Tournament

In 2006 Aegean Airlines, inspired by the vision and the noble ambition of its people to create an outstanding, world - class golfing event, launched an innovative and challenging idea: the organization of the Aegean Airlines Pro-Am golf tournament, an avant-garde event in Greece at the time, endorsed since the beginning by the PGAs of Europe, and supported by the PGA of Greece and the Hellenic Golf Federation.

Wholeheartedly committed to the strategic objective of developing golf and eager to promote the Greek local culture and natural beauty to international golfers, Aegean Airlines designed the much desired Pro-Am tournament according to the latest international standards. The first tournament was successfully staged in June 2006 at the “Crete Golf Club”, in Hersonissos, Crete.

Aegean Airlines has proven to be a company firmly anchored in the communities in which it is active and deeply committed to contributing to their prosperity and well being. As a result, the tournament donates each year an amount of the event income to non-profitable institutions or charities, such as: the local trust “Iliachtida” in Crete, the "SOS Children’s Villages", the "Society of Messenian Archeological Studies" in Messene, "Christos Stelios Ioannou Foundation" for people with mental handicap in Cyprus, "Elpida - Association of Friends of Children with cancer", "Medecins du Monde - Greece" etc. Since the 2nd Aegean Airlines Pro-Am, we have exceeded the amount of 100,000 euros in donations.  

The “Aegean Airlines Pro-Am”, an international 36-hole game, attracts professional and amateur players from all over the world. Each team of the tournament consists of 1 professional player and 3 amateurs. Until today and for ten consecutive years the tournament has been hosted at various venues (18-hole championship courses) all over Greece, such as Crete Golf Course for 3 consecutive years (2006-2008), Porto Carras Golf Course in 2009 and The Dunes Course, Costa Navarino for 2010 & 2011, where also the celebration of the 5 years anniversary took place.

In 2012, the Aegean Airlines Pro-Am was hosted at a golf venue outside of Greece at the spectacular and highly awarded Aphrodite Hills Resort and Golf in Cyprus. The tournament had duration of 4 days (30 May – 2 June 2012) with the 1st  day being the official practice day. Since 2010, an extra day has been added with an individual competition for professionals and amateurs.

In 2013, the Aegean Airlines Pro-Am returned to Greece and Costa Navarino. A year later, 2014, was the first time that the competition took place over two golf Courses at Costa Navarino, on the unspoiled and breathtaking seaside landscapes of "The Dunes Course", and in the newest addition to the Resort, "The Bay Course".

In 2015, the Aegean Airilines Pro-Am celebrated its 10th anniversary at the prestigious premises of Costa Navarino. In association with the Hellenic Football Federation and top-tier Superleague players, Aegean Airlines powered for the first time in Greece the 1st Footgolf Event, at "The Dunes Course", where a total of 24 renowned footballers and VIPs took part. The game is played the same way as golf, except players use a football instead of a golf ball, and the ball is kicked rather than struck with a club, working towards a 21-inch "cup" in place of the usual golf hole.  

This year Aegean initiates a New Decade, with More Passion for golf, competition and enjoyable moments. The Aegean Pro-Am will be hosted for 4th  consecutive year at the two magnificent golf courses, "The Dunes Course" and "The Bay Course" of Costa Navarino, and is open to 60 teams! May it be successful and unforgettable to all players and visitors!

Aegean Airlines Pro-Am in numbers:

1st Aegean Airlines Pro-Am at Crete Golf Club 

  • 2 – 4 June, 2006
  • 52 teams
  • 208 players
  • 13 countries
  • 70.000 prize money
  • Pro event winner: Liam Bond

2nd Aegean Airlines Pro-Am at Crete Golf Club

  • 1 – 3 June, 2007
  • 45 teams
  • 184 players
  • 16 countries
  • 61.500 prize money
  • Pro event winner: Henrik Engdahl

3rd Aegean Airlines Pro-Am at Crete Golf Club 

  • 5 - 7June, 2008
  • 44 teams
  • 176 players
  • 12 countries
  • 62.000 prize money
  • Pro event winner: Fredrick Mansson  

4th Aegean Airlines Pro-Am at Porto Carras Grand Resort 

  • 4 – 6 June, 2009
  • 48 teams
  • 192 players
  • 14 countries
  • 64.800 prize money
  • Pro event winner: Paul Nilbrink

5th Aegean Airlines Pro-Am at The Dunes Course, Costa Navarino 

  • 2 – 6 June, 2010
  • 48 teams
  • 192 players
  • 16 countries
  • 64.850 prize money
  • Pro event winner: Lee Rinker 

6th Aegean Airlines Pro-Am at The Dunes Course, Costa Navarino 

  • 1 - 4 June, 2011
  • 45 teams
  • 180 players
  • 17 countries
  • 62.700 prize money
  • Pro event winner: Nicolo Gaggero

7th Aegean Airlines Pro-Am at Cyprus, Aphrodite Hills 

  • 30 May - 2 June, 2012
  • 45 teams
  • 180 players
  • 13 countries
  • 62.700 prize money
  • Pro event winner: Zeke Martinez

8th Aegean Airlines Pro-Am at The Dunes & Bay Courses, Costa Navarino

  • 29 May - 1 June, 2013
  • 60 teams
  • 240 players
  • 21 countries
  • 70.000 prize money
  • Pro event winner: Nicolo Gaggero

9th Aegean Airlines Pro-Am at The Dunes Course & The Bay Course, Costa Navarino

  • 11 - 14 June, 2014
  • 60 teams
  • 240 players
  • 14 countries
  • 70.000 total prize fund
  • Pro event winner: Nicolo Gaggero
10th Aegean Airlines Pro-Am at The Dunes Course & The Bay Course, Costa Navarino
  • 17 - 20 June, 2015
  • 64 teams
  • 256 players
  • 14 countries
  • 71.345 total prize fund
  • Pro event winner: Jake Roos

11th Aegean Airlines Pro-Am at The Dunes Course & The Bay Course, Costa Navarino

  • 22 - 25 June, 2016
  • 63 teams
  • 252 players
  • 17 countries
  • 70.000 total prize fund
  • Pro event winner: Carly Booth