Thistle Golf Club pays homage to its 19th century roots with an immaculate golf course with a Scottish flair. The layout is beautiful and challenging
Thistle Golf Club is nicely located in Sunset Beach, NC. If the name sounds familiar, it should. It shares the name with the prestigious Thistle Golf Club of Leith, Scotland, which was originally established in 1815. Although the Thistle of the Carolinas is thousands of miles away, it still has the same hallmarks as its namesake. Excellence, Pride, and Tradition are a huge part of the foundation that Thistle Golf Club was founded on. Once you step foot inside this gated community, you will feel the sense of pride that they take in making your experience a most enjoyable and memorable one.
Thistle Golf Club boasts a beautiful and challenging layout. They have 27-holes that are always in perfect condition. Golf course designer Tim Cate’s creativity really comes through at the Thistle. Cate has kept the natural elevation changes and wetlands intact and they add a nice challenge to your round. Bulkheads and bunkers litter the course and they too add to its difficulty. The greens at Thistle Golf Club are TifEagle Bermuda Grass. Golfers will love the size of the greens but, be careful not to three putt. Rolling hills, natural areas, glistening lakes, and wildflowers make for a visually pleasing round of golf. Thistle is a golf course that you will not soon forget.
After driving through the gates, players are welcomed with a beautiful traditional style Scottish Clubhouse. The clubhouse offers a fully stocked pro shop. It also has memorabilia dating back to the 1800s. Try to arrive early and take a moment to look at their artifacts. We also recommend that you stop by the Pot Bunker Pub and have a delicious meal. Thistle Golf Club also has a great place to warm up before you tee off. They offer a 20,000 sq. ft. range, 10,000 sq. ft. putting green, and a short game area with a greenside bunker. Looking to sharpen your game? No problem. The Thistle has two PGA certified teaching professionals on staff and they will be more than happy to help you.
Thistle Golf Club is a great addition to any Grand Strand golf trip. The golf course is always in excellent condition and the attention to detail is so evident. The layout features a perfect amount of challenge, beauty, and fun. Thistle is very nicely located. In fact it is just a short drive to Myrtle Beach and also within an hour of downtown historic Wilmington. There is also a fabulous variety of lodging close by as well as a great selection of restaurants. So, come tee it up at the Thistle and see why local and visiting golfers leave with memories for a lifetime.
|1815 Olde Thistle Club Rd.||Website|
|Sunset Beach, NC 28468||Yardage Book|