Dave Thomas and Peter Alliss were commissioned to create Old Thorns following the death of original architect John Harris in the mid-1970s. And they combined to create a par-72 parkland beauty placed firmly the map in the early 1980s with an official opening exhibition match involving Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Isao Aoki and then Open champion Bill Rogers. Today, thickly tree-lined and wonderfully undulating, Old Thorns has developed into an outstanding layout.
Various forms of wildlife inhabit this classic parkland amidst scenic countryside among North Hampshire rolling hills. Lined by mature trees, you also have to avoid a number of lakes and streams to conquer this Peter Alliss beauty.