Thistle Golf Club
Thistle Golf Club in Sunset Beach, NC has quickly become one of the region’s finest courses, with 27 magnificent holes and extensive renovations including; Old World architecture, abundant landscape and wildlife surround the lakes, bridges and private homes, and a new clubhouse with an authentic Scottish pub that is sure to attract any golfer. Awarded 4.5 stars by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” guide, the overall experience – from 12-minute tee times that put you on each hole by yourself, to flawless Bentgrass greens – is one that should not be overlooked.
The signature hole on the South course at Thistle – No. 9, a 177-yard par 3 – really shows its links style with a green that sits above a giant mound with two deep pot bunkers in the front. Along the front and right side of the hole is a large pond that will surely rack some nerves, and the tee shot is uphill and typically against the wind. Thistle Golf Club director Dan Oschmann notes that “Normally I am not a fan of par threes as finishing holes, but I think this is one can hold its own with any of them … I would go so far as to say it will become one of the most famous holes in Myrtle Beach.”
Thistle Golf Club Course Course Reviews
CarlDate Played: 11/07/2019
Excellent. Great conditions. Play was slow and finished 18 in near dark conditions after teeing off at 1pm and finishing at 545pm.
JDDate Played: 09/23/2019
I played the Thistle Golf Club on 9/23/2019 – And after playing almost every course on the Grand Strand, Thistle Golf Club is one of my top 5 favorite courses. The new Bermuda greens were awesome, quick and rolling pure. The course had appropriate length tees for our varied indexes. The whole course was very lush and due to the spongy rough, where off center hits did not sink to the bottom, I always had an acceptable lie. The entire staff was very gracious and afterward lunch there was splendid. I can’t wait to play there again.
AllanDate Played: 01/15/2019
I thought the course was over rated. I would rate it a 4/5 experience, nice enough but not as good as the Barefoot courses or River Club
ArthurDate Played: 08/25/2018
JeffDate Played: 03/21/2017
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.
BobDate Played: 03/21/2017
GregDate Played: 03/21/2017
SteveDate Played: 03/21/2017
very nice course, excellent staff, very helpful.
MattDate Played: 03/21/2017
Great shape for winter!
JeffDate Played: 03/18/2017
Well laid out courses. Only request is better drop area signage. I had a great time.
RonDate Played: 03/18/2017
Staff is excellent, courses in excellent condition.
RickDate Played: 03/18/2017
We always enjoy our time at Thistle. Well run operation and great golf course. Conditions always above Myrtle Beach average.
AndyDate Played: 03/18/2017
First time playing, loved it. Will come back when I'm in the area.
MichaelDate Played: 03/18/2017
One of my favorite courses in MB area(or anywhere).
RobDate Played: 03/18/2017
Excellent conditions, friendly staff.
JimDate Played: 03/18/2017
Love the course and the facility. Staff is professional and courteous, thanks.
RobDate Played: 03/18/2017
Always the highlight of our Myrtle Trip. Outstanding venue & service.
CynthiaDate Played: 03/09/2017
This course is wonderful. I am so glad that I joined the Hickory Stick Ladies Club.
GaryDate Played: 03/09/2017
Loved all of it!
JamesDate Played: 03/09/2017
SteveDate Played: 01/26/2017
Professional staff, friendly, courteous. The course was challenging. The traps, great shape. Fairways and tee boxes, great shape.
HarryDate Played: 01/26/2017
Best Course in the area. Great bargain!
LarryDate Played: 01/20/2017
Thistle is always in excellent condition and the staff is truly professional.
KennthDate Played: 01/20/2017
Everyone from when the bags are dropped to the pro shop and pub was very courteous and helpful. Would come back again and recommend to my friends.
DavidDate Played: 01/14/2017
A great pleasure. 27 holes in January? Go figure.
MikeDate Played: 01/14/2017
Best greens in NC.
CharlieDate Played: 01/14/2017
ALWAYS the best place to play.
FrankDate Played: 01/12/2017
Exceptionally kept course- traps superb. Always a great experience!!
RickDate Played: 01/06/2017
Appreciate the courteous customer service.
BryanDate Played: 01/06/2017
Always top-notch staff & course!
PatrickDate Played: 01/06/2017
Great staff! Very professional and accommodating!
RobertDate Played: 01/06/2017
Country club experience!
E.M.Date Played: 01/06/2017
Great place to play golf.
MatthewDate Played: 01/06/2017
Great track. Can't wait to come back.
DennyDate Played: 01/06/2017
PasqualeDate Played: 01/06/2017
Excellent. Love being a part of the Hickory Stick Loyalty Club.
BobDate Played: 01/06/2017
Best course on the strand.
RobDate Played: 01/06/2017
Thank you. Great course.
DrewDate Played: 01/06/2017
Suzanne was awesome!
JackDate Played: 11/18/2016
Exceptional Facilities Appreciate the attention to habitat conservation. Golf course is beautifully laid out. staff is great and the construction buildings are awesome. A great place to play. Can't think of anything negative.
PaulDate Played: 11/18/2016
This is a great golf experience from the time you enter to the time you leave. This is a wow experience.
DannyDate Played: 11/18/2016
Wish it hadn't rained. Nice course would play again
AndyDate Played: 11/18/2016
Best course in Myrtle. Loved it.
CindyDate Played: 11/18/2016
LenDate Played: 11/18/2016
Superb all around!
D.Date Played: 11/18/2016
SteveDate Played: 11/18/2016
Loved everything about my experience at Thistle.
TimmothyDate Played: 11/18/2016
I met Rod from the pro shop, what a great guy, lucky to have him on your staff. Thank you!!
MikeDate Played: 11/18/2016
Best course we've played. We've come to Myrtle Beach for about 17 years and Thistle is by far our favorite.
MarilynDate Played: 11/18/2016
Amazing as always!
JohnDate Played: 11/18/2016
WayneDate Played: 11/18/2016
Loved this course
BrianDate Played: 11/18/2016
Beautiful course, very well maintained, with a helpful staff.
DaveDate Played: 11/18/2016
Great Track, great staff.
EdDate Played: 11/18/2016
course is always great
MartenDate Played: 11/18/2016
The nicest golf course we have played in 21 years.
JoeDate Played: 11/18/2016
KenDate Played: 11/18/2016
Awesome golf course, staff, and facility. Would rate greens 11 if I could.
ClydeDate Played: 11/18/2016
ByronDate Played: 09/28/2016
RichDate Played: 09/28/2016
My first time golfing in North Carolina was exceptional!
StephenDate Played: 09/28/2016
Very nice touch with the bagpipes. From VA, very nice course to play.
PhilDate Played: 09/28/2016
Excellent course. Fair and fun. Thank you.
PaulDate Played: 09/28/2016
Great course, great condition, great staff
JimDate Played: 09/28/2016
Lots of fun Tks
JamesDate Played: 09/28/2016
Loved the courses.
JackieDate Played: 09/28/2016
Beautiful lakes and wildflowers. Love this course but donated a few balls today.
BennieDate Played: 09/28/2016
Brush overhanging cart paths.
SteveDate Played: 09/28/2016
Have played here annually on the Brunswick 1st Tee Card. Always a treat
MichaelDate Played: 09/28/2016
Love this place!
ThomasDate Played: 09/28/2016
JoeDate Played: 09/28/2016
Played w/ my wife here. She loved the course. Also my favorite course in NC.
GerryDate Played: 09/28/2016
StentonDate Played: 09/28/2016
1st time in World Am, loved everything from bagpipes played to greet us to golf channel on in the bathroom and linen hand towels. Awesome. Played lousy, but enjoyed it nonetheless.
StevenDate Played: 09/28/2016
Course in great shape. Plenty of Water. Will recommend to family and friends.
MikeDate Played: 09/28/2016
Thank you for a great day of golf. I'll be back.
DavidDate Played: 09/28/2016
JohnDate Played: 09/28/2016
ArlonDate Played: 09/28/2016
Fun and fair.
CraigDate Played: 09/28/2016
First time here. Already planning second trip. Tks
DennyDate Played: 09/28/2016
Played in rain so difficult to tell fairway conditions.
VicDate Played: 09/28/2016
Really well kept. Great condition.
BillDate Played: 09/28/2016
Great course and great service. Makes me feel like a golfer.
DanDate Played: 09/28/2016
Best course we played.
BobDate Played: 09/28/2016
Great facility. Played bad but enjoyed it.
