Multimedia Spotlight: Thistle Golf Club

Join us for a dynamic sightseeing tour of a North Strand design that honors the finest traditions of the game’s birthplace: Thistle Golf Club near Myrtle Beach in Sunset Beach, N.C.



Each morning, as the sun rises, a new day dawns over Thistle Golf Club.

And with each new day, Thistle’s Scottish legacy comes to life for the enjoyment of its members and guests. With historical ties dating back to 1815 and the original Thistle Golf Club located in Leith, Scotland, this modern day masterpiece offers 27 holes of brilliant Scottish tradition located in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, just 20 minutes north of Myrtle Beach.

The three nines; Stewart, MacKay and Cameron, offer a golf experience as it was meant to be, with stunning visuals, challenging design features and impeccable conditions year-round … a truly authentic golf experience. Challenging par-fives and picturesque par-threes are beautifully designed with traditional Scottish mounding and sandy waste areas that attract an array of natural wildlife commonly seen everyday here at Thistle Golf Club.

With exclusive home sites, residents are prideful of their peaceful surroundings while golfers enjoy a classic golf experience with expansive natural views set amongst this naturally beautiful property. Thistle Golf Club is served by its attentive member staff dedicated to excellence here within this spectacular clubhouse. The stunning architecture embraces classic ‘old-world-European’ design with timeless materials including quarried stone, red brick, massive wooden beams and slate roof that houses timeless golf artifacts and memorabilia…not commonly found anywhere in the world. Panoramic views from the back deck overlook the putting green and numerous holes from the MacKay and Cameron nines.

Thistle Golf Club has graciously accepted Golf Digest’s four-and-a-half-star rating for six straight years and continues to exceed player expectations for course conditions and service. Excellence, pride and tradition are the principles that have created and continue to shape Thistle Golf Club.

Come experience for yourself how these three virtues have created an unforgettable golf experience at Thistle Golf Club.

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