George Fazio Course at Turtle Bay Resort

3.5 stars out of 5
(based on 10 reviews)
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57 Kuilima Dr
Kahuku, Hawaii 96731
Honolulu County
Phone(s): (808) 293-8574

The only George Fazio-designed golf course in Hawaii, the Fazio Course at Turtle Bay Resort, is popular with visitors and pros alike. The course features lengthy fairways, deep bunkers and sculpted greens. The Fazio is also home of the LPGA Tour's Hawaiian Open.

A view of hole #11 at George Fazio Course from Turtle Bay Resort.Turtle Bay Resort - George Fazio's 6th holeA view from Turtle Bay ResortA view of the 18th hole at George Fazio Course from Turtle Bay Resort.The Turtle Bay Resort is set to undergo a major renovation for all its guest rooms. The beach at Turtle Bay Resort is a safe haven from all those North Shore waves. Waves crash off the shore near the 18th green of the Palmer Course at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu. The pool at Turtle Bay Resort overlooks a great surfing spot. A separate pool with a water slide keeps children away from the adult pool at Turtle Bay Resort in Hawaii. Guests at Turtle Bay Resort can sit on bleachers to watch the surfers do their thing, riding the massive waves of the North Shore. Hawaiian performers sometimes put on a free fire show at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu. Even Turtle Bay Resort's dining scene will get revamped in the makeover, not that a surf-and-turf from the restaurant 21 Degrees North needed it. The Hans Hedemann Surf School at Turtle Bay Resort can teach people of any age to surf the legendary North Shore of Oahu. Both the Palmer and George Fazio Courses at Turtle Bay Resort offer ocean views. The 17th hole on the Palmer Course at Turtle Bay Resort features bunkers galore and an ocean view. The 11th is one of four holes with ocean views on the George Fazio Course at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu.

Want to play a George Fazio course in Hawaii? You only have one choice.

Good news, though, the course is at the beautiful Turtle Bay Resort. With five miles of beaches, Turtle Bay is the perfect place to gaze at Kawela Bay, Bay View Beach Lawn and Turtle Bay, itself. Only 45 minutes from Honolulu, the resort immerses guests in the natural beauty of Oahu. In fact, ocean views are the norm in every one of the resort's 443 rooms.

The Fazio Course, home of the LPGA Tour's Hawaiian Open and the site of the first Senior Skins Game, boasts healthy fairways, challenging bunkers and sculpted greens. The 6,628-yard golf course has a slope of 130.

Turtle Bay offers two practice facilities next to the clubhouse. It features a driving range, chipping green with sand bunkers and a large putting green. The Arnold Palmer Practice Area is tops in the state. It has a large driving range, short-game area and pitching green.

3.5 stars out of 5
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: George Fazio
  • Public/Private: Public/Resort
  • Year opened: 1972
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bermuda/Paspalum Grass
  • Greens: Paspalum Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes, grass tees
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed:
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 72 6628 130 73.8
White 72 6083 124 70
Red (W) 72 5355 122 71.1

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Paul Robinson
    on June 17th, 2016 21:13
    I've played this course every time I come to Oahu (six times in the last 7 years). I love everything about it. The staff is friendly and helpful and not overly formal. The practice facilities are excellent. Lei Lei's restaurant in the clubhouse is wonderful. And the course is both challenging (though not punishing) and scenic. And if the degree of difficulty leaves you unchallenged, the adjoining Palmer course will give you all you can handle. I can't wait to get back.
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Ryan Burr
    on November 15th, 2015 15:47
    From the parking lot to the first tee, the layout is great! The pro shop staff is friendly and accommodating and the staff outside are very helpful and friendly. The course is fantastic and gives you a taste of Hawaii's natural beauty. There's a lot perks from, the ice chest to keep drinks cold to the cold face towel at the end of the round. Its great way to enjoy a beautiful day in paradise!
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Mike Tuten
    on March 23rd, 2015 18:52
    I live and play here at Turtle Bay and have no idea why the negative comments were posted. It is gorgeous with reasonable rates, availability, and layout. Looking for a cost-effective, easygoing round at one of the world's most beautiful venues? Turtle Bay. It's not Augusta National, but what is? Come with a smile and appetite (great food closely), and do what I did today: play 18 holes and then have a fun surf session minutes away in clear Hawaiian water. And no, you can't do that at Augusta National. I am a paying customer with no financial interests at the resort.
  • 2 stars out of 5
    by Dan
    on February 17th, 2015 10:54
    The Fazio course was disappointing.... Not in particularly good shape. No ball washers, no divot mix, no beverage carts.... Decent layout, but not in the type of shape I figured for Turtle Bay.......only two ocean-view holes....otherwise, no different than playing in S.Texas....!
  • 1 stars out of 5
    by Eric
    on November 20th, 2014 06:15
    I did something yesterday after playing 9 holes that I have never done before. I left the course before finishing and asked for my money back.
    I was so dissatisfied and disappointed with the condition of the course that words can't explain
    The pro apologized and told me that it has become common lately that others have done the same. He said the neglect was because they're getting ready to overhaul. No excuse for the price
  • 1 stars out of 5
    by Byron
    on March 18th, 2013 17:00
    Golf Pro is a liar and would not honor an entertainment book coupon that his staff indicated that was usable. Staff went so far as to tell me that I made an internet reservation, I guess it must of been Turtle Bay's version of Siri - in either case, neither works. Golf Cart brakes did not work and nobody seeme to care, but I was able to exchange it after 9. Three of the ball washes did not work. For what the green fees are, I would have expected something wonderful, not a bunch of jerks on a poorly maintained golf course. Hall should be fired and they should start over again.

    On the positive side, there are a couple holes with ocean views, but not nearly as many as one would think. I think I will stick with Trump in LA. Much better views and better maintained. Although Hall has the ego of Trump - but would rather fire the customers than employees!
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Rose Huang
    on June 28th, 2012 15:21
    This is definitely my home course. The course is fun and the back nine has the best fairways. The people that work here are also super friendly. This course is the reason for my improvements in the past few years.
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Jeff Foster Denton .Texas
    on November 19th, 2010 07:27
    Please change my rating from good to excellent on the previous posting. When I submitted the posting the Rating wasn't set correctly. It's and excellent Golf Experience a Turtle Bay.

    Jeff foster
  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by Jeff Foster Denton .Texas
    on November 19th, 2010 07:23

    Word's can not describe how much I love this Golf Course and it's environment. Both the Palmer and George Fazio Courses are excellent. I have been playing golf from age 12 to present age of 58. Playing these 2 courses brought back the enjoyment and excitement of getting up early in the morning going to the golf course. The courses are maintained extremely well, the greens putt true and their are no hidden surprises. You are rewarded for good play and penalized if you don't keep it in play.Courses are challenging for the Low Handicap
    and Scratch players. All handicap players will enjoy playing at Turtle Bay. Excellent Golf Staff and they organize and host great private parties.Tournaments are run tournaments very well.

    Turtle Bay to me is just a small taste of what Heaven must be like. If you have any questions about Turtle Bay please ask. You are welcome to email for further questions. mustangpetroleum@gmailcom

    Sincerely Jeff

  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by Paul Boudreau
    on September 24th, 2010 08:49
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