BlakeDate Played: 09/28/2016
Greens too fast
TomDate Played: 09/28/2016
Like the bagpipe.
DonDate Played: 09/28/2016
RobertDate Played: 09/28/2016
ChrisDate Played: 09/28/2016
Great course. Well worth the drive from Wilmington
GeneDate Played: 09/28/2016
In my 28 yrs in the World Am, this is about the finest course I've played combined with the entire staff and facility. Thanks for a great day.
BrianDate Played: 09/28/2016
This is hands down the friendliest and best maintained facility in all the Carolinas. I will always come back
BoibDate Played: 09/28/2016
Should have closed the dome!
TracyDate Played: 09/28/2016
Great course, service but greens might be too fast
HalDate Played: 09/28/2016
DarynDate Played: 09/28/2016
1st time playing and would love to come back
D.Date Played: 09/28/2016
4 stars. Tons of fun.
CalDate Played: 09/28/2016
2nd time playing and course has been excellent both times.
TerryDate Played: 09/28/2016
TarasDate Played: 09/28/2016
Fastest greens ever played!!! Love the course though - wish I lived here.
NoahDate Played: 09/28/2016
I have been coming here since 2014 and was always in great shape
GaryDate Played: 09/28/2016
RolandDate Played: 09/21/2016
add a closest to the pin challenge
JerryDate Played: 09/21/2016
awesome course and clubhouse
DavidDate Played: 09/20/2016
ChrisDate Played: 09/20/2016
Lovely day with lovely 4some
MichaelDate Played: 09/20/2016
MicheleDate Played: 09/20/2016
absolutely beautiful course, nice staff. Thank you.
MaggieDate Played: 09/20/2016
Great day and great tournament. Staff is very friendly. Love the course.
RayDate Played: 09/20/2016
great place, love it.
DebbyDate Played: 09/20/2016
LemarkDate Played: 09/20/2016
great deal. Love this place.
FredDate Played: 09/20/2016
Best place on the strand. Has been from the very start
ArtDate Played: 09/20/2016
Worth every penny!!
BrendaDate Played: 09/20/2016
Everything was exceptional.
JackDate Played: 09/20/2016
best course in area. Beautiful
VaughnDate Played: 09/20/2016
Be back again.
MauriceDate Played: 09/20/2016
Great course and layout
KarenDate Played: 09/20/2016
We love it here.
TomDate Played: 09/20/2016
Great course and great staff. Very enjoyable event.
KaytmazDate Played: 09/20/2016
We have been playing last 6 days, different golf clubs. This is the best shape of greens, fairways, and tees out of all we played.
BlairDate Played: 09/20/2016
Great course and clubhouse
KayDate Played: 08/25/2016
We kept reading reviews and hearing how pristine The Thistle Golf Club was. Many local golf publications have this the highest rated course in Myrtle Beach. Today we had the privilege to see what all the hype was about. The course backed its reputation and demonstrated why it's earned all the accolades it has. One of the things that stuck out the most was that before the round, two separate employees encouraged us to putt a few balls, as the greens were rolling just shy of 12 on the stimpmeter. The fact that these staff members not only knew, but seemed proud of the stimp readings, I knew we were in to be blown away. Even though our scores did not reflect it, our whole group felt like tour professionals. The course conditions, the overall ambience of the clubhouse, the level of expertise and knowledge of the staff, and just the whole package blew us away. When we left we told the bag associate this was the nicest course we had played. He joked with us and said to get any nicer in the southeast, you would have to head to Augusta. He is probably pretty accurate in his joke. This course will leave you in awe. I can not wait to play it again.
PhilipDate Played: 07/30/2016
Big challenging greens. Open fairways. An all around beautiful course. A must play when visiting the area.
JoeDate Played: 07/26/2016
Jean-MarieDate Played: 07/26/2016
BenDate Played: 07/26/2016
Great course! Fair layout but challenging
JJDate Played: 07/26/2016
Awesome! Thank you.
RobertDate Played: 07/26/2016
ZachDate Played: 07/26/2016
Great experience. From Florida and this is as good as anything we have played.
KenDate Played: 07/26/2016
JadeDate Played: 07/26/2016
Best course in MB area!
DougDate Played: 07/26/2016
Great course, well maintained, staff courteous.
JohnDate Played: 07/26/2016
AaronDate Played: 07/26/2016
Everything was awesome!!!
RickDate Played: 07/26/2016
Was in great condition for this time of year
EdDate Played: 07/22/2016
BrianDate Played: 07/22/2016
Great course, will be back in September to play!
SteveDate Played: 07/22/2016
1st time in this tourney. Great place & atmosphere
TimDate Played: 07/22/2016
Best course I've every played in Myrtle Beach
CoryDate Played: 07/22/2016
Excellent property and well maintained. Your staff is exceptional.
JeffDate Played: 07/22/2016
Best place to play in the Father Son
JimmyDate Played: 07/22/2016
ChrisDate Played: 07/22/2016
JayDate Played: 07/22/2016
Tees set up well. Course is fun and good looking. Staff attentive.
DaveDate Played: 07/13/2016
Great day on a great course. Staff was friendly everywhere, fairways were like carpet, and the greens are the best we've played including Barefoot
RandyDate Played: 07/13/2016
Staff is great. Keep up the good work!
TimDate Played: 07/13/2016
Play in the Tuesday shootout game, course in great shape and came back to play again
PaulDate Played: 07/13/2016
The 2 members (John & Len) I played with today were the most remarkable members of any club I had the pleasure of playing with. This is a great club to play golf at.
JonDate Played: 07/13/2016
Great Course! The best!
JohnDate Played: 07/13/2016
Always a great experience to play here
DonDate Played: 07/13/2016
Love the greens
AaronDate Played: 07/13/2016
Of all the courses we played, this is the best!
MikeDate Played: 07/13/2016
Thistle is everything everyone said it would be. Top notch from the bag drop to the 18th. Great condition. Greens rolled perfect, fairways were immaculate! Will definitely spread the word!!
JoshuaDate Played: 07/13/2016
Best course I've played. Would rate the staff higher if I could!
DaleDate Played: 07/13/2016
Nicest course I've played.
JordanDate Played: 07/13/2016
Beautiful quality practice ranges and putting green!
TomDate Played: 07/13/2016
Best course in Myrtle Beach area!
VinceDate Played: 07/13/2016
Very good conditions
GeoffDate Played: 07/13/2016
Best course I've had the pleasure of playing. Would've ranked the greens, tees, and fairways higher but the scale only goes to 10!
SteveDate Played: 07/13/2016
BruceDate Played: 07/13/2016
BryonDate Played: 07/13/2016
Room for improvement on golf course. Always want to improve! I'm from Pinehurst,NC. Enjoyed your course.
CharliDate Played: 07/13/2016
CameronDate Played: 07/13/2016
Best kept course I play!!!
EllieDate Played: 05/17/2016
Love this course!
BobDate Played: 05/17/2016
Great! Best place we played
GaryDate Played: 05/17/2016
Always a pleasure to play
ElaineDate Played: 05/17/2016
SteveDate Played: 05/17/2016
BillDate Played: 05/17/2016
Great course. Tough, challenging but fair
DaveDate Played: 05/17/2016
Great experience door to door
MikeDate Played: 05/17/2016
JimDate Played: 05/17/2016
Always great to come back to Thistle. A first class operation.
RandyDate Played: 05/17/2016
GeorgeDate Played: 05/17/2016
David`Date Played: 05/15/2016
The Thistle is an exceptional golf course and wins my vote as the best in the area. They have transitioned perfectly to bermuda greens, which are in excellent shape and have good, if not lightning, speed as of the date of this review. All three nines are good, with Stewart (for me) being my least favorite. Although new management has compressed the tee time range, and the bargains offered through golf cards have increased significantly the number of rounds, they have managed very well to keep up the standard of excellence that was previously their hallmark. You should not miss this course.
SpikeDate Played: 04/26/2016
Absolutely great place to play! The course is challenging without being unfair or overly penal. Generous landing areas, immaculate greens, terrific scenery and professional and friendly staff. Treat yourself to a memorable and enjoyable experience!
DaveDate Played: 04/17/2016
I look forward to golfing Thistle every year on our annual trip!!
KenDate Played: 04/17/2016
Very professional staff, friendly and courteous, course is first class!!!
ChadDate Played: 04/17/2016
Pristine golf course. Best in the area!!!
