Enjoy the peaceful countryside and the beautiful coastlines all while you are playing your favorite sport. After all Golf always has a good connection with nature.
We have selected two different types of Golf destinations in two different locations in Greece; one on a cosmopolitan island and the second brand new and wonderful in one of the most upcoming areas of the country.
Both are designed by top golf course architects with great landscapes and views over looking the Mediterranean Sea.
Let’s tee off !
Afandou Golf Course
Where: Rhodes Island
Why Rhodes: Rhodes is a significant island in the Mediterranean that welcomes more than 1,5 million visitors every year from all over the world.
Travelers love it for its great archeological sights, the adventurous water sports such as kite surfing and windsurfing, the picturesque villages and the wonderful, glorious old town built mainly by the knights of St John back in the 14th century. Furthermore, due to its special location the island is vital for thousands of bird species that use it as a stopover for their journey from North Europe to Africa or Asia.
The Golf Course: It is situated 20 km south from downtown Rhodes and the airport in Afandou area on the way to the ancient village of Lindos. The area is known for the archeological sights, the beautiful beaches and green nature. The coastline that is situated right in front of the golf course is 7 Km long and two of the most popular beaches of the island are here, Tsabouka and Kolibia beaches.
The Golf Club is 450 000 sm and was designed by the famous British golf course architect Donald Harradine in 1973. The whole area where the golf course is located in and area about 1.858.000 sm of amazing nature and sceneries.
It can host 200 golfers per day and its a golf destination golfers need to experience.
It is a championship 18 holes (par 73) golf course that gives an interesting challenge for players of all levels and all greens and fairways are laid with different grasses.
It is open all year round and every day of the week. Green fees are nominal and caddies, carts and golf clubs available to hire.
The Club House has changing rooms, lockers, showers, pro shop and a snack bar. plus the staff are very kind and friendly.
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COSTA NAVARINO –THE DUNES Course & THE BAY Course
Where: Messinia , Peloponnese
Why Messinia: A promising land full of wonders with amazing landscapes, culture and beautiful sceneries all year round. It is a perfect family destination, ideal also for activities and nature lovers. It is a rich region in terms of culture, nature and gastronomy, where you can enjoy great local food products, epic castles, historic monuments, beautiful beaches and picturesque villages.
Pylos is a picturesque little town, a natural observatory of the Ionian Sea overlooking the historic Bay of Navarino. The area recently got global reputation due to the prime sustainable destination of Costa Navarino that offers such facilities and amenities that made the whole area a unique destination in Europe.
At Costa Navarino you will find the first two18 hole signature golf courses in Greece opened just 5 years ago.
The Golf Courses: Two award-winning golf courses make the region a good choice for golfers of all levels all around the year.
The Bay Course is an 18 hole (par 71) golf course at the seaside; Robert Trend Jones Junior designed it and it opened in 2011. It offers a challenging test for golfers of all levels and it is definitely one of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe, located in a fertile land of olive trees overlooking the amazing and historic Bay of Navarino.
Close by is also The Dunes Course, an 18 holes (par 71) designed by Bernhald Langer in cooperation with the European Gold Design. It is ideal for golfers of all levels offering great views of olive groves, the Ionian Sea with a small river meanders through the course.
The Dunes Club House is 3500 sq m with all amenities and facilities.
Check out the Navarino Golf Academy offering tuition for all levels. Among many international tournaments taking place at Costa Navarino this year, a highlight is the 10th AEGEAN PRO-AM from June 17-20 2015. During this time Dunes & Bay courses will be closed for all other golfers.
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Travel Tip shared by Villy Manolia for TravelDudes