2017 Rocco Forte Open
Verdura Resort S.S. 115 Km 131, Sicily , 92019
“I am thrilled that Verdura Resort will be hosting The Rocco Forte Open - Verdura. As an enthusiastic golfer myself, I will be sure to be there.” – Sir Rocco Forte
European Tour golf returns to Verdura Resort this spring with the 2017 Rocco Forte Open – Verdura, a new event on the professional calendar in south-west Sicily on 18 – 21 May.
Taking place a week before the BMW PGA Championship, the Rocco Forte Open is set to feature the top-ranked players in Europe as they put the finishing touches to their preparations for the European Tour’s flagship event, under sunny skies on the largest island in the Mediterranean.
The Rocco Forte Open will take place five years after Verdura hosted the 2012 Sicilian Open, won by Denmark’s Thorbjørn Olesen who famously described the venue as “… a scenic course with so many great views, where it’s easy to get carried away, so it’s very important to concentrate on every single golf shot”.
Verdura was created in 2009 by Sir Rocco Forte to provide a golf resort with a club-like feel. Set on 230 hectares of stunning traditional Sicilian landscape against the backdrop of the azure Mediterrean sea, Verdura’s golf facilities include two outstanding 18-hole championship courses – the East Course and West Course – and a nine-hole par-three course all designed by Kyle Phillips. It has been named as Italy’s number one golf venue in an industry list of continental Europe’s top 100 golf resorts.
Complementing Verdura’s outstanding golf courses are extensive golf practice facilities including a double-ended driving range and outstanding academy, which will be further enhanced in the new year with the installation of the latest Trackman launch monitor, 3-D motion force plates and SAM PuttLab technology.
During the tournament, guests can also enjoy numerous other sports and leisure amenities including six tennis courts, an array of different water sports, and the award-winning 4,000 square metre Verdura Spa with a spacious 170 square metre fully-equipped gym.
“The Rocco Forte Open – Verdura will I’m sure be a special week for all the players and we look forward to coming to Sicily in May and watching the challenges such a beautiful venue will pose of the world’s best golfers.” – Keith Waters, Chief Operating Officer of the European Tour
Join us during the Rocco Forte Open. Book now and enjoy an unforgettable Sicilian golf experience at Verdura Resort and benefit from an array of VIP treatments.