EdwardDate Played: 04/17/2016
MikeDate Played: 04/17/2016
You guys are great!!!
LizDate Played: 04/17/2016
We don't use the pub, but everything else is super!!!
VinceDate Played: 04/17/2016
Great course really enjoyed day.
EricDate Played: 04/17/2016
The course was, far and away, the best I've played in NC & SC. Compared to others the conditions were amazing. Will definitely be back!!!
JeffDate Played: 04/17/2016
Love the course. All exceptional. 4th time this year.
SarahDate Played: 04/17/2016
Great weekend, great service
PauletteDate Played: 04/17/2016
Beautiful well kept course
ChaputDate Played: 04/17/2016
Great shade for the time of the year
TedDate Played: 04/17/2016
A rare treat! I want to live here!
LarryDate Played: 04/17/2016
Great Golf Course. Had a wonderful time.
JeffreyDate Played: 04/17/2016
Simply the best ! :-)
JohnhDate Played: 04/17/2016
Excellent Course. Best in Brunswick County and environs.
PaunDate Played: 04/17/2016
Keep up good work
GaryDate Played: 04/17/2016
One of the top 5-6 courses I've ever played! Thanks
LinwoodDate Played: 04/13/2016
This is one of my favorites, so I played it on my birthday.
JoeDate Played: 03/28/2016
DickDate Played: 03/28/2016
Best conditioned course in entire area
BrianDate Played: 03/28/2016
Excellent course. Very pretty course, especially the greens were in great shape.
PegDate Played: 03/28/2016
You have a great course! Who could ask for anything more! Except - 1st year loved free balls on the driving range. This year - nope. Bring it back and we will have a heavenly experience!
PegDate Played: 03/28/2016
We liked it.
JohnDate Played: 03/28/2016
By far best course I have ever played!!!
LarryDate Played: 03/28/2016
Been playing here for over 4 years and by far staff, pub, and course is even better now, which is hard to believe it could get any better!
BobDate Played: 03/28/2016
Great spring conditions
NormaDate Played: 03/28/2016
Love this course - we'll play again
LeeDate Played: 03/28/2016
Loved it play again for sure
AndrewDate Played: 03/28/2016
Great Course. Great Staff.
TedDate Played: 03/26/2016
StephenDate Played: 03/26/2016
JimDate Played: 03/26/2016
Great course & people.
DaveDate Played: 03/26/2016
Course in great shape. Even though I live in Brunswick Plantation, always enjoy playing here. Facility very classy.
PegDate Played: 03/26/2016
Great shape - Very nice course
SusanDate Played: 03/26/2016
The course is in great shape. We feel very welcome here. Everyone is always so nice. Thank You!!
DonnaDate Played: 03/26/2016
DennyDate Played: 03/26/2016
Always our favorite
RobertDate Played: 03/26/2016
Best course I have played in North Carolina.
MartinDate Played: 03/26/2016
First time had fun, great course.
RichDate Played: 03/26/2016
Thistle is hands down one of the best golf clubs I've ever experienced in my 9 years of golf. Thank you.
ConnieDate Played: 03/26/2016
Pleasant staff who accommodated our needs. Beautiful course. Interesting holes. A great experience!
GaryDate Played: 03/26/2016
ClaireDate Played: 03/26/2016
Great Course. LOVED IT!!!
CindyDate Played: 03/26/2016
Great course - would love to come back on a warmer day.
RayDate Played: 03/26/2016
Haven't played better greens! Including Pebble Beach!!! Thanks, great course. Will be back!!
NeilDate Played: 03/26/2016
Played 111 courses in Carolina. Thistle is in my top 5.
JerryDate Played: 03/26/2016
Very friendly and accommodating! Great layout!!!
KenDate Played: 03/26/2016
Great facility in every aspect. Excellent staff, very professional and friendly. Golf course is super!!
DennisDate Played: 03/26/2016
Always enjoy the Thistle, only thing not getting a 10 is the wind.
RickDate Played: 03/26/2016
Great experience! Played all 27 today & really enjoyed the course. Very well maintained!!!
TrenaDate Played: 03/26/2016
Love it here!!! Unbelievable!!!
JohnDate Played: 03/26/2016
Always a pleasure playing at Thistle.
TimDate Played: 03/26/2016
I LOVE THISTLE!!! I played Pinehurst NC this week and your course rivals #2!! Thank you!!!
W.Date Played: 03/23/2016
Best conditions for any course in the Myrtle Beach area.
BrendanDate Played: 03/14/2016
Hey guys I'm from Myrtle Beach and played my first round of many more today at Thistle. Just wanted to share my experience with the staff and management. First off thanks for the local rate with free 9 hole replay. First timer and I loved the course. The layout is awesome as well as course conditions. Challenging but rewarding. Hats off to the amazing staff. Everyone from bag drop, pro shop, starter, ranger, bartender, beverage cart. They all appeared to love their job and it reflected in their excellent customer service. Hard to find these days. Very organized and friendly made for a great experience. I actually have never written a review for a golf course in my life. But After playing 27 at Thistle I feel i need to give credit where credit is due . Thanks to all for everything .
RobDate Played: 03/08/2016
Great experience. Everyone is on their game and the course is in great shape
LanceDate Played: 03/08/2016
I grade hard. With as many players as there were today, it was understandable that the level of service was at 9.5.
KerryDate Played: 03/08/2016
We really had a good time.
JimDate Played: 03/08/2016
Had a great time!
BobDate Played: 03/08/2016
Always a great experience .
JulieDate Played: 03/08/2016
My favorite course. Always perfect
BillDate Played: 03/08/2016
Always enjoy playing here
TomDate Played: 03/08/2016
Had a great experience
TerryDate Played: 03/08/2016
RichDate Played: 03/08/2016
Love the course, great shape
SusanDate Played: 03/08/2016
no cart path only, 10!
LarryDate Played: 03/08/2016
Very good course and pleasant
MDate Played: 03/08/2016
Fun, fun, fun!
RayDate Played: 03/08/2016
An enjoyable and challenging experience
EllieDate Played: 03/08/2016
Good time - good shape
PaulDate Played: 03/08/2016
Best course in M.B.
RichardDate Played: 03/08/2016
Thoroughly enjoyed the course, conditions are magnificent.
GaryDate Played: 03/08/2016
JimDate Played: 03/08/2016
Thanks for having me!
RDate Played: 03/08/2016
Great Course- lots of fun
LindaDate Played: 03/08/2016
Course well done
DianaDate Played: 03/08/2016
Lovely, Thank you!
DavidDate Played: 03/08/2016
MarkDate Played: 03/08/2016
Greens are in great shape!
RickDate Played: 03/08/2016
Nice course- a little chilly to start but warmed up nicely
MichaelDate Played: 03/08/2016
Great Course, fun tournament.
WalterDate Played: 03/08/2016
RukDate Played: 03/08/2016
very enjoyable and scenic course with some good challenges.
AlanDate Played: 03/08/2016
Great course and great staff too
PamDate Played: 03/08/2016
Thank you Thistle for the kindness and support you show the Dragons!
NeilDate Played: 03/08/2016
Ive played all the course in the Carolina's and the Thistle is by far one of the best!
RonDate Played: 03/08/2016
Played with the dragons, everything was great!
MattDate Played: 03/08/2016
As always it was a pleasure to play here
AlDate Played: 03/08/2016
Always a pleasure playing here- course in great condition and staff is super!
ScottDate Played: 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.
PaulDate Played: 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.
PaulDate Played: 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.
JerryDate Played: 05/30/2015
Great place to enjoy a round of golf. I tell everyone to play here.
TomDate Played: 05/30/2015
Top 10 course to play in South Carolina plus layout is great! Told a lot of people to play here as far back as 10 years ago
MikeDate Played: 05/30/2015
Great day. Well done.
RogerDate Played: 05/30/2015
Proud to be a hickory stick member
RichDate Played: 05/30/2015
Phenomenal. Haven't played a better course!
DonaldDate Played: 05/30/2015
Great golf course!
EdwardDate Played: 05/30/2015
Great shape tourin, was really run well, golf went at a steady pace will come back soon.
MacDate Played: 05/30/2015
Great shape! Keep up the good work.
BobDate Played: 05/30/2015
MarcusDate Played: 05/30/2015
Bacon egg & cheese was awesome!! and so is Doc!
