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4.6
262 Reviews (262)
5 Stars
177
4 Stars
61
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
94.8%
Recommend this course
244 out of 262 reviews
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4.7
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.3%
Recommend this course
26 out of 27 reviews
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4.7
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.8%
Recommend this course
44 out of 45 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 35
Length 3351 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Thistle Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2000
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

4.6
262 Reviews (262)

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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Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Much improved since last time!

The opportunity to play Thistle Golf Club again was worth the risk of not being satisfied, as was the case 14 months ago when I first played there. Bravo for the changes implemented, if any. or perhaps just a change in attitude. Maybe there was a realization that all customers are to be cherished. Today's round in the slight rain shower coming down was an awesome time at Thistle. The friendliness of the bag drop staff and ranger was far superior to the condescending attitudes of the first visit. The pro shop was attentive and polite. The course was in great shape. The sun even briefly came out upon my arrival at the course. What an absolutely beautiful course with such an interesting assortment of holes! I'll play again and bring my friends when they visit. Thank you for listening. I'll give you credit for today's experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout , course condition was pristine ; pace of play terrific

Will definitely be back ; best course in the area hands-down. Pricey but worth the money particularly if you can snare a hot deal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
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
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Condition

Played Stewart on Saturday. Course was packed but with 10 minute tee times the pace of play was good. Greens were perfect and extremely fast. Loved the course and will be back. Probably the best value on the strand.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Kept Course on the Coast

The bag crew greeted me with a smile. The course is maintained as well as ANY course along the Carolina coast and is very challenging.

The GM, grounds crew and everyone who works at this course should be proud of the experience they provide.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Definitely worth playing.

This was our last of 3 on a trip to Myrtle. We had a 1.5, 4.2, 20 and 24 in our group. This was the course that we all enjoyed the most.

It was playable off the tee for everyone and water carries were manageable for the higher handicap players. For lower handicap players it still required a good shot to the proper section of the green to get a good look at birdie. Slopes that ran near holes could leave you some slick down hill putts.

Also, the club sandwich is a triple bread sandwich!! That was a nice touch to the traditional club.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good layout and condition

Greens were in great condition.
Fairways were very wide and forgiving.
Some blind shots, but mostly able to anticipate the next shot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Winner winner chicken dinner

Not the cheapest deal around, but you’ll have to look hard to find one better. Played in 3.25 hours. Wish we had to wait more. Didn’t want to leave.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ocean Island golf

Great course challenging layout very good service and course conditions
Definitely a great option for costal NC golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Must go if you are anywhere near Myrtle!

Blown away by the hospitality when we arrived! Great time. We had no problems with pace as we were right now n schedule for our back nine. And those seats in the golf carts are the most comfortable seats we ever sat in at any golf carts! Will be back next year!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

My favorite course

The course is in excellent condition. A really fun course to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Amazing course - botched scheduling

It’s a really spectacular course. Wow. Perfect condition. Beautiful hole after beautiful hole. Challenging but doable from Blues. Clubhouse is like country club.

However- they have a weird botched set up that if you are the first out and finish your 9 earlier than 10, you need to wait for the 2nd 9 until 10. I get the first tee time where I go so that I can play at a normal pace and get back home to have a full day of work or hanging w fam. Waiting for an hour + between the 9 makes this a 6 or 7 hour day door to door and screws up the momentum after the 1st 9. Bottom line is you pay for 18 why should you have to wait an hour in the middle of a round.

They should offer a straight through rate and use one of their 9s for that, and a lower rate to wait an hour after 9.

Maybe they do it to max out on the # of groups and to survive as a club $$$ - however despite the amazing course I won’t be able to go back again until they fix this.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good track, a little overpriced

Played the Stewart to Mackay route. Stewart had some interesting holes but it seemed fairly average to me. Mackay was a much more exciting 9 in my view although both gave a fair test. Course is was in as good of shape as expected in the summer heat and the beverage cart came frequently which was a plus with no water on the course or coolers in the cart. Overall, I think this experience was slightly overpriced for the hot summer days. I would pay $90 in prime season but in July it was a bit excessive all things considered.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Top Five course on the Grand Strand

The course was in great shape. Never disappointed.
Green rolled true, fairways were plush.
Played Cameron and Stewart.
Lots of water and green side bunkers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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