Thistle Golf Club Picks East Coast Golf Management

East Coast Golf Management(ECGM) has been selected to provide golf management programming, marketing and golf packaging services to the Tim Cate designed Thistle Golf Club in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. ECGM will also include Thistle in its industry leading Platinum Golf Membership program, consisting of 23 Myrtle Beach area golf courses.

“East Coast Golf Management brings a great track record of successful marketing and membership programming. We are excited about the positive impact they are going to have!” says Thistle Golf Club General Manager, Doug Donner. He adds, “ECGM is also our membership and marketing partner at our sister property, International Club located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, designed by Willard Byrd. We have enjoyed remarkable success with ECGM in the past and look forward to growing our rounds and revenue with them at Thistle.”

ECGM President Mike Buccerone adds, “Our team is really looking forward to assisting Thistle Golf Club. They will be included in all of our destination golf, membership and packaging programs and our members and guests will have an opportunity to enjoy another outstanding golf experience along the Carolina coast.”

Thistle Golf Club course is a 27 hole facility, a perfect marriage of the man-made and the natural with pristine wetlands, maritime forests and wildlife blending with the landscape of bridges and a clubhouse inspired by an ancient Scottish castle. Mounded fairways, deep bunkers, natural water hazards and waste areas must be traversed to reach the well manicured bentgrass greens. Golf Digest has ranked Thistle 4.5 stars out of five, and it is consistently considered one of the best golf experiences in the Grand Strand. Its outstanding playing conditions and unparalleled service levels make Thistle a must play on any Myrtle Beach golf vacation. For more information, call (910) 444-2500 or visit

East Coast Golf Management, headquartered in Surfside Beach, SC, provides industry leading club management and marketing services. ECGM directs and coordinates all aspects of golf course and property maintenance, staff training and development, clubhouse operations, food and beverage services, retail merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management. For more information call 843-215-3673 or visit

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Dave Daubert

David, Editor & Feature Writer, has been writing about golf since the turn of the century. He was Managing Editor at a regional golf magazine for 11 years, published in Canada, the IAGTO and a Staff Writer for The Georgia Golf Trail. His insightful perspective brings golf to life.

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