When you are golfing on Oahu, you have a choice of 30 spectacular golf courses. These courses run the gamut from public and municipal courses to private, semi private and military courses. Waikiki is home to one of the busiest municipal courses in the United States. More than 500 rounds of golf are played daily at the Ala Wai Golf Course, Located mauka of the Ala Wai Canal. The terrain here is predominately flat but there are also some imposing mounds around the greens to challenge advanced golfers.
Head to the island’s west side for more golf adventures. The Ko’olina Golf course was designed by course architect Ted Robinson and presents a number of challenges. While golfing on Oahu, try The Hawaii Prince Gold Course was built on former sugar plantation land on the Ewa Plain. This 27 hole course was designed by Ed Seay and legendary Arnold Palmer. The three nines here feature large receptively cupped greens. The newest golf course on the island is the Coral Creek Golf Course in Ewa. The layout here is 6,870 yards that includes natural coral rock formations in cliff-like structures. The Makaha Resort Golf Club’s championship course requires a variety of shots that will utilize almost every club in your bag. This is one of the more challenging courses you will run into while golfing on Oahu.
In east Oahu, there are several worthwhile golf courses. The Luana Hills Country Club in Kailua is a spectacular 18 hole, par 72 layout tucked within the valley between Kailua and Waimanalo and ringed by the Ko’olau mountains. The Ko’olau Golf Club is carved out of a tropical rain forest on the side of the Ko’olau mountain range. It is considered the toughest course in the nation from the back tees. The course winds through three distinct climate zones and features deep ravines, dramatic elevation changes and gorgeous waterfalls. The Turtle Bay Resort Golf Club on the North Shore is the only resort course on Oahu that boasts 36 holes. The Arnold Palmer course is reminiscent of Scottish links with it’s sand, water, wind and rolling terrain. The George Fazio Course has generous fairways, deep bunkers and immaculately sculpted greens. The Turtle Bay Championship is an annual PGA Champions Tour event featuring the top senior players on the pro circuit.
Each January, the private Waialae Country Club in Kahala hosts the Sony Open, an annual PGA Tour event featuring the sport’s top professionals.
HERE IS A LISTING OF SOME OF THE OAHU GOLF COURSES
1) Oahu Coral Creek Golf Course
This course is the most beautiful and challenging of all of the courses in Oahu. When golfing on Oahu it is a challenge to all skill levels.
2) Ko’olina Golf Course
Golf Digest recognizes this course as one of the 75 best in the United States. The course includes 16 water features on 8 different holes. It has multi tiered greens and well manicured fairways. Try the best while golfing on Oahu.
3) Turtle Bay Golf Resort
Located on the north shore, The Arnold Palmer Course is home of the PGA Champion’s Tour Turtle Bay Championship every January and LPGA’a SBS Open held every February. When golfing On Oahu, this is one of the best
4) Turtle Bay Golf Resort
George Fazio resort style course has hosted the LPGA’s Hawaiian Open and was the site of the firs Senior Skins Game. It features generous fairways, deep bunkers, and ocean views.
5) Kapolei Golf Course
The par-72 championship Kapolei Golf course is beautifully landscaped with floral gardens, coconut palms, 5 expansive lakes, and elevated greens, providing a challenging and enjoyable round for both men and women of varying skills.
6) Ko’olau Golf Club
Carved out of a magnificent tropical forest, this golf club is considered to be “The World’s Most Challenging Golf Course”. Ko’olau promises a memorable golf experience for golfers of all skill levels.
7) Hawaii Prince Golf Course
Golfing in Oahu has never been this unique. With 27 dramatic holes offering stunning views of the rain carved Waianae mountains, this is the only course of it’s kind in Hawaii.
8) Luana Hills Golf Course
If you are golfing in Oahu and want a really beautiful course, this is it. Luana Hills is a one of a kind creation, built in 1993 and situated only 20 minutes from Honolulu in the Ko’olau mountains.
9) Makaha Resort Golf Club
Picturesque tropical beauty and brilliantly designed layout make Makaha Resort Golf Club one of Oahu’s most alluring courses offering all the tranquility of a secluded country estate.
10) Waikele Golf Course
Waikele is just 30 minutes west of Waikiki in a region of exceptional beauty. The course overlooks Pearl Harbor and the Pacific Ocean.
Whichever course you choose, you will not find a more beautiful place to golf than when you’re golfing in Oahu. A really great way to save is with the international golf card. Not only will you save money on your favorite Oahu golf courses, but you will get free golf or deeply discounted green fees on your favorite golf courses at home or anywhere in the world. Just visit the links in the right column.
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