Playing a round of golf is a contest between man and nature, much like betting a tree it can’t drink a gallon of milk. Pit yourself against the elements with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a K-Club membership to Ko’olau Golf Club in Kaneohe (a $99 value). Patrons receive a complimentary round the day that they activate their year-long membership, after which they receive a variety of discounts and benefits, including 20% off course rates, 10% off pro-shop merchandise, and access to Ko’olau’s e-club services.
Named America’s third most difficult golf course by Golf Digest, Ko’olau Golf Club’s Dick Nugent–designed course snakes through the crags of the picturesque, 2,000-foot Ko’olau Ridge mountain range, where duffers contend with dramatic elevation changes and the thick vegetation of the tropical jungle. The breathtaking course spans 5,102 yards from the forward tees and 7,310 yards from the back tees, with two sets in between, and its length is compounded by a series of deep ravines, massive sand bunkers, and driver-stealing Pacific loons. After enduring 17 intricate holes, golfers must steel themselves for the dramatic, par 4 18th, where two forced carries and 22 sand bunkers may turn even the boldest of wedge-wielding knights into a quivering lickspittle. Though the formidable seashore paspalum monolith may mangle scorecards, its sweeping, tropical vistas and cascading waterfalls make the course a beautiful and enjoyable haunt for all.
- Designed by Dick Nugent
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Seashore paspalum grass
- 7,310 yards from back tees
- Slope of 152 from back tees
- Course rating of 75.7 from back tees
- Four tee options<p>
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…it runs along the base of the Ko’olau Mountains, through a jungly landscape that calls to mind a backdrop for Jurassic Park.Josh Sens, Golfweek, 2/21/11
Not for the faint of heart or those with fragile egos, Ko'olau is the antiresort course, and a treat for anyone who relishes a fire-breathing test.Golf.com, 1/8/11
45-550 Kionaole Rd.
Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744