What happens when you take one of the most relaxing and revitalizing sports, and mix it with one of the most relaxing and revitalizing places? It’s simple! You get luxurious golf courses in Honolulu, Hawaii. Imagine the blue skies and dark green mountains surrounding you as you send a ball soaring across the plain with your best friends surrounding you. Sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it? All you have to do is bring the people and book the flights. We will supply you with the knowledge of the best golf courses you can find in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Navy Marine Golf Course
The Navy Marine Golf Course is rated top ten among the military courses in the world! It takes golfing to another level. Unfortunately, you must be an eligible MWR patron to golf here. If you meet the requirements, you will find yourself in a gorgeous palm tree filled golf course. The course itself is maintained in pristine condition and has routinely renovated greens, trees, and bunkers. On three of the holes, you will find water features as well as full grown trees.
Honolulu Country Club
Known as a hidden oasis in the heart of Honolulu, the Honolulu Country Club provides for its members. The golf course was designed by Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane to create a championship design. When hungry, you will find two incredible restaurants serving a multitude of mouth watering options. When you hop on the cart, you can enjoy some gorgeous scenic cart paths. Try not to stare too long so you can finish your game.
Hawaii Kai Golf Course
At the Hawaii Kai Golf Course location there are two courses. The championship course is an 18 hole par 72 course. This 6,500sq yard course was designed by William Bell to offer a challenging layout with elevation changes and skilled dogleg holes. While you are golfing, you will know you have reached the highest point of the course if you can look out and catch a glimpse of the breathtaking Moloka’i. The Executive course is a course more suited for all types of players who love golf. It is still a great spot to practice your iron and short game skills, nonetheless. This course was designed by Robert Trent Jones to be a fun and casual setting that overlooks the Makapu’u lighthouse on O’ahu’s eastern shore.
If you are looking to train, you might want to take some time and go to their golf academy practice area. Here they have PGA golf professionals that can assist you with your training needs such as form, follow through, accuracy, and force. They have a driving range as well as a short game practice area. There is always room to learn from a PGA professional!
Moanalua Golf Club
Moanalua Golf Club takes the throne for the oldest golf course in Hawaii and one of the oldest in the nation. The course is owned by its members and is open to limited public play. Here you will also find a putting green, restaurants, clubhouse, and meeting rooms. Apparently, their finishing hole is daunting and will put your course management skills to work like no other in Hawaii! Sounds like a challenge if I ever heard one.
Waialae Country Club
Home of the Sony Open, the Waialae club is one of the 40 country clubs chosen to host the PGA tour event. The course was designed by Seth Raynor in 1927 but changes were made by Desmond Muirhead in 1992. It is a beautiful, player-friendly course that offers fairways outlined with coconut, monkey pod, and kiawe trees. The course is only open exclusively to its members and guests, so you will most likely need to become a member if you are not one already. If you just want to practice, the members and guests can take advantage of a 250-yard practice range and putting greens. You can also rent club sets for a nominal fee.
Ala Wai Golf Course
This 18 hole course resides right on the perimeter of Waikiki along the Ala Wai Canal. Here you will see views of the Diamond Head, the Koolau mountain range, and the Waikiki skyline. This is a public course that people can take advantage of if they want to reach an affordable golf course.
Hawaii Tee Times
Hawaii Tee Times is a great resource that specializes in finding the best places – and prices – to golf while you are out in Honolulu. As of now, they have a 5-star rating in Google and can offer the best advice for where to play. They even accommodate to the point where they will call you and alert you if there are any changes in the course or your itinerary. These type of services are crucial when trying to book multiple places to golf.
Whether you live in Honolulu, Hawaii or you are just visiting, this guide should be a great resource to helping your golf game be as enjoyable as it possibly can be. Happy golfing!
Article Contributed by Jayson Goetz
Jayson is a recent graduate from Arizona State University who lives in Phoenix. Being a lover of golf and travel, he’s always ready to bust out a golf club and visit new places. He started writing in hope of sharing his experiences with fellow golfers and travel bugs.