The Crete Golf Club
The Crete Golf Club at Hersonissos is an 18-hole golf course designed by architect Bob Hunt.
The course is situated in an unspoiled area crowned by the mountains’ natural beauty.
Following an extensive upgrade, it reopened in October 2015 and aspires to attract golfers from all over the world. The Club is conveniently located just 20 minutes from the city of Heraklion and 15 minutes from Heraklion International Airport – a gateway to Crete from numerous European cities connected with direct flights.
In addition, golfers worldwide will find the Club irresistible as it is only three minutes away from the most cosmopolitan beaches and luxurious resorts of Hersonissos. Its ultra-modern facilities, designed to blend harmoniously with the breathtaking beauty of the Mediterranean landscape, make it a unique golfing haven all year round. The famous Cretan weather –an ideal combination of the cooling sea breeze during the summer months and the mild weather conditions during spring, autumn and winter− adds to the uniqueness of this place making it more than appropriate for golfing.
Suggested hotels located nearby: Hersonissos Maris / Silva Beach /Mediterraneo
Costa Navarino (The Dunes Course)
Open since May 2010, the impressive seaside The Dunes Course is the first signature golf course in Greece, designed by former US Masters Champion and Ryder Cup Captain Bernhard Langer in association with European Golf Design.
This championship course, set in a landscape of diverse topography with spectacular sea and river views, incorporates some links-style features in areas closest to the sea. Parts of the course venture into olive and fruit groves, while some holes run along a small river – the Sellas – which meanders through the site. Combined with large undulating greens, wide fairways and steep-faced pot bunkers, the links element of the course adds to its unique style and playability.
18-hole, par-72 course measuring almost 6,200 metres from the back tees and a little more than 5,000 metres from the front tees.
3,500m² clubhouse with full-service locker and guest-changing facilities.Dining and banquet space for pre- and post- tournament activity. A fully-equipped shop will offer the latest in golf equipment and apparel from a range of international brands
(The Bay Course)
Open since October 2011, the 18-hole seaside Bay Course at Navarino Bay, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, provides both a fun experience and a challenging test for golfers of all levels. Troon Golf, the world’s leading luxury-brand golf Management Company, also operates The Bay Course.
18-hole, par-71 course measuring 5,614 metres from the back tees and featuring four sets of tee positions.
Impressive clubhouse with full-service locker and guest-changing facilities.
Dining and banquet space for pre- and post- tournament activity. A fully equipped pro shop will offer the latest in golf equipment and apparel from a range of international brands.
Suggested hotels located nearby: Costa Navarino
Glyfada Golf Club
The Glyfada Golf Course is located in the seaside town of Glyfada which is a suburb of Athens. The course is an 18 hole, Par 72 course and was designed by Donald Harradine.
The Glyfada Golf Course opened in 1966 and has continually hosted such events as the World Cup Tournament in 1979, the Mediterranean Gamers in 1992, and for the past three years, the PGA Senior Greek Open.
The Glyfada Golf Course is a green oasis of rolling hills, landscaped with mature trees and shrubbery. In addition to its Pro Shop, driving range and putting green, the course has facilities for meetings and social events for up to 2,000 people.
Suggested hotels located nearby: The Margi / Astir Palace
Corfu Golf Club
The beautiful golf course of Corfu has been characterized by many as one of the best hidden secrets in Europe.
The Corfu Golf Club course, located only 14km away from Corfu town, was designed by the famous Swiss architect Donald Harradine, who combined the natural beauty of the Ropa Valley with his own interventions in a harmonious way, to create a course pleasant for both advanced and beginner players.
Today, it is a magical place with tree groves around the fairways, ponds, streams and a background of the surrounding hills.
It is a habitat filled with animals and birds (Common Kingfisher, Ardeidae, Lutra lutra, fish). In front of the 1st tee there flows the river of Navsica, the beautiful Corfiot princess who rescued Odysseus when he shipwrecked at its mouth, a few meters away, at Ermones beach.
Golf can be played there throughout the year, as the winter is mild.
There are three sets of tees for all categories of players. The course is excellent and easy to walk while every hole offers endless variety as well as a challenge.
Suggested hotels located nearby: Sensimar Grand Mediterraneo Resort & SPA