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4.3
218 Reviews (218)
5 Stars
112
4 Stars
65
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
93.7%
Recommend this course
189 out of 218 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.5
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.9%
Recommend this course
31 out of 33 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.4
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.9%
Recommend this course
47 out of 49 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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Royal Hawaiian Golf Club
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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 (2017 #11)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2017 #16)

Reviews

4.3
218 Reviews (218)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 25
Forced Carries 22
Bunkers 14
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 22
Advanced Golfers 17
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 20
Convenient to the City 10

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Reviews 1
Plays A few times a week
4.0
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Royal Hawaiian

Spectacular vistas. One of the most beautiful courses we have ever played. Not easy, but, who cares.
Bring a lot of balls.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Layout was incredible, staff and conditions didn’t match. No publishing of when carts were due in except once you got to the pro shop which at that point was already too late. Poor management of tee sheet, had three singles in front of us. No chance to finish the round. Snack shop closed before we teed off. No way to get beer or drinks.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for the money

Played this course for the first time and was not disappointed. Super challenging, in great condition.
Greens were a little slow and there’s no marshall to keep things moving, but overall would definitely recommend to others.
Friendly staff and the starter was very helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Not how I remembered it...

I have played the Royal Hawaiian golf club several times. Up until now, it had been my favorite golf destination in Hawaii. The course used to be in excellent shape. This time, the tee boxes and fairways were in poor shape. The greens had been punched and sanded. Golfnow didn't mention that when I booked the round. We were very annoyed to pay the outrageous tourist rate for a course with punched greens. I still love the layout and the lush rain forest setting. Based on what they charge, we expect the course to be in better shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Very Nice View for every holes !

Very Difficult and challenging courses , but they were so so beautiful courses ! I had such fun a lot !
You should bring a lot of balls, if you never play there .
I lost a lot of balls ....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Most interesting course on Oahu

Very challenging. Great course design. Unbeatable Mountain View. Feels like you are playing golf in a tropical botanic garden. Just don’t play the course in a rainy day since it will be really muddy.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun once and a while

I played this course long ago and have not played it for 15 years. Not my favorite layout. It is beautiful to see but not all that great to play due to the target golf aspects. I will play it occasionally but the course will not be in my normal rotation. Pace of play was a bit slow because the groups in front lost a lot of balls. This course would be frustrating to anybody that is not extremely straight. Long hitters get penalized - I only hit 2 drivers all day. Typical Pete Dye layout.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging track

Don’t need to bring your driver to this course. Accuracy trumps distance. Be preparers to lose several balls at least

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout beautiful lush course. Slow player infront of us searching for balls in every hole.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Most scenic course.

Course has outstanding layout. The drive from 1st green to 2nd tee takes about 4 minutes through a jungle. Same for drive to 9th tee. Very narrow course, and anything off fairways is usually a lost ball. Well worth the money. A definite most play course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

18 Scenic holes

Breath taking views on every single hole!! They didn’t have golf towels or club cover accessories, and the front nine is still laughing at me....! However, after the initial grumpy golf through the front nine the glorious back nine appeared and delivered the welcoming spirit!!
It was windy this day but it was Stunning nonetheless!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Scenic yet playable

By far, the most memorable course I’ve played to date solely due the incredible scenery! You find yourself getting lost in the views and forgetting that it’s a golf course you just payed to play! Next time I’ll play as golfer and not a bird watcher! The course is NOT the best maintained course at all, so don’t expect pristine course conditions, however the staff was excellent and the experience was great!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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