Greece has some superb golfing spots that are very appealing to travelers. Some of the golf courses in Greece are located at strategic points close to the sea. These courses are found scattered around both the mainland and islands of Greece. This is a list of the best seaside golf courses in Greece.
The Porto Carras golf resort is located at Neos Marmaras in Halkidiki. Architects Bill Robinson and Geoff Cornish designed it. Originally a 9-hole golf course, the resort was established towards the end of the 20th century and was once a recreational destination for many visitors all around Europe. The resort is home to some tastefully furnished hotels, captivating vineyards, a stretch of olive groves and a marina. The golf course has since been dubbed ‘Olive Grove’ and went through some renovation which converted it an 18-hole landscape. The golf course features three lakes and an irrigation system that helps to supply water to the paspalum greenery.
Corfu Golf Club
The fourth best golf course on the list is the Corfu Golf Club situated at Ropa Valley in the Ionian island of Corfu is one of the well-maintained golf courses in Europe. It was founded in 1971, and designed by Don Harradine. The stunning Golf Curb links directly to the charming Ropa Valley. The golf course has beautifully designed hazards that make it ideal for physically challenged players. There are many Eucalyptus plants and popular flowers which line the fairways beautifully. Coursing round the club are waters which are mostly lakes and streams.
Crete Golf Club
The Crete Golf Club located at P.O Box 106, 70015 Hersonissos, Crete is an iconic landmark in the island. The Golf Club was opened in 2003, and it features a green landscape carpeted over rugged terrain. This architectural wonder was put in place by English architect, Bob Hunt. The course measures about 6,340 yards and five sets of tees at each hole. From the golf course, you can have spectacular views of the Mediterranean waters.
Costa Navarino Bay
The Costa Navarino Bay course is the sister golf course of the Costa Navarino Dunes course. It was inaugurated a year after the Costa Navarino Dunes made its debut. The stunning golf course created by a renowned architect, Robert Trent Jones Jnr. features verdant olive trees and a scenic seascape. Along the seashore, two of the course holes have been linked to the Navarino Ionian bay.
Costa Navarino Dunes
The Costa Navarino Golf Course located at the Navarino Dunes is the number 1 golf course in Greece. It was designed by renowned architect, Bernhard Langer in conjunction with the European Golf design. The sporting area which was launched in 2010 is an 18-hole layout that is the first of its kind in the country. The golf course is built close to tall dunes which are located close to the sea. The ambiance of the entire course gives a typical Greek vibe. The lush scenery is filled with citrus groves and olive trees. The views of the waterfront from the golf course are simply enchanting.