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Costa Navarino to unveil Navarino Hills at 2021 Messinia Pro-Am

10.37am 14th April 2021 - Travel

The fifth annual Messinia Pro-Am has been confirmed for 24-27 November 2021 and for the first time attendees will have the opportunity to play across three courses, including the brand new José María Olazábal-designed West Course at Navarino Hills Costa Navarino, and the  The Dunes Course and The Bay Course.

The 54-hole international event – which saw record breaking attendance in 2020 with more than 20 participating countries and 50 teams – has welcomed professional and celebrity golfers over the years, such as Bill Murray, Mike Tindall and Sepp Maier. 

Sanctioned by the Confederation of Professional Golf and held under the auspices of the PGAs of Greece and the Hellenic Golf Federation, this year’s Messinia Pro-Am will feature a record entry of 75 teams with professionals competing for a €50,000 prize fund under the Messinian sun. 

An established part of the global golf calendar and with a host of top professionals and celebrities competing, the four-day event also includes a fascinating programme of themed events and dinners with the emphasis on fun and friendship.

Navarino Hills, recently named as the ‘World’s Best New Golf Development’ at the 2020 World Golf Awards, stretches over 500 hectares of rugged natural terrain overlooking Navarino Bay and provides the ideal complement to the existing courses.

Designed by two-time Masters champion and Ryder Cup legend José María Olazábal, the two new courses will both play to par 72 and measure 6,466m and 6,280m respectively and stretch over 125 hectares (1,250,000sq.m.), overlooking the historic Bay of Navarino and the surrounding hills. 

When the project is fully completed in spring 2022, the Mediterranean’s prime, sustainable destination will be in the enviable position of being able to offer its guests four signature 18-hole golf courses – all within a 13km radius.

Surrounded by olive groves and overlooking the historic Bay of Navarino, the par-71, 5,422m The Bay Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones II and meanders through three distinct settings – seaside, canyon, and grove – to provide striking contrasts. Golfers can also enjoy the newly opened and award-winning earth-sheltered Bay Clubhouse which blends seamlessly into the natural landscape.

Complementing this, the par-71, 6,018m, Bernhard Langer and EGD-designed The Dunes Course, offers spectacular sea and river views and incorporates links-style features in areas closest to the sea, while occasionally venturing into olive and fruit groves.

The official carrier of the Messinia Pro-Am for the fifth consecutive year is AEGEAN Airlines (, a member of Star Alliance, the strongest global aviation alliance who is in partnership with Costa Navarino, the Confederation of Professional Golf (CPG) and PGA of Greece. Aegean offers special airline ticket prices for Messinia Pro-Am participants. 

Team registration for the 2021 Messinia Pro-Am is now open. For more information visit To watch a preview video of 2021 Messinia Pro-Am click here.

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