Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa Resort
Sciacca, Sicily

Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa Resort

Golf Resort & Spa

Hotel

The dream was to create Europe's finest golf destination. The vision was that of hotelier Sir Rocco Forte, a passionate golfer who scoured the Mediterranean coastline in search of the perfect site upon which to build a luxury resort for a discerning, high end golf market. He found his spot on the south west shores of Sicily.

Sir Rocco acquired the necessary space (570 acres) to build his great dream and appointed Kyle Phillips to create a golf centred Masterplan that would include two full layouts and a nine hole par three course along with a superb 5 star hotel, conference centre, beach club, restaurants and Europe's largest spa.

Rocco Forte Verdura is Europe's most exciting new Golf Resort, just 45 minutes from Palermo Airport and located nearby the seaside town of Sciacca, Sicily.

Ascot Golf Packages include half board dining, with exquisite Sicilian cuisine at a variety of Resort restaurants and bars.

For guests seeking deep relaxation the award winning Verdura Spa is exceptional with four thalasso therapy pools, an extensive treatment menu and personalised well-being programmes. Tennis enthusiasts and families are also very well looked after at Rocco Forte Verdura.

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Verdura Golf and Spa Resort Aerial View Verdura Exterior View Deluxe Room Junior Suite Junior Suite Balcony Presidential Suite - Private Pool Zagara Restaurant Liola Restaurant Amare Restaurant Torre Bar Verdua Spa Bar Resort Swimming Pool Verdura Spa - Treatment Room Verdura Spa - Thalasso Pool Verdura Golf Course Verdura Golf Course Verdura Resort - Old Railway Station
Verdura Golf and Spa Resort Aerial View
Verdura Exterior View
Deluxe Room
Junior Suite
Junior Suite Balcony
Presidential Suite - Private Pool
Zagara Restaurant
Liola Restaurant
Amare Restaurant
Torre Bar
Verdua Spa Bar
Resort Swimming Pool
Verdura Spa - Treatment Room
Verdura Spa - Thalasso Pool
Verdura Golf Course
Verdura Golf Course
Verdura Resort - Old Railway Station
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Verdura Golf and Spa Resort Aerial View

Spa Offer

Free Verdura Spa Access

Enjoy Free use of Verdura Spa facilities at Rocco Forte Resort.

Verdura Spa features outdoor thalassotherapy pools, an indoor lap pool, saunas, hammam, relaxation areas and a gym offering complimentary classes in the Fitness Studio.

NON-GOLFER OPTION: Exchange golf with Treatment & Massage Spa Credits - further details on request.

Offer Dates: 2019 Season

Half Board Packages

Half Board Packages

Ascot Golf packages feature Half Board at Rocco Forte Verdura.

Half Board includes Daily Breakfast and a three course Evening Dinner (a la carte).

Evening Dinner is served at Liolà, Buon Giorno & Amare Restaurant (Buffet or Set Menu).

Offer Dates: 2019 Season

Offer Conditions: Half Board does not include beverages.

Listed Package Prices: Listed golf package prices apply with Half Board.

Special Offers

Deluxe Golf Offer: FREE Buggies, Golf Club Rental & €100 Resort Credit!

Book Rocco Forte Verdura Sicily with Ascot Golf and receive the following Value-Added extras!

- Free Golf Buggies for all bookings

- Complimentary Club Hire for the duration of the visit (as required)

- 30 Minute Golf lesson in the Performance institute

PLUS: €100 Resort credit per person!!

Offer Dates: Sept 1, 2019-June 30, 2020

Offer Conditions: Rocco Forte Verdura will close for Winter Season from Nov 27, 2019-Feb 29. 2020

Listed Package Prices: Listed Golf Package prices apply with Deluxe Golf Offer!

Guest Rooms

203 Rooms and Suites are set across 230 hectares of olive groves and countryside in two distinct types of building, Courtyard and Landscape, offering a real sense of privacy and space.

Deluxe Room (40m²/400ft²) – Feature a king or two twin sized beds, with magnificent sea views from private terrace. The spacious bathroom is finished in stone and guests enjoy exclusive Italian products.

Superior Deluxe Room (40m²/400ft²) – Located in the Landscape Villas close to the sea featuring private outdoor terrace with seating. Guests benefit from a private dining menu and well-stocked in-room bar.

