International Olympic Academy Course at Costa Navarino

Troon will now support agronomy, operations and marketing at The Hills Course and The International Olympic Academy Golf Course

Costa Navarino, Greece (28th June, 2022) – Troon®, the  leader in club management, development, and marketing, is pleased to announce that it has extended its current partnership with Costa Navarino, the prime, sustainable destination in the Greek region of Messinia, in southwest Peloponnese. Troon, through its Troon International division, has been engaged at The Bay and The Dunes courses since inception and will now provide agronomy, operations and marketing support to the two new additions, The Hills Course and The International Olympic Academy Golf Course.

2022 has seen Costa Navarino continue to increase its profile as an established golf destination in the Mediterranean by offering a world-class golf experience on its now four Championship golf courses. Each course bears the signature of a world-renowned designer and offers a unique combination of challenges and rewards for golfers of all levels.

DJ Flanders, Senior Vice President at Troon International commented, “I am absolutely delighted that we are extending our partnership with the wonderful Costa Navarino team. By deepening our alliance, we will be able to assist the team with the very best standards in the golf business and continue delivering a top quality golfing product for both Greek and international golfers to experience. These four golf courses will enhance Costa Navarino’s overall asset base and we are excited to be part of the Costa Navarino journey.”

The world’s first International Olympic Academy Golf Course and the neighbouring Hills Course, as well as the new Hills Clubhouse, made their debut at the start of the 2022 golf season. These two new courses provide the ideal complement to the destination’s existing signature golf courses, The Dunes Course and The Bay Course, and mean that players of all levels can now enjoy the challenge of four signature golf courses, all within a 13km distance. Both new courses, as well as The Dunes Course, will soon welcome the first-ever Aegean Messinia Pro-Am, the most important tournament in the destination’s golfing calendar which has been established by AEGEAN Airlines and Costa Navarino.

Designed by two-time Masters champion José María Olazábal, the two courses are situated over 125 hectares at the destination’s newest area Navarino Hills. The new layouts are set in a unique location affording views to the mountains and valleys, overlooking the historic Bay of Navarino and the Ionian Sea. The International Olympic Academy Golf Course measures 6,366m and The Hills Course is slightly shorter at 6,280m in length. Both courses feature an average green size of 669m², a 60-bay driving range and a 15,000m² short game area.

Nuno Sepúlveda, General Manager, Costa Navarino Golf said, “The Hills Course and The International Olympic Academy Golf Course are both outstanding golf courses situated within Europe’s newest golf destination. We are looking forward to further developing our guest experience at both courses and with Troon’s renowned level of service, operations and agronomy standards, the expansion of our partnership is a very exciting milestone.”

If the golf offering wasn’t enough to entice international visitors, then there is always Navarino Dunes, the destination’s first resort area, which welcomes guests at its two luxury 5-star hotels, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, offering an abundance of gastronomy venues, sports, outdoor, leisure and cultural activities.

There is also the new W Costa Navarino, making its debut this summer. Located in Navarino Waterfront, the newest integrated resort of Costa Navarino, the 13-hectare beachfront destination will feature 246 stylish rooms, suites, and villas, many with private pools, staged in the Bay of Navarino with stunning Ionian Sea views. The vibrant resort will offer five dining venues including a destination beach club and exciting day to night programming.

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About Troon 

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 680-plus locations around the globe, including managing 665-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 670-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf, and ICON Management Services. For additional news and information, visit, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.


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 comprises a number of distinct sites featuring five-star deluxe hotels, luxury private 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, and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino; Navarino Residences, a collection of luxury villas for private ownership; and The Residences at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino – fully furnished resort apartments for sale; the signature golf course The Dunes Course; Anazoe Spa, a 4,000 m2 spa and thalassotherapy center; the state-of-the-art conference center House of Events; specially designed facilities for children; and a variety of gastronomy venues, sports, outdoor and cultural activities.

Navarino Bay, the second area, is home to the signature golf course, The Bay Course and the earth-sheltered Bay Clubhouse, and is set to welcome the Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino in 2023.

At the nearby site Navarino Waterfront, the upscale, vibrant W Costa Navarino is due to open in summer 2022.  At Navarino Hills, two new 18-hole signature golf courses are open as of February 2022.



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