North Shore Oahu Golf Course
Turtle Bay Resort has two golf courses, The Palmer Course, and the Fazio Course. They’re a little pricey, but are amazingly uncrowded, especially on weekdays 808-293-8574. If you feel like walking and have only $10 in your pocket, you might want to try the Kahuku Municipal Golf Course. It’s 9 holes, right on the ocean, and the amount of green in the grass will depend on the rainfall. 808-293-5842.
The Arnold Palmer Course
Site of the PGA TOUR Champion’s Tour Turtle Bay Championship, The Arnold Palmer Course is an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay. The unique Hawaii golf course was created for any caliber of golfer to enjoy. When played from the Palmer (black) tees, the course will offer a stern challenge to the best players in the world. However, there are five sets of tees on each hole, and in some cases, six.
It is also varied in its scenery. The front nine of this course reminds golfers of true Scottish Links with its sand, water, wind and rolling terrain. The back nine takes a dramatic shift as it meanders through a jungle forest of ironwood pine and a wetlands bird sanctuary. The 17th hole is unquestionably the signature hole on the course with no less than nine craggy bunkers surrounding the landing area and extending all the way up to the green. The 17th green sits on a plateau only 100 feet from the ocean.
The George Fazio Course has hosted the LPGA Tour’s Hawaiian Open and was the site of the first Senior Skins Game, which included Arnold Palmer, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Gary Player and Sam Sneed. The course, George Fazio’s only golf course in Hawaii, features generous fairways, deep bunkers and immaculately sculpted greens.