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4.7
372 Reviews (372)
5 Stars
268
4 Stars
79
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
96.8%
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352 out of 372 reviews
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4.8
89 Reviews (89)
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.8%
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87 out of 89 reviews
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4.8
123 Reviews (123)
5 Stars
102
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
98.4%
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121 out of 123 reviews
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Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3547 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tim Cate (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in North Carolina (2020 #13) (2016 #1) (2015 #9)
  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2016 #14)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2016 #6)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2016 #14)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Layout in the U.S. (2016 #11)

Reviews

4.7
372 Reviews (372)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Patio Dining 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 26
Water Hazards 26
Forced Carries 25
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 21
Locals 19
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 26
Convenient to the City 6
In the 'Burbs 6

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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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Commented on 10/11/2021

Hi, u247860803. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course!

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Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Thistle Golf Course

This course is one of the beautiful courses in the Southeast. The maintenance on this course is outstanding, the course is kept is perfect playing condition, I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants a perfect playing experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/11/2021

Hi, 5m8wOX97hwySagnjr4Xf. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Our favorite course in the area

The Thistle is our favorite course in the area. We play there most of the time and always find it in great shape with very friendly staff and great accommodations. If you haven’t played the Thistle, do yourself a favor and give them a try.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/11/2021

Hi, u625130848. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great to be Back!

I loved this course when I played it 7 years ago, and. Couldn't wait to play it again. Fairways, lush...greens, fast and the course, overall is outstanding! Will definitely be back next time I'm in the area. Great, challenging track, but fair. A must play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/29/2021

Thanks so much for the great review, mark8210365. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course.

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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Very enjoyable, can't wait to return

It was a wet but pleasant late September day. Since the forecast was bad and it rained a bit, we had the course to ourselves. The course has 3 nines. We played 18 and really enjoyed ourselves in spite of the rain. The course is very well maintained and has a great layout. The clubhouse is gorgeous and the staff was terrific. I can’t wait to return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/06/2021

Hi, u000007661825. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Incredible Thistle Golf Course

5 stars is not enough to give this course or its staff!! I played here probably 5 times now and living in Wilmington. It is well worth the drive! Can’t wait until the next time we tee it up !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/06/2021

Hi, PLSNoum80rehYndZoW4S. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course.

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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top Notch

First rate top to bottom. Great layout, Conditioning is excellent. Very fair as long as you stay out of hazards.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, u000001644203. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/13/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u000005638186. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great conditions.

Course was in great shape. Tee boxes, fairways and greens were very nice. Wonderful course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, JEFFWALKER74. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/13/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, Barry7103930. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course!

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/10/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, uZHAU9725ZH. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/10/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314162137743. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best course around

Thistle is the best golf course in the North Myrtle Beach area. I play it regularly Because of it’s good condition, great cart paths and challenging holes..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/10/2021

Hi, gregmoore03. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/10/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, Pigsticker. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course!

Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day, Great Tournament

I entered a 4some in the Labor Day Scramble,, which had to be the best organized tournament that I have ever played in.
1. First they requested prepayment prior to the tournament, which eliminated the check in problems and delays, in the pro shop..
2. The cart staff had the carts organized and our clubs were placed immediately upon arrival.
3. he fee did not include range balls, but they were conveniently located by the cart check in.
4. The tournament started on schedule, and even though it was a scramble , with mulligans, and A and B groups on some holes, we played in under 4 hours.
5. Lunch was included , buffet style in the beautiful clubhouse and the staff was excellent and courteous. The food was also better than the typical hamburgers, or hot dogs, serving chili and pulled pork sandwiches along with the usual beans, cole slaw etc.
6. It took a little while for the later groups to wander in which delayed the awards, somewhat (we failed to place in the top 3) so I do not know what the top teams rec'd.
7. And it finished with the raffle prizes which included a number of Callaway clubs, from wedges, putters, fairway woods and drivers and a Callaway bag.

Now in regards to the course it was in excellent condition, from tee boxes, to fairways and especially the greens. Thank goodness it was a scramble as the greens had very slight undulations by most pin placements, which made the first putt very difficult if over 6 or 7 feet away. I think our 4some only made 3 of our first putts.
And a final comment the golf carts are probably the nicest carts on the grand strand, and so are the on course bathrooms.

When these reviews ask if you would recommend this course to friends, not only are we doing that we are playing with 2 friends tomorrow, who have never played this course !!! I've even recommended this course to strangers !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/10/2021

Hi, rmharz. Thank you so much for the glowing review. We are glad you had an incredible time at our Labor Day Scramble, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course in North Myrtle.

Best course in the Ocean Isle area. Pristine condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/10/2021

Hi, u308801479. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/10/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314162145526. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course!

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/10/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, ctollie. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course!

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