Gloria | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

The Gloria Resort in Belek is one of the most well-rounded resorts in Continental Europe. Split into three resorts, the Gloria Verde, Gloria Serenity and Gloria Golf, the resort sits on the Mediterranean coast in the Antalya region of south Turkiye,  situated within a ten mile stretch of land that sees a total of ten resorts on our European Golf Resorts list, including the likes of the Maxx Royal, Antalya GC and Kaya Palazzo. 

The Gloria Golf Resort is the home to three courses and 45 golf holes. The Old Course was one the earliest courses to be built in the country, and was quickly followed by the New Course. Both are 18-holes, and feature plenty of water features and other hazards. The newest course at Gloria, the Verde, is a short but difficult 9-hole track, in which golfers must bring their ‘A’ game.

In terms of accommodation, the Gloria Resort has plenty to offer. With a variety of accommodation across the Verde, Golf and Serenity Resorts, all of which offer something slightly different, all guests at Gloria will find exactly what they are looking for.

The resort also includes the Gloria Sports Arena, a state of the art multi-sport training complex. The centre is the home of a Sports Medicine & Athletic Performance Centre, which aids recovery and rehabilitation. All three sections of the resort have spas, each specialising in something slightly different.

In short, a trip to Gloria is a trip well thought out. Gloria provides everything you could wish for in a golfing holiday, from world class courses, world class accommodation and much, much more…

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Gloria Overview | NCG Top 100s: European Golf Resorts

Turkiye's Only 45-Hole Golfing Resort

Gloria is the biggest golfing resort in the country, with three golf courses. 45 holes of championship level golf wind their way around the resort. There are two 18-hole courses, the New and Old, with the 9-hole Verde Course being the icing on the cake. 

The Old Course
The Championship Old Course opened in 1997, and is one of the first golf courses to be designed and moulded into the Turkish landscape. It has become a firm favourite of golf visitors to Turkiye, with beautiful tree lined fairways and views of the Taurus Mountain range. 

The Old Course has six lakes in play across its 18-hole lay-out, with water coming into play on eight holes. Importantly, it is in your eye-line from the very beginning, with the approach into the par-5 1st hole being over the water. Both par-3s on the front nine are also played over water, with the closing hole on the Old Course also being a par-3 in front of the clubhouse. 

The New Course
Gloria’s second 18-hole track, the New Course, was also designed by Michel Gayon. Like its older brother, the New has plenty of water hazards to deal with. On nine of the last 11 holes, players will have to contend with daunting lagoons. The signature 17th hole features an island green. At only 125 yards from the tips, it is not a long hole, but any mis-hit shot will end up wet.

The Verde Course
The Verde is Gloria’s 9-hole jewel. The resort’s newest course, it has quickly become one of the top nine-hole courses in all Europe, located among natural pine trees and lakes. The ‘Verde Select’ 18-hole route can also include either the front or back nine from the Old or New Courses. 

Gloria Golf Training Academy & TrackMan Firsts

The Gloria Golf Training Academy is the first of its kind in Turkiye. There are PGA qualified professionals and even a Physical Performance Coach, with the Academy having the facilities to help both the physical aspect of the game, alongside fine-tuning golfers' swings. 

There are 48 covered bays on the driving range, plus six grass tee areas, five putting greens and seven chipping greens to hone short game skills. The Academy Clubhouse is home to Turkiye's first specialist putting centre with PuttView, PuttView X and Quintic technology.

The driving range is also the first full TrackMan range in an European Resort with 48 bays all with a 27 inch screen & TrackMan radar technology. Along with golf tuition, there is coaching on the mental side of the game with a qualified golf psychologist. A qualified DP World Tour referee is also on hand for a two-day course spent on the golf course, teaching all the rules that every golfer should know.

World Class Accommodation

Accommodation at Gloria is split into three sections; Golf, Serenity and the Verde resorts, all of which provide a different experience. 

Gloria Golf Resort
Located on the southern side of the venue, the Gloria Golf Resort is perfect for those coming to play on any of Gloria’s three championship golf courses.

Rooms at the Gloria Golf Resort come well-equipped with coffee machine, LCD TV, and Wi-Fi. Suites and family suites are also in the main building, with three types of villas in the Garden section of the resort. The Gloria Villa, Executive Villa and the Owner Villa are all great options for families. 

