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Golf Experience @ Costa Navarino

A World-Class Golf Experience on a Historical Backdrop

As fashion is timeless, so are sports. Blessed from perfect climate conditions and lots of sunshine, Messenia is an ideal destination for golf enthusiasts. Costa Navarino features the first signature golf courses in Greece, creating a new golf destination for players to enjoy in every season. Indeed, the region of Messenia is a place full of mythical history. The Costa Navarino Resort, managed by world-renowned Troon Golf, is part of a truly extraordinary development in one of the most attractive and undeveloped parts of Greece, offering magnificent views of the Ionian Sea and incorporating luxurious accommodations with two outstanding golf courses including one of Bernhard Langer’s most impressive designs to date and a fantastic Robert Trent Jones course as well. This background of the famous Costa Navarino Resort is ready to embrace with utmost care the modern day golf and relaxation requirements with the respect to the country’s history that it deserves. Costa Navarino is Greece’s premier golf destination featuring two 18-hole signature courses, dramatically different in terrain and characteristics, both however situated on seafront properties, boasting wonderful views in all directions. Crafted across natural terrain and offering spectacular views to the endless blue of the sea and the mountain, the two exquisite Costa Navarino golf courses serve as an outstanding example on how to design a resort course with variety and challenge in order to dare event the most experienced players not to get distracted by the overwhelming beauty of the landscape.

The Dunes Course is the gem in Costa Navarino’s crown and will thrill all who play it. Designed by former US Masters Champion and winning Ryder Cup Captain, Bernhard Langer, in association with European Golf Design, the Dunes Course is set in a diverse landscape with amazing sea and river views. Much of the contouring mirrors the rugged outlines of the distant mountains. Close to the sea, there is a links-like feel; further inland, it reflects a more typically Greek landscape of olive and citrus groves, and there are large undulating greens, wide fairways and steep-faced pot bunkers. Even if you’re slightly off your game you can’t fail to enjoy a walk around this corner of Greece! Greece’s first signature-designed golf course, par 71 course measuring almost 6,200 meters from the back tees ad a little more than 5,000 meters from the front tees, features a full-size driving range and a short-game practice area, an impressive clubhouse including Flame restaurant, a designated members’ lounge and an exclusive pro shop. The Dunes Course has recently featured among the “Top 100 Golf Courses in Europe” according to Golf World magazine and among “Europe’s Top 50 Golf Courses” according to Golf Monthly magazine.

Just a few minutes from Navarino Dunes, the Bay Course offers an alternative set of challenges and choices in a quite different setting. Designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Jnr, the Bay Course measures a more modest 6,299 yards from the tips and as such is a more relaxing course. Providing a challenging yet fair test to golfers of all levels, The Bay Course meanders through rolling hills and lush olive groves, offering sublime sea views to the wonderful Messenian coastline. The imaginative layout calls for a more strategic approach than the Dunes and, also, offers amazing panoramic views of the sea and nearby mountains. In fact, several holes play directly along the coastline and two directly overlook the historic bay of Navarino. The Seaside, Canyon and Grove holes provide striking contrasts that create a dramatic and memorable round. Both courses have a golf academy featuring a state-of-the-art teaching center. The US publication Robb Report has included The Bay Course among the “Best of the Best: Golf Courses” and Golf Inc. Magazine has chosen it as a Finalist for the “Golf Development of the Year” Also, the German magazine Golf Journal has selected Costa Navarino’s golf courses as “Newcomer of the Year.”

As with all courses managed by Troon Golf, the world’s largest luxury-brand golf management, development and marketing company, the conditioning if the courses at Costa Navarino is exemplary with manicured fairways and well maintained rough, not to mention silky smooth putting surfaces, constant throughout. But it is not just the quality of the courses that is impressive here. Troon Golf provide a truly top drawer country club experience with personal meet and greets upon arrival and a number of amenities and services that ensure a VIP golfing experience from start to finish. In terms of location, quality and the total package, playing golf at Costa Navarino, whether it’s on the Navarino Dunes or Navarino Bay course, takes some beating. Thankfully, the quality of the golf is also reflected throughout the rest of the resort, making Costa Navarino a truly memorable place to enjoy some time away on a golf holiday. Costa Navarino is one of the finest resorts in Europe comprising of a number of distinct sites featuring 5-star deluxe hotels, luxury residences under development, conference facilities, spa and thalassotherapy centers, signature golf courses, as well as a wide range of year-round activities for adults and children, all of which are unique in the Mediterranean. Unquestionably, Costa Navarino offers to all guests a unique, world-class Greek golfing experience deserving of its historical seafront setting.



Address: Pylos, Messenia

Telephone: 0030.27230.90200

Website: Costanavarinogolf.com

Address: Pylos, Messenia

Telephone: 0030.27230.95000

Website: Costanavarinogolf.com