Verdura tees up winter golf recipe for success

The arrival of winter doesn’t have to be the cue for golfers to put their clubs into hibernation, and Sicily’s deluxe Verdura Resort is offering players the perfect excuse for a sunshine break over the coming months – with four-night packages available from only €460 (approx £400) per person.

Serving up a combination of sunny skies, breathtaking scenery and mouth-watering cuisine, the Mediterranean’s largest island has all the ingredients for a relaxing overseas break, and guests can take advantage of award-winning golf at an outstanding price at Italy’s top golf resort from now until April 30 next year.

Named as the country’s number one golf venue in a recent industry list of continental Europe’s top 100 golf resorts and host of the 2012 Sicilian Open, Verdura’s world-class golf facilities include two outstanding 18-hole championship courses – the East Course and West Course – and a par-three nine-hole course.

Designed by world-famous golf architect Kyle Phillips and built to the highest specifications, all 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 Verdura’s golf courses are extensive practice facilities including a double-ended driving range and excellent golf academy, while guests can also enjoy access to the latest TaylorMade golf equipment with the resort’s outstanding rental club service.

Four-night winter breaks at Verdura – a Rocco Forte hotel – start from €115 (approx £100)  per person per night and include daily breakfast, two rounds of golf, full use of the golf practice facilities and access to the luxury spa facilities including sauna, steam bath and swimming pools.

Players seeking a longer stay can take advantage of outstanding value by booking a seven-night bed and breakfast stay from €805 per person (approx £700) including four rounds of golf and the same leisure privileges. All prices are based on two people sharing a twin or double standard room.

Situated on Sicily’s southern coast between Agrigento and the fishing city of Sciacca, an 80-minute drive from Trapani and Palermo airports, Verdura Resort features 203 rooms and suites – all with a sea view.

Away from the fairways, the resort features an array of other luxury sports and lifestyle facilities while guests also have the opportunity to sample a taste of the gastronomy, wine, history and culture that has made Sicily famous across the world.

For more information on Verdura Resort and to book a stay, phone  39 0925 99 8180 or visit