Play excellent golf courses within stunning natural surroundings
One of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations and for good reason, Greece is home to numerous stunning beaches and a wonderful warm Mediterranean climate. Although golf isn’t the most recognised sport in the country, it is well worth booking a golf holiday in Greece. Not only because of the outstanding natural beauty found on the courses but also the intricate designs which cannot be found anywhere else other than this beautiful country. Golf is continuing to grow in popularity here, with The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, in particular, a smash-hit with our golfers. The courses here showcase some of the most beautiful backdrops in our entire portfolio!
Why book a golf holiday to Greece?
- Well equipped & modern golfing facilities
- Growing golf culture with some spectacular courses
- Experience European Golf Resort of the Year 2017
- Dependable all year-round climate
- Play at idyllic Ionian & Aegean islands
- A long-time favourite European destination
What are the best resorts for a golf holiday in Greece?
Greece is not often considered as a first choice by players looking for a golfing destination, however, those who take a chance on this southern European nation are often left pleasantly surprised by the quality and style of Greece's golf resorts.
Crete Golf Club and Hotel is a modern five-star resort that hosts 25 suites, facilitated with extra-long beds and marble bathrooms, complete with panoramic ocean views of the Aegean Sea. The onsite clubhouse provides an array of Cretan dishes, while the Veranda bar that overlooks the 18th hole serves up a vast selection of beverages. Furthermore, the resort is home to the only international standard 18-hole golf course on the island, built into the existing landscape in a desert-style course on a mountainous platform. This resort is the perfect getaway for golfers looking for a relaxing and peaceful holiday.
Corfu Holiday Palace is a five-star private beachfront hotel perfect for a relaxing getaway. Overflowing with traditional architecture, the venue pays tribute to the authentic 70’s style while including a modern internal amenity. When it comes to food there is a buffet breakfast available, traditional Japanese cuisine at the Sushi Bar, and a variety of Greek, Mediterranean, and Corfiot cuisine at La Veranda di Corfu – the hotel’s fine dining restaurant. Alongside the private beach and swimming pool, the Spa & Wellness Centre at Corfu Holiday Palace is the perfect place to rejuvenate and invigorate your senses. Just 16km from the hotel you will discover the 18-hole championship course at Corfu Golf Club. Designed by Donald Harradine, this Greek gem is tucked away in the oasis of Ropa Valley.
The Westin Resort Costa Navarino has earned itself the title of one of the best golf resorts in Europe. The Westin is a peaceful retreat located on the Messinian beachfront offering stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea. It is home to four spectacular golf courses The Dunes Golf Course, Bay Course, The International Olympic Academy Course and The Hills Course. Away from the fairways the venue offers a wide range of dining options for guests to enjoy. These include Marias Restaurant, 1827 Lounge and Bar, Lagoon Pool Bar and the two beach bars BarBouni / BarTenta. The resort also has its own onsite spa, The Anazoe which is a sanctuary offering hydrotherapy pools, floating pools, and indoor and outdoor treatments.
Experience European Golf Resort of the Year 2017
When playing in Greece, golfers will want to check out the four magnificent courses at Costa Navarino, one of the best golf resorts in Europe. This perfectly relaxing getaway is situated in the beautiful mainland of Greece and offers luxury throughout your stay.
The Dunes Course is a Bernhard Langer design and the first signature course of Greece, and it certainly shows it. The course measures in at 6581 yards in length at a par-72, offering golfers exceptional views of the sea and nearby river, whilst its tall rough, bunkers and dunes make life difficult if you come off the fairways.
The Bay Course although not as challenging as The Dunes, is still an excellent test of a golfer’s metal. Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, it is a fun and enjoyable course to play, offering some truly marvellous views of the historic bay of Navarino.
There are two new additions to Costa Navarino, both of which were designed by Masters champion José María Olazábal. The first of these is the International Olympic Academy Course. Totalling 6,961 yards this course will mesmerise you with its magnificent backdrops of the surrounding countryside. The layout combines mischievously placed water hazards and excellently positioned bunkers to test golfers of all abilities.
The Hills Course takes golfing backdrops to the next level overlooking the Greek coastline with panoramic views of the Ionian Sea. The club offers state-of-the-art facilities such as a driving range, a short-game area, and a beautifully traditional clubhouse. Providing both spectacular views and challenging layouts, these two new courses should undoubtedly be on your Greece golf holiday bucket list.
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Play the best golf courses in Greece
What makes a golf holiday in Greece truly special is its sheer beauty. Often bathed in sunlight, the courses perfectly show the stunning islands of Corfu and Crete's incredible natural landscapes and coastlines.
Crete Golf Club offers the only 18-hole golf course of Championship standard on the island. The layout is friendlier than most courses you come across making it perfect for players of all abilities. The course is embedded perfectly into Crete's mountainous landscape with every hole being individually sculpted into the beautiful terrain. The 11th hole is a customer favourite with its breathtaking views out across the Lasithi Mountains and countryside. Front tees measure 4,483 yards while back tees come out at 5,740 yards at this par 71 layout.
Corfu Golf Club is a Donald Harradine design in the beautiful Ropa Valley. This 18-hole championship layout requires an accurate tee shot from the off. The signature hole here is the sixth where its unique factor comes from bordering a picturesque lake outlining the shape of Corfu Island creating a stunning backdrop. Corfu has no weak holes and provides great birdie opportunities throughout the layout, with the 7th and 10th holes a great chance of eagles with a big drive. Coming in at a par 72 and measuring 6,183 from the front and 4,980 off the back tees this is a must-visit course.
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Things to do in Greece
Greece boasts a rich history of ancient mythology, art and philosophy. Travellers can visit ancient ruins throughout the country to find out more about this country's origin and explore its stunning islands of Crete and Corfu.
A tour of the Acropolis has to be top of the list with the spectacular ruins visible across Athens. Greek architecture is also famous for its beautiful white and pastel-coloured buildings which can be found throughout the country.
The beautiful beaches and sea is a major reason why so many tourists visit this beautiful country. With some of the clearest oceans in Europe, the beach is a must after a day on the course. Not to mention the nightlife & excellent bars along the little seaside towns.
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