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Italy, Sicily, Castiglione Di Sicilia GRD Rating 8.6

Etna Golf Resort & Spa

Golf breaks at Etna Golf Resort & Spa, Italy. GRD Rating: 8.6





Resort Summary

The Etna Golf Resort & Spa stands on the gentle slopes of a property extending over 55 hectares bordering the Etna Park. The Hotel provides a breathtaking view of the top of the volcano, and is surrounded by an 18-hole golf course that winds round the hotel.

The Hotel Etna Golf Resort & SPA is located on the Northeast side of Etna, Southwest of Taormina, between Parco dell'Etna, Parco dei Nebrodi and the Parco Fluviale dell'Alcantara parks.

Built according to the standards of the local culture, the Hotel Etna Golf Resort & SPA features 98 rooms, a restaurant, a wine bar, a bar lounge, six conference halls, an open air swimming pool and a wellness center. It welcomes its guests with luminous sobriety, offering pleasing views of landscape and a service that meets the best international standards. The welcome of the staff communicates a sense of friendliness enriched with unique style and prestige.

The Picciolo Golf Club, the first 18-hole golf course in Sicily, is set in a natural amphitheatre on the northern slope of the mountain, inside Etna Park, between the municipalities of Randazzo, Linguaglossa and Castiglione di Sicilia. The holes, set in the dark lava rock left by the eruption of 1960, have been designed by the architect Luigi Rota Caremoli, the only Italian to be admitted to the British Institute of Golf Course Architects. He was able to make superb use of the 44 hectares of hilly land, and the technical obstacles fit so well into the landscape that the course seems to be completely natural.

One of the advantages of the Picciolo is that golfers can play the whole year round the ground does not freeze in winter, and in summer the altitude of 650 metres and proximity to the sea, which is about 50 kilometres away, temper the climate which elsewhere is roasting the Island of Sicily. It is to the credit of the promoters that, in just a few years, they have been able to transform an old farmstead, cultivated in hazelnut trees and vines, into an exciting golf course that follow the natural undulations of the land.

Various other activities can be enjoyed in the hotel or in the immediate vicinity, such as, for example, quad biking, trekking, mountain biking, horse riding, free-climbing, excursions on quads or trail bikes.

Golf Courses

Il Picciolo GC
18 holes
6420y
5870m
Par 72
Designed by Luigi Rota Caremoli
The first holes pass through an old hazelnut grove, then continue among clusters of broom and forsythia and patches of marguerites, until the player comes to an area where the volcanic land becomes the dominant feature. The last holes end right in front of the clubhouse. From the terrace of the large pink house, the traditional colour of landowners villas situated on the slopes of the volcano, the view sweeps towards the dark lava peaks and the green Nebrodi Mountains.

Accommodation

The feature of the 98 rooms and suites of the Resort is the uninterrupted view of the vineyards, orchards and woods that rise on Etna. Relax is the key word, sobriety enriched with comfort is the recipe for the rooms that reflect the standards of the traditional local style. This luxurious facility offers the following types of rooms

Double or twin room
Double or twin room Deluxe
Junior Suite
Suite

Food and Drink

Drawing on so many civilizations and cultures, it's correct to say that what today is called fusion food was born in Sicily. To all of this, the Restaurant adds its international influence. Decorated with a drapery of Bougainvillea, it's a place where the richness of the territory finds its highest expression in fanciful preparations and refined presentations. The cellar, full of excellent wines produced by the local wineries, offers tasting and surprising food and wine pairings.

Candle light, comfortable sofas, tempting appetizers and an ample selection of wines for our Bar that well represents the surrounding territory, rich of prestigious cultures and wineries that year after year set themselves to conquer the most refined palates.

Golf Tuition and Practice Facilities

Golf practice facilities include a driving range, practice putting green and access to the teaching professional.

Location

Enquire & Book Direct

Quote: GRD10302
Email Resort

Tel: +39 0942 98 63 84

All prices quoted are subject to change and availability. Please contact the resort directly to confirm all costs, dates and booking arrangements.

Website: http://www.hotels-platinum.com/etna_golf_resort

Address

Etna Golf Resort & Spa
Castiglione Di Sicilia
Sicily
Italy

Getting there

Nearest airport: Catania Airport
Travel options: Etna Golf Resort & Spa is located 65km from Catania Airport. From the UK flights readily available daily via British Airways & EasyJet

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Resort facilities

  • Cycling
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool

Hotel facilities

  • Bar
  • Internet
  • WiFi

Practice area

  • Covered Bays
  • Video training
 

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