Kohanaiki Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7329
Slope 141
Rating 76.4
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7329 yards 76.4 141
Jones 72 6832 yards 73.4 139
Members 72 6357 yards 71.3 127
Forward (W) 72 5126 yards 70.8 123
Scorecard for Kohanaiki Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 76.4/141 516 198 481 437 233 452 421 533 371 3642 405 374 637 202 374 430 225 594 446 3687 7329
Jones M: 73.4/139 495 172 438 403 219 426 400 503 345 3401 378 338 613 182 348 410 182 548 432 3431 6832
Member M: 71.1/130 W: 77.6/145 477 149 407 368 196 398 379 480 332 3186 348 305 580 154 310 382 165 516 411 3171 6357
Composite M: 69.4/127 W: 72.2/133 460 149 375 341 175 378 338 402 266 2884 320 305 502 127 310 356 147 498 319 2884 5768
Forward M: 65.6/113 W: 70.8/123 402 117 339 309 135 331 338 363 242 2576 285 279 432 127 276 284 136 420 311 2550 5126
Handicap 18 16 2 6 8 14 10 4 12 15 17 1 11 9 7 13 5 3
Par 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2013
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (2013) Steve Weisser (2013)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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4.3
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
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EXPENSIVE

While I probably should be grateful for having been presented with the opportunity to play this exclusive private course, I didn't find it that compelling. I think I might get bored playing it repeatedly as a member. You really aren't missing that much if you don't get to play this course. By the way, I read that Hawaii residents can play the course on Mondays with proof of residency at a rate of $275. The staff was extremely friendly and solicitous. The young man who handled our clubs refused a gratuity declaring that the club has a no-tipping policy. The layout was "familiar"--similar to others we have played elsewhere. It didn't have any particularly compelling island or ocean views. However, it had "kid in a candy store" "comfort stations" to impress its members and guests including freezer drawers full of ice cream, a wide variety of snacks from beef jerky to frozen grapes, a frozen mai tai machine, a frozen margarita machine, pepper infused vodka, pineapple infused vodka, wine, beer, soft drinks, and juices. While these amenities were fun and impressive, they aren't necessary to enjoyable golf. The course had been aerated about a week before we played, but the greens still were in good condition which suggests they must be superior in normal conditions. I guess I just expected more from a private course. Considering the cost, I think Kona Country Club is a far better value, with a more impressive layout and more than adequate course conditions. I can't recommend this course simply because of the cost relative to the appeal.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Kohanaiki riding high near Kona

I've lucked out, playing this once-in-a-lifetime experience twice within the past year. Kohanaiki is the private playground of millionaire property owners, although there is limited public access on Mondays, when Hawaii residents with a valid driver's license can play for $275. It might be the best Rees Jones design I've played, simply because it's much more fun and forgiving than the others. Jones designed the back nine around 13 Ahu (rock shrines) running parallel to 200 anchialine ponds in the volcanic black lava rock along the beach. These ponds were historically used by Hawaiians to raise fish and shrimp. Kohanaiki's service and amenities - three comfort stations stocked with free food and drink for golfers - are second to none. When the 62,000-square-foot clubhouse - home to a bowling alley, movie theater, restaurant, spa, recreation/game room, fitness area and men's and women's lockers - is completed in late 2015, Kohanaiki will rival any private club anywhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Valid dates: Nov 08, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
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