He began caddying at Istanbul Golf Club and started playing golf in 1992 at the age of 12. He progressed into the top amateur player in Turkey. He was the Turkish Amateur Champion in 1998-99. He was also a member of the Turkish Amateur Team from 1998 – 2000. With 20 Amateur titles to his name, the natural progression was to turn professional in 2001. He moved from Istanbul to Belek. Since being in the area he has taught at the Gloria Golf Club, the National Golf Club and also for Millenium Golf in Antalya.
He has been an integral member of the Cornelia Golf Club team that have made it the great facility that it is today. When The Leadbetter Golf Academies joined the Cornelia team, Academy Director David Louys-Moroney was very pleased that Uğur wanted to join the Leadbetter team to be a Certified Leadbetter Instructor and in 2013 he became a certified Leadbetter Instructor.
Ulas KARATAS - Teaching Professional
He began golf at Kemer Golf & Country Club in Istanbul and started playing golf in 1994 at the age of 14. In a short period of time he progressed into the top amateur player in Turkey. He was the; Turkish Amateur Champion in 2000&2001, Turkish Masters winner of years 2002&2004, Turkish Republic Cup winner in 2002. He was former Turkish National Golf Team member between 2000 – 2004 and played Mediterranean Games in 2000, in Tunisia and World Amateur Team Championship in 2002, in Malaysia.
He turned professional in 2005 and played on Euro Pro Golf Tour as well as at some Challenge Tour tournaments.He started to work in Leadbetter Golf Academy at Cornelia Golf Club in mid 2015 and he is involved in a special instruction programme to become a certified Leadbetter Golf Academy instructor.He is level 2 member of Turkish PGA and can teach fluent in Turkish and English, and basic in Russian.
Great Course.Well maintained,tricky greens,a great test of golf for all levels of player.Frendly staff,good practice area,nice cold beer.
"Great Choice.27 Holes to chose from"
Great course played over a dozen times and always presented well.Need to position well off tee to make your score.Recommended course to play.
Another fantastic course for all golfers alike. Facilities absolutely marvellous. Good assortment of souvenirs to buy at reasonably prices.
“Fantastic golf course”
This is one of the best courses I have played amongst others in Turkey, very pleasantly surprised the the quality of golf in Turkey.
OLIVER PHILLIP E
“Top Golf Course”
Perfectly maintained golf course in a very nice and much enjoyable landscape. Excellent greens, very speedy.
“Nick Faldo at his Best”
3 Courses all different and a true test of good golf, tough but fair and well maintained. Clubhouse is credit to the golf club and there are plenty of people around to help with clubs etc.
Played 2 rounds on the kings and prince and a round on the queens.They where all in excellent condition I must say. The staff was very very friendly and helpful. All the three courses have some great holes and the maintenance is excellent as I stated before. If you buy pictures from the guy who takes photos of you a the first tee, the quality is really good. Great time finished in second place, would love to play these courses again next year.
One of the most beautiful and challenging courses I have played.