Costa Navarino is launching a brand new earth-sheltered Clubhouse for The Bay Course, one of Greece’s first signature golf courses. This will strengthen Costa Navarino’s status as a world-class and leading golfing destination and The Bay Course as one of the most dynamic and breath-taking golf courses in Europe.
Located in southwest Peloponnese in Greece, The Bay Course overlooks the historic Bay of Navarino, and is surrounded by olive groves. The new Clubhouse is uniquely designed and is one of the first earth-sheltered Clubhouses, ensuring it harmoniously blends into the natural landscape. Almost invisible to the eye, the new clubhouse will be sculpted into the natural contours, meaning that guests will only realise its dynamic and innovative design as they reach the entrance.
Designed by the Greek architectural firm AETER ARCHITECTS, the clubhouse’s interior designers are London-based MKV Design. Covering more than 2,000sq.m. the clubhouse has a premium location at Navarino Bay, the destination’s second resort area and its outdoor spaces will benefit from spectacular views over the Bay of Navarino and the stunning Bay Course which meanders through the undulating and diverse landscape of the lush Messinia region.
Aligned with Costa Navarino’s sustainable principles, the design is based on the doctrine of bioclimatic architecture and features planted roofs including a total of 27,500 plants and trees both around the Clubhouse and on its rooftop, as well as materials and systems that maximise the building’s energy efficiency.
This new clubhouse will feature restaurant and bar facilities, enabling golf enthusiasts to unwind and enjoy outdoors dining having spent the day on this world-class golf course, further strengthening it as one of the most sought-after golf destinations in the world.
Stephanos Theodorides, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of TEMES, noted:
– The earth-sheltered Clubhouse of The Bay Course highlights our continuous investment to sustainable tourism development. Its unique design and facilities will enhance the golf offering at Costa Navarino and will add further to the unique experience we aim to offer our guests, who are at the heart of everything that we do. We are positive that this one-of-a-kind project will contribute to the destination’s positioning among the golfers’ favourite destinations globally”.
Golf at Costa Navarino
The 18-hole par 71 Dunes Course, designed by former US Masters Champion and Ryder Cup Captain Bernhard Langer, boasts spectacular sea and river views throughout. The tall dunes that divide the holes running along the golden beach make it the perfect links course in Greece.
Inspired by the character of the natural landscape, the contouring on the course mirrors the rugged outlines of the distant mountains. Several holes run along a small river that meanders through the course, creating water hazards at every turn and the large undulating greens, wide fairways and steep-faced pot bunkers mean players are always kept on their toes.
The Dunes also features a full-size driving range and a short-game practice area, an impressive clubhouse and a designated members’ lounge with an exclusive pro shop.
The second signature-designed course sets Costa Navarino on its path to becoming a premium golf destination, offering a very alternative set of challenges. Designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Jr., this idyllic 18-hole par 70 course runs through the foothills and alongside the historic Bay of Navarino.
Most tees offer breathtaking sea views and the course twists and turns through three distinct natural landscapes, Seaside, Canyon and Grove, providing striking contrasts, leaving the player with memories of a dramatic and stunning round of golf.
Navarino Golf Academy
Costa Navarino is passionate about the development of the game of golf in Greece. The Navarino Golf Academy provides professional golf tuition to players of every skill level.
The extensive practice facilities help golfers develop their game, including a well-appointed full-size Driving Range, Putting Green and Short-Game practice area. Instructors are also ready and waiting on site to provide lessons that are tailored to each guest’s specific needs.
This expert tuition is of course supported by the latest technology, including Video Analysis and Golf Simulator, making sure each guess leaves feeling like a pro. Children are also encouraged to try their hand through kids’ golf classes that include not only on-course instruction but also video analysis, allowing them to interactively learn as well as gain confidence and develop their techniques. Let the young Rory MacIlroys step forward.