Bay Course at Costa Navarino among ‘Best of the Best: Golf Courses’
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The Bay Course, the second signature golf course at Costa Navarino has been named among the ‘Best of the Best: Golf Courses’ by the highly acclaimed Robb Report’s 2012 list. The US high-end luxury publication has featured The Bay Course in its 24th annual list, marking an incredible achievement for the course that only opened nine months ago.
The Robb Report aims to recognise outstanding luxurious and exclusive new products and services; ranging from hotels and golf courses through to jewellery and vehicles.
Located in Costa Navarino, the prime, sustainable destination in the Greek region of Messinia in southwest Peloponnese and designed by legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr, the 18 hole Bay Course with a par-71 layout, is intended to provide an engaging test for both amateurs and professionals.
Since opening last year the course has further strengthened Costa Navarino’s golf offering, creating a globally renowned and highly regarded year-round golfing destination. Along with The Dunes Course which opened in 2010, designed by Bernhard Langer together with European Golf Design (EGD), and located just a few minutes away, visitors enjoy Messinia’s landscape and amazing views all year-round. Just recently, EGD has been ranked among the Top 10 Most Active Architects in the world by global golf industry magazine Golf Inc, one of only two European practices to feature in the list.
Both golf courses are managed by Troon Golf, the world’s largest luxury-brand golf management, development and marketing company.
The unique close proximity to the sea and several holes that play along the historic Bay of Navarino, add to the The Bay Course’s tranquil backdrop on any hole. The destination enjoys an excellent climate, blessed with balmy summers, mild winters and overall pleasant temperatures, making it ideal for golfers throughout the year.
After receiving the accolade, golf course architect Mr. Jones Jr. commented, “All of us at RTJ II who were part of this project appreciate the great response that the Bay Course has received by everyone who visits this special place in the Mediterranean.”
As with The Dunes Course, strict environmental protection guidelines have been applied to The Bay Course, in order to achieve and maintain sustainable golf-course management.
The Bay Course adds to the already extensive activity portfolio at Costa Navarino. The overall golfing experience compliments the two luxury 5-star hotels, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort and The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino and provides a wholesome experience of authentic activities, leisure options and sports facilities to ensure a truly memorable experience for every guest.
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