Verdura Resort, the Rocco Forte hotel in Sicily which has just been announced as a new European Tour Destination, is preparing to host a European Tour tournament after the award-winning golf and spa resort was selected to stage the new event next spring, May18-21.
Taking place a week before the BMW PGA Championship, which heralds the start of the new Rolex Series on the European Tour, the Rocco Forte Open - Verdura is set to feature some of the top-ranked players in Europe as they put the finishing touches to their preparations for the season ahead in Europe.
Opened in 2009 by Sir Rocco Forte, the resort spans 230 hectares of stunning traditional Sicilian landscape, set against the backdrop of the azure Mediterrean waters.
Verdura’s golf facilities include two outstanding 18-hole Championship courses – the East Course and West Course – and a par-three nine-hole course. Complementing the courses are extensive golf practice facilities including a double-ended driving range and outstanding academy. In addition, guests can enjoy numerous other sports and leisure amenities including six tennis courts, an array of different watersports, a 170sqm fully-equipped gym and an award-winning 4,000sqm spa complex.
Recently named as Italy’s number one golf venue in an industry list of continental Europe’s top 100 golf resorts, Verdura Resort enjoys an enviable location on Sicily’s southern coast between Agrigento and the fishing city of Sciacca, an 80-minute drive from Trapani and Palermo airports.
With 203 rooms and suites – all with a sea view – guests also have the opportunity to sample a taste of the gastronomy, wine, history and culture that has made Sicily famous across the world.
For more information on Verdura Resort, visit www.roccofortehotels.com