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I live here on Oahu and have played every course available to the public as well as a couple private clubs. This a quick top five courses to play on Oahu. Since Hawaii is a tourist destination you really have to plan for some pretty long rounds. 5 plus hours is not out of the norm. During the week you might get out in 4 plus. 1. Ewa (pronounced EEVA) Beach Golf Course - This is my favorite. Great layout, challenging but not overwhelming, always well groomed, greens roll true, staff is professional, new carts with GPS. 2. Turtle Bay Palmer Course - Beautify layout and extremely well maintained. Wind blows quit a bit so be prepared. Greens are large and undulating. Not your typical resort course so don't expect the posh treatment. The tend to pace start times well. I've never been pushed nor have I had to wait long behind a group in front. The drive is long from Waikiki but if you make the trip from the Windward side it is a slow but scenic drive. 3. Ko'oalau Golf Course - The most incredible layout on the island. This course use to be rated the number hardest public course in the US. The key is to bring a lot of balls and just keep things in perspective. You are most likely going to shoot 10 over your handicap. The course is very poorly maintained. It is almost like backyard golf in heaven. 4. Ko Olina Golf Resort- This is a nice course very well maintained. The staff is courteous and professional. Home of the LPGA Lotte Open it is challenging if the pins are placed in tournament locations. Great opportunity to pit yourself against the LPGAs best. 5. Navy Marine Golf Course - The second most played course on the island. I enjoy it because its close to the house, the layout is extremely friendly, and its relatively easy to get on because the staff will work you in if they can. The greens are super fast but true. The course is well maintained. Rounds can be quit long because quit a few seniors call this their home course. If you have specific questions please feel free to ask. Have fun......