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 Chuck - 02/18/2015
Great day on the links! Josh and Narcy made our day perfect! Thanks again!
10 by Dave W. - 02/13/2015
Exceptional course in excellent shape.
9 by Brian - 01/27/2015
Great course layout. Staff was easy to work with and folks on the course were pleasant to converse with. Cart girls were excellent and we even got invited to the Christmas party that evening. Looking forward to playing there again...SOON!!!
9 by William - 01/27/2015
Great layout and staff. This was one fun day in December. Beautiful weather set the stage for a great round of golf with friends. Staff was very pleasant to us and made us feel really welcome even though they were busy as usual.
8 by Tom - 01/27/2015
My experience that day was more staff oriented than course. Sue Dillman was working the pro shop checking us in. There was a price discrepancy between us and Sue was not able to verify what we had been told 2 days before golf. She was very professional even though she was uncertain that what we said was correct. In the end she made a decision, discussed it with the head Pro and all was settled. We appreciated that. The course itself is always kept in pristine condition. With all the water we have had that is no simple feat. We enjoy the Thistle and always are treated very well there. A real professional group of people.
10 by Mike - 01/27/2015
What a beautiful golf course. This is one of my favorites. The staff is wonderful you will be treated like a special guest. Please stop in the club house and have a beer its a beautiful place. You will love it here.
10 by James - 01/26/2015
This is one of the best golf courses in NC and SC the greens and the fairways are just beautiful. You cannot go wrong playing this golf course. And when you are done with your round please make it a point to go into the clubhouse its what every clubhouse should look like. The food was excellent and the staff is wonderful you wont be dissappointed.
9 by Toni - 01/22/2015
Thistle is one of my favorite courses to play. It's "lady friendly" but definitely presents a fair challenge and I always enjoy the beautiful natural landscaping. We've had a lot of rain recently in the area, but the course drains pretty well and it's in great shape! The food in the grill is excellent and Narcy makes you feel at home!
10 by Bill - 01/20/2015
Great golf course. A little squishy today from all the rain but still 90 degrees for carts. Beautiful layout with no houses right on the holes. Clubhouse is fantastic and staff is great. In process of converting the greens so some difference between the 9's - but will be finished this year.
9 by George - 01/02/2015
This 3 nine-hole golf course is a gem in the Myrtle Beach Area. Just north of the South Carolina border it is a first class facility. The course is well maintained and improvements are continually being made. Currently the sand traps are being improved with new drainage and sand. The clubhouse is the nicest in the area by far. The staff is very professional. I highly recommend this golf club. The food is excellent as well.
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.