Bring Your ‘A-Game’ to Rockliffe Hall this summer using these top tips from the Golf Team.

The 18-hole championship golf course at Rockliffe Hall is set within stunning north east countryside. Golfers have a choice of five tee positions for each hole. From the gold tees, the course is one of the longest golf courses in the UK at 7,879 yards. There are no winter greens or tees due to plenty of drainage and irrigation. The golf course is beautifully conditioned and meticulously maintained by the Greenkeeping Team.

When playing at Rockliffe, you will be looked after by the Golf Services Team and you can make use of the extensive practice facilities including an 8-bay covered Driving Range, practice greens and a short game area. After your round enjoy a drink or delicious meal in The Clubhouse giving you views of the course all around.

Use these tips from our Golf Team to play your best game:

“Rockliffe Hall certainly packs a punch, especially when the wind blows which blows harder than you think! Think very carefully over each club selection”.

Mark Coates, Team Leader

“Take at least 1 more club than you think on the island green, par 3 5th hole. With a green over 30 yards deep, back of the green is better than short in the water”.

Dave Anderson, Golf Operations Assistant

“Obviously keeping the ball in play is paramount, the rough is high but you can still find your ball, however an approach to the green may almost certainly be ruled out”.

Kevan Hall, Golf Operations Assistant

“With a tough few holes to start, warming up before your round is key. Make sure to use the Driving Range and short game facilities before you play”.

Richard West, Golf Starter

“With a Championship style course layout, the greens may be large but so are the bunkers. Make sure your sand game is tight and a variety of wedges may be needed in the bag”.

Cameron Pipe, Golf Operations Assistant

“Make sure to check the sprinkler heads on the fairways that show yardages to the centre of the green, or to use a range finder device to show you how far you have to the flag. You may be on the green but can still easily be left with a tricky 60+ foot putt if you’re not careful!”

Jack Smith, Assistant PGA Professional

“It’s a tricky balance between the length of the holes often favouring a Driver off the tee, and some very well-placed bunkers suggesting a Fairway Wood or iron from the tee. Think carefully, as reaching the green from the fairway bunkers is no easy task”.

Tom West, Golf Operations Manager

You don't need to be a member at Rockliffe to enjoy the golf course and its facilities.

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