til første side Debattsiden
Åpner opp 19. mai
The Bay Course, hull nr 11 ligger lekkert til med fin utsikt
05.05 Costa Navarino, Hellas:
Hellas er ikke det mest populære golfstedet nordmenn reiser til. Man bør kanskje
se på Costa Marina. Omtalen og hjemmesidene virker meget innbydende.
Klimaet skulle være det beste for en fin golfferie i Hellas.
Her finner du to gode golfbaner: The Dunes Course, designed by Bernhard Langer,
og The Bay Course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Nå starter Costa Marina opp sesongen. Her kan du lese alt om dette:
Costa Navarino welcomes the new golf season
The time has come to discover a growing golf destination and create memorable
experiences on and off the course in a safe, carefree environment
Golf at Costa Navarino – the prime sustainable destination in the
Mediterranean – is ready to swing into action with guests being welcomed for the
new season from May 19th at
The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and from May 23rd
The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort. Guests can once again enjoy the
acclaimed The Bay and The Dunes courses, while a new experience awaits this
autumn with golfers having the exclusive chance to play the first of the two new
courses at Navarino Hills, named the ‘World’s Best New Golf Development’ at the
2020 World Golf Awards. With a world of new, fascinating experiences and
upgraded services and benefitting from large outdoor spaces and enhanced
protection measures, Costa Navarino is ready to create golfing memories that
last a lifetime.
The Dunes- inspirerende å spille denne banen
GOLF TO SAVOUR
Costa Navarino features two signature 18-hole layouts - The Dunes Course,
designed by Bernhard Langer, and The Bay Course designed by Robert Trent Jones
Jr. – both offering thrilling and varied golfing challenges, beautifully
manicured and nestled between sea and rolling hills. Beginners and budding
future champions can experience expert tuition from PGA qualified professional
instructors, while golfers are invited to travel light and take advantage of
Costa Navarino’s range of new TaylorMade SIM2 rental sets.
In addition, a further new 36 holes are nearing completion at Navarino Hills,
both designed by two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazábal, with the first
course set to be introduced this autumn at the 5th Messinia Pro-Am, taking place
from 24-27 November.
SPORT FOR ALL
In addition to the superb golfing experience, sports fans have a lot more to
choose from for an active holiday experience.
Tennis lovers will get to experience the first European ‘Mouratoglou Tennis
Center’, which is launched in partnership with renowned tennis coach Patrick
Mouratoglou. With 12 new state-of-the-art tennis courts, reaching a total of 16,
guests will get to train with experienced Mouratoglou coaches who will deliver
special training methodologies and tailor-made programs including private and
group lessons, for adult and junior players alike.
Moreover, a wide range of watersports including kitesurfing, windsurfing, scuba
diving and kayaking are also available together with mountain biking, road
cycling, hiking and additional activities.
NEW FOR 2021
This season, Costa Navarino will introduce a one-of-a-kind teens hub with a
series of exciting entertainment options for its young adult guests - including
new on-trend culinary concepts and gaming activities. From VR gaming and bowling
to an outdoor escape game, teens will have the time of their life, with carefree
fun day and night.
Off the golf course, the gastronomic journey at Navarino Dunes and the ‘al
fresco’ dining options continue throughout the 21 restaurants, cafes and bars.
This season, as the destination welcomes acclaimed chef Giannis Parikos, guests
will have the opportunity to indulge in the chef’s new take on the menus at KooC
Taverna Secrets Kafeneio and Souvlakerie.
Perovino will showcase the best of Greece's authentic comfort food with a
contemporary flair, while for a more private affair, unique locations such as a
traditional Messinian home, an idyllic setting amidst the olive groves or a Farm
to Table lunch with homegrown produce in the vegetable gardens, will offer the
ultimate dining experience.
Expert sommeliers will showcase the best of the region’s grape varieties and
guests can find out more about the destination’s organic vineyards, where a
traditional harvesting experience is available during the harvest season.
CELEBRATING THE BICENTENNIAL
2021 is a landmark year for Greece, celebrating the 200-year anniversary of the
Greek Revolution. This is another reason, why visiting Peloponnese - the
birthplace of the revolt - is undoubtedly a top choice this summer.
Inspired by the local heroes, traditions and stories of 1821, the authentic
experiences at Costa Navarino get a unique twist, giving guests the opportunity
to travel back in time. From gastronomic tastings, to cultural performances and
curated tours that pay homage to the past, this season will be one to remember.
IMMERSING IN NATURE
The spacious and well spread-out facilities at Navarino Dunes, set in a total
area of 130 hectares combined with an enchanting sandy beach that stretches over
1km overlooking the Ionian Sea, and a choice among 259 villas, suites and rooms
with private pools, offer ultimate privacy and comfort for a carefree holiday.
Opportunities to immerse in nature are abound, with activities for all ages.
From swimming in the world-famous Voidokilia beach to private picnics
overlooking the sunset while enjoying local delicacies and sailing in
crystal-clear waters are some of the reasons to enjoy the great outdoors. An
Anazoe Spa treatment performed in a stunning setting under centuries-old olive
trees or at the beach, is an ideal way to unwind while being in touch with
Located in the pristine region of Messinia, Costa Navarino is surrounded by lush
nature in an idyllic seaside setting. Easily accessible by road from Athens or
through direct flights to Kalamata International Airport, new flights this year
connect the destination to even more cities around Europe. New routes include
flights from Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol as well as Stuttgart, Venice and
Warsaw (with a convenient connection from New York).
UNWINDING IN SAFETY
Besides the protocols set by the World Health Organization and the Greek
Authorities, a series of enhanced protection measures is in place, to ensure
guests can unwind safely.
An in-house 24/7 medical and nursing team will be available, while regular
molecular/PCR tests are conducted for associates. It is recommended that any
guests who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 or have not recovered from
Covid-19, have a PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival. Alternatively, a
Rapid Antigen test will be offered complimentary upon arrival, whereas upon
request, PCR testing will be available on-site at a special price.
Moreover, the hotels have implemented the innovative system ‘Commitment to
Clean’ developed by Marriott, setting new standards and specifications for
cleanliness and hygiene in hospitality. Further measures include temperature
measurements for everyone entering the resort, additionally hired trained staff
for sanitization of public and private spaces, and a dedicated associate team to
address the enhanced needs in health and safety. Mechanisms and digital services
for zero or low-contact and transactions, as well as extended distancing limits
are also in place.
For more information, please visit the Costa Navarino website.