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4.4
320 Reviews (320)
5 Stars
174
4 Stars
92
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
91.5%
Recommend this course
282 out of 320 reviews
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4.5
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.9%
Recommend this course
30 out of 33 reviews
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4.4
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.3%
Recommend this course
84 out of 93 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6609 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.1
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Course Details

Year Built 1993
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Platinum Paspalum Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1993) Perry Dye (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Hawaii (2021 #16) (2017 #11)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2017 #16)

Reviews

4.4
320 Reviews (320)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 27
Forced Carries 23
Narrow Fairways 16
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 24
Advanced Golfers 18
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 22
Convenient to the City 10

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Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Direction to each hiole

Needs clear/visible directions to the tee boxes and hole markers. We were lost on some holes. Other than that the course was challenging but fun.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day

Went to play a round with my grandson. We had a great day. Although the rough needs to be cut as it was difficult to find our ball when we didn’t play it down the middle of the fairway.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A stunning front 9

Yeah we get Covid has happened and that the bunkers, etc are unkempt due to lack of staff.
No one greats you to carry your bags, clean etc,
No bar for an after game brief, etc (and it was great 4 years ago). Get it and hope it picks up but the drip in the ProShop was just reprehensible….so sorry to interrupt on two or three occasions you watching the football. Really poor attitude and shame if he is the face of the course!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Chance of a lifetime...

1st time to play, without any knowledge of the course's layout, had a really good time with the game, challenge, layout, proximity to the majestic mountain, ravines all over, is my kind of golf. I will play it again if given a chance. I was so lucky to play with some locals who led the way and to go.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day

It’ was my second time playing here , no rain this time humidity was up , no wind but play was great

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

Bucket List Course

This is a beautiful, unique course, unmistakably Hawaiian! You’ve got to play here to appreciate it. Will definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Spectacular setting

The course is situated between incredible mountains and has a great layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Course Poor Facilities

Arrived at the course with plans to eat then play. Turns out the restaurant has been closed since COVID pandemic started. Just cold sandwiches in from a cooler and cold drinks or coffee. So, we went to Kailua for lunch. The bathrooms are in excellent condition but like most courses on Oahu the facilities are very dirty and in a state of disrepair. The highlight was the awesome course layout and condition. The windy and sometimes wet conditions made the drives tricky and putting confusing (fast/slow and unreadable greens). Drives not carefully hit meant a lost ball in the jungle and yes it is a real jungle so don't even think about looking. Still enjoyed the course and holp to play it again. Plan to hit 5 or 10 above your handicap.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Skull Island

This is a beautiful course in an undeveloped area. The natural beauty, the elevation changes, I half expected to see King Kong. I’m a 13 handicap and I brought nine balls. Some friendly locals loaded me up with a dozen or so more from the water hazard. Good thing or I wouldn’t have finished the round. Thanks guys! I didn’t shoot my best score (not even close) but wow, what an experience.

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

Jungle Golf

The course is in the deep jungle on the east side of dramatic mountains. Blake gave us an excellent talk on the course and how to play certain holes. We'll go back on a future visit to Oahu. Budget a couple sleeves of balls.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Lay Out

Prettiest course on Oahu! Greens needed extra attention, too slow and didn’t roll out true. Still the lay out and beauty trumped the green issues. Take extra balls, very challenging course.

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

Well worth it

Was greeted warmly by staff. Gave us great a great explanation of what to expect on the course. Other than the ground being a little hard not watered, it was a different experience. But be prepared to lose some balls especially on the front 9. Well worth the price of admission. Definitely would do it again if I ever get back there

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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