Greece conjures up many images but most would mention their olives, feta cheese and Ouzo – the Greeks certainly know how to party and they also know how to relax because most tourist towns and villages tend to shut down for the winter. The Greeks love tradition and they are blessed with a rich and colourful history, their love of the gods, mythology and dreams of Atlantis, which are all very much alive today. Greece is regarded as the birthplace of democracy, literature, philosophy and naturally the Olympic Games. In fact, Greece has a little something for everyone, from relaxing beaches to buzzing cities but unfortunately, there is precious little in Greece to please the travelling golfer.
Despite a rich sporting heritage, there are only seven 18-hole Greek golf courses (and one 9-holer). Greece is certainly focused on tourism and the Hellenic Golf Federation was founded in 1981 so we are genuinely surprised at the low number. Corfu and Rhodes have one course each and Crete has one 18-hole course and a 9-hole layout, there are four others on the mainland. The Bernhard Langer-designed Dunes course and Robert Trent Jones Jnr’s Bay course at Costa Navarino have however raised the Greek golfing bar and that will appease the travelling golfer.
Our golf course rankings for Greece were last updated in January 2016.