Thornton Golf Club

4.2549058824 4.3 stars from 5 (18)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6210 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - £15 per round
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Not permitted on the Course: soiled clothing, football tops & shorts, tracksuit tops/bottoms, shell suits, collarless, round necked t-shirts, combat trousers.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 6210 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 70 5829 yards N/A N/A
Red 70 5211 yards N/A N/A

Thornton Golf Club sprawls across an expanse of wooded parkland bounded by the River Ore. The course is mostly flat, making it easy to walk but don't let the lack of elevation deceive you. The golf course provides challenges for all skill levels, it especially tests players who have a tendency to hook their shots. The river comes into play on the par-3 14th hole, which is the first of a set of five demanding holes. Despite being some of the shortest holes on the course, they are actually the most challenging. Long hitters will have to be careful on these finishing holes. The final hole is longer than most of the course's short par 4s but it is more straightforward. In addition to the interesting round, Thornton Golf Club has built its reputation on the excellently maintained greens.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 18 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

18 out of 18 reviews


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1959Tapper's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



t111707785's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hidden gem"


u873631188's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Heard through a friend that this course was good & it didn't disappoint! Maybe not the longest or hardest golf course but easy walk with beautiful greens even in February! made it a pleasure to play round & I'm sure I'll be back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



t1192174793's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Sunday in Thornton"


Jimm1875's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2018
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Reviewed on

The sun never shone , but this gem of a course never fails to exceed our expectations, ld highly recommend this course, a good walk , virtualy no hill climbs, course and greens in great condition , backed up by a warm welcome by staff and members, get this on your bucket list, it’s always on mine.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beware of stray shots"


dod182's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I did enjoy the round. A nice little course, tricky in parts but overall let down by a couple of points. Staff member in pro shop was extremely rude and the amount of stray shots from other holes, without a warning shout of fore was absolutely ridiculous!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worth a visit"


jamesstapleton's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good course, flat, it would suit those of more advanced years. Good variety and excellent clubhouse.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Wet but wonderfull"


Jimm1875's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2018
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Reviewed on

A good mornings golf, putt we picked the first day in weeks to play this wee gem of a course, weather did not deter some of the hardened golfers we were not the only ones on the course, which was in great shape, a warm welcome from the staff and great hospitality.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good practice course"


t269136236's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this as an in-between round on other courses in the area. It was fine as a practice round or if your budget is limited. It was a fair test of golf as the fairways were a little tight so you have to be straight. We were lucky when we arrived the local 4 ball booked ahead of us sought us out and asked us if we would like to go 15 mins early to tee off ahead of them - which of course as a two ball we were very grateful. The course was well kept and all the green staff and shop staff were very helpful.We are a mixed couple playing off 8 (man)and 12 (Lady) and come to the area every year to try all the courses in the area. It is hidden away but worth a visit at the price we paid.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Classic parkland done right"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
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Reviewed on

Perfect parkland day out. Layout looks dull and potentially short on a map but it’s amongst mature trees and the majority of the holes need a decent dig off the tee if you want to get at the greens, so playing safe with an iron is only workable on a few holes. Fairways aren’t stingy but certainly aren’t generous, & if you miss the trees rarely mean you’re doing much more than chipping out. Grass under the trees is short so you don’t waste your day hunting for balls, punishment enough is trying to thread your ball through & under the trees back into the fairway. Greens are very firm, and not quite as true or consistent as this level of firmness needs with a bit of crowning on a couple of greens, but nothing overall to be ashamed of. The course is almost flat, although a few quirky holes near the finish add some fun & would give great risk reward opportunities for match play. Bunkers - and the lack of receptiveness - guard the greens well and the course is pretty & well maintained. Despite it being a Saturday, pace was rarely an issue as everyone was in a group, and everyone was relaxed & accomodating. A LOT of fores as plenty of balls zig zagged onto neighbouring fairways (couple of them mine...) but everyone was really good humoured about it- obviously something the members / regulars are used to! I will definitely be back here, and I expect quite regularly. While this course might appear basic at first glance, it does what it’s meant to - tests whether you can hit the ball where you’re aiming!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Thornton golf club"


t747222900's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
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Reviewed on

Very well kept greens. Beautiful tree lined fairways. Very challenging last 4 holes


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"27th August"


Jimm1875's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
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Reviewed on

Staff made us very welcome, course was in good condition despite all the rain we have had recently, tee off time was perfect, a good afternoons golf was had by our threesome, thanks again Thornton and Teeoff times UK


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Lovely wee course"


1959Tapper's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
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Reviewed on

Interesting drive to the course. Not a lot of trouble to get into, not very hilly, easy walk.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Value for money"


t1062759714's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
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Reviewed on

Played course few years ago greens were bit better but still thoroughly enjoyable good new golf shop all round very happy with day and always good service from tee times .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Friendly staff"


u562785440's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2016
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Reviewed on

Played the course before so thought go back before winter comes but 1st of Nov they were on 18 winter greens so didn't enjoy it at all.i don't mind 2-3 but 18? I expend some work on the course but not that.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Variety spice of life"


jamesstapleton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very well laid out course, very flat and suitable for or all but especially seniors variety on most holes and hitting straight is essential.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"lovely tree lined fairways"


u000003431131's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Playdd this course withh my brother and found it in very good condition and a lovely course to play. Although not a long course the holes werd challenging enough.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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