AEGEAN Airlines and Costa Navarino are preparing to host the most important tournament in the destination this fall. Bringing together two major golf events, the inaugural Aegean Messinia Pro-Am 2022 will be held from September 14-17, at Europe's newest golfing destination.

Aegean Airlines and Costa Navarino launch the first-ever Aegean Messinia Pro-Am

The Dunes Course – ©Costa Navarino

Combining the Aegean Pro-Am and the Messinia Pro-Am, the inaugural 54-hole tournament will be played at three of Costa Navarino's four signature 18-hole courses – The Dunes Course, the world's first International Olympic Academy Golf Course, and The Hills Course at Navarino Hills, the two new courses that opened in February 2022.

Guaranteed by the Confederation of Golf Professionals, supported by the Hellenic Golf Federation and the PGA of Greece, the Aegean Messinia Pro-Am will have a maximum of 75 teams, each consisting of one professional and three amateurs. The total prize money for the tournament will reach €70.

Offering the chance to compete for numerous individual and team prizes, the four-day tournament also comes with an exciting program with several themed events.

Aegean Airlines and Costa Navarino launch the first-ever Aegean Messinia Pro-Am

The International Olympic Academy Golf Course – ©Costa Navarino

Already open, team registration for the Aegean Messinia Pro-Am 2022 is on a first-come, first-served basis. To find out more about packages and to book, visit AEGEAN Airlines is offering preferential airfares to tournament participants.

Katia Avramidou, legal counsel for AEGEAN Airlines and board member of the Confederation of Golf Professionals, said: « Building on the uninterrupted success of the 14-year-old international golf tournament "Aegean Airlines Pro-Am", supported by the CPG (former PGA of Europe), we are delighted to set a new goal with our partners at Costa Navarino and to create a new Pro-Am capable of becoming a major golf tournament for renowned PGA professionals and golf enthusiasts around the world. We are convinced that the “Aegean Messinia Pro-Am” would have been an association desired by the late Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos and Theodore Vassilakis, and one of their most cherished visions. »

Aegean Airlines and Costa Navarino launch the first-ever Aegean Messinia Pro-Am

Navarino Hills- International Olympic Academy Golf Course – ©Costa Navarino

For Nuno Sepulveda, General Manager of Costa Navarino Golf: “This year marks a turning point for Costa Navarino with the opening of two new golf courses in Navarino Hills, offering a total of four courses of the highest quality. AEGEAN Airlines has been a long-time partner of Costa Navarino and we are delighted to join forces to present this new pro-am to the world, the perfect showcase for the golf, leisure and hospitality offerings of Europe's newest golfing destination. . »

Designed by two-time Masters champion José María Olazábal and stretching over 125 hectares above the Bay of Navarino and the Ionian Sea, The International Olympic Academy Golf Course has opened, like neighboring The Hills Course and the new Hills Clubhouse, at the very start of the 2022 golf season. The Dunes Course, designed by Bernhard Langer and EGD, completes the golf offer for the Aegean Messinia Pro-Am.

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