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Golf in Crete Dec 16

The Crete Golf Club is situated at Hersonissos, near Heraklion, the capital of Crete, and it’s the first full 18-hole golf course to have been built on this beautiful Greek Island. The 6430-yard, par 71-desert style course has two loops of nine, which seamlessly blend into the existing landscape. The slopes, visible rocky ground, groundcover pants and absence of trees provide a character, which is easily identifiable as Crete.

Each hole has a selectlon of 4 tee beds, providing a challenge for all golfers whatever their standards. Where the scratch golfer will fInd the course a tough enough test from the back tee, the novice will find the forward tees more suited to their game. For the farways, we have selected Paspalum as the grass type. This requires the minimum amount of water whist providing the maximum drought resistance. Tifdwarf will be used on the greens where a finer turfgrass is needed.

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The course also comes with the full range of practice facilities for novice golfers, tourists and golf club members. ThiS includes a double- ended covered driving range with practice bunkers, short game area and practice putting green. There is also a second put- ting green adjacent to the first tee. 

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Crete Golfing Dec 16

The Crete Golfing club is a marvellous new addition to Europe’s rich reservoir of courses and  will soon be regarded as one of the finest tests in the whole of the southern Mediterranean.  The new Bob Hunt masterpiece, is best described as a desert golf course hewn out of rolling landscape little more than half an hour from the international airport of Heraklion. It boasts a series of memorable holes that will test every aspect of a golfer’s repertoire and offers stunning views over mountainous landscape that has hardly changed since the Minoan era back in 2600 to 1100 BC.

The views on the back nine are incomparable and so is the service offered to visitors. Staff can supply a fine selection of quality hire clubs. They will go out of their way to fix up games for single golfers and can even arrange transportation as and when required. The standard of service at Crete Golfing Club is exemplary and adds a great deal to what is already a special experience.

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