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

Giuseppe Marra

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

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


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 > € 95,00
9-hole green fee for external guest > € 60,00
Driving Range, Putting and Pitching for external guest > € 10,00
18-hole green fee for the hotel guest > € 70,00
9-hole green fee for the hotel guest > € 45,00
Driving Range Entrance, Putting, Pitching hotel guests> free of charge
18-hole golf car hire > € 50,00
9-hole golf car hire > € 35,00
18-hole Clubs hire > € 30,00
9-hole Clubs hire> € 20,00
Trolley hire > included for those who purchase the green fee
18-hole electric trolley hire > € 20,00
9-hole electric trolley hire > € 12,00
Golf lessons with our instructors: on request
token (30 range balls) > € 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

Escape day

Take care of yourself with relaxing day at Pìcciolo Etna Golf Resort & SPA and take advantage of our packages without overnight stay

Brand New Picciolo - A volcanic experience

Valid: From 01/07/2024 To 31/08/2024
Minimum stay of 3 nights, breakfast, excursion on Etna,
sicilian dinner on the arrival day, one spa path, one relaxing massage,live music, outdoor swimming pool

July special on mount Etna

Valid: From 01/07/2024 To 31/07/2024
2 nights,
one SPA path per adult per stay for free

Summer Escape

Valid: From 01/07/2024 To 31/07/2024
1 night
Sunset Aperitif by the pool

Emotions on Etna - Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & SPA

Overnight in our better rooms, rich buffet breakfast, external swimming pool, dinner, spa path

Golf Escape

3 or more night with breakfast, dinner, spa paths
and Green Fee included

Relax and wellness

1 or more overnights in the chosen room,
SPA path and massages

SPA Gifts

Give yourself an unforgettable moment of relaxation at
Il Pìcciolo Etna Golf Resort & SPA and take advantage of our gift vouchers

Location & Contacts

S.S. 120 km 200 - Castiglione di Sicilia (CT),
T +39 0942 986384 - F +39 0942 986034