off Hurworth Rd,
Hurworth-on-Tees, Co. Durham DL2 2DU
18 holes. Open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
Rural countryside and riverside (River Tees).
Marc Westenborg (of Hawtree Design)
4.5 mi S of Darlington / 17 mi W of Middlesbrough / 42 mi S of Newcastle upon Tyne..
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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
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.
2019 Golf World rating: 37th best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.
Hurworth-on-Tees, nr Darlington, Co. Durham DL2 2DU.
+44 (0)1325 729 999Visit website
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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