Photo of Verdura Golf & Spa Resort (East course)

Verdura Golf & Spa Resort

S.S. 115 Km 131,

Sciacca, Sicily 92019

  • Office

    +39 0925 998 001
  • Pro shop

    +39 0925 998 001
  • Fax

    +39 0925 998 038
  • Golf pro

    Niall Cameron (Director of Golf)
  • Academy

    The Verdura Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open links-style. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Seaside (Mediterranean Sea) and open countryside.

  • Designer:

    Kyle Phillips

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6686
5669
4894
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the East course. Also at Verdura Resort is the 18-hole West course (par-72; 6692 m from back tees) and the nine-hole Short course.

Location

Latitude:

37.474517

Longitude:

13.192649

How to get there:

102 km S of Palermo / 10 km E of Sciacca.

Verdura Golf & Spa Resort (East course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2010

Verdura Golf & Spa Resort (East course): Located on the south coast of Sicily near the town of Sciacca, Verdura is a relatively recent addition to Europe's fine array of Mediterranean Stay&Play venues. With two similar length championship layouts and a 9-hole short course, Verdura presents top-class golf and resort facilities.

Both the East and West layouts at Verdura were designed by leading American architect Kyle Phillips. The generally higher-rated East course ranks with some of the best in Italy, while the also links-style West course is not too far behind. Early highlights on the pleasantly undulating East include the short par-4 3rd and the beachside par-4 5th and short par-3 6th, each with stunning outlooks.

On the back-nine loop, from the par-5 14th the course turns seaward, sweeping across glorious links terrain. The best is saved till last, with the penultimate hole climbing to an elevated green for another stunning view out to sea. A few steps away are the tees of the fabulous par-4 18th, which runs parallel and close to the shoreline. A wonderful finishing hole on this immensely scenic and challenging seaside links-style course.

Stay & Play at Verdura Resort: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Italy - South & Sicily
  • Photo of Verdura Golf & Spa Resort (East course)
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  • Photo of Verdura Golf & Spa Resort (East course)
  • Photo of Verdura Golf & Spa Resort (East course)
  • Photo of Verdura Golf & Spa Resort (East course)
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  • Photo of Verdura Golf & Spa Resort (East course)
  • Photo of Verdura Golf & Spa Resort (East course)
  • Photo of Verdura Golf & Spa Resort (East course)
  • Photo of Verdura Golf & Spa Resort (East course)
  • Photo of Verdura Golf & Spa Resort (East course)
  • Photo of Verdura Golf & Spa Resort (East course)
  • Photo of Verdura Golf & Spa Resort (East course)
  • Photo of Verdura Golf & Spa Resort (East course)
  • Photo of Verdura Golf & Spa Resort (East course)
  • Photo of Verdura Golf & Spa Resort (East course)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 36.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Dec): €150.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Soft spikes only. Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The Verdura Resort is perfectly positioned to explore the island of Sicily, with its many historical and cultural sites situated close by. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, and as captivating as it is diverse. For centuries, it has been at the crossroads of civilisations and each has left an indelible imprint on this Italian region.

Verdura hosted the European Tour's Sicilian Open on a composite layout, comprising holes from both the East and West courses. The composite includes the 12 seaside holes, connected by six of the more inland holes. This Composite is generally available to be played twice a week, allowing you to test your game on a course used by Europe's top tour professionals. (See our Tournaments section >by Venue >Verdura).

Published ranking

East course:
Italy: No.1 course in Italy (Golf Digest, 2020).
Europe: 59th best course in Europe (excl Britain & Ireland) (Golf World, 2019).

Where2Stay

  • Verdura Golf & Spa Resort5-star

    S.S. 115 km 131, 92019 Sciacca, Sicily

    +39 0925 998 001

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    Dipping its toes into the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean, and surrounded by indigenous lemon and orange groves, Verdura Golf & Spa Resort brings together luxurious and stylish accommodation, world-class golf and spa facilities, friendly children's clubs, and elegant restaurants and bars, each with a different ambience. Above all, it benefits from huge, wide-open spaces in which to move, breathe, relax and enjoy the outstanding service. A member of the Rocco Forte Hotels group.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Verdura (East & West courses)

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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