Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Thistle Golf Club
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1815 Olde Thistle Downs Dr SW
Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4829
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.
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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
Best Score: 49*
Cameron x2 / White
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