Turtle Bay Resort
This property is 5 minutes walk from the beach. Located on 5 miles of beachfront on Oahu’s North Shore, Turtle Bay Resort offers 2 championship 18-hole golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer and George Fazio. All guest rooms offer ocean views.
A TV with cable channels, a refrigerator and a coffee machine are available in each air-conditioned guest room. Modern casual Hawaiian decor and subtle-coloured linens are provided.
Restaurants include the sandy-floored restaurant, the Roy’s Beach House, offering modern Hawaiian cuisine, while local, organic ingredients are featured in the seafood dishes at the Pa’akai. The poolside The Point Bar & Grill offers cocktails and light bites. Lei Lei’s Bar & Grill, overlooking the golf course, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Lobby Lounge features grab-and-go options for breakfast. Surfer, The Bar offers local beers, cocktails and live music on select evenings.
Nalu Kinetic Spa offers massage therapy, body treatments and beauty services. A fitness centre features group exercise and yoga classes, and personal trainers are also available. Two hot tubs and a water slide are available for guest recreation. Horseback riding, Segway tours, helicopter tours, snorkelling and stand up paddle boarding, surfing and scuba instruction are located on site.
The Polynesian Cultural Centre is 4 miles away. The Honolulu International Airport is 37.3 miles away from Turtle Bay Resort.
Two golf legends—Arnold Palmer and George Fazio—have boldly chosen to leave their indelible mark on this untouched coast. Yours to experience.
Arnold Palmer Course Oahu’s golf gem. The Arnold Palmer Course at Turtle Bay is the best course on Oahu (and among the very best on all the islands), a must for avid golfers, especially those who crave a challenge.
Opening in 1992, the Arnold Palmer Course, designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, was rated one of Golf Magazine’s “Top 10 New Courses” in America and ranked 4th among Golf Digest’s “Best New Resort Courses in America” the year it opened. The Palmer-Seay layout features two very distinct experiences.
The front nine will challenge golfers with a Scottish Links style layout, while the back nine has a more tropical setting as it meanders through a tropical jungle and forest of ironwoods. The course forms a horseshoe around the Punaho’olapa marsh, an unspoiled 100-acre wetlands and bird sanctuary. Water comes into play on 14 of the Palmer holes. The 17th, the signature hole offers panoramic Pacific ocean views from the green while the hole is dotted with nine bunkers, which makes it as challenging as it is scenic.
The par-72 Arnold Palmer Golf Course measures 6,225 yards from the resort tees. When played from the Palmer (black) tees, this 7,218-yard seaside course presents a stiff challenge to even the best players in the world. Sand traps are plentiful, with more than 70 menacing the fairways and protecting the greens. However, there are five sets of tees on each hole that provide an enjoyable experience for golfers of any ability. We hope you enjoy your round and your experience at Turtle Bay Resort.
George Fazio Course The George Fazio course, while a walkable (and more forgiving) course, has played host to the LPGA Tour’s Hawaiian Open and offers breathtaking views all along the front and back nine.
The George Fazio Course at Turtle Bay Resort opened in 1972. The 18-hole design meanders among traditional Hawaiian palms while skirting the North Shore coast on numerous occasions. It is known for generally being more forgiving than the Arnold Palmer Course and having breathtaking ocean views on both the back and front nine. It is a popular walking course because it can be played from a shorter distance and there are far fewer forced carries.
While the Fazio Course is the original course at Turtle Bay Resort, it is still a great test of golf, and in its day it hosted the best players of a generation, including Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Sam Snead, and Chi Chi Rodriguez in the first Champions Tour Skins Game. The Fazio Course has also hosted the LPGA Tour's Hawaiian Open. The Fazio Course is an experience well worth having, and for those enjoying multiple days at the resort, a great complement to the Palmer experience.