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“One of the toughest courses”
Review of Ko'olau Golf Club

Ko'olau Golf Club
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Owner description: Considered one of the toughest courses in the nation, and named one of the top three golf clubs in Hawaii by Golf Digest, this magnificent golf course was carved out of a rain forest on the windward side of the 2,000-foot Ko'olau mountain range.
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I've played St.Andrews, Ballybunion, Carnoustie and all in howling winds. This course is carved out of the Oahu mountainside and has at least a 100 yard carry on most of its holes off the tee. If you are not on the fairway, forget it. The scenery however is breathtaking as every tee or green has a view of the massive cliffs that rise sharply up behind the course. it is a real test but one well worth the effort. Don't expect much from the clubhouse though when you finish, average food and if you don't drive out, book a cab as soon as you finish.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great golf course, but not for the meek. Even excellent golfers should be prepared to lose a few balls along the way. The scenery is excellent and each hole offers a challenge (or two, or three!) along the way. Even if you're having a bad round, you can't help but be in awe of the majestic surroundings.

1  Thank Warren P
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

My husband is working on golfing the top 100 public courses. This was on his list and in May we were able to go. It was a stunning course visually and a difficult course physically. I rode along and was so glad I did.

1  Thank JeriLG
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Most stunning course I've played. Carved out of the "jungle" at the foot of the Koolau Mountains on the windward side of Oahu. Plenty of forced carries. There is fairway and "ball is gone" not much in between. Take plenty of balls and watch out for the velociraptors as you disappear into the wild!

Thank PapaJRT
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

I have never gone on a real golf trip before but this was by far the most beautiful course I have played. Very reasonable twilight rates. Course is well kept up.

Thank Joe S
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