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Address: 45-550 Kionaole Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-4506
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+1 808-236-4653

Considered one of the toughest courses in the nation, and named one of the...

Considered one of the toughest courses in the nation, and named one of the top three golf clubs in Hawaii by Golf Digest, this magnificent golf course was carved out of a rain forest on the windward side of the 2,000-foot Ko'olau mountain range.

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It was a Wet One

The course had a lot of rain, about 8", the week prior to me playing it. As a result, some holes were closed. As a result of the holes being closed, they gave me a discount and... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Rick H
Tucson, Arizona
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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Excuse the convenient title pun, but it definitely needs a heavy makeover. Outside of amazing views, fairways are weeds and the greens are destroyed. Too pricey for the experience. Luckily, I only paid $50 for super twilight and was able to finish, minus the stress of a mandatory cart return time. However, I will say the staff was superb. Your... More 

Thank Eddie O
San Diego
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313 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Rated as one of the toughest golf courses in the world, I shot pretty good. The course bumps up against the Ko'olau mountain range and works its way through the rolling hills and valleys of the foothills. Lots of places to lose golf balls. Follow the recommended play sheet they give or it could be a long day. It is... More 

Thank SolarT
Las Vegas, NV
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96 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I played Ko'olau Golf Course to celebrate our 40th anniversary. I have fond memories of the course having played it in the past. The pro shop staff was very welcoming. We were told that the course was not in the best of shape, so we were provided one set of rental clubs on a complementary basis. We... More 

Thank golfkrazy2
Tucson, Arizona
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142 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The course had a lot of rain, about 8", the week prior to me playing it. As a result, some holes were closed. As a result of the holes being closed, they gave me a discount and they reduced the cost of clothing in the club house. They can't control the weather and they tried to make the best of... More 

Thank Rick H
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I don't mind playing in rain even I don't like it. However, first it turns out, some of the back nine holes are closed and they offered a 20% discount. The reality was, each fairway, each path was so slippery and wet you almost could not walk without slipping downhill. Very dangerous! I had to quit after five holes. They... More 

Thank Dr P L
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68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Known as having some of the best views of any golf course in the USA, they need to spend some money on the course. Apparently it has gone down hill over the past 5 years due to neglect by its current owners, a church. It is in a rain forest, so its VERY wet and soggy. Its understandable that it... More 

Thank chunjo
Plano, Texas
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

A beautiful course carved out of the rain forest on the windward side of Oahu. So if you are going to get some great pictures and a very unique experience for a golf course, this is the place. I would also advise to take rain gear when you go. During our round, the rain was not hard but would come... More 

Thank GeauxTigers1111
Fishers, Indiana
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Due to the rain this course was very wet. Unfortunately they do not tell you only nine holes are open. The bad part is that the front nine is so wet that they don't mow the grass. You can't even tell what is fairway and what is rough. The greens also have about three different grasses growing on them. I... More 

Thank chad z
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We played here after the course had received a lot rain in the morning and the previous week. When the course was being built, the budget blew out, so adequate drainage was only installed on the front nine, the back nine is just red clay with turf on top. We had to keep to the cart paths and walk out... More 

Thank TwoMen A
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I've attended several events here from funerals and weddings to a work self-care day. The setting is amazing; it's like driving into Jurassic Park minus the dinosaurs! Go check it out!

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