Verdura Resort in Sciacca (Ag) becomes the official venue partner of PGA Italiana. For two years, professionals and their students will be at home in the five-star resort "to experience the game of golf in an absolutely unique setting"
Satisfied Filippo Barbè, number one of the Italian PGA (670 members). "It is a place of excellence for nature, culture, golf and services. The high level of quality in every department of golf will be a plus for our professionals.
Tournament players will be able to book training sessions. I will be able to offer students travel and education ideas with important economic advantages " And given the times it's not really a bad idea.
Verdura Resort, statements
“I am particularly happy to announce the partnership - comments Sir Rocco Forte - at a time when the world of sport is penalized, like many other activities, by the health emergency.
It is a strong sign of Rocco Forte Hotels' desire to restart. Not only that: on a more personal level it is a testament to my passion for golf and my confidence in the growth of this game in Italy. And I say this in a Ryder Cup 2023 key ”.
In the early 2000s Sir Rocco Forte wanted championship holes and five-star services along the Sicilian coast, thus adding another pearl to the Rocco Forte Hotels collection. Starting from the vision of him as archistar Kyle Phillips (Californian with a passion for links) he modeled that stretch of coast by designing two championship courses hosted by the Sicilian Open (European Tour) 2012, 2017, 2018.
Just in 2018, a flood damaged the pitch and coast, however turning it into an opportunity to offer a new gaming experience. One course is currently open: nine holes of the second will reopen next August. The restyling will be completed in October.
Don't forget that Verdura Resort is a member of the European Tour Destinations international network. For five consecutive years it has received the Editors' Choice Award for the Best Resorts in Continental Europe from the American magazine Golf Digest. It is the golf destination par excellence in the Mediterranean.