Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development, and marketing, is pleased to announce the historic opening of The Bay Course this month at Costa Navarino in the Greek region of Messinia in southwest Peloponnese.
Already established as one of the world’s most exciting new golf destinations with the early success of the Bernard Langer-designed Dunes Course, Costa Navarino’s newest 18 holes is set to attract further acclaim when it’s unveiled to the public later this month. The Bay Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones II and the neighboring Dunes Course combine to create one of golf’s most sought after experiences, offering the highest standards in quality, service and design.
“Costa Navarino has fast-become one of the finest golf properties in the world and the opening of The Bay Course is a major milestone in realizing the vision for the region,” commented Bruce Glasco, senior vice president, managing director, Troon Europe, Middle East, and Africa. “Costa Navarino will play an important role in golf’s development in Greece, significantly aiding its progression as an emerging golfing power, due to the complete nature of both its golf and leisure facilities.”
Overlooking the historic bay of Navarino and the town of Pylos, The Bay Course has been cleverly laid out to make the most of the spectacular panoramic sea and mountain views. Its proximity to the sea means that several holes run strikingly close to the bay. Its diversity is evident as it moves inland to interchange between canyons and olive groves, with each hole placing a premium on accuracy and course management. Extensive practice facilities and golf instruction will also soon be available, demonstrating its capability to host full-service groups and tournament golf.
“At Costa Navarino golfers can commune with the spirits of the ancient Greeks while pursuing the Royal and Ancient game,” said legendary golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. “Our new Bay Course is sculpted out of the earth and rock of Greek soil, much like the marble statues of the ancients. The Bay Course, much like the entire Costa Navarino development, emphasizes and protects the natural environment in all aspects of the design. This golfing experience will also last the test of time, to be loved and enjoyed through all the senses by those who come to play here.”
Sitting proudly on the Mediterranean coastline, spectacular views are a feature throughout Costa Navarino. The exceptional year-round climate can be enjoyed at the luxurious hotels, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort and The Westin Resort, both five-star Starwood Hotels, as well as in all other facilities at Navarino Dunes, Costa Navarino’s first area. Much like The Dunes Course, The Bay Course has followed strict environmental protection guidelines in order to achieve sustainable golf course management.
For more information please visit: www.costanavarino.com
About Costa Navarino:
Costa Navarino is the prime, sustainable destination in the Mediterranean, located in the Greek region of Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese. One of the most unspoiled and breathtaking seaside Mediterranean landscapes, this area has been shaped by 4,500 years of history.
Its philosophy is driven by a genuine desire to promote Messinia, while protecting and preserving its natural beauty and heritage. It will comprise a number of distinct sites featuring five-star deluxe hotels, luxury residences, conference facilities, spa and thalassotherapy centers, signature golf courses, as well as a wide range of unique year-round activities for adults and children.
Navarino Dunes, the first area, is home to two luxury five-star hotels, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort awarded “Favorite Overseas Leisure Hotel: Europe, Asia Minor and the Russian Federation” at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2011, and The Westin Resort; along with The Dunes Course – the first signature golf course in Greece; Anazoe Spa, a 4,000sq.m. spa and thalassotherapy center; a state-of-the-art conference center House of Events; specially designed facilities for children; as well as sports and outdoor activities.
About Robert Trent Jones II:
With headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., Robert Trent Jones II, Golf Course Architects (RTJ II) is the preeminent golf design firm worldwide. Trustees of a great tradition of golf course architecture, the company is committed to working in harmony with nature to craft the best golf course on each unique site. The Robert Trent Jones II design team has experience in every aspect of golf course development and the ability to provide support and expertise from conception through completion of any project. For additional information contact the firm at +1 650-475-0329 or on the website at www.rtj2.com.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at Troon Golf (daily-fee & resort) and Troon Privé (private) properties located in 30 states and 27 countries. Additionally, 46 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Brynwood Golf & Country Club, Armonk, N.Y.; Sequoyah National Golf Club , Cherokee, N.C.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks, Calif.; Kooindah Waters Golf Club , New South Wales, Australia; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; and Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece.