The Costa Navarino resort, located in Messinia in the Peloponnese, is currently extending the golf facilities of The Bay Course, with the creation of a new clubhouse, expected to open its doors in spring 2019.
A cave-shaped structure, “the clubhouse will be in line with our commitment to sustainable tourism development. Its unique design will enhance the golf experience we offer to our guests, who are the center of our overall activities,” said Stefanos Theodoridis, Vice President and CEO of TEMES SA, the developer of Costa Navarino.
Covering an area of 2,000 square meters, the clubhouse will harmonically blend with the surrounding natural environment, while its simple design will gradually introduce visitors to the magnificent view of The Bay Course.
According to an announcement, the new structure will be one of the few cave-shaped clubhouses operating in golf courses around the world. “We will believe that this project will place Costa Navarino among the best golf destinations in Europe,” Theodoridis added.
The clubhouse’s designers, AETER Architects and MKV Design, have been based on the sustainable tourism development model adopted by Costa Navarino and the principles of bioclimatic architecture, also focusing on improving the course’s energy footprint.
Apart from the innovative systems and materials used, more than 27,500 plants and trees will be planted around the clubhouse, as well as on the structure’s “green” roof.
Furthermore, the new clubhouse will include a restaurant and a bar for golfers and visitors.
Costa Navarino is home to two award-winning 18-hole golf courses. The Dunes Course was designed by Bernhard Langer, former US Masters champion and ex-captain of the European Ryder Cup team, together with the European Golf Design. It features a 3,500-square-metre golf club, as well as a Golf Academy.
The Bay Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and is located next to the historic Bay of Navarino.