Players can take advantage of the latest state-of-the-art TaylorMade equipment when they visit the award-winning resort – host of the 2012 Sicilian Open – which features outstanding golf facilities including two 18-hole championship courses.
With the cost of transporting golf clubs rising each year, increasing numbers of golfers are opting to hire clubs when they travel abroad, and players are set to reap the rewards with the improved rental service at Verdura, a Rocco Forte hotel.
Men and women can choose from a range of new graphite and steel regular and stiff-shafted sets, with hire club prices ranging from €55 (approx £40) for a two-round package to just €115 (approx £84) for five rounds of golf (sets must be pre-booked).
Marcello Della Vecchia, Director of Golf Sales at Verdura Resort, said: “With new clubs so easily at their disposal, travelling with your own set of clubs is no longer a necessity for golfers, and it’s far more convenient when you don’t have to worry about a big golf bag.
“Investing in new rental club facilities means the resort can continue to deliver the best possible service to our customers at a price that is far less expensive than if they were bringing their own clubs.”
Set in 230 hectares of stunning landscape overlooking the Mediterranean with 1.8km of private coastline, Verdura is a paradise for golfers with its fantastic -year-round climate and features two 18-hole championship courses – the East Course and West Course – and a nine-hole par-three course, all designed by world-renowned golf architect Kyle Phillips.
Built to the highest specifications, the three links-style layouts provide an unforgettable golf experience, with tee times arranged at 12-minute intervals to ensure free-flowing play, five sets of tees making the courses playable for golfers of all abilities and one of its courses dedicated daily to two-ball play only.
Early highlights on the East Course include the short par-four third and the early water holes at the fifth and sixth, each with stunning outlooks. From the 13th hole onwards, the course turns seaward, sweeping across glorious links terrain towards the Mediterranean, before finishing with a fabulous par-four set, driving from an elevated tee along the craggy coastline.
Also a par-72, the West Course features one of the most memorable finishes anywhere in the world with the final four holes set alongside the Mediterranean, and complementing the two layouts are extensive practice facilities including a double-ended driving range and excellent golf academy.
Verdura, also a member of Leading Hotels of the World, has won widespread recognition across the luxury global travel industry since opening in 2009 with honours including a ‘Golden Award for Golf‘ at the 2015 Voyages & Hôtels Readers Awards and being named ‘Best Family European Golf Resort‘ by the 2011 Tatler Travel Guide.
Situated on Sicily’s southern coast between Agrigento and the fishing city of Sciacca, an 80-minute drive from Trapani and Palermo airports, the resort features 203 rooms and suites while other sports and leisure facilities include six tennis courts, a 60m two-tiered infinity pool, a 170sqm fully-equipped gym and an award-winning 4,000sqm spa complex.
In addition, guests can sample an authentic taste of traditional Sicily with an array of locally-sourced dishes at one of Verdura’s four first-class restaurants.