North East 2019

Rockliffe Hall Golf Club – 21/09/2019

Designed by Hawtree, the world-renowned course architects, Rockliffe Hall’s 18 hole championship golf course is one of the most challenging in Europe. While its full 7,879 yards from the back tees will give even the best professional tour golfer a stern test, most will find the five individual tee boxes on each hole a welcome addition, offering players of all abilities the chance to experience the challenge.

One of the leading stay and play venues in the north east, Rockliffe opened in 2009 and comprises an outstanding Marc Westenborg layout and a five star hotel on the banks of the River Tees. It’s long and challenging and has a classy collection of holes with several being defended by water.

Set in 375 acres of stunning countryside, on the banks of the River Tees and within the picturesque village of Hurworth. The 18 hole championship course is one of the longest and most challenging in Europe. The course has been created with the environment in mind, introducing three new lakes and eight beautiful reed beds which fit seemlessly into the countryside.

Our round in pictures:

Rockliffe Hall is nestled between the quiet villages of Hurworth and Croft on Tees in County Durham. Just five minutes from Darlington railway station, ten minutes from Durham Tees Valley Airport, fifty minutes from Newcastle International Airport and a world away from home…

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Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa
Hurworth on Tees
County Durham

Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course – 22/09/2019

Stayed at The Bamburgh Castle Inn (at Seahouses, Northumberland, NE68 7SQ):


Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh Castle History

Sitting in the shadow of the 14th century Dunstanburgh Castle, the course wraps around the magnificent Embleton Bay, recently voted the best stretch of coastline in Britain.

Designed by Open Championship winner and renowned course architect James Braid, Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course offers a true test of links golf. And with the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of our clubhouse, visits to Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club will live long in the memory.

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle looming over it, the course is recognised as one of the finest in the area.

The first golf course appeared on the links of Embleton Bay in 1900, before being redesigned by the legendary James Braid. A traditional links course, guarded with bunkers and gorse, golfers will need to judge the ever changing wind direction as the course bends around the bay and back.

Benefiting from free draining links land, Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course often remains open through periods of inclement weather, when other courses in the region may be forced to close. And playing onto regular greens in all seasons means the course offers a great golfing experience year round.


Our round in pictures:

Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club
Sea Lane
NE66 3XQ

Goswick Golf Club – 23/09/2019

Winner of the ITL Non-Invitation – Russell Newton with 46 (6’s)

Mark Whitfield ITL Non Invitation Trophy


Goswick, a championship golf course in every sense of the word, is situated six miles south of the beautiful and historic town of Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, on the east side of the A1 and an hour from Newcastle and Edinburgh. This Northumberland golf course measures a mean 6,803 yards from the medal tees, is rarely affected by the weather and is playable all year round from dedicated tees to full greens.

All this set in the most stunning coastal scenery in Northumberland – a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Your visit to this superb gem of a Northumberland Golf Course will be fondly remembered.


Our round in pictures:

Goswick Golf Club
TD15 2RW

Bamburgh Castle Golf Club – 24/09/2019

Bamburgh Castle has one of the most beautiful and entertaining courses in Britain. It is short but tricky, fun but thought-provoking.

It starts with two par 3s followed by two par 5s; there are six par 3s in all; the last three holes are a great finish to any round: a birdie is possible for any golfer at all three, but it’s also easy to get into a lot of trouble.

The stunning location has often seen the club quoted as one of the most scenic in Britain, and with views such as those above it is little wonder why. Offering views of Lindisfarne, the Farne Islands, the Cheviots and of course Bamburgh Castle, the course is one of the truest links experiences to be had in England. The course is lined by gorse, heather, whinstone and rare fauna and has a unique series of opening holes with back to back par 3s followed by two excellent par 5s. While not the longest course, amounting to just over 5,600 yards, it is a demanding par 68 although there are birdie opportunities especially on the way home with three par 4s under 300 yards for you to savour.

Our round in pictures:
Bamburgh Castle Golf Club
The Wynding
NE69 7DE.

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