In golf, the “club crown” refers to the top surface or top line of the clubhead. It is the part of the clubhead that is visible when the club is in its address position, resting on the ground behind the golf ball. The club crown can vary in appearance, color, design, and branding depending on the specific club and manufacturer.

Here are a few key points about the club crown:

  1. Visibility and Alignment: The club crown is the part of the clubhead that golfers primarily see at address. It plays a role in alignment, as golfers often use a visual reference on the club crown to help align the clubface with the target or desired ball flight path. Alignment aids, such as alignment marks or decals, are sometimes placed on the club crown to assist with alignment.
  2. Clubhead Design and Branding: The club crown is an area where manufacturers often place their branding, logos, or other visual elements to represent their brand identity. Different clubs may have unique designs, colors, or patterns on the club crown that distinguish them from one another.
  3. Material and Construction: The club crown is typically made of durable materials such as titanium, steel, or composite materials. The choice of material can impact the weight, strength, and overall performance of the clubhead. Some club crowns may also have additional design features, such as weight-saving structures or aerodynamic enhancements to optimize clubhead performance.
  4. Care and Maintenance: The club crown is subject to wear and tear during regular use, including scuff marks, scratches, or paint chipping. It's important to take care of the club crown by using headcovers or protective measures when not in use to minimize damage. Cleaning the club crown regularly with a soft cloth or brush can help maintain its appearance and visibility.

While the club crown may not directly affect the performance of the golf club, it serves important functions in terms of alignment, branding, and overall aesthetics. Golfers often develop preferences for club crowns that they find visually appealing and that provide confidence at address. Manufacturers continue to innovate in club crown design to offer a variety of options that cater to different golfer preferences and assist with alignment and visual confidence during the swing.

The top of a wood or hybrid clubhead is called the crown. This part of the club usually has a slightly rounded or bulging appearance, though some companies make woods that are flat across the top. For example, Thomas Golf ( makes drivers, fairway woods and hybrids with a level crown.