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About Thistle Golf Club (Sunset Beach, NC)

If you’re one of those golfers who think there’s not such a thing as a leisurely round of golf on the Grand Strand, then think again. With starts on the 27-holes of Thistle Golf Club running 12 minutes apart, chances are you’ll rediscover the joy of playing with time to think and actually savour the game.

Another of the many excellent designs of master golf course architect Tim Cates, the course is meant to capture hints of the Scottish countryside, with wildflowers, heather and rolling mounds. And while there’s an absence of pot bunkers, there’s no doubt Cates was trying to capture a links feel on this course.

The West nine moves through wetlands and coastal forests with some stands of dense trees. Some holes are open and some are closed. Greens on the North nine almost all open and cater to the game of the average golfer. With five sets of tees on it and the other two nine-hole tracks, the course is a favorite among women. Like the other 18 holes, water plays a prominent role on the South nine as well.

For those wanting more of a challenge, the back tees provide it, especially holes like the 555-yard par-5 No. 7, a dogleg that’s as tough as they come when the wind is in play. With a huge traditional Scottish clubhouse, Thistle provides any amenity a golfer could want.

Golf course details

TypePublic
Year Built--
DesignerTim Cate
Greens Tif Eagle
Practice Area(s)Array
Course Record--

Location

The address for Aberdeen Country Club is 1815 Olde Thistle Club Road, Sunset Beach, NC 28468. .

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4.6Based on 106 reviews
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Arun

slow play on course not managed well by staff

slow play on course not managed well by staff

Published on 2021-10-20 09:12:45
Chris

Great course but were overbooked the play was very slow...

Great course but were overbooked the play was very slow and we rushed to get out to play replay .

Published on 2021-10-20 07:02:52
James

Great carts, well organized starts, interesting track. Frequent visits by...

Great carts, well organized starts, interesting track. Frequent visits by on course bev cart; did not try inside food/bev. Overall excellent experience here (not quite to the River's Edge standard, but close). We will return here.

Published on 2021-10-14 06:36:03
Paul

Impressive facilities and very good staff.

Impressive facilities and very good staff.

Published on 2021-10-14 06:35:55
william

The course was in AMAZING shape and really enjoyed it....

The course was in AMAZING shape and really enjoyed it. The staff in the club house were truly professional and great.

Published on 2021-10-14 06:06:46
John

Great course

Great course

Published on 2021-09-17 03:50:16
Timothy

Best course, golf carts,, restaurant food,, and staff at all...

Best course, golf carts,, restaurant food,, and staff at all courses we played this week.

Published on 2021-09-13 09:10:17
Kyle

Great shape, nicest course played

Great shape, nicest course played

Published on 2021-09-01 07:48:58
Michael

great all round conditions

great all round conditions

Published on 2021-09-01 07:12:14
Shawn

No complaints. Day was fantastic.

No complaints. Day was fantastic.

Published on 2021-08-31 07:08:02