The former Luana Hills course is built in the midst of a tropical rainforest.
They are undergoing a rather extensive reorganization, with their fourth owner.
The scorecard distances are not accurate, and the hole layout is being rearranged.
There is plenty of mud on this tract, but sadly no ball washers.
The golf holes are set up for target golf. If you hit a straight ball, and can carry the many hidden ravines, you should score OK. My BW did not enjoy the long, narrow carries over hidden ravines.
The proshop greeting, and club pick up went smoothly. Also, the starter was friendly, but there were different groups scattered on the course. We were behind a foursome, and they followed a single. We played through the foursome and joined the single for a nice pace of play.
The tees, greens and fairways were in good shape. You are seperated by jungle expanses on many holes.
Because of the inaccurate distances, many blind shots, and temporary hole locations, Royal Hawaiian comes across as a work in progress.
This is jungle golf, and gives a much different experience than the majority of parkland style courses on Oahu.
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