Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa Est. 2009

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Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa: Here, directly alongside the River Tees in rural County Durham, you'll find Rockliffe Hall, a relatively recent addition to the North East's growing collection of luxury Stay&Play venues. Rockliffe is home to a well-rated and always popular golf course, which also happens to be one of the longest layouts in Europe.

Set on the banks of the meandering River Tees, the 350-acre course features lakes, wetlands, excellent bunkering and occasional woodland areas. This predominantly open parkland course should not disappoint, certainly not in terms of its length. At a Herculean 7,879 yards from the back tees, the layout includes four par-5s measuring more than 600 yards from tee to green. The 7th hole alone stretches out to a cool 664 yards. Plenty of stylish bunkering flanks the generally good-width fairways, while sand bunkers also loom large around the greens. Water plays a key role in the layout's defences, something you'll discover early on the front-nine. The good-length par-4 4th tightly wraps around a small lake. Closely following is the island-green par-3 5th.

Together with the many golfing challenges Rockliffe lays down, usually good upkeep also contributes to the course's appeal. Rockliffe Hall is definitely one to include on your play list if you are in the area. At this top-quality Stay&Play facility, you can rise from your bed in the morning and head straight for the first tee.

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Making Contact

Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa
off Hurworth Rd,
Hurworth-on-Tees, Co. Durham DL2 2DU
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Office   +44 (0)1325 729 999
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1325 729 980


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Golf Pro
Jon Stacey (PGA, Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.
Surroundings: Rural countryside and riverside (River Tees).
Designer: Marc Westenborg (of Hawtree Design)
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7879 6441 5832
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope
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How2Get There?

4.5 mi S of Darlington / 17 mi W of Middlesbrough / 42 mi S of Newcastle upon Tyne..

Essential information

Green Fees:
2016 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Oct): Sun-Thur £55; Fri/Sat £65. [Contact club for full details, seasonal and other discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

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Did you know?

Dating back to the 1700s and originally known as Pilmore House, Rockliffe Hall is located on the banks of the River Tees. The river flows down from the Pennines, and as it flows past Rockliffe Park, Hurworth and on to the North Sea, it forms the boundary between the historic counties of Durham and North Yorkshire.
From 2013 Rockliffe Hall has played host to the European Senior Tour. For more details view Top Golf Tournaments at Rockliffe Hall Golf & Spa.

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Latitude: (54.479139)
Longitude: (-1.544824)
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Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa 5-star
Hurworth-on-Tees, nr Darlington, Co. Durham DL2 2DU.
+44 (0)1325 729 999

Located on the banks of the River Tees outside the village of Hurworth, the stately Rockliffe Hall is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy a luxury hotel, golf and spa experience. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection, Rockliffe Hall offers 61 luxury guest bedrooms, three bespoke restaurants, an award-winning spa and championship 18-hole golf course.

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