Built on the playground of Hawaiian King Kamehameha, the 40 golf courses on the island of Oahu range from those burrowed at the foot of the mountains, casual municipal links and resorts that play host to the pros. Ask THE MODERN HONOLULU concierge for golf course suggestions or for help booking your tee time today.
Carved through a natural tropical forest and nicknamed Jurassic Park.
Lush, wide fairways and backdrops with running waterfalls cascading into mirrored lakes.
You can mix and match your golf came with inerchangeable nines.
You can mix and match your golf game with interchangeable nines.
A jungle lines the fairways on one of the toughest courses in America.
With more golf courses than any other island – 40 – golfers of any handicap will find Oahu a fitting playground. But two things are certain when golfing here: the beauty of the terrain and the gusty trade winds. First time golfers in Hawaii will also gain a new appreciation for putting on Berumda greens; they are far grainier than the traditional Bentgrass greens and more challenging to read. Its quirky jungle setting has made the Royal Hawaiian a dramatic course reminiscent of Jurassic Park, but also a playable and well-maintained front and back nine. The resort-friendly design of Hawaii Prince makes each of its three nines playable for any skill level. Our recommendation: Play Hawaii Prince's B-C combination for two demanding par-4s on the front nine and ponds on seven of C's holes. The 18th hole at Ko Olina Golf Club, a regular host to LGPA Tour events, is an intimidating – even wicked – hole, which challenges your shot and club selection right up until the end. We love a round of Kapolei, but don't get too cocky – the calm of the babbling brook and rock garden on the last hole may snub you in the end. One review of Koolau Golf Club describes the course as "nasty, diabolical, evil, perfection...golfing heaven disgused as golfing hell." Sounds about right.
“If you are visiting between November and February, don’t miss Waimea Bay on the North Shore where the island’s top surfers take on 30-foot waves”