You can find the Cornelia Diamond golf resort in southern Turkey’s beautiful Belek. It’s home to 27 holes designed by Sir Nick Faldo, split across the King’s, Queen’s and Prince’s courses. Pine tree linings and sandy fairways offer gorgeous scenery but little forgiveness for careless golfers. A ridge runs through the centre of the property which is used in many of the holes as a feature of the course. Elevated tees, greens and bunkers are a prominent feature of this resort, along with stunningly-designed accommodation and excellent service.
Despite having been constructed recently, in 2006, the King has a very classic feel to it, and seems set to become one of Europe’s finest courses. Its first taste of real world-class golf came with hosting the World Amateur Team Championship.
Starting with the back nine holes of the Faldo King and ending with the front nine of the Prince, the Queen represents a range of skillsets, posing itself as a fine challenge to golfers of any level. Pine trees line the course, with beautiful lakes serving as both a lurking danger and a stunning view. Don’t let the natural beauty deceive you – this course has some tricks up its sleeve!
Ending with the back nine holes of the King, the Prince shouldn’t be taken lightly – this course has seen some spectacular rounds. Golfers will need to bring their strategy hats with them on this round.
The Cornelia Diamond is one of the best resorts for those who want a wide variety of accommodation options. Named after their situation within the resort itself, the available choices range from Garden Family rooms – featuring tranquil views of nature and greenery – to peaceful Lake Villas, to the Blue Suites, which boast sweeping Mediterranean scenery and gorgeous decor.