Overview of golf course named Verdura Golf and Spa Resort - East Course

Verdura Golf and Spa Resort - East Course

Sciacca Agrigento, Italy

Details

Holes

18

Par

72

Built

n/a

Type

Seaside

Architect

Kyle Phillips

Access

Visitors welcomed

American architect Kyle Phillips, famed for his work at Dundonald and Kingsbarns, is responsible for designing the two courses at the Verdura Resort in Sicily. The game of golf, like every other leisure activity, suffered during the long years of Mafia-related violence that plagued the island, but while some tensions remain, the situation is much improved. English hotelier Rocco Forte built one of his chain of luxury resorts here on a splendid coastal site that has drawn comparisons with Gleneagles and Pebble Beach. Indeed, if you squint you could mistake the setting for Scotland, with the gentler Mediterranean Sea substituting for the windier North Sea. Phillips' approach accordingly was to allow the natural beauty of the surroundings to inform the layout. This tropical development features swimming in an outdoor pool and on a private beach, a spa, and a first-class hotel with more than two hundred rooms.

The undulating East Course provides a truly memorable round of golf. Early highlights include the short par four 3rd and the early water holes at the 5th and 6th, each with stunning outlooks. From the 13th onwards, the course turns seaward, plummeting and swooping across glorious links terrain. The best is saved for last, with the penultimate hole rising gently into the foot of a Sicilian hillside. The 18th is a fabulous par four closer, crashing from an elevated tee along the craggy coastline.

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4.8
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Fabulous
20 August
Fine
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Hcp 7 Royal Waterloo Golf Club - La Marache
Very good
17 June
Great resort, 2 very very entertaining courses offering plenty of variation for a week stay. Free access to practice facilities. Next to golf, there is a spa and a fitness center.. So you come here for the golf... don't forget your clubs!
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