Despite a rich sporting heritage, there are only seven 18-hole Greek golf courses (and one 9-holer). Greece is certainly focused on tourism and the Hellenic Golf Federation was founded in 1981. According to the Hellenic Golf Federation, there are 1,200 active members registered in golf in Greece and the Greek islands apart from the thousands of occasional players who come to this country on vacation. Corfu and Rhodes have one course each, Crete has one 18-hole course and a 9-hole layout and there are four other tracks on the mainland. The Bernhard Langer-designed Dunes course and Robert Trent Jones Jnr’s Bay course at the Costa Navarino resort have raised the Greek golfing bar in recent times.