CurtisDate Played: 05/30/2015
great course, friendly staff
TomDate Played: 05/29/2015
Course is in good shape
HermineDate Played: 05/29/2015
Enjoy being a member here
ReeceDate Played: 05/29/2015
Best on the strand
ToniDate Played: 05/29/2015
LisaDate Played: 05/29/2015
Everyone is always nice at Thistle
BethDate Played: 05/29/2015
Great experience - beautiful course! well-run
WilliamDate Played: 05/29/2015
Beautiful property, couldn't ask for a better day!
EdDate Played: 05/29/2015
Always a pleasure here staff and course
EileenDate Played: 05/29/2015
Never a bad experience here
RayDate Played: 05/29/2015
Love the course... best in the area
SamDate Played: 05/29/2015
Lots of fun today! Great golf course
GaryDate Played: 05/29/2015
Greens are outstanding
JackieDate Played: 05/29/2015
Good course, will be back
RandyDate Played: 05/29/2015
Narcy, Bob, & Doc were great.
AnnetteDate Played: 05/29/2015
Spectacular Course!! Spectacular staff!! Truly a great place to be!!
DeeDate Played: 05/29/2015
Friendly, Helpful staff. Bag guys are great
SteveDate Played: 05/29/2015
Everyone was kind and courteous. Course was in great shape.
TomDate Played: 05/28/2015
Course is in great shape.
B.G.Date Played: 05/27/2015
Course in great shape. Had a great time.
JeromeDate Played: 05/27/2015
What a great time. Thanks great support team.
JimDate Played: 05/27/2015
Great golf experience.
BradDate Played: 05/27/2015
Enjoyed playing here very much. It has been several years but will be back.
GeorteDate Played: 05/27/2015
Thanks for a great time.
JudyDate Played: 05/27/2015
Golf course in really good shape. Cart paths good.
GwemDate Played: 05/27/2015
Wonderful tournament. Thanks.
JamesDate Played: 05/27/2015
Great course, nice challenge. First time playing here, will return to play again.
BillDate Played: 05/27/2015
Great Layout. Tough Pin Placements. Paul St Pierre and Rich Biancardi great people
BruceDate Played: 05/27/2015
Great staff, great course and wonderful experience.
GregDate Played: 05/26/2015
Great experience, love the course staff was great.
ArnoldDate Played: 05/24/2015
DaveDate Played: 05/23/2015
Very nice facility.
DanDate Played: 05/22/2015
The staff is great always friendly and very helpful.
RonDate Played: 05/22/2015
Course is in superb condition. Staff is always very friendly and knowledgeable.
BillyDate Played: 05/21/2015
Beautiful course. Great staff.
MarkDate Played: 05/21/2015
Great course. Will return soon.
JohnDate Played: 05/20/2015
Very good course, will play again.
TonyDate Played: 04/21/2015
Everything at Thistle was top notch. Challenging and a must play course.
TimothyDate Played: 03/17/2015
Absolute chaos at the drop area. 3 nine holes course and total confusion. Our tee time got pushed back for 20 minutes for no reason other than they were building groups on the fly. I was quite upset that you make a tee time and other people who show up get paired and out the go ahead of you. As for the course, we played Stewart which is a good layout and in nice shape but when we finished that nine and went to the McKay course it was the opposite as far as maintenance goes. Painted greens with very little grass to putt on. They were extremely fast and chewed up. The overall layout is okay but with bad greens it was disappointing. Overall it was only OKAY and I expected more. I always try to give an honest review and this is the best I can do evaluating this course. Not really worth the trip up from the south end of the Grand Strand.
ChuckDate Played: 02/18/2015
Great day on the links! Josh and Narcy made our day perfect! Thanks again!
DaveDate Played: 02/13/2015
Exceptional course in excellent shape.
WilliamDate Played: 01/27/2015
Great layout and staff. This was one fun day in December. Beautiful weather set the stage for a great round of golf with friends. Staff was very pleasant to us and made us feel really welcome even though they were busy as usual.
TomDate Played: 01/27/2015
My experience that day was more staff oriented than course. Sue Dillman was working the pro shop checking us in. There was a price discrepancy between us and Sue was not able to verify what we had been told 2 days before golf. She was very professional even though she was uncertain that what we said was correct. In the end she made a decision, discussed it with the head Pro and all was settled. We appreciated that. The course itself is always kept in pristine condition. With all the water we have had that is no simple feat. We enjoy the Thistle and always are treated very well there. A real professional group of people.
MikeDate Played: 01/27/2015
What a beautiful golf course. This is one of my favorites. The staff is wonderful you will be treated like a special guest. Please stop in the club house and have a beer its a beautiful place. You will love it here.
JamesDate Played: 01/26/2015
This is one of the best golf courses in NC and SC the greens and the fairways are just beautiful. You cannot go wrong playing this golf course. And when you are done with your round please make it a point to go into the clubhouse its what every clubhouse should look like. The food was excellent and the staff is wonderful you wont be dissappointed.
ToniDate Played: 01/22/2015
Thistle is one of my favorite courses to play. It's lady friendly but definitely presents a fair challenge and I always enjoy the beautiful natural landscaping. We've had a lot of rain recently in the area, but the course drains pretty well and it's in great shape! The food in the grill is excellent and Narcy makes you feel at home!
BillDate Played: 01/20/2015
Great golf course. A little squishy today from all the rain but still 90 degrees for carts. Beautiful layout with no houses right on the holes. Clubhouse is fantastic and staff is great. In process of converting the greens so some difference between the 9's - but will be finished this year.
GeorgeDate Played: 01/02/2015
This 3 nine-hole golf course is a gem in the Myrtle Beach Area. Just north of the South Carolina border it is a first class facility. The course is well maintained and improvements are continually being made. Currently the sand traps are being improved with new drainage and sand. The clubhouse is the nicest in the area by far. The staff is very professional. I highly recommend this golf club. The food is excellent as well.
JamesDate Played: 01/01/2015
I have played about 75 courses in NC and SC and the Thistle ranks in my top 3 courses. The greens and the fairways are beautiful.The staff was wonderful. Now we come to the clubhouse, this is what every clubhouse should look like. Please play this course I promise you it's awesome.
MarkDate Played: 12/30/2014
The golf course was in great shape on the day of our tournament. The staff was very friendly and the food after was wonderful.
CharleyDate Played: 12/29/2014
I was a part of the Dragon outing. The wait to check in was very long; what made it almost irritating is the fact that there was another employee standing next to the gentleman checking folks in, but he wasn't helping. Similarly, it would seem that loading the carts would be more efficient. The Dragons provide a list of foursomes, almost everyone has names on their bags, and yet the team loading the carts had to call out our names before loading us up. This puts some pressure on our need to warm up, as we need to be there for them to identify us. The course was in wonderful shape. There isn't much I can offer by way of improvement there, it's just a great place to play golf! The starter and rangers were very polite, which is always a plus!
PaulDate Played: 12/28/2014
Simply Awesome! Always a treat to play at this fabulous Golf Course! All 5 Star from Tee Box, thru Fairways and onto the Greens! Setting, Clubhouse, Pro Shop, Atmosphere, Conditions and impeccible service only add to total package!!!
MikeDate Played: 12/27/2014
What a great layout. 27 holes of fabulous golf. Conditions, atmosphere, clubhouse and lunch were all top shelf. Thought I was back in CA at my country club!!
MluckettDate Played: 12/27/2014
GREAT course. Always love playing here.
JackDate Played: 12/27/2014
Some of the holes were being repaired with machinery on the course. Other than that, course was in great shape and obviously Thistle keeps repairing the course to keep it in great shape. Course is challenging but fair and we all had a good time and experience. There was a group of 16 and it was great. We are all looking forward to returning to Thistle.
DonDate Played: 12/27/2014
We played with a large group and had to wait a long time to get signed in. They should have had a second person helping with the sign in process. The food was good except the chips were way too salty to the point they were almost inedible. Service was excellent.
LemarkDate Played: 12/19/2014
Course conditions were wonderful for December. The greens speed very challenging. Although quick, chip shots could hold ball spin. Pin placements challenging yet not ridiculous! Treat yourself to a round here soon and enjoy the multimillion dollar facilities and extremely courteous and professional staff!
MargaretDate Played: 12/17/2014
Great course. Friendly staff in pro shop as well as course personnel. Good shape for this time of year.
