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2017 TURTLE BAY OPEN presented by Oakley

2017 Turtle Bay Open



Presented by @oakley - Turtle Bay Resort October 21-22, 2017

With two prefect days of golf weather on the North Shore of Oahu the stage was set for the 15th Annual Turtle Bay Open tournament presented by Oakley. 36 holes of professional and amateur stroke play competition consisting of 8 flights was the back drop for a couple of great days of golf on Turtle Bay’s Arnold Palmer and George Fazio courses. The field consisted of many local players and visitors alike and provided spectators with some thrilling golf. In the end it was the great play of defending champion Brent Grant to take the overall title. Brent posted a two round total score of 138 (-6). This was Brent’s 3rd Turtle Bay Open title since 2014. Close behind and looking to make their move on Sunday were three talented professionals. Hawaii’s Todd Rego, Champions Tour Pro Scott Simpson, and former BYU Hawaii golfer Jon Scolari tied for the runner up spot by posting a two round total of 140 (-4). “I love playing Turtle Bay” Simpson says “ I got going on the back 9 and got within a couple shots of Brent….but he played solid and deserved the win”.

Local boy Skyler Murakami posted a two round total of 143 (-1) to take top honors in the championship flight just edging out the great play of Joey Sakaue and Isaac Jaffurs. 

The golf professional staff at Turtle Bay Golf would like to send out a big mahalo to Jason Sakamoto at Oakley for presenting such a great tournament. We would also like to thank all of the competitors that participated in the event. We look forward to hosting the event again next year! 

2017 Turtle Bay Open Results

  • Overall Champion – Brent Grant 138 (-6)
  • Championship Flight – Skyler Murakami 143(-1)
  • A Flight – 1st Place Rusty Santiago 151
  • B Flight – 1st Place Wade Takahashi 154
  • C Flight – 1st Place Bert Fong 176
  • Senior Flight – 1st Place Phillip Anamizu 149
  • Women’s A Flight – 1st Place Kyung Eun Lee 150
  • Women’s B Flight – 1st Margaret Pearl 201 @ Turtle Bay Golf


The 2017 Turtle Bay Open, played on the scenic George Fazio and the legendary Arnold Palmer courses, will be held October 21-22, 2017. This event started its tradition with the Turtle Bay Amateur, and now in its 15th year, continues a new tradition by introducing the Turtle Bay Open for both local professionals and amateurs. The 2017 Turtle Bay Open proves to be one of the most prestigious events on Oahu.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED - Please contact for any inquires.


36-hole stroke play all flights.  USGA Rules and Local Turtle Bay Open Rules shall apply. The tournament champion shall be the player with the lowest 36-hole gross score. 

  • The 2017 Turtle Bay Open Tournament Committee has set a field limit of 224 amateurs and professionals. 
  • Electric carts will be provided during tournament play. Two carts per foursome. 
  • Players must register 30 minutes prior to tee time. 
  • Tee times for Saturday rounds will be posted after 12 noon on Wednesday, October 20, 2017.
  • The Professional & Championship Division will have Saturday and Sunday morning single tee start times beginning at 7:10am. A, B, C, Senior, Women’s A and Women’s B Flights will have 8:00am shotgun start times on Saturday and Sunday morning. 
  • Distance-Measuring Devices that measure or gauge distance only will be allowed during the tournament, including mobile phones or multi-function devices. 
  • Metal or ceramic spikes will not be allowed on the course. Any player wearing metal or ceramic spikes will be disqualified from the tournament. 
  • All Professionals in this event will adhere to the policies and governance of the PGA of America - Aloha Section. 
  • All participants shall adhere to the policies of Turtle Bay Golf while on property, including the day of the practice round. 

DRESSCODE: While on property, players shall present a neat appearance in both clothing and personal grooming. Blue jeans, cutoff shorts, T-shirts with no collar shall not be worn; this includes the practice round. During the competition all Professionals shall wear long pants and adhere to the Tournament Standards of Competition as outlined by the Aloha Section PGA. The Committee shall strictly enforce these conditions.


  • All Ages: Open to all golfers with a valid USGA GHIN Handicap.
  • Handicap Breakdown: 
  • Professional: Open
  • Championship: 0-4.9*
  • A Flight: 5-9.9*
  • B Flight: 10-14.9*
  • C Flight: 15-23*
  • Senior Flight: 0-23* (50 years and older)
  • Women's A Flight: 0-9.9*
  • Women's B Flight: 10-21*
    * Handicaps based on index as of 9/15/2017. All flights must have a minimum of 8 players.


Saturday, October 21

  • The Professional & Championship flights will play the Palmer course. Single Tee start at 7:10am.
  • Flights: A, B, C, Senior Flight and Women's A and B Flights will the Fazio course with a shotgun at 8:00am.

Sunday, October 22

  • The Profesional & Championship flights will play the Fazio course with a single tee start at 7:10am.
  • Flights: A, B, C, Senior Flight and Women's A and B Flights will the Palmer course with a shotgun at 8:00am.
  • Lei Lei's Bar & Grille will host post round festivites and awards.


Practice rounds are available for $45.00 per player on the Palmer Course and $35.00 per player on the Fazio Course for two (2) weeks prior to the event (October 9-20, 2017). PGA Professionals who wish to have a practice round shall call the Turtle Bay Professional Staff to reserve a tee time.  Tee times can be made anytime on weekdays and after 12:00 PM on the weekend prior to the event. To schedule a tee time call the pro shop at (808) 293-8574 and let them know that you are a participant in the 2017 Turtle Bay Open. 


6:00am - 5:00pm


Ties for each division individual champion will be determined by an on course play-off. All players involved in a play-off must complete all play-off holes. No play-off hole shall begin after 5:00 PM. If the play-off is not feasible or cannot be concluded due to time constraints, ties will be broken by scorecard matching using the procedure in the USGA Rules of Golf Appendix 1, 10. 


Oakley Divisional Polo Shirt
Oakley Custom Tee Shirt
Oakley 32oz RTIC Cup
Oakley Eclipse Hat
Oakley Towel
Oakley Sunglasses (3 options) 

  1. Crossrange XL w/PRIZXM Golf lens
  2. Crossrange Asian Fit w/ PRIZM Golf Lens
  3. Flak XL 2.0 w/ PRIZM Black 

Oakley Divisional Polo Shirt
Oakley Custom Tee Shirt
Oakley Sunglasses (3 options) 

  1. Crossrange XL w/PRIZXM Golf lens
  2. Crossrange Asian Fit w/ PRIZM Golf Lens
  3. Flak XL 2.0 w/ PRIZM Black




Turtle Bay Open - Professional

Turtle Bay Open - Professional



Turtle Bay is proud to invite our island neighbors to visit more often, with our exclusive Discount for Kama'aina, the Kama'aina Appreciation Rate. We know you have a lot of options of where to stay and play when you decide to go out, and we'd like to thank you for making us your home away from home.

Turtle Bay Amateur Past Champions

Turtle Bay Amateur Past Champions

In it's 15th year the Turtle Bay Amateur is one of the longest running amateur tournaments on Oahu. As with traditions, past champions have come and gone making way for new champions to make their mark on history.