The golf course was beautiful...
We were a group of 6 lady golfers, most of whom were playing Old Thorns for
the first time. The golf course was beautiful, with wonderful mature trees,
lakes of various sizes and some truly stunning views. It was in excellent
condition too and we found the course to be challenging both technically and
physically as it is quite spread out and both days we played the weather was
Some of our group used a buggy and found this to be a useful
asset between holes (especially when negotiating the locally known ‘cardiac
hill’ between the 2nd and 3rd).
The Pro shop had a good selection of equipment on offer. We
were rather surprised to find that our tee time on the second day had been put
back half an hour without any notification but in the end it didn’t matter as
the starter was able to get us off pretty close to our original time.
The hotel was great; very quirky as if a magpie had been
busy collecting all sorts of interesting furnishings! It was spacious and
modern with a champagne bar, sports bar and numerous function rooms. It is a
busy wedding venue but is large enough for golfers and wedding guests to
co-exist without any problems.
The reception staff and restaurant staff were all very
friendly and helpful. We had the carvery for dinner which was extensive and
tasty and the kitchen was really helpful in providing vegetarian flans and
gluten free rolls to go with the soup.
The rooms were clean, spacious and well-appointed and the
bed was very comfortable. Our three rooms were all located together which was
very nice. Breakfast was delicious too, with a large selection.
We didn’t all have enough time to use the swimming pool but
the facilities looked wonderful and a couple of ladies from our group enjoyed
spa treatments which were also very good.
We had a brilliant stay and plan to return for 2 nights the
next time. We would definitely recommend Old Thorns to