on the slopes of Etna Mount

The Pìcciolo Golf Club

Sicily’s first ever 18-hole golf course! On the slopes of Mount Etna, in an unrivalled location, the Il Picciolo Golf Club course is the first 18-hole, 72-par course built in Sicily.
Developed in 1989 by the renowned architect Luigi Rota Caremoli, this superb course with holes fashioned from the characteristic lava stone of Mount Etna, covers 5,870 metres, with a driving range, putting and pitching green.

Golf Club Opening Time

Golf Course > 8am- 8pm*
Driving Range, Putting & Pitching > 8am- 8pm*
Segretarial Office > 8am- 7pm
Caddy Master > 8am- 8pm


Golf Course> 8am-6pm*
Driving Range, Putting & Pitching > 8am-6pm*
Segretarial Office > 8am-6pm
Caddy Master > 8am-6pm

*Closes half an hour before sunset

A video for each hole

Click on the numbers below and discover the 18 holes Par 72 of our golf course. You can literally fly on it and discover its secrets: features, details and challenges.


Pioneers in Sicily

The history

The Club was established in 1989 with the first golf course in Sicily created by the renowned architect Luigi Rota Caremoli, the only architect in Italy to be a member of the Association of British Golf Course Architects.
Luigi Rota Caremoli made the most of the 44 hectares of hilly terrain, designing technical obstacles to great effect, to the extent that the course appears entirely natural. 
The course has had the honour of hosting 5 open championships: for three consecutive years, from 1995 to 1997, it hosted the Sicilian Ladies Italian Open; in 2010 it hosted a stage of the European Senior Open and in 2011 the Italian stage of the Sicilian Ladies Italian Open. 

The Coach

Norman Johnstone

Born in 1969 in Glasgow, Norman Johnstone has had a highly successful career in golf. 
After working as a professional assistant at the Cawder Golf Club near Glasgow for 4 years, during his PGA preparation, in 1997 Norman Johnston accepted an offer to become instructor at the Il Pìcciolo Golf Club in Sicily.
Won over by the lifestyle and local people, Norman did not return to Scotland and settled in Sicily. He has since learnt Italian and become a member of the PGA. 
He now encourages young people in the area to try out golf, also with the help of the Golf Federation and members of the Il Pìcciolo Golf Club.

learn to play golf

Golf Academy

Learning to play golf at a historic course such as Il Pìcciolo is a great way to start. 
Golf lessons with a Pro may be booked, call +39 0942 986252, every day from 9:00 to 19:00.
Beginners are given all equipment required.

Prices & Services


18-hole green fee for external guest > € 85.00
9-hole green fee for external guest > € 50.00
Driving Range, Putting and Pitching for external guest > € 12.00
18-hole green fee for the hotel guest > € 65.00
9-hole green fee for the hotel guest > € 40.00
Driving Range Entrance, Putting, Pitching hotel guests> € 10.00
18-hole golf car hire > € 45.00
9-hole golf car hire > € 30.00
18-hole Clubs hire > € 25.00
9-hole Clubs hire> € 20.00
Trolley hire > included for those who purchase the green fee
18-hole electric trolley hire > € 25.00
9-hole electric trolley hire > € 20.00
Golf lessons with our instructors: on request
Changing room token > € 2.00

& Golf Services
  • 18-hole
  • 72-par course
  • 5,870 metres long
  • Driving range ith 16 stations
  • f which 5 covered
  • Putting green
  • Pitching green
  • Clubs
  • Golf Car
  • Trolley hire
  • Changing rooms (toilets, showers and lockers)
  • Pro-shop




Other offers

Warm Christmas in Sicily

Valid: From 20/12/2019 To 06/01/2020
3 or more nights, Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas lunch,
SPA access, 10% discount on the SPA treatments and Mini Club
Discover more

New Year's Eve on Etna

Valid: From 26/12/2019 To 02/01/2020
3 or more nights, New Year’s Eve dinner,
SPA, entertainment and Mini Club for children
Discover more

Relax and wellness

2 or more overnights in the chosen room,
SPA path and one relaxing massage
Discover more

Location & Contacts

Strada statale 120, km 200 - Castiglione di Sicilia (CT),
T +39 0942 986384 - F +39 0942 986034
© Copyright 2018 - IL PICCIOLO Etna - P.I. 03264260831 - Privacy policy