Playing at Costa Navarino’s two excellent golf course in more than just golf. It’s an experience we were lucky enough to have two years ago for the first time after a trip to Messinia region and this time we had the pleasure to be invited to the 1st International #MessiniaProAm golf tournament which took place at Costa Navarino’s  The Dunes Course and The Bay Course together with some top professional golfers, golf experts, media representatives plus top travel and sports brands.

Our mission was to show the lifestyle around golf and how Travel Golf & Lifestyle can combine to promote a destination. During the event for three days, our team of content creators used Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to share their experiences digitally during the #MessiniaProAm.

Our team consisted of two influences sharing content based on different themes and experiences to help show Costa Navarino is about more than just golf but also the lifestyle around golf which includes food, culture, beautiful scenery and in this case, world-class hotels and awarded spa.

With our help in just 3 days, the #MessiniaProAm hashtag was trending as one of the top hashtags in Greece reaching over half a million people and creating over 3 million impressions on twitter alone.

More Than Just Golf

After a couple of visits to  Costa Navarino the two previous summers, we have to say that we were surprised by the natural beauty of the place even in the heart of winter. The mild Mediterranean climate and the sunny days make it an all year round destination. As being golfers we appreciate the high standard of the golf course & facilities but also the mountains, beaches, castles & breathtaking views the area has to offer which make it a perfect destination for golf but also for great visual content any time of the day including of course the sunsets.

We are looking forward to returning to Costa Navarino for more golf and digital adventures!

#MessiniaproAm Insights

The golf tournament itself attracted 27 Teams consisting of 27 top professionals and 81 amateur golfers from 14 countries, including the Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, the UK and the United States.

The 1st #MessiniaProAm was played over 54 holes (three rounds) with each team consisted of one professional and three amateurs. The high standard of golfers ensured a strong and competitive tournament with low scores posted each day.

The Messinia Pro-Am closed with the Gala dinner and Prize Award Ceremony presented by Nadia Boule and Christos Chatziioannou. Mr. Achilles V. Constantakopoulos, Chairman & CEO, of TEMES S.A., developers of Costa Navarino opened the Gala dinner with his speech. He highlighted the long-standing dream of his father and founder of Costa Navarino, Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos to make Greece a premier golf destination.

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