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A NEW GOLF COURSE FOR GREECE

 

There are just four 18 hole golf courses in Greece, the last one having been built in 1979. With initiative from the Government and Tourist Industry of Greece, the first of several new courses planned for the future is being constructed at The Crete Golf Club

The Course will be Par 72 Championship Standard and 6,400 yards long. Four sets of tee position on each hole will make it a challenging course for golfers of all standards.

There will be two driving ranges and a state of the art Golf Academy with practice putting greens and short game practice area.

It is in Hersonnisos, Crete, is being developed by a group of local Hoteliers and the City of Hersonnisos and construction by Greek contractors started in May, 2001.

Costing in excess of Dr 4,400 million, (8 million), it has been designed by British golf designers, PGA Golf Management where Bob Hunt, Head of Golf Design commented that:

"This is an important site where we have followed our design philosophy of environmental friendliness. 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"

 
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