Milan legends tee up at Donnafugata

Van Basten, Donadoni and Tassotti pitch up at luxurious Sicily resort

Milan legends tee up at Donnafugata

AC Milan legends Marco van Basten, Roberto Donadoni and Mauro Tassotti swapped goals for birdies as they embarked on Sicily’s Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa recently.

The trio, who helped the Italian side win 17 titles including five Serie A titles and three European Cups, lined up on the Gary Player-designed Parkland Course before honing their games on the Links Course – the other 18-hole championship layout.

During their week-long stay at the luxurious resort, the former footballers had plenty of time to sample the resort’s restaurants and spa, as well as brush up their game at the state-of-the-art academy.

The Parkland Course, which hosted the European Tour’s Sicilian Open last season, paves through carob and olive trees and blends seamlessly with its environment. It also features a bit of history, too, with a sixth century Greek necropolis next to the sixth tee and an archaeological site by the 18th.

And the Links Course offers a pleasant contrast, running up and down two valleys, nestling between two nature reserves with the Mediterraneanas a backdrop.

Golfers can sample Donnafugata’s first-class facilities for themselves over the coming months with a variety of attractive offers.

A two-night bed and breakfast stay for two people including 18 holes of golf, one driving range token, one three-course dinner, two light lunches (all main meals excluding drinks), two free spa vouchers and tax is available for €350 per person.

And visitors seeking a longer break can enjoy a four-night package for two people featuring two rounds of golf, two driving range tokens, two three-course dinners, one light lunch (all main meals excluding drinks), one free spa voucher and tax for €585 per person.

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