlike most of the courses already in play in the region, as it will be a US-style golf and real estate development, the second to come on stream in the region. The first is the European Golf Design/Annika Sorenstam project Olivion Golf Club, already in construction. Until now, Belek developments have been unable to include freehold real estate as part of their plans, as the land on which most sit is leased from the Turkish government.

Belek GC will be designed by Integral, Jose Maria Olazabal’s practice, and will be part of an 840 acre community designed by US masterplanning firm EDSA. Troon Golf will manage the course.

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