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First Links Golf Course in Turkey

12.50am 18th May 2006 - Course Development

LykiaGroup, owner of LykiaWorld in à–là¼deniz, is continuing to diversify its holiday offerings launching new holiday brands with different concepts for different expectations.
Its latest offering, LykiaGolf Antalya, is located right on the coast line of this beautiful area of Turkey, and will be the first ‘links course’ in the whole of the country. It is due to open in May 2007.
Built on a 100 hectare site, LykiaGolf will have 2 courses. The 18 hole championship course which is 6,527 metres long and has a par of 72 and the 9 hole academy course which is 1,254 metres long and has a par of 27.
Both courses are designed by Perry Dye who, along with his father, has designed over 300 golf courses worldwide. There will be no water hazards on the championship course but on the short academy course hole 7 will have an island green. The championship course will have links style bunkering and big waste bunkers.
LykiaGolf is situated near the River Köprà¼à§ay alongside the Mediterranean coast within the province of Antalya, the seventh biggest province of Turkey with a population over 1.5 million. Its neighbour will be its sister resort, LykiaWorld Antalya which will compliment the golf club, where golfers and holidaymakers alike can stay and use all the facilities.
LykiaWorld Antalya will be very similar to LykiaWorld à–là¼deniz and will offer a unique holiday experience to all those staying there with its children’s paradise island, lake bungalow’s island and spa Island.
Attila Silahtaroglu, board member of LykiaGroup and in charge of the LykiaGolf project said, “This is a huge investment for LykiaGroup and by designing and building a world first in Turkey we want to push both Turkey and the resort to the top in the world of golf as well as placing LykiaGroup amongst the leaders in tourism in this country.”
Perry Dye

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