Keswick Hall and Golf Club Announces Dr. Bob Rotella Partnership



Michael Hepworth



CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.(Perfect Golf Today)3/9 15–– Keswick Hall and Golf Club – the acclaimed 600-acre luxury resort set in Virginia’s scenic Hunt Country – announces an exclusive partnership with Dr. Bob Rotella, golf’s preeminent sports psychologist and performance coach.Dr. Rotella, who resides in the area, will represent the illustrious property as its “Keswick Mental Golf Coach.” He will instruct by conducting talks and short game clinics for the club’s members and resort guests.  When traveling to tournaments he will support the property by sporting Fairway & Greene logoed shirts.  Dr. Rotella will also take part in select “Ultimate Golf Packages” throughout the year to help visiting golfers reach their maximum potential with his proven methods and techniques.Since 1984, Dr. Rotella has coached the winners of 74 major championships in men’s, women’s and senior professional golf. In 2011, he helped Darren Clarke win the British Open and Keegan Bradley win the PGA Championship. He additionally coached Padraig Harrington to three major championships and currently coaches Justin Thomas, one of the youngest stars on the PGA TOUR.

Dr. Rotella also works with consistent winners in tennis, baseball, basketball and other sports as well as entertainers and business people. He has authored several books including the groundbreaking “Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect.”

The bedrock concepts of his philosophy – free will, commitment, persistence and confidence – are things he learned as a boy and high school athlete and were reinforced by his observation of famous coaches like Vince Lombardi and Red Auerbach. The principles apply not just to sport, but to numerous endeavors and life as well.

Dr. Rotella has more than two decades of service at Charlottesville’s University of Virginia. He was most recently Director of the Sports Psychology Department, one of the nation’s best programs for sports psychology.

“We’re honored to have this exclusive partnership with one of the world’s most respected individuals in sports performance and psychology,” says Greg Sligh, President and Managing Director. “Dr. Rotella’s accomplishments are legendary and he is the perfect addition to our team and testament to Keswick Hall’s rank in the upper echelon of preeminent golf locations.”

Last fall, the resort opened its critically acclaimed Pete Dye-designed golf course, Full Cry at Keswick Golf Club. In addition to its golf amenities, visitors will also discover elegant renovations to its 48 guestrooms, world-class dining options and extraordinary customer care. Keswick Hall and Golf Club just received the prestigious Forbes Five-Star Award in recognition of its exceptional level of luxury and service.

The region is home to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, the University of Virginia and numerous outdoor pursuits, drawing history buffs, wine lovers, sports enthusiasts and nature seekers year-round. Keswick Hall and Golf Club has also attained Condé Nast Traveler “gold” status, and is one of Travel + Leisure’s 500 “World’s Best Hotels.”

For more information on Keswick Hall visit or call 888.778.2565.

About Keswick Hall

Set in the historic hunt and wine country of central Virginia, Keswick Hall is a 600-acre boutique resort featuring 48 private guest rooms. The northern wing of the luxury resort hotel contains historic Villa Crawford, once the Italianesque private estate of the Robert Crawford family built in 1912.

A full complement of amenities and activities are available to guests, including: golf, tennis, three swimming pools, croquet, nature trails, on-site vineyard, garden / historic tours, spa and fine dining. Off-site excursions include wine tasting, Presidential home visits, University of Virginia tours, clay shooting and more.

The property is home to the historic Keswick Club, a members club introduced in 1948 when renowned architect Fred Findlay added its first nine holes of golf. The course expanded to18 holes in the mid-‘50s and was renovated in 1992 by Arnold Palmer. In 2013, World Golf Hall of Fame architect Pete Dye was commissioned to create its new Full Cry layout, named in Golf Digest’s prestigious “2014 Best New Courses” list.

The country estate is a property of Richmond, Va.-based Riverstone Group under its Historic Hotels of Albemarle division. The company also owns and manages The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort (S.C.), The Sea Pines Resort (S.C.), The Jefferson Hotel (Va.) and The Hermitage Hotel (Tenn.).

Keswick Hall – centrally located — is an easy two-hour drive from the Washington D.C. metro area and just over three hours from Baltimore. Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) is 30 minutes away. Richmond International Airport (RIC) is a 60-minute drive.