Golf course quality of greens
Golfing conditions have never been more attractive or tempting. Our Bent grass greens run true, firm and fast as you would expect in the best traditions of such a seaside links location. Our roughs, should you wish to view them from the safety of the middle of the fairways, hold tall flowing Sicilian fescues but which are at the same time sparse and fair. The sheer size of the resort gives a wonderful feeling of being totally isolated and at one with nature. The peace and quiet of the courses, punctuated only by birdsong and the gentle rustle of the wind through the native Sicilian grasses, makes the stroll through the rolling fairways a genuine delight. The fairways are well-separated and with the deep pot bunkering you can easily imagine that you are playing on one of the historic Scottish links courses – apart from the sweet smell of oranges coming from the groves through which we play on several holes.
The Golf bouvette is the place for a quick pit stop while you play with refreshing beverages and snacks, like a grab and go type of thing.
What the media says...
'Playing golf this summer at Verdura Golf & Spa Resort was an amazing experience: next to the sea, interesting changes of the wind; it's a true paradise' Cesare Prandelli, Manager of the Italian Football Team - Style Golf, Corriere Della Serra, January 2012
'Golf in Sicily : Tee beside the sea with Sir Rocco Forte in Verdura - Sandwiched between scorched mountains on one side and the Mediterranean on the other, the Verdura trio - two 18-hole courses, one nine-hole course - have been fashioned across a vast plateau. Their architect, Kyle Philips has created something that will live long in memory.' - Ultratravel, The Telegraph September 2011 - click here to read more
'Add golf to the spectacular draws of Sicily - I saved the best for last: Rocco Forte’s Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, which opened in 2009. This is the famous British hotelier’s first golf resort, and like everything Forte has done, it is equally extravagant and intimate.' - Golf Week, June 2011 - click here to read more
'Top resorts are his Forte - Despite the Italian invasion in pro golf, Sicily didn't get its first real golf course until 1993. And if the island finally has become an attractive golf destination, much of the credit goes to Forte.' - Golf Week, June 2011 - click here to read more
Conde Nast Traveller names Verdura Golf & Spa Resort as one the five best European golf resorts. March 2011 - click here to read more
'Verdura Golf & Spa Resort has been rated as Italy's best by the new authoritative Rolex Top 1000 Golf Courses Guide' - September 2010 - click here to read more
'Although its dramatic seaside holes are likely to live longest in your memory, the great thing about Verdura is how consistent the golf holes are across both courses and how fun and interesting the rolling fairways and greens play' Planet Golf - click here for full article
' A swanky Italian job - the overall philospohy, according to Sir Rocco, was to create a proper golf resort where guests would be warmly welcomed as if members of a private club, this he has undoubtedly achieved. The moment you arrive at Verdura, you are made to feel very special, and the facilities are exceptional.' Golf International, June 2010 - click here for full article
' Kyle Phillips once again proves his master skills by creating challenging and visually attractive golf courses within a beautiful landscape' Reisebericht - Click here for full German article