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New golf course in Greece

7.30am 30th May 2001 - Course Development

Work has started on site on The Crete Golf Club, the first new golf course to be built in Greece for many years.

The course will be par 72 championship standard and 6,400 yards long. Four sets of tee positions on each hole will make it a challenging course for golfers of all levels. There will be two driving ranges and a state of the art golf academy with practice putting greens and short game practice area.

Costing in excess of Dr 4,400 million, The Crete Golf Club has been designed by British golf designers, PGA Golf Management. It is being developed by a group of local hoteliers and the City of Hersonnisos and built by Greek contractors.

“This is an important site where we have followed our design philosophy of environmental friendliness,” said Bob Hunt, head of golf design for PGA Golf Management. “When completed it will be a positive addition to the landscape of Crete.

It is certainly one of the most important events in Greek tourism for many years. It has taken a great deal of hard work by the developers to be able to start work and we aim to be ready for play in March 2003.”

Crete Golf Club tel. +30 28970 26000, fax +30 28970 30180, e-mail

PGA Golf Management Tel: Int +44 (0)117 929 8181

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