Flying into Honolulu, many golfers are captivated by rolling golf course greens. Among a dozen courses on the island are resort courses that offer spectacular views, challenging conditions, and high green fees. More reasonably priced public courses are also available, although some have long waits for tee times.
Resort courses include: The Sheraton Makaha West Golf Club, a very challenging course 45 miles west of Honolulu, with magnificent views of the Waianae range and the ocean; Ko Olina Golf Course, rated by Golf Digest as one of America’s Top 75 Resort Courses in 1992; and Turtle Bay Hilton Golf and Tennis Club, which includes both 9-hole and 18-hole courses, the latter rated by Golf Digest as the fourth best new resort course in 1994.
Some country club courses are open to the public: the Hawaii Country Club in Wahiawa in Central O`ahu, the Pearl Country Club in Aiea near Pearl City, and Mid-Pacific Country Club in Lanikai, where non-members may play during the week.
Several fine municipal and public courses are found around the island: Mililani Golf Club in Mililani, West Loch Municipal Golf Course in Ewa Beach, Hawai’i Kai Golf Course in Waikiki, Olomana Golf Links in Waimanalo, Pali Golf Course in Kaneohe, and Kahuku Golf Course in Kahuku on the North Shore.