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Thistle Golf Club

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Address: 1815 Olde Thistle Club Road, Sunset Beach, NC 28468
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+1 910-444-2500
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07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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Thistle Golf Club & Estates is an exclusive golf and residential...

Thistle Golf Club & Estates is an exclusive golf and residential community, located in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, offering a limited 145 custom golf estates on 27 magnificent holes. Enjoy the finest in country club living with a luxury resort lifestyle, surrounded by an idyllic nature preserve, acres of wildflowers wetlands, and rare wildlife.

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Visiting family that lives in Sunset Beach for part of the year, my brother took us to his favorite course. Great clubhouse - great staff.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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594 reviews
337 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 937 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting family that lives in Sunset Beach for part of the year, my brother took us to his favorite course. Great clubhouse - great staff.

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Myrtle Beach
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Thistle Golf Club was at one time a Private Club. But now Public and available through the Myrtle Beach Golf Passport and perhaps other discount groups at fairly reasonable rates (in winter) The clubhouse is magnificent and in the Scottish style. Brand new electric carts. Great practice area. There are three nines. No homes around the holes, just lots... More 

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Jamie R, General Manager at Thistle Golf Club, responded to this review

Nomorerentalagencies, Thank you for taking the time to review Thistle Golf Club. We appreciate your kind words and thank you for playing our course. I would like to verify that we do not allow carts in our parking lot, even though some other courses may, due to liability issues. If this was the only reason for your 4-star review, now... More 

Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My favorite course on the strand. A must play. A bit pricey for a retiree to play on a regular basis, but plan to hit it at least once every season. All three nines are special and offer a challenge to all levels of golfers.

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Thank Chipper56
Jamie R, General Manager at Thistle Golf Club, responded to this review

Chipper56, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review of our property. I'm happy to see, even at premium rate, you continue to put Thistle into your rotation. Are you familiar with our Hickory Stick Loyalty Program? If not, please call a member of our Professional Staff at 910.444.2500 for details, it's a program designed for locals.... More 

Whitsett, North Carolina
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We don't play The Thistle enough. This course is always a gem. Even though it was late December and wet, the course was in great shape. The greens roll out so if you can stomach a four foot come-backer you've found the right place. Jeff and the team at bag check are great.

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Jamie R, General Manager at Thistle Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you Jay for the great review. We pride ourselves on FAST greens. I've had many of the 4 footers myself....scary at times. I will pass on the kind words about Jeff and the team. Don't be a stranger, come back soon. More 

Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I live in the area part time and have played many of the courses in the area. I'm actually a member at Big Cats and am embarrassed to say that I prefer to play Thistle. I played with a group of locals who play here every week. After playing several courses in the area I have to say that this... More 

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Jamie R, General Manager at Thistle Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome review of Thistle Golf Club. Our maintenance staff thanks you for the many compliments. The staff here also prides themselves on giving friendly, excellent service to everyone that walks though the doors. We also look forward to seeing you bring your buddies from up north to play the Thistle. More 

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

What an awesome golf experience today, Saturday, November 19th, 2016. From the time we arrive to golf at Thistle Golf Course in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, The bag drop attendants, front desk personnel, the tee boxes, the fairways, the greens, were all superb! The Thistle Golf Course is rated number one golf course by the Myrtle Beach golf ads and... More 

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Jamie R, General Manager at Thistle Golf Club, responded to this review

Mr. Lou Faulx, Thank you for your awesome review. We are happy that you thought our staff and course here were superb. We try to give locals a great value with their local ID and will be looking forward to seeing you in the near future. More 

Oakville, Canada
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Was just down in Myrtle Beach and loved playing Thistle Golf Club! While the weather was a little chilly the golf course experience was excellent. The guys grabbing the clubs, the ladies in the grill room, and the Pro Shop staff were all incredibly friendly and professional. The Course: Easily the favourite of our week in MB. Not a terribly... More 

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Jamie R, General Manager at Thistle Golf Club, responded to this review

Mr. Mta22, Thank you for the compliment about the staff and the course conditions. The pin positions can be treacherous at times with the fast greens, but that is what makes for a fun day. Hopefully we will see you soon when you can give The Thistle another go at mastering the greens. More 

Fort Lauderdale
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The course was in excellent condition. The greens were fast and consistent. The staff was helpful and friendly. I look forward to playing here again and again. This has become one of my favorite course in the Myrtle Beach area.

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Thank Claude S
Jamie R, General Manager at Thistle Golf Club, responded to this review

Mr. Claude S, Thank you for the compliments about the golf course. It's awesome that The Thistle made your list for one of the top golf courses in the area. We also look forward to seeing you again and again out here. More 

Covington, Georgia
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

There for a wedding and helped get everything ready. The service was amazing and the food was really good. The wedding planner was exceptional!

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Thank Donna S
Jamie R, General Manager at Thistle Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you Donna for the kind words. I have passed your comments on to my Event staff. You and your team deserve praise as well...everything looked beautiful. More 

Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I think that The Thistle is one of the premier golf courses on the Grand Strand. I live here and I've played at least 50 of the area's 90 + courses, so I have something to compare this course to. The clubhouse looks like an exclusive country club facility, and the restaurant is excellent. The course is challenging but fair,... More 

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Jamie R, General Manager at Thistle Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you Joanne. Being local, you have a bunch of golf courses to chose from. We are honored you continue to support Thistle. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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