The appeal of Crown Park Golf Club is easy to identify and appreciate.
The focus at the North Stand layout is exclusively on golf. There are no homes on the course and the layout is a traditional design that appeals to players of all skill levels.
Crown Park isn’t long, playing 6,502 yards from the tips, but with a collection of doglegs and undulating greens, the layout offers ample challenge. While the fairways are tree-lined, water might be the more foreboding hazard, as it is on 17 of 18 holes.
A pair holes on the back nine – 12 and 16 – are the course’s most memorable. The 12th is a short par 4, playing just 335 yards from the white tees, but it’s a dogleg right with water all along the starboard side.
The 16th is also a short par 4 – 350 yards from the white tees – that is a dogleg left with a lake awaiting shots that are pulled. Both holes offer the chance to score but a wayward drive could result in trouble.
Crown Park closes with a par 3 – the 145-yard 18th – and it works. With the tee shot forced to carry water, it’s a dramatic conclusion to a good a round of golf.