Sicily may not be the first destination you think of when planning a golf holiday, but it has so much to offer, with a number of challenging and enjoyable courses set in the island’s beautiful countryside, as well as being a country steeped in history with amazing Greek, Roman and Byzantian sites.
Sicily has many influences from traditional Mediterranean to Arabian (seen in all aspects from architecture to gastronomy), but yet it is completely individual, and is indeed, a precious jewel in the Mediterranean. Courses include Il Picciolo which has played host to a number of international tournaments and is stunningly laid out on the slopes of Mount Etna – few courses can boast a smoking volcano as a backdrop; Le Madonie Golf Club, which is situated on the north coast, winds its way through groves of olive and citrus trees. Then there are the two golf resorts of Verdura, with it’s two ‘links’ courses, near Sciacca on the south-west cost and the two championship course of Donnafugata, near Ragusa in south-eastern Sicily and designed by Gary Player.
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