In the seaside region of Messinia, surrounded by luxurious resorts and in a landscape of unique beauty, golf-lovers of all levels can test their skills on the first two signature golf courses in Greece: The Dunes Course and The Bay Course.
The creation of two courses in Costa Navarino has boosted Messinia’s long held vision of establishing itself as a universally renowned, high quality tourist destination as well as THE place to be for golfers in the Mediterranean.
The 18-hole, 71 par Dunes Course
was designed by Bernhard Langer
, a former US Masters champion and Ryder Cup captain, in partnership with European Golf Design. There, the players enjoy wonderfully varied scenery, with a spectacular view of the river Sellas, surrounded by olive trees which are hundreds of years old. The golf course boasts a fully-equipped, 3,500 square metre Club House
as well as the Academy, where professional coaches give lessons to children and teenagers between 7 and 15 years of age. Within a short distance lies the coastal 18-hole, 71 par Bay Course
, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr
with fairways among the hills and olive groves overlooking the sea and the historic Navarino Gulf. Both courses have implemented strict rules of environmental management through a series of practices friendly to the rich natural surroundings. Troon Golf manages both award-winning courses.
At the same time, Navarino Golf Academy
, where professional coaches give lessons to young and old alike, continues for the fifth year its efforts to promote, through top class coaching and scholarships, a new generation of golfing champions from Messinia.