New Global Honour for Verdura Resort

Verdura Resort in Sicily

Sicily’s Verdura Resort continues to push the boundaries for golfing excellence after receiving a leading international honour from the world’s biggest golf media title for the fourth successive year.

Home of the Rocco Forte Sicilian Open and renowned for offering guests the ultimate luxury golf experience, the exclusive resort was again selected by Golf Digest magazine as a recipient of its prized ‘2019 Editors’ Choice Award for the Best Resorts in Continental Europe’.

Unveiled in the new issue of Golf Digest, the list features an elite collection of top names from the global golf industry, and was compiled after close consultation with a combination of the magazine’s group of international affiliate titles and 1,000-plus golf-course raters.

Golf Digest Editors’ Choic Awards

Max Adler, editor of Golf Digest magazine, said: “Each year with the Golf Digest Editors’ Choice Awards, we seek to identify for our readers ‘The Best Things in Golf,’ with an emphasis on lifestyle properties, products and services. Verdura Resort offers first-rate accommodations with pure links-style golf along the Mediterranean.”

Opened in 2009, Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte hotel  and a member of the European Tour Properties network – is firmly established among Europe’s elite golf resorts, and further enhanced its repuation earlier this month by becoming the first golf venue in Italy to open a European Tour Performance Institute.

Only the third facility of its kind in the world, professionals and amateurs have the unique opportunity to practice, learn and improve under sunny Sicilian skies using tools and techniques developed by the European Tour’s medical and performance specialists.

New European Tour Performance Institute

Antonio Castelo, Golf Director at Verdura Resort, said: “Like all our golfing guests, the resort is always looking at ways that we can improve and this new global accolade recognises all the hard work that has been put in to make Verdura one of the world’s leading golf and lifestyle destinations.

“To be selected by Golf Digest’s panel of experts for the fourth year running is an outstanding achievement. With the opening of the new European Tour Performance Institute and the other work currently taking place at the resort, these are exciting times for the resort and we’re looking forward to showcasing our facilities to an ever-increasing audience in the years ahead.”

Set in 230 hectares of stunning Mediterranean landscape on Sicily’s southern coast, Verdura Resort’s golf facilities include two outstanding 18-hole championship course and a par-three nine-hole executive course – both designed by world-acclaimed architect Kyle Phillips – a double-ended driving range and a first-class academy.  One of the 18-hole courses is currently being revamped to offer guests a new and enhanced experience.

A Luxury Lifestyle in Sicily

Located between Agrigento and the charming fishing town of Sciacca, an 80-minute drive from Trapani and Palermo airports, Verdura Resort features 203 rooms and suites, all with a sea view, including six villas which offer a perfect solution for family holidays, each with its own private swimming pool.

Away from the fairways, the resort offers an extensive 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.

For more information and to book, phone + 39 06 0328 88630 or email


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