The Brief

Create Turkey’s first 36 hole golf resort.

The Result

"He took a piece of Nature’s left overs… and turned it into a golfer’s paradise..”
Golf Digest

"A real shotmaker's course".. Tiger Woods, on 'The Sultan'


This was a difficult site but full of promise. I had the superb EGD partnering me on this one and we decided to dig out most of the swamps, create big lakes and run the tough ‘Sultan’ course through them. For some real risk-v-reward check out the 16th…

We went for balance with a much shorter and more forgiving course, ‘The Pasha’, as the second 18, so that players could decide for themselves what sort of a challenge they were up for.

The Professional Golfers Association branded it as their flagship in Turkey and ‘The Sultan’ hosted the Eisenhower Trophy World Amateur Championship in 2012.

The Turkish Airlines Professional World Finals followed in 2013, when 8 of the world’s top players played , including Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy…