The developers of the two golf courses at Navarino Hills are promising to be ready in spring 2022. At this moment, 70% of the golf courses are ready. As we got used to at the other golf courses of Costa Navarino achieving sustainable golf course operations is one of the business goals.
I don’t want to run so far ahead. Here are the most important facts of Navarino Hills‘ two new golf courses:
- The two courses measuring 6,366m and 6,280m in length respectively and featuring an average green size of 669m².
- All infrastructure works, including electrical installations, rainwater drainage works, and an additional irrigation lake of 15,000 m3, were completed last summer.
- A water reservoir with a capacity of 485,000m3 has been built to meet the irrigation needs of both courses, while 52,000 indigenous forest plants, shrubs, and seasonal local flowers and herbs have been planted.
- A new clubhouse is under construction and scheduled to be finished by December. Designed by acclaimed architect Lubomír Zeman and built using local stone materials, it aims to achieve class A+ in energy efficiency and will feature photovoltaic panels.
- Navarino Hills golf facilities will also include a driving range with a capacity for 60 people and a 15,000m² short game area.
Navarino Hills will complement Costa Navarino’s two signature golf courses, The Dunes Course (designed by Bernhard Langer in association with European Golf Design) and The Bay Course (created by Robert Trent Jones II).
When the two courses of Navarino Hills will be completed in spring 2022, Costa Navarino will be in a very enviable position since they will be able to offer four signature golf courses to enjoy within a 13km radius.
Perhaps it is no exaggeration to say that Costa Navarino will become a one of Europe’s elite golf destinations.
Tourism spend recovery
Let’s assume McKinsey is right. They predict that global tourism will not recover fully before 2024. They also forecast a cumulative drop of $3 trillion to $8 trillion before tourism expenditure returns to pre-COVID-19 levels.
They listed five behaviors that can influence tourists’ behavior. I was surprised to discover that sustainability is ranked as the #5 factor. At the same time:
- The materiality of air transport – ranked #2
- Health & hygiene factors – ranked #3