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Koolau Golf Club

Average Rating 4.24 of 5
# of Reviews 38
Green Fees N/A

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Additional Info:
    Facility Type
    Daily Fee Facility
    Fax
    Dick Nugent/Jack Tuthill
    Latitude
    21.384126
    Longitude
    -157.792663
    Resort
    (808) 235-7737
    Address
    45-550 Kionaole Rd
    City/County
    Kaneohe
    State/Territory/Province
    HI
    Zip/Postal Code
    96744-4506
    Phone
    (808) 247-7088
       


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    Review Date
    June 30, 2010

    Overall Rating
     1 of 5

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    Reviewed by: dawnpatrolgolf808, Shoots in the 80s

    Summary:
    Pretty decent course, sometimes ground is very soft due to lot of rain on this side of Oahu. There's better places to play for the money, expecially considering the service! (see review below)

    Customer Service:
    Poor customer service! I'm a local resident, so when a friend came to visit Oahu so we decided to play Ko'olau. He was charged ~$125 green fee. We went through THREE different carts within a 12 hole stretch, all were barely working and went slower than a walking pace, so bad that they couldn't go up any of the hills and we had to push them up EVERY HILL!!! Eventually got to a point we couldn't even use the cart and had to walk in. When we told the pro shop about this, all they had to say was that all their carts were used earlier in the day, there was nothing they could do except bring out another battery-is-dying cart. No discount, no apology. I really feel bad for taking my visiting friend there. Never playing here again.

    Similar Courses Played:
    Most courses on Oahu.


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    Review Date
    February 20, 2009

    Overall Rating
     4 of 5

    Value Rating
     4 of 5

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    Reviewed by: mrubery, Shoots in the 80s

    Summary:
    Great experience. Definitely a thinking mans course. Hit a lot of irons off the tee for position. If you haven't played it before and do not have someone with you that has, invest in a yardage book as course is not well marked other than the 150yd stakes. Take time to look at the scenery. Don't make the mistake of forgetting a camera as I did if only for hole # 15. Make sure you play that hole from the tips, trust me. Be prepared to get a little muddy. Lost 7 balls total. Accuracy off tee is key. Only need driver on about 6 or 7 holes. Don't pee on a centipede. Overall rate this #2 in top courses I've played. Only Pebble Beach beats it.

    Customer Service:
    Very friendly and accomodating. Agree with other posters regarding beverage cart gal. Did not see them once. BYOB.

    Similar Courses Played:
    Aviara in San Diego, Pebble Bch, Mill Valley Muni (because of the mudd)


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    Review Date
    January 23, 2008

    Overall Rating
     4 of 5

    Value Rating
     5 of 5

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    Reviewed by: bennysupreme, Shoots in the 90s

    Summary:
    hardest course i've ever played lost 18 balls, i played with 3 other guy (lost 3 dozen each), i even lost ball i knew was in the fairway (rained alot the week before) if you do not hit the fairway take out another ball, jungle lines most of fairways. must play smart.

    Customer Service:
    great gave me a military discount which help for as much golf as i played in 10 days i was there


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    Review Date
    May 27, 2007

    Overall Rating
     4 of 5

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     4 of 5

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    Reviewed by: Eugene Cheng, Shoots in the 80s

    Summary:
    The course is very shot-rewarding but I dont think it is that challenging as it advertised. Maybe it's because the course layout fits my eyes. It requires accurate tee-shots and good approaches because there are 11 ravines through 18 holes. Kowning the carry and rolls for you clubs are crucial. But most holes play down hill and wind is not a big factor (on the day I played). I played the gold-tee which is 67xx yards but in reality it is about only 64xx yards. Shoot 85/92/83 in 3 rounds, lost 7 balls. The scenary itself worth the green fee. Some bunkers are harder than concrete, though.

    Customer Service:
    The starter and pro shop folks are friendly. Didn't see any cart gal/guy in 3 rounds.

    Similar Courses Played:
    Mt. Woodsen CC in San Diego, California.


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    Review Date
    November 1, 2006

    Overall Rating
     5 of 5

    Value Rating
     5 of 5

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    Reviewed by: donn666, Scratch Golfer

    Summary:
    I played extremely conservatively, which is needed here, and was 2-under through 16 holes. Then the two hardest holes on the course (at least from the tips) ate me up for a Jean Van de Velde-like finish of bogey-double bogey. Hit it straight, but not necessarily too far, and you can do well on this course. Hit if off cent just a little here and there and . . . you will need at least 15 balls to play with. I randomly looked in scrub brush 20 feet below a tee box while we aiting and found 7 balls in two minutes. My playing partner found 10. Lots of elevation changes, sidehill lies and huge (three-putt caliber) greens make this a challenge. Oh, and don't forget about the wind, rain, plugged lies, and distracting beautiful scenery. The 18th hole is the toughest 18th, by far, I have ever played. If i did not get so greedy to make up for my bogey on 17, I could have parred the hole. If you know anyone who has parred 18 from any tee, you give them a pat on the back and a beer.

    Customer Service:
    So-so. Not many visit by the cart girl. However, our cart broke down on 15th tee (the furthest point away from the clubhouse on the course) and we had a cart in 10 minutes.

    Similar Courses Played:
    Hawaii golf is great, and this is the most challenging.


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