The Bay Course
Designed by acclaimed architect Robert Trent Jones Jnr, the par-71 Bay Course at Costa Navarino is a touch shorter than its sister course the Dunes, measuring 5,760 metres from the back tees however its creator was not wrong in describing it as ‘’an authentic and memorable golf experience that you’d only be able to find in Greece’’.
A short drive from the Dunes and only 40 minutes away from Kalamata airport, Robert Trent Jones Jnr has constructed a superb and imaginative layout that will be a test to all standards of golfer with its emphasis and need for positional golf and strategic play. The course has varying hole lengths and features four sets of tee positions, therefore even amateurs can be accommodated for. The spectacular landscape of this course includes an open parkland layout with tree lined greens. Consequently it is unsurprising that this course is considered to be one of the most attractive in Greece. With holes running alongside the side and the bay of Navarino, the Bay Course is sure to become one of the most desirable in all of Greece. It is undeniably a must play for your next golf escape to Greece
Buggy Hire, Par 71, Pro Shop, Short game practice area
Across this spectacular course players are offered panoramic coastal and mountain views. Multiple holes require shots directly along the coast line, and two holes feature views across the breath-taking historic bay of Navarino. A signature hole of the Bay Course includes the 5th hole, which is the only hole to play directly over the ocean. However, the fourth and ninth green provides a truly memorable view of the bay. The par-4 first hole places its emphasis on the tee shot, and players are usually encouraged to take on the water off the tee depending on their skill level. From this hole there is a short 2nd shot to a narrow green with a tier placed in the middle of it. Consequently this hole makes the perfect starting hole, and prepares the player for the challenge lying ahead.
The golf course terrain has been divided into 3 categories; the Canyon, Seaside and Grove. This was done with the intention to provide contrast between holes to provide a captivating and unforgettable round of golf. Due to its beauty and challenging nature, it is unsurprising the Bay Course has been awarded the ‘’Golf Development of the Year’’ by Golf Inc.
Amateur players can further be accommodated for at the Navarino Golf Academy, where all golfers are invited to receive tuition from dedicated professionals. To round up an outstanding round of golf, players are invited to experience a fine dining experience at one of Navarino Dunes’ impressive 13 restaurants.