Olomana Golf Links, Oahu
Olomana Golf Links is located to the east side of the Ko'olau mountain range in the Waimanalo community, around a half an hour’s drive from Waikiki. The area can be relied on for its mostly sunny weather and there are great views of the Ko'olau mountain range from the course. Situated nearer to the windward shore of Oahu than to the mountains where showers can appear at short notice, this course is a very enjoyable place to play and a favorite with locals.
A links-style course, Olomana is an 18-hole, par-72 golfing challenge made up of two very different nines, each of which provides players with a unique challenge. The front nine takes players along relatively level fairways, but with significant water hazards at each hole. By contrast, the back nine are located along irregular terrain where numerous cavernous and strategically-placed sand bunkers are dotted in rolling hills. Another constant factor on this golf course are the prevailing trade winds. The eight hole is the signature hole at Olomana. This par-3 hole is located on a half-island green, heavily shielded by sand bunkers and surrounded by coconut trees. While Olomana Golf Links is relatively short for a par-72 course, it is not without its share of formidable obstacles, all designed to keep players on their guard and make their game as interesting as possible. In all, it can be said that Olomana will test the skills of both novice and experienced players with its many distinct and challenging characteristics.
Open since 1968, designed by Bob E Baldock, and available for play all year round, Olomana offers a full range of facilities. Rental carts and rental clubs are available for anyone requiring them. There is a pro shop on site with a selection of golf-related merchandise and gifts. There is also a double-decker driving range with forty tees, which may prove useful for those who want to get in a little practice in, whether it is to brush up on existing skills or warm up before a game. Anyone looking for food and/or drinks will find a selection of local fare at Larry’s Grill, and the club has the facilities to cater for all types of functions – golf events, business meetings, weddings, or any type of special occasion.
Olomana Golf Links Overview
- 18 holes, par 72, 6326 yards
- Architect: Robert Baldock
- Rating: 69.8/68.3/72.4
- Slope: 126/121/128
- Open: 1967
- Phone: (808) 259-7926
41-1801 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo HI 96795
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