Excellence. Pride. Tradition. These are the hallmarks of this award winning golf community. Named after the prestigious Thistle Club in Leith, Scotland, Thistle Golf Club in Sunset Beach, N.C., is just a short drive up the coast from Myrtle Beach. Offering one the most beautiful yet challenging 27- hole layouts on the Grand Stand. At Thistle Golf Club, the attention to detail is evident throughout – from the design and condition of the course, the grand clubhouse, to the attentive service you receive from the moment you arrive.
The clubhouse interior boasts many antiquities salvaged from Old World European buildings and classically paired with the best in modern conveniences. With an interior of high exposed-beam ceilings, the imported Scottish bar to the amazing displays of historic documents and golf collectibles, including antiques from Europe and golf artifacts from the British Isle, you will feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the early 1800’s. The Thistle Clubhouse is a crown jewel and is unsurpassed in the region.
Thistle Golf Club truly offers a genuine Old World atmosphere. Thistle Golf Club has been created with a passion and respect for the game and the people who play it.
The creation of Thistle Golf Club began with a beautiful piece of land and a talented course designer, Tim Cate. The skillful blending of natural elevation changes and wetlands with carefully carved bunkers and large greens is visually stunning.
Recent work and renovations include revamped traps and reconstruction of numerous bulkheads. New greens are currently being installed, one nine at a time. The original Bentgrass greens proved difficult to maintain during the high heat and humidity of the summer months. The renovation of the greens, to TifEagle Bermuda, started with the MacKay nine (completed September 2014), and will be followed by the Cameron nine (May 2015), and will finish up with the Stewart nine (July 2015). The conversion to TifEagle Bermuda will provide a more consistent surface year-round.
Thistle is a luxury gated community, where custom designed homes offer unobstructed views of rolling fair¬ways, shimmering lakes and acres of wildflowers. This course is one you will not want to miss.