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4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.3
Amenities
4.3
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Old Thorns Manor Hotel

About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6471 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Course Details

Year Built 1982
Golf Season Year round
Architect Peter Alliss (1982) Dave Thomas (1982)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - GBP 35
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Sports

Fitness

Reviews

4.1
13 Reviews (13)
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Front 9 among best I’ve played, stunning views, greens in top condition and overall layout of holes was great. Many tight holes limiting use of driver making it interesting off the tee. Pace bit slow but lovey day so shouldn’t complain!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Old Thorns is a fantastic layout and a challenging Championship course. The course is in excellent condition and the pace of play was perfect. Friendly and helpful staff made the experience even better. Would definitely recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play.

Great course, some stunning absolutely stunning holes. Superb greens. But all this is horribly let down by the pace of play. I played here a year ago and the pro shop and starter both warned it would be slow. It was that bad though we wouldn’t have got round in the light so decided to play the front nine twice. As did two other groups we got chatting to. This year, again we were warned of all the four balls out that we might catch up with them. The front nine was fine but playing the ninth you couple see the group in front waiting on the tenth tee and then it started. Waiting on every shot and got worse as the round went on. So bad that when teeing off on the lovely par three 16th we had the two groups behind watching and we could see the two groups in front on the 17th tee waiting the the group in front of them to tee off. They know this happens, they warn you at the start, but have no martials on the course to speed up play and are so money grabbing they cram too many people into a course that can not cope with it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Give it a go!

An excellent course in great condition and really good value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

So much potential, unplayable greens

This SHOULD be a spectacular course; from the 3rd hole onwards each hole has a great layout or view. Unfortunately all but 1 of the greens are unplayable. Not due to maintenance. It looked like divots on the 1st green!

I played here 7 years ago & said I’d never go back. Do yourself a favour, play Petersfield instead...

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course in awesome surroundings

What can I say, great course in pretty good condition for January

Would recommend to others for sure and already looking forward to a return trip in the summer when it’s no doubt in even better condition.

Tricky fast greens with lots of slope, elevation all over the place and a tough walk, buggy would have helped for sure

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course
Challenging but fun
Some great views as an added bonus
Can’t wait to go back and play it again but will definitely hire a buggy next time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

November at Old Thorns

Course starting to get soggy but perfectly playable. Greens were a little slow but true. The only moan really was that this was the 4th time I’ve played it and the 3rd time the range has been out of action. However at £15 a complete bargain.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

Good course

Played here for the first time as part of a two night 2 round package booked through Golfbreaks. Course is very well laid out with some challenging holes and in a lot of cases position off the tee is more important than absolute length. Well done messers Alliss and Thomas.

Considering the time of year and the recent appalling wet weather the course was in good condition. There was some maintenance work ongoing but it has to be done some time and better in the winter than during the playing season.

WARNING - The walk between the second green and the thrid tee and also up to the fifteenth green is steep and requires some physical effort.

Overall definitiely recommend and my wife and I look forward to returning during the sumer months.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Old thorns

Pro shop assistant excellent. Older Pro bit of a grumpy old so and so. Course wasn't in the best condition. Hollow tuning had taken place but the fairways where in a bad way, lots of GUR bunkers left unraked by selfish golfers. Divots the same. This is an excellent course but sadly the number of hotel guests who are playing who don't observe golf etiquette and rules is on the rise. Slow play is standard and there isn't much that is done about it. Course starter doesn't do much either other than repeat what he says to each group playing.
This could be a fantastic place but needs a lot of TLC and cash spent on it.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing course, a must for anyone. It was pretty wet, but giving the time of year and amount of rain. Can't stand people that slate courses in the winter will be returning here for sure in the summer, true gem

Elevated tee shots, great views, true test of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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