If asked to describe golfing in Honolulu with one word, we simply couldn’t choose. Descriptors such as breathtaking, exhilarating, peaceful, elite, gorgeous, challenging, and incomparable all come to mind, but just one of those adjectives doesn’t give the sport or our Hawaiian courses the justice they deserve. Luckily for you, when you stay at Prince Waikiki, you are close to some of the best and most beautiful courses in the world. From professionals to hobbyists, long-time fans to those new to the game, there is no wrong choice in golf courses here on Oahu. But, if you’re looking for a bit of advice on which courses to try when you visit, we’re here to help! So, keep reading to learn more about “fore” of our favorite golf courses here on Oahu and how you can experience them while on your Prince Waikiki vacation.
Prince Golf Course
Of course, we have to start with our personal favorite course, our very own Hawaii Prince! With 27 serene holes, the Hawaii Prince Golf Course is unlike any other golfing experience on the island — and we mean that literally. Designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, this course offers three interchangeable nines to create a variety of playing conditions for all skill levels to enjoy. There’s no other course on Oahu like this. This perfectly manicured course also features absolutely breathtaking views of the Waiʻanae Mountain Range.
A game with a view? Sounds like paradise to us.
But the day’s not over here once you wrap up your round. Head over to the Bird of Paradise clubhouse for a bite to eat and to reminisce about your day on the course.
A short 30-minute drive along the coast away from your hotel room, the Hawaii Prince offers amazing views, a golf academy, special events, and more. And because this course is our very own, we offer Stay & Play packages, Prince Golf Specials, and Kama’aina Prince Golf Specials to make your next golf-centered vacation one to remember.
Ewa Golf Club
A little farther down the coast, you’ll find the unique and inviting Ewa Beach Golf Club. Designed by Robin Nelson, this course takes inspiration from the traditional links-style, complete with rolling greens and lush fairways. From your very first tee-off over the remains of a kūlanakauhale, or ancient Hawaiian fishing village, to the magnificent Waiʻanae mountain range in the distance, you’ll be treated to a fantastic blend of beautiful views and challenging holes. While making your way through the course, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for native species of birds that frequent the area. ʻAlae keʻokeʻo, ʻaukuʻu, and the endangered aeʻo are all known to drop in and watch a round or two.
Kapolei Golf Club
Have you ever wondered how your game stacks up to the legends of golf? You can find out when you play at the Kapolei Golf Club. This club hosted the LPGA Tour’s Hawaiian Open from 1996 to 2001 and the PGA’s Pacific Links Championship from 2012 to 2014. Over the years, pros such as Annika Sorenstam and Greg Norman have added to their legendary status here — maybe you’ll be next?
Designed by Ted Robinson, this course is known equally for its beautiful gardens and landscaping as it is for its golfing. It’s been rated 4 1/2 stars out of five on Golf Digest’s Places to Play listing and is a two-time winner of the Honolulu Star Advertiser’s People’s Choice Award for Best Course on Oahu (2010, 2014)
With a pace of play of four hours and 30 minutes, a round here is a beautiful way to begin or end your day.
Royal Hawaiian Golf Club
Deep in the heart of stunning Maunawili Valley, between the Mount Olomana and Koʻolau Mountains, you’ll find the Royal Hawaiian Golf Club — and some of Oahu’s most spectacular views. Originally designed by Peter and Perry Dye, the course was recently redesigned by Greg Norman. This course is home to beautiful royal palms, banana, koa trees, and water full of native Hawaiian fish. Speaking of water, make sure to catch a glimpse of the lovely pond on the signature 2nd hole. There’s no doubt about it, this course is a stunner, but don’t let its beauty fool you.
Golfing and Prince Waikiki, it’s a hole-in-one!
Are you ready to tee off in paradise? Oahu is the perfect golf destination with spectacular views, incredible hospitality, and world-class courses. And Prince Waikiki is an easy choice of accommodations when you’re looking to escape on your next great golf getaway. After a day of swinging the irons, let us welcome you back with top-tier dining, lavish entertainment, and peak relaxation.
We look forward to welcoming you to a place that’s anything but par for the course.