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4.7
383 Reviews (383)
5 Stars
277
4 Stars
81
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
96.9%
Recommend this course
363 out of 383 reviews
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4.8
82 Reviews (82)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
97.6%
Recommend this course
80 out of 82 reviews
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4.8
125 Reviews (125)
5 Stars
104
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
98.4%
Recommend this course
123 out of 125 reviews
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Holes 9
Type Public
Par 35
Length 3351 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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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

4.7
383 Reviews (383)

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 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
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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!

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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!

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

Great course

Best golf course in Calabash/NMB. The course is in excellent condition. Must play!!

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

Hi, COLPA. 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
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Nice place

I played here last week during the World Amateur and found the course conditions to be excellent, kudos to the Superintendent and his crew for a job well done. The clubhouse is great, beverage cart service is good as well. The pace of play was disgusting to say the least, 5:40 for 18 holes! And the rangers, absolutely useless! All they did was drive around, write down the cart number you were riding in and just just start talking to you while the groups were piled upon on the tees waiting to hit. Why the heck are they even out there, must be for the free golf. Utterly useless!

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

Typical computer generated response, nice touch as I see no human read my comment. By the way, I played the Stewart and Mackay courses, NOT the cameron course!

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Commented on 09/10/2021

Hello, yNWYSm1jWLCDq8mabiA0. Thank you for visiting us at Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/02/2021

Hi, 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!

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

Ready for an exceptional Golf experience, then look no further than Thistle Golf Club!

If you love Golf, nature and a beautiful Golf course Layout and Clubhouse, then Thistle Golf Club is a must play for you!

With three distinct nine hole tracts to challenge any golfer, offering so much natural beauty and nature to make your day all the more special, you simply can’t go wrong with this selection.

The Superintendent and his team are always on top of the course conditions and you’ll find the staff from the Bag-Drop to the Pro-Shop and the Wait-Staff in the Clubhouse very respectful and accommodating. Whenever planning to be in the area, or if you’re living nearby, make it a point to get out to play Thistle Golf Club. It will not disappoint!

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

Hi, JGBlumengold. 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
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/10/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314161405238. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Thistle -- A Must Play Course

Live in Murrells Inlet and play most of the courses from Wilmington to Charleston. Thistle is in the Top 5 for sure. Great layout, staff is friendly & halpful and the course is almost always in excellent condition. If you're visiting the Grand Strand, be sure to play Thistle, You won't be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/27/2021

Thank you for your review, RG1B9D30CC97713DAB2B. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course

Had a great time. Course in great condition and staff was friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/27/2021

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 08/24/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, Patrick5936381. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/16/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Brian8004982! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course!

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