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"