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.