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.
9 by Andre (Port Colborne, ON) - 04/17/2014
7 by Kevin (Baltimore, MD) - 04/09/2014
8 by Dag (Verdun, QC) - 04/08/2014
Super course.....a bit short
9 by Lou (Reading, PA) - 03/21/2014
9 by Steve (Westminster, CO) - 03/21/2014
10 by Richard (Littleton, CO) - 03/21/2014
10 by Nick - 03/18/2014
One of the most enjoyable courses that I've played in Myrtle Beach. The layout is fantastic and each hole is unique and challenging. The clubhouse is one of the nicest that you'll find anywhere.
8 by Pascal/Louise (Gatineau, ON) - 03/12/2014
9 by John - 02/25/2014
This was a great course. Greens were fast but true and fair. Our group played all 27 holes and we all enjoyed it greatly. Great hot dogs too.
9 by John (Ephrata, PA) - 01/03/2014
Thistle is a great value. For the price it is as good as any of the premium courses in Myrtle Beach. The course conditions were excellent for December. Tees, fairways, green complexes, and bunkers all very playable. The greens were fast and the putts rolled nicely. I played with 2 local gentlemen for 18 holes. Then, I played the third nine by myself. They had a great deal for the Holidays, the replay rate for only $10 for the third nine and it included lunch and a nice draft beer. You can't beat that! I will definitely play Thistle again and recommend it to all my friends.
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.