Golfing is better in Sicily!
Although in many Italian regions winter does not seem to be coming to an end, it is almost time to think about summer holidays and to book a hotel in the city you have chosen. One of the most popular destinations in Italy, as far as sea holidays is concerned, is Sicily, with its sea, wonderful landscapes, rich historical, artistic and cultural heritage and fine food. For their summer holidays many Italians, as well as people from abroad, choose Sicilian beaches, which in many cases are every bit as beautiful as the most exotic ones.
However, Sicily has many other aces in the hole, and has much to offer to its tourists also in terms of golf. The number of people who have a passion for this sport is increasing, also due to the sport deeds – and other kinds of deeds – of champions like Tiger Wood, who in the last few years has certainly promoted the sport he is excellent in. In Italy the increasing success of this sport is also due to the great results achieved by the Molinari brothers and Matteo Manassero, who became professional when he was 17, bringing to the fore a sport that otherwise would not be so popular in Italy, at least as far as the interest of media is concerned.
For all the golf lovers, old and new, there is no such thing as spending a few days in Sicily, where you can find some wonderful golf courses and hotels with spa, perfect for relaxing and recovering your strength after spending a day on the course. Sicily is the ideal region to practice an open-air sport like golf, with its mild climate and favorable climatic conditions that give you the possibility to play also in winter. In winter, indeed, when in other Italian regions people have chattering teeth and playing golf is unpleasant, if not impossible, the mild temperature of Sicily does not stop the lovers of this sport. An edge over also for the tourist sector of the region, which can be seasonally adjusted also with golf. Moreover, you do not need to worry about summer temperatures, which might be very high in Sicily, since in many areas of the island it is dry and windy, thus it is easier to stand the heat.
There are golf courses in many Sicilian provinces. Near Catania, for example, there are courses that offer you an unmatchable view of Etna, while near Trapani playing golf might mean immersing in the charm of the Madonie National Park. Other interesting golf courses in Sicily are the ones near Ragusa, which are only few minutes away from the most popular beaches of the province, and the course of Pantelleria, where you can play being literally surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea.
If you want to mix golf and sea holidays, or you are looking for a golf course where you can play even when summer takes long to come, Sicily is what you are looking for.
This article was written by Francesca Tessarollo with help from family vacations Sicily. For more information, please visit beach holidays Italy or traveling to Sicily.