Sunday

Navarino Dunes Revealed - Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12
















Not surprisingly, the recent release of EA Sports' spectacular new Tiger Woods game was all about Augusta National.  After all, even the most casual golf fan is intrigued by the Masters and by the cloistered, velvety-green sanctuary of a course that hosts it each year.

But the latest edition of the Tiger Woods franchise features a number of other new courses as well. These will undoubtedly be discovered and enjoyed by gamers of all stripes as the novelty of strategizing Amen Corner and winning the green jackets wears off (I imagine it does wear off eventually?)

One of the newly featured courses, is Navarino Dunes at Costa Navarino, the naiscent eco-resort complex on the southwest coast of the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece.
 
Designed by two time Masters winner Bernhard Langer, the championship course has been opened less than a year but has already received stellar reviews for it's spectacular setting (panoramic ocean views) and sublime service (on course delivery of iced towels).

I've written about golf in Greece... and the development of Costa Navarino... over the past couple of years as the course took shape among the olive groves, and resort villas appeared in clusters on the surrounding hills and I hope to get there in the not too distant future. In the meantime I'm looking forward to playing the course virtually and getting some practice in for the future trip.

Henri Stenson playing Navarino Dunes on Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12