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Thistle Golf Club

Tucked away in Sunset Beach, N.C., Thistle Golf Club is one of the area’s hidden gems. The 27-hole Tim Cate design is everything that makes Myrtle Beach the game’s most popular destination, delivering a quality layout, superior conditioning and value. 

The course’s three nines – the Stewart, MacKay and Cameron – provide a taste of links golf, most notably the Stewart 9, which features stacked sod bunkers and fairways framed by mounding. 

Named after the original Thistle Golf Club that opened in Leith, Scotland in 1815, "our" Thistle is home to the Grand Strand’s nicest clubhouse and an impressive collection of golf memorabilia. 

But the focus is on a golf course that has enjoyed significant upgrades in recent years, beginning with the gradual installation of new greens on each nine, a process that concluded this fall when the Stewart nine reopened after its transition to tif-eagle greens.

A 4.5 star course, according to Golf Digest, Thistle is even more popular with Grand Strand golfers. Thistle has an average ranking of 9.2, according to Myrtle Beach Golf Insider’s rankings, making it the third ranked course in the area. 

If that’s not enough, Thistle Golf Club has a bagpiper that plays on weekends from spring through the fall.  

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10 by Kay - 08/25/2016
We kept reading reviews and hearing how pristine The Thistle Golf Club was. Many local golf publications have this the highest rated course in Myrtle Beach. Today we had the privilege to see what all the hype was about. The course backed its reputation and demonstrated why it's earned all the accolades it has. One of the things that stuck out the most was that before the round, two separate employees encouraged us to putt a few balls, as the greens were rolling just shy of 12 on the stimpmeter. The fact that these staff members not only knew, but seemed proud of the stimp readings, I knew we were in to be blown away. Even though our scores did not reflect it, our whole group felt like tour professionals. The course conditions, the overall ambience of the clubhouse, the level of expertise and knowledge of the staff, and just the whole package blew us away. When we left we told the bag associate this was the nicest course we had played. He joked with us and said "to get any nicer in the southeast, you would have to head to Augusta." He is probably pretty accurate in his joke. This course will leave you in awe. I can not wait to play it again.
9 by Steve (Lincoln University, PA) - 08/19/2016
Worth the drive. Pick 2 9 holes out of 3 we played Stewart and McKay. Greens were very fast like stimp 11. We liked it.
10 by Philip (Mountain Top, PA0 - 07/30/2016
Big challenging greens. Open fairways. An all around beautiful course. A must play when visiting the area.
10 by Jimmy - 07/26/2016
Great conditions
10 by Ben - 07/26/2016
Great course! Fair layout but challenging
10 by Doug - 07/26/2016
Great course, well maintained, staff courteous.
10 by Zach - 07/26/2016
Great experience. From Florida and this is as good as anything we have played.
10 by Robert - 07/26/2016
Perfect conditions.
10 by Ken - 07/26/2016
Great course!!!
10 by John - 07/26/2016
Great time!!!
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