Great value winter packages at top Sicily resort

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Fair weather golfers eager to escape the clutches of the cold this winter are being invited to head to Sicily’s luxury Verdura Resort and enjoy five-star treatment on a grand scale over the coming months – with golf breaks starting from €105 (approx £78) per person per night.

Famed for it sunny skies, breathtaking countryside and sumptuous cuisine, the largest island in the Mediterranean is the ideal location for an overseas golf break, and Verdura has all the ingredients needed for an unforgettable trip.

Situated adjacent to the sparkling azure waters of the Mediterranean in 230 hectares of stunning landscape, the resort – host venue for the 2012 Sicilian Open and a Rocco Forte hotel – offers three links-style courses, all designed by leading architect Kyle Phillips and built to the highest specifications.

 Verdura features two outstanding 18-hole championship courses – the East Course and West Course – as well as a par-three nine hole course.  

Available from November 1 until April 30, 2016, the resort’s winter four-night breaks start from €418 per person (approx £310) and include daily breakfast, two rounds of golf and access to the luxury spa facilities including sauna, steam bath and swimming pools, as well as full use of the resort’s extensive golf practice facilities.

Golf lovers seeking a longer stay can take advantage of outstanding value by booking a seven-night bed and breakfast stay from €731 per person (approx £540) including five rounds of golf and the same leisure privileges. All prices are based on two people sharing a twin or double standard room.

Complementing its golf courses are extensive practice facilities including a double-ended driving range and excellent golf academy, while players can also take advantage of the latest state-of-the-art TaylorMade equipment when they hire clubs at the resort after a significant recent upgrade of its rental service. Prices start from €55 (approx £40) for a two-round package.

Located on Sicily’s southern coast between Agrigento and the fishing city of Sciacca, an 80-minute drive from Trapani and Palermo airports, the multi award-winning resort features 203 rooms and suites – all with a sea view.

Away from the fairways, guests can enjoy numerous other sports and leisure facilities including six tennis courts, a 60m two-tiered infinity pool, a 170sqm fully-equipped gym and an award-winning 4,000sqm spa complex.

*For further details visit https://www.roccofortehotels.com/hotels-and-resorts/verdura-resort/promotions/.