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1815 Olde Thistle Club Rd
Sunset Beach, NC  28468
United States
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MacKay Course

9 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

36 par | 3,547 yards | 136 slope

74.9 rating | Bermuda grass

Recommend this course: +0 -0

MacKay Golf Course Description

The 9-hole "MacKay" course at the Thistle Golf Club facility in Sunset Beach, North Carolina features 3,547 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 74.9 and it has a slope rating of 136 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Tim Cate, the MacKay golf course opened in 1999. Dave Henninger manages the course as the General Manager.

Course Reviews

We played the west and the south. This was a perfect golf experience. The course was fantastic. The greens were amazing and so was everything else. Clubhouse was beautiful and everyone who worked there was very friendly. I had no complaints. One of the best courses in the area.

Very nice golf course for the money. Clubhouse wasn't open yet but it looked stunning... awesome Scottish castle setup with gargoyles and everything, very nice. Employees in the temporary clubhouse were very nice, starter was good, bag guys weren't the greatest.

Course was in great shape and plays nicely. Definitely able to score on the course and it doesn't have all the long grass in horrible spots like a links course normally would.

Overall, a great value.

The Thistle Golf Club is awesome!!

Had a very enjoyable day at The Thistle Golf Club. Everyone there was extremely friendly! The course was in very good shape and very playlable. Their 12 minute tee time interval makes for a very enjoyable pace of play as well. Do NOT miss the Thistle next time you are in Myrtle Beach!


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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Nate R. N/A 41 41 06/14/08
2 Joe L. N/A 60 60 07/10/08
3 David S. 5 76 71 08/26/09
4 Jack B. 19 90 71 04/05/09
5 Matt R. 4 76 72 08/09/11
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
5 Matt R. 4 76 72 08/09/11
11 Robert S. N/A 85 85 04/16/10
8 Vince M. 28 107 79 11/09/09
3 David S. 5 76 71 08/26/09
4 Jack B. 19 90 71 04/05/09

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About Thistle, MacKay

Thistle Golf Club

Golf Only facility

15 tees driving range

27 regulation holes

Tournaments of Thistle, MacKay

No local tournaments listed for this course.

Course Staff

Dave Henninger, General Manager
Chad Wiebelhaus, PGA, Golf Professional
John Pridgen, Superintendent


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Eric E.  Scored 85 at  Sevierville, River Course Sevierville, Tennessee

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