Set just minutes away from the village of Calabash, the Thistle Golf Club has been dubbed as one of the Grand Stand’s most challenging and beautiful layouts. This 27-hole Scottish-links golf gem was designed by Tim Cate and was named after an archaic Scottish golf society. The layout that reflects the 1800’s Scottish heritage features the flawless Bent Grass greens, the carefully crafted carved bunkers, rolling fairways, as well as the hillsides that are covered with wild flowers and heathers. While on play, golfers will also encounter the generous wind-swept fairways, large greens, and the stacked sod bunkers. That is why this magnificent layout was dubbed as one of the area’s most demanding course.
The Thistle Golf Club is also a popular golf vacation destination. Each year, thousands of golf enthusiasts and nature lovers flock the resort to experience one of the finest escapades at Myrtle Beach. While golfers enjoy the fine test of golf at the course, non golfing guests can wander around this stunning golf masterpiece. A fine test to golfing skills, the course was given a rating of 74.9 and sloped at 136, and from the Championship tees, the layout offers the 6,997-yard par-72 play. What makes this striking golf vacation destination more attractive is that it does not only cater the golf enthusiasts but the non-golfing guests as well. The skillful balance of nature at its finest and a perfect golf masterpiece makes the Thistle a great venue for solitude and relaxation.
Being one of the region’s finest golf layouts, the Thistle Golf Club has been awarded by Golf Digest with the amazing 4.5 stars rating. Aside from the renowned golf course, the place also boasts about of the old world architecture as well as the abundance of wildlife that surrounds the lakes. Guests can also take time to sit for a while and relax at the majestic clubhouse. The place has the authentic Scottish pub that offers the extensive single malts lists and holds one of the world’s finest collections of golf memorabilia.