Thistle Golf Club in Myrtle Beach has recently earned an overall rating of 8.6 from reviewers at the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider, garnering praise for customer service, course design and condition, and overall experience. Click here to see Thistle’s most recent reviews.
Designer Tim Cate and owners Robert and Mort Hansen set out to build one of the premier courses on the North Strand in 1999 with a philosophy being “Ferocious, yet Fair.” The dramatic 27-hole layout reflects its 1815 Scottish heritage and has been rated “4.5 stars” by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play.” “We firmly established from the onset here that we were going to be the most customer service-oriented golf course in the Grand Strand,” says course director Dan Oschmann.
Thistle Golf Club is the only course in Myrtle Beach that has 12-minute tee times and is the cornerstone for the business, which almost always puts you on a hole by yourself and brings back customers for repeat play. No. 4, the most talked about hole on the South Nine, is a 543-yard par 5 from the back tees that requires a tee shot over a large pond to the right that will set up for a nice second shot into the green or lay-up, depending on the length of the tee shot.
10 by Wayne - 12/14/2014
This is one of the best courses in the area. Fairways and greens are always in good shape. Staff, service, and food are excellent.
10 by Tom - 12/14/2014
Always in great condition no matter what the season. Greens roll true. Visually appealing. One of the very best on the Strand. Not to be missed. Very friendly staff which goes out of their way for you. Best grill I have found down here.
10 by Justin - 12/14/2014
Thistle is one of my favorites in the Myrtle Beach area. Play is always good with 3:45 minute rounds or less. Staff is very pleasant from the pro shop to the starters. Can't wait to get in another 2. Excellent food and bar!!
10 by Neil - 12/14/2014
Great course! Always in top condition. The Pub offers quality meals and has an awesome staff. My favorite course in the area.
10 by Tony - 12/14/2014
Great course for all levels of play. Greens and fairways were in super shape. Pro shop and clubhouse top notch. Real country club atmosphere. Play this one.
10 by Steve - 12/14/2014
Great course, in fantastic shape. Tens across the board. I play here as often as I can.
10 by Matt - 12/14/2014
The course was in great shape and Dennis was awesome. He was very helpful.
10 by Keith - 12/14/2014
The course was in great shape and the staff was excellent! Dennis went out of his way to help. Will definitely play again!
10 by Aaron - 12/14/2014
The greens were amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Dennis was extremely helpful and I loved the layout of this track.
9 by Ed - 12/14/2014
Great course, enjoyed all of the amenities. Fairly laid out and good risk/reward presentation. Love the greens........will come back and play soon!
Golf’s first major of the year, the Masters, arrives at majestic Augusta National each April and with it the dawning of a new golf season. For years, prior to heading to Augusta to cover the Masters, the national golf media took advantage of the similarly gorgeous spring weather in Myrtle Beach — the largest city along South Carolina’s coastal “Grand Strand” — where they annually held their season-opening Golf Writer’s Association of America tournament.