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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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Staff is the best, cheerful very helpful and provides just the right amount of guideance. A nice three 9 hole layout with great challenges. The only downfall was the rain received the day prior so cart path only and most courses are in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 09/06/2017:
Thank you for the kind review! We appreciate the kind words about our staff!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Response from on 08/30/2017:
We are glad to hear you had a great experience!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent

Excellent golf course at a great price. We were a twosome with a noon tee time. We hit some balls on the range, then they called us up early. They loaded our cart and sent us to the starter who sent us out as a twosome and we felt like we had the place to ourselves. No houses, no hassles just a beautifully laid out course. There was still some sand on the greens from the late summer aeration, but they still rolled great, and they should be perfect just in time for the fall season.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 09/15/2017:
Thank you for the 5* review! We are so glad to hear you had such an incredible experience at the course.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Golf Course

Enjoyed our round of golf on a well maintained, challenging and open course. Played Cameron and Steward. Great carts and wonderful experienced staff. Played only one round while in Myrtle Beach, glad it was here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 09/15/2017:
Thank you for the 5* review!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

AMAZING!!!

We played here two days ago and we're going back in about 3 hours and I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. This course is second to none. The finely manicured cuts, the unbelievable cart paths and on course restrooms set this course several notches above the rest. Better bring your A game off the tee. Fairways are tight and trouble lurks everywhere! You will get a rare opportunity to feel like a PGA Tour Pro when you play here. Simply AMAZING!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 08/25/2017:
Thank you so much for the amazing review! We sincerely appreciate all of your kind words and hope you continue to come back and see us!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average at best

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 08/21/2017:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us with your feedback!
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 Excellent
Response from on 08/21/2017:
Thank you!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Mowing while you swing!

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!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 08/17/2017:
Thank you for the feedback. We apologize that you were not made aware of the aerification.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 08/17/2017:
Thank you so much for the review! We apologize that you were not made aware of the aerification.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Response from on 08/16/2017:
We are always looking to improve and would welcome some feedback!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is very nice!

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!

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from 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!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

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:

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 08/16/2017:
Thank you so much for the 5* review! We are glad you had such a pleasurable experience!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Brad

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from 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!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 08/03/2017:
Thank you!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Wow

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from 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.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 08/02/2017:
Thank you for the kind review! We are glad you had a wonderful day!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Easily in top 5 MB courses!

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 07/27/2017:
Thank you!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Back on top!

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 08/01/2017:
Thank you for the 5* review! We are glad to hear you believe the greens are recovering well!
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