Junior Suite (60m²/600ft²) – All Suites have been designed in a fresh and contemporary Sicilian style with rich artwork and fabrics. Guests enjoy uninterrupted sea views from a private terrace with seating.

Classic Suite (60m²/600ft²) – The spacious suites are located in the Landscape Villas with private entrance and all include CD & DVD players, iPod dock, yoga mats, beach bag and towels.

Grand Suite (72m²/700ft²) - Each suite features large separate living room, kitchenette and spacious bedroom - featuring walk-through wardrobe. The Grand Suites all feature a private internal courtyard with seating and private sea-facing terrace with a hammock.

Ambassador Suite (170m²/1700ft²) – The two impressive Ambassador Suites at Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, are positioned for maximum privacy. Each suite incorporates a spacious separate living room with dining area, kitchenette, magnificent bedroom with ensuite walk through shower and guest bathroom. Private internal courtyard and terrace are included.

Presidential Suite (175m²/1750ft²) - The Suite is situated in the Landscape Villas, close to the sea and features three terraces with private swimming pool. The suite features large separate living room, dining area, kitchenette, guest bathroom and very spacious bedroom with a king-sized bed. The Suite also features private internal courtyard area with outdoor seating.

Bar/Dining

La Zagara - This exclusive à la carte restaurant serves fine Mediterranean cuisine prepared with the freshest local ingredients.

Liolà - A typical Sicilian Trattoria with beautiful cliff top views, serving home-made pasta, salads, fish, shellfish and ice-cream.

Buon Giorno - Casual restaurant serving an international buffet breakfast. In the evenings it is open exclusively for children offering delicious and healthy dishes specifically created for younger guests.

Amare - Beach restaurant with outdoor seating, the menu features a selection of antipasti, salads, grilled fish, barbecues and pizza.

La Granita Bar - Vibrant bar and lounge with large terrace overlooking the pool and gardens. Specialities include traditional Tapas style Mediterranean dishes throughout the day.

Torre Bar - Perfect for early evening cocktails or after-dinner drinks or snacks during the day. The Torre Bar features nightly live entertainment of contemporary light jazz and music from the island.

Pool Bar - Guests in the pool areas can be served specialities include refreshing cocktails, salads, sandwiches and burgers.

Spa Bar - Combine a spa treatment with a healthy diet. A menu full of antioxidant-rich and vitamin-packed cocktails created with fresh ingredients of fruit or vegetables, plus light and healthy dishes.

Leisure Facilities

The Verdura Resort features tennis courts, 60m infinity swimming pool, The Verdura Spa & Health Club with fully fully-equipped gym and running trails which meander through the olive and lemon groves.

The Beach Verdura is fortunate to have 1.8km of coastline. Walk from your room to the beautiful pebble beach flanked with grass areas leading right down to the beach.

Swim out on the azure waters, and you will have a clear view of the resort nestled into the landscape, with the terracotta roofs and church towers of nearby Sciacca in the distance.

Guests can relax reading a book under a parasol on a sun-lounger, or enjoying the great range of non-motorized water sports available, such as sailing, windsurfing and stand up paddling.

Kids & Teen Club Verdura offers a full range of activities for children including a Kids Club for 4 – 12 year olds and for teenagers (See Families section).

Bike Riding The area around Sciacca, the nearest town to the resort, is an ideal destination for a bike ride. Guests can explore its unique landscape, and discover the traditional architecture of baglio, the island’s traditional farmhouses, among the olive trees and vineyards.

Fishing Sicily and the sea are inseparable, as you will discover on our fishing experience. Guests will spend a day at sea alongside local fishermen, learning the ropes and enjoying a superb perspective of the island’s coastline. You will be able to taste the fresh fish that are caught, learn traditional recipes, swim in places inaccessible by land and discover little gems of nature. There are also trips by glassbottomed boat to observe sea urchins.

Kite-surfing and Wind-surfing One thing that never fails in Sicily is the wind. To take advantage of this, the island has a beach dedicated to the sports of kite-surfing and wind-surfing. Puzziteddu is about 10km from Mazara del Vallo, with long stretches of sand and excellent wind conditions.

Local Area

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, and is as captivating as it is diverse. For centuries, it has been at the crossroads of civilisations and each has left an indelible imprint on this Italian region.

