Ko Olina Golf Club
|Red (W)||72||5147 yards||70.4||122|
|Red M: 73.6/138||518||412||362||203||528||373||444||195||438||3473||413||355||183||514||516||353||227||353||428||3342||6815|
|White M: 71.9/133||487||387||345||184||506||357||412||165||409||3252||393||337||166||500||498||340||205||338||403||3180||6432|
|Gold M: 69.7/128||432||371||328||154||484||342||384||141||368||3004||361||323||148||483||464||329||187||328||377||3000||6004|
|Blue W: 70.4/122||427||321||277||125||438||212||244||100||332||2476||307||321||119||431||413||295||169||303||313||2671||5147|
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Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Hawaii
For what you get, this course is grossly overpriced.I've played muni courses that are three times as aesthetically pleasing for a quarter of the price. It's a "residential" track, i.e., houses lining certain fairways, if you don't mind that sort of thing (I do). The wind was up, which made even the easier holes challenging. The greens rolled well but there were too many conspicuous previous cup placements; it became a running joke. Maybe a handful of holes were memorable.
But kudos to the staff. They were unfailingly friendly & helpful. And the grass range & short game practice area were sweet. Not nearly enough though to bring me back.
Great course for a resort!
Great course and layout. Greens not perfect, and resort layout/feel but challenging nonetheless.
Solid but unspectacular
A solid and well kept course (LPGA tour Lotte championship) but unspectacular and a little unmemorable, one or two holes are good. Not difficult, water in play on a few holes. (4 handicap). Over priced - Hawaii golf, guess you expect that! Service average, nice marshals and drinks cart came often. Speed of play slow due to numerous tourist groups. Probably worth $75-100. Charging higher due to LPGA event. Played twice after 1pm during stay due to convenience but might be worth considering Kapolei or others as well.
Great course, Driving range unavailable
This course was in great shape, the staff was excellent and friendly. However, I showed up an hour early so that I could use the driving range and was told it would not be available until after my tee time due to maintenance. For the price of this course, I should be able to warm up on the range as soon as it is open.
Great track, friendly service, gps in carts is a bonus plus located on the west side of the island provides a much dryer course compared to others here.
Put it on your list. So far best yet
The course was right across the street from the beautiful hotel resorts of West Oahu at Ko Olina.
The price was very high but compared to other Pro Courses was not that bad. The course was well maintained and amazingly fairly easy to play and score well. The only bad thing was they did not accept the Golf Now rate that I had agreed to. I paid $64.00 on-line to Golf Now expecting to pay the balance at the course as Golf Now promised. However, the course did not honor the $64.00 that I had paid already to Golf Now. I am desperately trying to get a refund or credit from Golf Now at this time.
This was a very playable course. It is definitely overpriced. I had looked forward to playing it from the moment we planned our trip. I thoroughly enjoyed playing the course.
My only disappointment was the fact that we had to play behind a 5-some which really slowed the pace of play. For the over-priced amount charged for non-resident green fees, the fact that the course allowed a 5-some out on the course was certainly aggravating. This is something you might expect to run into when playing some goat fields on the mainland at much lower rates.
Not sure I would play this course again, if I ever come back.
Very well managed and maintained. Visually stunning course, but without the ocean or mountain vistas. It was our first of 16 courses to play in Hawaii. So playable and well maintained, it remained in our top 6 courses despite not having the views.
Overpriced Ko Olina
Very nice golf course. Fairways were excellent. Staff was friendly and helpful. Place of play was excellent the day I played...under 4 hrs. One staff member did say on weekends and holidays pace of play is longer. True, there are no ocean views, but it is still very nice with hotels on one side and very high end homes on the other. Greens...for this price they should have been close to prefect and they were not. Lots of repair needs to grow out on many of the greens. Surprised they have a professional tournament here (LPGA Lotte Championship) with the current shape of many of the greens. The greens rolled true, just need to TLC on some of them. For me, nice place, but a very overpriced resort course even if greens looked better.
Not so friendly staff
I booked through GolfNow, but the course staff overcharged me, and when I pointed out, they asked me too call GolfNow.
I had to call GolfNow to get it reimbused. Even though I got it reimbursed from GolfNow, I think the staff made mistake but did not want to admit.
Could be better.
We were on our Hawaiian vacation and was thrilled to be able to book a tee time at Ko Olina, site of LPGA event so we were super excited to check in. The atmosphere was more relaxing, not as hectic as Waikiki area and certainly less traffic travelling the area. The course also provides shuttle service to and from Waikiki area.
Check in was smooth and easy. Proshop was well stocked. Staff was efficient and friendly. We arrived a bit early for our tee time and was escorted to the driving range with a small bucket for warm up. Driving range was adequate and we were hitting off mats instead of grass. They also have a large practice green. Given that the tee sheet was full, we waited for our slot. Tee off was on time and we were handed our cart keys 5 minutes before. Carts equipped with a nice GPS and comfortable ride. There was also a snack bar for food and beverage purchase and I suggest doing so before the round as we did not see any beverage cart on the course during our round.
Afternoon winds were a factor in playing. Was told early morning is more calm. Teeing ground was lush and so was the fairways. Bunkers had no sand at all which was a bummer considering this is a top course to play and ranked one of the best in Oahu.
Greens seems to have had some minor maintenance done but did not affect the roll although a bit slower than what I would expect.
Pace was moving but had to wait on every shot. We did not mind as the course was really beautiful to look at. There were some holes that ran parallel to roads and can be a distraction at times.
Conditions overall was below what we expected from a highly regarded championship course but we had fun playing and will return when we get a chance.
The course is long for older players or higher handicap players. This is a nice course, but it is not on the ocean.
Best Course on Oahu
Having played most other courses on Oahu, Ko Olina definitely provides the best overall experience. From dropping off your bag, checking in, and getting out onto the course the experience is great. After the round, you can enjoy Roy's restaurant or any of the other fantastic restaurants or bars on resort.
If you are only going to play one course on Oahu, this is the one.
Ko Olina is Not Worth the Price
We were very disappointed in the course conditions. The weather had been wet, yet the course had allowed unrestricted cart access. As a result, it was rutted with tire tracks. The fairways were muddy and the rough had been mowed when too long and the mottled grass clippings left lying about. Many of the greens were burnt out or diseased. The swarms of gnats were maddening. When we attempted to talk to the staff after our round, they were not interested in our opinions.
Several courses with much better conditions are found within a short cab ride of Ko Olina. Recommend Royal Kunia and Coral Creek, both of which can be played for 1/3 the price of Ko Olina. Save your money and go to a course in good shape where the staff will welcome you and treat you like guests.
Perfect Conditions the week before the Lotte Championship
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!