May 19th, 2016
Gloria to host 2017 Turkish Airlines Challenge Tour Event
Turkey goes from strength to strength as golf destination
Words: John Dean
Gloria Golf Club has been chosen as the host of the 2017 Turkish Airlines Challenge Tour event for the third successive year.
The stunning five-star Mediterranean resort in Belek provided the stage for Frenchman Clément Sordet to claim victory in May and the tournament has now been confirmed on the Challenge Tour schedule for the next three seasons.
After staging the tournament on the Old Course in 2015, Gloria's New Course was used for the first time this year to rave reviews from the players and officials and will again be the venue at next year's event.
Director of Golf David Clare said: "This year's event was one of the best ever. The course was immaculate and we received such positive feedback from the players and officials alike. The fact they were staying on site at the Gloria hotels makes the whole event one of the best weeks on the Challenge Tour for all involved.
"It is very important that we keep hosting such events with the European Tour as it is the perfect platform not just to show off the quality of courses we have here, but also the fantastic hotels and services available. Players, officials and the golfing public realise why it is such a unique golfing destination.
Aside from the two 18-hole courses, there is a nine-hole academy course and practice facilities. But spectators and holidaymakers can enjoy the huge range of facilities the resort has to offer at one of the nearby five-star hotels of the Gloria Hotels & Resorts: Gloria Serenity Resort, Gloria Golf Resort and Gloria Verde Resort - all situated just 45 minutes from Antalya airport.
We think that this is a destination that is on the up and up.