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New Global Honour Makes it Fab Four for Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel


New Global Honour Makes it Fab Four for Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel

Sicily's Verdura Resort Continues to Push the Boundaries for Golfing Excellence

By Brian Weis

Sicily's Verdura Resort continues to push the boundaries for golfing excellence after receiving a leading international honour from the world's biggest golf media title for the fourth successive year.

Home of the Rocco Forte Sicilian Open and renowned for offering guests the ultimate luxury golf experience, the exclusive resort was again selected by Golf Digest magazine as a recipient of its prized '2019 Editors' Choice Award for the Best Resorts in Continental Europe'.

Unveiled in the new issue of Golf Digest, the list features an elite collection of top names from the global golf industry, and was compiled after close consultation with a combination of the magazine's group of international affiliate titles and 1,000-plus golf-course raters.

Max Adler, editor of Golf Digest magazine, said: "Each year with the Golf Digest Editors' Choice Awards, we seek to identify for our readers 'The Best Things in Golf,' with an emphasis on lifestyle properties, products and services. Verdura Resort offers first-rate accommodations with pure links-style golf along the Mediterranean."

Opened in 2009, Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte hotel and a member of the European Tour Properties network - is firmly established among Europe's elite golf resorts, and further enhanced its reputation earlier this month by becoming the first golf venue in Italy to open a European Tour Performance Institute.

Only the third facility of its kind in the world, professionals and amateurs have the unique opportunity to practice, learn and improve under sunny Sicilian skies using tools and techniques developed by the European Tour's medical and performance specialists.

Antonio Castelo, Golf Director at Verdura Resort, said: "Like all our golfing guests, the resort is always looking at ways that we can improve and this new global accolade recognizes all the hard work that has been put in to make Verdura one of the world's leading golf and lifestyle destinations.

"To be selected by Golf Digest's panel of experts for the fourth year running is an outstanding achievement. With the opening of the new European Tour Performance Institute and the other work currently taking place at the resort, these are exciting times for the resort and we're looking forward to showcasing our facilities to an ever-increasing audience in the years ahead."

Set in 230 hectares of stunning Mediterranean landscape on Sicily's southern coast, Verdura Resort's golf facilities include two outstanding 18-hole championship course and a par-three nine-hole executive course - both designed by world-acclaimed architect Kyle Phillips - a double-ended driving range and a first-class academy. One of the 18-hole courses is currently being revamped to offer guests a new and enhanced experience.

Located between Agrigento and the charming fishing town of Sciacca, an 80-minute drive from Trapani and Palermo airports, Verdura Resort features 203 rooms and suites, all with a sea view, including six villas which offer a perfect solution for family holidays, each with its own private swimming pool.

Away from the fairways, the resort offers an extensive array of other luxury sports and lifestyle facilities, while guests also have the opportunity to sample, on and off-site, a taste of the gastronomy, wine, history and culture that has made Sicily famous across the world.

For more information and to book, phone + 39 06 0328 88630 or email


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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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