Golf holidays in Italy


Far more than just a safe bet for delicious food and quality wines, Italy is also an excellent choice for fantastic golf in Europe. Stay in an exquisite converted palace near Lake Garda and play a round in rolling lakeside scenery before an evening at the open-air opera. Or, enjoy a game in a grand hunting estate decorated with terracotta and frescoes in the Tuscan countryside close to the art of Florence and the history of Pisa. Italy’s rich culture and golf opportunities also extend beyond the shores of the mainland. Over in Sicily, where quality golf courses are increasing in numbers, you’ll find glamorous golf resorts such as Verdura which is fantastic for all the family. For the best weather and undiscovered gems of island courses, Sicily is creating waves in the industry. Alternatively you can experience the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean in Sardinia.


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Golf Hotels and resorts in Italy

Must Play Course
Must Play Course
Verdura Golf Course
  • 18 holes ·
  • 7352 yards -
  • 5385 yards ·
  • 72 par
There are two amazing Kyle Phillips-designed links-style courses at Verdura. The course hosted the 2012 Sicilian Open on the European Tour. The East Golf Course has more undulations than its sister course, with some cleverly designed features to throw golfers when playing a round. The first 9 are a surprising challenge, with a short par 4 3rd and early water hazards in the 5th and 6th hole. There are also some tricky holes along the back 9 . Some of the most memorable holes are the par 3 12th hole with a ridge top to master, and the 17th and 18th holes which take the golfer up and down along the coastline, with a particularly memorable elevated 18th tee along the coastline. The West Course is a delight to play for golfers looking for some incredible views. The final 4 holes steal the show, with the 15th and 17th are relatively short hole with views of the sea to compliment, but the 16th and 18th are right along the coastline, with longer fairways to push the strength of your drive.
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Verdura Golf & Spa Resort
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort 5 Star Hotel

Set on nearly 2km of south-west southern Sicilian coastline, an 80-minute drive from Palermo airport, Verdura Resort is set within 230 hectares of olive groves and Mediterranean countryside. With no less than three golf courses, a 60-metre pool, six tennis courts and a spa, there’s very little chance of getting bored, but if you do, the resort is just 15 minutes’ drive from the attractive seaside town of Sciacca and 40km from the ancient settlement of Agrigento.

There are 153 rooms and 50 suites at the Verdura, all with uninterrupted sea views from their large furnished terraces or balconies, and complimentary Wi-FiAll the rooms are comfortable and well designed in a fresh contemporary Sicilian style, featuring a neutral palette with accents of bright colour.. Some can be connected to adjoining rooms for families or larger groups. Bathrooms are ultra modern with baths and showers, and Ortigia amenities, as well as bathrobes and slippers. Suites have courtyards planted with orange trees, design motifs inspired by Sicilian maijolica tiles, and for the ultimate in decadence, the two Ambassador Suites and the Presidential suite each have wraparound terraces, private swimming pools and Jacuzzi.

The Verdura spa offers an extensive menu of treatments and massages, as well as four out door thalassotherapy pool, saunas, steam room, emotional showers, a 20m indoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness studio, hair and beauty salon and a spa bar with a terrace overlooking the mountains. Then there’s the 60m infinity pool, private beach with water sports and volleyball, a full-size football pitch, sutnning natural surroudnigns to explore along the 2km private coastline, and a range of cooking, mixology and wine-tasting classes. Of course there’s a whole range of business and event facilities, including six meeting rooms and a double-height ballroom with a stunning terrace.

The Verdura offers four different restaurants and five bars, with outdoor terraces and views over the sea or the hills. For breakfast, there is Buon Giorno, with tables outside in the sun, while for lunch and dinner, Zagara offers Mediterranean cuisine, Amara offers relaxed dining with a seafood menu on the beach, and Liolà is a cliff-top trattoria. Granita serves snacks, signature cockails and stunning views.

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