Waialae Golf Course

Paul Goydos hits out of the 17th green bunker during the final round of the Sony Open

The 2009 Sony Open in Hawaii, like all previous Hawaii Open tournaments, will be played at the Waialae Golf Course at the Waialae Country Club in Oahu, Hawaii.

Telephone: (808) 734 2151

Fax: (808) 734 4791

To get to the 2008 Sony Open golf course, check our Hawaii Open travel and parking directions.

The Waialae Golf Course

Waialae Golf Course is a par 72 Championship course with a total of 7,125 yards from the back tees. The golf course was designed by golf architect Seth Raynor, and officially opened for play on February 1, 1927. Since then, it has undergone several renovations. In 1999, the Sony Open golf course was again given a new look as PGA Tour enhancements were put in place specifically for the Sony Open. One significant change involved swapping the front and back nines, given the position of the sun during play.

Hawaii Open Course Summary

HOLE PAR YARDS
1 4 488
2 4 426
3 4 423
4 3 203
5 4 466
6 4 459
7 3 167
8 4 459
9 5 510
10 4 353
11 3 196
12 4 446
13 4 478
14 4 433
15 4 396
16 4 417
17 3 189
18 5 551

Some of the holes at the Hawaii Open course were inspired by famous holes in European golf courses. For example, hole 8 is similar to the Redan hole at the North Berwick Course and hole 10 shares features with the Road hole (hole 17) at St. Andrews, in Scotland. The par 3 13th hole mirrors one at the Biarritz Course in France. Hole 16 mirrors hole 6 at the National Course at Southhampton, Long Island.

Waialae Country Club Facilities

The Waialae Country Club is Hawaii’s premier golf club. Facilities include

  • Restaurants and banquet facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Three full tennis courts and a practice court
  • Exercise facilities
  • Golf Pro Shop

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