Ko Olina Golf Club

4.0526000000 4.1 stars from 5 (19)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6815 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

  • 92-1220 Aliinui Dr , Kapolei, HI 96707, United States
  • (808) 676-5300
  • (808) 676-5100
  • www.koolinagolf.com
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Year built: 1990
Type: Public/Resort
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire must be worn at all times

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6815 yards 73.3 133
White 72 6432 yards 71.6 130
White (W) 72 6432 yards 77.6 139
Gold 72 6004 yards 69.7 126
Gold (W) 72 6004 yards 75.5 134
Red 72 5147 yards 65.3 110
Red (W) 72 5147 yards 70.4 124

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 19 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

17 out of 19 reviews


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"Perfect Conditions the week before the Lotte Championship"


xkyleclark3's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

What an absolutely incredible experience to be able to play this course (36 holes) the weekend before a LPGA event is in town. We actually saw a few of the ladies on the driving range and out on the course. The conditions were perfect and the greens were fast. The layout is gettable if you keep your ball in play. Luckily I was able to play one of my best rounds in quite some time on these conditions. Highly recommend checking out this course if given the opportunity!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



"Great, but not the best Oahu course"


jump1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This place is well managed and the "service" is great (thank you to "Clive", the generous, courteous and very professional marshal). The course is good and in quite good condition, albeit not particularly challenging. The problem for me here is that I played the Palmer course at Turtle Bay two days ago and that is much better by comparison, in my view. It was in better condition. More challenging. And a nicer experience. On that last point, it is subjective. I don't particularly like the residential setting of Ko Oilina, with houses along the fairways. Again, particularly compared with the Palmer course at Turtle Bay, which is a more demanding course (dam water hazards!) and a great adventure, down between avenues of trees, with crashing waves in ear shot. Good experience at Ko Olina. Worth it. But not the best course on the island, in my view. Thank you again to the very professional staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u4850984's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a great course. Had challenging layout with very great views throughout the course. If you are a avid golfer and are in the Hawaii area make sure this course is at the top of the list


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


"Not what you would expect"


u979086031's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

I guess after seeing it on TV (The LPGA Deloitte Championship) my expectations were too high!

The course was 2 week out of aerification and the green were still bumpy and really slow, the approaches to the greens look as if a tractor left tread marks up to the approaches (No Bump and runs here ) while the bunkers were hard clay type sand (Spikes nearly made no depression) and no views to speak of... The layouts didn't show hazards on a few of the blind holes.

The Staff and the amenities were great, including the Golf Channel Academy learning center with very friendly staff, but sad to say it was not a $180.00 course and for the same money you can play Kapolei Golf Course just down the road.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Fun Course, Great Staff"


infolab1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

We played Ko Olina twice during our stay at Aulani and we were not disappointed! The greens had been punched but were still playable; accordingly the staff was very accommodating and offered a discount because of the conditions. The layout is interesting with several dog legs and the scenery is everything you'd expect in Hawaii. Tee boxes and fairways were both in above average condition. Even though the course was crowded the pace of play was acceptable. Due to the significant wind, the major challenge was selecting the right club......but it added an interesting dynamic to our game. Overall this is a really nice course that's fun to play and the staff is super nice. I highly recommend it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Resort Course"


ceombanerd's avatar
Age:  35-44

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

Reviewed on

Really nice course. Plays pretty safe, there are a few spots where wild drives will cost you. And as you would expect from a tournament course, elevated greens and punishment for hero shots. Bermuda greens may catch some folks off guard. Remember, this is a resort course and its pricey. But it is a fun, well kept course with the amenities you would expect for the money including brand new M2 Rentals, GPS in the cart, complimentary cooler with bottled water, cold menthol towel at the end of your round, sauna/hot tub, and a well stocked pro shop. The range is nice and grass, which I really like and you get a warm up bucket with your round. They always have deals going, so call ahead if you want to save a buck or two and find out what the specials are, especially if you are staying at the Four Seasons, Aulani or Ko Olina. They supposedly have a shuttle for Waikiki too.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"An all around great course"


u000001805331's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

the only thing bad I have to say about this course, was the sand traps. They were hard packed sand, making it extremely difficult to hit out of. Besides that it was a great course. Played my round in well under 4 hours, which I never would've expected at a resort course. Everything was exceptional, would recommend to anyone, and would definitely play it again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hawaii - Honolulu pril 2016"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the course. Tough on a windy day. Will appreciate the challenge for the LPGA Ladies this week.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ko' Olina"


TomWJ's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course to play. Playable course for all levels.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"So so course"


Joseph5535756's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I expected more for an LPGA stop.

