AGENTS now have an alternative golf trip to offer their clients with the launch of Aldemar’s new Golf Academy at the five-star Aldemar Royal Mare in the resort of Anissaras, close to Hersonissos in Crete. Facilities at the new academy include Callaway Golf equipment and lessons by PGA qualified instructors. There are five booths, a chipping and putting green and a selection of daily courses, from introductory to advanced and Green Card. Guests and golfing enthusiasts from beginners to advanced can play full rounds at the Crete Golf Club ( which is 7 km from Aldemar Hotel’s four hotels (the Royal Mare, Knossos Royal, Royal Villas and the Cretan Village) and is the only 18-hole course on the island. Located close to Hersonissos, the course has been built to international PGA standards and each hole has been designed to work in harmony with the surrounding landscape and provide views of the mountains and sea.
The course hosts a range of international competitions and is open year-round. The academy also offers golf lessons for beginners and seasoned players to practice their swing.
Prices start from €853 for a seven-night stay for two people including breakfast at the five-star Royal Mare in October or April 2012. Flights are with easyJet to Heraklion from £149.82 per person flying from Gatwick and other UK regional airport departures are also available.

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