The Turkish Airlines Open features a tee box on the roof of a villa
By Keith Jackson
Last Updated: 01/11/16 4:10pm
European Tour stars will face the unusual prospect of teeing off from the roof of a villa as the Race to Dubai Final Series kicks off at this week's Turkish Airlines Open.
The picturesque Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort in Antalya hosts the event for the first time, and tournament officials took the decision to construct a new back tee on top of one of the many holiday homes situated around the course.
The villa behind the 16th was built where the original back tee used to be, but tournament officials took the decision to construct a new tee on the roof which adds 34 yards to the par-four, which now measures at 463 yards.
Tournament director Miguel Vidaor told the European Tour: "Obviously it's the first time Regnum Carya Golf & Resort Spa have hosted a European Tour event and we took a look at the course and how we might set it up.
"The original 16th hole was altered during the construction of the villas and the new tee on the roof is pretty much where the old tee used to be."
Nick Dougherty will be part of the Sky Sports commentary team for the event, and he gave us a guided tour of how the players reach the tee while also capturing Portugal Masters champion Padraig Harrington launching a driver from the rooftop.
Watch Nick's Instagram videos to see the rooftop tee in Turkey, and don't miss live coverage of the Turkish Airlines Open on Sky Sports 4 - your home of golf.