A mild climate and fantastic landscapes are the perfect ingredients for practicing your favourite sport in Sicily. Imagine yourself with an expert Caddie guiding you on your exploration of the island’s best facilities.
The first 18-hole Sicilian course was created on a circuit 5,870 metres long in Castiglione di Sicilia (Catania). It was dug out of the lava stone in sight of Etna. The Picciolo Etna Golf Club Resort also has a wellness centre, spa and fitness gym, a pool for hydrotherapy, a sauna, a calidarium, a relaxation area and seven small rooms for massage and treatments. You can also venture out along on the wine routes in the Etna DOC area or attend cookery classes.
The club is a stone’s throw from the Etna National Park, Taormina, the Alcantara River Park with its gorge, and from Baroque Catania and its marvellous province.
Set between the ancient city of Siracusa and the famous Noto, capital of Sicilian Baroque, the Borgo di Luce Monasteri Golf Resort has a 6,520-metre long 18-hole golf course (par 71). Surrounded by an enchanting landscape and the scent of citrus fruits, myrtle and laurel, there’s a surprise for you at the par-5 6th hole: it was created inside a plantation of prickly pears! You can pamper yourself afterwards in the wellness centre.
The Verdura Resort, on the outskirts of Sciacca, in the province of Agrigento, has two 18-hole courses plus another nine-hole course, along nearly two kilometres of coast. The two courses occupy roughly the same sections of land: the eastern course features frequent changes of direction; the western one is more linear, but both have sea views.
As well as the courses, there’s a Spa which stretches over 4,000 square metres, a sixty-metre pool and six tennis courts. The nearby Valley of the Temples, with its enchanting allure, completes this dream setting.
This exploration of the best Sicilian golf courses ends with a location which is nothing short of surreal, a 19th century park in the centre of the city ofPalermo. The Villa Airoldi Golf Club, 140,000 square metres in size, has a 9-hole course. This fascinating par-32 course is approved for official competitions and HCP management.
For further information consult the Federgolf Sicilia website.
Treat yourself to a trip of your dreams, Sicily is ready to satisfy all your desires! Let yourself be inspired.