Arnold Palmer Course
#1 Golf Course on Oʻahu
Designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, this course was rated one of Golf Magazine’s “Top 10 New Courses” in America and ranked 4th among Golf Digest’s “Best New Resort Courses in America” when it opened in 1992. Today, the Palmer Course is consecutively ranked the #1 Public Access Golf Course on Oʻahu. It features two very distinct experiences.
The front nine will challenge golfers with a Scottish Links style layout, while the back nine has a more tropical setting as it winds through verdant landscapes. The course forms a horseshoe around the Punahoʻolapa marsh, an unspoiled 100-acre wetland and bird sanctuary. Water comes into play on 14 of the Palmer holes. The signature 17th hole offers panoramic ocean views from the green while the hole is dotted with nine bunkers, which makes it as challenging as it is scenic.
This par 72 course measures 6,225 yards from the resort tees. When played from the Palmer (black) tees, this 7,218-yard seaside course presents a stiff challenge to even the best players. Sand traps are plentiful, with more than 70 menacing the fairways and protecting the greens. However, there are five sets of tees on each hole that provide an enjoyable experience for golfers of any ability.
Arnold Palmer Legacy Lives on at Turtle Bay
The North Shore of Oahu is one of the most spectacular sites we have been commissioned to discover and design a golf course on. The Arnold Palmer designed Championship Course at Turtle Bay takes advantage of the site's breath taking and magnificent ocean and mountain views. Each hole presents a unique and enjoyable challenge set amongst this majestic landscape that culminates in one of golf’s most memorable experiences. There is no wonder why the PGA Tour hosted a successful Champions Tour event here for 8 consecutive years.
We enjoyed molding this unique landscape into a strategically beautiful yet, intriguing journey that will test every aspect of a player’s mental and physical game. Through risk reward and heroic scenarios our design will allow you to discover one of many ways to “crack the code” and chart your own path around the course. We have poured our passion and love of golf course architecture into this place and hope, through your experience, you find the same joy in playing it as we found in building it.
- The Arnold Palmer Design Company
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Arnold Palmer’s 3rd hole "Pa Ahamanu" which means, "Strong Winds of Kahuku" is a 452 – yard par 5, the #1 handicap that plays directly into prevailing island trade wind.
Arnold Palmer’s 4th hole "Ho 'a'ano" which means "Daring" is the first par 3 players will encounter on the Arnold Palmer course.