When it comes to future debates about the best view from a golf clubhouse, the new earth-sheltered facility at Costa Navarino’s Bay Course is going to feature highly.
Opening in early July, the 2,000m2 uniquely designed building blends harmoniously into the natural landscape and is only clearly visible when playing the closing hole. Its indoor and outdoor spaces afford stunning vistas across the renowned Robert Trent Jones Jnr-designed golf course to the historic Bay of Navarino, further enhancing the Bay Course’s positioning among the most breath-taking golf courses in Europe.
Designed by Athens-based AETER Architects – with interiors by London’s MKV Design – the clubhouse is aligned with Costa Navarino’s sustainable principles to preserve and enhance the local environment. The clubhouse is ideally located in a varied landscape with features that combine a pristine coastline with tree-lined hills, olive groves and breath-taking views.
Based on the doctrine of bioclimatic architecture it features planted roofs, which will, ultimately, include a total of 27,500 plants and trees – both around the clubhouse and on its roof – as well as materials and systems that maximise the building’s energy efficiency.
The spacious interior features restaurant and bar facilities – including, for six weeks in July and August, a pop-up, restaurant, the first time a two-Michelin-star dining experience will be available in Greece outside of Athens.
The clubhouse’s unique design and facilities – including an impressive pro shop and relaxation areas – will further enhance the golf offering at Costa Navarino and the unique experiences for its guests.
One of the world’s leading sustainable destinations, Costa Navarino is renowned for its pristine coastal location, breathtaking landscape, cultural heritage, luxury hospitality and real estate. A commitment to the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility exist throughout its operation, as well as a desire to promote the entire region of Messinia, while protecting and preserving both its natural beauty and heritage.
The tournament was the first European Tour event since the sporting shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The 23-year-old had started the final round three strokes behind his fellow American.
Poulter is six shots back heading into the final round.
The Englishman produced an excellent sand save on the last to see him finish the day at 10 under par.
The 44-year-old’s last appearance on the PGA Tour was in mid-February.
The biennial match between the United States and Europe will now take place in September 2021 at Whistling Straits.
Organisers hope to stage the event in September 2021.