|Bay Course Costa Navarino. Golfmir.ru|
Messinia Pro Am 2019 took place on two courses of the Greek Costa Navarino resort – Dunes Course and Bay Course, which are located near The Westin Resort, made in a classic Mediterranean style.
Both golf courses are located on the hills among olive trees, which gives a special flavor to golf in Greece.
You can play here since February and Messinia Pro Am is, in its own way, a “season opening tournament”. As for the weather, February in Costa Navarino is quite comfortable and resembles the second mid-September in central Russia.
One of the goals of the tournament is to draw attention to the region from golfers from different European countries, including Russia.
Delicious food, reasonable prices, excellent service and very friendly staff make Costa Navarino stand out from other popular golf destinations.
(Bill Murray goes out on tii)
For the first time, Bill Murray, a Hollywood actor and iconic person in the world of golf, came to Greek golf courses, who just a week earlier took part in Pebble Beach Pro Am.
The owner of a wonderful swing and a subtle sense of humor was in the company of friends and in every possible way emphasized his unofficial visit, spending 19 holes and evening events in the company of other golfers.
The first round of the tournament was held at the Dunes Course (architect Bernhard Langer in collaboration with European Golf Design), which is a two minute walk from The Westin Resort.
The elevation changes, fast greens, cozy fairways – are very pleasant and pleasant to pass through the field.
(Costa Navarino at dawn)
We recommend timing your time so as to catch sunrise or sunset here. If the day is clear, then a picture from the myths of Ancient Greece will open to your gaze, and you will definitely take a couple of frames for memory.
A nice addition to the Dunes Course is the meat restaurant located in the club house, which offers an excellent view of several holes.
The second round of Messinia Pro Am took participants to the Bay Course (architect Robert Trento Jones Jr.), which is considered to be more challenging than the Dunes Course.
The Bay Course is located on the slopes of the mountains on the shore of the bay, but the breathtaking views should not distract you from the difficult field, after which there are emotions comparable to a day spent on the “red” and “black” slopes somewhere in Chamonix.
|Bay Course. Golfmir.ru|
The Bay Course has some very interesting holes with cliffs, slopes and climbs. Sometimes you have to play very carefully so as not to lose the ball in the bay, but this only adds excitement to what is happening.
A pleasant surprise awaited in the club house – the name of Sophia Vdovina was on the honorary list of six names that made a hole in one here!
As Bill Murray confessed to us, the Bay Course made a special impression on him, noting the variety of holes and the beautiful view of the bay and the entrance to the sea.
Costa Navarino is actively developing, positioning itself as a place for outdoor activities and sports, for example, in April it will host the famous Ironman Triathlon.
The resort is currently building the ambitious Navarino Hills golf project (architect José María Olazábal), which is being built on 500 hectares in the mountains overlooking the bay. Opening in 2021, the course promises to be very modern, with a clubhouse built into the hill that combines ancient Greek design with cosmic motives.
In the actions of investors, one can read the plans to create another golf destination in the southeastern Mediterranean Sea, and they have every chance of that.
A trip to Costa Navarino can be fun for golfers looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, eat delicious food, sleep well in the incredibly fresh coastal air, or go for a dawn jog among the olive trees, and of course play golf on the beautiful and varied courses of the region.