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 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.
Giuseppe Marra, born in 1982 and graduated in Biology, has been Head Pro at I Monasteri since 2012 and from September 2019 at Il Picciolo Golf Club. An instructor who for years, with passion and enthusiasm, has been bringing all his experience to golf clubs.
Regional Coach for Calabria and Sicily, he is the founder of the Mediterranea Golf Academy and specialized in the analysis of short game at the Harold Swash School Putting School of Excellence.
He is also a certified instructor for Trackman University, AimPoint, Swing Catalyst and US Kids Golf.
learn to play golf
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
The purchase of green fees is available for golf players with a certified handicap or green card. There are courses for beginners and personal lessons with qualified instructors to allow play on the driving range
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
Features& Golf Services
- 72-par course
- 5,870 metres long
- Driving range ith 16 stations
- f which 5 covered
- Putting green
- Pitching green
- Golf Car
- Trolley hire
- Changing rooms (toilets, showers and lockers)