Kapolei Golf Club

4.4865000000 4.5 stars from 5 (37)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7001 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

  • 91-701 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii 96707, USA
  • (808) 674-2227, (808) 447-0203
  • (808) 674-2177
  • www.kapoleigolf.com

Year built: 1995
Architect(s): Ted Robinson, Sr.
Type: Public
Greens: Paspalum
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, JCB Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7001 yards 74.3 136
Black 72 6586 yards 71.9 132
White 72 6136 yards 69.4 125
Red (W) 72 5490 yards 72.4 127

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 37 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
13
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

35 out of 37 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens  

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Reviews


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"Outstanding Course"


golfinnova's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This is one of our favorite courses on the island. Impeccable greens, fair fairways and a very playable 18 holes. Wind can make this course a brute. Great staff and restaurant. One of the best - thanks again!


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


Commented on 06/28/2017

Aloha,

We are very glad to hear you had a great experience at Kapolei we take pride in our course conditions and customer service and we truly appreciate your compliments and review. We hope to see you again at Kapolei GC!

Mahalo,

Andrew Ward, PGA

Head Golf Professional


"excellent condition and staff"


innocuous1's avatar
Age:  65+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
Used cart

Reviewed on

I play this course regularly because it is always in excellent condition. Also, Jaylene and the pro shop staff are professional in their dealings and very courteous, as are the starter and cart 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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/28/2017

Aloha,

I wanted to first thank you for taking the time to review the course and we are glad to hear about your experience and awesome that you are a regular player at Kapolei! We look forward to you enjoying many more rounds at Kapolei!

Mahalo,

Andrew Ward, PGA

Head Golf Professional


"A MUST Course to play"


u618573322's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The staff was absolutely amazing, the starter was very helpful in providing some tips before teeing off. The greens are elevated and fast. The layout is very enjoyable and scoreable if you put the ball in the fairway. This one is worth checking out! We had such a wonderful time. We will definitely be back. Maybe next time I will break 100.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/27/2017

Aloha,

Thank you for the review and great to hear you had a wonderful time while at Kapolei GC! Glad you experienced our great customer service and they were able to provide helpful tips for your round! We look forward to your next visit to Kapolei!

Mahalo,

Andrew Ward, PGA

Head Golf Professional



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Another absolute gem on Oahu. The staff was absolutely amazing, the starter was very helpful in providing some tips before teeing off. All of the greens are elevated, you don't want to attack front pins and be short as it will roll 20 yards back down the hill. The layout is very enjoyable and scoreable if you put the ball in the fairway. The greens were rolling nicely. Definitely worth checking out!


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


Commented on 04/17/2017

Aloha Mr. Clark,

Wanted to first thank you for the kind review about your round. We are really glad to hear you had a great experience at Kapolei Golf Club on your recent visit. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Mahalo,

Andrew Ward, PGA

Head Golf Professional


"Nice course, Bad Service"


Wiggin7's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pro:

Well maintained course

Great looking amenities

Cons:

No carts were available until the tee time

Driving range are worn down mats with no tees

No snack cart

Most snacks in the turn shack were out

Snack shack said they "didn't want to refill them"

No Marshal

Waited up to 4 groups deep per hole

Slow pace of play

Shared my feedback with the clubhouse and they didn't care at all

Twilight tee times are a free-for-all and they don't care about the twilight player because you weren't full fare

Overall:

Course is overpriced for the layout which leaves a lot to the imagination. No real memorable holes. Service is really bad. There are better courses on the island.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/20/2017

Aloha,

Thank you for taking your time to leave your review with us about your experience. We are very sorry to read your review and see there were several areas that did not meet your expectations. In regards to the golf carts, we had a very busy day and yes some groups did not receive them until their tee time as they needed to be turned from morning rounds when those golfers finished. In regards to the comment about the staff not caring, we do care about each persons experience. I received a report from my assistant you spoke with about your round and we are working to improve areas that you mentioned.

