Thistle Golf Club

1815 Olde Thistle Downs Dr, Sunset Beach, 28468     (800) 571-6710
 4.5
Average rating based on 945 reviews
Need to know

Here's the details you need to play this golf course:

EARLY A.M.
$91
7 to 7:59 a.m.
AFTERNOON
$91
Noon to 3:29 p.m.
MORNING
$91
8 to 11:59 a.m.
EVENING
$91
3:30 to 6p.m.
MORE INFO
(800) 571-6710

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DESCRIPTION
About Thistle Golf Club

Open since 1999, Thistle Golf Club in Sunset Beach, N.C., has ranked among the “Top 100 Fairways in America” by Golf For Women Magazine and earned 4 stars from Golf Digest's “Places to Play.” Thistle features generous fairways, immaculately manicured greens and exceptional service making it a favorite among Myrtle Beach-area golfers.


This favorited course features 27 holes split between the Cameron, the Mackay, and the Stewart. Each 9-hole set contains 6 different tees to suit the needs of golfers of any skill level.


On top of 27 awesome holes, the Thistle Club also offers a driving range for golfers to work on their drives. The driving range has stations for stretching, a large putting green, and a chipping area complete with a sandtrap.


Formerly, the Thistle Club used bentgrass for their greens, but as it proved to be difficult to maintain in the Carolina heat, the decision was made to recently renovate each 9 to TifEagle Bermuda greens which will be far more resilient to the Sunset Beach climate.


Of course, a notable characteristic of the Thistle Club is the clubhouse. This beautiful structure was built from the muse of an old traditional Thistle Club in Leith, Scotland, that was constructed in the early 1800’s. Using materials that one would find in a building from that time period, the Thistle Clubhouse is considered a “crown jewel” that is untouched by any other clubhouse in the region.


Besides beautiful décor and rich history, the clubhouse also boasts an authentic Scottish inspired pub called the Pot Bunker Pub. Here, golfers can enjoy a meal, or just kick back and have a beer or glass of wine.  Other indoor facilities include Leith’s Lounge, the Hickory Hall Private Dining Room, and a boardroom for work or social gatherings.

AT AT GLANCE
Course Details
  • Par: 72
  • Slope: 136
  • Yardage: 6,997
  • # of Holes: 27
  • Designed By: Tim Cate
  • Year Opened: 1999
  • Greens: Bermuda
  • Type of Course: Public
  • Accepts singles?No
  • Kids play free?No
USER REVIEWS

Thistle Golf Club Player Ratings

Overall rating based on 945 reviews. Currently showing the last 20 player reviews from Myrtle Beach Golf Insider:

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OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

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    5
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    5
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    4.5
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    5
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    5
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    5
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OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Loved the course. Would like to see more signage at the tee for the hole layout so I don't hit blind shots. Staff was awesome."

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    5
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    5
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    5
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    5
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 4.5

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 4.5

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 5

"very nice course, excellent staff, very helpful."

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    5
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    5
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 5

"Great time."

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    5
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OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Great shape for winter!"

  • Tees:
    5
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    4.5
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    5
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OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Love the course and the facility. Staff is professional and courteous, thanks."

  • Tees:
    5
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    4.5
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    5
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    5
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 5

"One of my favorite courses in MB area(or anywhere)."

  • Tees:
    5
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    5
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    5
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    5
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    5
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OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Well laid out courses. Only request is better drop area signage. I had a great time."

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    4.5
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OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Always the highlight of our Myrtle Trip. Outstanding venue & service."

  • Tees:
    5
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    4.5
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    5
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    5
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 5

"First time playing, loved it. Will come back when I'm in the area."

  • Tees:
    5
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    5
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    5
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    5
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 5

"Excellent conditions, friendly staff."

  • Tees:
    5
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    5
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    5
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    5
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OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Staff is excellent, courses in excellent condition."

  • Tees:
    5
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    4.5
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    5
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    5
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OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"We always enjoy our time at Thistle. Well run operation and great golf course. Conditions always above Myrtle Beach average."

  • Tees:
    5
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    4.5
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 4.5

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 5

"This course is wonderful. I am so glad that I joined the Hickory Stick Ladies Club."

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 4.5

"Excellent course."

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 4.5

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  • Tees:
    4.5
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    5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    4.5
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OVERALL SCORE
 5

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    5
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