OAHU, HAWAII – For years this golf course at the base of the Ko’olau mountain range was considered the hardest in the entire world. The saying was, whatever your handicap happens to be, bring twice as many golf balls, because that is how many you are going to lose. And from the tips, the 7,310 yard 18 hole course is nothing to sneeze at, however it is a joy to play from whatever set of tees you choose.
Listed by Golf Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Places You Can Play,” and ranked seventh on Golflink.com’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. On your next trip to Oahu, this definitely needs to be on your list of golf courses to play. And if you happen to be an 18 handicap, and lose 36 balls playing from the tips, who really cares, you are golfing in Hawaii. For more information please visit www.koolaugolfclub.com.