Ewa Beach Golf Club will stimulate the senses on Oahu in Hawaii

EWA BEACH, Oahu, Hawaii -- Ewa Beach Golf Club is in an ideal location right across from a sun-splashed beach on the dry leeward side of the island.

The club, roughly a half-hour's drive from Ko Olina and Waikiki, resides just a couple miles from the 27-hole Hawaii Prince Golf Club if anybody is looking for a 36-hole day.

Ewa Beach, which opened in 1992, was the first course in Hawaii to plant Seashore Paspalum. This environmentally friendly grass, tolerant to saltwater, provides prime playing conditions that stay lush and consistent when other courses turn brown.

The first thing golfers will notice is a unique archaeological site -- one of several on the property -- next to the first tee. The "Kauhale" is a reconstructed residential complex that dates to the earliest record of occupation on the island somewhere between 1000 A.D. and 1695 A.D.

The 6,711-yard course by architect Robin Nelson dances around five ponds. These hazards impact eight holes. A huge green, shared by No. 2 and No. 16, remains the only double green on the island. The oddly shaped Kiawe trees and branches pinch the fairways of the first nine holes. The back nine opens up, although the water lurks ominously at the end of the round.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 700 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
Latest galleries
The 21st century has seen an influx of municipal golf investment across the country
Northern Ireland's Royal Portrush in County Antrim returns to Open rota for first time since 1951. Here's a sneak peek.
New owners return Mike Strantz gem to glory, must-play status
From Amelia Island to Scottsdale, we looked at golfer ratings and reviews during the month of April to find the best pictures submitted by golfers all over the world.

Popular Videos

Quail Hollow's infamous 'Green Mile' is one of the toughest stretches on the PGA Tour schedule. Bailey Mosier takes on the par-3 17th hole, a long shot that is all carry over water in this edition of Toughest Tracks.
Video
Golf Advisor Round Trip: Turning Stone
Video
Product demo: Bay Boy Nitron
Video
Living: Trends report for May 13th
Video
GCSAA CEO on the Rounds 4 Research auction
Now Reading
Ewa Beach Golf Club will stimulate the senses on Oahu in Hawaii
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE