13 August 2015
VERDURA SERVES UP STYLISH SICILIAN AUTUMN GOLF BREAKS
Nestling next to the Mediterranean, Sicily’s Verdura Resort provides five-star golf on a grand scale and lovers of the game can enjoy outstanding value on breaks to the award-winning golf and lifestyle destination this autumn.
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 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.
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For more information on the resort and to book a stay, phone +39 0925 99 8180 or visit www.roccofortehotels.com
Autumn golf packages terms & conditions: Rates are per person sharing a double room. Offer is subject to availability, valid for new bookings and cannot be combined with any other offer. Children or extra adults will be charged separately. The offer is subject to black out dates and not available to group (above nine rooms) or golf clinic bookings. Verdura resort reserves the right to withdraw the offer at any time.
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Since opening in 2009, Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotels resort, (www.roccofortehotels.com) has quickly established itself among Europe’s premier contemporary luxury golf and lifestyle destinations.
The resort is set in 230 hectares of stunning landscape overlooking the Mediterranean with 1.8km of private coastline, and offers golfing guests and families an unparalleled modern five-star experience on the largest island in the Mediterranean. The resort is located on the southern coast of Sicily between Agrigento and the fishing city of Sciacca, a 80-minute drive from Trapani and Palermo airports.
Verdura features 203 rooms and suites, all with sea view, and is a paradise for golfers, with its outstanding facilities. Golfers from all over the world come to enjoy the two 18-hole championship courses and a nine-hole par-three course, all designed by world-renowned golf architect Kyle Phillips and playable all-year-round. Verdura was the host venue for the European Tour’s 2012 Sicilian Open and its three links-style layouts have been built to the highest specifications. The resort’s East Course is ranked as one of the
finest in continental Europe while its beautiful West Course, also a par-72, provides the ideal complement and features one of the most memorable finishes anywhere in the world with the final four holes set alongside the Mediterranean. The courses are matched by outstanding practice amenities including a double-ended driving range and excellent golf academy.
Verdura’s other sports facilities include six tennis courts; a 60m two-tiered infinity pool; numerous watersports, one football pitch; a 170sqm fully-equipped gym and a collection of running trails through olive and lemon groves. The resort’s award-winning 4,000sqm spa complex includes 11 treatment rooms, gym, yoga studio, a 25-metre indoor lap pool, four outdoor Thalassotherapy pools, a double-height steam room, male and female saunas and a spa bar for healthy alternatives.
Guests can sample an authentic taste of traditional Sicily with an array of dishes at one of the resort’s four restaurants and five bars – with fresh, organic produce sourced straight from Verdura’s own garden. In addition, visitors can enjoy an array of cultural and culinary experiences where they can discover the secrets of Sicilian cooking, with menus inspired by celebrity chef Fulvio Pierangelini, and taste the many famous wines of the region. There is also plenty to keep the younger members of the family entertained with dedicated kids and teen clubs providing a variety of fun-packed activity programmes throughout the year.
Verdura Resort has received widespread recognition through numerous awards including a ‘Golden Award for Golf’ at the 2015 Voyages & Hôtels Readers Awards and named ‘Best Family European Golf Resort‘ by the 2011 Tatler Travel Guide.