Great Golf on Oahu

If you're looking for choices when it comes to golf, Oahu's your island. With over three dozen different courses you'd need several vacations just to play them all.

Moanalua Golf Club

Address : 1250 Ala Aolani St. Honolulu
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Fees : $25
Par : 72

Yards : 5,944
Slope : 117

This course was built in 1898 by a missionary family and is the oldest course in the state. There is a creek that comes into play on two holes. The fairways play mostly straightaway, but there are two with dogleg configurations. This hilly course also features elevated greens and tees. There are additional ladies' tees that can be used when playing an eighteen hole round.

Ala Wai Golf Course

Address : 404 Kapahulu Ave. Honolulu
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Fees : $40
Par : 70

Yards : 5,861
Slope : 115

Ala Wai Golf Course located near Waikiki on Oahu.

Ala Wai, 18 hole par 70 course is a fast playing golf course situated just outside of Waikiki. It might also hold the title of the most popular course in the world because of its lower than normal green fees, and its excellent view of Diamond Head and the Koolau Mountain Range.

Tens of thousands of tourists in Waikiki are just a few minutes away and many of them want to take advantage of this beautiful course. Get a tee-time as far in advance as possible. The course allows walk-ons using a waiting list but it can be long.

The Ala Wai Golf Course opened in 1931, as the first municipal course on Oahu and the first in the Islands. The original Ala Wai course got its most recent reworking in 1989, when seven holes of the front nine were redesigned and realigned by Nelson & Wright. Do not be deceived by the flat layout, with its ponds and daily wind it can be challenging - particularly for the average amateur golfer.

The course has a 24,000-square-foot clubhouse that includes offices, a restaurant, pro shop, lockers, storage, and a second-floor community recreation room.

Ewa Villages Golf Course

Address : 1760 Park Row St. Ewa Beach
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Fees : $40
Par : 73

Yards : 6,455
Slope : 122

Ewa Villages Golf Course located in Ewa Beach on Oahu

Ewa Villages Golf Course is considered to be the most heavily played public course on the island of Oahu. Beautiful scenery disguises many hazards including a challenging layout and strong winds.

Water hazards come into play on almost every hole. Bunkers are spread throughout the course and also prove to be a consistent obstacle.

Some fairways have dogleg configurations, but most of them play straight and are lined with mature trees in between which your ball may be lost forever. Several greens are undulating and fast. Carts are mandatory.

Ted Makalena Golf Course

Address : 93-059 Waipio Point Access Rd. Waipahu
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Fees : $40
Par : 71

Yards : 5,976
Slope : 110

This flat course features water hazards coming into play on six holes, and panoramic views of the ships in Pearl Harbor. The signature holes are #17, a par 3, and #18, a par 5, each providing particularly breathtaking views of the harbor.

West Loch Golf Course

Address : 91-1126 Okupe St. Ewa Beach
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Fees : $40
Par : 72

Yards : 6,615
Slope : 119

This par-72, 6,615-yard course, just 30 minutes from Waikiki in Ewa Beach, offers golfers a challenge at bargain rates.

The difficulties on this municipal course are water (lots of hazards), wind (constant trade winds), and narrow fairways. To help you out, the course features a "water" driving range (with a lake) to practice your drives.

After a few practice swings on the driving range, you'll be ready to take on this unusual course, designed by Robin Nelson and Rodney Wright.

In addition to the driving range, West Loch has practice greens, a pro shop, and a restaurant.

Pali Golf Course

Address : 45-050 Kamehameha Hwy. Kaneohe
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Fees : $40
Par : 72

Yards : 6,494
Slope : 126

This beautiful municipal course sits near Kaneohe, just below the historic spot where King Kamehameha the Great won the battle that united the islands of Hawaii. The par-72, 6,494-yard course, designed by Willard G. Wilkinson and built in 1953, makes use of the natural terrain (hills and valleys make up the majority of the 250 acres).

The course does not have man-made traps, but a small stream meanders through it. If you're off line on the 9th, you'll get to know the stream quite well. The challenge here is the weather -- whipping winds and frequent rainsqualls. Because of the potential for rain, you might want to pay for 9 holes, and then assess the weather before signing up for the back 9.

