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2023 European Team Shield Championship
International Olympic Academy Golf Course
2-5 August 2023


International Olympic Academy Golf Course

Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece
2-5 August 2023

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Message from the EGA President


On behalf of the European Golf Association, I wish to express our most grateful thanks to the Hellenic Golf Federation and Costa Navarino for hosting the 2023 European Ladies’ and Men’s Team Shield Championships.


I know that all golfers will enjoy the privilege of competing in this event.


As always, friendships will be enhanced by the friendly rivalry which this event provides, and I wish all competitors a happiest and enjoyable championship.


                                                                                        Jan HUBRECHT
                                                                                        European Golf Association 

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Message form the Hellenic Golf Federation President


 The Hellenic Golf Federation welcomes you all in Greece!


The International Olympic Academy Golf Course is one of the most beautiful championship golf courses in Pylos, Messinia, Greece.


It is our pleasure to welcome all competitors of the participating nations. We will do our best to organize a successful EGA Team Shield Championship in 2023.


It is also a great honour to welcome the Representatives of the European Golf Association.


This tournament is so important for all participating nations, especially now that golf has once again gained its rightful place in the Olympic Games.


The Hellenic Golf Federation and Costa Navarino wish you a very successful tournament!


Thomas Tokas


Hellenic Golf Federation


Message form the Hellenic Golf Federation General Secretary


Dear Players,


It gives me a great pleasure on behalf of the Hellenic Golf Federation to welcome you all to the 2023 European Team Shield Championships.


We are excited to be hosting this great EGA event.

We are sure that you will all enjoy our Greek hospitality!

We will all stay to the nearest beautiful towns of Pylos and Gialova & we will do our upmost to make your stay enjoyable as possible.


The International Olympic Academy Golf Course, a 18-hole golf course, designed by two-time Masters champion and Ryder Cup legend José Marίa Olazábal, is set above the coastline and offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, the Bay of Navarino and the Ionian Sea. The International Olympic Academy Golf Course is in excellent condition, the weather is set to be hot so expect fast greens.


I look forward to meeting you all during the great golf event and I am sending you mybest wishes for a successful tournament.


Nikolaos Platis

Secretary General

Hellenic Golf Federation

Message form the Navarino Hills Golf Operations Manager


Dear All,


On behalf of Navarino Hills I warmly welcome you to the European Amateur Team Cham­pionship 2023!


Named as the ‘World’s Best New Golf Development’ at the 2020 World Golf Awards, Navarino Hills is one of Europe’s newest golf destination.

I am certain that you will enjoy the International Olympic Academy Golf Course and our excellent facility as well as the profes­sional service that we provide at Navarino Hills.


Finally, I wish you all a wonderful experience and good golfing on one of Europe’s unrivalled golf destinations!


María García Izquierdo

Senior Golf Operations Manager


Tel.: +30 27230 93114

Mob:+30 697 083 0486



  Navarino Hills, Costa Navarino

24 001, Messinia, Greece


Costa Navarino Golf


Hellenic Golf Federation


Address: 60, Napoleontos Zerva str.

Glyfada, Athens - Greece

Zip code: 16675

 P.O.BOX 7000316610 Glyfada

Athens - Greece

Tel.  +30 2108941933

Fax. +30 2108945162


Official site H.G.F.:


European Golf Association


Address: Place de la Croix Blanche 19CH – 1066 Epalinges

Tel.  +41 21 785 70 60

Fax. +41 21 785 70 69


Official site:


Telephone numbers during the Event:


  • Thomas Tokas (President HGF): +30 697 3040408

  • Nikolaos Platis (Secretary General HGF): +30 694 4800116 (mobile)

  • Annita Apostolidou (Vice President HGF): +30 694 4290290 (mobile)

  • Alex Philippakis (Captain HGF): +30 694 4668888 (mobile)

  • Adam Kritikos, (Senior Operations Manager, Costa Navarino Golf): +30 694 478 6560 (mobile)

  • María García Izquierdo (Senior Golf Operations Manager, Costa Navarino Golf) +30 697 083 0486 (mobile)

  • Navarino Hills, Costa Navarino: +30 27230 93114


Championship Committee

  • Hörður Geirsson EGA Member, acting as Chairman

  • Marc Vuillemin, EGA Championship Committee Member

  • Marine Sciot-Siegrist, EGA Championship Coordinator

  • Chief Referee & Competition Coordinator (HGF)


Tournament Director


Thomas Tokas, President of HGF

Organizing Committee


  • Nikolaos Platis, General Secretary of HGF

  • Alex Philippakis, Competition Coordinator (HGF)

  • Adam Kritikos, Golf Operations Manager, Navarino Hills

  • Efstratios Pantazidis (BoD Treasurer, HGF)

  • John Karlis (BoD Member, HGF)


