Greece. Games of the gods
Sun, sea, wine, Sirtaki… and Golf. This unexpected detail now complements the usual idea of Greece. The history of Golf is supposed to have Scottish roots, and this is one of the annoying misunderstandings that separate Greece from the title of “home of sports of the entire universe”. After all, the game is truly noble and worthy of praise from the gods of Olympus. However, modern Greeks are not upset at all and succeed in Golf no less than its ancestors.
There are high-class landscaped fields near Athens, on the Islands, in the Peloponnese. Their construction took place at the latest stage in the history of Greece, so compliance with the highest standards is not in doubt. For example, the project of the Dunes Course Golf course, located in Costa Navarino, belongs to Bernhard Langer-the captain of the team at the Ryder Cup, a two-time champion of the US Masters tournament.The land set aside for the game was maintained and cultivated for a year. It is difficult to say which of these facts has led to the fact that today the 18-hole Dunes Course is on the list of the best in Europe.
Glyfada Golf club is located in the suburbs of Athens. The field of this club is also among the best playing fields in Greece. This is probably why the Mediterranean tournament was held here in 1992 and the World Cup in 1979.
The Golf club on the island of Corfu was built by the famous architect Donald Harradine in 1973. However, the field has had a completely new look over the past few years. The club is open all year round and offers training for adults and children from the age of 8.
Golf club in Porto Carras. It is located in Northern Greece, 75 km from Thessaloniki. The 77-hectare course was originally designed for 9 holes, and in 2003 it became a full 18-hole course. The club is open at any time of the year.
Also, there are excellent courses on the island of Rhodes-the Afandou Golf club, and on Crete-the Porto Eluanda Club and the Cretan Golf club.