BerlDate Played: 12/17/2014
Great course. In good shape for winter. Greens rolled true. Friendly staff
NormaDate Played: 12/17/2014
The Thistle Golf Club is one of my favorites. The layout is challenging yet allows for good scores, always a plus!
ScottDate Played: 12/17/2014
Greens very nice. Course in great shape. Will be back to play again.
JoanneDate Played: 12/17/2014
The Thistle is always a first rate golf experience. The club house is beautiful, the restaurant outstanding, and the staff very friendly and professional. All 3 courses are always in terrific shape - well groomed, challenging, yet player friendly. I tell everyone to always include Thistle in their golf plans.
JustinDate Played: 12/17/2014
I have played over 50 courses in the Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand area and this is the best yet I would recommend anyone of any level to play this course staff and course and 1st class will play again very soon.
JasonDate Played: 12/17/2014
Thistle Golf Club is always in excellent shape from tee to green. This facility never disappoints and is always my top choice for local golf. You most definitely need to add Thistle Golf Club to your next golf trip to the area.
ReneeDate Played: 12/17/2014
This is my favorite course on the Strand. Beautiful lay out, great condition. The course has always been in excellent condition. It is very well maintained. The staff at this course understand customer service. We met a great gal in the pro shop, Sue, who went out of her way to accommodate us. Everyone was so friendly, including the gentlemen at the bag drop and the rangers.
BruceDate Played: 12/17/2014
Played with Sandpiper Dragons. Enjoyed playing course, greens rolled nice and true. Fairways were good, I like more grass. Service was excellent, also try the Sunday Brunch excellent.
JimDate Played: 12/17/2014
Layout is excellent and challenging for all level of golfers. Greens, tees and fairways are excellent. Very good conditioning. Very nice concrete cart paths. I enjoy playing this course very much. This is one of the best if not the best course in the area. The clubhouse is also very nice. A nice place to relax after a round of golf.
KarenDate Played: 12/17/2014
EXCEPTIONAL all around. This course, clubhouse and staff are one of a kind. I live in Murrells Inlet, but our local group decided to take the 45 minute ride North to help support the Hope Harbor Home (charity Thistle is supporting for Christmas).....boy was it worth it. Before we left the property, our group leader booked Thistle 5 times for the 2015 calendar year. I can't wait to come back up here again. THISTLE IS A MUST PLAY!! Safe and Happy Holidays to all.
JeffreyDate Played: 12/17/2014
When making your golf plans, or considering a move to the North/South Carolina area, make sure to consider this fine tract for great golf and beautiful, pristine nature to observe, accompanied by spectacular views! The golf tracts are challenging and very well maintained! With the conversion of the 27 Greens to the most durable, well-rolling greens you can have in the area well underway, you won't be disappointed! Moreover, the Clubhouse is warm, inviting and well-appointed, accompanied by excellent food and value and a friendly professional staff at both The Pro Shop and in the Grill & Dining areas!
TracyDate Played: 12/17/2014
Thistle Golf course is in a class of its own. Spectacular layout and great staff. Pro shop staff member. Sue was very knowledgeable and helpful really appreciated the time she took with us.
WayneDate Played: 12/14/2014
This is one of the best courses in the area. Fairways and greens are always in good shape. Staff, service, and food are excellent.
EdDate Played: 12/14/2014
Great course, enjoyed all of the amenities. Fairly laid out and good risk/reward presentation. Love the greens........will come back and play soon!
SteveDate Played: 12/14/2014
Great course, in fantastic shape. Tens across the board. I play here as often as I can.
DaveDate Played: 12/14/2014
Played with a large group. This course greeted you with friendly bag drop personnel. The Pro Shop personnel were happy to help us out with either course information or directions to town. The course was in great shape, with fairways and greens manicured appropriately. We had dinner later in the evening, and the wait staff was very helpful and courteous. Not a course to miss while in the Myrtle Beach area.
AndyDate Played: 12/14/2014
Outstanding hospitality! Mr. Rich Biancardi was extremely kind and very knowledgeable of all Thistle amenities. Our group of 40 golfers will return to Thistle next year!! Our group dinner catered by the Thistle Staff was excellent.
MattDate Played: 12/14/2014
The course was in great shape and Dennis was awesome. He was very helpful.
RaymondDate Played: 12/14/2014
They say that first impressions can last, and in this case, they did!! The clubhouse was fabulous. Walking into this opulent clubhouse makes you feel special; and the cloth towels in the restrooms, pampered. The staff makes you feel welcomed, like you were a member of this special club. Although playing in December does not allow the course to show its real beauty, it is obviously a scenic tract. Even the winter did not diminish the pleasure of playing on greens that are among the truest I have ever played. The greens provide enough challenge, without being deceptive. This course is definitely one of my most favorite in the area.
KeithDate Played: 12/14/2014
The course was in great shape and the staff was excellent! Dennis went out of his way to help. Will definitely play again!
MartyDate Played: 12/14/2014
First of all staff is very helpful, from the folks that help you with your clubs, the Pro Shop, and the staff that work the bar area, not to mention the food is good. The 3, 9 hole courses, all three have a great lay out, and the greens are nice and roll true. Rich Biancardi who works in the club house was very helpful with our package, not a bad guy for a yankee, love playing the course. Will plan to play again, one of the best in NC.
BrianDate Played: 12/14/2014
Thistle is a must play. A fabulous course and and amazing clubhouse.
TonyDate Played: 12/14/2014
Great course for all levels of play. Greens and fairways were in super shape. Pro shop and clubhouse top notch. Real country club atmosphere. Play this one.
TomDate Played: 12/14/2014
Always in great condition no matter what the season. Greens roll true. Visually appealing. One of the very best on the Strand. Not to be missed. Very friendly staff which goes out of their way for you. Best grill I have found down here.
CarolDate Played: 12/14/2014
I would like to say that my overall golf experience this week was excellent. From the bag drops guys -- Rich, Mike and Mark to the Pro Shop -- Sue, to the Grill Room -- Narcie and April, everyone provided excellent customer service. The golf course was in great shape, as always. You could not ask for a more beautiful golf course to play and a Club House to enjoy lunch with friends.
JustinDate Played: 12/14/2014
Thistle is one of my favorites in the Myrtle Beach area. Play is always good with 3:45 minute rounds or less. Staff is very pleasant from the pro shop to the starters. Can't wait to get in another 2. Excellent food and bar!!
ChristineDate Played: 12/14/2014
Great course great staff....a must when in Myrtle
NeilDate Played: 12/14/2014
Great course! Always in top condition. The Pub offers quality meals and has an awesome staff. My favorite course in the area.
AaronDate Played: 12/14/2014
The greens were amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Dennis was extremely helpful and I loved the layout of this track.
JobinaDate Played: 12/12/2014
Course was nice. Not wet from over seeding which seems to be the going ething this time of year for other area courses.
GenevueveDate Played: 12/12/2014
Has always been one of the best courses around. Now it is becoming even better with the latest improvements, new sand traps and greens, to just name a few! Always enjoy playing Thistle and appreciate the cheery Pro and Pub staff. Beautifully decorated clubhouse for the holidays!
DarrellDate Played: 12/11/2014
Great, truly enjoyed the course. I am a 5 handicap and found plenty of areas where shot making was required. Do not go to sleep on this course! Beautiful clubhouse, I have played this course many times and have NEVER been disappointed in its appearance and maintenance.
RichDate Played: 12/11/2014
Course in great shape considering winter conditions. Staff friendly.
DeeDate Played: 12/11/2014
I love this course, in very good condition.
DanDate Played: 12/11/2014
This course is in absolutely fabulous condition. The McCay side greens have been recently redone and role straight and true. The Stewart and Cameron sides are in equally good condition with a huge amount of refurb already completed. I am a local who plays 3+ rounds per week and this is the best course in the north strand; hands down. Other than the cart/bag drop area, which is too crowded and inefficient; this course lacks nothing, for any handicapper. Personnel are all friendly and encouraging and the facility/clubhouse is beautiful. Bar staff are outstanding!
WalterDate Played: 12/11/2014
Beautiful course. Challenging layout yet enjoyable for the average golfer. Staff approachable and friendly. A must play.
BobboDate Played: 12/11/2014
Great layout, great condition always! One of the best on the Strand!
GaryDate Played: 12/11/2014
The Thistle is an outstanding golf experience. Clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant, staff, and the course itself are all top shelf! I highly recommend the Thistle to anyone and everyone.
DavidDate Played: 12/11/2014
Best grooming in the area.
