Old Thorns Golf Hotel & Resort

The great GSW giveaway!

4-6 Golfers £50 GSW Credit
7-10 Golfers £100 GSW Credit
11-15 Golfers £150 GSW Credit
16+ Golfers Free place AND £150 GSW Credit
Minimum spend applies. Click for qualifying criteria and promotion T&C's

Promotion Terms: £160pp min spend. Based on final fully paid number of golfers or non-golfers whose spend exceeds the minimum requirement. For 2024/25 travel only.

Offer ends Apr 30th 2024. Credit voucher must be redeemed by April 30th 2025. Can be used as a deposit for a future break. Future break must include a hotel and golf element combined and cannot be used for golf or hotel separately. Credit voucher will be placed in the name of the lead booker and must be redeemed by such individual. Credit vouchers cannot be transferred or used for any purchase other than with Golf South West Ltd. Credit is based on final group numbers and will be adjusted as numbers change. The final credit figure will be deducted from the final total. Usual booking terms apply. Lost deposits do not count towards final numbers. Free place value based on the lowest group value. When resort venues are promoted as 1 in 12 go free, the GSW promotion will be offered as a free place and £150 GSW future booking credit. Where the venue does not offer a free place direct, only one GSW promotion will be applied.

Caddy notes on Old Thorns Golf Hotel & Resort

  • Course designed by legends Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas
  • 150 spacious on-site rooms or modern self-catering penthouse suites
  • Unwind post-golf with complimentary access to a 20-meter indoor pool, sauna and steam room
  • Savor gastronomic delights at the Kings Brasserie, enjoy pub fare at The Sports Bar, or indulge in cocktails at the Atrium Champagne and Cocktail Bar

Hampshire’s Most Popular Golf Resort: Experience golf break excellence at Old Thorns

Nestled in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, Old Thorns stands as a premier golf resort with a reputation that goes beyond its well maintained greens. Originally a 17th-century farmhouse, this resort has gracefully evolved to offer more than just outstanding golf.

Beyond its fairways, guests can indulge in diverse accommodation choices, from plush hotel rooms to contemporary penthouse suites and even unique eco pods, all designed with comfort and luxury in mind. The culinary journey at Old Thorns is equally impressive. From the gourmet delights of the Kings Restaurant, the cozy ambiance of Otie’s Cafe, to the lively chatter of the Sports Bar and the sophistication of the Atrium Champagne Bar, there’s a dining experience tailored for every mood. And for those moments when a grand celebration is in order, private function rooms are at the ready.

Off the course, relaxation is paramount. Whether it’s a rejuvenating session at the spa, a refreshing dip in the indoor pool, or a workout in the wellness suite, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, and fitness classes, guests are spoilt for choice.

But the heart of Old Thorns undoubtedly remains its iconic golf course. A harmonious blend of parkland, moorland, and woodland terrains, it challenges and thrills golfers with its tree-lined fairways and cunning hazards. Every swing, every putt here is an ode to the game’s timeless allure.

Strategically positioned in Liphook, Old Thorns isn’t just a standalone golf haven. It also serves as a central pivot for an East Hampshire golf tour, with esteemed courses like Hindhead and Liphook Golf Clubs just a stone’s throw away. Given its coveted status in the golfing world, it’s no surprise that premium weekend slots at Old Thorns are in high demand. Those with a keen eye on a golf break here, especially larger groups, would do well to book their spot early.

In essence, Old Thorns is where golfing excellence meets luxurious leisure, set against the backdrop of Hampshire’s serene landscapes.

1 Night, 2 Rounds (Dinner, B&B)

Prices from

  • Low Season

    £209pp
    £119pp
  • High Season

    £239pp
    £149pp
  • 1 in 16 go free

    Golf Genius Scoring App (16+)

    10% off in the pro-shop

    Organiser free gift (8+)

    Bucket of beer (8+)

    Up to £30 off per person

Current venue promotion

DATE SPECIFIC SPECIAL OFFER
1 Night, 2 Rounds, DBB - £149pp!

