Old Thorns Golf Course
at Old Thorns Hotel & Resort
Old Thorns Golf Course overview
The 6,581 yard, par 72 championship course at Old Thorns Hotel & Resort has been around since 1976 when Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas completed construction. The rolling nature of the landscape makes for idyllic golf terrain. Having been sympathetically designed for the less proficient golfer; this magnificent course still affords the better player a real challenge.
Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Isao Aoki, and then Open champion Bill Rogers opened the golf course with a four ball competition of high standards, showing the true quality of this course. Old Thorns is maintained to a meticulous standard with mature trees, natural springs and several lakes.
Known for being the most elevated tee shot in Hampshire, the signature 5th hole at Old Thorns offers incredible views of the beautiful countryside and an excellent sightline to the green below. A 353-yard par-4, which requires accuracy off the tee as the fairway sloped from right-to-left. The approach shot to the small green is key as there is a small pond in front which is ready to swallow any ball which is too short, while trees and long grass await at the back of the green to punish anything long.
Accommodation near Old Thorns Golf Course
Old Thorns Hotel & Resort
With beautiful views across the Hampshire countryside, great hotel facilities and a high-quality golf course all on offer, it is no surprise as to why Old Thorns Hotel & Resort is such a favourite amongst golfers.