Located just a few miles west of North Myrtle Beach in Longs, South Carolina, Crown Park Golf Club has carved out a niche as being a home- and condo-free golf environment away from the slightly more hectic pace of the Grand Strand’s busiest areas.
Measuring at 6,477 yards from the back tees, Crown Park is going to overwhelm the majority of players with sheer distance. However, the Robbie Byers design implemented doglegs, mounding and streams to keep the challenge present. Because of that, brute power isn’t going to pay off. Water is present on 14 of the 18 holes. And while the hardest hole on the course – the par-4, 397-yard No. 3 – may not look like much, a tee shot brings water into the equation before funneling to the green throughout the final half of the hole. There’s also a dogleg left as tight as any on the Grand Strand on the par-4 No. 7, the need to hit over water twice on the par-4 No. 12 (which also includes a dogleg right) and then a different approach altogether on No. 15. That hole, a “true three-shot” par 5 measuring 549 yards, players are actually asked to go very long off the tee as to avoid having to lay up prior to a natural grass hazard that cuts the fairway in half. Just to make it more interesting, a narrow, 37-yard green awaits your approach shot.
Crown Park Golf Club recently received a rating of 7.6 from reviewers at Myrtle Beach Golf Insider. The course also drew higher marks in terms of pro shop and staff. The course is still in its relative infancy – it opened in 2002 – but already it has been recognized as the “Golf Course Maintenance Operation of the Year” by the Classic Golf Group, meaning the conditions on the par-72 track are at a premium.
Crown Park Course Course Reviews
DavidDate Played: 08/08/2021
Crown Park is a fun course that offers a very good golfing experience for all skill levels. What stood out was the friendly staff, who were helpful and encouraging, and the overall condition and cleanliness of the course. The design is varied enough, but there is hidden water hazards on several holes that came into play for us, as first timers on the course. The greens were in good shape but they were very slow - even after time on the putting green, our group had trouble adjusting to them. The course was also VERY saturated in many places on the fairways after several showers during the preceding few days. So, lift clean and replace ruled the day. Recommend playing this one in dry weather! But it all comes at a very attractive price making Crown Park one of the best values I have found in over 10 years of organizing our annual golf trip. As a member of my group said "this place punches above its weight class."
JohnDate Played: 05/24/2021
Great course for the price. Greens ran fair and true. Would absolutely play again.
DavidDate Played: 10/27/2020
The course was in great shape. Fairways and greens very good. Absolutely no bare spots. Played the forward tees. Will return.
KeithDate Played: 10/10/2020
Nice layout. Quiet. Pace of play tremendous.
MikeDate Played: 11/26/2019
Course was in terrible condition. Cart paths only which I understand but was not told when I booked a day earlier. This course has some drainage issues. Will not be playing this course again. One more thing-the starter/bag guy was not friendly at all. With all the different courses in MB, you would think the workers would be friendly.
JoeDate Played: 06/17/2019
This is a good warm-up course that offers a manageable layout at a fair price. Fairways and tee boxes were in good condition, while the greens were recovering from recent aeration. I enjoyed Crown Park and would play it again.
DonaldDate Played: 05/10/2019
JanetDate Played: 10/15/2018
Awesome course! Not too crowded and staff is so nice! Great price!
BillDate Played: 06/15/2018
The best service, great amenities, fun course
JOHNDate Played: 04/20/2017
I had not played CP for a while and the current condition of the course will only push my next replay for many more months. The fairways are thin and the greens have been hit with some type of disease (let's say that a leopard has less spots...). Furthermore the customer service at the course went from great to mediocre at best! Care to enjoy a golf outing do not have this one on the menu...
GolferDate Played: 03/25/2017
Overall a fun course at a nice price. I would place it in the middle as to types of courses available in MB. Winter Greens and they are a bit rough. I am not sure if they had cut new holes in several days. Fairways nice. This course can be wet, but was fine when I played. We rode all the fairways. Traps had sand, but it could be raked to fluff it up again. Course can play slow due to the layout of the holes. We played in 4 1/2 hours. Staff is very friendly, and it is a pleasant experience. I would play here again.
BobbyDate Played: 01/13/2017
What a pleasant surprise - peaceful layout with no homes or distractions...course was in really good shape...greens were as smooth as any on the Grand Strand...excellent service from bag drop, golf shop - professional staff (Rob), food & beverage, and beverage cart (Tiger)...golf course superintendent even stopped by during our round to check with us - play this one!!!
