LykiaLinksGolf, a first in Turkey as well as the Southern Meditterranean; unique!.. Located directly by the sea, it is one of the very special golf courses for professionals known as “Links Course” which takes advantage of nature’s texture. Only 300 of the 36.000 golf courses worldwide are links courses.
As with most links style golf courses, the prevailing wind off of the Mediterranean Sea will provide golfers with the challenge they want. The four holes along the Mediterranean Sea – Holes 13, 14, 15 and 16 – are dramatically placed in the dunes and will require skilled shots. Hole #17, with it’s small green and a prevailing cross wind will test even the good golfer. The 18th hole finishes stadium style, with a huge waste area on the right, mounds on the left and a turtle back green that will require the golfer to approach the green with caution. This course will be a challenge for the accomplished golfer, requiring some Scottish style “punch and run” shots. Quilted fairways will remind the golfer of some of the famous golf courses in Scotland that host the British Open tournaments, as an assortment of pot bunkers guard the greens and require placement in the fairway.
All of the holes will have commanding views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding mountain peaks. The style Dye is bringing to Turkey can be seen in the American courses Harbour Town and Kiawah Island – Ocean Course. It offers the finest in Scottish links golf, while still enabling the higher handicap golfer to negotiate the course and have fun. While on some courses the hot Turkish sun may deter a golfer, cool Mediterranean breezes at LykiaLinksGolf Course will provide the golfers a pleasant oasis from the heat of the sun.