J.T.Date Played: 12/11/2014
Solid course with fun greens to putt. Good food & courteous service.
JoanDate Played: 12/11/2014
A wonderful golf experience from the moment you arrive. You are made to feel like you are a member at an exclusive Club. The course is well maintained and challenging. The natural environment adds to the relaxing and peaceful Atmosphere of the course. I would highly recommend you make the time to play at this premier course if you are in the area.
LisaDate Played: 12/11/2014
1The course, as usual, was in wonderful condition and the staff (inside and out) were friendly and helpful. Always enjoy playing at The Thistle.
LawrenceDate Played: 12/11/2014
One of the best courses on the Grand Strand. Always in great shape. Beautiful, serene but challenging! Would play it anytime I could!
TonyDate Played: 12/11/2014
Course was in great shape. Thistle presents an interesting challenge for all levels of golfers. The holes are varied and picturesque. The grill room and overall service is great. A real country club atmosphere.
NeilDate Played: 12/11/2014
Despite a cold and windy day, The Thistle was still a real pleasure to play. I have played over 100 courses along the Grand Strand and without a doubt The Thistle remains one of my top five favorites. I wish they would offer range memberships.
WaringDate Played: 12/10/2014
I called Wednesday and spoke to Sue and got a 10:30 tee time. She was very cheerful and great to speak with. We met Rich today at the Pro Shop he told us about the course and wonderful clubhouse, he said that we would not be disappointed with the THISTLE. WHAT A GREAT TRACK. A very good experience.
SusanDate Played: 12/10/2014
Dragons played their year-end Ryder Cup tournament here. Then had lunch. Course in great condition and we were made to feel quite welcome. Only complaint was there was a long line at check in and only one staff member, so it was slow.
PhillipDate Played: 12/09/2014
A cold blustery 43 degree day was quickly ignored upon my first opportunity to play Thistle Golf Club. The magnitude of the architecture of their club house was the first thing to grab me. Then the courtesy of the staff was notable. As I played the first nine on the course, the quality of everything was outstanding. The tee box configuration was very suitable. The quality of the fairways and the ideally-situated bunkers with quality sand were exceptional. In fact, no where could I putt out of a bunker, which is the trade-mark of a true bunker. I am now 70 years old and welcome the gold tees but still found the challenge of the course and the layout to my liking. Water comes into play only sparingly. I had time for a quick lunch inside and I highly recommend the onion soup and the fries are to die for. I am strongly looking forward to my next visit and I will be introducing my friends to one of the nicest facilities in the area.
RobDate Played: 12/09/2014
Really a special treat to play Thistle. The experience starts when you enter the grounds and see that magnificent clubhouse. Bag drop grabs your clubs and there is ample parking. It all continues upon entering the pro shop and dining/bar area, all clean and full of smiling staff faces. But the real treat is playing the golf course. It is a challenging but fair 27 holes, each one maintained to high standards. I've played this course many times and never tire of it. It is unique for the North Strand and should be on your must play list.
DougDate Played: 12/09/2014
The course was in great shape - the greens were quick but not too fast. The fairways were firm and full - for this time of year, in really nice shape. The course is a challenging layout with some risk vs. reward holes that test your shot making ability. The bunkers had a lot of fresh sand which made for relatively fair bunker shots. The fairways are separated by berms and moguls, so going too far off the fairways makes for some interesting lies. Most of the berms push the ball back into play, so even though the lies could be difficult they tend to help the wayward shots. The club house, pro shop and grill are in a very nice building which provides a very nice setting. There is even a sand bunker as part of the practice facility, which is not a bad idea if you have the time before your round. The Thistle facility is one of the best in the area.
RonaldDate Played: 12/08/2014
I played this course as part of our groups Ryder Cup Tournament, and found it to be in excellent shape for this time of the year. I thought the greens were in great shape, and were rolling fast and true. I like the new sand in the sand traps. I will return to play this gem of a course again, and recommend it to my friends. I sincerely like the whole layout, especially the Cameron nine. We all had trouble with the flags (colors: green-F, white-M, purple/blue-B). We were used to red, white, blue, or yellow. We all agreed that one of the flags was not marked right on the McKay side. It was purple/blue when it clearly was a front pin-green. Other than that it was a wonderful experience..I shall return,
GeorgeDate Played: 12/08/2014
Member of Sandpiper Dragon - played the thistle on Monday nice course. Looking forward to playing again .
CherylDate Played: 12/08/2014
Played with Sandpiper Dragons and the course was in great shape, but the weather could have been better. Love the Thistle even in bad weather!
PamDate Played: 12/08/2014
Played with the Sandpiper Dragons tournament. Weather was cold but the course was great! Everybody very helpful, check-in was smooth, grill staff on top of everything. Fairways in good shape and most greens were in good shape and fair.
BruceDate Played: 12/08/2014
Played with Sandpiper Dragons outing. Course was in great condition. Greens rolled very nice. Winding conditions, but overall experience excellent. Had meal after round. Service and food very good.
BobDate Played: 12/07/2014
A wonderful Course that is very playable for the senior player. Great greens, rebuilt traps and excellent fairways. Staff is terrific and make your playing experience first class! A great value and an unforgettable experience. I will play again!
RonDate Played: 12/07/2014
Have played this course many times. While always one of my favorites, it has gotten even better. Now part of the Integrity Golf Management Group, the new Staff has raised Thistle to the highest level possible in all areas of interest to any golfer. A fabulous 27 hole facility, playable yet challenging and superbly maintained. A beautiful private club atmosphere where everyone is treated like a member. The drive in, the bag drop, the exquisite clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant, the memorabilia, the tee box, fairways and greens, and most of all, the golf and the service, you will be impressed and anxious to return! A must play!!!!
ChickieDate Played: 12/07/2014
I love the course. The fairways were in great shape. My group played Mackay and Cameron. The greens on Mackay were fast and true, the greens on Cameron looked very spotty, green in spots and brown in others, the ball didn't roll as well on the Cameron greens.
DavidDate Played: 12/07/2014
This was our nineteenth year for Myrtle Beach trip. The Thistle has been our favorite for many years. This year was made even more special by the Pro Shop attendant Bill Smith and grill/bar waitress Amberley with the replay and lunch special for their Holiday Special. Course is always in great shape in every way. For our 20th year The Thistle will still be at the top of our list. Looking forward to 2015 outing in Myrtle Beach.
TomDate Played: 12/07/2014
This is a must play course.....Great layout, great greens and the pro shop and grill are outstanding. Love this course!!!!
JasonDate Played: 12/06/2014
Can't say enough good things about this course. The conditions were outstanding. I would play this course every time I got to visit myrtle beach! Don't miss it!! The staff at The Thistle was top notch. They go out of their way to make your visit special. I would like to personally thank Bill Smith in the pro shop for getting our group back out on the course for an extra nine holes for only $9.99. Yes I said 9.99, what a bargain!! And if the extra golf was not a great deal, lunch was included in that price. They have definitely gained a customer for life! Like I said, I would visit this course every time I get to visit myrtle beach. I would also like thank Amberlee for the awesome southern hospitality while we had lunch. She certainly went out of her way to make us feel welcome. What a great lunch, probably the best Reuben sandwich I've ever had!! Anyone considering a stop at this wonderful place, do yourself a favor and don't miss it!! Thanks again Bill, Amberlee and the entire staff for a great day!!
JeffDate Played: 12/06/2014
We played the Cameron and the Stewart courses and both courses were in great shape. Greens were well groomed and moderately fast. Bunkers have recently been replenished with new, white granular sand and are relatively challenging. Fairways have been over seeded and are in excellent playing condition. The bermuda rough is not deep - which we liked because you will not lose a ball in the thatch if you happen to hit into the rough. All three nines are in excellent shape and very challenging. Our lunch and the wait staff were exceptional. We all rate this course a 10!
BillDate Played: 12/06/2014
Thistle just continues to amaze. No matter when you play the course is always in great shape and the staff is pleasant. It is a real joy to play on such a top level course no matter the quality of the your game.
DianeDate Played: 12/05/2014
Love this Course. Great design! Lady friendly! Beautiful and elegant golf course with a gorgeous clubhouse. Had lunch and it to was outstanding!
BillDate Played: 12/04/2014
Played this course for the first time this year. The course was in excellent condition and was very challenging. The golf staff was very professional and welcoming. On my second visit I played the third of three nines and found it also to be a treat. The restaurant staff was friendly,fast and efficient and the food was good. THE BEER WAS ICE COLD! Overall it was a great day at the golf course.
