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Excitement Builds for 1st Messinia Pro Am International Golf Tournament at Costa Navarino

The bay course. Photo credit: Costa Navarino

The bay course. Photo credit: Costa Navarino

The countdown to the inaugural Messinia Pro Am, is underway with high interest from golf teams both in Greece and abroad.

The event is set to take place February 21-24, 2017, at Costa Navarino in Messinia, the prime sustainable golf destination in the Mediterranean, with many professional and amateur golfers already forming the first Pro Am teams set to participate.

Each team participating in the tournament will consist of one professional and three amateur golfers. The event will kick off on February 21 with a practice day for all teams followed by the main competition taking place between February 22 and 24.

The Dunes Course. Photo credit: Costa Navarino

The Dunes Course. Photo credit: Costa Navarino

“Golf has again become an Olympic sport for the first time since 1904″, said George Hadjiosif, the director of Local Operations, Navarino Dunes, Costa Navarino.

“In Costa Navarino, we are proud to launch the Messinia Pro-Am, an international golf tournament aiming to become an established institution hosting the golfing elite from around the globe and promoting golf and golf tourism in Greece”, Hadjiosif added.

The focal point of the action will be Costa Navarino’s two award-winning golf courses, The Dunes Course and The Bay Course. The Dunes Course opened as the first signature 18 hole golf course in Greece, followed by The Bay Course, another 18 hole seaside golf course.

The event will celebrate its inaugural year with the presence of former professional basketball player Joe Arlauckas. “It feels great to be able to visit one of my favorite countries, Greece and I am really looking forward to spending time playing at the two great signature designed golf courses as well as enjoying all of the amenities Costa Navarino has to offer”, Arlauckas said.

The Dunes Course, practice area. The Dunes Course. Photo credit: Costa Navarino

The Dunes Course, practice area. The Dunes Course. Photo credit: Costa Navarino

The 1st Messinia Pro Am will be held under the auspices of the PGAs of Europe, the PGA of Greece, the Hellenic Golf Federation and the Hellenic Olympic Academy.

To register for the 1st Messinia Pro Am, press here. Those interested in staying at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino to enjoy the full experience of the Messinia Pro Am 2017, can find special accommodation packages here.

Greek carrier AEGEAN will be the official airline partner of the event, while the company Kyvernitis Travel is the official supporter of the event.

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