Rules Officials


  • Michele Miller, Chief Referee

  • Rules Official

  • Rules Official


Honorary Committee



Gábor Gágyor, EGA Executive Committee Member



  • Thomas Tokas, (HGF) President of the Hellenic Golf Federation

  • Annita Apostolidou, (HGF) Vice President of the Hellenic Golf Federation

  • Nikolaos Platis, (HGF) Secretary General of the Hellenic Golf Federation



  • Teams' arrival




  • From 8:00 Official Practice Round

  • 9:00 – 12:00 Registration – Navarino Hills

  • 18:00 – 18:30 Teams' Meeting – Clubhouse

  • 18:35 – 19:15 Team Photographs – Clubhouse

  • 19:30 – Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner – Navarino Hills Clubhouse Terrace




08:00 – Stroke Play - Qualification




08:00 – Match Play, Day 1




08:00 – Match Play, Day 2




  • 08:00 – Match Play, Day 3

  • 18:30 – Closing ceremony – Navarino Hills Clubhouse Terrace

  • 19:00 – Farewell buffet  – Clubhouse Restaurant



Teams' departure



The Team Captains must register their team as soon as possible following their arrival at the venue (with up to date handicap) at the Tournament Office at Navarino Hills and no later than 15:00 on Tuesday 1 August. All details concerning the Championship will be given at regis­tration. Each player can visit our official site on a specific page called ETS 2023, with all championship information.


The International Olympic Academy Golf Course

Navarino Hills, Costa Navarino

24 001, Messinia, Greece


Tel.: +30 27230 93114

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The International Olympic Academy Golf Course, is one of two 18-hole par-72 golf courses designed for Costa Navarino by the world-famous golfer and two-time Masters champion José María Olazábal. It is located at Navarino Hills, the 125-hectare golf haven named the “World’s Best New Golf Development” at the 2020 World Golf Awards and one of the most anticipated new projects worldwide in the golfing community.

In these rolling green hills, the 6366-meter International Olympic Academy Golf Course course overlooks the historic Navarino Bay and the Ionian Sea. Olazábal describes the spectacular sea view as “breathtaking” and almost impossible to keep your eyes off.

World’s first International Olympic Academy Golf Course at Costa Navarino

The International Olympic Academy, the Hellenic Olympic Committee and Costa Navarino unveiled Europe’s next big step in developing golf, one which celebrates the fact that golf is the perfect expression of the Olympic ideal.

While Greece is still a relative newcomer on the international golf scene, one of the sport’s main advantages, the fact that it can effortlessly become part of anyone’s life, regardless of their age, gender or physical condition, goes hand in hand with the ancient Greek philosophy regarding sports, known today as Olympism. When Baron Pierre de Coubertin decided to revive the Olympic Games in 1896, he took to heart the way in which the ancient Greeks saw physical education – as a part of everyday life for everyone, as important as any other education, and with the goal of reaching personal excellence.

This lesson is at the heart of the work of the National Olympic Committees around the world, who strive to inspire athletic activity by creating educational programs. It is also a goal of the International Olympic Academy (IOA), which is creating an international cultural center in Ancient Olympia, and which has partnered with Costa Navarino and the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) to create the world’s first International Olympic Academy Golf Course.

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Local rules
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Official Hotels:



Pylos’ Supreme Accommodation


The brand new Imathoessa complex consists of 4 spacious individual units that ensure a high quality accommodation.




Imathoessa Hotel,
Gialova, Messinia, Greece
Tel. +302723022000
Fax. +302723022001


Imathoessa Prices:

  • Superior Apartments-pool view, for 1-2 people, at the price of 140€ per night per room

  • Superior Apartments-street view, for 1-2 people, at the price of 130€ per night per room

  • Family Suites-pool view, for 2-4 people, at a price of 230€ per night per room

  • Family Suite-Street view, for 2-4 people, at the price of 220€ per night per room


Notice: Book till 30/04/2023 due to high season in Greece!


Please indicate whether you want single or double beds in every booking you send.

The above prices include all legal taxes, as well as a rich buffet breakfast.

The price does not include the overnight tax, which corresponds to 1.50€ per night per room.



Karalis Beach Hotel


Karalis Beach Hotel is located in the kingdom of Nestor, Pylos. Dominate the beautiful square with the monument of three Admirals to supporters two cannons from the Battle of Navarino , shaded by tall trees.




Beach Pylou ( telos odou Tsamadou) 24001, Pylos (Navarino) Messinia

T. +30 27230 23021, 23022




Karalis City Hotel & Spa


Karalis City Hotel located in Pylos (Navarino) Messinia few meters from the main square “Three Admirals”. It is overlooking the Navarino Bay. Housed in buildings of traditional architecture and open 12 months a year.



Kalamatas 26 – 24001, Pylos – Navarino, Messinia

T. +30 27230 22960




Karalis prices:


  • Deluxe S.V. Double room: 150,00 € BB

  • Deluxe S.V. Double for single use: 135,00€BB

  • Superior S.V. Double room: 130,00 € BB

  • Superior S.V. for single use: 115,00€ BB

  • Superior N.V. Double Room: 100,00 € BB

  • Superior N.V. for single use: 90,00€ BB


  • Economy N.V. Double room: 90,00 € BB (limited number of rooms)

  • Economy N.V. for single use: 75,00€ BB (limited number of rooms)



Notice: Book till 30/04/2023 due to high season in Greece!


