Thistle Golf Club - Cameron Course

4.4662294118 4.5 stars from 5 (121)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3450 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Thistle 36 3450 yards 0.0 0
Blue 36 3187 yards 0.0 0
White 36 2949 yards 0.0 0
Gold 36 2580 yards 0.0 0
Red 36 2257 yards 0.0 0

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 121 Reviews
5 stars:
83
4 stars:
25
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

112 out of 121 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers locals a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Average at best"


John9814612's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Other reviews had said greens were aerated about 2 weeks ago, they were more like last week and not in good shape. 5 pat 3's and everyone the same, 200 yards, not very interesting or fun. Many holes simply play back and forth. Very nice golf carts as someone else stated. Clubhouse is amazing. Overall an ok course but not anywhere near worth normal rates.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Thistle Golf Club on 08/21/2017:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us with your feedback!


jackd213's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Thistle Golf Club on 08/21/2017:

Thank you!

"Mowing while you swing!"


firefighter41's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens had been plugged the week before, no notification was given to us about these greens until we got to the 1st one, putting green was perfect! A groundskeeper mowed on the tee box directly behind the box we were on and continued to mow the entire time our group hit, very unprofessional, they must be treaching that there because the poor guy had no idea when we confronted him! Overall it's a great course but we payed too much for the way the greens played!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Thistle Golf Club on 08/17/2017:

Thank you for the feedback. We apologize that you were not made aware of the aerification.

"Great course"


Alan5123064's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
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Reviewed on

This was a great course. I just wished I would have known the greens had just been aerated.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Thistle Golf Club on 08/17/2017:

Thank you so much for the review! We apologize that you were not made aware of the aerification.



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Thistle Golf Club on 08/16/2017:

We are always looking to improve and would welcome some feedback!

"Course is very nice!"


u456436056's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in fantastic shape. Greens had been punched 10-14 days ago but not bad. If greens were better I would've given 5-stars. Rained during 2nd nine and they did give a 9 hole raincheck which was nice and much appreciated. Staff was very kind and I'll definitely go back to play. Don't miss this gem!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Thistle Golf Club on 08/16/2017:

Thank you for the positive review! We are sorry to hear about the rain but hope you can make it back again soon!

"Great Course"


Terry2339402's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course with a very challenging layout. It was fun to play even though the conditions were very wet and the greens had been airrated. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The best golf carts on the Grand Strand. We truly enjoyed our experience:


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Thistle Golf Club on 08/16/2017:

Thank you so much for the 5* review! We are glad you had such a pleasurable experience!

"Brad"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing time playing today. I missed my original tee time due to a personal situation and they were very accommodating. Definitely thoughtful individuals in the pro shop. I went by myself and on multiple occasions, I was approached by staff asking me how my round was going. The greens are apparently still recovering from a chemical issue a couple of months ago, but most greens seemed in awesome shape. I do wish that someone would have tried to pair to me up with another group, as I consistently caught up to foursomes and had to play through, feeling rushed...which I felt hurt my score and enjoyment on those holes. Grounds crew costantly working. Starters and staff were very helpful and courteous. I would certainly play again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Thistle Golf Club on 08/08/2017:

Thank you so much for the 5* review! We appreciate the kind words about our staff and are proud to hear they made you feel right at home. Come back and see us again soon!


Jim3273714's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Thistle Golf Club on 08/03/2017:

Thank you!

"Wow"


chippinandaputtin's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great track with some teeth! When we played, the wind was blowing which added to the difficulty. Great layout and I don't thunk there is a bad hole on the course. Service is 5 star.

Add this course to your must play list and bring a few extra balls!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Thistle Golf Club on 08/03/2017:

Thank you so much for the incredible review! We are so glad that you had a wonderful experience at the course.

"Excellent course"


Damian7372297's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A thunder storm hit the area right before we played! We thought the course would be soaked but we were soooo wrong. The course was still in great shape. I couldn't believe it. The course is definitely fun to play! Very impressed. Greens still rolled about 10-11 after the rain!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Thistle Golf Club on 08/02/2017:

Thank you for the kind review! We are glad you had a wonderful day!

"Easily in top 5 MB courses!"


u000008120648's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Highly recommend! First time to play at Thistle. Played all 3 nines despite some thunderstorms. Staff very friendly and helpful. The cart guys even saved my score card and water jug when I dashed into the clubhouse to escape the rain.

Course conditions were superb. Even bunkers well maintained. Greens have totally recovered from the fertilizer burn in May. Great variety of long and short par 4s.

Only negatives are no GPS on carts, so bring a range finder or GPS if you have one, and all par 3s seemed to be about 170-180. I just moved to a different tee box to create some variety.

Highly recommend!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u8735140's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Thistle Golf Club on 07/27/2017:

Thank you!

"Hidden Gem"


dorknfreak's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played the Thistle for the first time. Paired with a member--extremely nice man. Course was in immaculate condition--excellent for shot making and use of all the clubs in your bag. Would play again if I can find the same rate!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Back on top!"


u000005028639's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great conditions, greens are sweet, recovered from whatever ailed them . First off, played in 2:15. :)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Thistle Golf Club on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for the 5* review! We are glad to hear you believe the greens are recovering well!

"Beautiful Track"


dorknfreak's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I have played golf the Myrtle Beach area for more than 15 years now and don't know why I have not made a stop at the Thistle until yesterday. But what a beautiful course with supposedly three 9 holes layout. I played the McKay and Cameron 9s with a member and it was outstanding!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Thistle Golf Club on 07/18/2017:

Thank you so much for the kind review! We are glad you finally gave us a chance and hope to see you again soon!

"One of the best."


u000001709136's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play in North Carolina quite often since I have a second home there. I am familiar with most of the course in the area. I had family with me and we play both Doenachs, Oyster Bay and Thistle. They, along with me, rated Thistle number on followed by Oyster Bay. Last time I played was the first year it was open. This course has truly matured into one of the best in the Carolinas.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A Cut Above"


earldburgess's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best around. Don't hesitate to play this course! 5 stars on all levels. Great shape and wonderful layout. Really enjoyed this course and the friendly professional staff. Lots of nice little extra touches. One of the best course I have played in the NMB area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"King of the North!"


Bob7828426's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The Myrtle Beach area, also referred to as the Grand Strand has three distinct areas. The South Strand, Myrtle Beach "proper" and the North Strand. All three with great courses. But I can tell you the King of the North is surely The Thistle! A 27 hole layout with everything you want in a course. Great layout, challenging holes, green complexes that reward a good shot and penalize a bad one. When you arrrive you will walk into the very best clubhouse in the area and a more than friendly staff. Make sure to take the time to visit the veranda and enjoy the view. Then get ready for a treat! Make this course a "Must Play" when you visit the Golf Capital of the World!

Bob J

Greenwood IN


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Thistle Golf Club on 07/12/2017:

Thank you so much for the 5* review and glowing recommendation. We are glad to hear you had such an incredible experience at the course and hope you come back next time you visit!

"Top notch in every respect"


u383723492's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were best I saw of the 5 courses played the week of July 3rd. Super practice green. Clubhouse is beautiful. Staff was friendly and efficient keeping the pace of play steady. Even the golf carts were above average.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Thistle Golf Club on 08/02/2017:

Thank you for the kind review! We are glad you were so happy with the course and we hope to see you again next time you visit!


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