Myrtle Beach Golf Course Rankings Spotlight: Thistle Golf Club

North Myrtle Beach gem is the finest 27-hole facility on the Grand Strand

With an entire list of our Top 25 Myrtle Beach Golf Course Rankings at your disposal, planning the right courses to play on your next Coastal Golfaway can be both really exciting and a little overwhelming. Allow us to help by pointing you in the direction of one very solid option in North Myrtle Beach: Thistle Golf Club.

Located in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach, Thistle is the best 27-hole facility on the Grand Strand, according to our Golf Course Rankings, and provides a fantastic, Scottish-inspired golf experience. Thistle’s three nines – Stewart, Mackay and Cameron – were all designed by Tim Cate.

Each nine is quintessentially Scottish but in a unique Lowcountry setting, so that no matter which two nines you play, the challenges you face are always creative and different. Thistle’s par 5s are difficult, but the par 3s are as playable as they are beautiful to look at. And with a backdrop that will blow you away, design features that will challenge you to play your best and conditions that are optimal year-round, Thistle is a great choice no matter when you plan to stay & play.

Thistle’s staff inside the iconic brick, stone and wood clubhouse are known by locals and returning visitors for their unparalleled customer service. The clubhouse porch overlooks the practice putting green in addition to having views of several holes, making it the ultimate setting to sit and relax with friends and family before or after your round.

Everyone knows there’s a lot of great golf to be played on the Grand Strand. We highly recommend giving Thistle a shot. It’s #16 on Coastal Golfaway’s Top 25 for many reasons, and one visit is all it takes see why.