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3.7
199 Reviews (199)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
92
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.9
81.4%
Recommend this course
167 out of 199 reviews
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3.8
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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3.6
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
82.4%
Recommend this course
14 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7007 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.5
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Royal Kunia Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robin Nelson (2003) Mark Miller (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

3.7
199 Reviews (199)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 24
Water Hazards 23
Bunkers 20
This course/club is great for:
Locals 29
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 22
Advanced Golfers 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 20
Convenient to the City 18
In the 'Burbs 13

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Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Amazing Course + Great Views

A very complicated course when wind plays. A little short from whites which if you are a long hitter helps to find it easier, although fairways are filled with waters and loads of bunkers. Big difficult greens, so if you are not a good putter this course will be very challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Got to play good course on a last minute basis for Fathers Day

Lots of uneven lies and fairway bunkers. Good to practice on. Some greens had fertilizer burn and/or Blemishes from other issues. But had lots of fun!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful views

The course was well maintained and the views were spectacular. Had a great time and had a reasonable score, so overall not too challenging for a beginning golfer. The seasoned golfers I played with enjoyed the course as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice View

You can enjoy the ocean and Diamondhead view while you play. Each hols are very original and fun.Nice friendly staff. Great tasty food at the restaurant are quite reasonable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

COVID FRIDAY

Amid with some restriction due to COVID-19, it was great being out in the open without a face mask, Loved the gadget on putting green since you putt your ball into the cup. Just use your putter to move the gadget up so the ball comes out of the cup without touch the flag. Was in bunker few times and was hard getting used to not having to rake the sand. Other then than that, it was great round. Highly recommend anyone for play at Royal Kunia. And what view of Diamond Head from almost every hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

After covid19 stayhome

Hi I've played here multiple times after lockdown and I think the greens got worse. I know more people are playing now, but more patch spots on the greens. Also with the new rules, the raised cup gives us a false sense of making the shot. You can just bang it off while other golf courses have a little dip into the hole but still can retrieve the ball without touching the stick. The tee boxes were in great shape nice and green. The single carts makes the round faster in my opinion. Again it's nice to be able to play so I'm not complaining. Last thing the ladies in golf shop are very friendly and welcoming even with the phones ringing. I would still recommend playing here.

Pedro

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0

As expected

Greens were not quite to par with usual conditions. a bit slow and not smooth as usual. perturbed with restaurant closing at 200. still plenty people around. anywho, biggest gripe this day was lack of marshall. had a 3 ball holding everyone up. I shouldn't have to call pro shop to send someone.no one comes. get to the turn and 3 outside guys sitting down on okoles doing nothing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Covid greens

The greens are in sad and ugly condition. Golf ball bounces and zig zags all over the creation. Did not find one green in decent shape. I thought after 6 weeks of nobody around playing the course would be in top shape. It’s the opposite Shame on you Royal Kunia taking advantage of the golfers. Please take my advice golfers stay away from this cow pasture trying to pass as a golf course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/15/2020

Aloha Vland. Thank you for the review and feedback. I am sorry that you did not had a great experience at Royal Kunia Country Club, Inc.. During the time were closed in operation, since no golfers playing, we had our green maintenance and management program for the greens and still in the process of grown and smooth the grass until first week of May. We do hope that you will not dissuade from coming in again to play at the course. WE TRULY VALUE our customers and I would like to get more information from you, and address this appropriately.
Please feel free to contact me, Dinah at Admin 808 688 9555 , dinah@royalkuniacc.com

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Greens

The course generally is in good shape except the greens which are bad. Nice views of Honolulu but not worth the amount charged to play this course as a visitor. Locals get a huge discount. There are many other nicer courses.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Golf Course with some Good Views

I liked the course some nice variety to the holes, not overly hard or narrow. Would certainly play it again. I assume conditions were average for Winter.
Generally I find the non-resident rates at golf courses in Hawaii to be unfair, where I live we typically charge $15-25 premium for non-residents, not 50 - 60%. That being said the Golf Now hot deal I got for $62 was a good price for this course. I thought a fair value for this course to be about $75, no where near the $150 non-resident rate.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 05/15/2020

Aloha!

Mahalo for you review. We are so glad to hear that you had a great experience at Royal Kunia Country Club, Inc. Hope to see you again. Please feel free to contact me (Dinah) , 808 688 9555, dinah@royalkuniacc.com

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

An Enjoyable Afternoon of Golf

A pleasant course tucked away in Kunia.
Many lovely views of Diamond Head and Honolulu in the distance, Pearl City an the Harbor. A golfer friendly layout with some challenging par threes and some water to keep you focused. Enjoyed the finish at 18.
The greens could use some more attention... golfers remember to repair your ball marks.
I would include this corse in your visit to Oahu. Cost is definitely more reasonable than other area courses. Mahalo

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Prices

Booked kunia at $55 per person . Got a phone saying they were going to charge me $65 per person. At this point I was upset. I kept repeating myself the lady. So started to give me some attitude before hanging up.

The staff at the shop and the course were friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good day

Fun day on a Monday. Well organized and spread between groups was done well. Didn’t feel anyone playing on top of us

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Royal Kunia

Great price on Golfnow got me there. Nice neighborhood.
Great experience on check in and with starter and support staff.
Tees and fairways in very good shape. Very nice layout and view, nice terrain and elevation changes. Water hazards on some holes added challenge.
Only negative from me would be the condition of greens. Not sure why they are so spotty, I didn’t ask.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Would Not Pay Non-Resident Rate to Play

Pros: Arrived early. Friendly staff.let me go out right away. Linked up with some locals and had a great time.

Cons: Course conditions: Tees and fairways good; greens spotty with inconsistent speed (ball stopped going downhill on multiple occasions). Glad I used Golfnow Hot Deal as conditions do not warrant paying the non-resident rate of $160. However I would play again if the Hot Deal was available,

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of my favorites on O'ahu

We are from Canada and we travel to O'ahu about once per year. The Royal Kunia is one of my favorites to play. The course layout allows myself ( an 8 handicap) and my wife (novice) to enjoy the day. The course is both beautiful and challenging. Yet a beginner will still have lots of fun also. The view from the golf course over looking Pearl Harber and Diamond Head is spectacular. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. We highly recommend this place.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice views

Very quiet course. Far enough away from the hustle & bustle of the city with great views.
Best to get a tee time before 12:00p (fall/winter season) or you may not finish 18 holes. We started at 1:45p and was only able to complete 16.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

This course isn’t terrible and maybe I’m being harsh because I’ve played this course a bunch of times but it’s been 4 years since until this weekend. The course looks like it hasn’t been kept like they used to keep it, seems like a lot of new staff. Biggest complaint is the pace of play was slow and the course conditions weren't what they once were, the lady inside at the register should work on her customer service but the lady at the cart return was super nice.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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