EdwardDate Played: 12/03/2014
In great shape, finishing redoing sand traps, over seeded with winter rye with well manicured greens and a great clubhouse for after round drinks. Fully stocked pro shop.
GerryDate Played: 12/03/2014
This is far and away the best golf course on the northern strand. Nine greens have been replaced with TifEagle and the other 18 are scheduled to be done in May and July 2015. All green side and fairway bunkers have been rebuilt with drainage and fine sand. The fairways, rough and tee boxes are lush and meticulously maintained. The clubhouse is magnificent and the food and beverage service is second to none. The course is very fair and plays well for all handicaps.
BrianDate Played: 12/03/2014
Three nines help to make the pace of play much more enjoyable than other tracks. This is one of my favorite courses in the area. the holes are separated from each other so you never get the feeling that someone is going to hit into you. the tees, greens, and fairways are always in great condition, and the greens alway role true. The clubhouse and the landscaping make you feel as though you are playing at a private course.
StephenDate Played: 12/03/2014
Having not played the Thistle for a year and a half (health issues) I was pleasantly surprised what the new ownership has done since I last played. New greens, sand traps and repaired cart paths. It was obvious, as soon as you walk in the clubhouse got some much needed attention. With the doctors permission, I intend to play there at least twice a week!! The staff always welcomes you with a smile. Try the Thistle experience!!
RayDate Played: 12/03/2014
Great golf course, the course is always in great shape. All the staff are great. The clubhouse and food are excellent. Can't say enough good things!!!
RobertDate Played: 12/03/2014
This course is the finest layout in the Myrtle Beach area. There are hundreds of courses extending from Pawleys island, SC north through Wilmington, NC and without exception Thistle is the best. I recently dropped out of an un-named club and joined Thistle. For the money and course conditions along with the staff, clubhouse, this is the best deal going.
LarryDate Played: 12/03/2014
Thistle is one of the finest golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area. All 27 holes are great to play and beautiful to the eye. On the day I played course conditions were excellent with overseeded fairways in fantastic condition for this time of year. The greens were also in excellent condition. The clubhouse and property is second to none. The staff from the bag drop to the pro shop as well as in the restaurant are always friendly, polite, and very helpful. The food in the clubhouse is always great. If you are in the area Thistle is a place you must come to play and enjoy the whole clubhouse atmosphere. I highly recommend Thistle if you are in the area.
JerryDate Played: 12/03/2014
Play this course when possible. Nice setting, good course, nice staff and almost always good conditions. They have always accommodated my group when needed.
LeonardDate Played: 12/03/2014
A very well maintained property. The course is always in superb condition. The staff is very helpful. The clubhouse is magnificent and the food is great. Perhaps, one of the finest golf courses in Myrtle Beach.
DebbieDate Played: 12/03/2014
Beautiful golf course, well maintained and a pleasure to play. 3 nine hole courses keeps pace of play up and a lovely club house has great sandwiches for lunch before playing. Tees are very fair for ladies.
RogerDate Played: 12/03/2014
As I entered the golf course my first impression was WOW what a beautiful setting. As I approached the bag drop the worker was very friendly and attentive. I proceeded into the pro shop and found the person behind the counter very professional as well as dressed to match. I will continue to play the Thistle as often as possible and look forward to becoming a Hickory Stick Loyalty member. Great Job Thistle.
TomDate Played: 11/20/2014
I played this course with a group in early November. I enjoyed the ambiance (patios, clubhouse, etc.). Mt favorite hole is Cameron 5. I don't like water surrounding the greens, but it made me feel like I was playing the famed TPC #17. A great challenge. The different tees really do provide some nice challenges. I wanted to play another 18, but I had no time. I will definitely play Thistle again.
BradDate Played: 11/19/2014
Had an excellent time at Thistle. The course was top notch. Challenging and very well maintained.
JimDate Played: 11/19/2014
I played Thistle on November 5 as part of a group booking. The course was excellent in every way. The staff and club amenities were of high quality. The greens and fairways were in excellent condition and I throughly enjoyed playing the course. The course was well suited to my handicap and style of play. I would not hesitate to recommend or play again myself.
RobertDate Played: 11/19/2014
Great challenging course especially on the green. I really enjoyed playing it but would need to play it more to get used to greens
JasonDate Played: 11/19/2014
Great course and great staff a must on a golfers list in Myrtle Beach.
LandonDate Played: 11/18/2014
THIS REVIEW IS TYPED IN CAPS BECAUSE I WANT TO FEEL LIKE I AM SCREAMING THIS INFORMATION. THISTLE GOLF CLUB IS OUTSTANDING. WE PLAYED 5 COURSES THAT OUR HOTEL GOLF DIRECTOR SAID WERE ON THE TOP OF THE LIST. WELL HE WAS WRONG. DUNES, CALEDONIA, TRUE BLUE, PRESTWICK WERE ALL EXCELLENT. BUT THISTLE WAS THE SHOW STEALER. BEST GREENS. BEST MAINTENANCE. BEST LUNCH (THE TERRYAKI WRAP). FAR AND AWAY BEST CLUBHOUSE. STAFF WAS AWESOME AND DRESSED LIKE THEY WERE IN A MAGAZINE. CART LOADER WAS VERY HELPFUL. PLAYED ALL 3 9 HOLES THERE AND EACH WAS PERFECT. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT OUR LIST WAS A TOP NOTCH LIST. AND THEY WERE ALL GREAT. BUT THISTLE STOOD OUT. THANK YOU THISTLE. KEEP ON.
RandyDate Played: 11/18/2014
Great course and staff. Thank you for putting together a wonderful banquet for the 40 of us. The food was much better than buffet ever is, and the course was in incredible shape for early November. Marcy and April were extremely attentive and friendly, and Rich was and always is friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back. -Randy
RickDate Played: 11/18/2014
Best course in the area. not only this year's trip but compared with several in past years. Great condition, some challenging but fun and fair holes. a must play if you are in the calabash n. myrtle beach area. Club was also great. Rich in the pro shop very helpful. Snack bar staff Narcy and April were exceptional, as was the fare....lots of choices and plenty of good food.
JoeDate Played: 11/11/2014
Thistle golf course is amazing. Got a chance to play there twice during a week long trip. The course was in great shape for being early November. Even though there was some rain early in the week, the course stayed in great shape. Favorite hole is the Par 5 on Stewart, over the water, sand all over the place, but if you play it just right, it could be an easy birdie. Don't play it right and it is a sure double bogey. Thanks again for the great experience.
JohnDate Played: 11/11/2014
I have been coming to MB for the past 25 years and have played nearly all the 4 and 5 star courses. Based on my experience, The Thistle has finally caught up with and perhaps passed the other elite courses in MB. This time, I played golf with about 40 other golfers of different skill levels and your entire staff (Rich Biancardi set this up for us) made this outing one of the most successful tournaments we have ever had. The course was in excellent condition. Our tournament dinner held in the Thistle dinning room was simply superb and unexpected for a golf course. The meal was as good or better than any I have had at a 5 star restaurants. The wait staff was equally up to the challenge. Forty people and two people responding to their every need during the dinner, was handle with expertise and grace. However, my fear for the The Thistle is that your Human Resource department will not be able to hold on to such dedicated employees without significant inducements. Good luck with that!
GaryDate Played: 11/10/2014
I play in Myrtle Beach every November with a group of about 40. We set up the package and banquet with a member of your staff (Rich Biancardi). I've known Rich for over 15 years and trusted his choice in playing the Thistle. The course was the best we've played in my 19 years of these outings. The layout and greens are top-notch, along with the staff. Some of us in the group played with Rich, and he was very helpful and knowledgeable about the course layout, recommended shots, and in reading the greens. We also set up a banquet on 5 Nov 14 that was exceptional. The food was excellent and both Narce and April did a fantastic job in setting it up and servicing the rowdy tables. They are true professionals and a tremendous asset to your facility. The banquet, which we have every year as part of the package, was the best I've attended in 19 years. Kudos to the Chef and your entire staff. I plan to prod Rich to make sure we play the Thistle again next year!
