Kilada Country Club unveiled as PGA National Greece

Kilada Country Club unveiled as PGA National Greece

19/05/2021

Kilada Country Club, Golf & Residences, located near Kilada on the Peloponnese region of Greece, has been unveiled as the latest PGA National designated resort in the world.

The designation is recognition not just of the highly acclaimed Jack Nicklaus Signature 18-hole championship course, but also of the quality of the other facilities that will make up the 235-hectare Kilada resort.

These include the club house, driving range, state-of-the art exercise and wellness facilities, real estate for sale and a luxurious 5* hotel in the second phase.

Miltos Kambourides, Founder and Managing Director at Dolphin Capital, leading Greek real estate developers, commented: “We take great pride in announcing that our Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course has been awarded the PGA National Greece status.

“Kilada Country Club, Golf & Residences will attract both golfing pros and amateurs alike, becoming a community space for members, residents and guests.

“Our vision is to provide a new place to call home in this destination of exceptional natural beauty which marks the latest step in the development of Porto Heli.”

The PGA restricts its PGA National brand to only one resort per country, and each offers some of the very best golf, leisure and accommodation in that country.    

The PGA National Greece joins the illustrious group of other PGA Nationals which includes Ryder Cup venues The Belfry (PGA National England) and Gleneagles (PGA National Scotland), which features the Nicklaus designed PGA Centenary Course.

Other PGA Nationals can be found in Cyprus at Aphrodite Hills, which hosted two consecutive European Tour events in 2020, and Czech Republic at Oaks, which was voted ‘Europe’s best new golf course’ at the 2020 world golf awards

Robert Maxfield, Chief Executive of The PGA, commented: “We are delighted to start work on the development journey of the PGA National Greece at Kilada Country Club.

“The location of the site is excellent, Jack Nicklaus is one of the world’s leading course designers and Dolphin Capital as developer has a proven track record of creating outstanding real estate and leisure facilities worldwide. 

“We are tremendously excited to be part of the team which will bring one of the very best golf and property developments to reality in the Mediterranean.

“The PGA National Greece further strengthens the Association’s reputation in Europe and we look forward to promoting the entire resort to PGA Members and golfers across the globe.”

With a perfect year-round climate, set amongst the olive groves and hills of Kilada with views out to the sea and the islands beyond, the Jack Nicklaus Signature course is one of a kind.

It has been designed to conserve and enhance the natural environment whilst being both challenging and enjoyable for players of all levels.

The team has strategically routed the 7,100-yard course into the existing natural contours of the Grecian hillside, curving around olive groves and ancient ruins. The layout comprises two loops of nine holes, each returning back to the Country Club, with entries to the greens open and unobscured so playing conditions are to the highest resort play standard.

Commenting on the course, Jack Nicklaus said: “Since I first stepped foot on the course, I was astounded by its beauty.

“The site, sitting above a fishing village on the Peloponnese Peninsula, is spectacular. The Kilada course will play its way through existing valleys, nestled among olive groves, overlooking the sea.”

Due to be completed in 2023, Dolphin Capital and the team at Nicklaus Design will deliver a world class, PGA National Golf Course for residents and guests to enjoy. Work is already underway on the first holes, with grassing due to take place this summer.

CLICK HERE to find out more about Kilada Country Club, Golf & Residences.

The PGA brand is recognised on a global basis and has enabled the Association to develop a portfolio of branded courses and academies across the world. 

The PGA works closely with each property to provide a range of support services, including continuous advice and assistance.

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