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The Experience at Koele

1 Keomoku Hwy, Four Seasons, Lodge at Koele, Lanai, HI 96763
808 565 4000
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Ranked #11 of 25 attractions in Lanai
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: This championship course offers stunning views of mountains and lush greens, with the ocean in the distance. A dramatic contrast to The Challenge at... more » Owner description: This championship course offers stunning views of mountains and lush greens, with the ocean in the distance. A dramatic contrast to The Challenge at Manele, The Experience at Koele boasts a cooler climate, wooded slopes, manicured bunkers and terraced water hazards. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I've read the other reviews and most of the comments are correct. Before this recent renovation, the course needed some TLC. No water in the ponds, some of the fairways not in great shape, Tee boxes not up to par, etc. But, you cannot get this kind of experience any where else in Hawaii. The views are spectacular. There is... More

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

I enjoy playing here during the off seasons. My tip is to bring your own picnic sandwich and drinks from the local sandwich shop. You might not see a cart girl while you are out there. At the lodge check out the 18 hole putting course...make sure to use floating balls and not your own balls.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Experience of a lifetime! Beautiful course, every golfer should have chance to play here, incredible!

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Colleyville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The Koele course is near The Lodge (Four Seasons). It is very well designed and is fun to play. However, keep in mind, it is inland and up-country. The weather is cooler and there is often light rain. When we played, the course was very wet and balls were plugging in some fairways. If staying on the island, I would... More

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Adelanto, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Very nice course. Gorgeous scenery. The greens were a bit slow and the breaks were incredibly subtle. Seemed to have some sort of fungus problem on a few of the greens. All in all a great experience. I guess they are closing the course down in a few weeks for a full renovation. Right now it is a Greg Norman... More

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We played the Manele Course first, and this was like coming back home to Colorado and playing a Mountain Course....awesome experience! The staff is excellent, and the course is well-maintained. I love the spot on the back nine when you are standing on Lanai, and can see breath-taking views of Molokai and Maui as well! The view from the 17th... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Played this course twice, would have played it more if it was open. The mountain experience is a nice change from the sunny & hot Challenge at Manele. Holes #8 and #17 were my favorite. Pro Shop was very informative regarding places we wanted to eat at and visit in Lanai City. Definitely will be back to golf this course... More

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San Rafael, California, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I played at Koele several years ago and it was a spectacular golf course...totally unique. Due to water problems, the course is a mere shadow of its former self. It will be closed at the end of the year and I can only hope they can rescue it...

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

First, the course design and mountain location make this quite an experience. The picture shown is their 17th signature hole. The vertical drop is much more than the picture shows. The staff at the clubhouse and starter position were very friendly. The course itself was well maintained although the fairways were just OK. Less people seem to play here than... More

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This course is more of a Colorado mountain course. Exact opposite of Manele. Stunning course none the less. Don't pass on an opportunity to play here! Loved holes #9 and #17!

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