If you are looking for a fun family holiday with a relaxed atmosphere and a fun golf course, Wyndham Residences Kusadasi Golf & Spa is well worth checking out. Situated on the West Coast of Turkey, overlooking the Aegean Sea, guarantees this resort sunny, warm weather throughout the summer months.
Many travelling golfers opt for the south coast of Turkey, due to the high density of golf courses. Kusadasi is a little more out the way, but after a few days’ play, we can confirm it is a hidden gem up on the west coast.
Positioned up in the hills, the course has some stunning views inland and out over the bay, with the Greek Island of Samos popping in and out of view as you wander around the front 9. This is certainly one of the coolest locations we’ve been to play golf.
Due to the hilly terrain and dry climate, the course is well kept but is a little rustic and has some bare patches when you move off the fairways and greens. However, the sheer fun of playing this course makes up for its less-than-immaculate condition.
The front 9 offers many elevated tees, hitting into sloping fairways and greens. The short 5th hole is a particularly cool hole, offering views back to the clubhouse and across the bay to the Greek Islands in the distance.
The back 9 is where this really gets lively. The straightforward 10th is then followed by the 350-yard (drivable) 11th which drops 60-yards from tee to green. The elevation drops and fun features continue as you hit into the postage stamp green on the par 3 12th and then battle uphill on the long par 4 14th.
Around the golf course, you have a beautiful clubhouse offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with views over the bay. There is also a putting green, chipping green and a golf range with amazing views out over the Aegean Sea.
Wyndham Residences Kusadasi Golf & Spa overlooks the golf course and offers a free shuttle bus between the main resort and golf clubhouse (2 mins drive or a 10 min walk). The resort offers various apartments from classic one-bedroom to penthouse duplex suites with a hot tub on the top floor balcony.
The accommodation is super spacious and is just what you need for a fun week of activities with friends or family.
Food & drink
One of the great perks is the all-inclusive food and drink that comes as a guest at the resort. The main buffet restaurant offers an incredible range of foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the fresh fruits and salads being a highlight.
There is also the Oaks Restaurant and Golf Clubhouse for those wanting a more bespoke dining experience. In these two restaurants, the food is of a higher standard than in the main buffet restaurant, with some really nice dishes. The in-resort food is good, we’d suggest 4-star, rather than 5-star during our visit.
What the resort may lack in al-a-carte food it more than makes up with activities. Just the 11 swimming pools in-resort, water slides, tennis courts, table tennis, mini-golf, gym, multiple play areas and the on-site spa complete with Jacuzzi, Sauna and a Turkish massage that is well worth booking in for.
You’ll have a tough time fitting in half of the in-resort activities during a week – great news for active families and those looking for a few days of golf and lots of fun between rounds.
The magic of Wyndham Residences Kusadasi Golf & Spa lives in the staff who work there – there is no doubt you’ll receive 5-star service. We talked to many staff during the week and learned many personal stories. They work hard and take such pride in their jobs, going above and beyond to make your stay memorable.
The beautiful hillside location does mean you are not within walking distance to the local town (Kusadasi), and unlike the south of Turkey, you aren’t blessed with multiple golf courses close by. Izmir (90 minutes drive north) and Bodrum (90 mins drive south) are the two closest locations with golf courses worth checking out.
However, the beauty of the Wyndham Residence is that you have accommodation, golf and activities in the resort all week, with no need to drive or organise any external travel. The other advantage of the location is the additional adventures you must try to squeeze into your week’s stay.
Ephesus day trip
Ephesus is thought to have been founded in ~600 BC. Occupied over the centuries by the Ottoman, Greek and Roman empires. It is a vast site that allows you to peer back in time. Take plenty of water and make sure you hire a tour guide – a great guide will turn this place into a 2-hour epic movie.
Boat trip to Buyuk Menderes National Park
Buyuk Menderes is a national park situated 10km south of Kusadasi. It is a rustic adventure as you make your way via minibus down to the bustling port of Kusadasi, but once the boat leaves the port and docks in the first national park bay, for a swim, you’ll be delighted you made the trip – it is stunning.
There are multiple options for arranging boat trips at Wyndham Residences, from group trips to more private, bespoke tours.
Our perfect itinerary for golfers at Wyndham Residences Kusadasi Golf & Spa
- Monday – Rest, relax, eat, and enjoy the sunset.
- Tuesday – Breakfast in the clubhouse followed by 18 holes, then hit one of the pools.
- Wednesday – Day trip to Ephesus with a tour guide, nip to Sirince for a late lunch and wander.
- Thursday – 18 holes golf, lunch in the clubhouse and a relaxing afternoon by the pools.
- Friday – Boat trip to Buyuk Menderes National Park.
- Saturday – Morning Spa followed by a sports day at the resort.
Golf Insider verdict
If you are wanting a low-stress, fun family holiday where you can fit in a few rounds of golf by yourself or with your family Wyndham Residences Kusadasi Golf & Spa resort is a great choice. This is also well worth checking out if you are looking for a great-value, all-inclusive golfing trip away with your buddies.
The golf course is perfect for a fun few days of golf, with enough challenge to keep you coming back. The resort offers a bundle of other activities in the resort and all the food, drink and sun you’ll need to relax after a tough round.
You can check availability at Wyndham Residences Kusadasi Golf & Spa here.
Frequently asked questions about the resort
Below we’ll answer the most frequently asked questions when visiting the resort.
What activities are available at Wyndham Residences Kusadasi Golf & Spa
There is an extensive list of activities at Wyndham Residences Kusadasi Golf & Spa including:
- 11 swimming pools
- Water slides
- Table tennis
- Kids activities
- Water aerobics
- Giant chess
- Golf (additional cost)
- Spa treatments & Turkish baths (additional cost)
What is included when you book?
All accommodation includes food and drinks at the main buffet restaurant and free access to all the activities above. With certain accommodation options, you’ll also receive free food and drink at The Oaks and Clubhouse restaurant, check here for details.
How big are the apartments?
The apartments at Wyndham Residences Kusadasi Golf & Spa range from 48m2 to 117m2, very spacious for resort apartments.
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