Architecture

The Thistle Golf Clubhouse’s authentic design is traditionally Scottish and was uniquely designed to mimic a club that had grown over a 100 year period beginning in the early 1800’s.

The center of the clubhouse is stucco over limestone marking the beginning of the century. The right wing is finished with quarried stone used commonly towards the mid 1800’s; and the left side of the building was constructed with red brick which became the prominent building material in Scotland towards the end of the century. This masterpiece is enhanced by solid wood beams, clay chimney pots, copper roofing accents, and time period details.

The interior boasts many antiquities salvaged from Old World European buildings and classically paired with the best in modern conveniences.

The Thistle Golf Clubhouse is a crown jewel and is unsurpassed in the region.

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Memorabilia

The Thistle Golf Club dates back to the origins of golf. The founders of today’s Thistle have collected an expansive collection of memorabilia from the original club dating back to the early 1800’s.

Different pieces were acquired through the USGA Artifacts Association and many private collections to help tell the story of golf and how it was played by Thistle members on the original Links of Leith.

The club exhibits many of the relic trophy clubs and score cards from the time period, as well as the original book, Rules of the Thistle Golf Club, published in 1824.

This type of rich heritage is rare in today’s world of lost culture, and is something that Thistle very proud to have on display.  Here are just a few of our staple pieces.  Book your tee time today and see all our other items on display.

  • Signed Bobby Jones piece given to members of Augusta National for Masters Championship, same one as Butler cabin (120 in circulation).
  • Original score cards and actual 1900s membership to original Thistle Golf Club.
  • Silver golf clubs produced by Edinburgh Silversmith.
  • Pro Shop counter was an 1800s Hotel reception desk.
  • 2 Corbels outside pub came from Manchester England in the 1800s.
  • Link-style copper rain chains used as gutters like in Scotland.
  • Conference room doors came from an 1880s Belgium café.
  • Pub swinging doors were the front doors of London Row House during turn of the century.
  • Leith’s Lounge and St. Andrews Boardroom walls are from the Leith Scotland Hotel in the 1800s.
  • Pub Bar is from 1875 Scotland and was shipped from Edinboro Scotland.
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