Great golf & relaxation awaits in Sicily

Discover golf in Italy with an unforgettable golf holiday to Sicily, the largest of Italy's islands. Situated at Italy's southernmost point, Sicily boasts a year-round warm climate, creating a great setting for your golf getaway.

Immerse yourself in Sicily as you explore some of Europe’s leading golf resorts, each epitomising luxury and providing a world-class golf experience. Combine rich culture, the famous Sicilian cuisine, and warm temperatures on your next golf getaway.

Why book a golf holiday to Sicily?

  • Explore the largest island in the Mediterranean, with a great year-round climate
  • Stay & play at Verdura, one of Europe's finest golf resorts
  • Easily accessible, just a 3 hour flight from the UK
  • Experience Europe's tallest active volcano, Mt Etna
  • Discover a rich & unique culture, including arts, architecture & gastronomy

Play the BEST golf courses in Sicily!

Golfers often enquire about the best golf courses in Sicily. This sun-soaked island boasts some of the finest golf courses in Italy, swiftly emerging as one of the most sought-after and luxurious golf havens. Sicily has become a vibrant hub for golf. To help you, Golfbreaks has curated a list of top courses for your upcoming Sicily golf package.

  • The East Course, Verdura Golf Resort

Verdura's East Golf Course offers undulating terrain and clever design, by Kyle Phillips, providing a challenging round. The first 9 holes, including a short par 4 on the 3rd and water hazards on the 5th and 6th, make for an engaging start. The back 9 features standout holes with challenging ridges and coastal elevation changes on the penultimate holes. With diverse hazards and panoramic views, this course is a must for golfers seeking an exciting experience. This course was also home to the European Tour's Sicily Open, which is why it is an ultimate bucket-list course.

  • Monasteri Golf Course

Monasteri Golf Course, an 18-hole, par 71 gem by David Mezzacane and Vincenzo Mazzacane. Designed for all skill levels, this course perfectly integrates with the surroundings, featuring pear and olive trees along the fairways, notably on the sixth hole. The 18th hole unveils stunning views, showcasing the white limestone of the Iblea Hills.

  • Il Picciolo Golf Course

Established in 1989, Il Picciolo Golf Course boasts a sensational design by renowned architect Luigi Rota Caremoli, capitalising on the hilly terrain and natural hazards. The course features numerous doglegs, undulations, and captivating views of Mount Etna.

A standout is the 15th hole, a short par three measuring just over 100 yards. Despite its brevity, this hole stands out for its prestige, showcasing a three-tiered green and offering breathtaking views of Mount Etna.

Stay and play in luxury golf resorts

When planning a golf holiday in Sicily, you'll discover an abundance of amazing stay-and-play resorts. This destination acts as an ideal location to kick off the golfing season with sunny fairways in March and April. Explore our list of top resorts in Sicily.

  • Verdura Golf & Spa Resort

Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, honoured as 'Italy's Best Golf Hotel' at the 2015 World Golf Awards, epitomises Sicilian luxury. Guest rooms, reflecting a contemporary Sicilian style, are nestled in Courtyard and Landscape buildings across 230 hectares of olive groves.

Earthy tones and vibrant fabrics capture Sicily's essence. The rooms include stunning four-poster beds, polished floors and local art, ensuring luxury both on and off the course. Dining is a treat with four restaurants and five bars offering culinary diversity. Zagara, led by celebrity chef Fulvio Pierangelini, offers an authentic Mediterranean menu.

Verdura Resort is currently offering two superb composite 18-hole championship courses similar to the one used in the Sicilian Open. They have stunning sea views which will leave you wanting to return for another round.

  • Monasteri Golf Resort

Nestled in Sicily's mountains, Monasteri Golf Resort, the hotel is located near the beautiful town of Syracuse, based on the Ionion coast and famous for its ancient ruins. This venue offers 102 rooms, from classic to suites, each equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. You can even upgrade your room to one that showcases a scenic patio.

Onsite, three bars serve an array of wines, and two restaurants specialise in Sicilian cuisine. Monasteri features a wellness centre with a hot tub, Turkish baths, massage rooms, and a sauna. As well as an on-site parkland golf course, that wins over golfers of all abilities.

  • Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa

The Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa has 98 rooms and suites, each offering modern elegance. Choose from suites, deluxe rooms, or classic rooms—all equipped with standard amenities such as Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, and air conditioning. The onsite restaurant allows you to indulge in Sicilian flavours by serving solely locally sourced ingredients, and it has an extensive wine list. When off the course, you can relax in the resorts Hammams and Saunas, in their luxurious spa. With stunning views over Mount Etna, there is no question why this is one of the best golf resorts in Italy.

Golf travel tips for Sicily

Best months for golfing weather:

July to August

Best months for value:

April & September

Most popular months:

July to August

Our experts recommend:

April & September

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Things to do in Sicily

Sicily, renowned for its stunning landscapes offers a myriad of experiences beyond the golf course. Whether you’re seeking adventure, history, or relaxation, Sicily has an activity for every golfer that you can discover on your 2024 golf holiday.

  • Sightseeing

You will be in awe of Sicily's historical charm by visiting the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts remarkably preserved ancient Greek temples, providing a captivating journey through the island's past. Explore the ancient theatre of Taormina, offering breathtaking views of Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea.

Explore the architectural Sicilian sites, such as the stunning Cathedral of Syracuse and the Norman Palace in Palermo. The island also offers a vibrant art scene at the Regional Archaeological Museum in Palermo, housing an extensive collection of artefacts that showcase the island's history.

  • Culinary Delights

Sicily is a paradise for foodies. Explore local markets and savour authentic dishes during your stay. From arancini to cannoli, the island's restaurants and street food reflect world-favoured gastronomy, that is rumoured to soon become UNESCO heritage.

  • Relaxation & nature

Discover the pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters of Sicily's coastline. Relax on the golden sands of San Vito Lo Capo or explore the vibrant marine life while snorkelling in the protected marine area of the Egadi Islands. The Zingaro Nature Reserve offers hiking trails with panoramic views, allowing you to connect with Sicily's breathtaking natural beauty.

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