The area around the Verdura Golf & Spa Resort offers a fascinating glimpse into Sicilian life and culture.

A short drive away is the picturesque seaside town of Sciacca with medieval alleys and baroque churches, seafood restaurants and fine sandy beaches.

Further south along the coast is the ancient town of Agrigento, founded in 582BC by Greek settlers. Here you will find the unforgettable Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with the remains of eight Greek temples. In July, their illuminated columns make a beautiful backdrop to the annual Blues & Wine Soul Festival. Another spellbinding ancient site are the Ancient Greek temples at tranquil Selinunte.

You can also soak up the simple pleasures of the countryside around the resort. Explore vineyards, olive and lemon groves, or find your own secret sandy cove. And don’t forget to take advantage of the resort’s 1.8km stretch of private coastline. Ask Verdura concierge for more details of nearby walking routes and drives.

Tennis

Tennis Academy at Verdura

The Verdura Tennis Academy provides a luxurious, well-equipped centre with state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated team of professional tennis coaches.

The Verdura Sunball Tennis Programme offers flexible, tailor-made training programmes aimed at all levels - from beginners to tournament players.

Lessons can be taken with a partner, in a group or on a one-to-one basis, and guests have the chance to participate in tournaments each week. There are also special events and tennis camps featuring famous ex-professional players.

Junior guests at Verdura will find playing tennis here fun and exciting, and an excellent way of making new friends while on holiday.

The courses for children aged 4 to 12 are based on the successful Champ & Taiger Academy concept, which focuses on hand-eye coordination, ball awareness, team spirit and movement. In this way, children can learn the basics of tennis in a light-hearted way with age-appropriate equipment, combining lots of fun with valuable sporting activity.

So whether you want to combine a golf break with a few games of tennis, introduce your family to the game for the first time, or spend a week hitting the courts with serious, fast-paced volleying, the Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is a year-round destination with five-star tennis credentials.

THE PROS

The tennis coaches at Verdura Tennis Academy are highly trained professionals with a long-standing love of tennis.

Zoltan Vary, the head coach, is a former professional player on ATP Challenger tournaments, having played tennis since 1979 and coaching since 1997. He has worked in professional tennis academies and hotel resorts around Europe; one of his students went on to become four times national champion, Player of the Year in 2009, and ranked number 2 in the USA.

'The most important thing to know as a coach is: you have to teach the person as well as teaching the technique. As a coach, you need to find the right technique for each person, and this will be a huge success. Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is an incredible place to spend a tennis holiday, one of the best in Europe.' Zoltan Vary, Tennis Academy

Roberto Gaeta has been playing tennis since 1976 and coaching for about 20 years. A former top league player, he has won various regional tournaments. Roberto will take care of both you and your equipment, as he is also qualified in re-stringing rackets.

Please ask your Ascot Golf Sales agents for further details or include your Tennis preferences with your Golf Holiday Booking Form for Rocco Forte Verdura Golf & Spa Resort

Spa

Verdura Spa

The new Verdura Spa concept is inspired by Sebastian Kneipp. Kneipp was a 19th century priest and naturopath who cured himself of tuberculosis by brief exposures to the cold water in the Danube River. He then began to occupy himself intensively with the health-promoting power of water and the healing effects of selected plants. He also strongly believed in regular exercise, a healthy diet and mental-emotional balance. He became a pioneer in holistic thought.

At Verdura Spa, Sebastian Kneipp’s five pillars are followed: water, plants, exercise, nutrition and balance.

