Home to the Sony Open in Hawaii, Waialae Country Club is one of only 40 country club courses throughout the nation chosen to host a sanctioned PGA Tour event.
Established in 1927, the course's initial design was by Seth Raynor with changes by Robert Trent Jones, Desmond Muirhead, Rick Smith and most recently Tom Doak. Now a mature, lushly landscaped, and player-friendly championship course, Waialae features fairways lined with stands of coconut, monkey pod and kiawe trees and 83 strategically place bunkers that can be in play for any golfer.
The course plays to a par 70 for the Sony Open and measures 7,020 yards from the Championship tees, 6,456 yards from the Member tees and 5,962 from the Forward tees. Waialae is unique in that it challenges the low handicap player while not penalizing the high handicap player. The course is cooled by gentle trade winds and features well-tended and manicured Bermuda grass fairways and greens. The course is nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Waialae-Kahala and its signature hole, the par 3 eighth hole, is bordered along its full 186 yards by the Pacific Ocean.
The golf course is open exclusively to its members and their guests. Members and guests can avail themselves of the convenient 250-yard practice range, chipping and putting greens and full service snack bar. Professional instruction is available for members and guests. Rental club sets are also available at a nominal fee.