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Thistle Golf Club

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Address: 1815 Olde Thistle Club Road, Sunset Beach, NC 28468
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+1 910-444-2500
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07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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Thistle Golf Club & Estates is an exclusive golf and residential...

Thistle Golf Club & Estates is an exclusive golf and residential community, located in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, offering a limited 145 custom golf estates on 27 magnificent holes. Enjoy the finest in country club living with a luxury resort lifestyle, surrounded by an idyllic nature preserve, acres of wildflowers wetlands, and rare wildlife.

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Great course all around

Thistle is a fantastic course from the time you drop your bags to the time you're back in your car. Club house and staff is hands down above the rest. Even the golf carts are the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert C
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thistle is a fantastic course from the time you drop your bags to the time you're back in your car. Club house and staff is hands down above the rest. Even the golf carts are the most comfortable, bar none. The course was in great shape despite all of the rain the week prior to our trip. The food following... More 

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Washington DC
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A notch above, this course, 27 holes, is fun, challenging and in near perfect condition for any golfer. By far best of 4 courses played (at Myrtle) this spring. Very friendly staff, great club house up scale golfing. Played all 27 holes and each nine was well designed for exciting golf.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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357 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The course is always in great shape. Carts are nice and fancier than most. It's well kept and manicured. It's a challenging course but by no means unfair. Despite a bit of rain the day we played, most in our group ranked this as the best of the 5 courses we played.

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Calabash, NC
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finast golf course in the Myrtle Beach area. Very classy Clubhouse with great food and beverages. All employees are top shelf

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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We travel to Myrtle Beach twice a year but until now we had never played The Thistle. The course was in terrific condition from tee to green. The staff were all friendly and polite. I look forward to playing there again in the near future.

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Jamie R, General Manager at Thistle Golf Club, responded to this review

mfa52, Thank you for playing the Thistle and taking the time to review your experience. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful experience and hope to see you again in the future. Thank you. More 

Denver, Colorado
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1,123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,233 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Visiting family that lives in Sunset Beach for part of the year, my brother took us to his favorite course. Great clubhouse - great staff.

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Jamie R, General Manager at Thistle Golf Club, responded to this review

Denver60, Thank you for playing Thistle Golf Club and thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. I noticed that you titled your review "Terriffic" and then rated your experience as 4-stars. If you would be so kind, could you let me know what prompted the 4-star rating. We are always interested to see what we... More 

Myrtle Beach
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Thistle Golf Club was at one time a Private Club. But now Public and available through the Myrtle Beach Golf Passport and perhaps other discount groups at fairly reasonable rates (in winter) The clubhouse is magnificent and in the Scottish style. Brand new electric carts. Great practice area. There are three nines. No homes around the holes, just lots... More 

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Jamie R, General Manager at Thistle Golf Club, responded to this review

Nomorerentalagencies, Thank you for taking the time to review Thistle Golf Club. We appreciate your kind words and thank you for playing our course. I would like to verify that we do not allow carts in our parking lot, even though some other courses may, due to liability issues. If this was the only reason for your 4-star review, now... More 

Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

My favorite course on the strand. A must play. A bit pricey for a retiree to play on a regular basis, but plan to hit it at least once every season. All three nines are special and offer a challenge to all levels of golfers.

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Jamie R, General Manager at Thistle Golf Club, responded to this review

Chipper56, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review of our property. I'm happy to see, even at premium rate, you continue to put Thistle into your rotation. Are you familiar with our Hickory Stick Loyalty Program? If not, please call a member of our Professional Staff at 910.444.2500 for details, it's a program designed for locals.... More 

Whitsett, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

We don't play The Thistle enough. This course is always a gem. Even though it was late December and wet, the course was in great shape. The greens roll out so if you can stomach a four foot come-backer you've found the right place. Jeff and the team at bag check are great.

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Jamie R, General Manager at Thistle Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you Jay for the great review. We pride ourselves on FAST greens. I've had many of the 4 footers myself....scary at times. I will pass on the kind words about Jeff and the team. Don't be a stranger, come back soon. More 

Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I live in the area part time and have played many of the courses in the area. I'm actually a member at Big Cats and am embarrassed to say that I prefer to play Thistle. I played with a group of locals who play here every week. After playing several courses in the area I have to say that this... More 

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Jamie R, General Manager at Thistle Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome review of Thistle Golf Club. Our maintenance staff thanks you for the many compliments. The staff here also prides themselves on giving friendly, excellent service to everyone that walks though the doors. We also look forward to seeing you bring your buddies from up north to play the Thistle. More 

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