For a wise investment opportunity, anyone looking to purchase property in Belek is on the right track. Holding a prestigious status as the golfing capital of Turkey, the real estate market maintains an exclusive reputation. Whether you want to look at freehold 1 to 5-bedroom apartments for sale, a furnished traditional townhouse, or a luxury detached villa with private pool, we are here to guide you through the buying process, as an established and professional real estate agent.
About Property in Belek
Unlike golf resorts in other popular expat destinations, investment property is not integrated into the golf courses, which means fairways aren’t overlooked by lines of luxury villas or townhouses. That said, many villas for sale sit near courses with views of a fairway.
Most luxury properties sit on small complexes off the major road running along the coast between the town centres of Belek and Kadriye, or on plots around these two town centres. Most property for sale includes modern apartments, townhouses, or villas on small, gated low-rise complexes with a shared pool, sea view, communal garden, and parking. Off-plan, resale and new-build houses for sale in Belek are also popular. The main buying area outlined above is within a 20-minute walk from the beach, but a dolmus bus-stop for getting around the resort is never far away.
An obvious benefit that comes with any house for sale in a golf resort with such a great choice of world-class golf courses, and Blue Flag beaches, is strong rental potential by advertising a villa for rent. It is common for foreign owners in Belek to gain rental income for much of the year, reserving a week or two for themselves, outside of high season. Several key-holding and rental management companies in Belek can assist with this if required. Now that Belek hosts PGA tournaments, owners can expect rental demand to rise around the dates of these competitions.
About Belek in Turkey
Thanks to rapid growth in the last 10 to 15 years, after the Turkish Government, pinpointed the resort as a future centre for tourism, annual numbers of golf tourists to Belek average those that visit Portugal’s Algarve. Meanwhile, inland of the pine-fringed golf courses, new residential developments of apartments, townhouses and villas stretch inland in neat rows and are the principal feature of the property market.
Belek hosts golf players and fans from all over the world – Antalya’s international airport, the second busiest airport in Turkey and anywhere along the Mediterranean, is just 30 minutes away from the resort’s centre. Half an hour east is the charming family resort of Side, and 45 minutes beyond that is Alanya.
Belek refers to a stretch of beachfront around 10 kilometres long, fringed by dozens of four- and five-star all-inclusive hotel complexes. Behind these hotels are the championship golf courses – around 12 courses split between 10 clubs. On the other side of the golf courses, you will find a wide choice of golf properties for sale.
There is a small-town centre in Belek, with amenities, bars, and restaurants. Still, the residential area of Kadriye, two to three miles west along the coastal road, is as integral to the overall resort and includes many real estate listings. The centres of Belek and Kadriye are both modern and purpose-built, direct results of Turkey’s booming golf property and tourism, which took off in the 1990s when the first club, the National, opened there. Once golf fever got a grip, the flat farmland bordering the coastline transformed.
That said, the area around Belek is rich in history, dating back to 4BC. This includes the nearby town of Serik, five miles inland, which is the site of significant Sillion, a colony of the Kingdom of Pergamon, and Aspendos, one of the most famous Greek Pamphylian cities. Aspendos is on the point where the Kopru River meets the sea – once an important port and a commercial centre, it had a reputation for raising the world’s best horses and the odeon, basilica, galleria, and fountains.
Why Golfing Properties Feature in Belek
Belek is a rising star in the international golfing arena for foreigners, making this a wise property investment. Named ‘Europe’s Best Golf Destination’ at the Golf Magazine Awards in 2013, this year is also when the first Turkish Open took place as part of the European Tour International Schedule.
Based on a three-year, $7-million agreement, the Turkish Open took place at the stunning Montgomerie Maxx Royal Club. As a precursor to this, in October 2012 the impeccable Antalya Club in Belek hosted the first Turkish Airlines World Golf Final, an elite event won by the UK’s Justin Rose that saw eight of the game’s best players, including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, go head to head. The Ladies European Tour also play at the National in Belek.
Besides the Montgomerie Maxx Royal, National and Antalya Clubs, the latter boasting two 18-holes courses, golfers in Belek can also enjoy a round or two at the Cornelia Faldo Club, the Gloria Club (two 18-hole courses, one nine-hole), the heathland Carya Club, the Sueno Club, set amongst pines and dunes, the Kaya Eagles Club, the 27-hole Tatgolf club and on the eastern edge of Belek, the Robinson Nobilis Club. At least five courses are PGA championship standard, and all boast well-equipped clubhouses, experienced pros, and top-class amenities, including club hire.
Owners of luxury property in Belek should take advantage of excellent golf packages including rounds at professional, esteemed courses for discounted green fee prices. Members of the Kadriye Belek Golfing Society get attractive discounts, not only at most of the courses but also in some shops, bars, and restaurants around the resort. It is worth booking a package before visiting Belek or passing on the tip to anyone interested in a villa rental.
Belek for Non-Golfers
Turks and foreigners often look at buying a property in Belek because of non golfing activities. Beaches offer many water sports and beach activities, from sailing and windsurfing to water-skiing. The Belek Beach Park is a waterside facility, where a small fee gives access to high standard sun-beds, restaurants, water sports, boat trips and changing rooms.
Back on dry land, other facilities throughout the resort include floodlit tennis, gyms and spas, football pitches (football tourism is growing in Belek, and the resort has unique facilities to host international teams, such as at the Adora Resort). Also visit Belek Dolphin Aquarium and various water parks like Troy Aqua Park at the Rixos Premium Hotel, the biggest in the Mediterranean region.
Kadriye and Belek are surrounded by pine forests and eucalyptus groves, an area known for its abundant flora and fauna, with the jagged Taurus Mountains forming the backdrop to the rolling hills all around.