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The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort

The Romanos has been recognized as the leading resort in Greece with Condé Nast Traveller’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Award in “The best resorts in the world”. The property captures authentic and exceptional qualities of Messinia through its award-winning architecture, combining grand column-lined walkways with elegant, contemporary design, uninterrupted views of the coastline, and a wonderful backdrop of the golf landscape. The Romanos exquisitely furnished rooms perfectly blend traditional Greek design with contemporary amenities. Rooms offer vistas of the Ionian sea, golf course or gardens.  The breakfast is a feast which includes local honey. Gourmet delights range from Italian and Pan Asian restaurants, to a Souvlakerie stand and a Greek restaurant complete with a well-stocked wine cellar. Chill-out bars provide ideal places to relax and taking in the spectacular views.

Our participants will have 3 group dinners included in the package and 4 nights where you'll be on your own. The Romanos is next to 14 restaurants, 4 bars and lounges as well as 3 pool bars, located steps away from the hotel lobby at Costa Navarino's Dining Village in Navarino Dunes. A variety of venues serve a range of ethnic, continental and Greek cuisine with influences from the Mediterranean diet, lush flavors from the Messinian countryside and finest quality local ingredients such as the renowned Kalamata olive oil.
When you are not golfing consider the resort's Anazoe Spa which offers Far Eastern and Greek inspired treatments. Other resort activities available include the Mouratoglou Tennis Center, racquetball and basketball, a Health and fitness center as well as areas for meditation and workout classes, several pools and the beach.

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The Bay Course

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The Romanos Health Center

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The Hills Course

We encourage SFGA members to register early for this fantastic Greek Golf Adventure. Space is limited to only 24 golfers and we expect the trip to fill up quickly.

The Romanos Resort at Costa Navarino offers many activities and experiences that will enhance your Greek Holiday. The items listed below are just a sampling of activities that will keep you busy while spending time time away from the links!

The Dunes Course

The Hills Course

José María Olazábal was hired to design the Hills Course and the International Olympic Academy Golf course. José María Olazábal ranks among the greatest European golfers of all time with two Masters victories (1994, 1999), 33 titles around the world and legendary performances in the Ryder Cup both as a player and a captain. The past few years he's spent more time with course design and architecture and started a company called, Olazabal Design.

The two new 18-hole courses are set high above the coastline offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and the Ionian Sea and opened for play by 2022.  Mr. Olazábal helped make 2022 a banner year for Costa Navarino as a golf destination, their course portfolio jumped from two signature golf courses to four. The Hills Course overlooks the rural landscape of Messinia with rugged mountains and small villages. Measuring 6,280 yards, this 18-hole course par 72 completes the challenging experience designed to challenge the most experienced golfers in a different landscape setting.

Endless Beaches

Anazoe Spa has 22 treatment rooms

Costa Navarino is a world-class golf destination featuring four signature championship golf courses situated along Greece's pristine Mediterranean coastline. Each course bears the signature of a different world-renowned designer and offers a unique combination of challenges and rewards for golfers of all levels.  The fabulous layouts and immaculate condition of all four courses have been recognized by a series of awards, including “Best Newcomers” and “Best Service” from the World of Leading Golf. And the other accolades include the prestigious title of “European Golf Resort of the Year”, awarded by the global golf tourism association International Association of Golf Tour Operators.

The Dunes Course

Athens & Costa Navarino

October 23 - November 1, 2024

Anazoe Thalassotherapy

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Grand Hyatt Athens

Athens is a modern city uniquely blending with its magnificent classic cultural past. Located 25 minutes from Athens International Airport (ATH) and a short 10 minute drive from the classic center of the city, the five star Grand Hyatt Athens puts you a short taxi ride away from historic attractions, museums and shopping. The Grand Hyatt Athens, opened in August 2018, features a brand new spa, atrium pool & bar and a rooftop with stunning views over the Acropolis. It features air-conditioned accommodations with elegant furnishings and modern technologies. Facilities include a fitness & spa center and a restaurant.
Fitted with contemporary art pieces, each room and suite at Grand Hyatt Athens features a 55" flat-screen TV, work desk and mini-bar. Each consists of a marble bathroom along with free toiletries, bathrobes and hairdryer. A safe and a 24-hour room service are also included. A laptop is provided upon availability. Extra towels are provided upon request at no extra charge. Guests may taste Mediterranean and Asian cuisine at the on-site restaurants and sip signature cocktails at the stylish pool bar or lobby bar. Early breakfast is offered, while a breakfast box can be provided.  The on-site fitness center is accessible 24/7. Grand Hyatt also features a business center and meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technologies, ideal for private or corporate events. Porterage and turn-down services are included.

