10th Porto Carras Pro Am & Open golf tournament on May 1-5, 2019, plus the 1st Foot Golf Event!

From May 1 to 5, 2019 and for the 10th consecutive year, Porto Carras Grand Resort hosts the world – renowned “Porto Carras Pro Am & Open” golf tournament in Sithonia, Halkidiki.

In addition, a special Foot Golf event is being held this year featuring football players of Greece’s triumphant national football team that won the UEFA Euro 2004.

 

Porto Carras Grand Resort, voted as Greece’s Golf Best Hotel by the World Golf Awards, is organizing the 10th  Porto Carras Pro Am& Open 2019in collaboration with PGA Greece and with the support of WIND as a sponsor as well as National Geographic as a communications sponsor.

The welcome ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 1,at 20:00 at the Reflections bar &restaurant of Meliton 5* Hotel and the awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 4, at 20:30at the Crystals Restaurant.  Οn Sunday, May 5, the whole event completes with the implementation of the 1st Foot Golf event, powered by Porto Carras and Aegean Airlines.

Footgolf is a rising sport that is constantly gaining friends around the world. Its rules are the same as golf, with the holes being larger, balls replaced by football balls and no use of golf clubs.

The 1st Foot Golf Event,powered by Porto Carras and Aegean Airlines, will be staged at the Foot Golf court in area of 4 holes at the existing Golf Course.  At the Foot Golf event, 24 participants will be joining, mainly comprising of legend players from the Hellenic Football Association, current or ex-players of the Super League, Sports Celebrities & VIPs, along with distinguished golf professionals.

 

This international golf tournament, organized in the international standard 18-hole golf course at Porto Carras is one of the top European Pro-Ams with top professional golfers from all over Europe and this year isexceeds all expectations, with the participation of 30 teams (120 players from 13 countries) while the total prizes amount to 15.000€.

The participants will enjoy the impeccable hospitality offered by the Porto Carras Grand Resort Meliton 5 * Hotel with all the quality and service standards.

Primary goal of the historic resort in Halkidiki remains the development of golf in Greece and is always a supporter of Hellenic Golf Federation with the organization of many golf competitions in recent years.

Designed in 1968 by Geoffrey S. Cornish and William G. Robinson and renovated in 2003 by Roy Mc Ray, the international standard 18-hole golf course of Porto Carras Grand Resort makes the first course in Northern Greece a very exciting one for players of all levels. Strategic water obstacles and bunkers provide the adequate intensity at every strike, as for the various different starting points, anyone can enjoy a magnificent view over the mountains of Itamos and Meliton, the vineyards of Domaine Porto Carras and Villa Galini, Toroneos Gulf and the nearby seaside village of Neos Marmaras.

Besides the golf course, Porto Carras Grand Resort offers each year a high standard golf experience and integrated services in a sunny climate with fully equipped facilities which make it the ideal golf destination.