Hawaii’s Toughest Golf Courses

Ranked by degree of difficulty (slope).

December, 2001
Rank Golf Course Island Type Slope Ratings Yardage Head Pro/Manager Phone
1 Kapalua Plantation Course Maui Resort 142 75.2 7,263 David Pritchett/Marty Keiter 669-8870
2 The Prince Course Kauai Resort 142 73.7 6,960 Jack Baker 826-5070
3 Makaha Golf Course Oahu Resort 139 73.2 7,077 Roy Adams/Sterling Paulos 695-9544
4 Makalei Hawaii Country Club Big Island Semi-Private 139 71.4 6,613 Rob Wohlgemuth/Peggy Ciriako 325-6625
5 The Arnold Palmer Course Oahu Resort 138 73.2 6,795 Larry Keil/Dennis Rose 293-8574
6 Koolau Golf Course Oahu Semi-Private 138 71.7 6,406 Rob Nelson 236-4653
7 Kapalua Bay Course Maui Resort 138 71.7 6,600 Kitte Felte/Marty Keiter 669-4956
8 Mauna Kea Beach Golf Course Big Island Resort 138 71.4 6,734 Scott Bridges/Len Tomosada 882-5400
9 Wailea Golf Course Maui Resort 136 71.4 6,653 Rick Castillo 875-7450
10 Makena North Course Maui Resort 136 70.4 6,567 Howard Kihune Jr. 879-3344
11 Ko Olina Golf Course Oahu Resort 135 72.3 6,867 Jim Richerson 676-5300
12 Pearl Country Course Oahu Public 135 72.0 6,787 David Ishii 487-3802
13 Kaanapali North Course Maui Resort 134 72.8 6,994 Kevin Semtner 661-3691
14 The Experience at Koele Lanai Resort 134 71.5 6,628 Brandon Moynahan 565-4653
15 Kapalua Village Course Maui Resort 134 71.5 6,378 Jerry Pang-Ching/Marty Keiter 669-8835
16 Makena South Course Maui Resort 134 70.7 N/A Howard Kihune Jr. 879-3344
17 Waikoloa Kings Course Big Island Resort 133 73.9 7,074 Keith Pope 886-7888
18 Alii Mountain Course Big Island Public 133 71.5 6,673 Greg Molfino/Mark Bennett 322-2595
19 Waikoloa Beach Course Big Island Resort 133 71.5 6,566 Ross Birch/Keith Pope 886-6060
20 Oahu Country Club Oahu Private 133 69.9 6,005 Andrew Feldman/David Claussen 595-3256

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