- Golf courses within 50 km
- Well-known courses
The Dunes Course & The Bay Course
- Best travel time
February to November
- Flight connection
Just a 50-minute drive from Kalamata, Costa Navarino is home to an amazing cultural heritage dating back over 4,500 years and an incredibly beautiful and unspoilt natural setting. This premier holiday destination in Messinia appeals to golfers with luxury and unique experiences on Greece's first two signature golf courses - recognized as ‘Greece’s Best Golf Courses’ by World Golf Awards.
Costa Navarino is steadily raising its profile as the prime, sustainable destination in the Mediterranean by additionally offering a world-class golf experience on the first two signature golf courses in Greece. Its credentials are impressive: two 18-hole signature courses in idyllic settings next to two of the finest golf resorts in Greece, five-star hotels and outstanding resort facilities, a virtually endless choice of other sports and activities, plus great weather all year round.
Top Golf Courses in Kalamata
The Dunes Course
The 18-hole Dunes Course has been designed by former US Masters Champion and Ryder Cup Captain Bernhard Langer, in association with European Golf Design. Set in diverse topography with spectacular sea and river views, tall dunes divide some of the holes adjacent to the golden beach. Inspired by the character of the natural landscape, much of the contouring mirrors the rugged outlines of the distant mountains. Close to the sea, there is a links-like feel, adding to its unique style and playability; further inland it reflects a more typical Greek landscape of olive and citrus groves. Several holes run along a small river that meanders through the site and there are large undulating greens, wide fairways, and steep-faced pot bunkers. The course is designed to provide an exciting challenge for all golfers, measuring from a little more than 5,000 meters from the front tees to almost 6,022 meters from the back tees with a par of 71. It features a full-size driving range and a short-game practice area, an impressive clubhouse including Flame restaurant, a designated members’ lounge and an exclusive pro shop.
The Bay Course
The second signature-designed course sets Costa Navarino on its path to becoming a golf destination. Playing to a par of 71 and a little shorter than The Dunes Course at 5,614 meters from the back tees, The Bay Course is situated a few minutes’ drive away and offers an alternative set of challenges. Designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course places a slightly greater emphasis on strategic play and positional golf. The idyllic setting runs through foothills and right alongside the historic Bay of Navarino. Most tees offer breathtaking sea views and the course twists and turns through three (Seaside, Canyon and Grove) distinct natural landscapes, providing striking contrasts that create a dramatic and memorable round. On top, the brand-new, earth-sheltered Clubhouse at The Bay Course is showcasing a unique design, blending harmoniously into the natural landscape.
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