The National Golf Club is a bit special even though it’s relatively new and only opened for play in the autumn of 1994. This is a truly magnificent course, which is routed thoughtfully across gently rolling terrain and through mature pine and eucalyptus trees. The snow-capped Taurus Mountains provide a provocative backdrop especially as the course is bathed in hot sunshine for the vast majority of the year.
European Ryder Cup star David Feherty put his name to the National but we suspect David Jones did much of the work. Nevertheless, this is certainly Feherty’s finest creation and possibly the best work yet from David Jones (but his new PGA Sultan course is pretty good too, and getting better all the time).
The National stretches out to almost 6,300 metres from the tips and it was the host venue for the 1996 and 1997 Turkish Seniors Open. If you choose the right tee box for your standard of golf you will have a whale of time. We bet you won’t be able to contain your smile as you sip a cool post-round drink of your choice on the wonderful terrace that overlooks this superb course.