Thistle Golf Course

  • 1815 Olde Thistle Club Rd. Sunset Beach, NC 28468
  • 1-800-571-6710
  • Designer: Tim Cate
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Slope: 136
  • Yardage: 7,004 from Championship Tees

Excellence. Pride. Tradition. These are the hallmarks of this award winning golf community. Named after the prestigious Thistle Club in Leith, Scotland, Thistle Golf Club in Sunset Beach, N.C., is just a short drive up the coast from Myrtle Beach. Offering one the most beautiful yet challenging 27- hole layouts on the Grand Stand. At Thistle Golf Club, the attention to detail is evident throughout – from the design and condition of the course, the grand clubhouse, to the attentive service you receive from the moment you arrive.

The clubhouse interior boasts many antiquities salvaged from Old World European buildings and classically paired with the best in modern conveniences. With an interior of high exposed-beam ceilings, the imported Scottish bar to the amazing displays of historic documents and golf collect-ibles, including antiques from Europe and golf artifacts from the British Isle, you will feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the early 1800’s. The Thistle Clubhouse is a crown jewel and is unsurpassed in the region.

Thistle Golf Club truly offers a genuine Old World atmosphere. Thistle Golf Club has been created with a passion and respect for the game and the people who play it.
The creation of Thistle Golf Club began with a beautiful piece of land and a talented course designer, Tim Cate. The skillful blending of natural elevation changes and wetlands with carefully carved bunkers and large greens is visually stunning. This 27-hole links style golf course features rolling fairways, stacked-sod bunkers, and flawless TifEagle Bermuda greens, which was recently awarded 4 ½ stars by golf Digest, and ranks among the top 5 courses in the Carolinas.

Thistle is a luxury gated community, where custom designed homes offer unobstructed views of rolling fairways, shimmering lakes and acres of wildflowers.
This course is one you will not want to miss.

The course features three nines – The MacKay, The Cameron and The Stewart. All three nines present expansive vistas with wide fairways and generous green complexes. The openness provides ample room off the tee and invites the prevailing ocean breeze. Stacked sod bunkers and the surrounding vegetation create strong resemblances to the great links courses of Scotland.

*Voted #1 Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, 2014
*Voted #11 in US, 2014
*Voted #1 Clubhouse in Myrtle Beach, 2013 and 2014
*Voted #9 Golf Course in North Carolina, 2015

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