2020 Messinia Pro-Am

February 20 - February 22. 2020

Event List

The 2020 Messinia Pro-Am will take place from 19-22 February across The Dunes Course and The Bay Course at the world-renowned Costa Navarino in Greece.

Costa Navarino – Greece’s premier golf resort, will play host to the event for the fourth time, where Professionals will compete across three days of individual Strokeplay for a €50,000* prize fund, alongside the Pro-Am team Stableford event.

Over the first two tournament days the field will be split into half, alternating play across Costa Navarino’s two courses, followed by a final day cut where the top half of the field will battle it out over the Bernhard Langer-designed Dunes Course, with the other remaining half playing the Bay Course.

The Messinia Pro-Am is a Confederation of Professional Golf Sanctioned Event held under the auspices of the PGA of Greece, the Hellenic Golf Federation.


Costa Navarino

Costa Navarino is the prime, sustainable destination in the Mediterranean, located in the Greek region of Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese.

One of the most unspoiled and breath-taking seaside Mediterranean landscapes, this area has been shaped by 4,500 years of history. Its philosophy is driven by a genuine desire to promote Messinia, while protecting and preserving its natural beauty and heritage.

It will comprise a number of distinct sites featuring 5-star deluxe hotels, luxury residences, conference facilities, spa and thalassotherapy centres, signature golf courses, as well as a wide range of unique year-round activities for adults and children. Navarino Dunes, the first area, is home to two luxury 5-star hotels,

The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino; The Dunes Course – the first signature golf course in Greece- Anazoe Spa, a 4,000sqm. spa & thalassotherapy centre; the state-of-the-art conference centre House of Events; specially designed facilities for children; as well as a variety of gastronomy venues, sports, outdoor and cultural activities. Navarino Bay, the second area is home to the signature golf course, The Bay Course.



Costa Navarino
24001 Messina


Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, is Greece’s largest airline providing ever since its inception in 1999 until today, full service, premium quality short and medium haul services.

TIn 2013 AEGEAN acquired Olympic Air and through the synergies obtained, network, fleet and passenger numbers expanded fast. The Group welcomed 14m passengers onboard its flights in 2018.

2019 network covers 151 destinations (31 domestic and 120 international) to 44 countries, operated with a fleet of 61 Aircraft. Through its customer centered approached AEGEAN has gained recognition for its service and people. The Company has been honored with the Skytrax World Airline award, as the best European regional airline in 2019. This was the 9th time AEGEAN received the relevant award. In addition, AEGEAN received the Skytrax 2018 “Best Crew in South Europe” award. Among other distinctions, AEGEAN captured the 5th place, in the world's 20 best airlines list (outside the U.S.) in 2018 Readers' Choice Awards survey of Condé Nast Traveler. AEGEAN has been also recognized in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for Airlines winning the distinctions of “Best Regional Airline Europe”, “Best Regional Business Class Europe” and “Best Airline in Greece”.

In June 2018 AEGEAN signed a Purchase Agreement with Airbus, for the order of up to 42 new generation aircraft of the A320neo family and plans to place additional orders with lessors for up to 20 new A/C of the A320neo family.


Hellenic Golf Federation

The Hellenic Golf Federation (HGF) is the highest golf authority in Greece and is administratively and hierarchically placed under the General Secretariat of Sports.

The main goals / objectives of HGF are the promotion and expansion of golf in the country, the organization of golf competitions held under the HGF auspices and be represented through the national teams in international competitions achieving notable performances.

The Athletic Sport Committee of HGF works closely with the club - members for the promotion and improvement of new players through their club academies and strives to maintain the more experienced athletes at the highest competitive level since those are the ones composing the national teams.

Part of the activities of HGF is also the promotion of the opportunities offered to foreign visitors to explore and play golf in one of the country's golf courses taking advantage of the approximately 300 days of sunshine on a yearly basis. Several tournaments are organised with the assistance of the HGF with participants, such as The Greek - American diaspora tournament, coming from abroad.


PGA of Greece

The PGA of Greece was formed in 1989 and it is the official governing body for professional golf in Greece and member country of the Confederation of Professional Golf. The PGA of Greece also works closely with the Hellenic Golf Federation of Greece - member of EGA.

The Greek PGA Mission Statement is derived from our Constitution.

