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4.5
250 Reviews (250)
5 Stars
167
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
93.4%
Recommend this course
232 out of 250 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.6
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.8%
Recommend this course
30 out of 31 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.6
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.0%
Recommend this course
38 out of 40 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 35
Length 3351 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Thistle Golf Club
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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

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in North Carolina (2016 #1) (2015 #9)
  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (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

4.5
250 Reviews (250)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Patio Dining 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 26
Water Hazards 26
Forced Carries 25
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 21
Locals 19
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 26
Convenient to the City 6
In the 'Burbs 6

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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging but fair

The staff was friendly and helpful. The course was in very good shape, especially this early into the golf season. It is a very challenging layout, but is also fair. We enjoyed the track very much!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Overall you cannot give this course antyhing but 5 stars. They were dooing a great job managing the COVID 19 constraints so services were partially available The staff was excellent and very friendly, loved the course, it is pricey so not something I wold do on a regular basis. But great course wold highly recommend it!

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Memorial Weekend

Course was wet, and was cart path only. However, it was a great layout with a combination of wide open fairways and strategy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing

This golf course is in the best shape of any course I have played in months. Most people have a problem paying $100 for a round of golf, I don't and it was money well spent. I will be hers for a couple months and I will definitely play a couple more times before I leave. Also, I am from Orlando, where I played many different great golf courses in the last couple months.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Marvelous

This course is in the best condition I have played in a long time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

The course was in great shape for this time of year, and a big rain yesterday, really enjoy playing this course
challenging layout and very scenic, staff are very friendly

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Thistle

First time playing course, was impressed with facility and grounds. I was disappointed with a course of this caliber that there wasn’t any rangers for pace of play. Back nine there 4 groups on at least 3 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Thistle

Lots of water and woods but it’s playable and greens are very good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Outstanding Course / Great Layout

Outstanding course, scenery and layout in excellent condition. Layout is challenging, but fair for scoring with a few well-placed shots. Greens are fast, but true. Staff was friendly and conscientious. Pro shop was pristine. Course restrooms were outstanding.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful

The course was in excellent shape and the greens were top notch. Expensive compared to some courses in the area, but worth it. Difficult track but if you’re up for the challenge, it’s pretty amazing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Thistle - Stewart/ Mackay

Beautiful entrance and clubhouse. Great service from the bag drop, pro shop, food service and cart girl. Very organized and well run. Course was in very good shape. The two nines we play were a challenging layout. Not sure I would pay the highest rate. We played after 1 to get the afternoon rate. It was extremely hot the day we played (August heat in NC). I would like to come back and play the Cameron nine, I would recommend a trip here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Costal Carolina golf

Very interesting layout receptive greens wonderful helpful staff
Must play when in the area

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Scheduling is flawed

Had 1st tee time at 7:45 and was told play slow can’t play back 9 until 10am. Then at 10 they put a foursome out right in front of my twosome. Course is amazing and always is great shape but scheduling system is flawed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Wet day at thistle

Absolutely love the layout at thistle. Recent rains forced cart path only, but my group still had a great time. Tee boxes were a little choppy but the fairways and greens were in excellent condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
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
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Played in under 4 hours on a Saturday. The course is in great condition, as always. Thistle has become my favorite course in the area since I consider it a demanding, yet fair, challenge for golfers of all experience levels.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Greens very fast and hard to read. Fairways wet and spongy. Enjoyed the day.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Scotland across the Pond

This course captures the flavour of the true links as well as any on this side of the "big Atlantic hazard". The clubhouse alone is worth the price of admission, with a huge fireplace and a grand timbered structure. A great experience and test drive for a trip overseas,

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
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