Thistle Golf Club April 2016 Update
Thistle Golf Club is a links style golf course with 27 impeccably manicured holes of golf nestled right over the NC state line in the Calabash area in Sunset Beach, NC, just a quick 20 minute ride north of Myrtle Beach. Christene spent some time getting an update for Tee it up Grand Strand on course conditions from Chad Wiebelhaus, PGA & Head Golf Professional at the Thistle.
The TifEagle Greens have been in for about a year on the Mackay and Stewart nines, so they are fully matured and fast! The greens on the Cameron 9 have about nine months of growth and are looking great as well. When asked what his favorite is, Chad chose the most challenging Stewart 9 and particularly he likes #4, which is a par 5 with huge risks and rewards. Number 4 has big dog leg right but the big hitters can short iron or maybe use a wedge into a par 5 so it is a favorite for the shot-makers along the grand strand. The water on this links style golf course visually comes into play, and can make for some memorable shots. Thistle is generous off the tee and many golfers have boasted their “BEST ROUNDS” to be played here.
Thistle Golf Club is a very player, lady, and junior friendly golf course. In keeping with that, Thistle has added a “Lady’s Pace of Play” teal tee forward of the red tee on the par 4 and par 5’s. Just as the fairway is moan, a nice, flat tee area for these teal tees has been placed. It has been rated by the Carolina Golf Association so it is a legitimate tee that you can post on www.GHIN.com for handicap purposes. Thistle is a pace of play course, and they like to stress the 4 to 4 1/2 hour play pace…no 5 hour rounds of golf here!
The gorgeous clubhouse and porch entice golfers in for an after-round meal and beverage and the picturesque grounds and facilities are becoming a wedding destination for many Carolinians. For more on weddings and events, you can go to www.thistlegolf.com . The golf shop is stocked with up to date attire and golf gear and is sure to light up your shopping desires and equip you for a stylish round!
Chad offers golfers to book directly for great rates and specials. Spring is a busy time for golf, so contact the Thistle and get a tip or two from the staff at 910-444-2500 ext 2 for the golf shop. You can also visit www.thistlegolf.com it is just 2 clicks to get into the booking engine.
Thistle Golf club is located in South Brunswick, convenient to both Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC airports at 1815 Olde Thistle Downs Dr, Sunset Beach, NC 28468.