Great Golf Getaways – Ko’Olau Golf Club

LAST UPDATED: 7/27/23 – Ko’Olau Golf Club Review

Ko'Olau Golf Club

One of the most amazingly scenic golf courses that I’ve had the fortune of playing was Ko’Olau Golf Club. The course is located in Kaneohe on the island of Oahu and is set at the base of the Ko’olau Mountain range.

The course perfectly encapsulates the beauty of Oahu, with virtually every hole having breathtakingly scenic views. It is also one of the more difficult courses that I have golfed, which makes it both challenging and beautiful.

Ko'Olau Golf Club

Course Info

  • Location:  Oahu, Hawaii
  • Number of Holes:  18
  • Designer:  Dick Nugent, Jack Tuthill
  • Cost:  $55-$145

Par and Rating

To give you an idea of how challenging this course is, I have provided a scorecard for you to review in my Ko’Olau Golf Club review below.

Ko'Olau Golf Club Card

Our Thoughts

The course is billed by some as the toughest golf course in the world (it’s just over 7,300 yards from the back tees but plays at a 78.2 rating). The views are spectacular and the course was both beautiful and fun. I would highly recommend those looking for a round of golf while visiting Oahu to give Ko’Olau a shot.

Ko'Olau Golf Club

Signature Hole – Hole 18

With two forced carries and extremely challenging bunkers protecting the green, hole 18 is without-a-doubt the most challenging hole on one of the world’s most challenging courses.  If you aim right off the tee, you will make the hole shorter, but you will also increase the yardage you will need to carry.  This hole requires an awful lot of strategy, which is what makes it so difficult.

Other Courses We’ve Reviewed

If you are interested, we have reviewed a number of other amazing golf courses around the world. If you would like to read those reviews to get some more inspiration for your next big golf getaway, I have provided links to those reviews in my Ko’Olau Golf Club review below.

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