Verdura Resort is the perfect fit for PGA Germany

11 January 2021

German golfers will now have improved access to Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel, after a new partnership with the PGA of Germany.

As part of the two-year agreement, the fabulous five-star resort – home of the European Tour’s Rocco Forte Sicilian Open – will be a host venue for the German PGA’s annual training camp where the golfers will be able to make full use of the state-of-the-art facilities.

But amateur golfers will also enjoy the benefits of a trip to Sicily with club members able to enjoy professional-led coaching breaks at discounted rates. Pros stay free when accompanied by six guests, while five green fees are included when staying for seven nights. Buggies are also included during the low season.

Aside from the superb Kyle Phillips-designed Championship course and the nine-hole par-three Executive course, the resort’s second 18-hole layout reopens next summer following a major redesign and renovation programme.

In addition, the practice facilities are the envy of many European resorts with a double-ended driving range and first-class academy. The venue also features Italy’s only European Tour-approved Performance Institute, where players of all abilities can hone their swings using cutting-edge technology.

Verdura director of golf, Antonio Castello, said: “It’s an exciting partnership for us and a real opportunity to increase our profile even more in a country, which has a proud tradition of producing some of the world’s best golfers. We are sure this will be a successful partnership and will enable us to welcome many more guests from Germany in the coming years.”

Felix Lechner, head of marketing at the German PGA, said: “Verdura Resort is a venue which is rightly-recognised as one of the world’s elite golf and lifestyle destinations. It is a fantastic location with superb courses and exceptional facilities and is why it is a preferred training base for PGA members.”

Nestled in 230 hectares of stunning Mediterranean landscape on Sicily’s southern coast, Verdura is a member of the exclusive European Tour Destinations network. The resort is famous for offering guests an unforgettable five-star golf experience in one of the most beautiful settings in world golf, and was recently named as a recipient of Golf Digest magazine’s coveted ‘2020 Editors’ Choice Award for the Best Resorts in Continental Europe’ for the fifth year in a row.

Verdura Resort features 203 rooms and suites, all with a sea view, which offer a perfect solution for family holiday. In addition, the venue is set to add to its luxury accommodation portfolio by opening in 2021 twenty new modern and spacious private Rocco Forte Villas, each with its own private swimming pool and affording unparalled panoramic views of the Sicilian coast and Mediterranean.

Away from golf, guests can enjoy an extensive array of other luxury sports and lifestyle facilities, as well as the opportunity to sample a wide variety of gastronomy, wine, history and culture.

Packages are bookable through SAM Golf Time, which is also a partner of the PGA of Germany.


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About Verdura Resort
Verdura Resort, part of Rocco Forte Hotels and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is the perfect Mediterranean gateway with two kilometres of private beach, Kyle Phillips golf courses, a world-class spa offering a range of holistic therapies, an excellent kids club and four restaurants with gourmet and casual dining options.  With 153 rooms, 44 suites and six pool suites, Verdura Resort fuses modern design with environmentally sensitive architecture that is simultaneously luxurious and firmly rooted in Sicilian culture. Home of the Rocco Forte Sicilian Open and a member of the exclusive European Tour Destinations network, the resort’s golf courses are complemented by outstanding practice facilities including Italy’s only European Tour-approved Performance Institute.

About Rocco Forte Hotels
Founded by Sir Rocco Forte and his sister Olga Polizzi in 1996, it is a collection of 15 luxury hotels and resorts with a unique character. All hotels are iconic addresses, both historic and modern, carved out of magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Run by a family that has been involved in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are characterized by a distinctive approach to service, which ensures guests experience the best of the destination and surrounding areas. Rocco Forte Hotels includes: Hotel de la Ville, Hotel de Russie, Rocco Forte House, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Sicily; Masseria Torre Maizza, Puglia; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotels Amigo, Brussels and Hotel Astoria, St. Petersburg. Next openings: Villa Igiea in Palermo and The Westbund Hotel in Shanghai in 2021, and The Carlton Milan in 2023.

About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (Leading Hotels)
Comprised of more than 375 hotels in over 75 countries, Leading Hotels is a collection of uncommon luxury hotels. Rooted in the locations in which they are found, members embody the very essence of their destination. Through varied styles of architecture and design and distinct cultural experiences enhanced by passionate people, the collection is for the curious traveler looking for their next discovery. Established in 1928 by several influential and forward-thinking European hoteliers, Leading Hotels has an eight-decade-long commitment to providing remarkable, authentic travel experiences. The company selects only hotels that meet its high standards for quality and distinctiveness, resulting in a curated portfolio of hotels united not by what makes them the same, but the details that make them different. Leaders Club is the company’s exclusive two-tiered guest loyalty program, consisting of like-minded travelers seeking uncommon travel experiences. The program provides its members with personalized service and exclusive travel benefits to enhance their stays at any Leading Hotel around the world. For more information visit:, Facebook at and Instagram @leadinghotelsoftheworld

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