  • 1 night in a superior hotel room (twin or double)
  • Buffet breakfast
  • 2 Course Meal in the Kings Restaurant
  • Full use of the hotel health club
  • Up to 2 rounds of golf
  • £149 per person
  • Booking window: From 1st March 2024 until stop sale is issued

    Travel period:
    April Dates: 1,2,3,4,9,10,11,15,22,24,29
    May Dates: 7, 9,13,15,16,20,24,27,28,29,30
    June Dates: 3,4,6,17,19,20,25,26,27

    Terms: Usual booking terms apply

    Resort facilities

    • facilities hotel bar
      Bar
    • facilities breakfast
      Breakfast
    • facilities en suite
      En-Suite
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      Free Parking
    • facilities gym
      Gym
    • facilities pool
      Pool
    • facilities restaurant
      Restaurant
    • facilities sauna
      Sauna
    • facilities freeview
      Sky/BT
    • facilities hotel spa
      Spa
    • facilities steam room
      Steam Room
    • tea coffee
      Tea/Coffee
    • facilities toiletries
      Toiletries
    • facilities tv
      TV


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    Pricing guide

    • The pricing below shows up to date 2024 rates.
    • Current promotions for this venue are listed at the top of this page.
    • Prices displayed are per person, based on 2 golfers sharing a twin or double room.
    • The single supplement rate at Old Thorns Golf Hotel & Resort starts from £55 per room, per night.
    • Package prices are "from" prices and are provided as a guide to the costs. These may vary by day, month and season. Please enquire for an exact quote.
    • Exact seasonal price points will vary at each venue. Please enquire for exact quote, but as a guide:
      • Low season: Typically November - March.
      • Mid season: Typically April & October.
      • High season: Typically May - September.
    • We display from prices for 1 and 2 night golf breaks below. Longer and bespoke stays available on request.""
    Golf Packages for Old Thorns Golf Hotel & Resort

    1 Night, 2 Rounds (Dinner, B&B)

    Low Season

    Mid Season

    High Season

    Sun - Thurs

    £149

    £149

    £169

    Fri & Sat

    £209

    £209

    £239

    2 Nights, 3 Rounds (Dinner, B&B)

    Low Season

    Mid Season

    High Season

    Sun - Wed

    £229

    £229

    £239

    Thurs - Sat

    £319

    £319

    £339

    • Old Thorns Golf Club

    A parkland, woodland, heathland combination set alongside fantastic golf resort facilities

    Old Thorns Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort is an elegant and highly regarded resort destination that boasts 150 modern bedrooms, an 18-hole championship course and state-of-the-art health club and spa facilities, all set within the beautiful surroundings of the South Downs National Park.

    Golf at Old Thorns is of the highest quality, the par-72 championship course was opened in 1982 and has seen some of the World’s best players walk its fairways. The mix of quality accommodation, off-course facilities and beautiful golf course has seen Old Thorns become one of the leading golf break destinations in the South of England.

    The course at Old Thorns Resort is a Peter Alliss & Dave Thomas parkland design that provides an interesting test of golf from start to finish. The course takes you on a journey through Hampshire woodland which very clearly has moorland and parkland elements throughout. The designers had recently come off the back of designing the famous Brabazon Course at The Belfry, so Old Thorns was in exceptional hands!

    Thanks to the connections of owner Ken Wood (of the Kenwood food mixer), the course was opened in 1982 with a 4 ball of Bill Rogers, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus and Isao Ioki!

    From the back tees, the championship course runs out at just past 6,500 yards culminating in a par 72. The course is surrounded by mature trees, natural springs and lakes, which provide a beautiful setting for golf. This is ultimately a resort course, so is often set up to allow for golfers of all levels to enjoy and complete without being beaten up.

    This course is perfect as part of an East Hampshire tour or as a stand-alone stay and play break, staying on-site at the excellent Old Thorns Hotel.

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    Course Information

    • Parkland course
    Hampshire Flag

    Hampshire Ranking

    18th

    • facilities course bar
      Bar
    • facilities course buggies
      Buggies
    • facilities course driving range
      Driving range
    • icon-free-parking
      Free Parking
    • facilities course golf lessons
      Golf lessons
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      Hotel On-Site
    • facilities course pro shop
      Pro shop
    • facilities putting green
      Putting green
    • facilities restaurant
      Restaurant
    • facilities course short game area
      Short game area

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    Superior Room

    Whether you are here for business or leisure, relax and unwind in your superior room for the night. The king-size bed can be configured as a twin or double and all rooms feature a flat screen TV, tea and coffee facilities and an en-suite bathroom complete with complimentary toiletries.

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    Deluxe Room

    Generous in size, your deluxe room is the perfect space to relax after a busy day of activities. As well as a king-size bed that can be configured as a twin or double, this versatile room also features a sofa bed which can provide a separate lounge area or a bed for a third guest.

