The Crete Golf Club

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The Crete Golf Club

P.O. Box 106, Hersonissos, GR-70014 Crete, Greece, Greece

Phone: +30 2897 026000, Fax: +30 2897 030180


The Crete Golf Club near Hersonissos is the only 18-hole golf course on the island of Crete and one of the most impressive courses of the Mediterranean, which holds a unique challenge and a pleasant experience for both golf players and visitors all year round. As of 2012 The Crete Golf Club is an official venue of the Ladies European Tour Access Series. It is easily accessible from Heraklion Airport within 25 minutes (24 km).

The climate in the area is very mild all year round: The altitude ensures a light, cool breeze in high summer, making the game very pleasant, while in winter there is very little rainfall and the average temperature is between 15 – 20°C that rarely goes below 12°C on the coldest day.

Each hole has been constructed separately and in harmony with the surrounding landscape, providing panoramic views of both the mountains of Crete and the Aegean Sea. The Crete Golf Club has a mountain-style layout and it is meticulously maintained.

The Academy of the Crete Golf club is the only golf academy in Greece that has state-of-the-Art equipment for swing and putting analysis and club custom fitting, all done by PGA Professionals.

The Course

18-Hole The Crete Golf Club Course

Opened in 2003. Design: Bob Hunt. Style: Mountain/Desert.

Terrain: Undulating - Hilly

Technical difficulty: Moderate - Hard


White (Men)71711355740 m
Yellow (Men)7169.51335421 m
Blue (Women)71701274976 m
Red (Women)71691244482 m

Practice Facilities

  • Driving Range
  • Putting Green
  • Pitching Green
  • Chipping Green
  • Practice bunker


18-Hole The Crete Golf Club Course

Visitors are welcome every day.
Advance booking is essential.
A valid handicap certificate from player’s home club is required.
Handicap limit: 36


Softspikes recommended.

No dogs allowed. Mobile phone not permitted on course.

GPS devices approved.

Players of higher hcp upon confirmation

Green Fees

18-Hole The Crete Golf Club Course

Green FeeMon - SunHolidays
February 19 - March 26, 2022 and November 21 - December 4, 2022
18 Holes
Regular80 €80 €
Juniors up to the age of 1640 €40 €
9 Holes
Regular50 €50 €
March 27 - May 22, 2022 and September 17 - November 20, 2022
18 Holes
Regular95 €95 €
Juniors up to the age of 1640 €40 €
9 Holes
Regular65 €65 €
May 23 - September 16, 2022
18 Holes85 €85 €
9 Holes55 €55 €

Driving Range

Monday - Sunday
Rangefee10 €
Bucket (30 balls)2 €

Guests of partner hotels are entitled to a discount on their Green fees by demonstrating their confirmation of stay at our partner hotel upon their arrival at the reception of the golf course


Club Amenities

  • Clubhouse
  • Conference room
  • Locker rooms
  • Club accepts credit cards
  • Pro Shop
  • Bar
  • Snack Bar
  • Beverage Cart


Credit cards accepted.


  • Clubs for hire
  • Trolley for hire
  • Electro-trolley for hire
  • Electro-cart for hire

Golf tuition

2 PGA professionals (Swedish, British & Greek PGA), GASP, Flightscope, Putt Lab, 3 Putting Greens.

The Club

General Information

Founded: 2003
Membership: Available


Club ManagerNicholas Sotiropoulos+30 6972 914 123
Head ProHenrik Engdahl+30 6984 672 271

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Ranan Richardson 1 Review

Spectacular Golf in Crete

What couldn’t be more perfect than my recent golf stay at The Crete Golf Club, just a mere 30 minutes from the islands capital of Heraklion. Embracing the wild, magnificent, local scenery, the hotel is modern and cozy with large, beautiful picture windows framing the mountains, sea and course. Should you choose not to be fully air-conditioned, a quiet overhead fan will lure you off to sleep with the fresh country air at night. The pool is a sanctuary of its own, tucked off on a quiet backside with a gentle breeze, the aroma of wild herbs and local vegetation, and the jingle of the local goats bells.
The restaurant veranda for breakfast, lunch or dinner, offers you not only specular views over the 18th hole, but the best of Cretan dishes catering to all diets. Don’t miss the local hand made spinache pies… light and thin as air.

The course with its challenging holes, superb greens and undulating hills (I defiantly recommend a buggy) guarantees to challenge ALL handicaps. Each tee box, fairway and green is in immaculate condition. The modern driving range, and practice area, along with superb coaches guarantee you will make more than ample progress during your stay should you choose.

The caddy master not only sets you up with a sparkling clean buggy, clubs and tees, but also fills the attached ice filled cool box with complimentary water for your round - Cretan hospitality all the way!

The professional, friendly staff cannot be helpful enough, but the hole in one goes to the Clubs manager Nicholas Sotiropoulos, who does a fabulous job of leading his staff. Young, respectful and mentored by one of the best in the industry, he shares just enough of his busy day with the guest listening to their needs and experiences without being intrusive.

Over all, an amazing experience!! I’m only sorry I couldn’t play more and better to honour such a fabulous place. More reason to come back and try again, again... and again!

haveclubswilltravel 3 Reviews

The beautiful Crete Golf Club

As a friendly warning this course is now closed since mid October 2014 until next October or whenever. Saying that, it is really a fine test of golf but not for the beginner unless your a golf masochist. While not a long course (unless your play from the gold tees) each hole is novel and unique with blind greens, heavy rough but wonderful greens and well-kept fairways. Your drive down the middle is rewarded and most shots to the green will stop. Putting on the outstanding greens is true with the usual breaks but no surprises. I believe the 6th hole par 3 across a ravine is the most exciting but followed by the number 1 rated, par 4 - monster. (it plays longer than it looks) I've been told the renovation will eliminate some of the difficulty and increase playability for beginners but truly hope they do not spoil this fine mountainous course.

Lorna Godwin 1 Review

Just Back from Crete Golg Club 10th Oct 2012

Loved the course, fantastic setting amongst the mountains. I play off 21 handicap and found the red tees gave me tomuch advantage on the guy i was playing with. Therefore played off blue and blacks. Probably the best golf course ive played to date. All holes memorable. The 11th has the best views ever. Par 3 across a revine awesome. Cant wait to go back. Only draw back very quiet and too expensive to play there often. I have a house in Crete and would love to play golf there in the winter.

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