Best Golf Courses in Honolulu: Ko Olina Golf Club

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In a previous post, I wrote about another one of my favorite golf courses in Hawaii, Kapolei Golf Course. Ko Olina is just as nice of a course as Kapolei, if not nicer.

Ko Olina Golf Club is where the LPGA LOTTE Championship is normally held, so it has to always be well maintained. It is located right alongside Disney’s Aulani Hotel and The Four Seasons, so it is in a really good area. Ko Olina is kind of far away from downtown Honolulu, but it is still only a 30-40 minute drive away or so.

Ko Olina is also one of the most expensive courses on Oahu, so I would definitely not recommend playing it on a regular basis. The price for Hawaii residents is $85, or $65 if you play after 1 o’clock. This rate is even higher for non-Hawaii residents (it ranges anywhere from $150-225), so it is most likely a one-time experience for tourists.

Once again though, if you are a serious golfer and looking for one of the nicest courses to play on Oahu, Ko Olina is a great option. The fairways and greens are super well maintained, and there is a good mix of waterfalls, nature, and scenery. It is also not the most difficult course, so if you are a good golfer you can likely score pretty well on it.

Ko Olina Golf Club Recommendation Rating: 4

1: Something worth checking out if you have time

2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone

3: Something worth prioritizing if interested

4: Something worth making time to check out

5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for


3 responses to “Best Golf Courses in Honolulu: Ko Olina Golf Club”

  1. […] and the course is in excellent shape. The fairways and greens were on the level of Kapolei and Ko Olina, if not […]


  2. […] Leilehua is not as nice and well kept as Ko’Olina and Kapolei, it is cheaper (especially if you walk, which you cannot do at the private courses). If […]


  3. […] Turtle Bay is one of the best maintained courses on Oahu; while I personally still prefer Ko Olina and Kapolei above Turtle Bay, I can see why some people would think otherwise. However, the one […]


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