Thistle Golf Club

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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.

Par : 72
Designer : Tim Cate
Slope : 136
Rating : 74.2
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4.3 out of 58 Reviews
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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.

Thistle Golf Club Specials
Myrtle Beach Golf Trail Multi-Round

Swing into BIG SAVINGS with our Myrtle Beach Golf Trail Multi-Play Package. Book 2 or more unique courses on the same itinerary and take $5 OFF each round.

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Myrtle Beach Golf Trail Multi-Round Package

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Player's Choice Package

Our most popular option for booking and playing all area courses. Build your own custom, dream golf vacation. You pick the courses, we make it happen! Save up to 40% on your accommodations, plus FREE breakfast.

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4.3 out of 58 Reviews
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David Lail on

Thistle golf club is my personal favorite and is always in the best shape! I like the layout and fairways and greens are perfect!!!

on

"Interesting holes, very well maintained, staff extremely helpful."

Chris Rossmaier on

What a nice course. Well maintained, nice layout of holes, lots of variety, great clubhouse and friendly staff.

Howard Seiden on

My group of 12 played there on October 17th. For some reason, it was cart path only. Fairways and greens were dry, can't understand their reasoning.
Some of there help not very accommodating. Have played here for many years but this time very unsatisfied. we played 27. If you have a choice , Stewart the best.

eric mcniff on

Always in great condition. Other courses were a little wet when we played, but Thistle was dry and conditions were excellent. Fast smooth greens. Fairways were clean and well groomed. Overall appearance of course was great. Replay was expensive, but otherwise very happy with the course. Probably the best of the North MB area.

carol mears on

The overall course is in excellent condition, the staff is outstanding and the greens run true.
This course gets better each year I play it. The higher rates to play this course is well worth the extra expense to play it. I rate it a 4.5 at least out of 5.

Rich Honeychurch on

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.
Rich Honeychurch

Alex Robinson on

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.

mark on

very well operated and maintained course.. probably top10-15 course in the area

Mike on

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.