by Sail Army
August 27, 2007
Since I have been back from my deployment I have golfed the Hickam AFB par 3 course, the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Klipper Golf course, the Ewa Villages city golf course and the Pali City Golf course. I have discovered that if you want to get the most out of your money the city courses are the way to go if you want to play an 18 hole par 72 course. The two city courses that I have played have both been challenging and very enjoyable. Also, if you are a Hawaii resident or in the military stationed on the island, they are the best deal going as far as cost...even better than the military courses.Even the rate for non residents ($42 for 18 holes) is very reasonable. For lots more info on the courses and the fees and how to get your resident golf card...go to this website. www.honolulu.gov/des/golf/index1.htmNow...as I said...I have played the Pali and the Ewa Villages courses and I enjoyed them both immensely...however, I found the magnificent views at the Pali course the most enjoyable. The course itself was quite a challenge. It sits at the base of the Ko'olau Mountain Range and is very hilly. There aren't many sand traps on the fairways but with all the hills...it doesn't need them. It is a 6500 yard course from the men's tees and about 6000 yds from the women's. The Ewa Villages course is almost the same length as the Pali course but it is a links style course and the wind plays a big factor in your shots. If you have an accuracy problem, this course can be difficult. I think I lost about 10 balls and found about 6 while I was looking for mine. This course has all the fun stuff...sand, lakes, and streams and very tall rough. (Jungle)
I'm including some pics of the Pali course. Enjoy your Game!
From journal Pali Golf Course