New Director of Golf & Estates at Rockliffe Hall

Rockliffe Hall
Callum Nicoll joins Rockliffe Hall as Director of Golf & Estates where he will oversee the resort’s award-winning 18-hole championship golf course. Designed by Hawtree, the world-renowned course architects, the course is one of the most challenging in Europe and is set on the 375-acre Rockliffe Hall estate.

With over 20 years in the professional golf industry, Nicoll also boasts nine years international experience in the Middle East where he was a senior team member hosting three Abu Dhabi HSBC Championships. Nicoll joins from his most recent position as Director of Golf at London Golf Club where he was responsible for a 36-hole course delivering 44,000 rounds per annum. Nicoll has also held senior golf positions at Turnberry Hotel’s Golf Resort & Spa, Prestwick Golf Club, The Els Club Dubai and Abu Dhabi Golf Club.

“Rockliffe Hall is an incredible estate with world-class facilities and is renowned for its championship golf course. I am thrilled to be leading Rockliffe Hall on the next part of its golfing journey. Alongside my first-class and hardworking team, we have high goals for the future and in the meantime look forward to welcoming both existing players and those new to the sport.” commented Callum Nicoll.

Jason Adams, Managing Director of Rockliffe Hall commented: “I am delighted to welcome Callum to our senior team. He shows a great amount of passion, knowledge, and experience in his field of golf. With his appointment, I am confident we will only drive Rockliffe Hall even further towards meeting the very highest levels of hospitality that our guests visit to experience.”

Rockliffe Hall

About Rockliffe Hall – Opened in November 2009, Rockliffe Hall is an AA-rated 5* leisure resort set within 375 acres of grounds on the banks of the River Tees just outside the village of Hurworth, County Durham. Complete with a 50,000 square foot award-winning spa and outdoor Spa Garden, 18 hole championship golf course (also the longest in Europe), two restaurants including the signature 3AA Rosette Orangery, and 61 spacious guestrooms offering the upmost in luxury across the Old Hall, New Hall and surrounding Tiplady Lodge, Woodland Mews and Armstrong House.

Dating back to the 1800s, the once-private estate is steeped in history – with all the indulgent extras of a country retreat, and first-class service more reminiscent of a private club than a hotel. Rockliffe promises quintessential English charm combined with elegant surroundings. Rockliffe Hall is an ideal base to enjoy a wide range of on-site pursuits and activities including: Forest Bathing; Nordic Walking; Walking & Jogging Trails; Croquet; Falconry; Fly Fishing; Astronomy and more.

Rockliffe Hall is five minutes from Darlington Station and Teesside International Airport, while Newcastle Airport is an hour away. From Darlington, it’s a two-and-a-half-hour train journey to London and two hours by train to Edinburgh. The historic city of Durham is on the doorstep, as are Newcastle, York, Leeds and the Yorkshire Dales.
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As an avid golfer since the age of eleven Dan lives and breathes all things golf.  With a current handicap of eleven he gets out and plays as often as his work life (and girlfriend) allows. Dan confesses to still being like a kid at Christmas when it comes to seeing the latest golf equipment. Having served as GolfPunk’s Deputy Editor, and resident golf geek for the past 13 years and working for golf's oldest brand, John Letters Dan brings to GOLF RETAILING an excellent understanding of the sector.