A taste of Scottish Tradition

Awarded 4.5 STARS by Golf Digest, Thistle Golf Club has quickly become one of the region’s finest golf courses. Located in beautiful Sunset Beach, NC this gorgeous facility is named after the prestigious Thistle Club in Leith, Scotland.

Featuring one of the most stunning and challenging 27 hole layouts along the Trail, Thistle Golf Club transcends excellence and tradition. A Tim Cate design, it reflects it’s 1815 Scottish heritage with rolling fairways, stacked-sod bunkers and undulating greens.

Thistle 6th

Using his uncanny skills and vision to blend natural elevation changes with wetlands, nicely carved bunkers and large greens, Cate’s creation is striking and an absolute pleasure to play. In addition, the golf course is always in pristine condition.

Thistle Golf Club was created with an extensive amount of forethought and offers the finest in country club living. The magnificent clubhouse features a well stocked pro shop, a Scottish pub and an amazing collection of old world golf memorabilia.

New greens are currently being installed, one nine at a time. The original Bentgrass greens proved to be too difficult to maintain during the extreme heat in the summer. The new greens will be TifEagle Bermuda which is a more heat tolerant strain of grass.

The golf course is surrounded by a tranquil nature preserve with acres of beautiful wildflowers, wetlands and an abundance of wildlife. We urge you to reserve your tee time and discover why this fascinating facility is enjoying such rave reviews.

Thistle Clubhouse

Whether you’re a member or a guest at Thistle Golf Club, you will enjoy attentive service and southern hospitality from warm and friendly staff. Your experience begins from the minute you arrive at the bag drop until you put your clubs back into your trunk!


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