Sicily - South
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Designed by: Gary Player
Opened in: 2009
Electric trolley: Yes
Closing Day: None
Comiso CYI, Catania CTA
week-day: € 110.00
week-end: € 130.00
Our discount: You save: 9% (WD) - 23% (WE)
The Gary Player “Parkland” nestles among the wild olives and carobs typical of the Ragusa countryside, found all around up to the slopes of the plateau that continues up to Ragusa.
The holes are well spread over the landscape and this is a feature of the course, making the player feel like he is completely surrounded by nature. The stone walls typical of the area, glimpses of which can be seen next to many of the holes, complement the course’s features.
Few sand obstacles along the tree-lined fairways, insidious greens well defended by deep bunkers close to the putting surface. Each successive hole is very different, requiring new golfing solutions and strategies. The 18 holes give onto an archaeological site and one hundred metres from hole 6 you can visit a 6th century B.C. Greek necropolis which is part of the property.
A “wet” zone between holes 2 and 3 provides a stopover for animals and birds while two lakes frame the last few holes. Holes 9 and 18 have their greens next to the Resort and form a natural amphitheatre in which the suites, the Clubhouse with swimming pool and the SPA sit side by side.
Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands, separated from the Continent by the Strait of Messina and surrounded by the Ionian, the Tyrrhenian and the Mediterranean Seas.
It is one of the pearls of Southern Italy and can be discovered, understood and experienced through a series of itineraries dedicated to areas of interest ranging from nature to history and traditions.
Nature seems to have endowed all its wonders to this land: mountains, hills and above all the sea, with its incredible colors, its crystal-clear water and the beauty of its seabeds, in no way inferior to those of other seas.
Here, the Mediterranean Sea, with its many little islands scattered around the coasts of Sicily - The Aeolians, Egadi and Pelagie Islands, Pantelleria and Ustica - offers unique and the intense sceneries, scents and flavors of uncontaminated nature.
Last but not least, its great volcanoes are symbols of the irresistible beauty and vitality of this incredibly charming region.
Fascination for this region grows with treasured archaeological sites that tell the story of the ancient origins of Trinacria (ancient name for Sicily).
The provinces of the region are:
Palermo (regional capital), Agrigento, Catania, Caltanissetta, Enna, Messina, Ragusa, Siracusa
This is a province primarily designed by man. Farmers in particular have contributed to Ragusa's character, appearance and cuisine, for years shaping the countryside through seed-sowing and cultivation of the harvest that abounds on the people's tables. The same fruits of the soil render unique the fragrances of Ragusan foods and wines.
Ragusa is a puzzle of shaped tiles perfectly-placed along the long dry walls constructed by the local people. The walls' hues of brown contrast with newly tilled fields and brilliantly-green, sprouting crops.
Its landscape traces the Iblei highlands and valleys, the unrivaled masters of the Ragusa inlands that are characterized by profound canyons, eroded over time by flowing rivers and streams.
The landscape becomes gentler as it slopes down towards the splendid coast, with Scoglitti and Pozzalo marking out its confines. It is an alternating balance of cliffs and endless beaches of finest sand.
The colors one can witness here are truly beyond words, painted by sunrays at play over the blue seas and golden beaches.
Picturesque villages and charming localities welcome us to a seaside holiday, within the delightful ambience of open-air events under a star-lit sky.
If we're lucky, gracious landlady may invite us to her home with the delicacies she has prepared, captivating us with her rich and exciting tales.
This is the Ragusa Province that opens the most refined “living rooms” of its homes, embellished in pure Sicilian Baroque style. It is a style that speaks of the 18th-Century Restoration and reconstruction, a historical moment of great artistic highlights.
As we stroll through the streets of Ragusa, Modica, Sicli and Ispica, observe the prestigious architecture and feel the golden warmth of the sun; blessed is the man who can enjoy this rare emotional experience.
History was constructed well before that, however, when the Sicels established their settlements in this land, followed by the Magna Graecia and Roman epochs, and other conquerors who influenced Sicily’s art and culture.
A marvelous southern Sicilian community, Ragusa receives its visitors with the same warmth and vitality of its inhabitants.