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Turtle Bay Resort - Arnold Palmer Course
Home to both Champions and LPGA Tour events, the Arnold Palmer Course at Turtle Bay offers a superb layout that winds around a 40-hectare wildlife preserve in the serene Punahoolapa Marsh.
Winds bring numerous sand bunkers and water hazards into play on the front nine. Included are subtle, but prevalent hole-defining waste bunkers that present a natural grace with a linksland feel. After playing across and into the prevailing wind for the first five holes, the front nine turns downwind at the enticingly short par-4 dogleg right sixth. Getting close to the green is critical to landing a soft approach to hold the illusionary green, which falls off to the rear. After an imposing par-5, with water along the right closing out the side, the back nine ducks into a wind-blocking forest of ironwood.
The par-4 No. 11 is a dogleg right with water right, all the way in to a green requiring a mid-to-long iron over an inlet with a typical left-to-right crosswind. In fact, the only hole where water does not come into play on the back nine at the Palmer Course is the heavily bunkered signature par-4 17. The exquisite par-4 at No. 16 is one of Hawaii's best and the exceptionally creative 18 completes a string of marvelous finishing holes.
Resort | 18 Holes | Par 72
Course Architect: Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay
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Turtle Bay Resort
57-049 Kuilima Dr.
Kahuku, HI 96731
phone: (808) 293-8574
fax: (808) 293-9094