  • Water: Kneipp’s treatments involved many different water applications, from cold rinses, hot and cold baths, contrast baths and even hot and cold compresses, which he felt strengthened the body's self-healing power. Verdura therapists perform treatments using different temperature compresses, private steam baths, a hydro massage bath and a Jacuzzi. Guests can follow a thalasso circuit at their leisure in our four outdoor thalassotherapy pool. They can also use the infrared sauna, Finnish saunas, double-height steam bath and experience showers.
  • Plants: Centuries of experience, as well as modern scientific findings, have shown us the healing effects of selected herbs and plants. Kneipp said that “every single plant has its own individual effects." At Verdura Spa, local plants and herbs are carefully selected and integrated them into treatments. Some of the ingredients we use are grown at Verdura.
  • Exercise: Kneipp believed that you did not need to be an athlete to use exercise therapy. He also believed that the integration of exercise into daily lives improved wellbeing. With Rocco Forte Fitness, there have numerous programmes, classes and activities to match each guest’s requirements. Exercise is tailored for individuals, as well as providing tips to integrate into daily lives back home.
  • Nutrition: Kneipp praised simple, nourishing food, with plenty of fruit and vegetables. Celebrity chef Fulvio Pierangelini has created healthy menus inspired by the produce grown at our resort. The menus are rich in fruit, vegetables, fish, olive oil and whole grains; they are flavoured with herbs grown in the garden at the resort. Nutritionally balanced food and the re-education of the body to crave what is good for it are at the heart of the Verdura approach.
  • Balance: The balance of all these activities, with intensive rest phases, is at the centre of Kneipp’s philosophy. In our fast-paced everyday lives, everybody needs to find time to reflect, relax and replenish. Verdura Spa, set amid sun-kissed olive groves, oranges and lemon trees, with views of the mountains and endless space, is the perfect setting to harmonise body and soul again. Verdura has created places of sanctuary, such as our Spa For the Mind Library curated by the School of Life.

As part of Rocco Forte Health, Verdura Spa has 5 health-focussed programmes – Fit, Slim, Detox, Anti-Age and Relax. Each programme is available for three or five days and they all integrate Sebastian Kneipp’s five pillars.

SPA FACILITIES

Housed in pavilions grouped around an open-air courtyard, the 4,000 square metre Verdura Spa features:

- Extensive treatment rooms, including double treatment suites

- 4 outdoor thalassotherapy pools –

- 20m indoor swimming pool

- Double-height steam room, along with Finnish and infrared saunas

- 170m2 state-of-the-art gym and a fitness studio

- Spacious relaxation areas, including a Spa For the Mind library

- Hair and beauty salon

- Spa Bar with a terrace overlooking the mountains

The following areas of Verdura Spa are child-free: the thalassotherapy pools, saunas, steam room, emotional showers, gym, fitness studio and relaxation areas. There is no charge for use of these areas for hotel guests.

Children are welcomed at the indoor spa pool from 8am to 2pm daily.

Download Verdura Spa Brochure

For further details on the Vendura Spa, please ask your Ascot Golf sales agent, or, to ensure availability, please include your spa preferences with your Ascot Golf Holiday Booking at Rocco Forte Verdura Golf and Spa Resort.

Families

Rocco Forte Verdura Kids Club

Verdura Golf & Spa Resort was awarded 'Best Family Program' during the 2010 Virtuoso 'Best of the Best' Hotel Awards.

At Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, all guests are treated exceptionally well, but junior guests are made to feel very special!

With its exclusive beach, hectares of wide, open countryside and idyllic climate, Verdura makes the perfect destination for a family holiday. It is a safe and secure environment and caters for all ages, from babies and toddlers to the most demanding of teenagers. Parents can relax in the knowledge that everything has been thought of. Children can relax knowing that every day will see the start of a brand-new adventure!

Entertainment comes in many exciting forms. There is a special swimming pool for junior guests and a children’s club open every day from 9 am to 7 pm, seven days a week, and is free to attend. A full range of activities has been developed for those aged between 4 and 12.

Older children have their own special place at Verdura - a dedicated hang-out area for teenagers, where they can meet like-minded guests. A tailor-made leisure programme offers the chance to try a thrilling variety of sports and activities, from golf and sailing to tennis and windsurfing. There are also excursions to explore Sicily without the parents in tow.

So guests can pack a little lighter, the resort can supply everything from high chairs and crayons to NINTENDO WII consoles. Before arrival, your child’s details will be taken, so they can be greeted with the appropriate amenities. Special menus are available, and dishes can be ordered in advance – so there is no impatient waiting at the table.

All the rooms at the resort sleep two, but extra beds can be added to some room types and rooms can be added with interconnecting doors to accommodate families of all sizes. Those with children under the age of four will have their rooms specially childproofed on arrival. Pool and beach areas are supervised at all times, and a professional babysitting service is available.

A family holiday at Verdura Golf & Spa Resort will be remembered for years to come.

