INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY SIGNALS WEEK-LONG FESTIVAL OF GOLF AT COSTA NAVARINO
The week will feature competitive golf, social events and a number of non-golfing activities, all designed with women in mind.
The package includes seven nights’ accommodation at The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino, and four different and fun tournament rounds on the multi-award-winning Dunes and Bay courses, from March 9-12: Texas scramble; individual strokeplay for professionals, and Stableford for amateurs; greensomes; and fourball better-ball.
Also included in the package price are shared buggies; free use of new TaylorMade rental sets, driving range and unlimited TaylorMade range balls; welcome drink and dinner with drinks; a prizegiving ceremony and party; and three dinners, with drinks, at different restaurants offering a variety of cuisines.
The week-long stay also includes additional off-course activities such as an ‘interactive’ cocktail experience; olive oil tasting; a sunset longest-drive competition from the roof of the earth-sheltered clubhouse, on the Bay Course; a special spa afternoon at the Anazoe Spa and complimentary access to the thalassotherapy pools and heat throughout the week; a golf clinic with a PGA professional; 20 per cent discount in the pro shop; and a night-time shopping trip to delve into Greek fashion.
The event’s media partner is UK-based magazine Women & Golf. Editor Alison Root said: “IWD is a great concept and one which should be celebrated worldwide.
“This is an opportunity for lady golfers to come together in a competitive – yet social – and beautiful environment to celebrate the achievements of their gender and to have fun, in a climate many would not be used to experiencing in March. Women & Golf is delighted to be the event’s media partner.”
IWD – which takes place worldwide on March 8 – is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
IWD has occurred for more than a century, with the first gathering, in 1911, supported by more than a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Before this, the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom’s Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women’s equality. IWD is not country, group or organisation specific, it belongs to all groups, collectively, everywhere.
Costa Navarino sits in a pristine coastal location, and is acknowledged for its high standards of environmental and social responsibility, as well as for promoting the region of Messinia’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.
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ABOUT COSTA NAVARINO
Costa Navarino is the prime, sustainable destination in the Mediterranean, located in the Greek region of Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese. One of the most unspoiled and breathtaking seaside Mediterranean landscapes, this area has been shaped by 4,500 years of history.
Its philosophy is driven by a genuine desire to promote Messinia, while protecting and preserving its natural beauty and heritage. It will comprise a number of distinct sites featuring five-star deluxe hotels, luxury private residences, conference facilities, spa and thalassotherapy centres, signature golf courses, as well as a wide range of unique year-round activities for adults and children.
Navarino Dunes, the first area, is home to two luxury five-star hotels, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort – recently included in the annual Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2020 – and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino; Navarino Residences, a collection of luxury villas for private ownership; and The Residences at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino – fully furnished resort apartments for sale; the signature golf course The Dunes Course; Anazoe Spa, a 4,000m2 spa and thalassotherapy centre; the state-of-the-art conference centre House of Events; specially designed facilities for children; and a variety of gastronomy venues, sports, outdoor and cultural activities. Navarino Bay, the second area, is home to the signature golf course, The Bay Course.
Navarino Hills, with two 18-hole golf courses, is currently under construction, and there are two further sites underway.
High-resolution images of Costa Navarino may be downloaded from http://bit.ly/AZ_CN.