Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 11.10.06Rockliffe Hall, in Hurworth, near Darlington, is launching a “Wee Wonders” academy for potential golfing stars of the future.

Rockliffe, which was recently named Best Golf Resort in Europe, is holding a selection day at the golf club on Wednesday 30thMarch, at which the Pros will choose between 8 and 10 young players to join the junior academy programme.

The selection day is open to any child golfers in the area, aged between 6 and 12, and will run from mid-day to 2pm. Anyone interested should call the golf club on 01325 729980 to book a place.

Each child will be assessed and the golf team will make a decision within a week as to which lucky budding golf pros have made the grade.

Those selected will be offered coveted membership of the golf club at a special annual rate of only £120 with no joining fee. Each child will also receive 1 hour of coaching a week which will include sessions in the academy, ‘classroom’ sessions in the clubhouse and time on the golf course.

Rockliffe Hall’s Golf and Estate Director, Davy Cuthbertson, said: “This new venture is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring golf professionals to learn everything they need to know to get the best possible start to their golfing career. They’ll enjoy carefully structured lessons from the best golf pros in the region with the ultimate facilities at their fingertips. Who knows, we could be training the next Rory McIlroy or Justin Rose!”

Designed by Hawtree, the world-renowned course architects, Rockliffe Hall’s 18 hole championship golf course is heralded as one of the most challenging, and longest, in Europe. Alongside the exceptional course is a fully stocked Pro Shop, extensive practice facilities and driving range, a luxurious yet relaxed clubhouse serving delicious food, and a top quality golf services team, including 4 PGA professionals.

Rockliffe Hall was recently crowned Large Hotel of the Year at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. It boasts 61 sumptuous guestrooms and suites, three superb restaurants, an incredible spa and 18-hole championship golf course. Rockliffe recently invested £1 million in a new Spa Garden to enhance the spa experience and has plans for further investment to enhance its services in 2016.

For more details or to book your child’s place on the selection day on 30th March call 01325 729980.