For the second year in a row, Verdura Resort remains Italy’s number on in Golf World magazine’s new rankings list of the ‘Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe’.
Home of the Rocco Forte Sicilian Open, this deluxe resort was rated sixth in the latest benchmark industry poll of Europe’s premier places to stay and play golf.
There were five different categories that were taken into consideration – golf courses, accommodation, practice facilities, accessibility and amenities. Verdura scored a total of 91.6 points out of 100 and was praised by the judges for being “high calibre in every category”.
The Top 100 panel said: “Verdura is a stunning Sicilian resort and, like most of the destinations in the top 10, boasts two high-quality courses. The East is ranked 61st in our Top 100 Courses in Continental Europe while the adjacent West is hammering on the door.
Close to the Mediterranean, Verdura features 230 hectares of stunning landscape and world-class golf facilities such as two outstanding 18-hole championship courses – the East Course and the West Course – as well as a par-three nine-hole course, double-ended driving range and first-class academy.
The resort also received the Editors Choice Award for Best International Resorts from Golf Digest Magazine, the world’s best know golf title, for three years in a row.
“Verdura may still be relatively new compared to other resorts but, having hosted a European Tour event the last two years, it is now firmly established among the world’s premier luxury golfing venues and we’re determined to continue building on our success in the coming years.”, said Antonio Castelo, director of golf at Verdura Resort
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, as well as six villas, each with its own private swimming pool.
Away from the fairways, the resort features an array of other luxury sports and lifestyle facilities, while guests also have the opportunity to sample, on and off-site, a taste of the gastronomy, wine, history and culture that has made Sicily famous across the world.