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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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Recent Reviews

9 by Michael (Houston, TX) - 10/22/2015
Course was in excellent shape. Very challenging course.
10 by Scott - 10/13/2015
Played Thistle for the first time as part of our annual golf trip. Play mostly out of St. James Plantation but wanted to try Thistle after reading many positive reviews. We loved this course and will be adding it to our rotation and will be playing 36 next year. The course was in good condition considering all the rain they just had and the day we played carts were allowed on the fairways. The fairways were fine and the greens were in excellent shape and rolled very well. Thistle is a great test of golf and very enjoyable to play compared to many other courses in the area. If you are planning an outing or looking to try a new course this is the one to play. You won't be disappointed.
10 by Paul - 08/18/2015
Jaime, I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for having us today. The weather looked gloomy at the start but turned out to be a dry day and the course was in great shape. Your entire staff from the bag drop to the counter staff were wonderful and very helpful, which made for a great day. Thank you again.
9 by Paul - 07/31/2015
The course was in fantastic shape, and the people were all professional and friendly. The nicest of the Sunset Beach area courses, and should be a place to play for anyone in the area. We didn't try out the grill but it looked nice.
9 by Nick - 07/29/2015
What a great course. Greens were great very receptive for being brand-new. Fairways were great tee boxes were great. The only problem we had was we got there early to hit range balls and the bag people ended up pushing us early so one of our players did not get loosened up. He was very rude in the way he asked or told us what was going on. The course is excellent.
9 by Scott (Monroe, NC) - 07/24/2015
Beautiful and very well maintained piece of property. The practice green was closed for a turf renovation, though I understand.
9 by Scott - 07/07/2015
Course was in great shape. Greens were very fast but puttable. I only thing I would recommend to this club would be that your course Web site says you take pride in the fact that you keep your tee times at 12 minute intervals yet the site books tee times at 9 minute intervals. You should change your motto to reflect what you do. Other then that this is a great course. I would surely play it again.
10 by Jong - 06/22/2015
Tee to green course was in great shape. McKay 9 was aerated (discounted rate) which made putting tough, but other than that the course was fantastic. Greens on other nine rolled fast and true. One of my favorite courses to play.
8 by John - 05/30/2015
Great time
9 by Lenuk - 05/30/2015
Thank you!
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