Villas near a golf course in Sicily

Tee-off, but watch out for lava flows! Sicily may not be the first place that springs to mind when you think about golf, but with four impressive 18 hole courses set among some of the Mediterranean island’s most beautiful land and seascapes, it is the ideal location for a golfing holiday. Ranging from Sir Rocco Forte’s internationally renowned Verdura Golf and Spa Resort, to Il Picciolo, with Mount Etna as its backdrop and a green dotted with old lava flows, golfing in Sicily is an unforgettable experience. What’s more, the resorts all have plenty to keep non-golfers happy as well.