DANISH STAR KJELDSEN JOINS PGA NATIONAL TURKEY FAN CLUB
PGA National Turkey Antalya Golf Club has hosted some of the biggest names in golf, and four-time European Tour winner Søren Kjeldsen has revealed that he enjoyed playing at the resort so much he returned for another round just three days later.
Kjeldsen took time out from an early-season family holiday in the Belek region to visit the resort for the first time with his two sons, Emil and Mads, to play its acclaimed PGA Sultan course.
The par-71 layout has hosted of numerous high-profile tournaments including the 2012 Turkish Airlines World Golf Final – which featured the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and eventual winner Justin Rose – and Kjeldsen and his boys enjoyed their first experience to such an extent that they played it again a few days later.
The 42-year-old Dane, who partnered Thorbjørn Olesen to win the World Cup for Denmark for the first time in 2016, said: “(The visit) has been great. I have been to Belek before for the Turkish Airlines Open but this was my first time here at the PGA Sultan Course, and it is a wonderful course.
“I really like it and it’s a great layout. The facilities are great with the clubhouse, and the whole atmosphere has been first class. I will be absolutely returning to Turkey. This won’t be the last time for sure.
“There’s the Turkish Open later this year but, for me, it’s the first time coming here on holiday and I will certainly do that again.”
The first golf resort in Turkey to feature 36 holes and situated 25 minutes from Antalya, PGA National Turkey Antalya Golf Club is regarded among Europe’s premier golf resorts. Its extensive facilities include two 18-hole golf courses – the PGA Sultan and The Pasha – as well as two hotels, the 176-room luxury five-star Kempinski Hotel The Dome and the five-star, 442-room, Sirene Belek Hotel.
Complementing the layouts are excellent practice facilities including a 300-metre 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.
Away from the fairways, hotel guests can enjoy access to numerous other sports and leisure facilities including tennis, football, various watersports, kids’ clubs, fabulous pier and two luxury spas, while the resort also offers an array of opulent culinary experiences at a variety of bars and restaurants.
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