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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 Brandon - 07/13/2016
Beautiful course!
10 by Geoff - 07/13/2016
Best course I've had the pleasure of playing. Would've ranked the greens, tees, and fairways higher but the scale only goes to 10!
10 by Randy - 07/13/2016
Staff is great. Keep up the good work!
10 by Fred - 07/13/2016
9 by Steve - 07/13/2016
Great Spot!
10 by Dave - 07/13/2016
Great day on a great course. Staff was friendly everywhere, fairways were like carpet, and the greens are the best we've played including Barefoot
10 by Aaron - 07/13/2016
Of all the courses we played, this is the best!
10 by Bruce - 07/13/2016
Excellent course!
10 by Bob - 07/13/2016
Great course!
10 by John - 07/13/2016
Always a great experience to play here
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