Longmoor Rd, Griggs Green,
Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7PE
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Woodland and open countryside.
Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas
17 miles SW of Guildford
From the A3, approximately 18 miles south of Guildford, take the Griggs Green exit. After 150 yards, turn right at OTGC sign. After o.2 miles turn right in front of the Deer Hut pub. Follow road for o.4 miles to golf.
Old Thorns Golf & Country Estate: Located close to the Surrey-Hampshire border, in a picturesque area of woodland and heathland, Old Thorns has long been a favourite with golfers from near and far. From the layout's higher elevations, which involve one or two stiffish climbs on your way round, you are treated to magnificent views over the surrounding wooded countryside of North Hampshire.
The opening par-4 and par-5 on this enjoyable and testing layout, provide an early indication that dog-legging holes will play an integral part in proceedings. Tightish fairways reinforce the requirement for accurate, straight-hitting if a good score is to be carded.
Alongside the tighter more wooded stretches, the course also contains several pleasantly open stretches, where the presence of small lakes and occasional out-of-bounds will maintain the accent on accuracy versus length during your round.
Pick of the holes: perhaps the most daunting of the tee-shots comes at the most spectacular of the holes. The plunging short par-4 5th needs no more than an iron from the tee, to set up an approach over water to a small green that nestles amongst the trees. Another testing tee-shot from a scenic elevated tee comes at the excellent par-5 17th.
Stay & Play at Old Thorns: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
Players generally walk this course.
Originally a 17th-century farmhouse and now a cosy hotel that retains much of its original charm, Old Thorns offers fine golf and a range of excellent facilities whether your visit is for a sales conference, a wedding or a quiet weekend break for two. Old Thorns offers a memorable dining experience in the Greenview Restaurant - an informal restaurant serving contemporary cuisine and traditional favourites. In addition, Old Thorns is a flexible conference/meeting/ banqueting venue offering facilities for up to 100 people and an ideal location for weddings and civil marriages.
Longmoor Road, Griggs Green, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7PE
+44 (0)1428 724 555Visit website
This picturesque country house hotel offers luxury accommodation; each of the 33 en-suite bedrooms are beautifully furnished and have everything you need to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. Other facilities include the Old Thorns championship golf course and a well-equipped Health Club.
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