Turtle Bay Resort - George Fazio Course

3.9705882353 4.0 stars from 5 (16)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6628 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes, grass tees
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Credit cards accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6628 yards 73.8 130
White 72 6083 yards 70.0 124
White (W) 72 6083 yards 75.3 129
Red 72 5355 yards 66.6 114
Red (W) 72 5355 yards 71.1 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 16 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

11 out of 16 reviews


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Reviews


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kevin1595504's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Resort"


marbert's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and beautiful setting. In great shape. Layout was not the most creative, but the amazing vegetation and ocean hole make it worth playing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course, Beautiful Scenery"


marbert's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in good shape and in a perfect setting. Moderately difficult, but reasonable. Beautiful setting on the north shore in Turtle Bay.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Player friendly course"


Nicetalleuropean's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyable round of golf on this Fazio design in Hawaii. Golf in Hawaii what else can you ask for?! My only gripe was that the golf carts do not have GPS and the greens were not cut down enough to be challenging. Overall, course was in great shape and very pleasant experience comma would recommend to anyone.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



miat's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Twilight ONLY"


zhisz1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was very friendly and helpful.The range was small and we could only hit irons that day..The layout of the course is pretty simple not much water comes into play throughout the whole course and they really didn't have sand traps they were more like dirt traps (very hard dirt.) the back nine could use a lot of TLC and it does look as if they're working on it.Overall I'm glad I waited until the twilight rate and used golfnow, it would have bothered me to pay full price for this course.The locals that I spoke with said pay the extra and play the Palmer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



Wagner9782805's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Golf in paradise"


Jsn142's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great time, great views, lots of bunkers


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Deal!"


BirdiesandBrews808's avatar
Hawaii Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is my go-to course...not because of any redeeming features....but it fits my work schedule, which takes me to the Northshore several times a month. If I time it right I can get on the course at 3:00 pm. Long days of summer means I can just get in 18 holes.

The fairwys and greens are in good shape. The recent heavy rain really has the rough well developed. As previous reviewers have stated - you only have two views of the ocean on this course. #6/#7 and #11/#12. Most courses on Oahu have none....ocean views...go to a neighbor island. All of the greens were holding the ball well (not hard) but the wind in the afternoon is a huge factor. My only complaint is the lack of sand in the bunkers. Very hard clay-like surface.

Take advantage of the Turtle Bay "Golf Plus" program. This is my third year of membership - a great deal if you can play here a lot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bad Condition"


rfreedenberg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in terrible condition. They don't even have real tee boxes. The fairways don't have grass, the bunkers are concrete. Greens are in rough shape but they do place the pins to the better areas. If you are within 10 fee with ur approach you should be okay. Not worth the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"I Expected More"


skcosta's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Being from the Island, Turtle Bay has always been a place, which in my mind, that was supposed to be really nice. I was disappointed with the condition of the course. The greens on the front nine had many bare patches and the bunkers throughout the entire course had very little sand. My drive rolled out of one the fairway bunkers! Caught a break there, but the course got it back in the next green side bunker.<br/> The layout is fun though. Par 3's are fun. Short par 5's.<br/> Only paid $35 so not too bad. Wouldn't pay regular day rate though. The course needs some love.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Not a Resort Facility"


rjb17's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course has no ball wash facilities at any tee box.<br/> The only drinking water on the course are one on each nine- dispensing hot/warm water. The sand traps lack sand and maintenance. Fairways on the front are patchy and burnt out and there are no marshals to maintain the pace of play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Don't go to Fazio"


fatdaly's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were concrete and ground had no consistency. Maybe just the time of year but I would not play for free


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


BoinIdaho's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice course, a little too pricey for a course that isn't that close to the Ocean. You see the Pacific on Only 3 of the holes. No ball washers, no refreshment carts, no marshall, we got lost twice.The staff was Awesome and we rented their clubs. Super helpful, but kinda lazy. The grass in the course was not ideal, super hard greens and sand was not giving. Lots of Hawaiian Crabtree grass in and off fairways. HOLE 17 IS AMAXING, LOOKS LIKE NORMANDY<br/> Tough FRICKIN course and I would definitely go back...with a Discount coupon ofcourse!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The bunkers on the George Fazio course at Turtle Bay Resort need some TLC"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Bunkers, by definition, are supposed to be hazards. But when those sand traps are virtually unplayable - as they were the day I played the George Fazio course at Turtle Bay Resort - that's a serious conditioning issue that needs immediate attention. Virtually every greenside bunker featured a thin layer of sand on top of a rock-hard bottom. Wedges would 'bounce' off of this hard pan, blading the ball across the green, often into the bunker on the other side. It wasn't just me. Every player in the group experienced this frustration. Finally about the 16th hole, I realized you had to bury your wedge deep into the hard stuff just to keep the ball on the green.<br/> Beyond the bunkers, the Fazio is actually quite a fun 6,628-yard layout. Take advantage of the par 5s, several of which play short, because the par 3s are quite tough. The two par-3 tee shots on the front nine, No. 2 and No. 8, must carry water. And I have to rave about the 277-yard 14th hole, where I drove the green and made the eagle putt. If I can drive the green, it's doable for anybody. Take your shot.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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