The primary objectives of the PGA of Greece are to promote and administer professional golf in Greece. In support of these objectives, the Greek PGA responsibilities are to:

  • Co-operate with the Confederation of Professional Golf and other National PGAs
  • Arrange the Professional Greek Open Golf Championship, international matches and other events
  • Co-ordinate the annual golfing teaching programmes of our members
  • Act as the focal point for seeking formal Government and other major sponsorship for golf activities in Greece
  • Co-ordinate the promotion and development of golf activities
  • In collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce, promote Greece as a golf destination
    Manage the affairs of the Greek PGA to the best advantage of the Association and its members


Messinia Pro-Am Teaser

The Dunes Course

    The 18-hole Dunes Course has been designed by former US Masters Champion and Ryder Cup Captain Bernhard Langer, in association with European Golf Design. Set in diverse topography with spectacular sea and river views, tall dunes divide some of the holes adjacent to the golden beach. Inspired by the character of the natural landscape, much of the contouring mirrors the rugged outlines of the distant mountains Close to the sea, there is a links-like feel, adding to its unique style and playability; further inland it reflects a more typical Greek landscape of olive and citrus groves. Several holes run along a small river that meanders through the site and there are large undulating greens, wide fairways and steep-faced pot bunkers. The course is designed to provide an exciting challenge for all golfers, measuring from a little more than 5,000 meters from the front tees to almost 6,018 meters from the back tees with a par of 71. It features a full-size driving range and a short-game practice area, an impressive clubhouse including Flame restaurant, a designatedmembers’ lounge and an exclusive pro shop.


    Course Par Total Length
    Tee Par Length
    Out 36 3142
    IN 35 2876
    Total 71 6018m

    The Bay Course

      The second signature-designed course sets Costa Navarino on its path to becoming a golf destination. Playing to a par of 70 and a little shorter than The Dunes Course at 5,422 meters from the back tees, The Bay Course is situated a few minutes’ drive away and offers an alternative set of challenges. Designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course places a slightly greater emphasis on strategic play and positional golf. The idyllic setting runs through foothills and right alongside the historic Bay of Navarino. Most tees offer breathtaking sea views and the course twists and turns through three (Seaside, Canyon and Grove) distinct natural landscapes, providing striking contrasts that create a dramatic and memorable round.

      The brand-new, earth-sheltered Clubhouse at The Bay Course, will open in summer 2019, showcasing a unique design and blending harmoniously into the natural landscape. Covering more than 2,000sq.m. the clubhouse has a premium location, benefitting from spectacular views over the Bay of Navarino and the stunning Bay Course which meanders through the undulating and diverse landscape of the lush Messinia region.


      Course Par Total Length
      Tee Par Length
      Out 36 2896
      IN 34 2527
      Total 70 5423m

      Sunday 16 February 2020

      Arrivals at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino

      Monday 17 February 2020

      Arrivals at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino
      08:00-18:00 Optional Practice Day at The Dunes Course or The Bay Course

      Tuesday 18 February 2020

      Arrivals at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino
      08:00-18:00 Optional Practice Day at The Dunes Course or The Bay Course

      Wednesday 19 February 2020

      08:00-18:00 Official Practice Day at The Dunes Course or The Bay Course
      09:00-20:00 Teams’ registration at The Westin Resort, House of Events entrance
      19:00 Welcome Reception at “1827” lounge bar, followed by dinner at Morias restaurant (Dress code: Smart Casual)

      Thursday 20 February 2020

      08:00-18:00 Round 1 (18 holes) at The Dunes Course & The Bay Course

      Friday 21 February 2020

      08:00-18:00 Round 2 (18 holes) at The Dunes Course & The Bay Course
      20:00 Social event at “The Diner” restaurant including dinner and the charity bowling game for SOS Children’s Villages “A good cause to STRIKE” (Dress code: Smart Casual)

      Saturday 22 February 2020

      08:00-18:00 Round 3 (18 holes) at The Dunes Course & The Bay Course
      20:00 Dinner and Prize Giving Ceremony at The Great Hall, House of Events (Dress code: Jacket for men and semi-formal outfit for women)

      Sunday 23 February 2020

      Morning at leisure
      Individual departures

      Tournament Format:

      Professional Category: 54 Hole Individual Strokeplay
      Team Category: Pro-Am Stableford, 2 scores from 4 to count on each hole

      Prize Fund:

      €50,000 (Based on 50 teams competing)