A GOLF club at a North-East hotel has picked up two awards.

Rockliffe Hall Golf picked up the prizes at the 59club Service Excellence Awards, held at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club in Coventry.

The annual awards, celebrating their tenth anniversary this year, recognise some of the highest-profile and best-loved golf venues across Europe, honouring individuals, teams and the venues themselves.

Jonny Dye scooped the Golf Retail Manager of the Year award while the golf course also won the Gold Flag Resort Award for the fourth year running.

Martyn Stubbings, golf director at Rockliffe Hall, says: “This is a fantastic achievement for Jonny who is such an integral part of our exceptional golf team at Rockliffe Hall. We’re also thrilled to have come home for the fourth consecutive year with the Gold Flag Resort Award. This is now the seventh year in a row that Rockliffe Hall has won a 59club flag status, and the sixth time we’ve achieved gold - it’s a credit to every team member at Rockliffe Hall Golf.”

Mr Dye says: “I couldn’t believe it when they read out my name at the awards. I was delighted to even be shortlisted so to win it was a huge surprise.

“We’ve got a great team at Rockliffe golf and I wouldn’t have won this award without their support.”