Ko Olina Golf Club

4.5215588235 4.5 stars from 5 (39)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6815 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

  • 92-1220 Aliinui Dr , Kapolei, HI 96707, United States
  • (808) 676-5300
  • (808) 676-5100
  • www.koolinagolf.com

Year built: 1990
Architect(s): Ted Robinson, Sr. (1990)
Type: Public/Resort
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire must be worn at all times

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6815 yards 73.6 138
White 72 6432 yards 71.9 133
Gold 72 6004 yards 69.7 128
Red (W) 72 5147 yards 70.4 122

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 39 Reviews
5 stars:
19
4 stars:
15
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

35 out of 39 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort   Challenges include bunkers  

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"Great course for a resort!"


u2220395's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and layout. Greens not perfect, and resort layout/feel but challenging nonetheless.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Solid but unspectacular"


zacrush's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A solid and well kept course (LPGA tour Lotte championship) but unspectacular and a little unmemorable, one or two holes are good. Not difficult, water in play on a few holes. (4 handicap). Over priced - Hawaii golf, guess you expect that! Service average, nice marshals and drinks cart came often. Speed of play slow due to numerous tourist groups. Probably worth $75-100. Charging higher due to LPGA event. Played twice after 1pm during stay due to convenience but might be worth considering Kapolei or others as well.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great course, Driving range unavailable"


mikeyrw2004's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in great shape, the staff was excellent and friendly. However, I showed up an hour early so that I could use the driving range and was told it would not be available until after my tee time due to maintenance. For the price of this course, I should be able to warm up on the range as soon as it is open.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



cawyman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Ko Olina"


deanboates's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great track, friendly service, gps in carts is a bonus plus located on the west side of the island provides a much dryer course compared to others here.

Put it on your list. So far best yet


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



dorons's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


Bob1834164's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was right across the street from the beautiful hotel resorts of West Oahu at Ko Olina.

The price was very high but compared to other Pro Courses was not that bad. The course was well maintained and amazingly fairly easy to play and score well. The only bad thing was they did not accept the Golf Now rate that I had agreed to. I paid $64.00 on-line to Golf Now expecting to pay the balance at the course as Golf Now promised. However, the course did not honor the $64.00 that I had paid already to Golf Now. I am desperately trying to get a refund or credit from Golf Now at this time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Track"


ekakmiller's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This was a very playable course. It is definitely overpriced. I had looked forward to playing it from the moment we planned our trip. I thoroughly enjoyed playing the course.

My only disappointment was the fact that we had to play behind a 5-some which really slowed the pace of play. For the over-priced amount charged for non-resident green fees, the fact that the course allowed a 5-some out on the course was certainly aggravating. This is something you might expect to run into when playing some goat fields on the mainland at much lower rates.

Not sure I would play this course again, if I ever come back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000008221214's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pristine"


u000004755012's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Very well managed and maintained. Visually stunning course, but without the ocean or mountain vistas. It was our first of 16 courses to play in Hawaii. So playable and well maintained, it remained in our top 6 courses despite not having the views.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Overpriced Ko Olina"


u000007451953's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Very nice golf course. Fairways were excellent. Staff was friendly and helpful. Place of play was excellent the day I played...under 4 hrs. One staff member did say on weekends and holidays pace of play is longer. True, there are no ocean views, but it is still very nice with hotels on one side and very high end homes on the other. Greens...for this price they should have been close to prefect and they were not. Lots of repair needs to grow out on many of the greens. Surprised they have a professional tournament here (LPGA Lotte Championship) with the current shape of many of the greens. The greens rolled true, just need to TLC on some of them. For me, nice place, but a very overpriced resort course even if greens looked better.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not so friendly staff"


orca04's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked through GolfNow, but the course staff overcharged me, and when I pointed out, they asked me too call GolfNow.

I had to call GolfNow to get it reimbused. Even though I got it reimbursed from GolfNow, I think the staff made mistake but did not want to admit.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Could be better."


hammer74's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

We were on our Hawaiian vacation and was thrilled to be able to book a tee time at Ko Olina, site of LPGA event so we were super excited to check in. The atmosphere was more relaxing, not as hectic as Waikiki area and certainly less traffic travelling the area. The course also provides shuttle service to and from Waikiki area.

Check in was smooth and easy. Proshop was well stocked. Staff was efficient and friendly. We arrived a bit early for our tee time and was escorted to the driving range with a small bucket for warm up. Driving range was adequate and we were hitting off mats instead of grass. They also have a large practice green. Given that the tee sheet was full, we waited for our slot. Tee off was on time and we were handed our cart keys 5 minutes before. Carts equipped with a nice GPS and comfortable ride. There was also a snack bar for food and beverage purchase and I suggest doing so before the round as we did not see any beverage cart on the course during our round.

Afternoon winds were a factor in playing. Was told early morning is more calm. Teeing ground was lush and so was the fairways. Bunkers had no sand at all which was a bummer considering this is a top course to play and ranked one of the best in Oahu.

Greens seems to have had some minor maintenance done but did not affect the roll although a bit slower than what I would expect.

Pace was moving but had to wait on every shot. We did not mind as the course was really beautiful to look at. There were some holes that ran parallel to roads and can be a distraction at times.

Conditions overall was below what we expected from a highly regarded championship course but we had fun playing and will return when we get a chance.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Ko Olina"


malinskiw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is long for older players or higher handicap players. This is a nice course, but it is not on the ocean.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best Course on Oahu"


uCCLO1630CC's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Having played most other courses on Oahu, Ko Olina definitely provides the best overall experience. From dropping off your bag, checking in, and getting out onto the course the experience is great. After the round, you can enjoy Roy's restaurant or any of the other fantastic restaurants or bars on resort.

If you are only going to play one course on Oahu, this is the one.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Ko Olina is Not Worth the Price"


markkjohnson's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

We were very disappointed in the course conditions. The weather had been wet, yet the course had allowed unrestricted cart access. As a result, it was rutted with tire tracks. The fairways were muddy and the rough had been mowed when too long and the mottled grass clippings left lying about. Many of the greens were burnt out or diseased. The swarms of gnats were maddening. When we attempted to talk to the staff after our round, they were not interested in our opinions.

Several courses with much better conditions are found within a short cab ride of Ko Olina. Recommend Royal Kunia and Coral Creek, both of which can be played for 1/3 the price of Ko Olina. Save your money and go to a course in good shape where the staff will welcome you and treat you like guests.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Perfect Conditions the week before the Lotte Championship"


xkyleclark3's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

What an absolutely incredible experience to be able to play this course (36 holes) the weekend before a LPGA event is in town. We actually saw a few of the ladies on the driving range and out on the course. The conditions were perfect and the greens were fast. The layout is gettable if you keep your ball in play. Luckily I was able to play one of my best rounds in quite some time on these conditions. Highly recommend checking out this course if given the opportunity!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



"Great, but not the best Oahu course"


jump1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This place is well managed and the "service" is great (thank you to "Clive", the generous, courteous and very professional marshal). The course is good and in quite good condition, albeit not particularly challenging. The problem for me here is that I played the Palmer course at Turtle Bay two days ago and that is much better by comparison, in my view. It was in better condition. More challenging. And a nicer experience. On that last point, it is subjective. I don't particularly like the residential setting of Ko Oilina, with houses along the fairways. Again, particularly compared with the Palmer course at Turtle Bay, which is a more demanding course (dam water hazards!) and a great adventure, down between avenues of trees, with crashing waves in ear shot. Good experience at Ko Olina. Worth it. But not the best course on the island, in my view. Thank you again to the very professional staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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