Located near the Honolulu International Airport, Moanalua Golf Club is the first golf course in Hawaii. Established in 1898 by Samuel Mills Damon, Moanalua Golf Club is the “Royal & Ancient Home of Hawaii Golf”. The course was created by Scottish designer Donald Macintyre. This nine hole layout was designed using the natural slopes of Moanalua Valley and the Moanalua Stream creating many natural hazards throughout the course.
Moanalua Golf Club offers beautiful views and challenging play for golfers of all skill levels. Golfers can get in 18 holes by playing each nine from different tee placements. Rolling Bermuda grass fairways and well-groomed seashore Paspalm greens keep Moanalua Golf Club difficult, yet a fair test of golf.
The first hole measures 263 yards with out of bounds right and left as well as a water hazard crossing the fairway. Choose your shots carefully on this difficult opening hole.
The finishing hole is a narrow par four measuring 385 yards that bristles with hazards. The golfer faces out of bounds left, a water hazard that must be carried with your tee shot and extends the entire right side of the hole before crossing the fairway in front of the green. This hole will test your course management skills like no other in Hawaii.
For those who relish in Hawaii’s rich golf history, Moanalua Golf Club offers the unique opportunity to step back through time, being the only Hawaiian golf course in existence from the 19th century. The huge fairway on the third hole once doubled as a polo field and a landing strip for airplanes. Legendary aviator Amelia Earhart actually landed her plane on this fairway!
Noted that Saturday, Sunday and Holiday mornings are reserved for Moanalua Golf Club Membership