Gloria Serenity Resort
Serenity is the most luxurious area of the resort, with seven different types of villa, plus Superior Rooms, Superior Laguna Rooms, Suites and King Suites in the hotel.

The villas range up to 1400 square metres with room for up to 12 people in the Presidential Villa. The majority of the villas in the Gloria Serenity Resort have their own private pool, along with Jacuzzi baths and the latest Bvlgari bath and shower products. 

Gloria Verde Resort
Verde Resort is at the south western corner of the resort. Gloria Verde has eight types of accommodation, ranging from standard rooms to a Presidential Villa. 

 Rooms and suites are all located in the resort’s main building. Even the standard room, the entry-level  accommodation, is equipped with a king-sized bed, LED TV and all the mod-cons you could expect. There are then suites ranging from junior suites to deluxe and family suites. 

The Select Villa comes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which has a Jacuzzi bath. There is also a washing machine for those enjoying a longer stay in the resort, while all Select Villas have private access to the Garden pool. The most exclusive property in the Gloria Verde Resort is the Presidential Villa, which can sleep ten people and has its own private pool and a private chef. 

Gloria Sports Arena

The Gloria Sports Arena is an internationally-renowned multi-sports training complex, which also houses a Sports Medicine & Athletic Performance Centre. 

The Sports Arena is home to a 400 metre, eight-lane running track, and  a full-size football pitch. There is also an aquatics facility for diving, swimming and water polo. 

The indoor sports hall can facilitate a wide range of sports, including basketball and netball, while the professional team in the Performance Centre can help to aid recovery, regeneration and rehabilitation.

FAQs about Gloria

Where is Gloria located?
Gloria is located in a golfing paradise on the southern coast of Turkiye, looking out onto the Mediterranean Sea. No fewer than nine other resorts on the NCG Top 100 European Golfing Resorts list are located within a ten mile radius of Gloria. Antalya, is around 25 miles to the west. 

What is the nearest airport to Gloria?
The nearest airport to Gloria is Antalya, no more than a 40 minute drive. The airport has daily flights to the majority of European countries, with multiple flights to the UK. 

What golf facilities does Gloria offer?
Along with the three courses, the resort also plays host to the Gloria Golf Training Academy. The Academy is the home to the first and only fully-integrated TrackMan system in Continental Europe. It comprises 48 covered bays with six grass tee areas. There are also five putting greens, six bunkers and seven chipping greens.

Does Gloria offer golf lessons?
The Gloria Golf Training Academy has the largest facilities in the country and provides lessons for golfers from all walks of life, ability and time available. Individual lessons and four-day golf packages are available from the Golf Training Academy, while throughout the summer, they put on free lessons for guests of the hotel. 

What are the green fees at Gloria?
April, May, September and October are the most expensive times of the year to play at Gloria. The Old Course will set you back €180 for a round during those four months of the year. The cheapest round on the Old Course will come through the winter months, at €110.

Those prices are also similar for the New Course at Gloria, with the highest and lowest prices both being about €10 less than the Old Course. A round on the Verde Course will cost €110 for the 9-holes, but it will be more if you choose to add 9 holes from either the New or Old Course on to it to make 18.

Is Gloria suitable for families?
Each of the three resorts mentioned above have special areas designed just for children and teenagers. Both the Verde Resort and Golf Resort have a Kids’ Club, with the latter being the home to a Kid’s Club Cinema as well. There is also an Aquapark at the Golf Resort, along with a specialised kids pool. 

What accommodation is on offer at Gloria? 
There is pretty much every type of accommodation that you could think of on offer at Gloria. The three different resorts that make up the overarching Gloria brand in Belek all have a variety of options. There are rooms and suites which all are a part of the resort’s main buildings, while private villas are also available for larger families to stay in. 

What other resorts are nearby?
Gloria is in a prime spot for golf, with several other resorts on the NCG Top 100 European Golf Resorts list within a ten mile stretch of land on the Belek coastline.

Antalya GC, Carya, Cornelia, Kaya Palazzo, Maxx Royal Belek, National Golf Club, Robinson Nobilis, Sueno and Titanic Cullinan Links are all within 15 minutes of Gloria.

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