Costa Navarino becomes European Tour Destinations Venue

15 September 2022

Costa Navarino, Europe’s newest golf destination, has become the latest venue to join the European Tour Destinations network.

Located across the Messinian coastline in Greece and created following the principles of sustainable development, Costa Navarino features four signature golf courses including two new José María Olazábal designs at Navarino Hills, which opened in February this year.

Olazabal’s creations include the world’s first International Olympic Academy Golf Course and the neighbouring Hills Course, which complement the well-established Dunes and Bay Course layouts designed by Bernhard Langer with EGD and Robert Trent Jones Jr respectively.

Golfing guests currently have a choice of three five-star hotels – The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and the newly-opened W Costa Navarino – while the destination will add to its luxury accommodation next year with the unveiling of the first Mandarin Oriental hotel in Greece.

Ian Knox, Head of European Tour Destinations, added: “Having been recognized as a leading example of sustainable tourism, Costa Navarino is undeniably a sought-after, eco-friendly destination in the heart of the Mediterranean – and one we look forward to be working with.”

Nuno Sepulveda, General Manager at Costa Navarino Golf, said: “We are thrilled with the positive response from our international markets to the golf destination we are creating, and we aim to continue upgrading the golf and hospitality experience we offer to our guests. We are positive that by joining European Tour Destinations’ established network, we will amplify our story globally.”

A short and scenic drive from Kalamata International Airport, Costa Navarino showcases an abundance of leisure, cultural and wellness activities, as well as dining and authentic local experiences. The destination is developed with respect to the region’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Costa Navarino is now becoming known also as a place to live. It features a collection of luxury villas for private ownership developed across distinct neighbourhoods, as well as "The Residences at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino", a number of fully furnished resort apartments.

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About European Tour Destinations
European Tour Destinations is a global network of world-class golf venues across 19 countries on three continents. Each Destination is part of a select number of prestigious golf resorts, with their identity closely aligned to The European Tour Group, creating a unique partnership, which ensures that all guests can enjoy the outstanding experience to be expected from the family of one of the game’s foremost organisation.

The network includes some of the most prestigious golf and lifestyle resorts in Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and Indian Ocean, with many of the venues home to courses, which consistently feature prominently in international rankings. European Tour Destinations also host an array of prestigious tournaments, including the Ryder Cup and DP World Tour Championship.

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 breath-taking 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 & wellness facilities, signature golf courses, and a wide range of unique year-round activities. 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; Costa 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, and the signature golf course The Dunes Course. Navarino Bay, the second area, is home to the signature golf course, The Bay Course 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 open as of August 2022. At Navarino Hills, two new 18-hole signature golf courses are open as of February 2022.


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