JoeDate Played: 11/09/2014
Our group played in our annual Fall outing this past week and Thistle Golf Club was one of the courses and facilities on the agenda. Everything was top-notch from the course conditions (layout, fairways and playability) to the group banquet we enjoyed in the dining room. From Rich, who puts our outing together each year, to the dining room staff (April, Nance and the Bartenders), kudos to all who made this part of an enjoyable trip once again.
DavidDate Played: 11/07/2014
We played on 11/5/14. The course was in great shape. The layout was interesting. No boring back and forth. Greens were fast also. A course to play when down in the MB area.
JohnDate Played: 11/06/2014
The golf course is in great shape. We had a banquet in the dining room and the two gals that served us did a great job. Norcy & April kept our glasses full and cleaned the tables of used dishes. Wonderful place to play golf and eat.
FrankDate Played: 11/05/2014
This golf course is a top 3 on the beach. If you don't play Thistle, you are missing out. From the second you drive through the wrought iron gates, you are in total awe. The clubhouse looks like a Scottish castle, with tremendous mahogany woodwork. The 3 nine hole courses are second to none and their staff is extremely accommodating. Play Thistle.....you will be impressed.
MichaelDate Played: 10/24/2014
Amazing conditions and the services provided are TOP NOTCH.
GregDate Played: 10/24/2014
I play this course quite frequently and it's amazing. I love the serene atmosphere. Fairways and greens are in great shape. The clubhouse is like no other in the area and the food is excellent. I have never played Caledonia but I have played the Dye course at barefoot and the Dunes Club and would choose The Thistle over them. Also, the 27 hole layout gives you variety when you want to replay.
LloydDate Played: 10/24/2014
My group of 24 has been coming to Myrtle Beach to play golf for 16 years. Twice a year for 7 days at a time. Spring and fall. As of last year we only had 4 courses on the list yet to play. Thistle was one of them. I'm heartbroken that we didn't get to it sooner. It has easily climbed into the top spot for our group. And we have some very critical members of our group. EVERYTHING about this place is top notch. Before we left we called our agent and booked it for the next trip which we have only done one other time. We were ecstatic about Thistle. That clubhouse setting, food and treatment were as if we were at a private club in Scotland. I may not be an expert, and only a lucky 8 handicap but I will tell anyone that will listen: you're missing the best experience if you don't play Thistle. This is by far the best experience on the beach. Thank you Thistle for your commitment to the customer. It doesn't go unnoticed. I also bought a beautiful logo jacket, a towel and a cooler full of beer. I was thanked at least 2 times from each person for my purchases. Thistle, we will see you every April and every October until we can't play golf anymore.
JoshDate Played: 10/24/2014
I recently had the privilege of playing the Thistle Golf Club in Sunset Beach. Being a Myrtle Beach resident for the past six years, I have had the opportunity to play many of area's nicest courses. The Thistle Golf club takes the crown. The experience starts when you pull thru the gates, continues as you see the clubhouse for the first time, when you meet the friendly staff that is filled with personality, and carries thru all 27 holes. This course is manicured to the tee and the staff has given attention to every small detail. This is a must play course that has no excuses.
KenDate Played: 10/17/2014
Played 3 rounds while in Myrtle Beach and the Thistle was my favorite. They had a bag piper to start the day and a Taylor Made demo. I purchased new clubs and can't wait to come back to try them out. The course was in great shape with brand new greens, the staff was really friendly including the GM Mr. Roderick who joined our group for lunch.
KristyDate Played: 10/17/2014
Thistle Golf Club is a MUST play. Arrived today to a bagpiper, dressed in full Scottish attire, walking the cart path around bag drop and the putting green playing the pipes....classy touch. The golf course, clubhouse and staff were outstanding. Do not pass this course up. A top 3 course in my opinion. CAN'T WAIT TO BE BACK!
JohnDate Played: 08/18/2014
Interesting layout. Need map of course showing water hazards.
BruceDate Played: 08/14/2014
While there is plenty of water, the landing areas are ample. The greens are very soft, but are in the process of being replaced with bermuda. Overall, I really enjoyed playing Thistle and look forward to playing it again.
LouDate Played: 06/03/2014
Overall experience was great, course conditions and staff
NathanDate Played: 06/02/2014
The course was tough and definitely worth the drive from downtown Myrtle. Definitely going to recommend the course to friends. The experience was almost as good as Barefoot Love but I felt the hospitality was better at Barefoot.
DonDate Played: 04/30/2014
Weather was GREAT, course was in excellent condition, pace of play was OK, we played as a twosome on front and joined another twosome on the back.
JohnDate Played: 01/03/2014
Thistle is a great value. For the price it is as good as any of the premium courses in Myrtle Beach. The course conditions were excellent for December. Tees, fairways, green complexes, and bunkers all very playable. The greens were fast and the putts rolled nicely. I played with 2 local gentlemen for 18 holes. Then, I played the third nine by myself. They had a great deal for the Holidays, the replay rate for only $10 for the third nine and it included lunch and a nice draft beer. You can't beat that! I will definitely play Thistle again and recommend it to all my friends.
PaulDate Played: 08/14/2013
Everything about this facility was first rate!!! Beautiful, well manicured course. Outstanding service and facilities.
JohnDate Played: 06/24/2013
Golf was great, we played on Saturday at noon. Everyone we encountered were friendly and courteous. The course was wet, but otherwise in good condition. This is now my favorite course in the Sunset Beach area, much better than oyster bay, sea trail, etc. An interesting touch was that we played in the group in front of Todd Grantham the Defensive Coordinator of the Georgia Bulldogs.
EricDate Played: 06/21/2013
Played week of 6/17 - got an excellent rate from the golf director's desk (able to compare rates of area courses and tee times available to meet our needs). Played in the 1st group of the day, service was excellent, course in great shape, only saw 1 other group the entire morning. One of my favorite courses on the North Side.
PaulDate Played: 05/13/2013
This course has a beautiful clubhouse and the layout of the holes is very good. Unfortunitaly the condition of the course is just fair at best. Ten years ago this course was in pristine condition, today it seems like a facility that just doesn't have the money to keep the course in top shape.
ScottDate Played: 05/01/2013
Thistle has a bunch of potential - from the great clubhouse and staff to a challenging course that offers several risk-reward holes that challenge you. The issue is the course is not in great shape - the tee boxes were lacking grass, the fairways had some dead spots and the greens were OK. The course needs a little love and then it would be a must play.
RonDate Played: 04/17/2013
Walked in was impressed with the club house. Everything was downhilll from there. Tee boxes were bad. Grass clippings were left on some of the tees ( in some places about a half inch. In some of the fairways, I would have to walk 20 feet to fine some grass. The Stewart fairways were the worse. The other nine's were better but still not good. Greens were acceptable but not up to the price we paid. The golf package charged us $137. The club charged $59 if you were a walk in. Two former member that played through our group were shocked at the amount we paid. The course design was very good.
NickDate Played: 04/16/2013
Buyer Beware!!! Our group hated this golf course due to the playing conditions. Greens are good but the other parts of the course is not up to par for the money you pay to play. After playing King's North the day prior this course was not even close when it comes aestetics and being groomed. We will not play again!! We also played Aberdeen, Wild Wing, King's North, and West @ MBN with Thistle being the worst. Really nice clubhouse though!
JeffDate Played: 03/18/2013
Fairway conditions are horrible. No overseeding done in the offseason hence no grass. If you area March golfer look elsewhere. Green conditions were only fair. Layout is very good
JerryDate Played: 03/11/2013
Very disappointed. We've played here year after year and the course was in great condition. Something is missing now. At the price they charge it isn't worth it now. Great layout and the staff is great but they need to put some money in maintaining the course.
RayDate Played: 08/23/2012
Two years ago this became my favorite course on the Strand. After playing it again on 8/14 it still remains my favorite. The course is in incredible condition for this time of year. Played the Cameron/Stewart 9's (yet to play the McKay 9). Love how each hole has its own unique look and feel. The three finishing holes on the Stewart course are a real test of golf, play them well and you'll feel really good about your game but watch out if you have a good round going, they can bite pretty quick. Make sure you step out onto the back deck and take in one of the most beautiful golf settings in Myrtle Beach. I have played 62 of the courses the in MB and my top 5 are Thistle, Kings North, Arrowhead, Tidewater and now Farmstead (see review). THIS IS A MUST PLAY!
DougDate Played: 08/10/2012
Played on 8/9 and thought the playing conditions were excellent even after 2 solid days of rain. The conditions in addition to the special 48-hour rates make Thistle a great day of golf.