Navarino Dunes

Bernhard Langer / Design Solutions / Europe / Greece / Signature Design

Success

  • Navarino Dunes has quickly gained a reputation as a high quality golf resort, helping to promote Greece for the first time as a serious golf destination.
  • Opened in 2010 it has already been voted one of the World’s Most Exciting New Courses by Golf World.

The Brief

  • Create a flagship signature resort course with excellent practice facilities to accompany two new five star deluxe hotels developed by TEMES, a premier developer of luxury mixed-use resorts.

The Challenge

  • The golf course design must demonstrate a commitment to environmental responsibility and complement its natural and historic surroundings.
  • Important archaeological sites must be avoided.
  • The course should be playable and fun for average and below average abilities, but challenging enough to host occasional professional and amateur tournaments.

The Solutions

  • Bernhard Langer employed as signature designer to help attract important German and northern European markets.
  • Wide fairways present generous playing areas and large greens make inviting targets. Strategic bunkering and plenty of movement on the putting surfaces rewards accuracy and provides an element of fun.
  • Extensive practice facilities include a driving range, practice chipping and putting greens and a dedicated short game practice area.
  • The style of the golf course defines its unique character and sets it aside from other courses in this region of the Mediterranean.
  • Extensive native planting and replanting emphasizes the traditional landscape character of the region. All trees removed during golf course construction replanted on the course or elsewhere on the project.
  • 130,000 metres of geothermal heat collectors laid below several fairways to aid the heating and cooling of the buildings.
  • The need to respond to on-site archaeological discoveries required a flexible design approach.

Status

The course opened for play in May 2007.

Course Stats

  • Designed in association with: Bernhard Langer
  • Client: TEMES
  • Course: 18 Holes
  • Length: 6200 metres, Par: 72

Contact Details

NAVARINO DUNES
Messinia
Costa Navarino
24001, Greece
T: (30)(272) 309 6000
W: www.costanavarino.com

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