Extra Meal: 22,00€ p / p (price includes 0,5 lt water and soft drinks, drinks not included)

The above prices include buffet breakfast and taxes, except for the accommodation tax, which corresponds to 1.50€ per room, per night.


Hotels near the area:



Hotel Philip


The hotel lies on a hill at the edge of the town of Pylos, surrounded by breath-taking scenery.




Hotel Philip, Pylos Messinia

Filippopoulos Nikolaos


Tel. : +30 27230 22741

Fax : +30 27230 22361

E-mail :




Zoe Seaside Resort


The Zoe Seaside Resort is located on the vibrant and elegant beach of Gialova, with its crystal clear waters.





Tel: +30 27230 22025

Address: Zoe Seaside Resort, Gialova 24001, Pylos Messinia, Greece



The Galaxy Hotel


You can find the Galaxy Hotel in historical and beautiful Pylos, in the centre of west Messinia.





Three Admirals square, Pylos, 240 01

Tel: +30 2723 022780




12 Gods Resort



Ethniki Odos Pilou Kalamatas 82, Pylos 240 01

Tel:   +30 2723022179
Fax:  +30 2723022878

Mobile: +306944268974






We have arranged the breakfast to start at 6:00 in the morning in all the hotels.

The early birds (those players who take the shuttle bus before 7:00) need to ask the hotel reception to prepare a breakfast to take away the day before (latest 18:00!)



Life in Pylos

Famous beaches, historic castles, Mycenaean palaces, an important wetland
and princely hospitality – all packaged in an ideal destination.




World widely known for its unique and multidimensional character, Greece is an ideal destination for those who want to have a great time. The large region of Peloponnese is mostly a peaceful romantic place. In every corner of Peloponnese, visitors will find traditional taverns with delicious local recipes. So if you do not want to stay inside the hotel you have the option for Greek beautiful taverns by the seaside or up on the hills, as they offer the best views. These taverns are fantastic options for a peaceful night out.




Bus shuttle service will be provided for participants:

Upon arrival and departure
Athens Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" → Hotels → Athens Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos"




Upon arrival and departure

Kalamata International Airport  "Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos"→ Hotels → Kalamata International Airport  "Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos"


as also

During the championship
Official Hotels → The International Olympic Academy Golf Course



During the championship, transport will be organized daily from all listed hotels to the golf club.




The Team Fee per team is 750 Euro. It will cover airport transfers, official hotel/golf club transfers, use of the venue facilities, team photographs, trolleys and social events (4 players and a captain).
Plus charge is 200 Euro for the additional team members (advice giver, club official, other) which cover the airport transfer, official hotel/golf club transfer, Opening Ceremony and Farewell Dinner.



Bank Details:


HGF - Payment Details


Account Name: Hellenic Golf Federation

Bank Name: National Bank of Greece

IΒΑΝ: GR 36 0110 0800 0000 0804 8057 635


Ref: GRJO2022 - Name of Country

The total amount of the team fees should be paid by bank transfer to the account of the Hellenic Golf Federation (please see the bank details above) by 23 June, 2023 at the latest.




• Medical service will be provided during the whole championship.

• Golf bags can be stored at the golf club storage facility.

• The changing rooms are situated in the Clubhouse.

• Dress code for Opening and Closing Ceremonies is official team uniform.

• The Driving Range will open one hour prior to the first starting time and will close one hour after the last group has finished their round.

• Restaurant facilities are available at the Clubhouse.

• Payment of expenses at the golf club can be made by credit card.

• The official practice day is 1 August. Each team will receive the draw for the practice round ahead of the event.

• Mail Boxes will be located in the Clubhouse. All Captains are asked to check them regularly for important information.

• Pull trolleys are available.

• Caddies; No caddies are permitted except for fellow team players (Terms of Competition)

• The Pro Shop offers a wide range of golf equipment and clothing.

• Weather temperature for August: 33 – 35 C

• Full and accurate daily weather reports of Pylos city:

• Navarino Hills

• Hellenic Golf Federation


The Conditions of Competition are available on the EGA websites:



The Championship shall be played under the Rules of Golf as laid down by The R&A, the EGA Hard Card, Generic Terms of Competition and Regulations (all available here: as well as the local rules approved by the Championship Committee at the championship.




The official practice day is Tuesday, 1 August.

Starting will be allocated by EGA Championship Committee.

One ball only may be played during practice rounds, with the following exceptions:
a) If a player misses the green with his shot to the green, he may play one additional shot.
b) Where the Rules of Golf apply (e.g. provisional ball).
c) A player may practice putting, chipping or bunker play, provided play is not delayed.


Players should discontinue such practice immediately when the following group is waiting to play.

Practice balls cannot be used on the championship course.

Only team players are permitted to play the practice rounds.

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