A golf club based in the Aegean province of Izmir 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 ızmir Golf Club that was founded in April 2014, organized its first tournament earlier this month at the Kusadası 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, Izmir Golf Club President Heval Savas 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 Izmir Golf Club, we want to increase the number of golfers in Izmir, especially among children and teens, and create a place that families can enjoy together,” he added.