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4.3
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
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3 Stars
11
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.9
86.2%
Recommend this course
68 out of 77 reviews
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4.6
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
14 out of 14 reviews
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4.4
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.7%
Recommend this course
22 out of 23 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7218 yards
Slope 141
Rating 75.0
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Turtle Bay Resort Arnold Palmer Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Paspalum Grass
Greens Paspalum Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1992) Ed Seay (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes, lighted, grass tees
Golf School Academy Yes - "Turtle Bay Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
77 Reviews (77)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Patio Dining 10
Amazing Food 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 11
Bunkers 9
Forced Carries 6
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 10
Entertaining Clients 9
A Weekend Splurge 8
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 12
Worth the Drive 11

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Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the 1 hr drive

Oahu is a wonderful island but not known for having great golf courses. While you'll find better on Kauai and Maui this course was worth the hour drive. The Palmer course is the only one open but it was in very nice shape. and had some nice views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

North Shore Wind

Well I’ve never played before, watched it on TV, read many reviews over the years, voted best on Oahu…. The course layout is good to very good not great. Nobody there, got to play by myself ( which I love) caught up to a foursomes who let me play through.. very kind. The course is in fair shape with a few holes, tee boxes fair to poor. Really disappointing? I know they have had issues due to Covid etc but…. It’s a long way to Turtle Bay, a bit of a haul when you live on the other side and the traffic back ugh !!!
Now the unfortunate part most visitors don’t understand is the wind… 20 mph all day steady gusting 25-30, if you are not dead on with ball strickkng really magnifies your miss… enjoyable day, I just wouldn’t make the trek again for a round.. too many good tracks on the west side..

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Arnie Did It Again!!

This is not my first AP designed course but it’s the one I’ll never forget. This course was amazing from all aspects. It was very challenging, testing your skill on almost every shot. Short dog legs, long dog legs, uneven lies, thick rough, it had it all. The wind was howling as it always does in Hawaii which made it play much, much longer at times. I’d guess we had 13 holes into the stiff winds, probably 7 on the front 9. Immaculate greens that rolled very true. Really a great test all around. The grass was unlike anything we’ve played on. Rough was very thick but not long. On shots in the rough around the greens, we had to go up high and land soft. Even short grass around greens, when grainy, we had to go up high and land soft. Just a very fun course all the way around. Thanks Arnie. May God rest your soul.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course is in excellent shape, beautiful fairways and greens. Played in 3 hours and 35 minutes. Classic Palmer design. Still no rakes in the numerous bunkers due to Covid.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Played the fazio course, before but the Palmer layout best on Oahu

Holes challenging but fair, and of course the winds blew off the ocean making it more challenging, course helpers were great, it was five star day

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It was just ok, I was expecting better

I know this course has hosted PGA and LPGA tournaments in the past. However, they have let COVID lower them into a state on mediocrity. For the money they want you to pay this course, it should be in better shape. The bunkers don’t have a rake in sight nor is their a grounds keeper attending to any of the bunkers. The course layout is great and the course has the potential to play great with a little work. I drove by a municipal courses in Waikiki Beach that looked in better shape. My advice, wait until next year to play Turtle Bay.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Awesome course, not awesome management

This course is beautiful and challenging.

But the pace was unbearable. They let groups that were an hour late jump into proximate tee times. So essentially they permitted about 16 players to be in the same 20 min period. You waited 20 mins per hole and constantly got balls hit into you. They should tell late parties to return for twilight open play or just rain check. We ended up missing 5 holes bc it got dark (and we started at like 2 and I usually take less than 3 hrs).

It lived up to the hype - but I prob won't be back bc they managed starts so poorly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 53
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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