The views include Kaneohe Bay, the towns of Kailua and Kaneohe, and the verdant cliffs of the Koolau Mountains. Facilities include practice greens, club rental, locker rooms, and a restaurant.

Hawaii Kai Executive Golf Course

Address : 8902 Kalanianaole Hwy. Honolulu
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Fees : $42
Par : 55

Yards : 2,433
Slope : n/a

The Hawaii Kai Executive Course is 2323 yards , 55 par 3 layout that is characterized by small, undulating and sloping greens. The design requires emphasis on the golfer's putting and chipping skills, providing a challenge for even the most advanced player.

This course snakes up the base of the Makapuu Cliffs, offering views from every hole of the extinct Koko Head Volcano and one the most picturesque coastlines on Oahu. The greens are always in excellent condition at Hawaii Kai and tend to be fast especially in the summer months.

Of course , tradewinds are always a factor. During the winter season whales can often be seen in the water around Makapuu Cliff.

Hawaii Country Club

Address : P.O Box 966. Wahiawa
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Fees : $65
Par : 72

Yards : 3,038
Slope : n/a

Hawaii Country Club located in Oahu

Hawaii Country Club was opened in 1958. As the name "Hawaii Country Club" suggests, it is the oldest public course on the island of Oahu. Despite the formal sound of its name, Hawaii Country Club is not a members only private club. This 18-hole par-72 course in Kunia is open to the public every day. Hawaii Country Club is a short, par-72 layout of only 5,664 yards from the regular or men's tees. But the design is hilly and quite tricky, with ravines (where Army troops trained during World War I) and tight fairways adding to the challenge.

The golfer also is confronted with more than 200 mature monkeypod trees, as well as coconut palms and other varieties, onjust about every fairway.

The Hawaii Country Club features a clubhouse with a restaurant and cocktail lounge, a pro shop and lockers. There is a practice putting green and a driving range. The moderate green fees (less expensive for Hawaii residents, especially on weekdays) include powered golf carts. Tee times are required, but golf shoes are not.

This is a unique course that is fun to play, yet offers a challenge to any golfer. About a 30-minute drive from Honolulu, a relaxing round of golf here certainly is a change of pace from fast play on the busy municipal courses. Located in central Oahu, this course offers panoramic views of Pearl Harbor, the Honolulu skyline, Diamond Head, and both the Koolau and Waianae mountain ranges. Today, tee times on the municipals are at a premium, and golf-hungry tourists are more than willing to drive a few miles in order to play.

Bayview Golf Park

Address : 45-285 Kaneohe Bay Dr. Kaneohe
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Fees : $72
Par : 59

Yards : 3,269
Slope : n/a

This executive course reopened in early 1997 after being extended to a par 59 course with the help of architect Robin Nelson. The course was built on predominantly flat terrain, but there are some mounds that will cause uneven lies.

There are two ponds and a stream that come into play on three holes. Both the course and driving range are lit for night play. The driving range is covered and also multi-level.

The 3,004-yard men's tee also has a ladies' course rating of 28.3 and slope of 92.

Olomana Golf Links

Address : 41-1801 Kalanianaole Hwy. Waimanalo
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Fees : $80
Par : 72

Yards : 6,326
Slope : 129

Olomana Golf Links located in Waimanalo on Oahu

Olomana Golf Links features an 18 hole, par 72 golf course that provides unparalleled vistas of the Ko'olau Mountain Range, challenging holes accented by inviting water hazards, cavernous sand traps, undulating topographical conditions and several signature holes.

The name "Olomana" can be translated in many ways. Some have translated the word as a "camel" (olo) with "staying power" (mana). The twin peaked land formation of the neighboring Mount Olomana has been described as the "powerful shoulders" of a giant who possessed supernatural powers that enabled him to perform great deeds.

Mere mortals who play at Olomana today have been inspired to perform "great deeds" of their own with the great scores they shoot. Above all, the golf course offers a challenge of skills and yet a fun experience for all levels of players.

