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Experience the Palmer Course at Turtle Bay on Oahu's North Shore

Consistently regarded as the best course on Oahu (and among the very best on all the islands), the Palmer Course at Turtle Bay is an absolute must-play during your visit to the area.

Set along Hawaii's fabled North Shore, home to Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and Waimea Bay, the course meanders its way through the natural wetlands, and circumvents natural waterways and dense Hawaiian jungle that offers great protection from the coastal winds, and meets the ocean coast on its penultimate signature hole, the par-4 17th.

While we are certainly proud of our facility, we are far from the only ones singing its praises. The most knowledgeable golf experts in the world have chimed in with their endorsements, including:

  • "Top 100 Public Courses in the US" - Golf Digest
  • "Best Kept Secret in Hawaii" - Travel & Leisure
  • "75 Greatest Golf Resorts in the World" - Golf Digest
  • "Top Five Courses in Hawaii" - Golf Digest
  • "Top 50 Public Practice Range" - Golf Range Association of America

If you're only in Hawaii for one week each year, and you may only have the opportunity to play one round of golf, shouldn't that round of golf be the best it can possibly be? Choose the Palmer Course at Turtle Bay, and be the envy of your friends back on the mainland.

We offer shuttle service from Waikiki for free with a Palmer morning tee time- learn more here.

For more information or tee times, shuttle bookings, clinics, events, specials or packages, please contact us at 808-293-8574 or now.

Palmer Course Statistics

Open Since: 1992 Designer: Arnold Palmer Signature Design Design Style: 180 acres of core golf, with no interruption from homes or resort amenities (unless you count the relaxing surf of the North Shore) Holes: 18 Par: 72 Type: Daily fee, with preferred rates available for hotel guests and local residents Practice Facilities: Private practice area including target greens, chipping area, bunkers, and putting green Turf Grasses: Lush Paspalum fairways accented by Sea Island 2000 Paspalum greens

Palmer Course Yardages, Ratings & Slopes

The Palmer Course can be as challenging or accommodating as you'd prefer, so whether you're a professional on a Hawaiian retreat or a novice just looking to soak in the sun and views, we've got you covered.

Black (Palmer) 7,218 74.4 143
Blue 6,795 72.5 140
Gold 6,225 70.0 132
White (Men) 5,574 67.0 125
White (Ladies)   71.9 128
Red (Men) 4,851 64.3 121
Red (Ladies)   68.0 117

Palmer Course - Rates & Reservations

The courses at Turtle Bay offer a variety of rate options to satisfy the needs of our guests. Please see the rate table below for information, and we always encourage our guests to contact our team to ensure they choose the best possible option for their needs.

Please note: All rates on the Palmer Course include green fees, golf car, practice balls, and bottled water. Rates are valid through May 31st 2015.

Palmer Course Rates

Palmer Open-12P 12-2P 2-4P After 4P
Palmer Open-12P 12-2P 2-4P After 4P
Turtle Bay Guests $140 $115 $90 $75
Turtle Bay Guests - 9 holes $85 $85 NA NA
Visitors to Oahu $185 $140 $105 $85
Juniors Open-12P After 12P    
Junior Turtle Bay Guest $50 $30    
Junior Visitor to Oahu $50 $30    

Specials & Packages - For information on the numerous special packages available to guests of Turtle Bay and visitors to Oahu, visit our Packages page.

Premium Titleist Rentals - Titleist AP1 & AP2 Irons (Men's), Titleist Driver & fairway metals, and Scotty Cameron putter and Titleist AP1s (Women's) premium rental equipment is available for $55 for 18 holes or $30 for 9 holes. All rentals include a Titleist golf ball 6-pack (9 hole rentals include a 3-pack of balls). For guests of Turtle Bay Resort, the $55 equipment rental fee allows unlimited use on-site for one week. Footjoy Rental Shoes are also available for $15.

Make it a Day - It's easy: just add $45 to the rate of the course you'd like to play in the morning and you have your 36-hole package.

For more information or tee times, clinics, events, specials or packages, please contact us at 808-293-8574 or now.