Costa Navarino, a sustainable destination in the southwest Peloponnese in Greece, has been honored with the prestigious title of “2017 European Golf Resort of the Year” at the IAGTO Awards ceremony held in Palma, Spain, on Thursday, November 17.
The award of European Golf Resort of the Year is voted for by almost 640 specialist golf travel tour operators, who are each members of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, and based in more than 61 countries worldwide.
Costa Navarino, situated amongst olive groves and complemented by the azure Ionian Sea, features two 18 Hole signature golf courses, The Dunes Course and The Bay Course.
“With its variety of challenging yet rewarding courses by the sea, and perfect weather all year round, Costa Navarino is fast establishing itself as a leading destination to excite golf aficionados”, Stephanos Theodorides, managing director and vice chairman of TEMES SA – Costa Navarino, said.
Both golf courses have been awarded, as Best Newcomers in 2014 and Best Service in 2015 by the World of Leading Golf organisation.
“Furthermore, with plenty to offer beyond exceptional golfing, Costa Navarino introduces guests to a plethora of authentic experiences, combining culture and history, thus becoming the perfect, all season getaway”, Theodorides added.
The Dunes Course, designed by Bernhard Langer, former US Masters champion and ex-captain of the European Ryder Cup team, together with European Golf Design, is set in diverse natural scenery, with spectacular sea and river views, where tall dunes divide a number of the holes adjacent to the golden beach. The Bay Course is designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Jr, with a layout offering panoramic seaside and mountain views, in addition to featuring holes that can be traced directly along the historic Bay of Navarino, providing an unforgettable golfing experience.
Ideal for all season vacations, Costa Navarino offers an extensive variety of activities apart from the two signature golf courses, including two luxury five-star hotels, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, the award-winning Anazoe Spa, a 4,000 sq.m spa and thalassotherapy centre, specially designed facilities for children, as well as a variety of gastronomy venues, sports, outdoor and cultural activities.