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4.3
139 Reviews (139)
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
87.3%
Recommend this course
122 out of 139 reviews
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4.3
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
3.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.3%
Recommend this course
10 out of 12 reviews
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4.2
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
3.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.3%
Recommend this course
15 out of 18 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
139 Reviews (139)

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 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Turtle Bay golf - Arnold Palmer

This is the third or fourth year in the row that we have traveled from Ko Olina to play this course. We continue to marvel that only hole 17 reaches the beach and its spectacular surf. The course is fairly wide-open and not to difficult. A couple of holes have nasty sand traps in the middle of the fairway.
Overall, it is a pleasant experience.
The onsite restaurant is excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Simply amazing…

Pinnacle of Hawaiian golf experience. Simple as that.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

best round of golf

i was at Turtlebay on vacation had to play a round while here and could not of pick a better course to do so, everything about it made me play great, I played the Palmer and shot 37 going out could not believe how everything was going heading into back nine I came back down to earth and stumbled a little finishing with a 44 on the way in for a total final score 81 pretty much my low average using rental clubs and playing first time on a very challenging course was super happy. can't wait to come back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

New Year’s Day twosome

Game was phenomenal. Play was great. Everything was perfect. My only complaint is the pace of play. We started at 1:40 and didn’t get off the course until 30 minutes after the carts were supposed to be returned. It was nice that we did get to finish. But we were waiting in line behind a couple different groups and had up to 4 groups waiting behind us ever since the start of hole 7. It was very cramped most of the game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

With the wind it plays like Pebble

It took a round just to figure out what clubs to hit into the wind often 2-3 clubs more at times. 20-40 mpg gusts made it extremely challenging but a very nice course. Will definitely come back for another golf vacation!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not Recommend at this time - Greens Not Recovered from Aeration

Greens were aerated earlier in the month and have not yet fully recovered, so the sand filled holes slowed the greens and didn’t give a true break. I played 2 other courses and their greens were excellent. The course only offers an aeration discount for a week and should be for 4 weeks or until the greens fully recover. I was really looking forward to playing this course and it’s unfortunate the greens were in this shape. I imagine in a week or 2 the greens will be in top shape, but I won’t be here to enjoy them.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow pace, Excellent Course

We played the Palmer side, quite the hike h from the clubhouse to the first tee. Course is in excellent condition, in particular the greens are amazingly consistent and nearly blemish free! Many holes have varied terrain and well placed hazards (traps, trees, and water oh my!). Each of the staff members we encountered were friendly and informative. We will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Only one ocean view

Very clean and well maintained. Some weird holes with sand traps in the middle of the fairways. Amazed that only one green is close to the ocean.
Excellent restaurant on premises.
Long drive from H-1 due to heavy traffic on two-way road. Parts along beautiful beaches.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

KS Duffer in Oahu

Jewel of Oahu 4th course played during week. It was the experience and more that I hoped for. I skipped Kolina and Kopeli courses got better rate for Sunday PM tee. Course was superb will be back whenever back to Oahu.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course

Staff was very friendly and willing to help. Course was in good shape. Driving range and practice putting green was in good shape and we were provided with free range balls. Course was very challenging especially at the end of the round.

The only negative was the pace of play. We played in a twosome and there was a twosome two groups ahead of us. They never let the one player in front of us play through. This could have literally sped the pace of play up tremendously. The problem was we saw a starter but never a course Marshall.

For the price I wouldn’t return. There are other courses as nice that are much cheaper on Oahu.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

T-Time

A group of 8 arrived for their T-Time 30+ minutes late and were shoved on to the course slowing the entire course down behind them. They play several holes as 8. No marshal in site to help with pace or childlike stunts done by the group. They showed up tipsy and proceeded to purchase (3) 12 packs before leaving the Clubhouse.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing

Turtle swamp not Turtle Bay

Course was in good condition, very disappointed that only one hole, 17, where we could see Turtle Bay and you had to walk from hole to see it! Disappointed by lack of beach views along the course, you are literally in swampy area, pups have been south Louisiana.

However, course was in great shape maintenance wise, and staff were friendly. But, value for money not there,!

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Not worth the price

This course has potential but the pace of play was awful. We had to skip three holes. Where was the marshall? Much of the grass was brown and lots of areas were ground under repair. Many of the water taps were not working. There was no change room other than the bathroom. For the price I expect much more.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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