Mililani Golf Club

Address : 95-176 Kuahelani Ave. Mililani
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Fees : $85
Par : 72

Yards : 6,455
Slope : 121

Since opening in 1966, the par 72, 6,455-yard Mililani Golf Club (Kobayashi Group) has established itself as one of Hawaii's finest golf experiences. Nestled on a plateau, with the Waianae Mountains and the Ko'olaus stretching away in the distance, Mililani Golf Club provides a "get away from it all" feeling of remoteness.

The course beautifully carves its way through Norfolk Pines, Eucalyptus Trees, African Tulip Trees and lush tropical Hawaiian foliage, in bloom all year round. This championship course is flat with ponds and ditches. Many golfers claim that Mililani Golf Club has the quality of the mainland golf course often considered as Hawaii's Augusta National, site of the Master's Golf Tournament.

Mililani Golf Club has hosted one of the most prestigious Open tournaments of Hawaii, the Mililani Rainbow Open Golf Tournament, since 1973.

Hawaii Kai Championship Golf Course

Address : 8902 Kalanianaole Hwy. Honolulu
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Fees : $100
Par : 72

Yards : 6,350
Slope : 123

Hawaii Kai Golf Course located in Honolulu on Oahu

The Championship Course measures 6614 yards with wide fariways and large greens well protected by prominent bunkers. This particular part of the coast line in Oahu is beautiful, but the winds can make every shot difficult.

You will be challenged with each club selection and each shot will be a stretch when playing into the strong headwinds. The course is well kept and the views of the Makupuu Cliffs, the ocean and coastline are memorable.

Waikele Golf Club

Address : 94-200 Paida Place. Waipahu
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Fees : $108
Par : 72

Yards : 6,663
Slope : 126

Designed by internationally renowned golf course architect Ted Robinson, Waikele is just 30 minutes west of Waikiki in a region of exceptional beauty. The course overlooks Pearl Harbor and the blue Pacific.

Turn, and your gaze sweeps from Diamond Head to the sculpted slopes of the Ko'olau and Waianae mountains. A truly comprehensive golf club, Waikele features a golf shop with the finest names in equipment and apparel, locker rooms, a restaurant, and a full-service driving range and putting greens.

Club and shoe rentals and lessons are available, and Waikele's PGA golf professionals are happy to share pointers on course strategy. Waikele Golf Club provides challenges and enjoyment to players of all skill levels from beginner to pro through the use of water features and special topography.

These beautiful water features, rolling fairways, undulating Bermuda greens and strategically placed bunkers round out Waikele's unique design features.

Pearl Country Club

Address : 98-535 Kaonohi Street Aeia Pearl City
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Fees : $110
Par : 72

Yards : 6,787
Slope : 135

Pearl Country Club located in Pearl City on Oahu

One of the finest Golf Courses on Oahu, Pearl Country Club has been in operation since 1967. Graced with stately trees of many varieties this course challenges all golfers with its varied terrain.

Located on the gentle slopes of the Koolau mountain range, Pearl Country Club overlooks Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri, and the Waianae Mountain Range to the west. Open year round to the public, Pearl Country Club is a short 20 minute drive from Waikiki.

Our rates are comparable to other public golf courses on the island but our superior course conditions are equivalent to any private course. Golf carts are required and rental fees are included in your green fees.

Makaha Resort Golf Club

Address : 84-626 Makaha Valley Rd. Wai'anae
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Fees : $125
Par : 72

Yards : 7,077
Slope : 137

Makaha Resort Golf Club located in Wai'anae on Oahu

Spanning the rugged cliffs of the Wai'anae Range and O'ahu's pristine western shore, the Makaha Resort Golf Club commands a landscape of quiet splendor. The 7077 yard, par 72 Makaha course challenges pro and amateur alike.

Acclaimed for its beauty as much as its rigor, Makaha has been named O'ahu's number one golf course by Honolulu magazine. Every aspect of the club reflects our dedication to customer needs, from the full-service pro shop to the relaxed ambiance of our restaurant, The 19th Hole.

