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Address: 45-550 Kionaole Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-4506
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Considered one of the toughest courses in the nation, and named one of the...

Considered one of the toughest courses in the nation, and named one of the top three golf clubs in Hawaii by Golf Digest, this magnificent golf course was carved out of a rain forest on the windward side of the 2,000-foot Ko'olau mountain range.

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Beautiful course. Tough course indeed.

The golf course is nestled beside the mountain range and just about 25 mins drive from Waikiki. The views of the Ko'olau range were breathtaking. Surrounded in a lush jungle, it... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2015
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Taipei, Taiwan
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139 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

The golf course is nestled beside the mountain range and just about 25 mins drive from Waikiki. The views of the Ko'olau range were breathtaking. Surrounded in a lush jungle, it was pretty much impossible to find a stray ball. Rain pooled in quite a few bunkers and the sand heavy and moist. The wet conditions also limited carts on... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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178 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Carved out of a tropical mountain side jungle on the wet eastern slope of the Ko'olau range this course is about the exact opposite of The Old Course. Extreme elevation changes, penal fairways and rough that isn't grass but jungle make for lost ball opportunities on every shot. There is a reason it's slope is one of the highest in... More 

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1 Thank JA R
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81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

This course is the most challenging the Mrs and I have ever played. Well worth purchasing the course guide. Lots of helpful employees from the clubhouse to Royce who helped us with our clubs at the end of the day. Lots are great views. Bring lots of golf balls. The course will eat a good deal of them. Would be... More 

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1 Thank RiverThamesTraveler
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62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

Set beneath the majestic Koolau Mountain range, this course test a golfers ability to conquer the towering overgrowth, ravines, gulches, hills, and sand and water hazards. The deep crevices of these towering cliffs, created by the rain, is a testimony of the many waterfalls that can be seen when these peaks capture mother natures clouds and she releases her tears.... More 

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3 Thank Foodforhungrypeople
Los Angeles
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Great course but muddy and slippery as all heck when it rains. Cart path only doesn't help. Great place but dress properly.

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Calgary
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Worse course I've ever played. Little grass in the fairways and greens. Putting was impossible. The ball rolled like Fred Flintstone putting with a rock. I can appreciate the rain in the area but when the course has little grass it was like playing in a mud pit. Weeds were so thick in the rough that any ball that was... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2014

If you are a golfer that belongs to a country club and expect a level of course conditions do not play this course. Yes the views of the rain forest are nice but I'm there to play golf. The fairways are weeds and mud, the rough is like the fairways and the greens are terrible. They charged me $152.00 to... More 

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1 Thank Mike V
Las Vegas, Nevada
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461 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

A must play any time in Hawaii. The front 9 reminds me of a Jurassic Park movie... The only reason it's not a 5 star is because the back 9 had been flooded & was in really bad shape. In that bad of condition, people shouldn't play the back- but the front 9 twice. Scenic views with plush Forrest. Pretty... More 

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1 Thank VicandFawn
Hawaii
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

The Koolau Golf course is aganist the amazing Koolau Mountains. They are majestic & incredibly green! I can't think of a more beautiful view! They rent the building out for Confrences & parties. We had our grandsons One Year Baby Luau there. You have the option of them supplying the food or you can bring in your own. Nice venue... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

This course is a BEAST. The staff kept apologizing to me for the condition of the course - they'd received 10 inches of rain in the past 2 weeks. The course was slushy in some places, but the only balls I lost were ones I hit decidedly out of bounds - of which there is A LOT. I can definitely... More 

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