Thistle Honored by GolfPass Reviewers Among Nation’s Best-Conditioned Courses

One of the North Strand’s most popular tracks has now earned national acclaim, as reviewers at GolfPass have named Thistle Golf Club in its Golfers’ Choice 2022 awards as among America’s Top 25 Courses for Best Conditions.

Coming in as the 24th-ranked course in the country in this category, Thistle and its fellow honorees have been lauded here for the exemplary work their respective grounds crews and superintendents have put forth to present superior course conditions to their customers. A 27-hole complex consisting of the Mackay, Stewart and Cameron nines, the Tim Cate design at Thistle has earned a score of 4.7 out of 5 stars for conditions based on 393 golfer reviews, which also rate the course highly in five additional categories for value (4.5), layout (4.8), friendliness (4.8), pace of play (4.4), and amenities (4.6).

With its overall rating of 4.7, GolfPass reviewers have also included Thistle among its Golfers’ Choice 2022 selections for Best Golf Courses in North Carolina.

The national ranking honor comes at a time when Thistle has been busy with an ambitious new stacked sod project, implementing the PermaEdge Bunker System throughout the property that has already further enhanced the course’s aesthetics and functionality (see photo). will be visiting Thistle in the coming weeks to offer a more comprehensive look at this dynamic project.

Congratulations to Thistle General Manager Kevan Moore and his team for the outstanding work they’ve put forth in earning this honor!