THE ULTIMATE GOLFING HOLIDAY IN SICILY
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort launches exciting, comprehensive golf experience
Sicily, 24 September 2012 – Rocco Forte’s Verdura Golf & Spa Resort has launched ‘Endless Privileges’ a new all-inclusive ‘stay and play’ programme offering golfers a host of benefits including daily green fees, complimentary lunch and dinner, and a selection of golf accessories to take home.
As part of this programme golfers will have unlimited access to four different and challenging courses designed around the natural contours of the Sicilian landscape and coast, as well as enjoying world-class facilities. To complement the resort’s two 18-hole Championship courses and 9-hole course, players can tee-off in the footsteps of the world’s best golfers on Verdura’s newest course - a combination of the most testing holes of the East and West courses and featuring twelve signature holes by the Mediterranean Sea – which recently played host to Europe’s best during the 2012 PGA Sicilian Open.
Next month, the resort will host three further prestigious tourn-aments – the BMW Golf Cup, the Rolex 2012 Tournament and the Italian finals of the 2012 Jaguar Golf Trophy – confirming its growing status as a world-class golf destin-ation for players and spectators alike. Designed by leading golf ar-chitect Kyle Phillips, Verdura’s links courses wrap around the resort’s buildings and follow the shoreline, providing an exciting year-round golfing experience. Two years on
from its opening, the courses have matured into glorious, gently undulating landscapes dotted with citrus and olive trees and punctuated by challenging bunker and water hazards. Alternating each day, one of the golf courses is dedicated to two ball play, providing an atmosphere more associated with a private golf club.
Verdura also benefits from excellent practice facilities including a double-ended driving range; three chipping and putting greens; and three bunkers while the Verdura Golf Academy, led by Golf Director Niall Cameron and his team of PGA qualified professionals, offers one-on-one tuition along with regular clinics. The clubhouse, built around a small piazza, houses a pro shop which sells equipment and clothing from luxury golf brands; a restaurant and bar where golfers can enjoy a daily complimentary ‘19th Hole’ lunch; male and female changing rooms with showers and lockers. Guests will also be able to unwind at the award-winning Verdura Spa, with dedicated treatments designed to relax the muscles after a day on the golf course.
Endless Privileges programme starts from AED1,124 per person per night based on two sharing a Deluxe Double Room (from AED1,239pp in a Junior Suite) and includes:
- Daily green fees
- Daily buffet breakfast at Buon Giorno Restaurant, 19th Hole Lunch at the Torre Bar; and dinner*
- Daily club and shoe cleaning, hand towels and water at the Club Storage
- Engraved bag tag, yardage book and tee pack and golf cap
To book or for more information, visit www.roccofortehotels.com or call T: + 39 0925 998 180
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Endless Privileges Terms & Conditions
Rates quoted are inclusive of service charge and VAT. Subject to availability and a minimum stay of three consecutive nights applies. Black-out dates may apply.
*Lunch includes a selection of drinks; dinner includes a selection of beverages.
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is on the south coast of Sicily near the town of Sciacca. It is set in 230 hectares of stunning landscape with over a mile of private coastline, yet has just 203 rooms and suites, giving a true sense of both space and privacy. All rooms have private terraces and sea views and the Olga Polizzi-designed interiors combine modern luxury with authentic Sicilian motifs. There are six tennis courts; a 60m infinity swimming pool; a fully-equipped gym and running trails through the olive and lemon groves. The resort's restaurants and bars celebrate Sicilian cuisine with menus created from fresh organic ingredients complemented by a superb wine list. For exceptional relaxation, the Verdura Spa has four thalassotherapy pools, an extensive treatment menu and personalised well-being programmes.
Rocco Forte Hotels
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 13 individual hotels and resorts. Each property has a unique style, reflecting its nationality and location, but all share Rocco Forte Hotels’ trademark attention to detail, high quality and immaculate service.
Established by Sir Rocco Forte in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; The Lowry Hotel, Manchester; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Brown’s Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Augustine Hotel, Prague; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily; Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi. Future openings: Jeddah; Marrakech; Cairo; Luxor. www.roccofortehotels.com