The Player’s Digest: Crown Park

It’s part of the Grand Strand’s “Northern Gateway” of golf, ready to greet you with open arms and a rewarding playing experience. Join’s David Williams as he takes you on a one-of-a-kind tour of Crown Park Golf Club in Longs, S.C., just up the road from North Myrtle Beach!



Away from the hustle and bustle sits a golf course that folks don’t want to overlook on their Myrtle Beach golf trips. Welcome to Crown Park Golf Club!

This hidden gem is a great test of your game. With fairways framed by tall Carolina pines, accuracy off the tee is a must.

One thing golfers won’t find here is homes, Crown Park is just pure golf, with holes adjacent to one another, carved between Carolina’s natural beauty and the peacefulness that comes along with it.

The first hole is a perfect way to ease you into your round. Pretty wide fairway with only a few bunkers to clear. Great birdie opportunity right out of the gate.

I mean, look at this beautiful shot of the par-4 2nd hole. Just makes you want to play some golf.

The 3rd hole here is rated as the toughest hole on the golf course, and you can see why. The tee shot is narrow, but anything down the left side can leave you an unimpeded view of the green. Luckily the green is a decent size, because you do not want to miss anywhere around it.

The 5th leaves you with a decision to make off the tee. If you’re a high ball hitter and want to get aggressive, take on the corner. If you’re like me (a smart human being), just hit something out there about 210-220 yards and leave yourself a nice angle into this green.

What you see is what you get on the par-5 6th hole. Just make sure that the approach shot into this green is a good one as this is one of the smaller greens on the golf course.

The 9th is your best birdie chance on the front, in my opinion. It’s a straightaway par 5 you can really let it rip on. Just make sure you avoid the pond and bunkers that guard this green.

The back nine is a whole lot of fun. The 10th hole is a personal favorite. It doesn’t require much off the tee, and is another good chance to make a tweeter.

I personally think the 12th hole is the toughest hole at Crown Park. You need to blast your tee shot up far enough to have a shot at the green, all while avoiding the trees and water that line the entire fairway.

The par-5 15th hole is a doozy. The fairway is split by a creek. Just get the ball in play, make your 5, and be happy.

The dogleg left 16th hole favors those who can hit draws, but be careful. A large pond guards the left side of the landing area. This green is large and inviting for your stellar approach shot.

Another unique part about Crown Park is you finish on a par 3. The 18th hole requires a forced carry over water to a well-protected green.  

Discover the Grand Strand’s hidden gem: Crown Park Golf Club, a pure golf experience just minutes north of Myrtle Beach!