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.
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
Learning to play golf at a historic course such as Il Pìcciolo is a great way to start.
Golf lessons with Norman Johnstone may be booked, call +39 339 6714161, 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
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)