Verdura Resort and Masseria Torre Maizza: World-class golf in idyllic Italy

One lucky guest at the DHL Open in May was the winning bidder for an amazing luxury golf break around Italy, taking in the sights of the stunning Masseria Torre Maizza’s Golf Club in Puglia to the idyllic Verdura Resort, home to the European Tour’s Rocco Forte Sicilian Open. Worldwide Golf readers now have the opportunity to follow in his footsteps by visiting the breathtaking golf clubs and hotels with some sensational package offers which are perfect for both the avid golfer and the seasoned traveler.

Villas at Verdura

Offering unparalleled comfort and luxury in Sicily, the six stunning villas at the Verdura Resort feature breathtaking Mediterranean views, private pools, and elegant indoor and outdoor living spaces inspired by the surrounding landscape.

To make your stay extra special, villa guests are paired with a local insider (U.Canuscituri) based on your passions and interests, who will introduce you to this stunning island. 

Perfect for the whole family, these luxury villas are spacious and inviting, all sleeping six, with some able to accommodate up to nine guests, allowing you to dine together under the stars, swim in your pool, share drinks in your courtyard, and relax in an elegant four-poster bed.

Villas at Verdura Resort are available starting from €1,700 per night. They can sleep between 7 and 9 people. The price includes all the details listed above. 

Unlimited Golf at Verdura

As well as relaxing at the stunning resort, Worldwide Golf readers can indulge in unlimited rounds of golf at Verdura Resort with the sublime Unlimited Golf at Vendura package. The 18 hole championship links course offers stunning Mediterranean views and world-class greens. As well as unlimited rounds of golf, this exclusive package includes breakfast and complimentary use of the practice range.

Terms & Conditions:

Valid until 24th November 2019.

Offer subject to availability and applicable to selected room categories.

Price based on double occupancy.

FROM €271 

For further information and bookings visit:

Junior Golf Academy

Verdura Resort is also home to the Verdura Junior Golf Academy, which offers a fun route for guests aged 6 to 16 to discover the great game of golf. The Academy provides the perfect introduction and foundations for those who want to start playing golf to develop their skills. Junior courses cover every aspect of golf, from practical skills such as hitting the ball, chipping, putting, bunker shots, playing on the par-3 course, to the etiquette and rules of golf.

3-day tuition – 90 minutes per day

€95 (excluding kit* or €160 including kit)

5-day tuition – 90 minutes per day

€150 (excluding kit or €225 including kit)

*Kit includes: Verdura polo shirt and shorts/skirt, golf cap, bag tag, golf ball & tees.

Masseria Torre Maizza 

Following a significant renovation, the stylish retreat of Masseria Torre Maizza opened its doors in May combining Rocco Forte’s signature Anglo-Italian style of service, warmth and hospitality with a contemporary, modern design in Italy’s most exciting destination, Puglia. Set in the charming area of Savelleteri di Fasano, along the Adriatic coast and surrounded by ancient olive groves, the resort is an original farmhouse dating back to the 16th century. An investment of over €6-million has brought the property back to its natural beauty. The resort now features 40 lavish suites all with stunning views of the Apulian countryside, including the addition of the magnificent two-bedroom Torre Suite, located on the top floor of the Masseria’s original tower. 

Guests have a variety of amenities to choose from while staying at the resort, including a 20 metre pool, a 9-hole executive golf course, access to a private beach club, and fitness centre and spa treatments at the Rocco Forte Spa. 

Golf course

Surrounded by ancient olive and almond trees, Masseria Torre Maizza’s Golf Club combines an idyllic Apulian landscape with excellent facilities. A 1,150-metre, par 27 course with exquisitely manicured greens, players can take advantage of fantastic sea views after honing their skills at the driving range, putting green, pitching green or practice bunker.

Test your game on a course that offers several challenges across its nine picturesque holes. Navigate water hazards like the lake on holes 2 and 8, and take on the native maquis shrubland near holes 4 and 7. Many of the course’s greens are cleverly positioned at different levels, with scenic 700-year-old olive trees featuring prominently at every turn. The resort also offers golf sets, trolleys and carts to rent.

Summer Family Suite Package

You’ll never forget a family holiday in Puglia. Look out over the sparkling expanse of the Adriatic from your room. Take horseback rides along the beach. Sail out into the Gulf of Taranto to go dolphin-watching. 

Head underground to explore the stunning sights of the 90-million-year-old Grotte di Castellana. Whether above ground or below, on land or on sea, the opportunities for family fun are endless with a stay at Masseria Torre Maizza.

Petting zoos, pop-up cinemas and pony rides. Gelato tasting and gladiator school. Family adventure fills the air in Europe’s most exciting venues this season — and you’ll find Rocco Forte hotels in the very heart of them. Stay in a suite and receive a complimentary room, plus special treats for your little ones. The additional benefits of the Rocco Forte Suite Experience means grown-ups will be just as pampered.

Book the Family Suite package and enjoy:

A complimentary, interconnecting or adjacent room for 2 children.

The convenience of in-suite check-in.

Breakfast daily for the whole family.

Complimentary meals for children under 6.

A 50% discount on meals and beverages for 7-11 year olds.

Complimentary Wi-Fi and in-house movies.

Valet service, including evening wear pressed on the night you arrive.

Subject to availability – FROM €1,480

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