Moanalua Golf Club a Favorite for Locals and Aviators

To the many visitors who enjoy golf as part of a Hawaiian Holiday, it may seem surprising that golf only came to the Islands at the very end of the 19th Century. In fact it wasn’t until 1898 that Hawaii had its first course: the Moanalua Golf Club on Oahu. Moanalua is a beautiful course located about 25 minutes from the hotels on Waikiki, but despite its proximity to the many visitors to the Island, it remains a popular spot with locals. While a nine hole course, players can take advantage of two different sets of tees for an 18 hole experience. This allows for a “front” nine and “back” nine that offer different perspectives and tests. The greens and fairways are all of Bermuda Grass and the course is a par 36 over 2,972 yards. In describing the course, GolfNow says “With out of bounds on every hole, brisk trade winds and a stream that meanders through the course … [Read more...]