İzmir aims for first golf course
Members of the İzmir Golf Club pose for a photo after organzing a tournament in Kuşadası. The club has hired a plot in Urla and will build İzmir’s first golf course there over the next two years, says Heval Savaş Kaya, the club’s chair.A golf club based in the Aegean province of İzmir aims to open the city’s first golf course in two years’ time, the club’s president has said.
The first and currently only golf club in the city, the İzmir Golf Club that was founded in April 2014, organized its first tournament earlier this month at the Kuşadası Golf Resort.
With the participation of local and foreign golfers, team matches were played on the first day of the event, while the second day witnessed the individual competition.
Speaking at the award ceremony of the tournament, İzmir Golf Club President Heval Savaş Kaya said a plot of land had been rented in the Urla district and a course will be built on the area over the next two years.
“Despite the common belief, golf is not harmful to the environment. In fact, it is a way to preserve green space,” Kaya said.
“As the İzmir Golf Club, we want to increase the number of golfers in İzmir, especially among children and teens, and create a place that families can enjoy together,” he added.