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    Family Room

    A room that is perfect for your whole family. There are two king-size beds in this wonderfully practical room, which can be split into two, making it suitable for up to four guests including the little ones. Choose to bring your own cot or request one ahead of your stay.

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    Junior Suite

    Stay in the Junior Suite for that feel of added luxury during your stay. This spacious suite features a comfortable king-size bed, a separate sofa bed, flat screen TV and a large floor-to-ceiling window. Enjoy the jet bath in the en-suite bathroom and truly relax and unwind.

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    Penthouse Suites

    Sleeping up to 6 people, the stunning penthouse suites offer luxury overnight accommodation at its finest.

    Set across two levels, the penthouse suites feature three double/twin bedrooms, each with a flat-screen TV and an en-suite bathroom. Downstairs, you'll find an open plan kitchen, living and dining area with ample space for your friends or family.

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    Two Bed Apartment

    The two-bedroom fully furnished, self-catering apartments offer the perfect accommodation for a family or group of friends to enjoy a relaxing break away and can sleep up to 4 people.

    Featuring an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, as well as two double/twin bedrooms, both with a modern en-suite bathroom.

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    Eco Pods

    The pods are well built, insulated wooden huts that provide basic accommodation. Each pod has a double/twin bed, TV, heater and tea/coffee facilities.

    When you stay in one of our pods, you have full access to our health club, pool and wellness area.

    Resort location

    Longmoor Road, Liphook GU30 7PE

    Local area

    Located in the East Hampshire village of Liphook, Old Thorns is easily accessible via the A3 which connects London to Portsmouth on the South Coast. The location is perfect as a stop over, stay and play venue or as a base for an East Hampshire tour, being located to some highly rated golf courses such as Hindhead and Liphook.

    There is plenty to keep you entertained on-site, but if you wanted to head out for the evening, Liphook itself has a number of nice pubs to keep you hydrated.

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    General FAQs

    • Who are Golf South West?

      Founded in 2015, we are the West Country golf travel specialists. We provide our clients with bespoke golf tours and stay & play golf packages for small groups and golf societies alike.

      We are both a domestic golf tour operator working directly for our clients and regional golf DMC who act as an agent for international outbound operators hoping to have their clients experience the beautiful West Country and it’s golfing delights!

      We work closely with our venues to ensure our customers receive the best value available for golf travel within the West Country.

      Our expert team are on hand to ensure you receive the very best service, choice and advice when planning your next golf break. We are proud to announce our nomination for Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator for England at the 2022 World Golf Awards.

    • Which regions are covered by Golf South West?

      Golf South West is the West Country’s premier golf tour operator covering the regions of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Dorset, South Wales and Hampshire.

      We also work with selected, popular golf resorts across the UK including those under the management of Marriott, plus 4 time Ryder Cup host The Belfry, Celtic Manor and many more.

      If you are planning a golf break, we are the only call you need to make.

    • What is the best way to get in touch?

      We are available by phone 0117 256 5966 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm), WhatsApp, email, enquiry form or via social media channels.

    • Why choose Golf South West as your tour operator?

      GSW is run by golfers and endorsed by golf professionals across the South West of the UK.

      We are a fully insured, experienced and recommended golf tour operator, who are backed by Protected Trust Services, meaning your booking is secured and safe. We offer tours to an exclusive and unrivalled selection of venues across the South West of England and Wales, including some courses which can be tricky to access. We are also proud members of Golf Tourism England and IAGTO, who only work with only the best and most reputable companies in the industry.

      You can rest assured that as a client of Golf South West you will not only receive the best service, advice and choice, but you will also find the best value golf breaks in available in Cornwall, Devon, Bristol, Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and many more!

    • What is Protected Trust Services?

      Protected Trust Services Limited (PTS) provides security for client and consumer funds through market-leading software and innovative management. PTS prides itself on customer service, flexible thinking and cost-effective solutions for its members.

      PTS offers a unique and comprehensive solution for businesses to trade through a secure trust account using a performance-enhancing software system developed by PTS.

      Protected Trust Services guarantee 100% financial protection to the consumer, ensuring total consumer confidence.

      Any bookings made via Golf South West Ltd from the 1st July 2021 are protected under the PTS Trust. Bookings made before this date will continue to be processed through our original system. If you have booked with us before, please ensure you have the up-to-date bank details to make your payments. If you are unsure, please speak to your Golf South West representative.

      View the PTS brochure for more information on the protection this affords you as a client of Golf South West.

