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Ko'olau Golf Club

45-550 Kionaole Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-4506
+1 808-236-4653
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Once a Great Golf Course

The layout and the scenery are unparalleled. This was a challenging and fun golf course to play... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jowens328
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
This Course is not for Everyone

I have read so many reviews trashing this place. I thought I would write one that clearly explains... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Alan-in-Honolulu
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
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45-550 Kionaole Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-4506
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The layout and the scenery are unparalleled. This was a challenging and fun golf course to play. But I suspect the club is experiencing some financial problems because the fairways and greens are in worst condition that your typical city public course. One clue about...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

I have read so many reviews trashing this place. I thought I would write one that clearly explains the pros and cons, and as to why some people absolutely hate this course, while others like myself really love it. Koolau is unlike any other golf...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This course is worth playing ONCE because it is located in a spectacularly beautiful place. The mountains towering about the course and the lush jungle-like scenery is almost unreal. Moreover, because of the topography and some forced carries, you really have to think your way...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very tough golf course. Most holes require thought on placement of ball. You can not just get the driver out. That does not end well on most holes. The course is up and down with hills and ravines. Long grass quickly eats...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I'm glad I played here. Scenery is great. Mountain views and course vegetation is beautiful. The course condition was ok. It certainly wasn't bad as the greens were fine, but overall conditioning is a notch below The Royal Hawaiian. I'm glad I played a round...More

Thank AdamS1974
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

This golf course used to be one of the highest slope rating for U.S. courses but we noticed that they seemed to have toned down the difficulties as the slope rating dropped in recent times. We spoke to one of the staff and was told...More

Thank chanyu1
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Enjoy a day of golf under the scenic ko'olaus' mountain range. Schedule a marriage or have a seminar in the well-designed activity center.

Thank tazi49
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Played Ko'olau for first time on this trip. Beautiful layout and scenic. The course needs some "love". Greens are a little rough and the fairways have a lot of weeds. it does look like the grounds crew is working on several major projects. It is...More

Thank John A
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

They say you could lose a dozen golf balls a round here-but we found hundreds..The jungle has been cut back and there were balls everywhere.They need a wash,but who cares? I played with everyone else's lost ball after the first hole.. If you don't take...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We played a threesome on April 28th as every year Not busy golf course, very difficult to play but so many beautiful views and you cannot see any other holes while playing. Staff always friendly First disappointment came when we saw so many trees were...More

Thank Thierry M
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