Glyfada Golf Course
The history of the Glyfada Golf Course begins in 1960, when the Municipality of Glyfada leased an area of 530 acres to the EOT (the Hellenic National Organization of Tourism) for the construction of a golf course in the coastal area, which was covered with pine trees, dunes and low and dense wooded vegetation.
Taking advantage of the natural beauty of the landscape (natural creek, seaside view), the renowned golf architect Donald Harradine built an 18-hole golf course in 1962, which still exists. Harradine had many new trees planted along the fairways, mainly the pine trees native to the region. A characteristic feature of the course were the wooden bridges over the creek at the 1st, 9th, 15th and 16th holes crossed by golfers carrying their carts.
A significant modification was made in 1978 by Robert Trent Jones, as part of the preparations for the 27th World Cup Series. An automatic irrigation system was designed and installed throughout the course and the creek, was carefully covered and converted into a flat ravine, as the first electric golf cars made their appearance. Later, the addition of sand traps (bunkers) on the fairways increased the degree of difficulty of the course.
Since 1993, the golf course has been run steadily by the Municipality of Glyfada as a municipal enterprise, making the sport of golf affordable for anyone!
The Glyfada Golf Course of international standards, is a green construction, set in a landscape of low hills, large trees and low Mediterranean vegetation.
The fairways are surrounded by pine trees, cypress trees, and olive and fig trees, without large differences in height. The slightly rolling terrain is easy to walk.
Starting from the elevated 1st tee, you’ve got a view of the sea, and moving on, you ascend the 3rd hole par 5 to find yourself facing the sea, following the 4th, 5th and 6th holes.
The 7th hole, at 480m, is the longest par 5, followed by the beautiful par3 8th and then the most challenging hole on the course, the 9th. Continuing on to the 10th hole, you head
back to the south. As you move on to the 11th hole, the landscape changes. Set against Mount Hymettus, the 12th hole (the longest par 3 at 180m.) leads to the 13th hole.
The beautiful 14th hole with its spectacular green requires a walk up to the long 15th hole par 5, with remnants of the old creek before the green. The 17th hole with its beautiful green and view of Mount Hymettus leads to the last hole, the 18th, which climbs to an elevated green, perhaps the hardest on the course.
Apart from the daily physical exercise of professionals and amateurs, the Glyfada golf course has become a center for the development of golf all over Greece and has hosted great events and personalities of the golfing world and beyond.
Glyfada Golf, Terma K. Karamanli, Glyfada, 16675, Athens, Greece
Glyfada Golf Course
Glyfada’s Golf is easily accessible by car as well as by public transportation (metro, bus).
Located only 1.5 km from the sea and blessed, with a mild climate but most importantly only 35 minutes from Eleftherios Venizelos airport, the port of Piraeus and the Athens city center, the Glyfada Golf Course, is the perfect place to enjoy your favorite sport of golf throughout the year!
Αccess by car : Τhe fastest way is by following the avenues Leof. Andrea Siggrou and Leof. Posidonos with direction to Glifada.
Access by bus-metro: From Syntagma square use metro line M2 and get off at “Elliniko” station.
Afterwards get on the bus No 205 with direction to Glyfada and get off at “Pergamou” bus stop. From there it is only a 6-minute walk!