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4.4
244 Reviews (244)
5 Stars
128
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
93.9%
Recommend this course
214 out of 244 reviews
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4.5
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.1%
Recommend this course
39 out of 41 reviews
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4.5
69 Reviews (69)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.7%
Recommend this course
66 out of 69 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

4.4
244 Reviews (244)

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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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Epic layout - poorly maintained

What an interesting shot makers course, sadly let down by the poor conditions, particularly bunkers and tee boxes. Greens were passable although slow. Absolutely spectacular views and backdrops. Go here for a fun round, it’s not for the the most serious golfer but the surroundings are something incredible.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf in Jurassic park.

It’s simply a “one of a kind “ golf course. It’s just beautiful, but be sure to bring extra balls. This course swallows golf balls like no other course. I have played a lot of courses and this has to be in my top 3.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hawaii Golden Gem

Staff was excellent as always. Even w technical electronic issues this morning. Roy still managed the course without delay. Walter came in today to assist as well. Staff always on point and course layout for beautiful morning session was as expected. Spectacular golf putting like the last.
Mahalo.
TK Rogers

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course but challenging

The area is spectacular and the course in good shape. It’s actually not a long course but if you play the forwards and hit a long ball you are often in trouble. The landing areas can be narrow or rolling hills with a cart path or bunker hidden. If you hit cart path your ball is lost in the bush. Course was under renovation so after paying a high rate we found out hole 17 was shut down, no driving range available and no restaurant. Even the snack shack was closed leaving us with the pro shop to grab a canned drink. Hopefully course amenities will be renovated to match the beautiful scenery

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Stunning

Just an awesome experience playing here. The course is challenging and beautiful.
Thank goodness the greens are a little slow or you would never finish
A big thank you to the staff for their friendliness and helpfulness. Could not have been nicer
I’ll be playing this course when I get back here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 52
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor

It’s a jungle out there

Beautiful golf course but don’t take your eyes off the ball , you need to hit it well and straight or you kissed it goodbye the greens are well keep and the fairways like we are walking on carpet
No houses , no ducks pooping, no snakes only green and more greens
Great job guys !
Mahalo !

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
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 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

beautiful challenging course

Great course, beautiful views and very challenging -
However, no cooler nor water provided, staff so so , did not warn us that course for cart path only..

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course!

It's a beauty and a beast. Sooo many fantastic views! The best green fee I've probably ever spent (resident rate). Will definitely be back and will be bringing friends and family when they visit.

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

Jungle/Jurassic park golf course

Definitely worth a visit to play this course. Random rain showers and some spots are muddy. Also the front 9 is the “jungle” and gets more open in the back 9. Prepare lots of balls…

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

Gorgeous Layout - Lacking Amenities

This is, without a doubt, the most beautiful setting for a golf course. It is also the hardest course I have ever played

Maybe I should have them a break due to Covid, but they are still charging a premium to play there, so no.

No driving range. How can they close this on such a difficult course? I can’t be the only golfer who likes to warm up

No complementary bottle of water. Play at Turtle Bay or Ko Olina and your get an ice chest with a bottle of water

No hospitality service on the course.

Overly restrictive cart rules. They might as well say the course is cart path only. We could rarely drive to our ball

Oh yeah, bring a lot of balls!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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