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4.4
207 Reviews (207)
5 Stars
137
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
90.2%
Recommend this course
191 out of 207 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.0%
Recommend this course
23 out of 25 reviews
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4.4
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.0%
Recommend this course
36 out of 40 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3450 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Thistle Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1999
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

Best of Lists

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in North Carolina (2016 #1) (2015 #9)
  • Golf Advisor: Best of Golf Advisor (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

4.4
207 Reviews (207)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 26
Bunkers 25
Forced Carries 24
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 20
Locals 18
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 25
Convenient to the City 6
Near Local Attractions 6

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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Always fun

Great golf course. A must when you are in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Rake the bunkers or charge less

Great course that could be great except bunkers look like litter boxes

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is a gem

Absolutely loved playing this course. Greeted by starter who set the tone for the day, extremely friendly. Immaculate greens, well manicured fairways. My only complaint is the bunkers were not raked from previous days play, did not affect my play, love the layout. Will play again regardless of price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Myrtle Beach area golf

We had a great day playing an awesome course in Myrtle Beach. With all the rain the course was still in great shape. Greens were slippery but fair and rolled smooth.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Post storm round

Course was very soggy after torrential downfall but course was playable and we were offered a chance to come back another day. This is one of the nicest places to play in Brunswick county - definitely an upper tier course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic Links Style Course!

What a great place! Played Cameron and Mackay - fantastic layout and course conditions were really good for August. Staff was very friendly and accommodating to allow the Wife and I play as a two-some. Fairways were great and the greens were fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Played from the Blue tees today. Play to an 8 hdcp. Was a single that got paired up with a real nice guy from No. VA and a couple from Holland. Course was in great shape. Greens ran well and held the approach. Enjoyed the layout and the playability. Staff was friendly and working hard. Food and beverage was good in the clubhouse and worth the money. I recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Good round at thistle

First off, 7:45. Back nine times scheduled u til 9:55, so a 2:20 pace for 9 is pretty much guaranteed! ;(
Course in very good shape, fairways tees and greens all in great shape, but aeration beginning with collars and aprons

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Good shape

Course conditions are great right now. Greens rolling true.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
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
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always nice

A very nice course, in good conditions every time. The driving range bag could be a little more generous only about 20balls. Very enjoyable time!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average course masquerading as a 5 star ciurse

Course was in ok shape, nothing spectacular. In no was is it a 150 dollar course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
3.0

Nice course but poorly run

Golf course was in good condition. But no ranger to keep play moving. We waited on every shot and that spoiled the day. Also, our cart brake did not lock and card holder was broken. For the price, we will not be going back.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

One of the best courses in NMB

One of the prettiest golf course/ housing developments around. The clubhouse is gorgeous and they have a great bar/ outdoor seating area. The course is definitely challenging and the bunkering and greens are world-class. I would HIGHLY recommend this course for the medium to advanced players. The only knocks I would have is the chipping area is very “rough” and I was surprised you have to buy range balls. For the price they charge, everyone should get a small bag of balls included. It did not match the high end experience of everything else the club has to offer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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