Porto Carras (Olive Grove) - Greek Mainland - Greece

Porto Carras Resort,
Neos Marmaras,
63081 Halkidiki,
Greece


  • +30 (0) 23750 77000

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  • Geoffrey Cornish and Bill Robinson

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Giannis Carras, a Greek businessman, created the Porto Carras Resort in the early 1970s. Located near the village of Neos Marmaras on the western coast of Sithonia, Giannis established an impressive array of hotel complexes, vineyards, olive groves, a marina and a 9-hole golf course within the resort.

Following a gradual decline in popularity toward the end of the 1990s, Constantine Stengos, head of the Technical Olympic company, stepped in to revive the fortunes of the resort with the aim of restoring Porto Carras to its former status as one of Europe's premiere leisure and holiday destinations.

Originally designed by Geoff Cornish and Bill Robinson, the golf course was renamed “Olive Grove” and given a total makeover in 2002 which lead to an extension to a full 18-hole layout. Major renovation work included the relining and reshaping of three lakes and the installation of a modern irrigation system to water the new paspalum grass that replaced the old turf. The lakes now feature as water hazards at four of the back nine holes between the 11th and 15th.


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Description: Originally designed by Geoff Cornish and Bill Robinson, the course at Porto Carras was renamed "Olive Grove" and given a total makeover and extended to eighteen holes in 2002. Rating: 3 out of 6 Reviews: 2

I played this course twice in the past and my impressions were positive, as I've stated in the other review. I went to play there in July 2014. The course has gone to seed and is in need of maintenance. The fairways were mostly non-existent with patches of dry grass interspersed with packed dirt. The greens were poorly maintained and either flooded or dried up. It was such a disappointment!
1 / 6
Porto Carras (Olive Grove)
October 27, 2014


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I played this course twice in 2009 and 2010. The layout is extraordinary especially on the back nine. Great views on some holes. The fairways left somewhat to be desired, but in general a great experience.
5 / 6
Porto Carras (Olive Grove)
February 13, 2013


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