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Turtle Bay Resort: Palmer Course

Kahuku, HI, United States Public

Overview

Though Turtle Bay Resort hugs the northern coastline of Oahu, the Pacific Ocean is only visible from the 17th hole on the Palmer course. The former 100 Greatest Public course has two distinct nines, with a forgiving front nine and a tighter, more demanding back side. Unlike many dramatically undulated Hawaiian layouts, the Palmer course is quite flat, with water in play on 14 holes. The Arnold Palmer design opened in 1992, but the property has quite an interesting history: It was used by the U.S. Army during World War II, with Nos. 15-18 serving as a landing strip and Nos. 5, 6 and 13 housing military personnel. The course hosted a PGA Tour Champions event in the mid 2000s, with Hale Irwin, Fred Funk and Jerry Pate all winning at Turtle Bay.

About

Holes 18
Length 7199
Slope 134
Price $209
Facility Type Public
Designer Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest Public: Ranked from 2009-'16. Highest ranking: No. 78, 2015-'16.

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 10, 2003, 2009. Ranked 11th, 2011-'12, 2015-'16. Ranked 12th, 2013-'14. Ranked 14th, 2017-'18. Ranked inside the top 15, 2005-'07. Ranked 18th, 2023-'24.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

3.8

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.6214
Character
6.4692
Challenge
6.7364
Layout Variety
6.4849
Fun
6.6608
Aesthetics
6.5835
Conditioning
6.6812

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