Mahalo,

Andrew Ward, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Kapolei Golf Club


"One of best of Oahu! Maybe best public?!"


nick7712656's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very well maintained, fun holes a little bit of everything. Great to be able to play such a well conditioned course this time of year since I'm from NorCal. Come to island once a year to stay with in laws.

Staff was great from club house ,driving range to starter. Not the most difficult track but not as easy as some course on island. Open fairways but tough approach shots. Greens in great shape. Elevated tee boxes where fun and water hazards are well positioned. Water hazards are unquestionably the signature of this course. Plenty of people playing in the afternoon pace a bit slow. And food the course had at snack shack disappointing. Top of list to play again on Oahu!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/06/2017

Aloha Nick! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your round at Kapolei Golf Club. Thank you for taking the time to review the facility and comment of the great conditions of the course. We apologize about the snack bar options and we are looking into other options to add! We look forward to your next visit to Kapolei Golf Club!

Andrew Ward, PGA

Head Golf Professional


"Jan17"


falloonrd1's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course overall. Course needs to update their golf carts as we has issues with one.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/06/2017

Aloha, thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the course. We apologize that there was an issue with the golf cart. We look forward to the next time you visit Kapolei Golf Club.

Mahalo,

Andrew Ward, PGA

Head Golf Professional


"Good condition golf course"


Takoman74's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is great condition, pace of play was fast.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Kaoplei GC"


Null1924568's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is probably one of best kept public courses on Oahu. The entire atmosphere, to include staff warmth, makes the whole experience a joy, no matter your final score. The course is challenging, with the back nine providing the toughest holes. Mix in 20 to 30 mph winds that constantly shift and, except for the balmy temps and palm trees, you'd think you were in Scotland.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2016

Aloha,

Thank you for stopping by and playing at Kapolei GC recently. We are truly glad to here you had a great experience and feel that we are the best kept public course on Oahu as we feel the same. We hope you will come out and play again soon!

Mahalo,

Andrew Ward, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Kapolei Golf Club


"Nice Course"


Gabrial6572516's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice little course, a little on the short side, but not too short. Wind was blowing hard when I played and definitely added an additional challenge. Greens were in perfect condition. If you missed a put it was because of you not the greens. Lost a couple balls in some ornamental foliage that's near a few greens and rough. Wasn't a big fan of that, but I guess I shouldn't have mis-hit. Course is not too challenging and would be good for beginners. When checking in I had a few questions as this was my first time. The older lady at the counter was flat out rude. Thankfully everyone else was super helpful, including the starter and cart staff. Practice facilities were great. Will definitely play this course again. By the way this was the first course that had ducks and not chickens on it. I was slightly amused.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/18/2016

Aloha,

Thank you for your review, we are very glad to hear you enjoyed your round at Kapolei. We are sorry to hear that your interaction with the Golf Shop Staff was not up to par, we apologize for this! We hope the next time you play you enjoy the course, the customer service and your overall experience even more then the first time!

Mahalo,

Andrew Ward, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Kapolei Golf Club


"Nice course - the challenge is the wind"


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 05/21/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played this course for the first time this past weekend. The fairways are in perfect condition. Bordering rough was not too punishing and the primary cut had very little in the way of bare spots.

The design of the course and the 20-30 MPH tradewinds the day that I played made for a challenging morning. Playing from the white tees. the course is a managable 6136 yards. Playing into the wind, your knock-down shot has got to hit the green. Many of the greens have false fronts, which check the ball up.

Greens were punched on May 10, so they are playing a little slow right now. Should come back nicely in about 2-3 weeks.

Service was excellant - I'll likely play this course again in the near future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/26/2016

Aloha,

I am glad to hear you enjoyed your round, even though the greens were a little slow coming out of aeration. We hope you will come back in a few weeks when they are perfect, rolling true like we are known for! Guest service and their satisfaction is our top priority and we are happy to hear you felt the service was excellent!

