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Turtle Bay Golf, Kahuku

3.5
#2 of 23 in Golf in Oahu
Golf Course · Hidden Gem · Outdoor Activity
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Welcome to Turtle Bay Golf and the beautiful North Shore of Oahu. Opening in 1992, the Arnold Palmer Course, designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, was rated one of Golf Magazine’s “Top 10 New Courses” in America and ranked 4th among Golf Digest’s “Best New Resort Courses in America” the year it opened. The Palmer-Seay layout features two very distinct experiences.

The front nine will challenge golfers with a Scottish Links style layout, while the back nine has a more tropical setting as it meanders through a tropical jungle and forest of ironwoods. The course forms a horseshoe around the Punaho’olapa marsh, an unspoiled 100-acre wetlands and bird sanctuary. Water comes into play on 14 of the Palmer holes. The 17th, the signature hole offers panoramic Pacific ocean views from the green while the hole is dotted with nine bunkers, which makes it as challenging as it is scenic.

The par-72 Palmer Course measures 6,225 yards from the resort tees. When played from the Palmer (black) tees, this 7,218-yard seaside course presents a stiff challenge to even the best players in the world. Sand traps are plentiful, with more than 70 menacing the fairways and protecting the greens. However, there are five sets of tees on each hole that provide an enjoyable experience for golfers of any ability. We hope you enjoy your round and your experience at Turtle Bay Resort.
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  • We had the best time! Although the green fees and rental fees are a bit pricey, the conditions of the fairway and the greens were immaculate. The pace of play was excellent also. Highly recommend... 
    We had the best time! Although the green fees and rental fees are a bit pricey, the conditions of the fairway and the greens were immaculate. The pace of play was excellent also. Highly recommend...  more »
  • While staying at the resort, we had a great time playing golf here on Palmer course. Course conditions were good, and the mild wind cooled us off while playing during the afternoon. The scenic 17th... 
    While staying at the resort, we had a great time playing golf here on Palmer course. Course conditions were good, and the mild wind cooled us off while playing during the afternoon. The scenic 17th...  more »
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  • Contrary to recent reviews, we found the course to be in excellent shape and very challenging. In fact, I was so worried about the condition of the course based on the reviews I almost didn't play it. So glad we did! Beautiful north shore location and friendly staff. Yes, it is expensive, but every course in Oahu is expensive. Play it and enjoy the challenge!

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