posted on February 28, 2011 23:27
Wet and Windy
Play up a storm among the waterscapes and trade winds at Ko Olina Golf Club.
by Francis X. Gallagher
In A Rush: The waterfall at Hole 12
For those needing a break from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu, Ko Olina Golf Club and the JW Marriott offer a perfect place to relax and hit the links. Located on the western coast of Oahu, the course has been voted Best Golf Course in Hawaii by Honolulu Magazine and is listed in the top 75 Best Resort Courses in Golf Digest.
I had the opportunity to talk to the head PGA pro and golf director, Greg Nichols. Greg is the kind of pro we all wish we had at our home course: fit, knowledgeable, friendly — and he looks like he could join the tour at any moment. I did my usual “fake left, go right” plan as I spoke to Greg, and I think he bought the idea that I was a good golfer.
Ted Robinson designed Ko Olina and is credited with more than 160 projects in the western United States, Hawaii, Mexico, Japan, Korea and Indonesia. Robinson is dubbed the “King of Waterscapes,” and he added his watery touch on many holes at this course. Ko Olina offers a full range of services, including a Roy Yamaguchi restaurant. Greg was very proud of the teaching facilities and their work with local youths, introducing them to the game we love.
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