Golf in Greece

by Cristina on June 28, 2011

by Cristina | June 28th, 2011  

Golfing grows in popularity each year but Greece hasn’t emerged yet as a golfing destination. Still, travelers are looking for new, interesting place to combine vacation with a game of golf. And they won’t be disappointed as the golf courses in Greece combine the joy of playing with spectacular views.

If you don’t want to pay a lot for a luxury room within the resorts, there’s always the possibility to choose a cheaper hotel located close to the golf course.

Golf courses

Afandou Golf Club , Rhodes

This is a local championship golf course, open to the public year round. It is located in Afandou Bay, 18 km from Rhodes town, on the way to Lindos. The 18 hole course was designed by the British architect Donald Harradine and offers all the facilities needed.

Close to the golf club, there’s Golf View Hotel , which offers 42 fully furnished rooms. Rooms rates during the peak season range between €47 per night for a double room with half board and €88 per night for a triple room with half board.

>>read about Hotels in Rhodes

Corfu Golf & Country Club , Corfu

It is considered one of the best kept secrets when it comes to golfing in Europe. It is located in Ropa Valley , Corfu. The course was also designed by Donald Harradine. The 18 hole golf course is open year round. There is also a bar, a lounge and restaurant. Changing facilities and lockers are available for the players.

>>read about Budget Hotels in Corfu

Glyfada Golf Club of Athens , Athens

It is located in the seaside town of Glyfada, a suburb of Athens. The 18 hole course was designed by Donald Harradine.

>>read about Hotels in Athens

The Crete Golf Club , Crete

It is the only 18 hole golf course on the island of Crete and is open year round. It is located close to the Heraklion Airport (24 km). The course was built by architect Bob Hunt. The club also offers a restaurant, a bar, lockers, showers and a VIP lounge and terrace.

>>read about Hotels in Crete

Golf resorts

Porto Carras Grand Resort , Halkidiki

The resort is located in Northern Greece, on the western coast of Sithonia, on Halkidiki peninsula. It offers a standard 18 hole golf course , open year round. There are four hotels within the resort , each offering high end facilities, including a spa.

Porto Elounda Hotel and Resort , Crete

This luxury resort is designed to offer absolutely everything a traveler might want. There is a 9 hole golf course which offer the opportunity to play and learn. Within the resort you can stay in villas or luxury suits. There is a spa available for the guests, as well. Average night rates range between €369 for the deluxe room and €1800 for the 2-bedroom suit with private pool.


Costa Navarino Resort , Messinia, Peloponnese

It is a new resort in Greece which features several golf courses, one of which is already open for the public. The luxury resort offers the possibility to stay in rooms and suites, all fully equipped.

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