OAHU HOTELS WITH A GOLF COURSE
Oahu is an ideal setting for golf. Whether it’s the quiet country setting of the North shore, or the rainforests of the Windward side, the land is perfect for golfing. Imagine this with the picturesque views of the spectacular ocean and the stunning mountains. It’s just beautiful. Oahu is rightly called the ‘golfer’s paradise’.
Oahu offers several challenging and beautiful golf courses. Most of them - Coral Creek, Hawaii Prince, Kapolei Golf Course, Ko Olina Golf Club, Makaha Resort, New Ewa Beach, and West Loch golf courses - are located in West Oahu. Being less populated, and with more open fields than the rest of Oahu, it is the ideal place for golf. The past few years have seen steady planned development of the area, which included golf courses as well.
Coral Creek is considered by many as the most beautiful golf course in Oahu. Located in the southwestern plain of Ewa, Coral Creek Golf Course is comparatively new, but is already being heralded as one of the best and unique golf experiences. This 18 hole golf course provides a challenging test to golfers of all skill levels. Also in Ewa, but in the Kiawe forest, is the New Ewa Beach golf course. This strikingly beautiful semi-private golf course can easily be enjoyed by an average golfer. The signature hole on this course is #13, a 187-yard, par 3, requiring a tee shot into the wind and over water. West Loch is located on Ewa Beach. This 18 hole 72 par public course features water hazards coming into play at 9 holes, along with numerous sand bunkers. Hawaii Prince Golf Club occupies 270 acres of sheer beauty. With ten scenic lakes and the stunning Waianae Mountains as the backdrop, the Hawaii Prince has three nine-hole courses any two of which can be combined to play 18. The Kapolei Golf Course was rated as one of the best courses on Oahu by both Golf Digest Magazine & the Zagat Survey. This beautifully landscaped par-72 championship layout provides a challenging and enjoyable round for both men and women of varying skills. Also in Kapolei, located in the resort area of Ko Olina, is the Ko Olina Golf Club. Recognized by Golf Digest as one of the "Top 75 Resort Courses in the U.S.", this course includes 16 water features on 8 different holes, multi-tiered greens, and well-manicured fairways. A combination of picturesque tropical beauty and a brilliantly designed layout make Makaha Resort Golf Club one of Oahu's most alluring courses. Located in the picturesque Makaha Valley on the western shore, and framed by the Waianae Mountain Range, this 18 hole course is popular among those desiring tranquility and seclusion.
Ko'olau Golf Club, Olomana Golf Links, Luana Hills, Bay View and Pali golf courses are located in East Oahu. Rated in Golf Magazine's "Top 100 Courses to Play" and named the "#1 Golf Course on Oahu" by Golf Digest, Ko’olau is considered to be "The World's Most Challenging Golf Course". Nestled below Oahu's historic and popular Pali Lookout, Ko’olau offers breathtaking views of the majestic 2,000-foot-high cliffs of the Ko'olau Mountain Range, cascading waterfalls and commanding views of the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful windward side of Oahu. Ko'olau can be a memorable golf experience for golfers of all skill levels. Olomana Golf Links is ideally located in the beautiful Windward community of Waimanalo, and offers two distinctly different nines, each equally challenging. Each hole features level fairways with a formidable water hazard. Located in the back of the beautiful Maunawili Valley in the Ko'olau Mountains, Luana Hills is perhaps the most beautiful Golf Course in the Windward Side of Oahu. From front nine to back nine you journey from wide open spaces on hillsides below the magic mountain of Olomana, to dense tropical jungle that showcases Hawaiian flora and birds. Bay View Golf Park in Kaneohe 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 in this 18 hole 59 par course. Pali is a public golf course also in Kaneohe on the east coast. There are very few sand bunkers on this course, but the terrain will make for some difficult lies. Both the greens and fairways are undulating.
Hawaii Kai Championship Golf Course is located in South Oahu on the southeastern part of the island. Located along one of the most beautiful coastlines of Oahu, Pacific Ocean and Makapuu Cliffs views are visible from each of the 18 holes. Golfers find the tropical winds blowing from the ocean not only pleasant but challenging, making the course enjoyable to play. Ala Wai Municipal Golf Course near Ala Wai Canal in Honolulu has been called the “busiest golf course in the world” by the Guinness Book of World Records with over 500 plays a day. Sited on 150 acres of prime land, the terrain of the course is predominantly flat, but there are some mounds around the greens and fairways. One of the most challenging holes is the 18th, with its narrow fairway bordering the Ala Wai Canal, a tight green, and a stream trickling through its middle.
In the south central part of Oahu are the Pearl Country Club, Royal Kunia, and the Waikele Golf Courses. Pearl Country Club is located on the gentle slopes of the Koolau Mountain Range and overlooks Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri, and the Waianae Mountain Range to the west. This public golf course has superior course conditions which are at par with any private golf course. Its varied terrain with its many trees is a challenge to all golfers. Just opened in April 2003, Royal Kunia is a relatively new course which has been described as the best course in Oahu. The course offers a great golfing experience for the beginner to low handicapper. The par 5 ninth hole is the signature hole of the course measuring 621 yards from the back tees. Overlooking Pearl Harbor and the blue Pacific is the Waikele Golf Course. This truly comprehensive golf course provides challenges and enjoyment to players of all skill levels from beginner to pro through the use of water features and special topography. Spectacular views of Diamond Head, Pearl Harbor, and the Ko'olau and Waianae mountains surround the course. Mililani Golf Club in Central Oahu is nestled on a plateau with the Waianae Mountains and the Ko'olau Mountains in the background. This 18 hole course beautifully carves its way through Norfolk Pines, Eucalyptus Trees, African Tulip trees, and lush tropical Hawaii foliage, in bloom all year around. Water hazards come into play on ten different holes, and sand bunkers come in to play throughout the design. The greens are small, sloped and fast.