TedDate Played: 11/29/2016
Still recovering from Hurricane Matthew. Course is in OK shape but I have seen it much better. 4 Holes still cart path only
JohnDate Played: 11/05/2016
Always consider this course a hidden gem but the I can only describe the course at present time as WET and of thin grass fairways. Recommend to wait and see for mow!
BarryDate Played: 11/01/2016
TedDate Played: 08/30/2016
Course is in GREAT SHAPE. Greens are some of the best on the Strand right now. Pace of play excellent & $29 to play. Are you kidding me????
TedDate Played: 06/29/2016
Greens were just aerified about 4 weeks ago but have come back very nice. Tee Boxes & Fairways are in good shape. Pace of play was 4 hours. I highly recommend playing this golf. Local rate for greens fee with cart $29. Can't beat it.......
MarcelDate Played: 04/22/2016
SimonDate Played: 11/13/2015
Great Shape, great Greens and friendly staff.
SimonDate Played: 11/13/2015
Course is in great shape, loved the conditions, Staff amazing.
RalphDate Played: 10/15/2015
Fairways still wet due to earlier rain. That causes the good rating above. Nothing they can do about that.
ADate Played: 10/03/2015
What a great and pleasant surprise. The course was in great shape. Greens superb. Our group of 24 will definitely return. The employees go out of their way to accommodate you.
BruceDate Played: 08/04/2015
What a great day at one of the best kept secrets in the Myrtle Beach area. Played from the back tees. The course was challenging and yet very fair. The course was in good condition considering the heat and the staff is amongst the friendliest in the area. Combine this with a great price and overall it was a very enjoyable day.
BobDate Played: 07/09/2015
The course was in great shape, with the greens putting very well. There were very few players on the course, so my threesome made the round in 3 hours. I would definitely play again.
JimDate Played: 04/29/2015
CathyDate Played: 03/27/2015
Great value and course!
BlaineDate Played: 03/19/2015
Enjoyed it! 8 out of 10 stars.
DustinDate Played: 03/19/2015
Great course! Excellent shape!
JamesDate Played: 03/19/2015
Love it! Good people.
MarkDate Played: 03/19/2015
BernieDate Played: 02/02/2015
Super! Great time!
DustyDate Played: 02/02/2015
SteveDate Played: 01/30/2015
BobDate Played: 01/30/2015
Love it here!
RandalDate Played: 01/30/2015
B.Date Played: 10/29/2014
EverettDate Played: 10/08/2014
We have been playing Crown Park for many years. We absolutely love this course and the staff. We are excited about the new ownership and the future plans for renovations. Ten greenside bunkers have already been fixed in 2014.
ClarkDate Played: 11/12/2013
We all went only one time. place was not well kept, staff was not helpful. Had to wait to be waited on for our already tee time. Grill was awful from staff to selection of food and drink. very warm busy day no beverage cart. The golf course was not kept up at all greens were horrible
WilliamDate Played: 11/05/2013
Reasonable course. Good starting course for your week. Not too long but it did have a lot of doglegs and short holes. Could only hit driver 2 times on the front nine and only 4 times on the back. The staff were very friendly and the superintendent gave us some good tips on the practice green.
MichaelDate Played: 04/18/2013
ScottDate Played: 11/23/2012
The course was extremely wet. The tee boxes were very wet and hard to find dry spaces in Fairways. No rain in two days, but very heavy watering.
RonDate Played: 10/01/2012
Greens had a BLUE/green liquid sprayed on them and made hands and clothing blue. Course was very fair and greens putted true. Great way to end the week and a jump start on heading home since out on Rt. 9.
JohnDate Played: 07/30/2012
Very nice course. The staff was very friendly and met our every need. I highly recommend this course.
DannyDate Played: 06/10/2012
StonesDate Played: 05/09/2012
Nice for the price and even came with GPS on the carts which was needed. Tricky layout with dog legs and hazards right in the driving alley. Would play from the tips next time to keep so driver isn't kept in the bag most of the day. Conditions were just OK.
FrankDate Played: 05/05/2012
Employees not very friendly.
DougDate Played: 03/14/2012
Crown Park was our first visit on the way down from Pennsylvania and we were welcomed as if we were back at our home club in Altoona. Staff was courteous, and the course was superb. In fact, we played CP again on our way back and have added it to our schedule for many golf trips to come. Greens are great and the course is a true challenge for all golfers.