Mahalo,

Andrew Ward, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Kapolei Golf Club


"One of Oahu's Best Courses"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Kapolei is a beautiful and challenging layout with a lot of water in play. The course is very well maintained and the greens are impeccable, readable and will test the best putters with your line and pace!

We played as a twosome and rarely waited on the foursomes in front of us, pace of play was great! A super friendly staff greeted us upon arrival and again upon finishing our round.

We also enjoyed a nice lunch at the course. Higher green fees than elsewhere but well worth the price.

Enjoy!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Harrray for Kapolei"


csanfordjr1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Even though the pace of play of a single and an awful pair ahead ruined my rythmn, I consider KGC to be one of the best in the state.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course poor customer service"


tdooley1414's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition greens were excellent. Not a fan of all the false fronts on virtually every green, makes it tough. Customer service is nonexistent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/17/2017

I couldn't agree more about the non-existent customer service.


Commented on 02/23/2016

Aloha,

Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the conditions of the greens. I am sorry to hear there was no customer service, which you should of experienced with our OGS staff at arrival, in the golf shop at check-in and other areas of the facility while on property.

We hope you give Kapolei another chance in the future.

Mahalo,

Andrew Ward<br/> Head Golf Professional


"Worth it!"


zamoraandrew13's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My dad and I both sub 2 handicaps played in the afternoon. I booked the tee time online prepaid twilight rate $100 each. Range balls not included, but was in great shape despite the mats. The greens were quite fast downhill and super smooth. We played the tips and loved the looks off the tees. Enough trouble with lakes, bunkers, and heavy rough to keep you mindful of hitting good tee shots. Mounded fairways and raised greens made approach shots tough to judge and hit enough club especially into and crosswind. Super course! We will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"May be the best course on the West Side of Oahu"


flyfishhi2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Kapolei golf course is an excellent facility on the Western Side of Oahu, very nearly equal to or better than Ko Olina.

The greens are typically reasonably fast, smooth with some undulation but not overly so. The greens are nearly all raised, so shots have to carry to the green to have a chance to be on. Most greens have 2 or 3 bunkers, sand is generally consistent with a couple of them being a bit on the hard side. Fairways good with few, if any brown or dead grass. Depending on when you play, if the rough has been allowed to grow, it can be rather difficult. Not many trees to contend with and a couple of water hazards that are not terribly difficult to play around.

Maintenance is excellent and the course is one of the best as far as conditions.<br/> Staff are professional, friendly and accommodating. Good practice area, but you have to hit off of mats.

Negatives<br/> Pace of play can be slow. The course caters to tourists and some of them find it hard to play a 4 hour round. The course has stopped having course marshals monitor play, so if you get behind a slow group, it's going to be long round.<br/> Pricing is upper tier and management seems to not want many local players by keeping pricing significantly higher than nearby courses.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"素晴らしいコースです"


bunbun316's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2015
First time playing Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

クラブハウスはとてもきれいです。スタッフもフレンドリーで、プロショップには日本語が話せるスタッフがいますので安心です。コースコンディションも大変良いのでオススメです。アフタヌーンでプレーすればプレー代もとてもお得ですよ。


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"One of very well maintained course in Oahu"


Jae9861727's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only front one or two holes has little mud in the fairway due to heavy rain. However everything were very well maintained course. The course was not slow but overall pace was good enough. It was great game. Thanks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"素晴らしいです"


u000004886796's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

コースコンディション・スタッフの対応も良く、日本語の出来るスタッフもいておすすめです。ショップもセンスが良いです。午後スタートが安くて十分楽しめます。


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course but slow"


r4strehl's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time playing here. The first was so backed up by the time we hit 18 we packed it in (4 groups on 18). Thought it may be a fluke. Yesterday was not nearly as bad however we were still around 4.5 hours. At no point was it painful but there was a lot of standing around. But hey, it's Hawaii, things are slow.

Beautiful course. Some of the best conditions on the island. Anxious to see what happens with the new owner.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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