History of
Korineum Golf Course History


Korineum Golf & Beach Resort was a long awaited dream. A three legged international project with forefathers of this idea, a well respected Finnish businessman and developer Mr. Kauko Rastas, Prof. Muhammed Massumi and now owner Dr. Günay Çerkez.

The plot, ‘a natural golf paradise’ was selected due to its location in the 1990s. However the project was only given a start in 2004 and completed at the end of 2006. Following the Grand Opening of the Korineum Golf Course and Korineum Golf & Country Club, the course has been host to thousands of golfers travelling from all over the world. The course is now one of the sought after courses in the Mediterranean. It has been repeatedly visited by golf lovers, golf Pros, well known politicians and sports people from all around the world.


David Hemstock - Course Architectz
(Hemstock Design LTD)

Heading his golf architecture and consultancy company for over 25 years, David is an experienced and qualified Designer, Agronomist and Soil & Water Engineer; a golfer from an early age. He has worked internationally on over 200 projects, building a reputation for dedication, innovation, flair and integrity.

The company works on the full range of projects; from the international championship-level courses (his Asian Tour venue, Amby Valley GC, Mumbai, India, was voted the best in the country in 2006 by the Indian PGA, is a Rolex Top 1,000 course, and venue for the new Golf Premier League Tournament), the Paspalum-grassed Korineum GC in Cyprus; renovation projects at Ulverston GC in the English Lake District, Chandigarh GC in the Punjab, and Clube de Golfe da Ilha Terceira in Portugal.

Peter Harridine - Consultant of Project
(Harridine Golf)

Peter Harradine is the Managing Director and the senior architect of Harradine Golf with overall responsibility and supervision of all Harradine projects.

He has personally designed and co-designed over 160 golf courses in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Peter is building on his father's considerable legacy and is renowned for providing clients with high quality golf courses that are not only sustainable, but enjoyable for players of all standards.


Our signature 5th hole has the golfer engulfed by the mountain's greatness.

As you tee off towards the Mediterranean Sea, your ball traveling through the olive, carob and pine trees, anticipating it’s landing on the fairway, the Beşparmak Mountain Range will be right behind you almost cheering you on with its immense presence. Once on the fairway, the view of the Korineum lake on your right, with birds nestled nearby will be your mind sanctuary for your next shot. At last on the green and cradled by the Beşparmak with a glorious valley just behind. A natural golf paradise.