The Montgomerie Maxx Royal rated best golf club in Turkey

The rankings of the best golf clubs and courses in Turkey according to golfers, the Golfers' Choice Awards 2016, are known!

20 APRIL 2016, AMSTERDAM
Summary
Golfers have awarded The Montgomerie Maxx Royal with the title of best golf club of Turkey in 2016, with an average rating of 8,44. The Golfers' Choice rankings are compiled based on 300,000 reviews from golfers across Europe on Leadingcourses.com.

New number 1 club in Turkey
Over 250,000 golfers visit Leadingcourses.com each month. Based on their rankings, The Montgomerie Maxx Royal, with an average rating of 8,44, has been voted 'best golf club overall' in Turkey in the Golfers' Choice Rankings. The rankings for best golf club are compiled based on numerous aspects influencing the quality of the golf club, such as the golf course itself, the overall impression of the club, maintenance, facilities such as practice facilities, clubhouse and the perceived value for money.

The Montgomerie Maxx Royal is located in the Belek region of Turkey, 30 km to the east of Antalya on the Turkish Mediterranean coast. The golf course is set within 104 hectares of picturesque, mixed pine forest and sandy ridges. The feel of the natural environment has been maintained, thereby enhancing the particular characteristics of the golf course. The course meanders through a pine forrest and water comes into play at several holes because of eight lakes that are layed out around the course. The Montgomerie Maxx Royal has been host to the Turkish Airlines Open since the start of the tournament in 2013.

"At the Montgomerie Maxx Royal we are delighted to have been voted as No. 1 Golf Course in Turkey for 2016", says Cahit Şahin, General Manager at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal. "As the original host venue for the Turkish Airlines Open we strived to maintain the levels required for a top tournament for all our guests when they came to play, thus giving them the opportunity of re-creating their own version of the ‘Turkish Open’. The entire team at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal, take great pride in their work and our inclusion into the prestigious network of European Tour Destinations was reward in itself. However being independently voted as No.1 Golf Course in Turkey by the public is even more special and gives further impetus to all of us in maintaining and hopefully improving upon what we have achieved so far."

The Montgomerie Maxx Royal took the first place from Antalya Golf Club, who are now sixth in the rankings. Kuşadasi International Golf maintain their second place in the rankings of best golf club. Situated on the Aegean coast of Turkey, this club with stunning views of the Samos Island and the Aegean Sea is rated with a rating of 8,40. Carya Golf Club, also located in Belek, makes a move from 5th place, into the top-3 of best golf clubs in the country. Carya Golf Club will be hosting this years Turkish Airlines Open.

LykiaLinks Antalya has the best golf course
When golfers only rate the course itself - so without looking at other elements, such as the appreciation for the clubhouse and practice facilities - golfers choose the Championship Course of LykiaLinks Antalya as their number 1. LykiaLinks Antalya makes full use the natural landscape and texure of its seaside location. Located on 60 hectares of land and stretching for 6950 m along the sandy beach and blue waters, LykiaLinks Antalya is the only genuine links golf course in the Mediterranean. The Championship Course is rated with an 8,60. Number 2 in the rankings is the Montgomerie Golfcourse at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal. This course scores only 0,01 point less than the number 1. The top-3 of best golf courses in Turkey is completed by the PGA Sultan course of Antalya Golf Club. This European Golf Design course scores an 8,50.

Kuşadası International Golf offers great value for money
If you are price conscious golfer, then Kuşadası International Golf is a great choice. With a greenfee of € 60 it offers great value for money. If only the price-quality ratio is taken into account, then Kuşadası International Golf scores an 8,27 and leads the Best Price / Quality rankings. Runner-up in the rankings is Sueno Golf Club in Belek. With a greenfee of € 110,- it's not cheap to play at Sueno Golf Club, but according to golfers the money is worth it and they rate the price/quality with an 8,06. Titanic Golf Club is third with a 7,85.

Hospitality also important for Kuşadası International Golf
Not only the quality of the golf course, but also the service level and customer satisfaction are important for the experience of the golfer. When it comes to hospitality, Kuşadası International Golf does a terrific job. They score an 8,88. Runner-up is Sueno Golf Club with an 8,46 and The Montgomerie Maxx Royal completes the top-3 with an 8,12.

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Every year numerous rankings circulate, announcing the best golf courses in a specific country. The Golfers' Choice rankings of Leadingcourses.com stand out because they are based on the opinions of actual golfers, all of them available online at any time. This makes these rankings the most up-to-date, transparent and independent in the golf industry. Rankings are only compiled if enough reviews have been gathered for that specific country. In 2016, rankings will be published for The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Sweden, Spain, Cyprus, Portugal, Wales, Scotland, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates in addition to Turkey.

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Quotes
"The Golfers' Choice rankings of Leadingcourses.com stand out because they are based on the opinions of actual golfers, all of them available online at any time. This makes these rankings the most up to date, transparent and independent in the golf industry." Jeroen Korving, Managing Director Leadingcourses
"Being independently voted as No.1 Golf Course in Turkey by the public is very special and gives further impetus to all of us in maintaining and hopefully improving upon what we have achieved so far." Cahit Şahin, General Manager The Montgomerie Maxx Royal.
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