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.
This Hotel is 1st class in every department from the minute you arrive to when you leave service with a smile Mustafa Aker at the dome bar is number 1 waiter in belek and Iren of the Entertainment team Is the dancing Queen food excellent and drinks all premium had t bone steak at the forest pub lovely.
Played the kings and Queens golf course superb condition and some tremendous golf holes already looking for a booking for returning in September October .
Congratulations to the manager of this hotel it's simply the best.
Top quality hotel, and Golf course both, in excellent condition, great value for money with excellent food preparation and variety. Golf, Kitchen and serving staff were polite and helpful as were the reception and bar staff. The entertainment staff went above and beyond to make you feel welcome especially Katya Ella and the rest of their team. I would recommend this venue for a 'great' vacation.
Very good hotel in Belek
We were 16 from Norway who traveled to Belek for golf. Cornelia Diamond was the hotel, with King, Queen and Prince as three 9-hole courses.
The rooms were very good, newly refurbished I think they were too, but very nice bathroom. Only negative was that the terrace only had a chair and no table. Huge buffets for both lunch and dinner. Absolutely amazing dishes and lots of good food. Fair service in the restaurant and bars. A little far to walk from the room to the restaurant and the reception desk, but, but ...
The transfer to the golf course worked very well. A good stay.
Room Tip: Ask for a room not so far from the elevator
This is one great golf course
Excellently designed in wonderful surroundings this really is a lovely and at times very demanding golf course. The course has three nine hole courses the King, the Queen and the Prince and for 18 holes it’s your choice and they are all exceptional.