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Course investments pay off at Antalya

3.05pm 18th March 2019 - Courses - This story was updated on Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Guests will find PGA National Turkey Antalya Golf Club’s two golf courses in better condition than ever this year following a €1 million investment in new course and greenkeeping machinery.

Turkey’s premier golfing venue – which boasts two 18-hole championship layouts, PGA Sultan and The Pasha – has further cemented its position among Europe’s elite golf resorts by carrying out a full upgrade of its fleet of Ransomes Jacobsen green, fairway and tee mowers.

In addition to investing in 18 new green and tee hand mowers, PGA National Turkey’s expert team of greenkeepers will benefit from using Ransomes Jacobsen’s latest range of rough, fairway, fringe and top-dressing equipment to keep the courses in pristine condition.

The number of rounds played at the resort rose by almost 95 per cent to 63,000 in 2018 and, with bookings already up by 15 per cent this year, PGA National Turkey is forecasting another record-breaking 12 months.

Michael Jones, director of golf at PGA National Turkey Antalya Golf Club, said: “With the number of rounds being played at the resort increasing with every year, it’s imperative that the resort invests in the latest machinery to cope with the growing demand. The recent feedback that we have received from our guests is that the courses have never been in better condition, and making this latest investment will help to ensure that our golfers will enjoy the best playing conditions all-year round.”

Situated 25 minutes from Antalya, PGA National Turkey Antalya Golf Club’s facilities include two 18-hole courses and two luxury hotels – the 176-room five-star Kempinski Hotel The Dome and the five-star, 442-room, Sirene Belek Hotel, which underwent a €2m room refurbishment programme over the winter.

Complementing the layouts are excellent practice facilities, including a 300m driving range and academy, while the resort recently joined a select group of courses to receive the official endorsement of The Professional Golfers’ Association, being renamed as PGA National Turkey.

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