Europe’s newest golf destination has been unveiled with the opening of the new 36-hole Navarino Hills golf development, marking a new era for Costa Navarino in Greece.
The world’s first International Olympic Academy Golf Course and the neighboring Hills Course, as well as the new Hills Clubhouse, made their debut right at the start of the 2022 golf season. They provide a complement to the destination’s existing signature golf courses: The Dunes Course and The Bay Course, meaning that players of all levels can enjoy the challenge of four signature golf courses.
Designed by Olazabal
Designed by two-time Masters champion José María Olazábal and situated over 125 hectares overlooking the historic Bay of Navarino and the Ionian Sea, the new layouts are set in a unique location affording views to the sea, mountains and valleys.
Measuring 6,366m, the International Olympic Academy Golf Course received widespread acclaim when it was played for the first time at the fifth Messinia Pro-Am in November. The Hills Course is slightly shorter at 6,280m in length, with both courses featuring an average green size of 669m², a 60-bay driving range and a 15,000m² short game area.
“The two courses are distinct in character. Golfers will find the International Olympic Academy Golf Course to be more polished in style and full of spectacular views across the Bay of Navarino while the Hills Course offers more of a rural feel, where we take you out through the gently rolling hills. With the two new courses and the two existing ones, Costa Navarino has developed into a spectacular golf destination, and I invite everyone to come and experience it for themselves.”
Leisure, sports and wellness activities
iWth an abundance of leisure, sports and wellness activities, as well as dining and authentic local experiences, Costa Navarino is now more than ever a truly all-encompassing destination, developed with respect to the region’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.
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