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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 35
Length 3351 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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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

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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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Best Golf Club on the Grand Strand

We played the Stewart and Mackay nines. What a beautiful golf course. Fairways are well maintained, greens rolled very fast. There is lots of water on this course, but the layout makes play reasonable.
Accuracy is very important, with a few forced carries over water. This course will always be on the schedule to play when in the Myrtle Beach area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 11/21/2017:
Thank you for the 5* review! Thank you for the kind words about the course and we look forward to having you back next time!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

A golf classic

Thistle is one of my favorite courses in Myrtle Beach. Challenging but fair. In great condition considering I played in November.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Response from on 11/16/2017:
Thank you for the kind review! We are so glad that you enjoyed the challenge of the course!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Long day

Course was very well maintained. Greens fast but fair. Pace of play very poor. Over 5 hours for a round. Rangers came by and did nothing. Not an inexpensive course but they didn’t seem to care if we finished or not. Played the last two holes in near dark. Be careful making afternoons tee time.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from on 10/31/2017:
Thank you for the positive review. We are sorry to hear that you were not happy with the pace of play.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Value for the money

I play there every year, It's a must play. Course conditions never fail to meet our expectations

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 10/24/2017:
Thank you for the 5* review!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overcrowded with no marshals in the afternoon so very slow
Usual rate 134 dollars so overpriced and not really worth what we paid
club house beautiful

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 10/23/2017:
We are sorry to hear you were upset about the pace of play. Aside from that we still hope you enjoyed the course!
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great time on the course

First round of golf for the week, first time visitors and would play this course again. Pace of play was great and course was in great shape. Staff were very friendly and we enjoyed our round :-) See you on our next visit!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 10/31/2017:
Thank you for the 5* review! We look forward to having you back again next time!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Beach Golf

I played the course as a twosome and with a chance of rain and after horn blew and a 40 minute delay we still played in under four hours. The conditions of the course were good. The greens rolled around a 9 and fairways and tees were well manicured. I didn't think the course had much character all the holes were right in front of you. The outside staff offered great service and even cleaned the clubs after the round. I don't think the course is worth golfnow rate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 10/13/2017:
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback! We are happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience at the course and look forward to having you back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It's a peach!

Play here every time I come to the Beach. It's a must play and worth the trip from South Myrtle Beach. Use 22 then 31 North then 17 then 179! Course condition is always great and the staff on the ball. Book a tee time through GolfNow and get a bargain with a hot deal!.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 09/28/2017:
Thank you for another 5* review! We are glad you always make time to come play when you are visiting!
Played On
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 Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 09/27/2017:
Thank you for the 5* review!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not a prickly proposition!

I played here in the spring when the greens had suffered from incorrect application of fertilisers. I was impressed by the layout and the honesty of the club in informing us that the greens were not at their best. I'm pleased to say that the greens are now fully recovered and are in excellent nick! The course is obviously well maintained.The bag drop staff are super and the overall attention to detail is terrific! Even the tee reservations ticket is a cut above the rest! The pro shop staff and bar personnel are of a high quality befitting a club of this standing. The multiple tees make the course playable for all levels of golfer and all are welcomed. Not the cheapest but certainly one of the very best. It's always on my 'must play' Myrtle Beach list! It should be on yours too!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 09/25/2017:
Thank you for the 5* review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the greens and look forward to having you back again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful club house and cours

Can not wait to play this course again. One of my new favorites in the Mrytle Beach area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 09/25/2017:
Thank you for the 5* review!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Layout

Everything about the round at The Thistle was very good. The quality of the facilities is first rate. All of the staff was friendly and helpful. The course itself was all the fun you want in a good golf course. The greens were excellent although difficult to putt due to the undulations and fast conditions. Even though the back nine had just been top dressed it did not adversely affect play at all (dressing was very fine and thinly applied).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Response from on 09/25/2017:
Thank you so much for the 5* review! We appreciate the kind words about our course and staff and hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Could be better

First off for the price range balls should be included. Course was crowded but never saw a ranger. Bag drop guys not very friendly. 90 degrees but only 1 water location each 9 holes.
Upscale price but not service to match

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from on 09/22/2017:
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Customer service is incredibly important to us so we will make sure to pass your message onto our staff.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyed the round and played with a partner who was friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 09/22/2017:
Thank you for the 5* review!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
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
Response from on 09/22/2017:
Thank you!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great views

Course was in very good shape and the greens were great. We love playing this course. It's always in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 09/18/2017:
Thank you for the 5* review!
Played On
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 09/12/2017:
Thank you!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 09/12/2017:
Thank you for the 5* review!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course & staff

The course was in pristine condition and all the staff were just great. The course is open but challenging water holes with strategic sand traps made for thoughtful game play. Highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 09/12/2017:
Thank you for the 5* review! We appreciate the recommendation!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

As good as it gets

The wife and I are avg golfers. We loved this course. It was forgiving on about half the holes, and a little tight on others. We shot our avg; 88 and 92. Fairways and greens were well maintained. It's worth the drive from MB. You can play at cheaper courses and many more expensive ones in the MB area. If you can get a hot deal at Thistle, do it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 09/29/2017:
Thank you for the 5* review! We are so glad to hear you and your wife had an enjoyable day on the course. Come back soon!
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