Hawaii Public Golf Course

Play at the Ko`olau Golf Course

Ko`olau encompasses three distinct climate zones and features winding ravines, extreme elevation changes, and breathtaking views of cascading waterfalls. Considered one of the most beautiful courses in the nation, Ko`olau’s spectacular setting will inspire you from beginning to end. Enjoy an inspired championship golf experience on one of Hawaii’s best golf courses.

Ko`olau Golf Club Scorecard

Click on a Hole Number to see course and description

Hole #1

Ideal placement off the tee is left of the fairway bunkers. The key to this par 5 is the second shot: as proper club selection is a must to handle the right-hand slope of the fairway. Try to place your second shot on the flat area of the fairway near the 150-yard marker. A well-protected green dictates that you play to the center on your approach.


Hole #2

Play smart off the tee - your downhill drive may carry through the fairway. A tee shot played to the right side will leave you with an uphill approach to a narrow, three-tiered green. Avoid the left side of the fairway in order to have a clear shot to the green.


Hole #3

Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Ko’olau mountain range from the tee. This is a natural dogleg right hole with trouble lining the entire right side. You may not feel it, but the second shot plays downwind. The left side of the green is the safest target to avoid the large, deep bunker on the right.


Hole #4

This downhill par 3 plays into the trade winds. Proper club selection to this narrow undulating green is a must.


Hole #5

This is a "risk/reward" hole. Safe play off the tee is to the left side of the fairway. If you're feeling strong, a drive carried over the gully on the right will leave you with a short iron to the green.


Hole #6

The most difficult hole on the front. Proper distance and placement off the tee on the dogleg right is critical. A drive to the left side is the smart play, as the fairway drops off quickly on the right. Hit an extra club on the second shot to carry the ravine which fronts this large two-tiered green.


Hole #7

Hit all you've got from the tee box to carry the ravine on this long par 5. One of the more forgiving holes on the golf course, the only trouble lies right of the green.


Hole #8

This downhill par 3 plays into the prevailing trade winds. Club selection is key as you hit to this long, oblique green; a single yawning bunker beckons errant balls. Take an extra club if the pin is on the green’s left side.


Hole #9

This challenging dogleg left is best played with a right-to-left shot. The elevated green is well-protected and loaded with undulation. Par is a great score here.


Hole #10

Careful with your club selection as a good position off the tee is a must. Aim at the 150-yard marker. The second shot will leave you with a short club over the ravine to the green.


Hole #11

The only way to reach this par 5 in two is to drive the ball on the cart path! The best play here is right off the fairway bunker. Laying up to the ravine on the second shot will leave you with a wedge to the green.


Hole #12

The ideal tee shot on this short par 4 is to the left side of the fairway. A well-played iron over the ravine makes a birdie a possibility.


Hole #13

Hit plenty of club to carry both the ravine and the pot bunker in front of the green. This hole plays against the trade winds. 


Hole #14

What you see is what you get! Drive the ball down the left-center of the fairway. The sizable three-tiered green is guarded by bunkers to the right and left. Take an extra club for your approach shot due to the slope.


Hole #15

If you've kept up the pace of play to this point, your reward is to take the high road to the back tee on this hole and enjoy the most scenic view on the golf course. (Don't forget your camera!)


Hole #16

Careful club selection here is a must so you don't drive the ball through the fairway on this challenging par 5. The second shot can be safely played up the right. Enormous hitters can go for the front corner of the green, but do so at your own risk.


Hole #17

This long downhill par 3 plays into the breeze. Shots that stray to the left will be lost in the forest.


Hole #18

You've made it! No. 18 is the most difficult hole on one of the most challenging courses in the nation. Two forced carries with deep bunkers around the green say it all. The farther right you aim, your tee shot will make the hole shorter but will also increase the yardage you’ll need to carry.

Tournament59341044219343343558621041137134265303642094213735672314763597731078.2 / 153
Championship56738141616139941055418338034513905183391763903385442034483346679775.4 / 150
Resort53435139014538238554316835732553765083101593653125111784323151640673.7 / 14179.5 / 151
Forward46030532710430932939214130126683214172671012142324461522842434510267.8 / 12772.3 / 129
Handicap81241810214166 5911177153131    
Par M/W544344534364543445343672  
Handicap41261882141610 3791713115151    

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Koolau Golf Club

Ko'olau Golf Club- Green Fees

18 Hole (Rack)Mon-FriWeekends / Holidays
Visitors (After Noon)$110$110
Kama'aina (After 1:00 p.m.)$35$40
K-Club (After 1:00 p.m.)$28$32
Super Twilight
Visitors (After 3:00 p.m.)$55$55
Kama'aina (After 4:00 p.m.)$30$30
K-Club (After 4:00 p.m.)$24$24
Juniors (7 - 17 years old)
Military w/ ID & Seniors (55+)
"Play for your Stay" Pacakge - Unlimited golf for a 7-day time period
Other Fees
Replay (Must be on same day)$25
Rental Clubs (18 Holes)$50
Rental Club (9 Holes)$25
Rental Shoes$15
Ride Along Guest$25
Transportation Packages
18 Holes$175

Kama’aina must have valid Hawaii State ID with Hawaii address or Military ID. Must be minimum of 16 years of age with a valid drivers license to operate golf cart. Rates are subject to change without notice. All rates and fees subject to Hawaii State Excise Tax.

Golf at Ko’olau Golf Club

Listed by Golf Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Places You Can Play,” and ranked seventh on’s “Top 100 United States Golf Courses” in 2008-2012, Ko’olau Golf Club has earned a place as one of the most unique and beautiful golf experiences in the United States. Designed by renowned course architect Dick Nugent in 1992, the 7,310-yard 18-hole golf course seamlessly incorporates the surrounding landscape and beauty into its layout—using ravines as the target for holes and large sand bunkers as deterrents to wayward shots. Although Ko’olau has rightly earned its reputation for being one of the most challenging courses in the nation when playing from the back tees, there are  four other sets of tees to choose to match your level of play. With scenery second-to-none, Ko’olau Golf Club offers something for everyone. Golf in Hawaii would not be complete without visiting and experiencing Ko’olau Golf Club.


Ko'olau Golf Club
45-550 Kionaole Road
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: (808) 236-4653

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