Course was aerated a week before I played, but still not what I expected.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Awesome food at Roy's"


Clayo's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Nice facility, but clubhouse is undergoing construction. Course was recently (last week) aerification. They allowed us the play alone (twosome). Play was fast at about 4 hours. This is a great place to play if the greens did not go thru the aerification. GIve it a little time or play at a discounted rate.
Amazing food at Roy's. Nice to able ti have a nice lunch after the round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Love the course"


bigcatcher's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

From the first tee, this course says welcome and have fun. Exceptional cart and club service.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Elevated Greens"


u000001011248's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I realize the pros need the challenge of elevated and tiered greens, but I'm not a big fan of that type of design. However, they were very good putting surfaces. A little less wind would also be helpful!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course was in outstanding condition"


Joe1080295's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens, fairways and tee boxes were in great condition. Cart had an ice chest with two bottles of water complimentary. My only disappointment is that there was no difference between your rate and the standard greens fees. We played at twilight and with your fee it cost more than if we went directly to the course .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course but....."


robdmd99's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

KoOlina is a wonderful course. Excellent conditions every time I play there. Unfortunately, the pace of play was affected by an organized and instructionalized group class of beginners they have on the golf course. On the two particular days I played (both on Sundays), I teed off first at 6:30 am. Normally, when teeing off that early, our rounds are done in 3 hours and 15 mins if not sooner. I love that about teeing off early in the am. But the two times I played on a Sunday, they had a group of beginners on the course. Unfortunately, they held up play and ruined the nice pace we all had been playing. We all spoke to the GM about this. He explained how there is a program at KoOlina in which beginners are taught to play golf. I told the GM I don't mind programs like this, but they have to be timed where it doesn't interrupt the pace of play of golfers. Probably the best times to teach these type of beginning programs is twilight, not the prime hours of golf. I would highly recommend to play but I would call in advance to see if these classes may affect the pace of play. If these classes are in session, I would recommend playing Kapolei Golf Course instead.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Overpriced"


sully's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Most expensive course on the island of Oahu for locals and tourists. There are many other courses to play at 1/2 the price of Ko Olina. Try Pearl Country Club or Turtle Bay, Hawaii Prince or Coral Creek. Biggest complaint is the cost, not worth the money.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice track"


ChrisDirks's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

After playing some of the soggy inland courses nice to play a nice firm track.
Conditions near perfect ... As they probably should be 2 weeks before an LPGA event.
Nice mix of holes . Good balance of challenging and easier holes. One of those courses
That keep you coming back,


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Find your Hawaiian "place of joy" at Ko Olina Golf Club on Oahu"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2013
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I love the Ko Olina Golf Club for the same reasons the LPGA Tour does.
The manmade waterfalls of Ko Olina look great on TV and even better in person. And Ko Olina won't beat you up like most PGA Tour venues. There's just enough challenge to keep things interesting. When the trade winds blow, it's a real chore to score.
The LOTTE Championship is the third LPGA Tour event at Ko Olina since the 6,815-yard course opened in 1990. Beth Daniel won the 1990 Hawaiian Ladies Open, the first of six Hawaiian Ladies Opens held on the Ted Robinson design. The Fields Open had a three-year run that began in 2006, highlighted by Paula Creamer's 2008 victory. Going way back, Chi Chi Rodriguez won the 1992 Ko Olina Senior PGA Invitational.
The waterfalls on the par-3s at No. 8 and No. 12 are scenic but always daunting. The final water hazard left of the 18th green has helped decide a tournament or two.
Ko Olina translates in Hawaiian to mean "place of joy." This place delivers.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"OUTRAGEOUS!"


u000006700980's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/2/2011

Reviewed on

C;mon guys....You're in Hawaii, you're on a PRISTINE course, how bad can life be? If the wind isn't blowing this course is GREAT for the 7-15 HC golfer. It's challenging and quite fun, greens hold and can be tough to read at times because of the terrain/ocean draw. Good "bang for the buck".


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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