Royal Kunia Country Club in Hawaii has been described as the best and most scenic course on Oahu. Located only 30 minutes from Waikiki or the North Shore, this 18 hole golf course offers the ultimate Hawaii golfing experience for the beginner to low handicapper.
Royal Kunia Country Club is a Robin Nelson designed golf course, situated high above the Ewa plains. The course offers an uncompromised panoramic view of the entire south shore of Oahu. Spectacular views of Pearl Harbor, the Ko’olau and Waianae mountain ranges, the city of Honolulu and Diamond Head await every golf shot. The scenic, rolling fairways are lined with palm trees and other tropical native flora, along with six water features and 101 bunkers which adds to the aesthetic appeal of this picturesque golf course.
The golf course, from the back tees, has plenty of length, which is evident on some of the holes. Two par 5s, for example, are longer than 600 yards. And the ninth, at 621 yards, also has hazards galore, including a large lake. Catch it on a day when it plays into the wind, and it’s tough.
But this is also a golf course where if players tackle the appropriate tees, they will have fun. There are four sets of markers, with the first set shortening the course to less than 5,000 yards.
The conclusion :
Driving up to the modest clubhouse, you might not be expecting much. But it doesn’t take long before you realize that Royal Kunia Country Club is more than ordinary. It’s in good shape, will keep your interest, and you will want to take some pictures of the scenery below the golf course.
It’s also very playable for golfers at every level. From the front set of tee markers, much of the trouble is taken out of play, and you can play around most hazards if getting the ball airborne is a challenge. Yet, better players will find this course is a really good test. Play Royal Kunia without a double bogey or worse, and you’ve accomplished something.