Turtle Bay Fazio and Turtle Bay Palmer are located on the North Shore facing Turtle Bay. The LPGA's Hawaiian Open and the first Senior Skins Game were hosted by the resort style course of Turtle Bay Fazio. The course features generous fairways, deep bunkers and immaculately sculpted greens; and offers scenic views of the beautiful Turtle Bay. The Turtle Bay Palmer is home of the PGA Champion's Tour Turtle Bay Championship held every January and the LPGA's SBS Open held every February. It is ranked as one of the top courses in Hawaii by Golf Digest because of its challenging layout and outstanding conditions. Kahuku Golf Course in Kahuku on the eastern side of the North Shore is a 9 hole, par 35 municipal course which can be a real challenge if the wind blows. The course has no water hazards, but there are a few sand bunkers. It is a good walking course, so seniors who like to walk will enjoy playing here.
Almost all hotels of Oahu have an activities desk that can arrange golf outings for you, but if you would like to stay at a hotel with its own golf course, then you can do that too. Some of the hotels with golf courses are Hawaii Prince Hotel, Waikiki; JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa at Ko Olina; and Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore.
Located at the gateway of Waikiki, this 4 diamond hotel is unique in architectural design as well as its dedication to the Aloha spirit. The hotel offers all ocean-front accommodations and easy access to Hawaii Convention Center, Waikiki beaches, Ala Moana Shopping Center, and the business center of downtown Honolulu. Among the many facilities offered to enhance your stay is its 27 hole championship golf course. The only hotel in Waikiki to have its own golf course, the Hawaii Prince offers preferred tee times, rates and complimentary transportation.
The Hawaii Prince Golf Club is the only golf course of its kind in Hawaii. Designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, the course covers an area of 270 acres. The course layout consists of three nine-hole courses, any two of which can be combined to play 18. The longest yardage combination measures 7,255 from the back tees. These courses are suited for both the beginner and above average golfer. The Golf Club offers stunning views of the rain-carved Waianae Mountains. The greens are well-manicured and are protected by ten scenic lakes. Located on former sugar land, the Club hosts several celebrity tournaments and the Super Pro Am. The Hawaii Prince Golf Academy is located on the premises.... more
JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa is located in the Ko Olina resort community of Kapolei in West Oahu. Overlooking one of the finest white sand beaches in Hawaii and a saltwater lagoon, this exceptional resort offers deluxe accommodations and superior facilities including boutique shopping, full-service spa, licensed children's activities program, state-of-the-art meeting facilities, tennis, two swimming pools, and eighteen holes of championship golf.
Opened in 1990, the 18 hole, par 72 Ko Olina Golf Club is considered one of Hawaii's top golf courses. Located on Oahu’s sunny southwest tip, it was designed by Ted Robinson, a designer best known for his "waterscapes". He took former sugar cane lands and moved more than a million cubic yards of dirt, added mounds and contours, elevated tees and greens, and planted more than a thousand stately coconut palms and other trees to create Ko Olina Golf Club. He created waterfalls which feed into streams that widen into pools that finally become lakes. The course measures 6,867 yards from the back tees. The varying lengths from the tees and large landing areas make Ko Olina a place for players of all skills. Ko Olina has also been host to the LPGA Tour (1990-1995) and the Senior PGA Tour (1992).... more
The Turtle Bay Golf and Tennis Resort is a heavenly 808 acre oasis on the North Shore of Oahu. Set among swaying palm, quiet coves and rolling surf, Turtle Bay Resort offers a panoramic oceanfront view from each of its 485 magnificent rooms. The resort features two lushly landscaped pools - one overlooking the azure blue pacific, more than five white sand coves, 10 tennis courts, outdoor Jacuzzis, horseback riding, world-class dining and shopping, and 2 championship golf courses - the Turtle Bay Fazio, and the Turtle Bay Palmer.
The 18 hole Turtle Bay Fazio, designed by George Fazio, is located on the northernmost tip of Oahu. Featuring generous fairways, deep bunkers and immaculately sculpted greens, the George Fazio Course has hosted the LPGA Tour's Hawaiian Open and was the site of the first Senior Skins Game, which included Arnold Palmer, Chi Chi Rodriquez, Gary Player and Sam Sneed. Guests can also enjoy five-star tennis courts, two swimming pools, volleyball, and horseback riding. For less strenuous pleasures, there are three different cocktail lounges and three restaurants. The golf course also has a driving range, a putting green, a fully stocked pro shop, and a clubhouse with a snack bar and shower.
Turtle Bay Palmer is an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay. This course can be enjoyed by a golfer of any caliber. There are five sets of tees, in some cases six, for the enjoyment of both the average, and the best players of the world. The front nine features sand, water, wind, and rolling terrain with no trees or shrubs at all. The back nine plays through a forest of ironwood pines and offers a very different feel, giving two distinctly different experiences. The 17th hole of the course is undoubtedly the signature hole with no less than nine craggy bunkers surrounding the landing area and extending all the way up to the green. The 17th green sits on a plateau only 100 feet from the ocean.... more