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The International Olympic Academy Golf Course

The Olympic Course is longer than the Hills Course and has been designed as the more challenging of the two Olazábal designs. The plan is to host international competitions and has already hosted the Aegean Airlines Pro-Am, an international 36-hole game endorsed by the PGAs of Europe which for the past 11 years has attracted players from all over the world. The front nine circles the southern portion of Navarino Hills on softly-undulated terrain and leads through old olive groves in a typical Greek landscape. The back nine then plays along the Navarino Hills which provide spectacular coastal and sea views across to the Bay of Navarino.

The International Olympic Academy Course

The Anazoe Spa

The Bay Course

Tuesday, October 22, 2024

  • Depart the USA for your flight to Athens, Greece (Please note, Air is NOT included in our SFGA Package).
  • Please remember, most flights from North America are overnight flights. Our trip actually starts on the 14th. If you depart the USA on the 13th you will arrive in Athens on the 14th.


Wednesday, October 23, 2024

  • Arrive Athens International Airport (ATH), collect bags, pass through customs, & look for your driver who will take you to the Grand Hyatt Athens, about a 35 minute drive.
  • Check in upon arrival and relax, you made it to Greece!
  • 5:30PM Welcome Reception followed by Dinner


Thursday, October 24, 2024

  • AM Breakfast at the Grand Hyatt's - Grand by Interni, Restaurant
  • 10AM Depart the Grand Hyatt Athens and transfer to Costa Navarino
  • 3PM Arrive at the Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, Check In
  • 6:30PM- Group Dinner at Romanos, restaurant TBD


Friday, October 25, 2024

  • 7:00AM-11:00AM Breakfast Buffet in Romanos Resort's Pero Restaurant
  • Romanos bellmen will drive you to the Dunes Clubhouse from the lobby.
  • 10:00AM- Tee times begin on the Dunes Course
  • On your own for dinner, the resort has many options within a short walk.


Saturday, October 26, 2024

  • 7:00AM-11:00AM Breakfast Buffet in Romanos Resort's Pero Restaurant
  • Meet golf shuttle at Romanos lobby for transfer to Bay Course Clubhouse
  • 10:00AM- Tee times begin on the Bay Course
  • 6:00AM- Cocktail Reception 
  • On your own for dinner, the resort has many options within a short walk.


Sunday, October 27, 2024

  • 7:00AM-11:00AM Breakfast Buffet in Romanos Resort's Pero Restaurant
  • Meet golf shuttle at Romanos lobby for transfer to Hills/Olympic Clubhouse
  • 10:00AM- Tee times begin on the Olympic Course
  • 6:30PM- Group Dinner at Romanos, restaurant TBD


Monday, October 28, 2024

  • 7:00AM-11:00AM Breakfast Buffet in Romanos Resort's Pero Restaurant
  • 9:30AMTour of Methoni Castle, the town of Pylos and Lunch
  • On your own for dinner, the resort has many options within a short walk.


Tuesday, October 29, 2024

  • 7:00AM-11:00AM Breakfast Buffet in Romanos Resort's Pero Restaurant
  • Meet golf shuttle at Romanos lobby for transfer to Hills/Olympic Clubhouse
  • 10:00AM- Tee times begin on the Hills Course
  • On your own for dinner, the resort has many options within a short walk.


Wednesday, October 30, 2024

  • 7:00AM-11:00AM Breakfast Buffet in Romanos Resort's Pero Restaurant
  • Meet golf shuttle at Romanos lobby for transfer to Bay Course Clubhouse
  • 10:00AM- Tee times begin on the Bay Course
  • 6:30PM- Group Dinner at Romanos, restaurant TBD


Thursday, October 31, 2024

  • 7:00AM-11:00AM Breakfast Buffet in Romanos Resort's Pero Restaurant
  • 10AM Depart Romanos and travel back to Athens
  • 3:30PM Arrive Grand Hyatt Athens, Check in and relax
  • 5:30AM Farewell Reception followed by Dinner


Friday, November 1, 2024

  • AM Breakfast at the Grand Hyatt's - Grand by Interni, Restaurant
  • Depart for Athens International Airport (ATH) and fly home.

Romanos Swimming Pools

The Dunes Course

The first signature-designed golf course in Greece. Open since May 2010, the impressive seaside Dunes Course is the first signature golf course in Greece, designed by two-time US Masters Champion and former Ryder Cup Captain Bernhard Langer in association with European Golf Design. This championship course, set in a diverse natural landscape beside The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, offers spectacular sea and river views and incorporates some links-style features in areas closest to the sea. Parts of the course venture into olive and fruit groves, while some holes run along a small river – the Sellas – which meanders through the site. Combined with large undulating greens, wide fairways and steep-faced pot bunkers, the links element of the course adds to its unique style and playability.

