Thistle Golf Club

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Thistle Golf Club

Course Information

  • Course Architect - Tim Cate
  • Year Opened - 1999
  • Golf Digest Rating - 4.5 stars
  • Greens Fees High Low - 60/130
  • High Season - Feb - May, Sep - Nov
  • Number Of Holes - 27
  • Par For Course - 71/72
  • Walking Policy - Members Only

Course Stats

  • Course Length Forward - 4612
  • Course Length Middle - 6041
  • Course Length Back - 6495
  • Course Length Championship - 6997
  • Course Rating Forward - 67.2
  • Course Rating Middle - 69.8
  • Course Rating Back - 72.2
  • Course Rating Championship - 74.9
  • Slope Rating Forward - 112
  • Slope Rating Middle - 126
  • Slope Rating Back - 131
  • Slope Rating Championship - 136


  • 1815 Olde Thistle Club Rd

    Sunset Beach,   NC   28468


Excellence. Pride. Tradition. These are the hallmarks of Thistle Golf Club, the award-winning golf community in the beautiful Brunswick Islands. Inspired by the original Thistle Club of Scotland, We are home to a 27-hole, links-style golf course with stacked-sod bunkers, rolling fairways, flawless TifEagle Bermuda greens, and majestic clubhouse with a genuine Old World atmosphere. From the imported Scottish bar to the amazing displays of historic documents and golf collectibles, We have a passion and respect for the game and the people who play it. Our uncompromising attention to detail rewards guests and residents alike. Visit soon and share the golf experience that is uniquely Thistle.

Awarded 4½ stars by Golf Digest, Thistle has also has been ranked among the top courses in the Carolinas. Voted #9 Best Golf Course in NC for 2015 and #11 in U.S. for 2015 by

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1815 Olde Thistle Club Rd
Sunset Beach NC 28468


Latitude: 33° 54' 23.7594" / Longitude: -78° 32' 39.48"

Special Directions:

From Myrtle Beach: Drive North on Highway 17 towards Wilmington. As you drive through Little River, turn Right on State Road 179 towards Calabash. Drive approximately 3 miles, straight through Calabash Village to the light (where SR 179 turns right). Go straight through the light and the road becomes Old Georgetown Road. The course is about one mile on the Left.
From Wilmington: Travel South on Highway 17 towards Myrtle Beach. Turn Left on State Road 904. Drive approximately 2 miles. Turn Right on Old Georgetown Road. Entrance will be on your Right.

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