Golf holidays in Italy


Far more than just a safe bet for delicious food and quality wines, Italy is also an excellent choice for fantastic golf in Europe. Stay in an exquisite converted palace near Lake Garda and play a round in rolling lakeside scenery before an evening at the open-air opera. Or, enjoy a game in a grand hunting estate decorated with terracotta and frescoes in the Tuscan countryside close to the art of Florence and the history of Pisa. Italy’s rich culture and golf opportunities also extend beyond the shores of the mainland. Over in Sicily, where quality golf courses are increasing in numbers, you’ll find glamorous golf resorts such as Verdura which is fantastic for all the family. For the best weather and undiscovered gems of island courses, Sicily is creating waves in the industry. Alternatively you can experience the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean in Sardinia.


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Golf Hotels and resorts in Italy

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Donnafugata Resort
  • 18 holes ·
  • 7340 yards -
  • 5790 yards ·
  • 72 par
There are two fantastic 18 hole courses at Donnafugata. The Parkland is designed by Gary Player. This course has tricky greens and deep bunkers, and is sheltered by the walls of Donnafugata castle. The last three holes are protected by two lakes that make the trip back to the clubhouse even more exciting. From The Parkland you can even see Malta in the distance. The Links Course is designed by Italian architect Franco Piras. The holes run up and down two valleys with beautiful views of the sea, and there’s a lake to make it exciting. The choice of tees and the prevailing winds make it a good test of golf.
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Donnafugata Golf Resort and Spa
Donnafugata Golf Resort and Spa 5 Star Hotel

The five-star Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa is set 10 miles from Comiso International airport, and 62 miles from Catania airport on the sunsoaked island of Sicily. Just 10 minutes’ drive from the historical centre of Ragusa, there are plenty of nearby seaside locations including Marina di Ragusa, Punta Secca, Sampieri , and Camerina, with pristine beaches and pretty fishing villages. And the resort offers two 18-hole championship golf courses, a spa, and a fitness centre. All in all, an idyllic holiday hideaway.

Donnafugata offers a choice of Classic, Superior, Deluxe rooms, and Suites, all decorated in a fresh contemporary style in neutral tones, with wooden floors and crisp white linen, and with baroque touches on the bed heads and the wall paper. There are balconies overlooking the countryside, the sea or the gardens, and each of the room shas satellite TV, a minibar, air conditioning, a safe, and free Wi-Fi. Modern stylish bathrooms with tubs and showers, big mirrors, plenty of white fluffy towels, and a hairdryer. Suites have a spacious separate living room, as well as two bathrooms, and extra treats like coffee-making machines, and a huge terrace overlooking the golf course.

The spa boasts the Conde Nast Traveller Favourite Overseas day Spa award, and has a wide range of rejuvenating personalized treatments and massages, delivered by highly trained experts. There are two steam baths, a large suna, a gym, and three different hydromassage areas. In addition there is a large landscaped outdoor swimming pool set in the lush gardens, and beyond the resort, there are UNESCO world heritage sites to visite, as well as beautiful beaches and pretty fishing ports. Just a few minutes away by free shuttle from the resort is the natural reserve at Randello, and at Marina di Ragusa, 20 minutes away, with its well known Don Sarafino restaurant.

Donnafugata offers two restaurants, the Club House 19th Hole and a Wine bar. A lavish breakfast buffet is serve at Il Fico d’India, which has two ooutdoor terraces, while Il Carrubo offers Mediterranean specialities prepared with fresh produce, in a large bright dining room over looking the gardens and golf courses. There is an extensive collection of Sicilian wines to choose from. The Club House 19th House offers a simple menu of Panini, fresh fish and chilled cocktails, and the Wine Bar, set in the original palmento, or wine-making building. Her you can learn about the ancient techniques used to make wine, while trying different vintages accompanied by local meats and cheeses.

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