Famous around the world for its sumptuous cuisine, Italy has also forged a reputation in recent years for its excellent golf courses and golfers can enjoy the best of both worlds at Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa in 2014.
One of Europe’s newest five-star resorts, the deluxe Sicilian venue has unveiled a mouth-watering selection of new breaks which combine golf on its two championship courses with the chance to savour local delicacies from the largest island in the Mediterranean.
Available from March 1, guests can enjoy amazing value on golf packages at Donnafugata – venue for the 2011 Sicilian Open, which was won by Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin.
A four-night break with two rounds of golf costs €540 per person (£450 approx) and also includes daily breakfast, two three-course dinners, two light lunches and four entry vouchers to the spa and wellness centre, as well as two tokens to the resort’s extensive golf practice facilities.
Alternatively, a seven-night package in the Sicilian sunshine featuring five rounds of golf is available for €987.50 per person (£823 approx), including breakfast, three dinners, three lunches, five visits to the practice area and seven entries to the spa.
Prices are based on two people sharing a twin or double standard room and include a 10 per cent service charge, while meals do not include drinks.
Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa has wasted no time in becoming one of the most sought-after golf destinations in Europe since opening in 2010 and has won widespread support and acclaim in the golf industry.
The resort was the first course in Italy to be invited to join IMG Prestige, an exclusive collection of some of the world’s most celebrated golfing venues, while other recent highlights include both its courses being named in Golf World’s biennial list of the ‘Top 200 Courses in Continental Europe’.
Located just 20 minutes away from Comiso airport and set in the beautiful area of Donnafugata, a natural reserve and famous tourist destination known for the imposing castle which bears the same name, the resort also boasts a number of fantastic historical cities nearby. These include Val di Noto, the heart of Sicilian baroque: Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Noto and Scicli. All of them are deemed fitting of UNESCO World Heritage status.
Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa has 202 rooms, an award-winning spa and health club, swimming pools and three restaurants offering a broad selection of gastronomic delights, well accompanied by perfect Sicilian wines to enhance flavour.
Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa www.donnafugatagolfresort.com