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Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Thistle Golf Club

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1815 Olde Thistle Downs Dr SW
Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4829, US

Thistle Golf Club is a high-end 27-hole facility on the Grand Strand. Thistle takes its name from the ca.-1800s Scottish golf society of the same name and likewise, Tim Cate's course design intentionally echoes a Scottish links feel, with surrounding hillsides covered in heather and wild flowers.

At least three teaching professionals are available at this facility, includes 18-year LPGA tour player Marlene Floyd, sister of PGA Tour star Raymond Floyd. She hosts a "For Women Only Golf School" several times each year.

Rates range between $55 and $120 depending on the season and time of day.

Course Details
Greens Fees (including cart):
   Weekday:$100 - $124
   Weekend:$100 - $124
Guest Policy:open
Dress Code:Collared Shirt (No Denim)
Season Start:Year-round, weather permitting
Reserved Tee Times:Phone
Pro Shop :yes
Driving Range:Grass hitting surface

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  brianmk24 - 5/23/14
Beautiful course, immaculately maintained, and the staff is awesome. I hope we play here every trip to Myrtle Beach.
  billiedel - 9/30/13
Course in great condition and really scenic! Clubhouse looks like a Scottish castle. Staff very courteous. Few homes along the courses. Play it!!
  Snider13 - 6/22/13
I try to play Thistle at least once/year, more often if I can find a way. The course is challenging but not punishing, i.e. very fair. the staff is always courteous, and the facility spectacular. I think they use a 12 minute interval so you almost always feel that you're the only ones on the course. It is always a relaxing round.
  dalebult1 - 7/4/12
Very Nice Course; played Mackay and Stewart; loved the holes and greens were in great shape. Would love to play Cameron next time I am in the area. Front Desk recommended the Boundary Restaurant in Calabash for dinner; was fabulous.
  cleejr123 - 6/27/12
One of the best courses I played this year.
  KWJenkins - 5/29/12
Great 27 hole facility that is obviously 1st class from the time you pull up. Great golf, fair price, great staff...very nice and cant wait to go back!
  EricD24 - 4/24/12
This course has an amazing layout and a lot of character. Each hole is really nice. We were surprised that the fairways were still just turning green in mid-April. We were expecting the fairways to be plush and green. A few more weeks and it should be perfect. One of the nicest and coolest clubhouses you will ever see. They had the price at $45 the day we played and I assume it was because the course still wasn't in perfect condition.
  Quinn2277 - 4/23/12
Very nice course. It was a little dry when we played but overall in great condition. Very nice staff and pace of play was very good.
  wbaiii47 - 4/13/12
In my opinion this is not up to the Myrtle Beach experience.
  beverly4038 - 3/18/12
Great course
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Best Scores
Best Score: 49*
Cameron x2 / White

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Score Golfer Date
31* twk7356 5/1/13
33* PGAProPat 6/23/14
35* larrycloninger 7/1/15
32* JShartzer 2/27/14
32* Buck man 11/21/12
32* donhol4653 3/17/15
33* snake2872 7/4/15
*9-holes played
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