Thistle Golf Club
Thistle Golf Club
Thistle Golf Club in Sunset Beach, N.C., just a short drive up the coast from Myrtle Beach, is like taking a trip back in time and place to the early 1800s in Scotland, the birthplace of golf.
This tradition-rich links layout features 27 holes of mounded fairways, deep bunkers, natural water hazards and waste areas that must be traversed to reach the well-manicured, bentgrass greens.
The course is a perfect marriage of the man-made and the natural, with pristine wetlands, maritime forests and wildlife blending with the landscape of lovely bridges and a new clubhouse inspired by an ancient Scottish castle.
Rated as a 4.5-star course by Golf Digest, Thistle has become very popular among golfers of all skill levels. In addition to a memorable round of golf in a beautiful setting, the authentic Scottish pub is one of the best 19th holes on the Grand Strand.
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My group was scheduled to play March 11, 2017, but due to Snow, Sleet, and Wind they closed the course. We were issued 31 Rain Checks for this event. This year we were scheduled on Monday, March 12th, with 25 Rain Checks (6 could not make it this year), and the forecast for the day was a 100% chance of Rain. When I arrived at the course asked Bill working the counter what was their Rain Check Policy. I was told 5 holes or less you’ll get 18 holes. If it was 6 to 12 holes you would get 9 holes. Anything over 12 holes would be nothing, which many would consider fair. The lead groups only got to the 4th hole, and we all returned to the Club House, due to 25+ mile an hour winds and heavy rain. When I asked for 25 new Rain Checks, we were informed they wouldn't issue a new Rain Check on a Rain Check. I was told we had a year to use them, which would have been fine if we lived in the area. However, this was an annual golf trip where everyone lives at least 11 hours away.
After discussing with several Pro's and General Managers at our other courses for the trip, they felt this policy was UNFAIR.
They at minimum issued the old rain check, which would expire by the end of the week. They stated we could come back between 4:00 and 5:00 PM for the remainder of the week, and they would ATTEMPT to get us out on the course. I informed them that it would be extremely difficult and/or impossible for the entire group, because:
1. Having all afternoon Tee Times of 12:30 to 1:15 at other courses, plus travel time.
2. Mostly Seniors between 62 to 75 years old.
3. Night encroaching around 7:00PM, and with their estimate time getting out, only gives 2-3 hours to play 18 holes.
Six guys managed to rush around and barely get 9 holes in before night fell.
At $82.00 X 25 =$2050.00 not a bad RIP OFF on mostly SENIORS.
BOTTOM LINE IS WE DIDN'T GET WHAT WE PAID FOR.
Can't comment on Course never got to play it.
Thistle was touted as one of the areas great courses ... it was up there in price with Caledonia, the dunes and tidewater. However, upon arrival on 8/11/17 we noticed aerated greens and a staff that said the on course greens were equal to the putting green. This was not the case and we proceeded to play a course that was truly unputtable. The course was unremarkable as every hole seemed to look the same. Our 4some could not remember a signature hole whatsoever. The pro shop had the most limited selection I have seen in all 20 courses I have played in myrtle beach. Go to tidewater or Caledonia when looking for the big money top tier course to play. Actually you can't beat the heritage club for the cost of play which includes breakfast lunch and drinks as well as pro shop deals and a huge inventory.
27 comparable holes and that it's in NC equated to fewer people on the course and allowed us to have a very enjoyable golf experience. There were condition issues with some of the greens but they looked worse than they played. Fun course to play. Incredible clubhouse.
The greens were in horrible condition with the blame placed on the application of a supposedly mislabeled chemical.
This resulted in greens that were more dirt than grass and a mottled color combination of blue, grey and white with no "green" on the greens. The roll was a little bumpy, very difficult to read and several of the cups seemed to be on a crown which made short putts a crap shoot.
Because so many golfers chose the $50 pro shop credit, the inventory was limited to off sizes with a lot of XXL and smalls with very few large or XL.
This was a real buzz kill for my group of 18 as this usually such a great course
Great course in super condition. Very fast greens. Very helpful staff. Would play again