Turtle Bay golf course green
Turtle Bay golf course green

George Fazio Course

The George Fazio Course at Turtle Bay Resort opened in 1972. The 18-hole design meanders among traditional Hawaiian palms while skirting the North Shore coast on numerous occasions. It is known for generally being more forgiving than the Arnold Palmer Course and having breathtaking ocean views on both the back and front nine. It is a popular walking course because it can be played from a shorter distance and there are far fewer forced carries.

While the Fazio Course is the original course at Turtle Bay Resort, it is still a great test of golf, and in its day it hosted the best players of a generation, including Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Sam Snead, and Chi Chi Rodriguez in the first Champions Tour Skins Game. The Fazio Course has also hosted the LPGA Tour's Hawaiian Open. The Fazio Course is an experience well worth having, and for those enjoying multiple days at the resort, a great complement to the Palmer experience.

Palm trees blowing in the breeze.
golfer swinging

Course Info

  • Year Opened: 1972
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Designed by: George Fazio
  • Yardage: 3 sets of tees ranging from 5,355 to 6,769 yards in length
  • Design style: Seaside links
Fazio Hole 11 Fazio Hole 17