Kapolei Golf Club

4.0987176471 4.1 stars from 5 (60)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7001 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

  • 91-701 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii 96707, USA
  • (808) 447-2000, (808) 674-2227
  • (808) 674-2177
  • www.kapoleigolf.com

Year built: 1995
Architect(s): Ted Robinson, Sr. (1995)
Type: Public
Greens: Seashore Paspalum Grass
Fairways: Seashore Paspalum Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, JCB Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7001 yards 74.3 136
Black 72 6586 yards 71.9 132
White 72 6136 yards 69.4 125
Red (W) 72 5490 yards 72.4 127

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 60 Reviews
5 stars:
34
4 stars:
18
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

53 out of 60 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens  

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u4622890's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000003312848's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Had a great time. Staff was very friendly, they treated our golf club very well. The course was in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"No value for the money"


6Nh7NG7ZU7kccAXgcbP1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

1. Pristine driving range tees that you can’t use, mats only that were hard as a rock....I actually got a stinger in my neck from hitting balls.

2. Nice short game area that you couldn’t use...reasons unknown to the employees.

3. Greens top dressed with no mention of it prior to paying $185 for a round.

4. Hit it anywhere you want, unimaginative layout with little challenge (the wind was down in the morning)

5. If you pay $185 for a round of golf and arrive early to warm up and practice, you should be able to, not hit off crappy mats and then be required to pay a $1 deposit to use a rubber tee. They did nothing to give you the feeling that you are playing a high end course and all the amenities were simply decorations that could not be used. I will not be back and would never recommend anyone play this course, there are far too many options on Oahu to settle for what I settled for today. The starter and his staff were very friendly, beyond that, I’ve got nothing positive to say.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Course awesome, restaurant not so much"


mk8q16ophx7466848's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I love this track. Always have, as the greens are great, I love the layout and the staff out at bag drop and pro shop are great. The issue comes in with the restaurant not having it's act together. There are times you show up at 0645 for something to eat before tee time, and the place isn't open. Also this makes it so that there are no carts out on the course at times. If they get their hiring fixed and keep the restaurant open and on time, this place will continue to be a favorite.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




Hawaii4some's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



wonjkf1983's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good Challenge but..."


a1V5sxSQGz5l871XOPku's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Started round with wife at 10th hole and play moved moderately well until we hit one and by then the pace dragged. Lovely course and typical US park style with water but nothing to make it outstanding. In an ordinary area without the stunning outlooks that you get from ocean side courses. Go to some resorts on big island for that!

A course I would say 'been there, done that'. Wouldn't race back to play again. Pleasant but not outstanding. Certainly looks as if it is set to cater for tourists with high mostly asian speaking staff.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Delighted"


charlieb10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

My friends and I played 18 holes starting at 2pm yesterday. the course was in fantastic condition. We felt like the pace of play was slow but we finished in 4:10 which is pretty good. We were playing pretty well as a group so it appeared slower than it was. It was a very windy day which increased the difficulty of the course. On a no-wind day which we rarely get I believe this course would be much easier. We will definitely be coming back. Friendly staff, course in great condition and a good price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course BUT..."


u00000767410's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times over the years. The layout and conditions keep me coming back. However, I have never played this course in less than 5:15 hours. Yesterday it took 5:45. On the bright side the cost per hour was very low. I have decided that I will not play on the weekend at Kapolei ever again. We waited For every single shot on every single hole. The groups ahead were all tourists from Japan. All of the people in the foursome would gather at each players shot to observe and root and they were all over the course. On the green they would mark every ball and take a good deal of time to line up putt every putt. The other three would gather together off the green and wait. They were as slow as every group we could see in front of them. We saw the course marshal drive by 3 times and each time he would just smile and wave at the group ahead. Hmmm, could it be that the tourists pay so much more for a round than a local resident? We complained to the starter when we were done but he just said he was sorry and used the excuse that there was a large group (45) of Japanese tourists ahead of us. He didn’t seem to understand that simply restating the problem was not an acceptable excuse. When we asked why the marshals don’t move slow players along we could not get a definite answer. Bottom line, the golf course is good but I don’t have 2 extra hours of Saturday to waste as a golf spectator.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Best Course I have played in Hawaii"


Citairman's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This was the first time playing Kapolei and I have to say out of all the courses I have played since moving to Hawaii this has to be the nicest one so far. The staff greeted me upon arriving and took my clubs to my cart while I paid in the club house. Club house staff was friendly. The course is taken care of and had zero issues. They were working on the sand traps, besides that it was immaculate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Restaurant"


rrbjunior1's avatar
Age:  65+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

After enjoying another round of golf on one of the usually beautifully maintained courses on island (a little slower than usual - no marshall seen), went to the clubhouse for lunch around 1:00 and were turned away because we didn't have a reservation. Even though there were 40+ empty tables, they wouldn't seat us. We were told someone reserved the entire restaurant starting at 4:00. What?!?! Asked to speak with a manager, but no one appeared. We left to spend our money elsewhere. Disappointing.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Profiled"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
Previously played Windy weather

Reviewed on

Not often I perceived prejudice except at this golf course. As a Caucasian I am not in the select consumer group for this facility. The course itself is well maintain but obviously overplayed as the rest of Oahu courses. This course caters strictly to visiting tourists. Being a local and not the right skin color it is very obvious the prejudice against us. The point was driven home when we tried to eat lunch after the round only to be told we needed a reservation. The place was half empty but we were not able to be seated or even considered to be “allowed” to eat in the restaurant. Doubt I will ever go back to this facility just bad management and very poor judgement of the employees.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Avoid in June"


masaru12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Usually the course us in great shape, but this time was a major disappointment!!! They were completely overhauling the bunkers on seemingly every hole. Workers were all over the place, and they didn't even move when we approached the greens. It was an uncomfortable round, to say the least. Paying full price during this month is a complete ripoff. We were not informed of the horrible conditions prior to the round too. Will definitely avoid this course for a month or two.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointed"


Chris2022150's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens all recently aerated, bunkers dug up with no sand and drainage exposed. Would not go back for 1 year until done. GolfNow charged me more than the price for aerated special by $25!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



HWANG43's avatar
Age:  65+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Top dressed"


rschoen111's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were top dressed and they did not disclose this when I booked it. They did not offer a discount rate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Course!"


rcb808's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were very challenging but true. Fairways well maintained. Just enough hazards to make it exciting. Best course for the money!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tricky pin placements"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great golf course. Pro shop,is geared toward Japanese visitors and size of golf shirts are not much more than large. Restaurant has an excellent menu and everything we tried was awesome. The course set-up was really tough for a Sunday round. We thought that the guy making the pin location decision had a hangover. Very tough pin placements even for a 3rd putt. Course is in Awesome shape and will play here many more times with no hope to putt well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Precision is a must"


AKFooFighter's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The wind picked up at times throughout the day, so proper club selection to beat that wind is a necessity. I joked that I'd left the course and was still trying to wrap my head around the speed of the greens for hours later. Quick in a good way, but you'll guessing during your first visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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