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Turkish Airlines Open to feature stunning golf hole in European Tour

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The Turkish Airlines Open, held at the Carya Golf Club in Antalya, Turkey, is home to one of the most outlandish holes that you will find on any golf course on the European Tour.

The 16th hole tees off from a villa rooftop, with golfers having to drive downrange over a large swimming pool and sun loungers.

The par four hole on the course measures 463-yards from tee to pin, and is already proving to be a big hit with golfers on the tour.

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Three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington is certainly pleased with the unique design and said: “I like it. It’s a bit of fun and the hole takes it very nicely," as per The Sun.

"I like anything that’s a little bit different and new, and it’s certainly at a good time in the round.

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"If it was the 18th tee you might think it was a bit of a distraction at that stage, but on the 16th that's fine. Let's go play."

England's Chris Paisley took to Twitter with a more humorous remark. The post reads: "16th tee is on top of a villa this week! Great for European Tour but the people staying there must be fuming."

The Turkish event was established back in 2013 and was played at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course located in Belek, Antalya, until 2015.

For this year's European Tour, the Turkish Airlines Open was moved to the Carya Golf Club, which is also located in the popular resort.

The Carya golf course is a heathlands style course and the design takes inspiration from golf courses situated in Surrey among other areas on the outskirts of London.

The 7,186 yards, par 72 course is a championship golf course located in the heart of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast [also known as the golf coast].

Carya is one of the more popular golf clubs in the region and it boasts Europe's first ever floodlit course, thus allowing even more budding golf enthusiasts to indulge themselves in their favourite pastime, irrelevant of the time of day.

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