    • How do GSW keep money safe?

      We are extremely proud of the service we provide and a large part of this is ensuring our client’s money is safe. Our practices comply with the 2018 package travel directive meaning that your money is safe with both ourselves and the venues your choose to visit.

      The money for your golf break is paid into a trust account run by an independent partner, so you have peace of mind that no matter what happens, your money is being looked after.

    • What happens if we can’t go on our planned trip?

      Deposits are non-refundable, but they are transferable to a new date or break. We aim to be as flexible as possible and will treat each situation on a case by case basis.

    • Can we make changes to our break?

      Managing a group can be a thankless task and changes to the group leading up to your break are an accepted element. We make changes as stress free as possible (just see our reviews for evidence of this!). Changes can be made up to 6 weeks prior to your break. Some changes are unavoidable so for legitimate reasons we will endeavour to make last minute changes after this period, but as we would have paid our venues at this point, this would be at the discretion of the venue(s) you are visiting.

    • Why book with a tour operator?

      Good question, could you not do this all yourself? The answer is yes you could. You are able to locate the ideal hotel with the accessibility you need to the clubs you plan to play. You could go back and forth with your target venues and line up the tee times.  You could also contact each venue individually to advise them of group number changes and requests during the build up to your trip.

      Alternatively you could;

      – Talk to us about the trip you are planning.

      – Receive quotes for perfectly crafted package meeting your ideal requirements.

      – Secure the booking with small deposits staged in a way to make your life easier as an organiser.

      – Have your funds fully insured and independently held by PTS, our client trust provider.

      – Have changes made to whole tours with just one call or email.

      – Receive exclusive extras such as free places.

      – Pay less with our packages than going direct to venues.

      Why can we do this?

      Quite simply we have spent years (since 2015) forging strong relationships with hotel, golf club and golf resort venues across the South West. We are the expert tour operator for the region and are know for our high quality and personal service to our clients (just see our Google and TrustPilot reviews).

    • Who uses Golf South West?

      The majority of our clients are UK based domestic travellers. We deal with groups of any size, from single travellers and couples, to large golf societies.

      We also are the favoured golf DMC for the South West of England and preferred regional partner of Golf Tourism England. We regularly work with tour operators from Europe, America and elsewhere to provide bespoke tour packages allowing overseas travellers to experience the beautiful West Country.

    • How are package prices displayed on our website?

      Prices on our our website are displayed in two ways. The first is on our Resort pages where pricing tables show the from prices for low, mid and high season golf stay and play package rates at golf resort venues.

      The second is on our example tour package pages. There are often 4 prices shown here, two for low season and two for high season. The struck through price typically shows the highest price the tour can be and is often active over weekends in that season. The offer price is typically a mid week price.

      Every tour quote we offer is bespoke and will vary based on a number of factors including the date, availability, group size, room type, time of day for the tee time, etc… Our package pricing is a guide to the cost of the package and is not a firm price. Please enquire for an exact cost.

      We aim to provide as accurate a price as possible and therefore try to avoid using shoulder/mid season pricing or twilight green fee rates when displaying rates. You may find an intermediate price for breaks in months of April & October at certain venues.

    • Why are golf resort prices the same as elsewhere?

      Put simply, all tour operators work from the same contracted rate card when it comes to stay and play golf resort packages. When it comes to golf tours, that is a different matter, but golf resorts are a level playing field.

      If you find a vastly different price, it’s likely you’ve been misquoted and usually this does come back to bite.

      The question this poses is why book a stay and play golf break with Golf South West if you can book direct or with one of the large operators and receive the same price?

      Benjamin Franklin once said “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after
      the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

      We have a small team so booking through us means you receive a personal service. You are more than just a number to us, we are a tour operator where you will likely get to deal with the same contact throughout the process, who will get to know you and your group and respond efficiently to your queries.

      We know our venues and the people who work there. This ensures a smooth process from initial enquiry to the end of your stay.

      Financially you have an extra layer of protection as your money is securely stored in an independent trust account and is fully insured when it is released to the venue(s) you are visiting.

      We are fortunate to have some exclusive “extras” with selected venues across the South West. We offer 1 in 16 free on every trip AND run an exclusive voucher scheme for our stay and play client bookings.

      We often feel we add further value to our clients when it comes to our bespoke golf tour packages, but you can rest assured that when making a stay and play golf resort booking, Golf South West will offer you an extremely high level of service, financial protection and may even offer you a saving or an exclusive extra!

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