Koolau Golf Club


Koolau Golf Club's compelling layout jumps over forced carries and weaves itself in, around, and through a dense rain forest. It also sits some 2,000 feet below the Koolau's 30-mile long, majestic mountain range, stretching from southeast Oahu to the North Shore.

With a commanding view of Kaneohe Bay, this Oahu golf course features fairways bordered not by rough, but by ball-gobbling jungle. And while the original owners intended Koolau to be one of the most challenging courses in the world, within the past few years it has been made more user-friendly. However, Koolau still packs a powerful wallop for those who play tees beyond their capabilities. No. 18 is the toughest par-4 of all Hawaii golf courses hands down.

The opening hole—a downhill par-5 with an undulating fairway that dogs left, then drops to a waiting green—sets the tone for the day. Sixteen other remarkable holes span the distance between the opener and the closer. Designers Dick Nugent and Jack Tuthill did create a tough layout, but one that will remain front and center in your golf course memory.

Course Overview

Daily fee | 18 Holes | Par 72
Course Architect: Dick Nugent

Available Amenities

Club Rentals, Driving Range, Pro Shop, Restaurant

Contact Info

45-550 Kionaole Rd.
Kaneohe, HI 96744
phone: (808) 236-4653
fax: (808) 235-7737

Course Details

Gold: Yardage 6797
          Rating/Slope 73.5/145

Black: Yardage 7310
           Rating/Slope 75.7/152

Blue: Yardage 6406
          Rating/Slope 71.7/138

White: Yardage 5102
           Rating/Slope 72.9/134