Thistle Golf Club, Sunset Beach

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  • Played the Thistle Golf Club which is in a gated community and has residents that own there like Maury Povich and Connie Chung. There are three 9's at this Club. We played the Cameron and McKay 9's. D...  more »
  • The course was in excellent condition for end of Dec and Jan. We played the McKay / Cameron 9s. Pretty much a target course with a few holes requiring a fairly long drive. The greens were in better sh...  more »
  • Thistle golf course features three, 9 holes courses, each of which is pristinely kept, from the manicured greens, to the flawless fairways to the finely laid out bunkers. Customer service is first rat...  more »
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  • The golf course itself was great. We had a party of 8 playing and we called twice ahead of time to tell them we needed to rent clubs. They gave us a hard time for not everyone having have clubs when they only had four sets to rent. This led us to a late start and we got chased on the course a number of times saying we were "too slow" and "holding everyone up" when no one was behind us and we finished in under 4 hours.
  • Every once in a while, a golf course designer is blessed with a great tract of land, appropriate funding and the license to create something rather special. Such was the case with Tim Cate and Thistle Golf Club. With its roots in Scottish links golf, this is a 27-hole layout, comprising the Cameron, Stewart and MacKay nines, that will challenge and enthral in equal measure. This is arguably one of Tim Cate's best layouts, and one that all links enthusiasts will relish.
  • Excellent golf coarse. Wonderful club house. One of my favorites for sure.
  • BEWARE ---"THISTLE RAIN CHECK POLICY". My group was scheduled to play March 11, 2017, but due to Snow, Sleet, and Wind they closed the course. We were issued 31 Rain Checks for this event. This year we were scheduled on Monday, March 12th, with 25 Rain Checks (6 could not make it this year), and the forecast for the day was a 100% chance of Rain. When I arrived at the course asked Bill working the counter what was their Rain Check Policy. I was told 5 holes or less you’ll get 18 holes. If it was 6 to 12 holes you would get 9 holes. Anything over 12 holes would be nothing, which many would consider fair. The lead groups only got to the 4th hole, and we all returned to the Club House, due to 25+ mile an hour winds and heavy rain. When I asked for 25 new Rain Checks, we were informed they wouldn't issue a new Rain Check on a Rain Check. I was told we had a year to use them, which would have been fine if we lived in the area. However, this was an annual golf trip where everyone lives at least 11 hours away. After discussing with several Pro's and General Managers at our other courses for the trip, they felt this policy was UNFAIR. They at minimum issued the old rain check, which would expire by the end of the week. They stated we could come back between 4:00 and 5:00 PM for the remainder of the week, and they would ATTEMPT to get us out on the course. I informed them that it would be extremely difficult and/or impossible for the entire group, because: 1. Having all afternoon Tee Times of 12:30 to 1:15 at other courses, plus travel time. 2. Mostly Seniors between 62 to 75 years old. 3. Night encroaching around 7:00PM, and with their estimate time getting out, only gives 2-3 hours to play 18 holes. Six guys managed to rush around and barely get 9 holes in before night fell. At $82.00 X 25 =$2050.00 not a bad RIP OFF on mostly SENIORS. BOTTOM LINE IS WE DIDN'T GET WHAT WE PAID FOR. Can't comment on Course never got to play it. Rich Honeychurch
  • Top notch golf course. Incredible community, magnificent homes. Great food at Pot Bunker's Pub.
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