Great golf & relaxation awaits in Sicily
The largest of Italy’s islands offers everything you’ll need from a relaxing and luxurious golf holiday. Golf in Sicily is spread out across the island, from Verdura Golf Resort on the East Coast, over to Monasteri Golf Resort in the East. Golf here is packed with scenic views aplenty, and with world-class layouts to boot, make sure a golf holiday in Sicily is top on your list for your next break.
Located on Italy’s most southern point, the region of Sicily benefits from a warmer climate year-round, creating the perfect environment for a golf holiday. Explore ancient ruins and a unique culture in contrast to other parts of Italy and try a whole new Mediterranean cuisine. With incredibly beautiful views across the region and luxury, all-encompassing golf resorts, a Sicily golf holiday does not disappoint.
Why book a golf holiday to Sicily?
- Explore the largest island in the Mediterranean, with a great mediterranean climate
- Sicily's most prominent landmark, Mt Etna, is tallest active volcano in Europe
- Discover a rich & unique culture, including arts, architecture & gastronomy
- Home to Verdura Golf Resort, one of Europe's finest golf resorts
Simply stunning Sicily golf holidays
Located on the west coast of the island, The Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is perhaps Sicily’s most sought-after golfing destination, with the venue’s sprawling grounds providing the perfect landscape on which to play the great game. The venue has played host to the Sicilian Open and although two 18-hole layouts are available on-site, guests are currently enjoying a composite design, taking the best holes from each to create one impressive 18-hole layout, similar to that played during professional events. The course represents golfing excellence at Verdura, made up of a number of sea-facing and more challenging holes to offer an exciting and memorable experience.
Additionally, there is also a 9-hole short course on-site for those looking to hone their short game. Stay and play through 230 acres of olive groves and countryside at one of the finest hotels in Sicily. Plus, an array of bars and restaurants won’t leave you short of choice.
One of Italy’s real hidden gems can be found at Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa. Situated in the shadow of Mount Etna, this destination offers incredible access to one of the world’s most impressive volcanic natural parks and is also home to the island’s first ever 18-hole layout. The course is moulded around the lava stone from Mount Etna with the site also featuring fantastic practice facilities, including a driving range, pitching area and putting green.
Further west, the Monasteri Golf Resort features an 18-hole, Par 71 golf course, built amongst 86 acres of Sicilian countryside, weaving its way through the local landscape to offer stunning views of the Iblea Hills. The course is just 20 minutes from the city of Syracuse, offering a myriad of options for a post-round meal or beverage. Monasteri Golf Resort is an old monastery that has been converted into a hotel which rich history and landscapes. Situated in the Sicilian Mountain range. the on-site golf course gives you rolling views of the surrounding countryside, with stunning views of the Iblea hill range on full show. Appropriate for all levels of golfers, this course is a must-play while on a golf holiday in Sicily.
One of Europe’s up & coming golf destinations
The island of Sicily is famous for its natural beauty and wonderful climate. Despite being less known for the golf, there are numerous golf courses on offer that are of the highest quality and must-plays for any avid golfer. One of these courses is European Tour destination Verdura Golf Resort which boasts stunning scenery and a fantastic layout along the impressive coastline. After featuring on the European Tour, the reputation of the club was massively boosted and rightfully regarded as one of the best golf courses in Italy. Alongside the golf, the ideal climate and range of delicious cuisine allow golfers to indulge in what many other golfing destinations fail to offer.
The culture of the island is visible wherever you go, meaning a visit to Sicily is much more than just a golf holiday. This idyllic setting boasts some of the clearest oceans you are likely to find and is must-visit for golfers and non-golfers alike. The natural beauty of the island can be seen throughout and the white sand beaches are the perfect place to relax after a day on the course.
Golf travel tips for Sicily
Best months for golfing weather:
Best months for value:
Most popular months:
Our experts recommend:
Explore by map
Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.
Enjoy luxury accommodation within spectacular surroundings
There is a range of great accommodation options within Sicily each located within close proximity to excellent golf and providing a memorable experience. The Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa provides golfers with excellent luxury accommodation within a truly idyllic setting.
The resort is located between Mount Etna, Nebrodi Park and Alcantara, where guests can enjoy the resort with optimum privacy and tranquillity. The hotel is also host to Sicily's first-ever Championship golf course, making it a great option for a stay and play golf holiday. The course itself is one of the many doglegs and undulations, with regular backdrops of Mount Etna. One of the most popular holes is the short par three 15th, a short hole but a tricky three-tiered green and superb views over Mount Etna. Picciolo’s unique and secluded location paves the way for a one-of-a-kind golf holiday.
Why book with us?
- The Official Golf Tourism Operator of the PGA TOUR with over 25 years of experience.