Unlike any other O'ahu course, cart access is allowed to all fairways - which means less time walking and more time golfing. For refinement of technique, Makaha offers a driving range as well as private lessons from our P.G.A. professional staff. Four plexi-paved tennis courts afford additional recreation.

Coral Creek Golf Course

Address : 91-1111 Geiger Rd. Ewa Beach
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Fees : $130
Par : 72

Yards : 6,025
Slope : 135

Coral Creek Golf Course located near Ewa Beach on Oahu

Buoyed by its superbly maintained turf conditions, with lush greens, cascading waters and whispering winds -- boasts many strong and unique features typically reserved for high-end country clubs and hosts of PGA Tour events.

This gives Coral Creek an advantage in its effort to be ranked among the "Top 100 New Golf Courses in the U.S.A." by Golf Digest. Golf course industry executives and professional golfers who have reviewed the land and the 18-hole, 6,808-yard, Par 72 layout -- designed by renowned, Honolulu-based golf course architect Robin Nelson of Nelson and Haworth, architect of Mauna Lani, ranked #75 in Golf Magazine's Top 100 -- are saying Coral Creek should receive high consideration to host a professional golf tournament.

The course, designed to expose coral rock formations in cliff-like structures, will provide a spectacular test of golf that draws golfers from all parts of the world. Water comes into play on 13 holes, with six of the lakes fully lined with coral reefs, and interconnected by a coral creek.

One of Coral Creek's 18 signature holes is #18, a short, 380-yard, Par 4, which uncommon for a finishing hole, features a challenging island green lying 30 feet below the natural ground surface and execute a precise downhill approach shot.

New Ewa Beach Golf Club

Address : 91-050 Fort Weaver Rd. Ewa Beach
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Fees : $135
Par : 72

Yards : 6,541
Slope : 125

New Ewa Beach Golf Course located near Ewa Beach on Oahu

The Ewa Beach Golf Club is an alluring semi-private golf course, tucked away in a forest of kiawe (Key-ah-vae) trees.

The signature hole on this course is #13, a 187-yard, par 3, requiring a tee shot into the wind and over water. The greens are medium-sized and the course is not too difficult for the average golfer.

As you play your way across the environmentally friendly turf, you are certain to see Hawaiian stilts (the Ae'o), an endangered species indigenous the area, also enjoying the beautiful course.

Turtle Bay Resort Fazio Course

Address : 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy. Kahuku
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Fees : $155
Par : 72

Yards : 6,535
Slope : 130

The 18-hole "George Fazio Course" at the The Turtle Bay Resort & Golf Club facility in Kahuku, Hawaii features 6,535 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.2 and it has a slope rating of 130 on Bahia grass.

Designed by George Fazio, ASGCA, the George Fazio Course opened in 1971 The natural topography of the resort's 880 acres creates a breathtaking variety of vistas for each course.

From fairways in dense ironwood forests to greens on the edge of the ocean, golf achieves its purest expression at Turtle Bay Resort.

Turtle Bay Resort Palmer Course

Address : 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy. Kahuku
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Fees : $175
Par : 72

Yards : 7,199
Slope : 141

Palmer Course at Turtle Bay Resort located in Turtle Bay on Oahu

The Arnold Palmer Course is an 18-hole championship course designed by Palmer and Ed Seay. This unique course was created for golfers of any caliber to enjoy. When played from the Palmer (black) tees, the course offers a stern challenge to the best players in the world; however, there are five sets of tees on each hole, and in some cases, six.

The course features varying scenery. The front nine reflects true Scottish links with sand, water, wind and rolling terrain, while the back nine meanders through a jungle forest of ironwood pine and a wetlands bird sanctuary.

The Palmer course is surrounded by a beautiful wetland preserve known as the Punaho'olapa Marsh. This 100-acre preserve is home to many endangered species of Hawaiian birds. A man-made moat separates the wetlands from the golf course.

***Note: We have attempted to provide accurate green fees, but prices can change. Please check with the golf courses directly for pricing.

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