10 Best Golf Courses in and Around Honolulu



There's a good chance that golf is the second biggest draw to the islands behind Hawaii's beautiful beaches. Golfers are a common sight on Oahu, in the airport, in hotel lobbies, and even on the bus. Each side of the island is home to its own exquisite greens. Even in the heart of Waikiki green goers can find an 18-hole course. On Oahu those in search of tee time can find world class, high end courses as well as super casual, no carts allowed courses.

To tackle on of the island's most high end and challenging courses, reserve a tee time at Turtle Bay's Palmer Course. Known as the more demanding of the two Turtle Bay courses, this course features 18 holes as it meanders its way through the natural wetlands of the North Shore. Beginning farther inland, it runs down to the ocean and white sand beach and back, and can be enjoyed by cart.

On the opposite end of the fancy spectrum is Kahuku Golf Course. Perhaps the most relaxed course on the island, the oceanside Kahuku Golf Course fits with the theme of the North Shore, mellow, casual, and local style. This 18-hole course is walk only with pull carts and golf clubs available for rent.

Out on the Leeward Side the Hawaii Prince Golf Club has 27 holes, the only course like this in all of Hawaii. Three sets of nine holes offer playing conditions for all skill levels on 270 acres.

So pick accordingly and enjoy a day on the greens.




Perhaps the most relaxed course on the island, the Kahuku Golf Course fits with the theme of the North Shore, mellow, casual, and local style. This 18-hole course is walk only with pull carts and golf clubs available for rent. Located 40 miles...  Read More


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Windward Oahu


Perhaps Olomana Golf Club's claim to fame is that it's the course that helped shape the talents of golfer Michelle Wie. This 18 hole par 72 course is a daily fee course that offers two distinctly different nines. Located on the Windward Side of...  Read More




The Hawaii Kai Golf Course is actually home to two courses, the Championship Course and the Executive Course. Designed by William Bell and opened 1973, The Championship Course measures 6,500 yards from the championship tee. Beautiful ocean...  Read More




Known as a good course for intermediate golfers, the West Loch Golf Course is short but challenging 18-hole course. The layout includes a variety of water features like lakes, streams, or the West Loch of Pearl Harbor. Located on Leeward Oahu...  Read More




The 18-hole Pali Municipal Golf Course is located on the Windward Side of Oahu, and measures 250 acres below the beautiful Pali Lookout and offers views of the lush Ko'olau Mountain Range. Although it's revered as a good course for beginners and...  Read More




Ko Olina Golf Club, is located on the sunny Leeward Coast of Oahu. Consisting 640 acres of oceanfront property that's part of the Ko Olina Resort and Marina, the course is an 18-hole championship course that is renowned as one of Oahu's most...  Read More




Located in the heart of Honolulu just steps from Waikiki, the 18-hole Ala Wai Golf Course is all about a convenient location with city views. The par-70 course is a favorite course for locals, and well kept greens offer a stark contrast to the...  Read More




There's something key to remember about the Hawaii Prince Golf Club. It is NOT located adjacent too, or by the Hawaii Prince Hotel in Waikiki, though it is partnered with it. Instead, the course is located out on the Leeward Side. Designed by...  Read More




Known as the more demanding of the two Turtle Bay courses, the Palmer Course features 18 holes as it meanders its way through the natural wetlands of the North Shore. Beginning farther inland, it runs down to the ocean and white sand beach and...  Read More




The world renowned Fazio Course at the beautiful Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore starts by the golf pro shop and offers 18 holes as it stretches west past the horse stables. Known as more forgiving than the Palmer Course, the Fazio has a...  Read More


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Meet Jade Eckardt

Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Jade has traveled the world and doesn't intend to stop, yet the Hawaiian Islands are still her favorite place. She spent seven years living on Oahu and...  More About Jade

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