Scotland’s Carly Booth carded a final round 67 on The Dunes Course at Costa Navarino in Greece to win the 2016 Aegean Airlines Pro-Am and take home the first prize of €7,000, becoming the first female winner of the Pro-Am since it began in 2006.
Beginning the day two shots off the pace, Booth made substantial ground in the final grouping, eventually taking the lead with just two holes to play, and managed to hold off the chasing pack for her first Confederation of Professional Golf Sanctioned Event victory with a -13 (200) total.
Costa Navarino, the prime sustainable destination in the Mediterranean, located in the Greek region of Messinia, features the first two signature designed golf courses in Greece, The Dunes Course which opened in May 2010, and The Bay Course in 2011.
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Costa Navarino Resort - The Dunes Course
Former Ryder Cup Captain and US Masters Champion Bernhard Langer, in association with European Golf Design, is the architect of the first 18-hole signature designed golf course in Greece.
Much of the contouring mirrors the rugged outlines of the distant mountains. Close to the sea, there is a links-like feel; further inland, it reflects a more typically Greek landscape of olive and citrus groves, and there are large undulating greens, wide fairways and steep-faced pot bunkers.
Primarily a resort course, the variety of tee placements on offer means that it will be hugely enjoyable for the casual golfer whilst at the same time an exhilarating challenge for the best players. Measuring a full 6,018 meters from the championship tees down to just under 5,000 meters from the front, the playing areas are generously wide and cater for the occasionally breezy conditions so close to the sea.
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Costa Navarino Resort - The Bay Course
Just a few minutes from Navarino Dunes, at the Navarino Bay development, the Bay Course offers an alternative set of challenges and choices in a quite different setting. Designed by leading American architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., it plays a little shorter than the Dunes Course at 5,760metres from the back tees. The par 71 course places a slightly greater emphasis on strategic play and positional golf.
The Seaside, Canyon, and Grove holes provide striking contrasts that create a dramatic and memorable golf round. The course plays to a par of 71 from a variety of lengths designed to test the golfing skills of amateurs and pros alike. The imaginative layout offers panoramic seaside and mountain views, including several holes that play directly along the sea and two directly overlooking the historic bay of Navarino.
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