Our SFGA members love to travel and play golf. We are frequently asked about new destinations and when we mention that we've been working on a golf trip to Greece, member's eyes light up!  This summer, in between escorting groups to Scotland and Ireland, Bob visited Greece and inspected the premier golf destination in the Mediterranean, Costa Navarino. He returned from Europe raving about Costa Navarino and we've been developing this new itinerary ever since!

Costa Navarino is located in Messinia on Greece's southwest coast, about 3.5 hours drive from Athens and boasts one of the most unspoiled and breathtaking landscapes in the Mediterranean. Costa Navarino has been created to provide luxury travelers with high-end holidays and put Greece on the world golf map as a top destination.  The resort destination is home to four 5-star deluxe hotels, The Romanos Resort, The Westin Resort, W Costa Navarino and Mandarin Oriental, two spa centers, Anazoe Spa and Away Spa, four signature golf courses, over 20 fine dining venues, a wide range of sports, outdoor and cultural activities, plus an array of 5-star services. Our SFGA members will stay in upgraded rooms at the Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort. The Romanos has been acclaimed as leading resort in Greece with Condé Nast Traveller’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Award in “The best resorts in the world”.

You'll enjoy seven nights in Costa Navarino which is bookended by one night stays at the five star Grand Hyatt Athens. Participants should fly in and out of Athens because Athens has the most flights from North America. This trip is limited to 24 golfers and we encourage anyone who is interested to register early.

Seaside Spa Treatments

Tentative Itinerary:

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The Bay Course

The Bay Course at Navarino Bay, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, provides both a fun experience and a challenging test for golfers of all levels. 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. With the majority of tees offering spectacular coastal and sea views and two holes playing along the historic Bay of Navarino, the course plays a little shorter than The Dunes Course at 5,614 meters from the back tees and meanders through three distinct natural landscapes. The Seaside, Canyon, and Grove holes provide striking contrasts that create a dramatic and memorable golf round. This is considered the number one course in Greece and one of the absolute best in Continental Europe, that is why we have planned to play it two times during our stay!

The International Olympic Academy Course

The Romanos Health Center

The International Olympic Academy Course

Costa Navarino Things To Do Other Than Golf:

Costa Navarino has plenty of Watersports

Event Details:

A) $4,700 Per Person, Double Occupancy or $9,400 Per Couple
B) $4,000 Per Non-Golfer, Double Occupancy or $8,700 Per Couple, Golfer & Non-Golfer

C) $5,700 Per Golfer Single Occupancy

EXTRA NIGHT $450 Per Night - Grand Hyatt Acropolis View Room, Breakfast, Airport Transfer, Fees & Taxes

  • Two (2) nights at the Grand Hyatt Athens in Upgraded Deluxe Rooms with views of the Acropolis
    • We spend the first (10/23/24) & last (10/31/24) nights here to begin and end the trip in Athens
    • Welcome Reception followed by Dinner (10/23/24)
    • Farewell Reception followed by Dinner (10/31/24)
  • Seven (7) nights in luxurious Deluxe King Guest Rooms at Romanos Costa Navarino
  • Breakfast (7) mornings at the Romano's Pero Restaurant, serving an excellent daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner (3) nights at three at a selection of Romano's Costa Navarino Resort Restaurants
  • Beverage Package included for the 3 Dinners at Costa Navarino: Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks
  • Five (5) rounds of golf with carts on Costa Navarino's 4 Championship Courses:
    • The Dunes Course - A Bernhard Langer Design
    • The Hills Course - Designed by Jose Maria Olazabal
    • Olympic Course - Also designed by Jose Maria Olazabal
    • Bay Course - A Robert Trent Jones II Design that we play Two Times
  • Transfers to all Golf Courses,Golf Club Storage, Practice Range and Unlimited Balls on playing days
  • A local sightseeing tour that includes time to explore Methoni Castle, the town of Pylos and Lunch
  • Airport Transfer from Athens International Airport (ATH) to Grand Hyatt and back to (ATH) on departure
  • Transfers from Grand Hyatt Athens to Costa Navarino and back
  • Resort amenities include high speed Wifi, International cable/satellite TV, Robes & Slippers, Nightly Turn-Down Service, In-room Safe, Bottled Water, In-Room Coffee/Tea Maker, Fully equipped hotel gym and health center with indoor pool and group sessions, Jacuzzi, sauna & steam room, beach, tennis
  • Gratuities on planned meals, taxes and fees are included

Costa Navarino Golf Course Information:

The Hills Course