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Thistle Golf Club Single Golfers Welcome at This Course Same Day Tee Times Available!

8840 Old Thistle Downs Drive, Calabash, North Carolina

Thistle Golf Club & Estates is a combination exclusive golf course and residential community along the Grand Strand in the quiet town of Sunset Beach, North Carolina.  The Thistle features three courses - Cameron, Mackay, and Stewart - and boasts an authentic Scottish feel to it thanks to designer Tim Cate.    Cate designed the club based on the Links of Leith, located in Edinburgh, Scotland and traditionally known as the birthplace of golf.

From first glance, the Thistle appears to be a formidable course.  However, this course is actually more golfer friendly than it appears.  Cate relied on visual deception to make this course appear more cunning and deceptive than it really is.  Despite the fact that the course is actually easy going enough for beginners to enjoy, it does entice players of all skill levels to bring forth their best game.  The Thistle presents 27 stunning holes, some of the best golfers have seen along the Grand Strand.

The Thistle goes above and beyond, straying away from traditionally used 8-minute tee times to offer 12-minute tee times for a longer, more enjoyable play experience.  Combined with the fact that the course is in impeccable shape, it is no wonder golfers travel from all across the country to enjoy this magnificent gem.  Players are able to enjoy the game in every traditional sense and thanks to additional tee times, a leisurely pace promotes the most relaxing game in the Myrtle Beach area.  This course is a must play for those that truly love the game of golf.


Anytime Tee Time Rates
Course Architect - Tim Cate
Year Opened - 2000
Course Slope - 136
Holes - 27

Thistle Golf Club Scorecard

Cameron
Hole # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Thistle 370 414 433 183 518 421 380 206 525
Blue 349 356 410 156 475 396 355 109 500
White 326 326 363 134 446 376 337 164 477
Gold 270 271 309 108 428 315 286 144 449
Red 246 251 284 85 368 279 248 106 390
HNCP 7 4 5 8 3 6 2 9 1
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5
Mackay
Hole # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Thistle 429 396 211 397 422 184 555 395 558
Blue 392 350 192 370 399 171 546 368 530
White 371 334 159 347 371 144 526 340 500
Gold 315 301 158 297 353 129 503 294 426
Red 291 277 125 267 261 108 360 266 400
HNCP 4 5 9 7 3 8 1 6 2
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 5
Stewart
Hole # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Thistle 378 404 193 543 200 545 434 443 211
Blue 347 333 178 515 186 520 424 411 193
White 317 328 156 475 163 486 397 377 177
Gold 271 304 139 459 139 420 366 315 163
Red 232 243 99 412 99 388 335 270 110
HNCP 9 7 6 3 6 5 1 3 4
Par 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 4 3