Royal Kunia Country Club

3.9107000000 3.9 stars from 5 (112)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7007 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

  • 94-1509 Anonui St, Waipahu, Hawaii 96797, Honolulu County
  • (808) 688-9222
  • (808) 688-9225
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Year built: 2003
Architect(s): Robin Nelson (2003)
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7007 yards 73.5 132
Blue 72 6507 yards 71.2 128
White 72 6002 yards 68.9 122
Gold 72 4945 yards 64.1 113

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 112 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
62
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

98 out of 112 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining  

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"It's almost there!"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The staff was very friendly, the views were great of the harbor (on a clear day,)and the course was challenging. The range was ok and could use a little attention. it's a little over a 30 minute drive from Waikiki I played on a Monday evening so the pace of play was great.I got there very early and they let me tee off early as well. After playing a few other courses this week I would say for the money they charge visitors this is one of the better courses. It could use just a little more care with grass cutting but overall it's in pretty good shape. Fairways are good and the greens are fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course



Don3244983's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"No carts so late start led to playing only 12 holes"


ryanwaves's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a tee time for 2:30, but when we showed up, there was a huge delay because the course did not have enough working golf carts. We did not tee off until well after 3:00, and then at 6:00, we were told to play one more hole, and return the carts, even though it stays light enough to play for almost an hour longer.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Enjoyable round"


cam's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We saw this course available on GolfNow and decided to check it out while on vacation in Oahu. Glad we did since it was very enjoyable. Had a hot deal that made it even more fun. Some great views of Pearl Harbor in a nice neighborhood. Would recommend especially at the hot deal!


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


"Average course"


murray9928664's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was an okay day. Expect better conditions, but quite muddy. Pace of play was very slow. We waited on every hole. The people in front of us had no golf etiquette and no marshall to be seen. I don't know that we would return because of pace of play. We played in about 5 hours. Beautiful views of Diamond Head and Pearl Harbor from course. Some good golf holes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


mnelsonsasktelnet's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazingly good course for this price range. Reasonably short from white tees but still a challenge. Elevation changes and tricky greens produce an enjoyable, challenging game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"West Oahu's Choice Course"


skinmd's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is where you want to play if you are headed west on Oahu. Near Ewa Beach, it is just north of H-1 in a fairly new upscale neighborhood. While the clubhouse is quite modest, the course is what you wish a Hawaiian golf experience to provide. Beautiful views from every tee, interesting hole design and variety, nice greens with fair slopes, lots of sand traps, all well groomed, and a pretty wide open layout make for enjoyable play.

The folks in the pro shop were most welcoming and the starter very accommodating. A friendly, unpretentious atmosphere sets the mood for a great round. You should love it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




jordansip78's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways and greens are in great condition. A very nice course to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Heavenly round"


u000004816128's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course with very friendly staff and restaurant. The surrounding views of diamond head, Pearl Harbor and the Waianae mountain range with rainbows made this a round for the ages!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging approach shots"


u000006412970's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was nice ,greens could use a little more attention but overall and enjoyable experience


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Royal Kunia G> C>"


u00000203884's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course & great staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The course is well maintained and good pace of play."


RealtorGus's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very courteous staff, sand traps and hazard placements are strategically positioned which makes it interesting. Par 3's are interesting.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The view and the course is good"


Frefuerzo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good day to golf in a perfect weather and location


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Royal Kunia GC Oahu"


Rod8759590's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the better GC on Oahu

Challenging

Hilly w water hazards


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Day - Played in 3 hours!"


u000001980357's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Food in restaurant was great and a good price.

Staff were nice and friendly.

Teed off on time and never waited as a twosome until the 18th hole. Played in 3 hours and 5 minutes. Was a great day. Greens could have been a bit better but you can't have everything! We still made a few putts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hitoshi"


HISOBE's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoyed to play this course.

Condition is good and view from course are great.

#2 and #18 are both challenging nice holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice views, decent course, indifferent staff"


GolfRav's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were able to get our tee time using Tee Time Specials and we used the Cyber-Monday 2 for $99 special so it cost us $50/round. Compared to other Oahu Courses, this was nothing really special. the greens were in very good shape, but he fairways and tee boxes were average.

The lady who checked us in seemed to be more interested in answering the phone than dealing with us, and wasn't particularly welcoming. The guys at the cart return weren't very helpful, didn't offer to clean our clubs, and from a distance just told us to leave the carts near their shack. Definitely not a "Country Club" atmosphere. It was okay for $50 a round, but I would not have been happy to pay the Tee Time Special of $80+ or the $150 advertised rack rate. I wouldn't rush to return. Nothin' special.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great views of Pearl Harbor"


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 06/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This was my second time playing this course. While I remember when the course was first bult in the early '90's, I also rember its reputation on Oahu - "the best course you can't play," Sad to say that time has not been kind to Royal Kunia. Don't get me wrong....it's not completly run down - far from it. BUT...it does suffer, like a lot of Oahu courses from a lack of maintenance (it's a little rough around the edges). Sand traps could use some sand (very clay like), practice range is just a rough area; between fairways lacks a little "curb appeal." Don't let this turn you away, the views remain awsome, staff was very friendly and the course presents enough challenges for a very enjoyable day. Nice wide open fairways with room to move the ball. Not overly long....and well conditioned greens,

The lack of a clubhouse is minor as the on-site restuarant does a good job with what they have.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Kamaaina Golfer"


u000004202635's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love the course layout and price value at Royal Kunia.

The staff in the pro shop are friendly and the local grindz in the small restaurant go good with beer.

My only suggestion would be to add sand to the bunkers. They were like concrete.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"for locals it is a good place to practice"


Miguelgolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sometimes it is crowded when tour groups play, but most of the time the visitors follow golf etiquette.

it has interesting views of Honolulu.

Not likely to loose balls, it is quite open .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




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