Two-time Masters champion and Ryder Cup legend José María Olazábal has returned to Costa Navarino to oversee the fast progress of the developments at Navarino Hills in Greece.
Despite the global pandemic, the development of the two golf courses at Navarino Hills is running to schedule for its proposed opening in 2022.
All infrastructure works, including electrical installations, rainwater drainage works and an irrigation lake of 15.000 m3, have already been completed. A water reservoir of 428,000 m3, a key element for sustainable management of water resources, is underway, according to the approved Environmental Impact Assessment study, while the construction of the clubhouse which serves both golf courses is to begin shortly. At the same time, the seeding of the grass at the 7,024-yard West Course has begun in the first five fairways. while the East Course will start seeding very soon.
Overlooking The Bay Course and the historic Bay of Navarino, the two new 18-hole courses designed by Olazábal offer panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, the fertile Messinean landscape, dotted with olive groves, fragrant citrus orchards, rosemary and lavender scrubs, the mountains and local villages and the sapphire-blue Ionian Sea.
Olazábal’s 20th course construction is expected to open for play in the spring of 2022, establishing Costa Navarino as one of the few upscale golf destinations around the world to offer four 18-hole layouts.
José María Olazábal, speaking during his most recent visit to Navarino Hills, said: “I am delighted to return to Costa Navarino for a tour of the ongoing construction of the two new 18-hole courses on Navarino Hills. And I am proud to say that works have progressed nicely even during the challenges of the past months. We have already started seeding the grass on the West Course, while shaping on the East Course continues in full speed. We still have some ways to go until the opening, but I am thrilled how well the design is coming to life and I cannot wait to show everyone.”
Costa Navarino already features 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; Anazoe Spa, a 4,000m2 spa and thalassotherapy centre; and a variety of gastronomy venues, sports, outdoor and cultural activities. At Navarino Bay an ultra-luxury, all-suite and pool villas resort is currently under construction, alongside an upscale, vibrant, lifestyle resort at the nearby site Navarino Waterfront.
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