Robinson Nobilis - Turkey

Robinson Club Nobilis,
Serik,
Acýsu Mevkii,
Belek,
Antalya,
Turkey


  • +90 242 715 1987

There are plenty of Dave Thomas-designed courses to be found all over the UK and on the continent of Europe. There are more than twenty in Spain, Germany and France. The 18-hole layout at Robinson Club Nobilis was his first venture into eastern Europe and it opened for play in 1998, at the start of the Turkish golfing boom.

Turkey has since doubled the number of tourists who visit annually to over twenty million and a large proportion of them head for the Mediterranen resort of Belek, a half an hour’s drive away from Antalya’s international airport. The area now boasts ten top quality, pay-and-play, golf courses that attempt to satisfy the demands of visitors.

Robinson is a holiday company with resorts catering specifically for golfers in Austria, Germany (plus other Meditteranean locations such as Majorca, Greece and Egypt) and here in Turkey, where they have a 404-bed hotel attached to their 18-hole Nobilis course.

The par 72, 6,666-yard parkland course is routed over a sandy coastal landscape that fronts onto a eucalyptus and pine forest at the foot of the Taurus Mountains. Fairways may be wide and greens on the large side but bunkers, trees and lakes are strategically placed to protect par for the course.

The par threes are attractive holes on the Nobilis, particularly those on the 9th and 16th where tee shots have a substantial expanse of water to carry in order to reach the green.

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Description: The 6,666-yard parkland course at Robinson Nobilis is routed over a sandy coastal landscape that fronts onto a eucalyptus and pine forest. Rating: 5 out of 10 Reviews: 4
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Ian Cranidge

With the small number of reviews it seems the Nobilis Robinson course very much flies below the radar of many golfers visiting the Belek area. It certainly shouldn’t, we added it to our tour and were very glad we did, it’s a quality layout and in excellent condition, undoubtedly the equal of some of the higher ranked courses and probably the best greens we played on all the week. The course asks some tough questions from the start, the opening hole is a long par 4 rated the hardest hole on the course, no gently easing you in! The 2nd isn’t much easier at 430 yards off the yellows, both require long straight drives to give any chance of finding the green, not being straight will inevitably require a wedge out of the trees. That pretty much is the case for most holes, this course places a premium on accuracy from the tee, punishment awaits in a sideways chip out for shots which are off line unless the golfing gods are smiling on you.

The 6th and 8th par 5’s are the highlight of the outward stretch, both clever dog legs which make good use of water and terrain, the 6th green is really tucked away, anyone bold enough to try and reach in two will need to execute a perfect fade to find the green. The 8th is shaped the opposite way and brings water into play both from the tee and the approach, anything left into the green will most likely end up wet. The last two holes coming back are a great finish, 17 a sharp dog leg left, bigger hitters can try and carry the trees leaving short chip in or play for position with a long iron. 18 is a straightforward par 5, a long drive will leave the chance of glory with a fairway wood.

I think this course deserves a much higher place in the Turkey ratings, conditioning as good as any of the courses in the Belek area with excellent greens and plenty of interesting holes, not quite reaching the heights of Carya or the Monty Max but very good all the same.

May 11, 2022
6 / 10
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Raphael Carlier

Played here in December 2021 during 6day golf trip.

For me, best course we played all week.

Course in splendid condition and great lay-out.

January 05, 2022
8 / 10
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Joni Vertell
This course is the nightmare. The lay out is OK and it could certainly receive a 4 and a half or even 5 ball mark BUT this course is the worst kept golf facility I have ever been unfortunate to put my step on.The greens 3/4 of which are brown, ruined fairways and tee-boxes. No more comment on this a true 1 ball mark.
September 09, 2009
1 / 10
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Hugh
November 25, 2009
When did you play the Noblis. I played it last spring and the condition was not brilliant but it was OK, certainly not as low as the rating you gave it.
Keith Baxter

Played the Robinson Noblis in 2003 and was impressed. It's mature beyond its years due to its routing through an old pine forest. Position off the tee is the key to scoring well rather than sheer distance. Tight drives, a smattering of water, plenty of bunkers and raised greesites make the going quite tough. Well worth playing alongside the Sultan, Pasha and National.

March 12, 2007
5 / 10
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