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Old Thorns Golf Club

Course Information

Old Thorns Golf Club, Hampshire is an 18 hole, par 72 (6581 yard), resort, parkland golf course designed by Pete Alliss & Dave Thomas.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6581 yards | Resort | Parkland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Accommodation


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £50.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £60.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Visitor Information

Visitors welcome throughout the week & after 10am on weekends.
Please call the Proshop to book tee times in advance
We accept 2-4-1 vouchers but at weekends only after 1pm.
Standard dress code applies, however we are a soft spike course only

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • Voucher Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 28


Contact Information

Address: Griggs Green, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7PE United Kingdom

Tel: 01428 725880

Golf Pro: Peter Chapman | Tel: 01428 725880

Website: http://www.oldthorns.com

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Old Thorns Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.36

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 286
Average Ratings
4.18 ... Overall Rating
4.24 ... The Course
3.53 ... Course Cond.
4.31 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.00 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.71 ... Pace of play
4.30 ... Hospitality.
3.39 ... Prac. Facil.
4.04 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

286 ratings & 202 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 576 out of 2170.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend

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Reviewed Apr 11 2019 by Southampton - rated 1 out of 5
Absolutely awful condition... has any money and time been spent on this course? Terrible state greens (those that are actually in play and not temporary),numerous temp tees,fairways that are hard to differentiate from rough in some instances and are in appealing condition anyway. A shortened 9th hole (this has been like this for months) which makes it pointless. Terrible signage so easy to get lost. To have the cheek to charge £35 to play this course in the awful state it is in is a travesty bordering on highway robbery. There is some serious work needs to be put in to make Old Thorns even semi presentable. At present I would avoid at all costs and play somewhere that doesn’t resemble a cow field.
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Reviewed May 14 2012 by [email protected] - rated 1 out of 5
I have been organising societies for over 15 years and the people in the pro shop were the most ignorant, arrogant and unfriendly people I have ever come across. I will never go back to Old Thorns again. Course is good but the greens were shocking.
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Reviewed Apr 20 2011 by Dapa D - rated 1 out of 5
it may have been the day but i dont think so . all jumped up idiots in the pro shop and took about 20 min to get a drink from the bar .. greens where shocking so apart from a couple of scenic holes one being right next to a dump , no lie , i would not play again ..
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Reviewed May 20 2019 by Larry - rated 2 out of 5
Great setting and layout, shocking condition. Greens are ropey and the fairways bald in many areas. This course has not been maintained and needs money spending on it. A real shame
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Reviewed May 12 2019 by David H - rated 2 out of 5
Picturesque and good layout but conditions were poor . Bare and crumbly fairways, bumpy greens.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 109 Handicap: 27.5)
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Reviewed Oct 27 2017 by graham/romford - rated 2 out of 5

not at its best at present

Played Old Thorns on the 26.10.17 . with a society . We have played previously 18 months ago in June . October is a poor time to play Old Thorns . It obviously drains badly the course had many bog patches . Greens were very poor . Would play again as I do like the course but it would have to be Summer .
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Reviewed Oct 10 2017 by West Sussex - rated 2 out of 5

Verging on the very disappointing

We did play in the course three times in September/October and I have to admit was not playing anywhere near my top game. It is a very pretty golf course with some nice views and one or two memorable holes. However maintenance of the course leaves a lot to be desired. At the time we played the fairways were not in terrific shape, greens were OK after they had been prepared for winter. The worst part of the course was the frankly penal rough which for most of us that played made a mockery of the rounds. We have some pretty good golfers and nobody managed to beat 30 stapleford points on any of the three rounds.
The course does not drain that well and never has done. It certainly does not offer value for money unless you can get a deal.
Positives very pleasant pro shop staff, starter, and course marshal.
Would I come back, have to say doubtful. Maybe in the height of summer, this is not a course I suggest to play in the winter.
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Reviewed Sep 7 2017 by Patrick H - rated 2 out of 5

Fairways in a dreadful state

Played here before and I thought it was wonderful. Went back at the weekend with a society and was sorely disappointed with the state of the course. Greens were under maintenance which is perfectly understandable this time of year. The fairways however were in dreadful condition, and not just on regular landing areas. A lot of money is being spent on the hotel complex but it looks like the course is being ignored.
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Reviewed Mar 31 2015 by Dave S - rated 2 out of 5


(Round played: Mar 2015 - Score: 81 Handicap: 6.6)
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Reviewed Mar 31 2013 by Justin F - rated 2 out of 5
Rude staff. Miserable bloke in pro shop. Poor value for money. Course closed because of light frost until 10.30 and in rubbish condition anyhow. Divots everywhere.
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Reviewed Mar 24 2012 by David J - rated 2 out of 5
First time back since the massive spend on the club house and facilities. Its a shame they didn't use some of that money on the course. I know its early in the golfing calender but I felt it could have been in better condition.

We've had very little rain in Portsmouth yet we were off at least 4/5 mats on the tee's. The buggies are only allowed on the cart paths which makes the course twice as long and slows up play considerably.

Food and drink very expensive, £4.50 a pint. £4 small bowl of chips.

For me the old 'Old Thorns' was more intimate and a better experience. The new is aimed at the hotel guest and corporate world, not the golfer.

Courses in the vacinity to compare, Liphook, Hindhead and Puttenham leave it in the 'shade'.
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Reviewed Jul 19 2011 by Robert B - rated 2 out of 5
Course well worth the visit but rest of the club leaves a lot to be desired. Pro shop is without doubt the most unwelcoming and unhelpful I have ever been to. Bar was great but a bit like being in a Witherspoons pub
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Reviewed Jun 1 2009 by Rick B - rated 2 out of 5
Old Thorns pro shop are very unwelcoming. On top of this they 'accept' greenfree vouchers, but even though they quote you in 2 separate phone calls £25pp, they still insisted on charging us £30pp. We could have paid £30pp as we happened to have booked a twilight tee time anyway without our greenfree voucher, but they insisted on taking it. £5pp or a greenfree voucher isn't a huge amount - but the principle and also their attitude was second to everyone! Having said that the course was very good. Not going back in a hurry though!
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Reviewed Jul 29 2020 by Gerry I - rated 3 out of 5

Great value venue

Really enjoyable venue and overnight stay
Really tough course greens very quick in the stimp meter 12
Long of the whites but great fun

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 101 Handicap: 13.9)
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Reviewed Feb 2 2020 by Tony M - rated 3 out of 5

The course doesn?t stand up to wet conditions

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Reviewed Jul 8 2019 by Bob J - rated 3 out of 5

Great Course

Really nice course with some lovely looking holes. Scenery is very nice.
Driving range is very small and basic and you can't use woods.

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 94 Handicap: 16.6)
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Reviewed Jun 14 2019 by Ian B - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Mar 26 2018 by Russell M - rated 3 out of 5
Good course in nice weather but currently in a poor state and the greens were awful. Sand everywhere!

(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 89 Handicap: 14.9)
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Reviewed Feb 19 2018 by Russell W - rated 3 out of 5
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