which has a long history and is known for being the most
environment oriented sport, is showing a great development
in recent years in Turkey.
About 50 million people of every gender and layer of society
in nearly 30 thousand fields are playing golf, which is
the oldest sports branch with written rules, and also one
of the most profitable ones.
As golf enables the players to have a break from daily
problems, by spending hours in the nature, it is an ideal
recreation and for some, a way of life.
That is why specialist attribute the improvement of the
prductivity and health of societies, to the increase of
the number of golf clubs.
an approach of diversifying tourist activities and expand
those to the whole year, the Ministry of Tourism is attaching
great emphasis on the golf tourism. To this end, the Ministry
studied areas suitable as golf fields, which are near to
our shores and the high-capacity accommodation plants. The
planning on these areas has already been cocluded.
Golf is a kind of recreation preferred by the high income
level foreign visitors. Taking this into account, the Ministry
has foreseen to include other sports facilities in planned
golf fields and targeted at internationally-compatible standards.
The Ministry aims at holding international golf tournaments
in our country in future years and determined 10 golf fields
to this end.
Under the Tourism Incentive Law No 2634, the Ministry determined
some public areas to be turned into golf fields with all
relevant environmental facilities and allocated these areas