Golf Holidays in Sicily
With its incredible heritage and Sicilian culture, Sicily provides a unique and memorable taste of the Mediterranean. Mouth-watering cuisine and amazing wines are discovered throughout Sicily. The largest of Italy’s islands, Sicily championship golf courses can be found on both sides of the island. A hire car is recommended so you can explore historical places including Mount Etna, Syracuse, Agrigento and Modica, to name just a few.
Verdura Resort, A Rocco Forte Hotel 5★
This resort is on 230 hectares of olive groves and Sicilian countryside, bordering 1.2 miles of coastline with a private beach. Verdura Resort’s spacious rooms features include a balcony and a large en suite bathroom with Ortigia toiletries. The Verdura’s many sports facilities include 6 tennis courts, two 18-hole golf courses and one 9-hole course, a 50 yards infinity swimming pool, and a gym. The resort’s running trails cross through lemon trees and olive groves. The Resort also features 4 thalassotherapy pools, an extensive beauty-treatment programme and a variety of massages. The Verdura Resort’s restaurants and bars all provide a large selection of fine wines and typical Sicilian cuisine.
Nearby by courses: Verdura The West Course & Verdura The East Course.
Monasteri Golf Resort 5★
Boasting a wellness centre, Borgo di Luce I Monasteri Golf Resort & Spa is 12 miles from the must-see city of Siracusa. Set in a Benedictine Monastery, the resort’s elegant air-conditioned rooms have flat-screen TV with some upgraded rooms offering a furnished patio with a view. The resort features 2 restaurants specialising in Sicilian cuisine and has a bar offering a wonderful selection of Sicilian wines.
Nearby golf course: Monasteri Golf course.
Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort and Spa 4★
Offering stunning views, Etna Golf Resort & Spa is located at the foot of the volcano, right inside Mount Etna Nature Park. The park surrounding the resort is filled with vineyards, orchards and typical Mediterranean vegetation. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and 900 m² of wellness amenities. The resort’s restaurant serves wonderful Sicilian food. It is approximately an hour from Catania, famous for its buzzing fish market. The spectacular town Taormina is located on a rocky plato of Mount Tauro overlooking the Ionian Sea is approximately 45 minutes away.
Nearby Golf Course: Il Picciolo Golf Course.
Il Picciolo Golf Course
Par 72, designed by Luigi Rota Caremoli.
Located next to Europe’s largest volcano, Il Picciolo Golf Course is Sicily’s first ever 18-hole golf course and is positioned 2,133 feet above sea level next to the superb 4-star Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa. It is a course that enjoys a pleasant temperature all year-round and the picturesque holes are characterised by lava stone. Opened in 1989.
I Monasteri Golf Club
Par 71, designed by David Mezzacane and Vincenzo Mazzacane.
A tight course in places, I Monasteri Golf Club runs over level terrain and provides different challenges from both tees and fairways. It is located inside a plantation of orange, mandarin, lemon and Indian fig trees, providing a true Mediterranean feel to your round. Opened in 2012.
Verdura – The West Course
Par 70, designed by Kyle Phillips.
Located on the south west coat of Sicily, The West Course offers a true test as soon as you step on the first tee. Long par 4’s to start your round and undulating greens, offer a variety of challenges. The memorable closing holes all hug the spectacular coastline. It’s a course golfers look forward to returning to year-on-year. Opened in 2009.
Verdura – The East Course
Par 73, designed by Kyle Phillips.
Similar in character to the West Course, Verdura The East Course makes the most of Verdura’s rugged coastline. A course boasting one of the most spectacular and enjoyable holes found on a championship golf course, the new ninth hole. Both championship courses provide a memorable round of golf in a stunning location. Opened in 2009.