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4.4
201 Reviews (201)
5 Stars
133
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
90.3%
Recommend this course
185 out of 201 reviews
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4.3
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.7%
Recommend this course
24 out of 28 reviews
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4.4
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
23
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
89.5%
Recommend this course
34 out of 38 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 35
Length 3351 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Thistle Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Thistle 35 3351 yards
Blue 35 3168 yards
White 35 2894 yards
Gold 35 2583 yards
Red 35 2179 yards
Scorecard for Cameron / Stewart
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Thistle M: 73.6/138 370 414 433 183 518 421 380 206 525 3450 6801
Blue M: 71.2/131 349 356 410 156 475 396 355 190 500 3187 6355
White M: 68.5/123 W: 74.4/137 326 326 363 134 446 376 337 164 477 2949 5843
Gold M: 66.2/112 W: 71.0/129 270 271 309 108 428 315 286 144 449 2580 5163
Red W: 67.0/113 246 251 284 85 368 279 248 106 390 2257 4436
Handicap 14 8 10 16 6 12 4 18 2
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 14 8 10 16 6 12 4 18 2

Course Details

Year Built 2000
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

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Reviews

4.4
201 Reviews (201)

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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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
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
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
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great golf, great castle clubhouse

Live in Wilmington and made trip down here. Payed $56 bucks. Golf staff, especially bag loaders, were extremely nice. Loved the course, great layout and very challenging. We loved it so much we wanted to play the 3rd 9 holes after and their rate is $50 for it?!? That is only complaint.

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

Really nice

Our group loved the course. Played all 27 holes. Nice layout. Plenty water and bunker challenges. Pace was really good. Starters and rangers were friendly. A lil bit over priced thoigh.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I Really Liked This Course.

Interesting layout for all three nines and even though I played in the winter, the overseeing made the fairways plush. Great practice facilities and the staff are all very attentive and accommodating. Best course I have played in the area. Don't miss it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Would have been great if not for one very rude staff member

I played 18 holes here today, 3/11/19 while on my honeymoon. First of all the facilities and course were fantastic, it can be challenging from the tips but if you play smart there are plenty of birdie opportunities. Almost everyone I met was very polite and helpful. Now for why I'm giving a one star rating, I checked in and walked back outside to get a cart, the guys at the cart stand were very friendly, I had paid for a bag of driving range balls to warm up before my round and they directed me to park the cart in the parking spaces behind the driving range, my wife drove the cart to the paved parking spaces behind the range and began reading a book, I walked to a spot at the range and began hitting balls. Mid way through my backswing an older African American man who was also hitting balls on the range loudly told me I needed to move my cart as I was not allowed to park there. I informed him that I was directed to park there by the staff. He then began shouting at me in front of everyone at the range that he worked there and the staff work for him. I told him I would move the cart when I was done hitting range balls. He shouted at me again and told me to move the cart, I told him I only had 12 range balls left and will move it when I'm done with them. He left for a couple minutes I presume to talk to someone about me. When he came back he didn't say anything to me but was loudly telling the person next to him how rude I was and that you "can't make this stuff up". I have been playing golf for 19 years and have never been so disappointed at the behavior of a staff member as I was today. Unfortunately I don't think I'll be coming back as long as he is working at The Thistle.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Would have been a great round if not for a very rude staff member

I played 18 holes here today, 3/11/19 while on my honeymoon. First of all the facilities and course were fantastic, it can be challenging from the tips but if you play smart there are plenty of birdie opportunities. Almost everyone I met was very polite and helpful. Now for why I'm giving a one star rating, I checked in and walked back outside to get a cart, the guys at the cart stand were very friendly, I had paid for a bag of driving range balls to warm up before my round and they directed me to park the cart in the parking spaces behind the driving range, my wife drove the cart to the paved parking spaces behind the range and began reading a book, I walked to a spot at the range and began hitting balls. Mid way through my backswing an older African American man who was also hitting balls on the range loudly told me I needed to move my cart as I was not allowed to park there. I informed him that I was directed to park there by the staff. He then began shouting at me in front of everyone at the range that he worked there and the staff work for him. I told him I would move the cart when I was done hitting range balls. He shouted at me again and told me to move the cart, I told him I only had 12 range balls left and will move it when I'm done with them. He left for a couple minutes I presume to talk to someone about me. When he came back he didn't say anything to me but was loudly telling the person next to him how rude I was and that you "can't make this stuff up". I have been playing golf for 19 years and have never been so disappointed at the behavior of a staff member as I was today. Unfortunately I don't think I'll be coming back as long as he is working at The Thistle.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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