Please ask your Ascot Golf sales agent for further details or include your Family preferences on your Golf Holiday Booking Form for Rocco Forte Verdura Resort, Sicily

Verdura - East Course

Verdura - East Course

Par: 72

Length: 6686m


Course designer: Kyle Phillips

Verdura - East Course

Verdura Golf and Spa Resort has been rated as Italy's best by Rolex Top 1000 Golf Courses Guide.

Rocco Forte Verdura East Course is more undulating than the West Course, set on an exposed landscape creating a true links style challenge with prevailing sea breezes, undulating greens and fairways.

Its finishing holes don't quite have the glamour of the West's and the front nine par fives that link the central area to the southern beach holes are a little underwhelming, but there are more directional changes here and plenty of design surprises as well.

Highpoints include the short sixth which will become one of the most photographed holes in Europe. Club selection will vary greatly depending on the strength and direction of the wind. This is Verdura’s “Postage Stamp”. From the 13th the course turns seaward, both the 14th and 15th are long holes that plummet across linksy ground while the 16th is a delicious short hole played into a wickedly shallow target.

The finishing duo are also really strong; the penultimate hole rising gently into the foot of a Sicilian hillside, and the fabulous par four closer crashing from an elevated tee right along the craggy coastline.

Verdura - West Course

Verdura - West Course

Par: 72

Length: 6692m


Course designer: Kyle Phillips

Verdura - West Course

Verdura Golf and Spa Resort has been rated as Italy's best by Rolex Top 1000 Golf Courses Guide.

Verdura’s Championship West Course plays along the coastline with dramatic beachside holes.

The West Course actually incorporates more coastal land than the East Course, but a number of its early holes stretch consecutively along inland and a few fairways are a little tight given the exposed nature of the site. The beachside holes are its star attraction, golfers get their first glimpse of the sea at the 8th and 9th before returning for a four hole encore from the 15th.

The West’s final four holes are considered the best with spectacular backdrop views over the Mediterranean. The final two holes hug the cliff tops and the threatening 18th tee is reminiscent of the final hole at Pebble Beach!

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Jun 26 - Jul 12, 2020£1064 £1652 £1188 £1972 £1514 £2477 £1984 £3332
Jul 13 - Jul 20, 2020£1280 £2058 £1476 £2514 £1868 £3142 £2479 £4263
Jul 21 - Aug 6, 2020£1064 £1652 £1188 £1972 £1514 £2477 £1984 £3332
Aug 7 - Aug 22, 2020£1407 £2309 £1644 £2847 £2075 £3551 £2769 £4835
Aug 23 - Sep 5, 2020£1064 £1652 £1188 £1972 £1514 £2477 £1984 £3332
Sep 6 - Oct 17, 2020£825 £1195 £947 £1440 £1200 £1805 £1588 £2436
Oct 18 - Oct 31, 2020£655 £881 £720 £1021 £922 £1291 £1200 £1718
Nov 1 - Nov 22, 2020£583 £809 £672 £973 £851 £1220 £1129 £1647
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  • Deluxe Rooms, Daily Breakfast & Evening Dinner, Green Fees as listed, Local Taxes

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  • Flights, Lunch, Drinks, Car Hire/ Transfers, Buggy Hire

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  • Holiday Bookings to be received no later than 7 days before travel.
  • Holidays crossing date bands listed above will be priced on a Pro-Rata basis.
  • All Prices listed are subject to availability at the time of Booking.
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Upgrades & discounts

Children Sharing Parents' Room (max 2)
Aged 0 - 3 yrs, incl. Breakfast £0 Per Child Per Night
Aged 4 - 11 yrs, incl. Extra Bed & Breakfast £62 Per Child Per Night
3rd Person Sharing
Includes Extra Bed & Breakfast £76 Per Person Per Night
Half Board
3-Course Dinner at any Hotel Restaurant £34 Per Child Per Night
£67 Per Adult Per Night
Room Upgrade (Supplement)
Superior Deluxe Room On Request
Junior Suite On Request
Classic Suite On Request
Grand Suite On Request
Ambassador Suite On Request
Presidential Suite On Request
Palermo International Airport (134km)
On Request
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Payment terms
A deposit of 20% is payable for bookings made more than 4 months in advance, with the balance payable 45 days before travel.
More than 30 days prior to departure
20% of total price
30 to 15 days prior to departure
35% of total price
14 to 8 days prior to departure
50% of total price
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90% of total price
1 day prior to departure or day of departure
100% of total price
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