The best course in Belek?
Belek has seen a fantastic explosion of golf projects over the last decades. A large number of great courses have been developed, but they are all traditional parkland courses, all except one, Lykia Links. Being different doesn’t always lead to greatness, but in the case of Lykia Links it has – it is a truly great course.
Lykia Links is located at the “far” end of Belek, on the other side of the river that flows from the mountains to the Med, so if you are playing more than one round at Lykia (and you should – more later) it is best to stay near the course. We chose to stay at the hotel associated with the course, Club Med.
Club Med Belek is a LARGE hotel. It even warns you, airport style (“you are 9 minutes from D gates”) how long it will take you to reach the center of the hotel, up to 7 minutes from the far wings. But with size come many advantages.
For instance, while Club Med is a family friendly hotel with lots of activities for kids, the kid areas have been secluded from the main sections of the hotel. Kids have their own pool and play area, so if you want some peace and quiet after your golf round, kids won’t disturb you. The hotel is also laid out with a main building and two wings in a way that almost every room has a seaview, so it doesn’t feel quite as big.
Speaking of activities, as is customary at Club Med, there are lots of activities for adults, too. You will find pretty much any resort style activity you can imagine, everything from tennis and fitness to windsurfing and sailing. You can even enroll in a circus school, or learn archery. Not to mention golf; group lessons are available for free.
Later in the afternoon, you can enjoy the main pool bar, where refreshments are coming in a steady flow. The hotel, as are all Club Med hotels, is all-inclusive, so food and drinks are free. Usually there is also some show or live music in late afternoon. Non-stop activities if you so choose.
After having previously played many of the courses in Belek it was with great anticipation that we stepped up on the first tee at Lykia. We were not disappointed.