A party of 7 golfers from Lindrick Golf Club went for a week to Donnafugata and had a really excellent time. We have been to many golf resorts over the years and this was one of the very best. Your Golf Travel did a great job organising the trip and patience was shown with several changes we had to make. Eventually everything went like clockwork.
The hotel was excellent, with really nice rooms and a super spa. The poolside restaurant and bar were very good and staff excellent. Lunch seemed to be about 20 euros each but that included beer, wine, food and coffee.
Breakfast was superb, with a wide choice of hot and cold food and lots of fruit and good coffee to get you going. Dinner in the restaurant was disappointing. The restaurant is most attractive and the service good, but the food was uninspiring and quite pricey.
There are 2 top rate but very different courses at Donnafugata, both of which are well maintained and provide plenty of challenge. We were in the 11-14 handicap range and though the fairways are generous, the rough is severe so you need plenty of ammunition! Most levels of golfers would like the courses and if you are having a bad day the views are great. The only problem is the bunkers are short of sand and hope they will rectify that soon.
We like to start at about 11am and then stop for a good lunch and restart at about 3pm and the hotel obliged us every day. It's the best form of holiday golf!
Airport pick up was prompt and comfortable in a spacious bus to the resort. The return journey was a little quicker as I think the driver fancied himself for Monza.
As I say the evening meals were not great so we managed to acquire an excellent local taxi driver, who recommended several local restaurants which were very authentic and inexpensive, with the best pasta ever.
His name is Giorgio of Trinacria Viaggi and he also took us out on a fascinating day tour of the area, including showing us where Montalbano was filmed. Thoroughly recommended!
All in all we had a great trip and I would be very happy to recommend Donnafugata to anybody looking for a more interesting and different golf holiday from the norm. Overall I’d give the trip about 9 out of 10.