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Centre of Excellence at Donnafugata

The Darren Clarke Centre of Excellence at Donnafugata is the first facility of its kind in continental Europe. The luxury five-star Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa is a great place for anyone wishing to experience an unforgettable stay in one of the most enchanting places in Sicily.

A real delight for golf-lovers, venue of the Sicilian Open 2011, the resort lies 17 km (10 miles) from Comiso international airport and 100 km (62 miles) from Catania international airport and just 10 minutes drive from the historic centre of Ragusa.

The resort offers two championship golf-courses, a Spa and fitness center, swimming-pools, three restaurants and several meeting rooms – the ideal destination for a holiday focused on sport and relaxation and for important events in a truly exclusive setting. With the addition of the Darren Clarke Centre of Excellence you can brush up on your game with tuition from Darren Clarke Golf accredited coaches.

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.

As well its outstanding golf facilities, 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.

The nearby seaside locations, such as Marina di Ragusa, Punta Secca, Sampieri, Santa Croce and Camerina, unveil all their charm with pristine beaches and quaint fishing villages. Within easy reach from the resort, you can visit the most beautiful towns of the Val di Noto, the cradle of Sicilian Baroque: as a matter of fact, Ragusa, Modica, Noto and Scicli all belong to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

For more information on Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa or to book a stay, call 00 39 0932 914 200 or visit www.donnafugatagolfresort.com.

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