Ala Wai Golf Course

4 stars out of 5
(based on 4 reviews)
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404 Kapahulu Ave
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815
Honolulu County
Phone(s): (808) 733-7384
Ala Wai GC: aerial view

The 18-hole Ala Wai Golf Course in Honolulu, HI is a public golf course that opened in 1931. Designed by Donald MacKay, Ala Wai Golf Course measures 5861 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 115 and a 66.8 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels. Greens and fairways are bermuda grass.

4 stars out of 5
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Donald MacKay
  • Public/Private: Municipal
  • Year opened: 1931
  • Golf Season:
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Bermuda Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - $26

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $43 - $86
  • Weekends: $43 - $86

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Women 70 5095 110 67.2
Men 70 5861 115 66.8

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Matt
    on February 16th, 2020 14:46
    As with anything in life, having the right expectations can make all the difference. It's a muni course in the city. So you shouldn't be expecting tour quality greenskeeping or beautiful rolling hillsides. And while locals pay much less, that's how it works in many places (e.g. Las Vegas, San Francisco, etc). It plays slow due to the congestion, but that's also due to it being a great beginner course. There are lots of players of all levels here from teens to seniors. Also, the benefit of a flat course is that you can walk it. Rather than getting a cart and complaining about the pace of play, rent a push cart and get some exercise. At dusk, the lights of Waikiki are beautiful. And the trees along the entire course are actually quite beautiful as well. As for the greenskeeping, it is actually above average for a muni course. The driving range is open until midnight 7 days a week. Unfortunately there is no practice chipping area.
  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by Bob nook
    on July 01st, 2016 20:14
    This course is typical muni .The course is totally flat within minutes of beach hotels I paid $75 for green fee plus cart. This is a$25 course The locals hate mainlanders and took 4 hours to play 14 holes.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Amy B
    on January 13th, 2015 07:29
    Fun. Flat. Fantastic. I started playing again and this was a great golf course to test my abilities. Now I'm playing regularly because there's nothing like the fresh scent of grass mixed in with trade winds, friendly golf enthusiasts and warm Hawaii weather. And no other golf course offers you a full view of Diamond Head from one of the holes! Grateful to live in Hawaii. Keeping active.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by ramon m. posadas
    on January 19th, 2010 02:03
    Four star for being so close to our hotel in waikiki. Played it on a glorious day with three locals. Simple, friendly layout with a view of the city (just like in Manila), the hills and the diamondhead, reasonably price, with a driving range nearby. Being able to play it makes up for the three-hour wait for tee time. They do a good job maintaining one of the world's busiest courses. I heard nothing of the course from the hotels we stayed in, and only found out from seeing players walking from across the ala wai canal and referral by the cab driver.
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