ArchDate Played: 03/14/2012
Played Crown Park as a recommendation by a fellow member in West Virginia and I was impressed as soon as I stepped on the property. The porch facing the course is similar to what you see at Pinehurst. Wooded fairways and undulating greens await golfers of all caliber. A great place to play - PERIOD!
AnthonyDate Played: 03/14/2012
I tell you what, I have read a review from a guy complaining about the course and I KNOW this guy was at the wrong golf course. All the good golf is finding its way up to the north side of the island. There are modern designed and the technology in keeping them consistent ALL season long is in the North. Staff was impressive, food and beverage great and the course was a challenge. Greens are always in pristine condition while the fairways have the ball sitting up perfectly. Thank you for making my visit to MB a memorable one, Crown Park.
RalphDate Played: 01/07/2012
Don't waste your time, gas and money on this pretender - terrible drainage, dirt pot holes on fairways, untidy perimeters, unfriendly staff.
PEDate Played: 12/27/2011
Pleasant surprise, hidden gem, really liked the course layout, fun dog legs, heaters, covers, GPS all great
RobertDate Played: 11/26/2011
I liked the large greens in perfect shape; couple of tricky holes; not too difficult of a course.
CharlesDate Played: 07/05/2011
Greens were aerated a day earlier but were not bad. The blue tee boxes were the worst I've ever played on. It appeared they chose not to care for those tees to restrict water usage. Would not consider returning here in the future.
TomDate Played: 05/10/2011
Great GPS, no houses, will play there next year.
VaughnDate Played: 03/31/2011
GlennDate Played: 03/12/2011
Great variety of holes. Very playable for lesser golfers. Very challenging for all levels. Shows you don't need length to make a good test of golf for any level.
RichDate Played: 11/01/2010
A well-kept secret. The day we played it was very wet, but otherwise was in perfect shape. The grill needs some expansion of the food selection, breakfast sandwiches are the only choice in the a.m. and are bad! Staff is excellent!
AndyDate Played: 10/07/2010
Great course. Everything was in great shape after all the rain. The only problem we had was that they sent out a group of five in front of us and there was only two of us. We were there in plenty of time for us to be but ahead of them on the 1st tee. We did eventually play through them but not until the turn. Even with that the course was great and would definitely play there again.
BenoitDate Played: 09/06/2010
It lacks a design rating on this scale. Very well conditioned day to day course, nothing great or nothing bad just a little easy or boring. Still can't beat the value fo the dollar for this course.
RayDate Played: 08/30/2010
Played on 8/9/10. Payed $35 and got free range balls and lunch to go along with golf. Carts have GPS in them. Course was in really good shape for this time of year down there. Greens were a bit slow for my liking but I do understand that they have to be careful during the summer months. Without a doubt the the best value on the beach.
RichardDate Played: 08/10/2010
We played MB National, South and North the day before we played Crown Park. Now we wished we had played all three rounds at Crown Park. Great course, even with the rain the day before. The greens were the best we have seen all year at MB. It was a pleasure to play a course without homes everywhere you looked. We will be back again!
JohnDate Played: 06/08/2010
I like not seeing buildings along the golf course. The greens were not in the best shape I've ever seen them.
JamesDate Played: 05/11/2010
The layout was a little odd but really enjoyed it!
RickDate Played: 03/27/2010
Overall good experience - will play again.
LindaDate Played: 11/25/2009
Great course; will play again.
GeorgeDate Played: 09/21/2009
Very well conditioned. Nice, scenic layout; not real difficult but must hit the fairways in order to score well. Played with a large group and a few of us wanted to play more and the counter person said it was wide open, but the starter said it would be an hour. When we made a tee time somewhere else he wanted to change his tune (his bad). Other than that, it was a nice time.
TonyaDate Played: 08/25/2009
Take it from a local. This is one of the best conditioned courses you can play in Myrtle Beach for the money. They have an extremely friendly staff from golf shop to ranger. An all around great facility!
BruceDate Played: 08/05/2008
Played Nov. 14, 2008: Due to all the rain in area,the fairways were very wet with standing water. We only played 9 holes and got a rain check. We are looking forward to playing in the spring.
HerbertDate Played: 06/14/2008
Played April 24, 2008: Everyone was friendly and helpful. Course was in very good shape.