The Old Thorns Manor Hotel is set across 400 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside, with the golf course being one of the most picturesque settings in South of England. Old Thorns has everything you need for a golf holiday, luxurious bedrooms, a relaxing state of the art spa, a sports bar, fantastic dining options and most importantly a championship golf course. We now take a closer look at The Old Thorns Manor Resort as well as an inside look into their sister hotels, The Castlemartyr Resort in County Cork, Ireland and Tracy Park in Wiltshire.
Championship Golf Course
The championship golf course at Old Thorns is highly regarded as one of the best golf courses in Hampshire. It was designed by Peter Allis and Dave Thomas. Peter is known as the BBC’s ‘voice of golf’. In 2012, Peter was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in the lifetime achievement category. Peter’s co designer Dave Thomas has 17 professional wins to his name and has designed over 100 courses around the world including all three courses at The Belfry Resort.
The course boasts spectacular views of Hampshire countryside with each fairway being lined with stunning mature woodland.There are also several lakes and bunkers strategically placed throughout the course to make for a challenging test of golf. There are also a number of elevated tees where you can enjoy some breathtaking panoramic views overlooking the stunning countryside.
- Par 72 (Men), Par 73 (Ladies)
- Yardage: 6461 Yards (White Tees), 5380 Yards (Red Tees)
- Designed by Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas
- Opened for play: 1982
Did you Know:
To mark the inauguration of Old Thorns in 1982, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus, Isao Aoki and the reigning British Open champion Bill Rogers played in a competitive fourball. Aoki came out on top and all four scorecards can still viewed today in the entrance of the Sports Bar.
The Elevation Health Club & Spa
The Elevation Club is the in-house health and fitness club at Old Thorns. The facilities are simply outstanding, with the gym priding itself in being the first ever gym in the UK to install the Matrix A7xe Ascent Trainer, one of the newest training machines in the business. In addition to the fully equipped gym, there are many studio classes available including Yoga with Lorna or Zumba Toning with Lucy.
The Health Club also has a 20 meter crystal clear swimming pool along with a large jacuzzi, perfect for relaxing after a hard day’s work on the course. Even if you want to just sit by the pool , there are plenty of loungers which you can make use of to just kick back and relax!
What We say[quote]Old Thorns has everything you need for a perfect golfing holiday, fantastic hotel, great food & drink, a sports bar and most importantly a championship golf course.[/quote]
Sam, YGT UK Sales Specialist
What YGT customers say[quote]Just to let you know that we had a fantastic stay at Old Thorns. The hotel is extremely comfortable, the food and the golf is first class. We will definitely be going back. Many thanks for your help in booking the break.[/quote]
Jackie, YGT customer who stayed at Old Thorns
A wide range of accommodation options
Whether you are looking for an executive room for one or a family size room for a large group, Old Thorns can accommodate. All guestrooms are fully equipped with modern amenities including a flat-screen TV, tea & coffee making facilities, a safety deposit box and an en-suite bathroom with complimentary luxury amenities.
Enjoy drinks and snacks in the Atrium Champagne Bar
The Atrium is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or two. If you are looking to have intimate romantic drink or simply just a drink with friends before or after dinner then Atrium is highly recommended. It is open till midnight during the week, and stays open till 2 am on the weekends. If the weather is pleasant, then why not head out onto the terrace and enjoy drinks under the stars.
Fine Dining at the gourmet Kings Restaurant
After you’ve had drinks at the Atrium Champagne Bar, you can head in for dinner at the Kings Restaurant, where you will be in the capable of hands of Executive Head Chef Dean Williams, who will cook you up a meal of the highest quality. Make sure you book a table by the window to enjoy spectacular views across the golf course.
24 trains a day from London Waterloo to Liphook
Old Thorns is in a fantastic location only 1 hour and 20 minutes outside London. If you are travelling by train, the nearest station to Old Thorns is Liphook which is only a 5 minute drive away. If you are driving to Old Thorns it is only a 2 minute drive off the A3 road on the London to Portsmouth route.
The Castlemartyr resort is located in the stunning setting of County Cork, Ireland and consists of a 5* luxury hotel, 4 fantastic restaurants and a championship golf course designed by Ron Kirby who also designed the likes of London Golf Club in Kent and Dromoland Castle in Ireland. In addition to the course, the golfing services and facilities are outstanding including an excellent driving range along with large chipping and putting greens.
The Tracy Park Resort is set across 240 of mature parkland with stunning surrounding views of the English Cotswold’s. The resort is home to two championship golf courses, The Crown Course and The Cromwell Course. Both courses are very unique in their own way but are in superb condition, exactly what you would you expect from championship golf courses.