ACCORDİNG to the press service of the International Association of Golf tour operators (IAGTO), local and foreign tourists pay much attention to such sport as Golf tourism. In Turkey, over the past year, the income from Golf tourism has increased by 40%. In accordance with the release of the Association, for the above period on the territory of Turkey there were more than 500 000 games for tourists, which brought in an income of 130 million U.S. dollars. According to the head of the International Association of Golf tour operators in Turkey Kakhit Shahin, on average, every tourist who comes to Turkey to play Golf, spends from 1200 to 1500 euros. “Golf tourism is developing well in regions such as Antalya, Belek. Our Golf courses are considered the best after the courses in Spain and Portugal”, – Shahin said. Kakhit Shakin noted that the Ministry of culture and tourism plans to increase the number of fields, and all the fields correspond to the international standards.