Designed by world-famous golf architect Kyle Phillips, Verdura’s golf courses offer uninterrupted views of the adjacent sparkling azure waters and guests can take advantage of some fantastic packages under sunny Sicilian skies – with prices starting from €189 (approx £135) per person per night.
Host venue for the Sicilian Open in 2012 and set in 230 hectares of stunning landscape, Verdura – a Rocco Forte hotel – is a golfers’ dream and features two outstanding 18-hole championship courses – the East Course and West Course – as well as a par-three nine hole course.
Available from September until November 13, the resort’s autumn four-night break costs from €756 per person (approx £540) and includes daily breakfast, two rounds of golf, access to the luxury spa facilities including sauna, steam bath and swimming pools, as well as full use of the resort’s extensive golf practice facilities.
Alternatively, a seven-night package in the Sicilian sunshine with four rounds of golf is available from €1,323 per person (approx £945) including breakfast and the same leisure privileges. Prices are based on two people sharing a twin or double standard room, are valid for new bookings only and are subject to availability.
Built to the highest specifications, Verdura’s three links-style layouts offer a golf experience to remember, 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.
Complementing its golf courses are extensive practice facilities including a double-ended driving range and excellent golf academy, while players can also take advantage of the latest state-of-the-art TaylorMade equipment when they hire clubs at the resort after a significant recent upgrade of its rental service. Prices start from €55 (approx £40) for a two-round package.
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 – all with a sea view.
Away from the fairways, guests can enjoy numerous other sports and leisure facilities including six tennis courts, a 60m two-tiered infinity pool, a 170sqm fully-equipped gym and an award-winning 4,000sqm spa complex.
In addition, visitors can sample an authentic taste of traditional Sicily with an array of locally-sourced dishes at one of Verdura’s four first-class restaurants while there is plenty to keep younger members of the family entertained with the resort’s dedicated kids and teen clubs.