I recently golfed at Waikele Country Club (it’s called a Country Club, but it is open for the public to play) for the first time in a while, and the course is in excellent shape. The fairways and greens were on the level of Kapolei and Ko Olina, if not better.
For some reason though, the greens were pretty difficult to read though, so it played harder than I remember. Still, as you can see in the picture above, some of the holes are super nice in terms of layout and scenery, and it is a fun course to play.
One reason I do not play Waikele much is because there is no twilight rates available, so it is $65 all day (for Hawaii residents). While this is pretty standard for Hawaii golf courses, at courses like Kapolei and Hawaii Kai you can get twilight rates for closer to $45-50. This is just a recent policy that Waikele implemented though, and I think it is only going to be in place during COVID times, so hopefully it will start offering twilight rates again sometime in the near future.
If you go to Waikele on a weekday (not Friday though), it is relatively easy to get a tee time, and there is not much backup on the course, which is nice. I would not recommend going on Friday’s and weekends though, as it is almost impossible (even if you do though, it will probably be close to a 5 hour-round). While it is a little bit of a drive from town, I think Waikele is worth it if you are looking for a new course to play!
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!