Over 350,000 golfers visit Leadingcourses.com each month. Based on their rankings, The Montgomerie Maxx Royal – with an average rating of 8,49 – has been voted Best Golf Club in Turkey in 2018 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.
Third year in a row for The Montgomerie Maxx Royal
The Montgomerie stands for quality. It has been designed by architect Colin Montgomerie, who is an eight-time Order of Merit winner in the European Tour. He has so much understanding of the game that his design can be considered a masterpiece in Antalya. The course is only 10 years old as it has been designed in 2008. It has hosted the European Tour’s Turkish Airlines open since 2013. All the facilities are top-notch and the course is outstanding, according to its visitors.
Carya Golf Club is on the runner up position with a rating of 8,25. Carya Club is located in Antalya’s Belek Region and is the first classic, heathland style golf course to be built on Turkeys Mediterranean coast. Kuşadası International Golf completes the top-3 with their rating, which is also an 8,25!
The Montgomerie Maxx Royal 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 Montgomerie Golfcourse on The Montgomerie Maxx Royal as their number 1, with an average rating of an 8,6. Last year they were number two, but this year they take the top position on the rankings! On the second place is the PGA Sultan Course at the Antalya Golf Club. The top three is completed by Carya Golf Club with their Championship Course.
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At the end of 2017 more than 350,000 reviews about golf courses (in nine different languages) were available on Leadingcourses.com. All reviews on Leadingcourses.com are verified and manually approved by a dedicated content team. Golfers who review multiple golf clubs receive a higher status and his or her review will therefore have more weight (and thus more impact) in the overall score of a club. To avoid any manipulation of the rating, various checks and balances are in place to track and signal questionable conduct by users.
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