GOLFERS are being invited to play a round at one of Europe’s longest and most distinctive courses in aid of a North-East charity.

North East Autism Society (NEAS), which made headlines in 2019 when it launched the UK’s first autism-friendly golf driving range, is inviting players to the glorious setting of Rockliffe Hall, at Hurworth-on-Tees, near Darlington, on April 7, with a shotgun start at 1pm.

Kevin Meikle, fundraising manager for NEAS, said: “After a very difficult two years which have had a devastating impact on our ability to raise vital funds, we're delighted to be getting back up and running with our events again.

Our inaugural golf day was one of the many events we made the difficult decision to reschedule as the pandemic worsened, but it is now shaping up to be a great occasion. We're looking forward to all the teams coming together to help support autistic people right across the North-East.

The day will feature an 18-hole round, plus longest drive and nearest the pin competitions.

Players will receive bacon rolls on arrival, and will be treated to a two-course meal in the five-star hotel’s luxury clubhouse following their round. A prize-giving ceremony will also be held alongside a raffle, a silent auction, and a live auction.

Entry costs £300 per team of four players, and teams can register using the button below or by emailing [email protected].

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available, including hole sponsorship.

Register here